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SCETV Names New President

September 20, 2017 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
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 Public Radio, following a nationwide search. He succeeds Linda O’Bryon, who announced her intention to resign last...

O'Bryon Receives Order of the Palmetto

September 21, 2017 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
Linda O'Bryon accepts the Order of the Palmetto from Dr. Brent Nelsen

Linda O’Bryon has been awarded The Order of the Palmetto by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. This prestigious award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the life and well-being of South Carolina and her people. O’Bryon, who has led South Carolina...

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

September 12, 2017 - Posted in ETV by K. 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...

The Latest: Gov. Lifts Barrier Island Evacuation Order, Cleanup Begins

September 12, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Palmetto Blvd. at Edisto Beach on Sept. 12, 2017.

The latest on now Tropical Storm Irma's effects in South Carolina (all times local): 4 p.m. BEAUFORT -- Betsy Binette, who owns a crossfit gym with her husband Ted, was getting her workout in Tuesday. She squatted and pushed heavy chunks of pine tree into a pile after Ted...

Irma: A Storm To Be Reckoned With

September 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Sullivan
Photo after the storm

BEAUFORT, SC- After three years in Beaufort, I have experienced two hurricanes here...Matthew in October 2016 and now Irma. Waiting on a hurricane is very different in a town surrounded by water. There is so much preparation before hand. The house, pets, and outdoor...

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

September 11, 2017 - Posted in ETV by K. 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...

VIDEO: Irma's Rain And Wind Arrive in South Carolina

September 11, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Folly Beach around high tide on Sept. 11, 2017.

The latest on now Tropical Storm Irma's effects in South Carolina (all times local): 6:45 p.m. BEAUFORT -- Authorities are in the process of performing a damage assessment of roadways and causeways in the area that is expected to be completed Tuesday morning. Once it's...

Road Into Rivers: Hurricane Irma at Isle of Palms

September 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Storm surge at Isle of Palms

ISLE OF PALMS - With heavy rain and winds peaking at 43 mph, residents of the Isle of Palms are weathering Hurricane Irma with bated breath. Some streets on the barrier island are turning into rivers. Isle of Palms Weather has reported 1.78 inches of rain since 12:00 AM...

Coastal Devastation: Photos from Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Isle of Palms

Images from around the state of the devastation from Hurricane Irma.

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 K. 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...

The Latest: South Carolina Braces For Hurricane Irma Winds, Flooding

September 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The scene from Folly Beach as wind from Hurricane Irma whips sand and waves on Sept. 10, 2017.

The latest on hurricane preparations in South Carolina (all times local): 7:50 p.m. BEAUFORT -- County officials are warning evacuees not to post information, including addresses, to social media about their vacant homes to prevent would-be thieves from targeting them. 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 K. 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 “...

Riverbanks Zoo on Preparing for Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park and T. Safdi
Riverbanks Zoo

Monkeys in offices and flamingos in public bathrooms? Those are just a few places where Riverbanks Zoo has housed animals during storms in the past. With Hurricane Irma looming in the Caribbean, the staff at the zoo are continuing to work hard to make sure animals and their...

Hurricane Irma Closings

September 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Hurricane Irma.

Gov. Henry McMaster said Thursday that schools and government offices could be closed on Monday and Tuesday in some or all of the state's 46 counties. A decision on that is forthcoming. The following are current closings and other announcements related to Hurricane Irma:...

State Public Hotline Activated

September 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by SCEMD
scemd heaquarters

Columbia, S.C. (Friday, Sept. 8, 2017) – Residents in South Carolina who have questions about Hurricane Irma can now call the state’s toll-free hotline. Operators with the Public Information Phone System (PIPS) are available 24 hours a day for as long as is needed. If you...

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