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Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute Scholarships Now Available

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute logo

The scholarship application for the Colonial Williamsburg's Teacher Institute is now open and will close on Dec. 15, 2017. We look forward to welcoming the Teacher Institute Class of 2018 to Williamsburg!

Call for U.S. INPUT Pre-selection Submissions

From: SCETV Presents

Amy Shumaker

Image of INPUT 2017 in an auditorium in Greece.

U.S. INPUT PRE-SELECTION CALL FOR ENTRIES for INPUT 2018 in Brooklyn, NY on Monday, April 30th to Friday, May 3rd.

INPUT has organized international public television’s most important and influential annual screening conference for more than 35 years. This unique event — held annually in a different country — encourages the development of public service television by screening and debating the most outstanding programs from around the world. INPUT is dedicated to the...

Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War and SCETV Man and Moment Special

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Steve Flaherty from Man and Moment and soldier from The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

PBS presents Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War September 17-21, 24-28 at 8 p.m. on SCETV. This 10-part documentary film series tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as never before. Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed to life. It includes rarely seen archival footage from around the globe, photographs, historic television broadcasts, home movies, and audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon...

2017 Constitution Day James Otis Lecture: Now Online

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Wide shot of James Otis Lecture

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SC ABOTA) presents the Ninth Annual James Otis Lecture Series in observance of National Constitution Day. The topic for the 2017 James Otis Lecture is the “Separation of Powers and the Judges’ Role in our Constitutional System.”

Man and Moment: Steve Flaherty - A Voice Returned

From: SCETV Presents

Amy Shumaker

Image of Steve Flaherty coming out of plane in military jump school.

Steve Flaherty was living in a Japanese orphanage when he was adopted at age 9 by American parents. He grew to become an All-American student and athlete in Columbia, South Carolina. Feeling fortunate for the life he was given in the United States, Steve felt a strong desire to give back to the country he now called home. Despite a promising baseball career, he volunteered for service to fight in Vietnam and joined the 101st...

SC Vietnam Veteran Reflects on His Time Served as a B-52 Navigator

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Cannon

Boyd Gilbert, Vietnam Veteran and B-52 Navigator.

“I think it was a part, something for all of us. I can’t speak for anyone except myself, but I think it’s something that affects us all, in terms of our own personal maturity, especially at a young age, and it sort of stays with you always,” says Boyd Gilbert, Vietnam Veteran and B-52 Navigator from 1970 to 1973.

He discusses his involvement in Linebacker II, the mission that made the North Vietnamese ask...

"I've Always Been Proud of Serving My Country." SC Veteran Remembers Vietnam War

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Richard West with the US Army Corps of Engineers

From February 1969 through February 1970, Richard West served as a Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam War. His job was to build bridges and buildings that would serve as base camps.

In this video, he talks about what life was like halfway around the world, how there were no front lines, and what it was like coming home.

West also talks about attending a USO show while serving...

Hurricane Irma Takes Iconic Folly Boat for a Ride

From: SCETV

Kaitlyn Park

BOAT AT FOLLY BEACH, PAINTED

Anyone who has made the pilgrimage to Folly Beach, S.C., has a memory of the brightly painted boat to the right of the road. Sitting just off the marsh, the vessel had become emblematic of the seaside that lays just down the road.

Whether one considered the boat to be a beloved landmark or more of an eyesore, the layers upon layers of paint were a physical reminder of the passage of time, from...

Irma Weakens as S.C. Lifts Evacuation Orders: Governor's Update 09/12/17 10 a.m.

From: SCETV

Kaitlyn Park

washed out home and yard

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), just after 10 a.m. today, Sept. 12, 2017.

As of 9:15 a.m., Governor McMaster lifted the evacuation order from the barrier islands of Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tulfinny and Knowles Islands, and are available for reentry. There is restricted access to Harbor, Hunting, and Fripp Islands and Edisto Beach. Restricted access means local law enforcement will be able to enter as they...

The Latest: Gov. Lifts Barrier Island Evacuation Order, Cleanup Begins

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Palmetto Blvd. at Edisto Beach on Sept. 12, 2017.

The latest on now Tropical Storm Irma's effects in South Carolina (all times local):

4 p.m.

BEAUFORT -- Betsy Binette, who owns a crossfit gym with her husband Ted, was getting her workout in Tuesday. She squatted and pushed heavy chunks of pine tree into a pile after Ted sawed them up. The tree just missed their rental property on Bonaire Circle North and took down some power lines with it....

Irma: A Storm To Be Reckoned With

From: Palmetto Scene

Kim Sullivan

Photo after the storm

BEAUFORT, SC- After three years in Beaufort, I have experienced two hurricanes here...Matthew in October 2016 and now Irma. Waiting on a hurricane is very different in a town surrounded by water. There is so much preparation before hand. The house, pets, and outdoor furniture just to name a few. Boat owners are getting boats to dry storage or hooked up to trailers for evacuation. Sea island residents of Fripp, Hunting, Harbor and Daufuskie...

Governor McMaster Irma Update: 09/11/2017 2 p.m.

From: SCETV

Kaitlyn Park

flooding in charleston

Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference at 2 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division.

"We are very proud of the way citizens have responded to our urgings and warnings, and information. This has been a plan that has gone according to the way it was devised." Governor McMaster said.

Though Irma moved to the west out of direct damage to South Carolina, the governor advised, "It's...

VIDEO: Irma's Rain And Wind Arrive in South Carolina

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Folly Beach around high tide on Sept. 11, 2017.

The latest on now Tropical Storm Irma's effects in South Carolina (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

BEAUFORT -- Authorities are in the process of performing a damage assessment of roadways and causeways in the area that is expected to be completed Tuesday morning. Once it's completed a decision regarding reentry to the evacuated barrier islands will be announced.

