Kaitlyn Park

Hurricane Irma Takes Iconic Folly Boat for a Ride

September 12, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Kaitlyn Park
BOAT AT FOLLY BEACH, PAINTED

Anyone who has made the pilgrimage to Folly Beach, S.C., has a memory of the brightly painted boat to the right of the road. Sitting just off the marsh, the vessel had become emblematic of the seaside that lays just down the road. Whether one considered the boat to be a...

Irma Weakens as S.C. Lifts Evacuation Orders: Governor's Update 09/12/17 10 a.m.

September 12, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Kaitlyn Park
washed out home and yard

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), just after 10 a.m. today, Sept. 12, 2017. As of 9:15 a.m., Governor McMaster lifted the evacuation order from the barrier islands of Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tulfinny...

Governor McMaster Irma Update: 09/11/2017 2 p.m.

September 11, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Kaitlyn Park
flooding in charleston

Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference at 2 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division. "We are very proud of the way citizens have responded to our urgings and warnings, and information. This has been a plan that has...

Though storm has shifted, S.C. will still see impacts: Hurricane Irma Update 09/10/17 2 p.m.

September 10, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Kaitlyn Park
Sign

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. While the storm has moved more westward than originally anticipated, South Carolina is expected to still see impacts, particularly to the...

"Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst": Governor McMaster on Irma 09/09/17 2 P.M.

September 9, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Kaitlyn Park
McMaster Press conference

Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public in a press conference from South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Governor McMaster expressed his pride in the way that Team South Carolina had worked diligently to devise a “...

Understanding the Eclipse Through the Collection of Robert B. Ariail

August 31, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
ancient text with sun and moon

While many eyes were focused to the skies on Monday August 21, 2017, those at the University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections were focused on the past. The Irvin Department will be featuring an exhibition with highlights from the Robert B. Ariail...

Keeping Safe in the Summer Sun

July 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by 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...

Lindsay Blair, SWITCH | Crusaders Against Human Trafficking

June 15, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Lindsay Blair of SWITCH

Lindsay Blair is the Survivor Services Director for SWITCH, a nonprofit in Greenville, South Carolina. Their mission is "to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Upstate of South Carolina through awareness, prevention, demand, intervention, and restoration."...

What is a Century Plant?

June 8, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
century plant with text

Many Columbians will recognize the large plant that seems to spill over onto Rosewood Drive. But the plant has seen more buzz recently, due to the fact that it currently resembles something out of a Dr. Seuss story. A giant stalk has started growing from the plant to the...

How Do You Paint a Dream: Dalí at the CMA

May 4, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Dalí's Sandman

"We continue to love Dali, but the question is why?" Palmetto Scene spoke with Chief Curator Will South of the Columbia Museum of Art about the whimsy and wonder of Salvador Dalí, the man who captured our dreams. Yet many Dalí enthusiasts are unaware that the surrealist...

Sights and Sounds: Tartan Day South

April 14, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
men in kilts with tartan day south sign

Tartan Day South is an annual celebration of Celtic heritage that recognizes the history and impact of the Scots, Irish, Welsh and Scots-Irish have had on the Columbia region. Hosted at the Historic Columbia Speedway, there are classic highland athletics, music, food and...

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery in South Carolina

April 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
broken hotel sign

Human trafficking has come to the forefront of many Americans' minds through reporting, investigation and even popular culture. With legislation in 2012, South Carolina made a pledge to end the crime. But in 2016 alone, 73 reports related to human trafficking were made in...

How Should You Negotiate Your Salary?

March 23, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Voices by Kaitlyn Park
Jennet Robinson Alterman

As a woman building her career in the south in the 1970s, and a women's rights advocate, Jennet Robinson Alterman has learned the value of proper negotiation. Her advice? Whether you are male or female: research, state what you want, then "stop talking." She also discusses...

Tavia Gaddy, Project Manager, Greenville Area Development Corporation

March 9, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Voices by Kaitlyn Park
Tavia Gaddy laughing

Tavia Gaddy, Project Manager at Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), believes in the power of a positive attitude. When dealing with clients, "There’s no room for attitude or even to get upset. Move with it. If things don’t go your way, there’s always tomorrow...

What are Cloud Based Data Services?

March 2, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Voices by Kaitlyn Park
Lola Jordan of Companion Data Services

Lola Jordan speaks to Palmetto Voices about cloud based data services and their application in the business and beyond. Lola Jordan is the President of Companion Data Services, which offers secured systems development and manages hosting services specialized in the health...

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