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ETV Carolinas: Behind the Scenes of Riverwalk / UCI BMX World Cup

From: SCETV Regionals

Kaitlyn Cannon

Photo of competitors at the UCI BMX World Cup Event held in Rock Hill, SC.

Members of the ETV crew went to Riverwalk Carolinas , a riverfront community located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In shooting a story about the community as a whole, the ETV crew visited the Pump House Restaurant , the Piedmont Medical Center Trail, the Canoe and Kayak launch, the Giordana Velodrome , and the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track , among other outdoor amenities.

A major event that happened at the Riverwalk Community this...

Waccamaw River Continues To Be of Great Concern: Governor Haley, Thursday Afternoon

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

flooding in Conway from the Waccamaw River

Governor Nikki Haley and her emergency team addressed the press in a conference from the South Carolina State House at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 13.

The Waccamaw River is currently the area of most concern. “The hard part is the wait,” said Governor Haley. Director Taylor of South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said that from the Bucks Port area to Conway the entire river system is rising. The Department of Transportation (DOT)...

Conversations with Candidates – ETV’s Palmetto Scene Oct. 20 and 27

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Palmetto Scene logo

ETV’s weekly magazine-style series airs each Thursday at 7:30 p.m . and focuses on SC arts and culture, business and economy, education, health, politics, and technology. With two Palmetto Scene specials each Thursday night - October 20 and 27 – ETV will feature conversations with candidates running for federal office.

NOTE: There will be TWO programs broadcast October 20 and 27, starting at 7:00 p.m. and then at 7:30 p.m.

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John Crockett, ETV Vice President of Engineering and Emergency Communications Advocate

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

John Crockett

John Morton Crockett, Jr., 69, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia, S.C. following a lengthy illness.

John was born Dec. 18, 1946 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John M. Crockett, Sr. (Elaine). John’s father was an entrepreneur whose business endeavors led his family to live in various locations in the eastern U.S. He spent two years as an undergraduate...

S.C. Emergency Departments Tap Into Tele-Psychiatry for Mental Health Treatment

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Patient in the emergency room having a tele-psychiatry consultation (simulation)

South Carolina was deeply impacted by mental health budget cuts in recent years. Patients seeking mental health treatment would have to wait long hours in hospital emergency departments (EDs) for psychiatric exams. Many hospitals, especially in rural locations, did not have a psychiatrist on staff and were not prepared to care for patients with mental health conditions. The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) saw the problem, and to overcome it sought the help...

An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree

From: SCETV Regionals

Kaitlyn Cannon

Nathalie Dupree at "An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree"

Nathalie Dupree is an award-winning chef, a best-selling author, and a television show host. This past september, Nathalie Dupree hosted An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree at The Museum of York County in Rock Hill, South Carolina. At this event, she taught both new and long-time fans how to bake a southern biscuit. Attendees were excited to go home and bake the biscuit themselves. Although, after Nathalie's event, they realized baking the perfect southern biscuit...

President Declares Disaster for State of South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

A home with trees fallen

In response to Governor Nikki Haley’s request, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 13 counties most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program helps reimburse local governments, state agencies, eligible private non-profit organizations and electric co-operatives for certain expenses they have incurred. Federal disaster aid is not available...

ETV’s Web of Water Resources: Documentary, Webisodes and More on Knowitall.org

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Map of SC Lakes and Rivers

Throughout history, civilizations have been drawn to water—for its life-sustaining properties; for its benefit to agriculture, trade, and transportation; for purposes of relaxation and recreation; and as a source of energy. During the floods of last October, through its continuing recovery efforts, and now, as we struggle with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, South Carolinians have been reminded of its immense power.

ETV's Web of Water Takes Users on a Kayak Tour of South...

“Don’t ever say South Carolina is not resilient”: Governor Haley, Tuesday Afternoon

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

cleanup with a bulldozer on Surfside Beach

“The sun is shining and that is a blessing.” Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference at South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division just after noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Governor Haley stated that as rivers start to flow and as waters move, what was a hurricane situation is now becoming a flood situation in South Carolina. Marion County, for example, is currently under four feet of water. This situation in several areas of...

Mayor of Beaufort on Recovery After Matthew

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Mayor of Beaufort, SC, Billy Keyserling

Billy Keyserling, Mayor of Beaufort, S.C., speaks with Palmetto Scene about Beaufort's recovery efforts after Hurricane Matthew.

Watch Palmetto Scene this Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m., as we look at how South Carolina rebuilds following the storm.

Sunday Game Day: #SCStrong

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

fans walk into Williams Brice Stadium

Despite Hurricane Matthew's whipping winds, destructive surges and heavy rainfall, the rescheduled University of South Carolina football game against University of Georgia had South Carolina residents coming together on a beautiful post-Matthew Sunday. While the state continues to recover and rebuild, South Carolinians found comfort in celebrating the South's most popular fall tradition: SEC football.

"South Carolina is getting stronger by the day": Governor Haley, Monday Afternoon

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

SCE&G workers in Charleston, SC

Governor Nikki Haley addressed the press from the Emergency Management Division (EMD) Monday afternoon, Oct. 10.

Due to flooding from the rivers, Governor Haley changed the fly-over originally scheduled for Beaufort to a flight over Florence and Marion counties. There has been significant damage in these areas, and the governor said most first floors are gone, and many homes and cars were also lost.

