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ETV Education Adds New Professional to Support Pre K-12 Educators & Students

From: Education

Dean Byrd

Screen shot of LearningWhy website

ETV Education is excited to announce the addition of a new professional to support SC’s Pre K-12 educators and students. We welcome Sharla Brown to our education team!

ETV’s brand new educational content service LearningWhy now has its own manager, Dr. Sharla Brown . ETV’s LearningWhy is a unique Pre K-12 lesson plan educational content web site designed for South Carolina educators. Sharla will oversee and develop collaborations, partnerships, and relationships with SC institutions...

SCETV's In-Depth Look at the Folklore Surrounding "Alice" of the Hermitage

From: Palmetto Scene

Brandie Perron

Alice's Grave Marker In All Saints Cemetery

More than 150 years ago, the legend of Alice Flagg of the Hermitage began. This young lady from the banks of the inlet in Georgetown County has touched the lives of many, including the Chandler boys – who grew up sleeping in Alice’s room. Variations to the history are plentiful, but there is evidence to prove…she did exist.

South Carolina author and ghost tour guide, Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger, takes SCETV viewers on a journey...

EOC: Season 2 of Martin's Math Club Focused on Gamecocks' Final Four Run

From: Education

Bette Jamison

SC Education Oversight Committee logo

The SC Education Oversight Committee (EOC) is pleased to announce Season 2 of "Martin's Math Club," a partnership with University of South Carolina Head Men's Basketball Coach Frank Martin and the University of South Carolina Athletics Department. Martin, a former high school math educator, developed the project designed to help young people learn that math is fun and relevant in their daily lives.

November 2017 on

From: Education

Mimi Wortham-Brown

Images from content featured on Knowitall in November 2017

Featured in November are videos for National Career Development , Native American Heritage , College Application Month , and Veterans Day . Also, What’s New on Knowitall , the November Factoids , plus broadcasts of Sea Change and the long-awaited documentary, Between the Waters !

South Carolina Ghost Stories

From: Palmetto Scene

Jack-O-Lantern in the dark

In this episode of Palmetto Scene, view ghost stories from around the state.

SCETV and SC Public Radio Welcome Anthony Padgett


Anthony Padgett

The South Carolina Educational Television Commission has announced the appointment of Anthony Padgett as the new president and CEO of South Carolina ETV and SC Public Radio. He succeeds Linda O’Bryon, who announced her intention to resign last year.

Padgett, 43, has served as Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Chief Operating Officer since 2014. His responsibilities included the management and oversight of the organization’s day-to-day operational needs, including technology services, content creation and distribution, digital and...

York County's 1 Cent Sales Tax Improves Roads

From: SCETV Regionals

Kaitlyn Cannon

Pennies for Progress Sign

"We have a great place to live, we have great school systems, and people want to live here. They’re coming; it’s growing. Without personal opinion is without pennies, there’s no way we could keep up with the roads infrastructure. And so, with pennies, we have the opportunity to not only prepare for the future, the citizens of York County who vote on it have a say-so in how we do it," says Jerry Helms,...

"W" is for Wellford

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio

"W" is for Wellford [Spartanburg County; population 2,030] Located in west-central Spartanburg County between the North and Middle Tyger Rivers, Wellford was once part of the hunting grounds of the Cherokee Nation. For most of the 19th century the future site of Wellford remained a settlement of scattered farms. After the 1876 arrival of the Danville and Richmond Railroad, a depot and water tank...

Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcome (ECHO) Research

From: SCETV Health

Bobbi Conner

children outside in a park

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. John Vena about MUSC’s participation in a large National Institutes of Health Initiative—called ECHO—which is studying environmental influences on the health of children. Dr. Vena is a Professor and the Founding Chairman of the Department of Public Health Sciences at MUSC.

Camel Crickets

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

A male camel cricket.

Camel crickets and closely related cave crickets belong to a large group of insects. They are found throughout the world with over 100 different kinds found in the United States and Canada.

South Carolina, Nation Share a Shortage of Nurses

From: This Week in South Carolina

Tut Underwood

A nurse instructs students on the use of IV medications.

Nursing has been described as a virtually recession-proof occupation, one that will always be in demand. Even so, the heads of nursing departments at both the University of South Carolina and Midlands Technical College decry the critical need for bedside nurses, in spite of the fact that their nursing programs are full. They cite bedside nursing is physically demanding, and added to 12-hour shifts, night and weekend work and new positions in other areas of...

Edgar Allan Poe's Time in Charleston

From: SC Public Radio

Victoria Hansen

A view from Gold Bug Island.

Whether you're walking down Raven Avenue or biting into a Gold Bug Burger at Poe's Tavern, you are certain to find plenty of Edgar Allan Poe treasure on Sullivan's Island. The elusive 19th Century writer has direct ties to the island. But they weren't discovered until decades after his death, even though there are clues in his writings.

"In his own time, Poe essentially covered up the fact that he had been an enlisted...

