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How to Raise Kids Who are Grounded and Smart About Finances

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Ron Lieber speaking at the event

Last week, Ron Lieber, The New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling book The Opposite of Spoiled , visited the Midlands to talk about raising kids who are financially smart.

The event was hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation , the Jewish Federation and the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center .

During his talk, Lieber mentioned that his interest for the topic came from his experience...

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will air three Charleston-based episodes


Glenn Rawls

Nicholas Lowry (left) appraises 1938 Dartmouth Winter Carnival posters in Charleston, South Carolina.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will air three Charleston-based episodes on South Carolina ETV on February 15 th , 22 nd and 29 th at 8 PM as part of its new 20 th anniversary season.

The 13-time Emmy® nominated series came to Charleston in August of 2015 as part of its six-city summer production tour. More than 4,500 guests attended the all-day appraisal event where guests received valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from...

Lexington Latin Teacher Earns Prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

apple on stack of books in front of chalk board

Lexington Middle School teacher, Kimberly Freeman, was announced a recipient of the Milken Educator Award on Feb. 9, 2016, reports a release from the Milken Educator Awards.

Freeman, a Latin instructor and the language department chair at the middle school, was surprised during a school-wide assembly. South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly M. Spearman and Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley announced the news, and other notable officials and the media...

Changes to S.C. Teen Health Face Objection

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Vaccines given to teen.

Two bills dealing with teen health have stalled in the Senate after a speedy passage in the House. The two bills, one that would amend the current Comprehensive Health Education law and the Cervical Cancer Prevention bill, had objections placed on them by two Upstate Senators, Mike Fair and Lee Bright.

The first of the two, the Comprehensive Health Education bill, deals with updating the way teachers teach sex education in public schools. The...

It's Boom Time for Downtown Columbia

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Downtown Columbia



Much attention has been given to downtown Columbia lately, not only from the media but also from city leaders, partnerships and organizations that are trying to make downtown a more vibrant and livable place.

Matt Kennell, President and CEO of City Center Partnership , recalls a time, back in the '80s, when a photograph of the area that is now known as the Vista, was...

Politicking In South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

State House Lobby

It was one of those blustery, cold days we don’t often see in the Midlands of South Carolina. I’d travelled to downtown Columbia to get as close as possible to the State House. In this political season, so much is going on, and the State House is often ground zero. It was tough to get a parking space, but I finally found one about three blocks away on Main Street.

The bluster was in...

29th Annual Black History Teleconference on ETV Feb. 21st

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Young woman from the audience asks a question

The 29th Annual Benedict College Black History Teleconference will be held on the campus of Benedict College in Columbia, SC, on February 10 at 10:30 a.m. and taped for broadcast later on ETV. Access the teleconference in streaming format on February 10 or later archived online. Or view the program when broadcast on ETV!

Entitled The Struggle Continues "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memory," the program will be moderated by Dr. Bobby Donaldson,...

Gas Prices Hit 40 Cents Lower than 2015

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Gas Pump

South Carolina drivers are saving a little bit of money this year at the pump. According to an article in the Post and Courier , prices “dropped another 2.8 cents” to the average of $1.56 per gallon. Compared to last year’s prices, drivers are paying 40 cents less per gallon.

Across the nation, gas prices have also fallen, at about 5.2 cents a gallon with the average price being $1.74. The national average is...

PBS LearningMedia Math Resources Support Counters and Crunchers!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Many Ways to make a Whole song performed by two guitarists

This fun mix of PBS LearningMedia math resources supports young counters as well as upper-level number crunchers. Elementary resources can be used to enhance “100th Day of School” projects throughout February.

Many Ways to Make a Whole

As children become aware of their own wants and needs and that of others, they develop an idea of fairness. You might test spatial awareness and concepts of equality by posing questions like, "If I...

Help Students Get ‘Organized’ for 21st Century Learning

From: Education

Kathy Finger

Picture of students collaborating

Graphic organizers can support critical thinking and problem solving; communication; collaboration; creativity; and innovation – all important skills for the 21st century. PBS TeacherLine’s recently updated course, TECH195: Graphic Organizers for 21st Century Learning, will show you how to use graphic organizers across the curriculum for all grade levels to help students organize ideas, convey complex concepts, progress through the writing process, and develop mathematical and scientific thinking skills.

This course is offered, along...

Top 10 Cities with the Lowest Startup Costs: Columbia S.C. Ranks Number Two

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Shot of Columbia, South Carolina

A study conducted by SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company headquartered in New York, shows that it is fairly inexpensive to start a business in Columbia. SmartAsset collected data from 81 cities in the United States, taking into consideration the typical cost of starting and running a business, based on five factors: office space, utilities, filing fees, legal and accounting, and payroll.

"As the home of University of South Carolina’s main campus, Columbia has...

See What SC Teachers Are Saying...

From: Education

Bette Jamison

teacher smiling on laptop at home

See what South Carolina teachers are saying about ETV Teacher Recertification Courses !

Comment about Write in the Middle course from Eileen B.:

“I definitely found much of the course stimulating, interesting and a refreshing look at effective teaching by master teachers … classes reminded me of some of my own and I appreciated the ability to reaffirm some tried and true methods of teaching. I always felt refreshed, the next day,...

