Palmetto Scene

SC Veterans Recall Bob Hope and His Vietnam USO Shows

September 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Bob Hope during on of his USO shows

Starting in World War II, Bob Hope began a tradition of visiting troops during the holiday season. The United Service Organization (USO) started sending Hollywood and radio entertainers to perform. From 1964 to 1972, Hope included South Vietnam in is holiday season tours...

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...

A Hero's Welcome Home: The Vietnam Experience

August 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dog Tags from lost South Carolinians at the Vietnam Exhibit

Patriots Point brings the history of the Vietnam War to life in this fully immersive 2 ½ acre exhibit called the Vietnam Experience . From viewing dog tags at the beginning of the exhibit, 895 South Carolinian's died in the Vietnam War. For a 360, immersive view of the...

UCI BMX World Championships Bring Economic Impact to Rock Hill

August 29, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
BMX World Championships

Rock hill, South Carolina , has a growing sports tourism industry designed to bring significant economic impact to the area. About seven years ago, the city of Rock Hill started developing the Riverwalk community, with one of its major attractions being the BMX Supercross...

Southern Lights: Highlighting History, Art, and Columbia's Rivers

August 22, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Southern Lights Art Instillation

Southern Lights , a signature, long-term art installation by artist Chris Robinson, will span the Congaree River between the Blossom Street and Gervais Street bridges. Southern Lights is a unique and one-of-a-kind artistic piece, largely because of its ambitious scale and...

Behind the Scenes: Photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse Production

August 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Ecplise

South Carolina is the prime location for a total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. On Aug. 21, 2017, the eclipse begins near Lincoln City, OR, at 1:15 p.m. Totality ends at 2:48 p.m. near Charleston, S.C. South Carolina ETV and...

Inmates Find Peace Through Writing

August 14, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
writing

Inmates at the Perry Correctional Institute, located in Pelzer, have found a way to connect with one another and express themselves through a writing program called The Writers Block. Through classes, writing, and sharing, they have a new outlook on life, and are, for many...

Catawba Pottery Tradition Withstands the Test of Time

July 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Catawba Potter Keith "Little Bear" Brown creates pottery.

“Catawba Pottery is the oldest Native pottery tradition east of the Mississippi River that’s been produced continuously throughout time,” Catawba Potter Keith “Little Bear” Brown explains. Catawba Pottery used to have solely utilitarian uses but is now modernly created as...

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...

Behind the Garden Gate at Spoleto Festival USA

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

BMW South Carolina Celebrates 25 Years

June 27, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
BMW

The BMW Group celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Spartanburg manufacturing plant with the unveiling of the all-new BMW X3. The BMW X model is produced in the South Carolina plant for both the U.S. and global markets and in 2016 produced more than 40,000...

The Columbia Floods and the Problem with Impervious Surfaces

June 19, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Imani King
The Columbia floods and the Impervious Problem

The word catastrophic was coined to describe the 2015 floods in Columbia, South Carolina. The severe flooding trapped residents in their homes, standing by for rescue teams' assistance. Photos from the Weather Channel compare normal conditions to flood conditions and the...

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."...

Snakes!

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
snake

As we transition to warmer temperatures in S.C. , we begin to see nature blossoming all around us. Trees and flowers start to bloom, animals begin to mate and bring forth new life, and snakes begin to wake from their hibernation. Not all snakes are to be feared. It is...

Groundbreaking Historical Marker Installed in York, SC

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Liberian Migration Marker in York, SC

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church in York County, South Carolina , has a history that not many people know about. Allison Creek Presbyterian Church Pastor, Sam McGregor , explains, “It’s the greatest story of African American liberation that’s never been told…that centered...

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