Rock Hill: City on the Move

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
 Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols.  On Jan. 8, 2018, Echols will complete a 20 year tenure as the City's longest serving mayor.

Doug Echols concludes his 20 year tenure as Mayor of Rock Hill, SC on Jan. 8, 2018. He is the longest serving Mayor in Rock Hill history. Attorney and former City Council member John Gettys assumes the Mayor's Office. Rock Hill is a City on the move. It is now the fifth...

Allen University

January 4, 2018 - Posted in HBCU Rising
Allen University

Allen University, which was founded in 1881 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was named in honor of Richard Allen, founder of the denomination. Established four years after the University of South Carolina was closed to African Americans, Allen helped fill a...

South Carolina State University

January 4, 2018 - Posted in HBCU Rising
SC State University

South Carolina State University was founded in 1896 as the Colored Normal, Industrial, Agricultural, & Mechanical College of S.C., with its origins in the Morrill Land Grant Acts of 1862 and 1890, providing for land-grant colleges. Intended "for the best education of...

Claflin University

January 4, 2018 - Posted in HBCU Rising
Claflin University

Claflin College, founded in 1869 as Claflin University, is the oldest historically black college in S.C. and was established to "advance the cause of education, and maintain a first-class institution ... open to all without distinction of race or color." It was named for...

Benedict College

January 4, 2018 - Posted in HBCU Rising
Benedict College

Benedict Institute was founded in 1870 by the American Baptist Home Mission Society to provide education for freedmen and their children. The school was named for Stephen Benedict, an abolitionist from Rhode Island who left money to the Society at his death. Established to...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, January 2018

January 4, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Anthony Padgett
South Carolina State House

Dear Viewers and Listeners: Happy New Year! As we usher in 2018, SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio are gearing up for an exciting, productive year. Our annual coverage of the S.C. Legislature, State House Today , returns to the ETV World schedule, bringing viewers live...

This South Carolina Town is Home to the World's Smallest Police Station

January 2, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Town of Ridgeway

Full of beauty and small town charm, Ridgeway offers visitor's a chance to step back in time to experience the Old South past. Visitor's can see the world's smallest police station, have lunch at the Tea Room and even see some antiques at the local hardware store.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

January 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

South Carolina Prepares to Issue Real I.D.s

January 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
A regular, or non-compliant, drivers license.  It has no gold star and bears the phrase, "not for federal identification."

The Real I.D. Act of 2005 was passed by Congress in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks to standardize government-issued identifications, like drivers' licenses, for security purposes. Beginning in 2018, South Carolinians will be able to get a Real I.D., which they must have...

Traditions in the New Year

December 29, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot

Earlier this year we learned about certain superstitions many of us have. As we get ready to ring in a new year, a look at some more traditions celebrated during this time of year.

Narrative: "Together We Grew"

December 26, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Marcia Peter and facilitator Felix Lopez, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. When StoryCorps visited Columbia in 2016, Marcia Peters talked with facilitator...

Research Related to In-Vivo Microscopy

December 26, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
Health Focus logo

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. David Lewin about research related to In-Vivo Microscopy—a new technology that allows physicians and researchers to look at living tissue, at a microscopic level. Dr. David Lewin, is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and...

Columbia's Inclement Weather Center: Shelter from Cold, Flood and Gale

December 22, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
The Inclement Weather Center is located at 191 Calhoun Street, and opens on winter nights that are forecasted at 40 degrees or below.

Winter is an especially difficult time of year for unhoused South Carolinians. As temperatures dip below freezing throughout the season, the threat of hypothermia is ever-present. That’s why several nonprofits in the Midlands have forged together each winter since 2014 to...

Patrick Davis and Family

December 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Patrick Davis

We visit Camden, SC with singer, songwriter Patrick Davis and his musical family.

West Columbia Man Brings the Spirit of Christmas Alive as Santa Claus

December 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Arthur Erskine of West Columbia and friend.

Most men don’t frequent beauty parlors, but Arthur “Cotton” Erskine of West Columbia visits his every day from Thanksgiving to Christmas to prepare his hair and long beard for a role he’s portrayed for years: Santa Claus. “Santa Cotton,” as he is known, becomes the Jolly...