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South Carolina Department of Education Provides Helpful Resources for Total Solar Eclipse

From: Education

Bette Jamison

United States map showing the path of the 2017 total solar eclipse.

Although total solar eclipses are not uncommon, the solar eclipse occurring August 21, 2017 is the first total solar eclipse to be visible in the contiguous United States in nearly 100 years. The 2017 total solar eclipse is the first to be observable from anywhere in the United States in 38 years.

This is a unique opportunity for educators. The South Carolina Department of Education has compiled resources on general knowledge and safety concerning...

School’s Out, School’s In (for YOU!)

From: Education

Kathy Finger

image of woman waking up

Teachers, woohoo, school’s out - time to sleep in! And maybe to cut back on coffee... But it’s not time to cut back on learning, and this summer you’re the student! Get going with a quick self-paced course and then deep-dive into a six-week facilitated course for credit. PBS TeacherLine offers several options to choose from so you can enjoy your summer AND be ready to take your teaching to the next level this fall!...

Williamsburg Historical Museum

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Williamsburg Historical Museum

Located in downtown Kingstree, the Williamsburg Historical Museum offers guests a chance to see antique china, early maps and even a dug-canoe. The museum also has the County Record newspaper on microfilm from 1897-1975.

New Law Consolidates SC Victim Services

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces the consolidation of victim services agencies into his office on Friday.

South Carolina continues to build upon its mission to reduce criminal domestic violence with a new law that consolidates several victim services agencies under the attorney general's office.

"This is the most consequential victims’ advocacy reform since the victims’ bill of rights was passed over two decades ago,” Attorney General Alan Wilson said. “I think it’s going to set the stage for a new era in how we work with, how we protect, and...

Critical Access Hospital Serves Crisis Patients Faster with Technology

From: Telehealth

T. Crouch

Abbeville Area Medical Center uses telehealth to improve access to care for behavioral health patients.

Abbeville Area Medical Center is remotely located, over an hour from two larger South Carolina hubs, Greenville and Columbia. Inside the hospital, there are less than 25 beds. Remote access and quantity of beds quailify Abbeville Area Medical Center as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), making it one of five in South Carolina.

Even though this hospital provides emergent care 24/7, it is unfeasible to staff certain specialists full-time for services that are seldom...

Explore Current Events Through The Lens of Science with NOVA

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Image from NOVA Predicting How Proteins Fold

For the past few months, NOVA has been expanding our coverage to give you our take on current events and news through the lens of science. We have been publishing timely news videos, like a primer on preexisting conditions (and what they mean to medical doctors), and other content that reflects the pulse of the conversations happening on the internet.

We’re excited to introduce The Lens , a special weekly newsletter that we’re launching...

S.C. Ports Notch Record Year

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

The Port of Charleston

The South Carolina Ports Authority saw a 10 percent increase in container traffic move through its terminals this past fiscal year.

The SCPA reported it moved a record 2.14 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) over the year, which ended with a strong, record finish in June.

“We had a very strong fiscal year, reflective of a capable and hard-working SCPA team and entire maritime community,” Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO, said. “Such...

Peter Horry

From: SC Hall of Fame

Peter Horry

Peter Horry (1743-1815) was a planter from Georgetown County, South Carolina, who became a politician and leader during the American Revolutionary War. He served at the Battle of Fort Moultrie in 1776 and fought alongside Gen. Francis Marion later in the war. Horry is buried In the churchyard of Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbia.

News from PBS Education and PBS LearningMedia!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

PBS LearningMedia Ready To Learn image

Now Live: Ready To Learn Portal in PBS LearningMedia Since 1995, CPB, PBS, and local member stations have worked in partnership through the Ready To Learn (RTL) initiative to develop evidence-based educational TV programs and activities. These resources and accompanying outreach efforts have focused on supporting teachers, parents, and caregivers as they work with young learners to build early science and literacy skills.

Now, visitors to PBS LearningMedia can access the activities, video...

Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Total Solar Eclipse in South Carolina

For the first time in nearly 100 years, on August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the entire United States, from Oregon to South Carolina, and our state will serve as the exit state for this natural phenomenon. A total solar eclipse is when the Sun is covered entirely by the Moon, the sky deeply darkens, the temperature cools, and the Sun’s corona becomes visible. To find out the exact time of...

Strom Thurmond Lake

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Strom Thurmond Lake

Thurmond Lake is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi and is one of the southeast's largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Each year, millions of people visit the lake making it more visited than the Grand Canyon!

July on Knowitall

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Images from content featured in July on Knowitall

Feeling a bit like sitting in the air conditioning and doing as little as possible? Try these great virtual tours, videos and photos now available on Knowitall! They’re great for enlightening you on many subjects and keeping your brain engaged while your body takes a well-deserved time out!

