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"Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See," Explained by Charles Williams

November 4, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
Artist Charles Williams explaining his artwork.

Charles Williams is an artist from Georgetown, South Carolina. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Advertising, and currently attends the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, where he will be...

Election Day: What You Need to Know

November 4, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
voting booth

On November 8, South Carolina, along with the rest of the country, will head to the polls to cast their votes. The SC Election Commission released all the information voters need to be aware of on Election Day. Q. I need to vote absentee. Can I still do that? What is the...

Conversations with the Candidates

November 1, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
flags with vote sign

With Election Day one week away and many focused on the race for the White House, there are several federal races in South Carolina on the ballot. We talked with qualified candidates running for both the U.S. House and Senate, as part of a special series the past few weeks...

Palmetto Scene Election Programming Continues

October 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
vote button

Palmetto Scene continues to air back-to-back episodes (Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., ETV) that will focus on candidates running for federal office in South Carolina. Although the biggest interest has been focused on the presidential race, here in South Carolina, all 7...

Fashion and Breast Cancer Awareness Merge at Lexington Luncheon

October 27, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
woman modeling at Fashion for a Cure luncheon

Eight years ago, breast cancer first significantly touched the life of Candy Sansbury and her sister Cindy Chambers. “Our mother was diagnosed with breast cancer around the same time as one of our employees and one of our best friends,” Sansbury remembers. “We brainstormed...

Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund Gets $100,000 Donation

October 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
tree on house

Nucor Corporation, the largest steel producer in the country, announced a $100,000 donation to help families impacted by Hurricane Matthew through the One SC Relief Fund. The fund was established after the 2015 flood to help families recovering from natural disasters. After...

Civil Air Patrol Celebrates 75 Years of Service to South Carolina

October 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Civil Air Patrol

Seventy-five years ago, President Harry Truman signed into law the incorporation of Civil Air Patrol as a nonprofit organization. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States...

How Florence Dealt With Massive Power Outages from Hurricane Matthew

October 14, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
October 10th in Florence, SC.

Florence, S.C. saw a massive number of power outages from Hurricane Matthew. We spoke to Charles Ellison, Duke Energy Company Spokesperson, about the damage that was done by the hurricane and how energy companies were working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible.

Waccamaw River Continues To Be of Great Concern: Governor Haley, Thursday Afternoon

October 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
flooding in Conway from the Waccamaw River

Governor Nikki Haley and her emergency team addressed the press in a conference from the South Carolina State House at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 13. The Waccamaw River is currently the area of most concern. “The hard part is the wait,” said Governor Haley. Director Taylor of South...

President Declares Disaster for State of South Carolina

October 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
A home with trees fallen

In response to Governor Nikki Haley’s request, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 13 counties most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew. The...

“Don’t ever say South Carolina is not resilient”: Governor Haley, Tuesday Afternoon

October 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
cleanup with a bulldozer on Surfside Beach

“The sun is shining and that is a blessing.” Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference at South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division just after noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Governor Haley stated that as rivers start to flow and as waters move, what was a hurricane...

Mayor of Beaufort on Recovery After Matthew

October 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
Mayor of Beaufort, SC, Billy Keyserling

Billy Keyserling, Mayor of Beaufort, S.C., speaks with Palmetto Scene about Beaufort's recovery efforts after Hurricane Matthew. Watch Palmetto Scene this Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m., as we look at how South Carolina rebuilds following the storm.

Sunday Game Day: #SCStrong

October 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
fans walk into Williams Brice Stadium

Despite Hurricane Matthew's whipping winds, destructive surges and heavy rainfall, the rescheduled University of South Carolina football game against University of Georgia had South Carolina residents coming together on a beautiful post-Matthew Sunday. While the state...

"South Carolina is getting stronger by the day": Governor Haley, Monday Afternoon

October 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
SCE&G workers in Charleston, SC

Governor Nikki Haley addressed the press from the Emergency Management Division (EMD) Monday afternoon, Oct. 10. Due to flooding from the rivers, Governor Haley changed the fly-over originally scheduled for Beaufort to a flight over Florence and Marion counties. There has...

Hurricane Matthew: Returning Home

October 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew

Residents affected by Hurricane Matthew should continue monitoring local news sources and verified, official social media feeds for the most up-to-date information about communities and what to do when returning home. At the request of local officials, Governor Nikki Haley...

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