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Columbia Native Provides Financial Education Through Know Money Inc.

From: Carolina Money

Since May 2014, Know Money Inc. Founder & Chief Financial Mentor Steven Hughes has worked with nearly 1,000 individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations across South Carolina to advance financial literacy. As an award-winning B2B salesman, Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum, and real estate investor, Steven remains committed to helping others establish foundations to build wealth through money management skills.

Relationship Violence: A Survivor's Story of Crazy Love

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Domestic Violence

Leslie Morgan Steiner is an author and public speaker about relationship abuse, as well as a survivor of her own horrific relationship. She sat down with Palmetto Scene’s Katie Geer and Brittany Braddock to talk about her memoir, Crazy Love and to answer the question that is asked of every survivor, "Why did they stay as long as they did?" Listen to the full podcast here.

SBA Announces Resources Available to Aid the Region’s Recovery

From: Carolina Money

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and member of President Obama's Cabinet, was in Columbia, South Carolina, today to meet with business owners, residents and local officials on recovery efforts in the aftermath of the recent floods. Contreras-Sweet announced additional SBA resources available to aid the region's recovery.

Quick Facts

SBA has 140 people on the ground currently helping SBA has received 160 disaster loan applications...

Health Effects of Mold Due to Flooding, and How to Dispose of Mold

From: Palmetto Scene

L. Steele

Many people in S.C. are experiencing problems with mold in their homes, related to the recent flooding. As mold imposes several health risks, it’s important to know how to identify and dispose of it.

Mold can be detected by using your senses of sight and smell. It can usually be found on walls and ceilings, as spots, and can be several different colors. Mold also has a strong musty, earthy smell.

According to...

Old World South Meets New Feather Bow Tie

From: Palmetto Scene

There’s a history to South Carolina that, to some, can be reflected in the “Old World” finishing touches of the bow tie, as part of a gentleman’s attire. It was that history and a basic love of nature that led Ben Ross, and friend Jeff Plotner, to create a business that reflects the natural beauty of South Carolina...with the invention of the feather bow tie.

Ross first handcrafted a set of turkey feather bow...

Q&A | Understanding Small Business Loans

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

Holt Chetwood, Wells Fargo Midlands Market President and Blake Montgomery, Wells Fargo Business Development Officer in Columbia

As South Carolina continues to develop into a business-friendly environment with a diversifying economy, many in the state are opening and maintaining small businesses. As of July 31, 2015, Wells Fargo is the leading SBA (Small Business Administration) 7(a) lender in South Carolina, based on units (91) and dollars ($23.3 MM). Carolina Money caught up with Holt Chetwood, Wells Fargo Midlands Market President and Blake Montgomery, Wells Fargo Business Development Officer in Columbia, to further...

Children Prefer Facts, Adults Fiction

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer


Take a look at any kid's book section in a library and you're bound to find many fiction based books—books that embrace make-believe and fantasy worlds. Pop on over to the adult section and you're much more likely to find a wider variety of factual books. But one group of psychologists found out that just because kids are young, doesn't mean they are only interested in fiction stories. In fact, more children preferred factual stories...

Superintendent Spearman Talks Flood

From: Education

The Riley Institute at Furman University held their annual What Works SC awards ceremony this week in Columbia. ETV President, Linda O'Bryon, sat down with Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman during the event and talked with her about how the S.C. flood has impacted schools throughout the state. Spearman addressed the transportation issues and how schools can help those in need.

View the video on Palmetto Scene .

PBS LearningMedia Presents Math Resources Related to Everyday Life

From: Education

These featured PBS LearningMedia math resources offer teachers a range of creative hooks to get students engaged with core math concepts and highlight their relevance to everyday life.

Algebra and Chemistry as They Relate to Coffee

What can the coffee roasting process teach us about math? Lots! Every blend of coffee has a unique mixture of variables that must be solved for – two of those important variables are time and temperature....

GET YOUR TECH ON! Resources, Plus Win PD, Chromebooks and More!

From: Education

It’s that time of year again. . . time to GET YOUR TECH ON ! Access to digital technology is absolutely critical to fostering learning in today’s educational environment. From October 19 through December 11, PBS LearningMedia is emphasizing the importance of technology with resources to help you make effective use of digital content in the classroom.

More and more, educators are tapping into the power of digital media and technology for teaching and...

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Richland County

From: Carolina Money

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Richland County

According to a press release , the U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center to help several counties in S.C., including Richland and Lexington County.

The Business Recovery Center will help business owners apply for low interest disaster loans, which are made available to the SBA disaster declaration due to the recent severe flooding in S.C.

These counties are eligible for both physical and economic injury disaster loans from the SBA....

FEMA Aid, What to Expect After You Apply

From: Carolina Money

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering disaster aid programs and assistance for affected individuals, families and businesses in South Carolina. Affected individuals and business owners in designated areas can begin the disaster application process by registering online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or by web-enabled mobile device at .

DHEC Orders Actions for Dam Safety After Historic Flooding

From: Palmetto Scene

L. Steele

After what has been referred to as the 1,000-year flood, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced that it would be issuing orders at several dams across S.C.

“As a result of the 1,000-year flood, many dams across our state were damaged and have been identified as needing repair,” said DHEC Director Catherine Heigel. She added that, “DHEC remains committed to ensuring public safety and will be aggressive in pursuing all necessary...