Infrastructure Repairs Still Up for Debate

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

pot hole in the road

The issue of crumbling roads and bridges throughout the state of S.C. has been a glaring issue for many years. The historic flooding that the state faced last October pushed the issue of how lawmakers plan to solve the problem to the forefront. The bill was passed by the House but has now seen opposition in the Senate. Everyone agrees the roads need repair, but no one can come up with a way to pay...

Fresh Market and Ulta Coming to an Expanding Town of Lexington

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

Two construction workers looking at a construction paper

The Lexington Planning Commission has approved a site plan for a new commercial center in the Town of Lexington on Sunset Boulevard, reports ColaDaily .

Expected to join the development are Hobby Lobby, Ulta, a cosmetics store, and The Fresh Market, which previously expressed interest in locating in Lexington but was unable to find a suitable location.

The Lever and Outlaw families have sold their property on the 5300 block of Sunset Boulevard,...

SC Student Winner in Doodle 4 Google Competition — Vote for National Finalists by Feb. 22

From: Education

Bette Jamison

"My Google View"

GREENWOOD, SC - A talented student in Greenwood, SC will soon have his art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 53 state and territory winners in its eighth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “What makes”.

Khalil Lake , a 12th grader from Emerald High...

FEMA’s Role in Repairing SC Roads Due to Historic Flood

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell


The historic flooding that S.C. experienced last year has brought the issue of the crumbling infrastructure to the forefront of the Legislative Session. While a roads and bridges bill is underway in the Senate , many people are wondering what role FEMA will play in aiding the road repair. Palmetto Scene spoke with Senator Tom Davis about this issue.

Cotton Road


Glenn Rawls

Farmer Brown points out a cotton bloom and a cotton square.

The film Cotton Road follows cotton from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories to illuminate the work and industrial processes in a global supply chain. It airs Thursday, February 11th at 8:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

Americans consume nearly 20 billion new items of clothing each year. Yet few of us know how our clothes are made, much less who produces them. What does a rural town in South Carolina have to do...

Charleston Tea Plantation

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Tea Plantation

Teeming with originality and history, the Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island in South Carolina is busy with not only workers cultivating crop but also visitors from around the world. The tea plantation sets South Carolina apart because it the only tea plantation in North America. Upon visiting here guests can learn about history and health benefits of the second most popular drink in all the world.

TD Bank Brings 300 New Jobs to Greenville

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

TD Bank sign

TD Bank, which arrived in Greenville just over five years ago, plans to add 300 jobs to the town over the next year, reports The Greenville News .

The bank, which previously committed to 1,400 jobs at its regional service center located on Interstate 85, currently employs about 1,000 South Carolinians. The new jobs will bring TD Bank very close to its original goal.

In 2010, TD bank acquired Greenville based The South...

Knowitall Media Features Programs Commemorating The Orangeburg Massacre

From: Education

Mimi Brown

orangeburg massacre historic marker

All through African American History Month, Knowitall Media will feature documentaries, s eries , collections and individual videos you'll want to be sure to view.

Featured currently on Knowitall Media are three programs on The Orangeburg Massacre .

The first, produced in 1993, is Tragedy at Orangeburg: 25 Years Later :

Two reporters, Jack Bass and Jack Nelson authored the book, "The Orangeburg Massacre," which documented the events. The SCETV documentary...

NEW ETV Teacher Recertification Course with Naturalist Rudy Mancke

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Rudy Mancke; natural history course; making connections

Making Connections with Natural History Featuring Rudy Mancke, Series I

A NEW ETV Teacher Recertification course for SC educators! Designed for South Carolina educators of all grade levels, in all subject areas, the NEW course for 20 renewal credits will assist teachers with integrating natural history to engage learners. This is another opportunity for SC teachers to learn from Naturalist Rudy Mancke!

Series I features new “Natural History Connects” segments where...

Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable View Online NOW!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Cash with a graduation cap

Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable is now available online !

This special LIVE edition of ETV’s education series Carolina Classrooms will provide information that is timely for students seeking financial assistance for the 2016-17 school year, plus give the opportunity to get their questions answered. Before and during the LIVE program, students and parents may email questions to .

Produced by ETV and hosted by Dawn Samples to provide information about...

What is the Reality of Climate Change?


Tabitha Safdi

Climate Change

CNN’s John King hosts an expert panel as they examine the challenges and impacts of climate change. Extreme conditions, drought, floods, rising seas and hurricanes are part of the conversation.

To watch the full discussion visit South Carolina ETV .

Inside the Meaning of Dreams: An Interview with a Dream Teacher

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Dream Teacher

Justina Lasley is trying to wake up the world. She is an author and founder of the Institute for Dream Studies. Her mission: to tell everyone in the world of the transformative power of his or her nightly dreams.

So far, she's making good on her mission by writing multiple books on the subject of dreams and also by creating the Institute for Dream Studies, the certification program for those interested in leading dream...

Tax Season Tips

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Tax Season

It’s tax season, and while you’re probably pretty excited about getting a tax refund, the IRS is now warning of scams that could take your identity this tax season. The main thing the IRS is warning people to be on the lookout for is fake emails and phone calls that are posing as IRS’s contacts. According to the Post and Courier , the estimated amount that companies in the United States lose on average every...