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Sister Rally in Columbia on Saturday to Support Women's March on Washington

January 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
SC State house

On Saturday, Jan. 21, just after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands of women will attend the Women's March on Washington, in Washington, D.C. In a news release from South Carolina March Organizers, Charleston resident Hayne Beattie-Gray, the...

CMA Brings Its Own Flare to CUT! Costume and the Cinema

January 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
The opening of the gallery for the CUT costume design exhibit

Katherine Wallworth, the Columbia Museum of Art's new curator, discusses how the museum's collection of decorative arts brought something unique to CUT! Costume and the Cinema , the traveling costume exhibit from London's renowned costume firm, Cosprop, and Minnesota's...

Winter Weather Coming to the Palmetto State

January 5, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
snow flake

As South Carolina prepares for possible winter weather this weekend, the S.C. Deparment of Transportation is prepping roads in advance. Crews will begin working on interstates and major roads in the upstate today and continue the work in the Midlands and the Pee Dee...

Hanukkah: Lighting the Darkness

December 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Menorah lights for Hanukkah

Rabbi Hesh Epstein of the Chabad of South Carolina explains Hanukkah and why this festival of lights is so important to the Jewish faith. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights and days. It starts on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar...

USC's Economists Release 2017 Economic Forecast

December 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
money

The University of South Carolina’s economists at The Darla Moore School of Business unveiled their 2017 economic forecast and they expect gains for the state this upcoming year. The state continues to add more jobs and expects incomes to rise for S.C. families. Job growth...

Catholic Sisters Help South Carolina Town

December 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Cornfoot
Felician sister

South Carolina ranks in the top ten nationally for its high poverty levels, and during the holiday season, many people like to give to those less fortunate. In the town of Kingstree, a group of Catholic Sisters aims to help those in need and teach the value of giving back,...

Holiday Fun Across the Palmetto State - The Upstate

December 9, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
cabin in mountains decorated for christmas

As the winter holidays are approaching, there are many exciting events happening throughout South Carolina for families to celebrate the season. The Upstate Anderson Christmas Gift Light Festival Experience 2.4 miles of lights in Anderson, SC . This year the event will...

Holiday Fun Across the Palmetto State - The Midlands

December 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
Governor's Christmas tree SC statehouse

As the winter holidays are approaching, there are many exciting events happening throughout South Carolina for families to celebrate the season. The Midlands Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes and Anniversary Kick Off Party The 40th Anniversary of Camden's Candlelight Tour of...

Holiday Fun Across the Palmetto State - The Lowcountry

December 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
snowman made of sand

As the winter holidays are approaching, there are many exciting events happening throughout South Carolina for families to celebrate the season. The Lowcountry Annual Edisto Christmas Parade The 26th Annual Christmas Parade will proceed down Palmetto Boulevard on Edisto...

75 Years Later, Rock Hill Resident Reveals a Truth About Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
Manning Kimmel, grandson of Admiral Husband Kimmel.

This December marks the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a “date that will live in infamy,” according to former president Franklin Roosevelt. His speech continues as he explains that December 7, 1941 is the day when “the United States of America was suddenly and...

Cocky's Reading Express Promoting Early Literacy Across SC

December 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Cocky's Reading Express at a school

At a Title 1 school in rural South Carolina, a bus pulls up to the front door. Out of the bus walk a few University of South Carolina students. The purpose of the visit today is to surprise students in 4K through 2 nd grade with some group reading and USC’s mascot, Cocky...

Civil Rights Leaders Recognized in Rock Hill, SC

November 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

On November 14, 2016, important civil rights leaders were recognized at The Palmetto Room in Rock Hill, S.C. The event started with a dedication of the Freedom Walkway and continued with a screening of “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise." The event culminated with a...

StoryCorps in Columbia, South Carolina

November 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
The StoryCorp Mobile Booth

StoryCorps is in Columbia, South Carolina to collect interviews with residents. StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. They acheive this by recording and...

SCETV and SC Public Radio Welcome StoryCorps to Columbia, SC

November 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
StoryCorps Airstream trailer

On Thursday, Nov. 18, StoryCorps , EdVenture and South Carolina Public Radio held a press conference to announce the beginning of StoryCorps' tenure in the Palmetto State. StoryCorps gives people the opportunity to record conversations with someone else—a loved one, a...

Riverwalk Development Brings Economic Growth to Rock Hill

November 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
Photo of competitors at the UCI BMX World Cup Event held in Rock Hill, SC.

Based on the sight of the Celanese Acetate Filament Plant, Riverwalk is a community in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It features housing, dining, shopping and athletic opportunities. The plant is a major part of Rock Hill’s history and economy, employing as many as 2,300...

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