SCFC Estimates Loss of $65 Million in Forest Industry from Flooding

From: Palmetto Scene

L. Steele

The South Carolina Forestry Commission said in a press release that they estimate the forest industry will suffer a loss of at least $65 million due to the recent flooding in S.C.

This does not include the expected millions of dollars it will cost to repair damaged private forest roads.

“Some mills have reported shortages of wood deliveries and difficulty shipping finished products because of closed roads, bridges and rail lines,” said State...

Chester Park School of Inquiry Wins 2013 WhatWorksSC Award

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Chester Park School

Over the past few years, the Richard W. Riley Institute at Furman University has been studying education in South Carolina to learn about programs that work. On October 16, 2013, three programs were recognized at the WhatWorksSC awards.

The goal of the awards is to engage educators, students, policy makers and other stakeholders in discussion and dialogue about education in the state. The 2013 Award Winner was the Chester Park School of Inquiry’s Project-Based...

Harvest Hope Food Bank Helps with S.C. Flood Recovery

From: Carolina Money

With the continued flooding and aid relief for the Carolinas, the non-profit organization Harvest Hope Food Bank is providing an immediate response to the devastating floods. Harvest Hope provided more than 800,000 meals to those in need over the past week. Donations have come from all over the country and volunteers are working day and night preparing “emergency boxes.” Take a look at this video and get inspired with the outpouring of love and generosity...

Carolina Classrooms invites audience for Florence TV taping

From: Education

Carolina Classrooms

South Carolina ETV is inviting members of the public to be a part of the audience for a special edition of “Carolina Classrooms” dealing with court and legislative decisions regarding South Carolina education. ETV will be taping at Chapman Auditorium at Francis Marion University on Thursday, October 22, at 6:00 PM.

Since the SC Supreme Court ruling on the landmark Abbeville case, lawmakers have been charged with responding to the inequalities in education in...

New from Colonial Williamsburg: HERO Live! October 15, 1 p.m.

From: Education

HERO Live! is the new name for the Colonial Williamsburg American history education series designed for students in grades 4-8. Using 21 st century technology and dramatizations with re-enactors to play the roles of historical figures, the HERO Live! programs are correlated to standards, providing a compelling learning experience. The first program for 2015-16 entitled Balance of Power will air October 15 at 1:00 p.m. on ETV’s SC Channel (SCC).

In Balance of...

Project-Based Learning Professional Development Feb. 5-6 at USC

From: Education

The Center of Excellence for College and Career Readiness would like to invite you to our "Advanced Readiness Institute: Project-Based Learning" to be held February 5-6, 2016 at The Inn at USC.

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a pedagogical approach that engages students by asking them to consider the "real world" application of school subjects. Many school districts in South Carolina are adopting PBL approaches, and PBL has been recognized by The South Carolina Council...

Grades 6-8 Teachers: Register Students Now for Bright Schools Competition

From: Education

Grades 6-8 Teachers: Register Students Now for Bright Schools Competition

The Bright Schools Competition —a free, hands-on exploration designed especially for middle school students (grades 6–8)—creates a learning experience that helps students, parents, and teachers better understand the link among light, sleep, and student health and performance.

Engage your students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education with this free competition. Registration is now open, and projects are due on January...

Have You Visited Knowitall Media Yet? View Our Collections!

From: Education

You probably already know that Knowitall Media features a wide assortment of video content from the original . But did you know that we aren’t stopping there? We’re continually adding content that wasn’t previously made available on the original ! Be sure to visit often and see what appeals to you!

Be sure to visit our Collections area, which makes it easy to find just the resources you need for Hispanic Heritage...

7 Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs from the Start Conference

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Students entrepreneurs in the Start Conference

The first Start Conference for student entrepreneurs at the University of South Carolina was held in early October, in partnership with the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator and the USC Student Life Leadership and Service Center. Fve local entrepreneurs came to speak to students about how they can start their own businesses. The speakers were: Jim Stritzinger—Jim Stritzinger is the Director of Grow IT Initiatives at IT-oLogy, a nonprofit with a mission to improve the pipeline of...

South Carolina Artist Selling Artwork to Benefit Flood Victims

From: Palmetto Scene

L. Steele


Well-known South Carolina Artist selling artwork to benefit flood victims.

Jim Harrison, a well-known artist in S.C, plans on selling unframed prints of three of his paintings and donating the proceeds to the Palmetto S.C Region of the American Red Cross to help the victims of the flood.

Harrison started painting signs for Coca Cola when he was 14, and since then has also become known for painting American rural and coastal...

S.C. Flood: Gamecocks Give Back

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Highland

State House

Although the University of South Carolina did not receive as much damage as the surrounding areas, students are still taking the time to help Columbia to recover from the flood. Many organizations on campus have gathered up volunteers to take on some of the work that needs to be done to help rebuild the city.

The Daily Gamecock reported that UofSCRelief, a student-run volunteer program, has already surpassed 2,500 volunteers. They are working...

Relationship Abuse in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

In this first episode of a series of original podcasts by Palmetto Scene, hosts Katie Geer and Brittany Braddock speak with community and national leaders about intimate partner violence and how it is impacting the state.

What is the issue in S.C.?

South Carolina made the news this month when a new study from the Violence Policy Center showed that S.C. was once again the number one most murderous state for women in...