The town of Nichols was greatly devastated. One hundred...

Media Literacy: How to Watch Presidential Debates

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Screen shot of MiddleWeb website

The 2016 campaign has already provided a wealth of dramatic moments, thwarted expectations and unusual exchanges between candidates and other public figures.

The nature of the two major party candidates has led to eager anticipation of their face-to-face meetings.

The debates provide rich teaching opportunities in social studies, language arts and media literacy. In addition to helping students understand the role of the debates in our election process, using the debates as a...

Hurricane Matthew: Returning Home

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew

Residents affected by Hurricane Matthew should continue monitoring local news sources and verified, official social media feeds for the most up-to-date information about communities and what to do when returning home.

At the request of local officials, Governor Nikki Haley has lifted all evacuation orders for zones along the South Carolina coast. Residents should remember the effects of Hurricane Matthew will continue for days, if not weeks.

Local public safety officials manage the...

Hurricane Matthew: Ways to Volunteer and Donate

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Donations Here Sign at Red Cross Shelter

Please see the information below to volunteer or donate in support of Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. For additional information, please call 1-888-585-9643.

Volunteer Services

South Carolina greatly appreciates all offers to help with clean-up and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. South Carolina Emergency Management Divison is still assessing damage and will know more about our volunteer needs as we move forward. They advise citizens to think about volunteering within...

"This was Team South Carolina at our best," Haley, Sunday Morning

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Car driving through flooded water

The forecast of good weather this coming week is giving authorities a sigh of relief as they continue with clean-up from Hurricane Matthew.

One of the big concerns now is the water levels on a couple of South Carolina rivers. "The Waccamaw River is at 14 feet now. We do expect it to go to 16.7 feet by the end of this week. That is above what we had for flood levels last year,"...

"Remember we are blessed": Governor Haley, Saturday Evening

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

tree down near the VA hospital on Garners Ferry

"Today was a day of trying to identify exactly where we stand," Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division, Saturday evening at 6 p.m.

The representative from the National Weather Service said that Hurricane Matthew made landfall earlier today just south of McClellanville. The storm is now pulling away from the Myrtle Beach area to the northeast. Conditions are improving. Even though rain is tapering off, residents...

Evacuees Can't Escape Hurricane Matthew

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

tree limbs on cars in Rosewood, Columbia

Even evacuees of Hurricane Matthew can not escape the relentless storm here in the Midlands. Hilton Head resident, Sherri Shumaker, left the island only to wake up to find a tree limb hanging on a power line just above her car in downtown Columbia. Should the line break her car could be severely damaged.​

“My husband is a state trooper. So, I knew if I had to leave he wasn’t going to be able...

“Now it’s about trying to save lives”: Governor Haley, Saturday Morning

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Haley at Press Conference

“Don’t plan to go home today or tomorrow,” said Governor Haley urging all South Carolinians to say off the roads even as frustration may be setting in.

The impact of the coastal areas overnight have been extreme rain and wind levels. Storm surge from the hurricane has been record high. At the Charleston Battery levels there were the third highest on record.

At the time of the press conference the maximum winds for...

Myrtle Beach Storm Bird Used to Weathering Hurricanes

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Caroline Carmichael at her porch window in Myrtle Beach

Palmetto Scene spoke with Myrtle Beach native Caroline "Johnnie" Carmichael, 88, about her unique hurricane traditions in her bungalow on 34th Ave, Kings Highway.

TRANSCRIPT

Caroline Carmichael “AKA Johnnie” is eighty-eight years old. Her home on Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina may be one of the only ones with lights on in the coming days as Hurricane Matthew approaches, but like the lady who lives there, the quiet bungalow...

“Really the best thing now is to just hunker down”: Governor Haley, Friday Evening

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Red Cross in Columbia SC

According to the representative from the National Weather Service, Hurricane Matthew has weakened to a category two storm. Wind speeds are about 110 miles per hour, which is good news for the South Carolina coast. However, the storm has started to turn north and pass just along or potentially on the South Carolina coast, including tomorrow during the day, when it will likely be a category one storm.

Not much has changed from the...

Small Town Farm Taking Horse and Cattle Evacuations

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Farm Evacuation for Horses

For Shelly Pound, it all started with a love of horses and a Facebook post. For the past few days she and her family have been helping folks from the Lowcountry bring their horses to her St. Matthews farm to protect them from Hurricane Matthew. Her motto, just to look out for each other.

Charleston Evacuee Talks Staying in a Shelter

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Charleston Evacuee at the Red Cross

Adalberto Ruiz, a Charleston evacuee, is calling another place home tonight. He and his family are staying the night at a Red Cross Shelter in Columbia. The one thing he couldn't leave home without -- his birds -- who are doing well in the back of his van.

Donations Coming in at Columbia Red Cross Shelter

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Red Cross

The Red Cross has set up at Dent Middle School. The Red Cross is using social media to inform locals of needs for the people displaced from Hurricane Matthew.

SCE&G: ‘We Are Prepared to Respond to Hurricane Matthew’

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Crew Prep

“I want to assure you, we are prepared.” That's what Keller Kissam, SCE&G president of retail operations, said about efforts by the company to prepare for Hurricane Matthew.

The company has taken added measures to prepare in advance of the storm, securing an additional 250 off-system crew members to supplement the more than 2,000 employees responding to the storm. SCE&G also will continue to post information about its storm response efforts on its website,...

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