"There is no season..."

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Rudy shares some words from Nathaniel Hawthorne's American Note-Books .

Charleston Resident Saves Time by Using App to See Doctor

From: Telehealth

Julia Shillinglaw

James Wilder takes his dog for a walk outside his home in Charleston, SC.

James Wilder is a social worker in the Charleston area who values his time at work and with his family. When James felt himself coming down with a cold, his wife urged him to see a doctor, but James was reluctant. He didn't want to have to make an appointment, sit in a waiting room with other sick patients (possibly getting exposed to something worse than his own illness), and take time off from his...

Virtual Exam Offers Convenient Care

From: Telehealth

Taylor Crouch

A provider reviews virtual exams.

Across South Carolina, patients can virtually connect to local doctors from their phone, tablet, or computer. These virtual exams are intended to offer patients a convenient and affordable option for their non-emergent needs.

Palmetto Health’s SmartExam launched at the end of 2016. Conditions commonly treated in most virtual exams include sore throat, allergies, bladder infections and more. All exams include a dynamic interview. They are electronically submitted and reviewed by a provider for a...

Caught on Camera: Ghosts of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Photo of ghost

It’s no secret that Charleston is one of South Carolina’s most haunted cities. The SCETV production team decided to highlight a place with lots of claims of unexplained paranormal phenomena…the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point.

The USS Yorktown has a long history dating back to World War II. The ship was a safe haven for her crew and now is a symbol of freedom and liberty.

Do you believe in ghosts or do...

"S" is for Salley, Alexander Samuel [1871-1961]

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio

"S" is for Salley, Alexander Samuel [1871-1961]. Historian. A Citadel graduate, Salley developed a fascination for local historical records. From that time forward, he wrote continuously on South Carolina topics, producing countless articles and over 100 monographs. In 1899 Salley became the Secretary, treasurer, and librarian, at the South Carolina Historical Society. The discovery of long-lost revolutionary war records led him to campaign for...

Sickle Cell Research

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

Health Focus logo

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Julie Kanter about several new therapies being developed to improve treatment for Sickle Cell Disease. Dr. Kanter is an Associate Professor of Hematology/Oncology and Director of Sickle Cell Disease Research at MUSC.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

John Warner

Credit Concepts to Companies

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina.

Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder of the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

State House Corruption Probe and South Carolina Politics

From: This Week in South Carolina

Alfred Turner

South Carolina Focus

The curtain surrounding the ongoing probe into alleged Statehouse corruption was raised some this week as special prosecutor David Pascoe alleged for the first time in open court that the powerful Republican political consultant, Richard Quinn, Sr. is at the center of what he called a “sphere of unlawful influence over elected officials." Quinn and four current and former legislators were indicted last week on criminal conspiracy charges.

At bond hearings in Columbia this...

Dark Chocolate Superfood Bark

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Dark Chocolate Superfood Bark

With the holidays around the corner, many of us will be making homemade treats and baked good to share with family and friends. What better gift is there than chocolate? Lucky for all of us, Laurie Aker from Earth Fare and her 8 year old helper Ellie visit us at "Making It Grow" and show us how to make Dark Chocolate Superfood Bark.

Dark Chocolate Superfood Bark Serves 4-6


– 8-10...

Pumpkin Carving Tips

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

A Jack-O-Lantern

Sumter High School students Kathryn Parker and Jalen Johnson show us at "Making It Grow" how they carved pumpkins for Halloween using techniques they learned in class. Sumter High School Visual Art teacher Heidi Adler also brings in some examples from other students at Sumter High. In addition, Sumter School District Elementary Art Teacher Amanda Cox provides some tips for preserving jack-o-lanterns and shows us how to create designs using cookie cutters and even a...

Drunken Jack, The Pirate

From: Carolina Stories

William Richardson

Drunken Jack

During the golden age of piracy, there came an afternoon on which a pirate ship sailed into Murrell's Inlet to bury a treasure they would imbibe in that very night. By late in the afternoon, the rum had been buried and the pirates had begun to build there bonfires. Many frolicked on until midnight. However, Jack had drunk his last, just before sundown, and was last seen crawling toward scrub oaks. When Jack awoke the...

The History of Halloween

From: Palmetto Scene

Lynn Cornfoot


Costumes, candy, haunted houses, and ghost stories...everything we think of when it comes to Halloween, but it wasn’t always this way. We take a look at how this spooky holiday has transformed over the centuries.

"G" is for Greer, Bernard Eugene (b. 1948)

From: SC Public Radio

Walter Edgar

South Carolina From A to Z

"G" is for Greer, Bernard Eugene (b. 1948). Author. While working as a prison guard at Columbia's notorious Central Correctional Institution, Greer took creative writing classes at USC and later earned an MA in creative writing from Hollins College. He then worked on a fishing boat in Maine. During a long Maine winter, he began to forge his experiences as a prison guard into Slammer , his first novel. It was a critical and popular...