York County

8th Grade Students Learn about SC Career Opportunities

November 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Teen CEO Day at Winthrop Coliseum

When it comes to the event Teen CEO Day , CEO stands for “Career Exploration Opportunity.” Teen CEO Day allows eighth grade students from Chester , Lancaster , and York Counties to talk with representatives from local companies about different career paths and the job...

York County's 1 Cent Sales Tax Improves Roads

October 31, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Pennies for Progress Sign

"We have a great place to live, we have great school systems, and people want to live here. They’re coming; it’s growing. Without pennies...my personal opinion is without pennies, there’s no way we could keep up with the roads infrastructure. And so, with pennies, we have...

A Brighter Future for Better Fathers

October 6, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by L. Lanier and K. Cannon
"My Father" sign at a Father's Day event.

The Lancaster Fatherhood Project is a nonprofit organization that focuses on helping noncustodial fathers become responsible and involved in their children’s lives. Tyrom Faulkner , the Executive Director for the Lancaster Fatherhood Project, talks about their goal as an...

UCI BMX World Championships Bring Economic Impact to Rock Hill

August 29, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
BMX World Championships

Rock hill, South Carolina , has a growing sports tourism industry designed to bring significant economic impact to the area. About seven years ago, the city of Rock Hill started developing the Riverwalk community, with one of its major attractions being the BMX Supercross...

Lending a Helping Hand: BMX Press Event | Endowment Intern Lauren

July 5, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Summer Interns by Lauren Lanier
Professional BMX Racers at The Rock Hill Track

The timer buzzed and the gate was let down on the hill of the starting point of the BMX racetrack . The racers took off speeding down the hill and going over jumps. The crowd was cheering as the racers sped around sharp turns closer to the finish line. It was hot and muggy...

BMX Media Showdown

June 28, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Novant Health Supercross Track

The sun beat down on the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track in Rock Hill, South Carolina, as media professionals from the area congregated at the registration booth. After they registered with The City of Rock Hill , they received one-day USA BMX licenses, got fitted for a...

Groundbreaking Historical Marker Installed in York, SC

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Liberian Migration Marker in York, SC

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church in York County, South Carolina , has a history that not many people know about. Allison Creek Presbyterian Church Pastor, Sam McGregor , explains, “It’s the greatest story of African American liberation that’s never been told…that centered...

A Spring Day at Glencairn Garden

May 19, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Lauren Lanier
Glencairn Garden in Rock Hill, SC

It’s warm and sunny out. Bees are collecting nectar as flowers start to bloom at Glencairn Garden . Visitors are enjoying the spring day, while the turtles and ducks cool off in the ponds of the garden. It is the perfect place to spend a couple of hours of your day in Rock...

Getting Started | Endowment Intern Lauren

May 17, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Summer Interns by Lauren Lanier
Thames Farm in Chester County, SC

Written by: ETV Carolinas Endowment Intern Lauren Lanier I am currently in the second week of my ETV Endowment internship with SCETV and creating my first blog on my experience, so far, and what I have learned. I am so excited and grateful that I have this opportunity to...

Come See Me Festival 2017

April 28, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Arts and Craft Project at Come See Me

The Come See Me Festival in Rock Hill, South Carolina, has been around for more than 50 years. It is described as the annual “salute to spring,” with nearly 80 events and activities. The festival consists of music concerts, tailgates, a Barbecue Cook-off, tours, car shows,...

ETV Carolinas Hosts Science Bowl

March 15, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Pictures from 2017 Science Bowl

The sound of buzzers fills ETV Carolinas’ Studio. Elementary school children anxiously chat amongst themselves, trying to decide on a correct answer, before having their team captain say it out loud. This is because, as Science Instructional Specialist of Rock Hill Schools...

Segregated Marine Says, "You can't get enough education"

February 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
B.S Plair at Hermon Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC.

B.S. Plair of Rock Hill, South Carolina, served for the Montford Point Marines in 1945, until he was honorably discharged in 1946. The Montford Point Marines were based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina , and were the first African American Marines to serve in the military,...

South Carolinian Helps Preserve Southern History by Giving Walking Tours

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Robert Ryals, owner of Walkin' Talkin' Tours

Fort Mill resident Robert Ryals has devoted his life to living history. He is a ‘story-teller of facts’ and tour guide for Walkin’ Talkin’ Tours , which he co-owns with his wife. Of his career path he says, “If you’re pursuing your passion, you never have to work a day in...

Friendship 9 Member Discusses the Civil Rights Movement

February 1, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
David Williamson Jr. at The Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC

The Friendship 9 consisted of students from Friendship Junior College . These students are best known for their historic one-mile walk from Friendship Junior College to McCrory’s Variety Store on January 31, 1961. They walked into the front door of McCrory’s expecting...

Behind The Scenes with the Freedom Walkway Artists

February 1, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

On January 31, 1961, civil rights history was made in South Carolina. African American students from Friendship Junior College walked a mile to stage a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter on Main Street in Rock Hill, South Carolina. On that day, they had a mission. Their...

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