Forecasts indicate that conditions may deteriorate again overnight and add to the current...

Road Into Rivers: Hurricane Irma at Isle of Palms

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Storm surge at Isle of Palms

ISLE OF PALMS - With heavy rain and winds peaking at 43 mph, residents of the Isle of Palms are weathering Hurricane Irma with bated breath. Some streets on the barrier island are turning into rivers. Isle of Palms Weather has reported 1.78 inches of rain since 12:00 AM.

Webcams are live on the deck at the The Windjammer .

Video courtesy of Brett Husley.

Coastal Devastation: Photos from Hurricane Irma

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Isle of Palms

Images from around the state of the devastation from Hurricane Irma.

Though storm has shifted, S.C. will still see impacts: Hurricane Irma Update 09/10/17 2 p.m.

From: SCETV

Kaitlyn Park

Sign

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2 p.m.

While the storm has moved more westward than originally anticipated, South Carolina is expected to still see impacts, particularly to the south and west of Interstate 26 (I-26).

Hurricane Irma made landfall along the lower Flordia Keys as a Category 4 hurricane. Irma has been approaching the southwest Florida coast, with...

The Latest: South Carolina Braces For Hurricane Irma Winds, Flooding

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

The scene from Folly Beach as wind from Hurricane Irma whips sand and waves on Sept. 10, 2017.

The latest on hurricane preparations in South Carolina (all times local):

7:50 p.m.

BEAUFORT -- County officials are warning evacuees not to post information, including addresses, to social media about their vacant homes to prevent would-be thieves from targeting them.

The sunset to sunrise curfew remains in effect tonight and tomorrow night for the barrier islands of Beaufort County: Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island, Harbour Island, Hunting Island and Fripp Island....

"Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst": Governor McMaster on Irma 09/09/17 2 P.M.

From: SCETV

Kaitlyn Park

McMaster Press conference

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Governor McMaster expressed his pride in the way that Team South Carolina had worked diligently to devise a “grand plan” to ensure the safety of South Carolinians in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

“You plan your work, and you work your plan.” the Governor said.

The National Hurricane Center...

The Latest: Curfew, Evacuation Order in Effect For Beaufort County Barrier Islands

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Troopers and National Guard troops.

The latest on hurricane preparations in South Carolina (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

BEAUFORT -- Sheriff P.J. Tanner announced that a dawn to dusk curfew is now in effect for Beaufort County barrier islands under the governor's evacuation order due to hazardous effects from Hurricane Irma headed this way.

The curfew takes effect this evening at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. on Daufuskie, Fripp, Harbor, Hilton Head and Hunting islands. It...

Riverbanks Zoo on Preparing for Hurricane Irma

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Park and T. Safdi

Riverbanks Zoo

Monkeys in offices and flamingos in public bathrooms? Those are just a few places where Riverbanks Zoo has housed animals during storms in the past.

With Hurricane Irma looming in the Caribbean, the staff at the zoo are continuing to work hard to make sure animals and their keepers are safe and sound through the possible heavy winds. It's something they've been preparing for since May.

John Davis, Curator of Mammals at Riverbanks...

Updated: Governor Orders Evacuation of Several Barrier Islands as Hurricane Irma Looms

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Some Hurricane Irma preparations seen on Rainbow Row in Charleston on Sept. 8, 2017.

The latest on hurricane preparations in South Carolina (all times local):

8 p.m.

BEAUFORT -- County Sheriff P. J. Tanner said the barrier island order to evacuate took into account the four King Tides that will be occurring, from Sunday through Monday, when Hurricane Irma brings an expected four to six feet of storm surge and upwards of 10 inches of rain to the area.

"We expect tree damage probably a...

Hurricane Irma Closings

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Hurricane Irma.

Gov. Henry McMaster said Thursday that schools and government offices could be closed on Monday and Tuesday in some or all of the state's 46 counties. A decision on that is forthcoming. The following are current closings and other announcements related to Hurricane Irma:

County closings:

Berkeley County. Beaufort County. Charleston County. Colleton County. Dorchester County. Jasper County.

Offices will remain closed until further notice. All County public meetings and other scheduled...

State Public Hotline Activated

From: This Week in South Carolina

SCEMD

scemd heaquarters

Columbia, S.C. (Friday, Sept. 8, 2017) – Residents in South Carolina who have questions about Hurricane Irma can now call the state’s toll-free hotline. Operators with the Public Information Phone System (PIPS) are available 24 hours a day for as long as is needed.

If you have questions about Hurricane Irma, such as about the state’s response or safety precautions you should take, call this hotline:

S.C. PUBLIC INFORMATION PHONE SYSTEM 1-866-246-0133...

Governor Tells South Carolinians to Prepare For Evacuation Ahead of Irma

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Gov. Henry McMasters press conference on Sept. 7, 2017.

Residents in South Carolina’s coastal counties could be under a mandatory evacuation order by Saturday morning, days before Hurricane Irma is expected to reach the state.

Gov. Henry McMaster did order the evacuation of 143 health care facilities in Beaufort, Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Colleton, Jasper, Georgetown and Horry counties. The order includes hospitals and nursing homes.

Should the governor declare a mandatory evacuation, it would likely be at 10 a.m. on Saturday and...

President Declares State of Emergency for South Carolina

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Hurricane Irma, center.

President Donald Trump issued a state of emergency declaration for South Carolina on Thursday afternoon, ahead of the expected effects of Hurricane Irma.

The move provides the state with federal funding assistance and resources in preparation for the Category 5 storm that is forecasted to hit the state on Monday.

“Thank you @POTUS for approving request for emergency declaration ahead of Irma,” McMaster tweeted. “State, local, & federal emergency personnel are ready to...

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