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Fashion and Breast Cancer Awareness Merge at Lexington Luncheon

October 27, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn 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 Aimee 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 Tabitha 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 Kaitlyn 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 Kaitlyn 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 Tabitha 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 Kaitlyn 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 Kaitlyn 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 Kaitlyn 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 Kaitlyn 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 Tabitha 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...

Hurricane Matthew: Ways to Volunteer and Donate

October 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Donations Here Sign at Red Cross Shelter

Please see the information below to volunteer or donate in support of Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. For additional information, please call 1-888-585-9643. Volunteer Services South Carolina greatly appreciates all offers to help with clean-up and recovery efforts in...

"This was Team South Carolina at our best," Haley, Sunday Morning

October 9, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Car driving through flooded water

The forecast of good weather this coming week is giving authorities a sigh of relief as they continue with clean-up from Hurricane Matthew. One of the big concerns now is the water levels on a couple of South Carolina rivers. "The Waccamaw River is at 14 feet now. We do...

"Remember we are blessed": Governor Haley, Saturday Evening

October 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
tree down near the VA hospital on Garners Ferry

"Today was a day of trying to identify exactly where we stand," Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division, Saturday evening at 6 p.m. The representative from the National Weather Service said that Hurricane Matthew...

Evacuees Can't Escape Hurricane Matthew

October 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
tree limbs on cars in Rosewood, Columbia

Even evacuees of Hurricane Matthew can not escape the relentless storm here in the Midlands. Hilton Head resident, Sherri Shumaker, left the island only to wake up to find a tree limb hanging on a power line just above her car in downtown Columbia. Should the line break her...

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