Palmetto Scene

Charleston Harbor Receives Fund for Deepening

May 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Charleston Port

The Charleston Harbor Deepening Project has received $17.5 million in construction funding as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2017 Fiscal Year Work Plan. An additional $16.1 million is dedicated to the project for operations and maintenance, which includes dredging...

Richland County Library Wins National Award

May 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by J. Underwood
RCPL Main Branch

The Richland County Library in Columbia was recently honored by The Institute of Museum and Library Services as a recipient of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award is the highest honor that is given to museums and libraries, and Richland County’...

Chester County Farm Raises All-Natural Products

May 15, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
Thames Farm in Fort Lawn, SC.

“I love meeting people of the community and having them come back and tell me, ‘I loved your pork chops, I love your sausages…we get so satisfied when we eat it, your chicken seems to go further than what I get from the grocery store…I love your eggs, my cakes are better.’...

How Do You Paint a Dream: Dalí at the CMA

May 4, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. 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...

Lee Correctional Facility Making Music

May 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Drums

For the last four years, a chamber music ensemble from Carnegie Hall in New York City comes to Bishopville to spend a week as part of a program through the S.C. Department of Corrections. The group, Decodas, works with inmates at the Lee Correctional Facility to compose...

Clemson Engineering Students Improve Healthcare-Related Companies

May 1, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
Clemson Students with Shea Tolbert, General Family and Cosmetic Dentist at Family Dental Health.

Each year, students in the Industrial Engineering program at Clemson University complete senior projects. These projects culminate their four years at the university and allow them to use their education to benefit businesses in the area. This year, a few students had the...

S.C. Forestry Commission Celebrates Nine Decades

April 27, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Forestry Commission Celebration

The SC Forestry Commission celebrated its 90th anniversary with a tree planting ceremony at the State House and announced the economic impact of the state's forestry industry. A Clemson University study found that the industry has a $21 billion impact on the state's economy...

Are We Ready for the Future?

April 17, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
Produce

In a lot of ways, the world is moving way too fast for me. It’s the little things that make me take notice of this changing world. For example, on a recent trip to a big box store (you know, the biggie of the big box stores) I actually found myself voluntarily checking...

Sights and Sounds: Tartan Day South

April 14, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. 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...

Stories From Her Kitchen, Charleston Wine and Food Festival

April 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Stories From Her Kitchen

For the 12th year, the Charleston Wine and Food festival has brought in chefs from all over the world to cook and entertain the thousands of visitors that ascend on the Holy City. We kept it local though, and caught up with some of our favorite Southern chefs, who just...

The Sport of Duck Hunting

April 4, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
The Catfish Farm

South Carolina has long been known as a sportsman’s paradise – boating, fishing, and hunting. We visited with the SC Department of Natural Resources and The Catfish Farm in Marion, S.C. to find out how we can protect the future of one of the state’s most popular outdoor...

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery in South Carolina

April 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. 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...

Young Poets Recognized at Statewide Event

April 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Woodson with young poet

Over 600 South Carolina students sent in original work for the SC State Library's "Young Minds Dreaming" Poetry Contest. The poetry contest was organized as part of this year's May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture series. South Carolina students in grades 3-12 were invited to submit...

Meals on Wheels

April 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Cornfoot
meals on wheels

South Carolina ranks fourth worst in the nation for senior hunger. Palmetto Scene takes a trip with Meals on Wheels and we learn the importance of this volunteer-driven program.

SC Farmers See Devastating Loss

March 22, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
peaches

In the past several days, South Carolina has seen record high and record low temperatures. Due to the record low temperatures, peach farmers are facing extreme damage to this year’s harvest. Because of the unseasonably warm winter the state has seen this winter, the peach...

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