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People's Rally in SC State Capital: #WhyWeMarch

January 21, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
people rally at the South Carolina state house

Women, men and children of all ages gathered on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, for a People's Rally and Strategy Summit at the South Carolina State House. The rally was planned as a sister event for the Women's March on Washington, D.C. Attendees marched to Columbia's Music Farm...

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

January 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn 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 Kaitlyn 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 Aimee 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...

USC's Economists Release 2017 Economic Forecast

December 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee 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 Lynn 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,...

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

December 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn 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 Tabitha 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 Kaitlyn 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 Tabitha 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 Kaitlyn 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 Kaitlyn 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...

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

November 4, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn 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 Aimee 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 Aimee 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...

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