In July, we want to bring your attention to quite a bit of new content on Knowitall and also to some items that we hope will...


From: ETV

Glenn Rawls


During the 2017 eclipse, South Carolina Public Radio invites you to listen while you watch as experts explain the phenomenon. Host Beryl Dakers, public radio and TV reporters on location around the state, and the staff of the SC State Museum will provide live coverage on August 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Using either the free South Carolina ETV App on your phone or a radio, eclipse watchers can hear astronauts and naturalists narrate this...

Harrelson's Seafood Market

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Harrelson's Seafood Market

Clemson Extension Agent Terasa Lott travels to Harrelson's Seafood Market in Murrells Inlet, SC and talks with Denny Springs about their working relationship with local fisherman, shrimpers and crabbers. Denny also shares how they take the local seafood and create ready-made products including crab cakes, soups, pies and and even treats for dogs.

T is for Textile Mills

From: Carolina Stories

Textile Mils

Let's look at a brief history and the importance of textile mills in South Carolina.

Keeping Safe in the Summer Sun

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

girl receiving sunscreen from mother

It is hardly breaking news to anyone that it is hot in South Carolina this summer. So hot, in fact, that the famous carriage horses were being pulled off of Charleston streets earlier this week .

As many head to the lake, beach and park, it is important to know how to keep you and your family safe and protected in the sun.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the...

Edward Rutledge

From: SC Hall of Fame

Edward Rutledge

A brief biography of the life of Edward Rutledge, statesman, South Carolina Governor, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Through the use of archival materials, scholar interviews, visits to historic landmarks, and reenactments, this program details the events surrounding Rutledge’s life and his contributions to South Carolina and American history.

Behind the Garden Gate at Spoleto Festival USA

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Garden Gate

The "Behind the Garden Gate" garden tour is a one-of-a-kind tour of private gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. The tour takes place during the Spoleto Festival.

The supporting agencies are Spoleto Festival USA, the Charleston Horticultural Society, and The Garden Conservancy.

Each weekend, eight different private gardens are featured. The tour is offered on two separate weekends.

Lending a Helping Hand: BMX Press Event | Endowment Intern Lauren

From: SCETV Summer Interns

L. Lanier

Professional BMX Racers at The Rock Hill Track

The timer buzzed and the gate was let down on the hill of the starting point of the BMX racetrack . The racers took off speeding down the hill and going over jumps. The crowd was cheering as the racers sped around sharp turns closer to the finish line. It was hot and muggy out but that didn’t stop anyone from enjoying the race, nor did it stop me from capturing those priceless moments of...

Embroidering Starfields

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi


Gaffney Embroidery is a unique shop that creates all of the starfield patterns that go on our American Flags. It's one of the few in the United States and they are located in Gaffney, S.C.

Professional Major Keys

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Imani King

Key alert

Once again, I have learned valuable lessons and experiences during my internship. With more projects that require attention and efficiency, I have had to create a schedule and lists for myself, and systems for how I plan to work. I’ve broken down my experiences into different lessons.

Lesson 1)

This past couple of weeks, Kaltura Video Platform has become my best friend. I was tasked to upload files upon files of video...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, July 2017

From: ETV

Linda O'Bryon

Fireworks at the US capital

Dear Viewers and Listeners,

This month we celebrate our nation’s independence with the ever-popular A Capitol Fourth , broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The musical extravaganza concludes with one of the greatest displays of fireworks anywhere in the nation.

An SCETV Presents special, Gordon Getty: There Will Be Music , highlights the inspiring life of the son of one of the richest men in the world, who chose...

AAA: More Carolinians to Travel Than Ever Before For July 4

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

AAA Carolinas predicts a record-breaking travel weekend for travelers in the Carolinas

A record-breaking number of Carolinians are expected to hit the roads, fly the friendly skies, and travel the rails and waterways this July 4th, according to AAA Carolinas.

Some 630,000 South Carolinians and 1.2 million of its neighbors are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from home this weekend. Fueling the trend is strong consumer confidence and cheap gas.

"Higher confidence has led to more consumer spending, and many Carolinians are...

William Jennings Bryan Dorn

From: SC Hall of Fame

Williams Jennings Bryan Dorn

William Jennings Bryan Dorn (1916-2005) was a United States Congressman from Greenwood, South Carolina, known for his work on the GI Bill, Keowee-Toxaway Project, and the creation of Lakes Hartwell, Russell, and Thurmond

BMX Media Showdown

From: ETV Regionals

Kaitlyn Cannon

Novant Health Supercross Track

The sun beat down on the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track in Rock Hill, South Carolina, as media professionals from the area congregated at the registration booth. After they registered with The City of Rock Hill , they received one-day USA BMX licenses, got fitted for a BMX bike and helmet, and met the professional BMX riders who would be their coaches for the day. This was the Rock Hill BMX Media Showdown , an...