Aimee Crouch

A Brighter Future for Children in Foster Care

By Aimee Crouch

Foster Care

Did you know that once a child leaves the foster care system, there is a 50% chance they will be unemployed? Or, A 25% chance they will be imprisoned? But despite these negative statistics, there are also many positive outcomes—like Krystel, a former child of foster care, who uses her experience as a way to advocate for children now in the system and to work with organizations that helped her during those difficult years.

Housing the Homeless in Greenville

By Aimee Crouch

Greenville

There are currently hundreds of homeless people roaming the streets of Greenville, a city nationally recognized for its amazing growth and beauty. To help with the issue, a group of senior citizens started an initiative called SEARCHlight to help find caring solutions for its homeless population. They partnered with United Housing Connections and several others to build Church Street Place. United Housing Connections has seen success through a similar project and they've learned it's not just a roof over someone's head, but services and security they can't find on the street.

Gates Talks Reconstruction in Beaufort

By Aimee Crouch

Gates

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. joined South Carolina ETV's Beryl Dakers in Beaufort, South Carolina to discuss his latest project, Reconstruction.

SC Legislators Honor Clemson Football

By Aimee Crouch

Swinney Addresses Legislature

In a joint session of the S.C. House and S.C. Senate, Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney and the Clemson football team were honored for winning the 2018 national championship. Swinney addressed both chambers, where he spoke of working together for the betterment of South Carolina.

A Special Governor's Mansion Holiday Tour

By Aimee Crouch

Christmas tree

Since 1981, the Columbia Garden Club has been decorating the South Carolina Governor's Mansion. Each year the theme changes, but the decorations are always fresh and beautiful. We take a tour of this year's festive decorations, with an appearance from a special guest., the first dog, Mac!

The Charleston Benne Wafer

By Aimee Crouch

benne wafers

People from all around the world have been descending on the South, and South Carolina in general, for their unusual and delectable cuisine. We went down to Charleston to try a product made only in the Lowcountry.

Me, Myself and I

By Aimee Crouch

paint

The arts are important throughout our lives, but especially in the early stages. This summer, the Children’s Fine and Performing Arts Foundation in Charleston hosted a special day, where children with autism learned to express themselves using self-portraits.

Memorial Plans for Mother Emanuel

By Aimee Crouch

Mother Emanuel

Three years ago, the people of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, the city of Charleston, and our entire state, mourned the tragic deaths of nine parishioners.  As the church celebrated the 200th anniversary of its joining the A.M.E. church, a plan was unveiled by Michael Arad, the architect who designed the 9/11 Memorial. Arad hopes the eventual memorial will give visitors to this historic sanctuary a designated place to mourn…and to remember.

The next step in the process is raising an estimated $15 million needed to build the memorial before breaking ground.

The Importance of HAM Radio During a Storm

By Aimee Crouch

Antenna

With Hurricane Florence heading to the coast, communications could become an issue between emergency personnel. HAM, or amateur radio, is used when nothing else will work.

S.C. Emergency Management Director, Kim Stenson said, "Amateur radio, ham radio, is extremely important to emergency management, not just here but in every state in the U.S. It’s a form of communication that may work, or will work, when all the other systems are down and it’s proved that in numerous disasters here recently."

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips to Follow During Storm

By Aimee Crouch

Food

As Hurricane Florence heads for South Carolina, the probability of many in the area losing power and flooding is high. One area that this can affect is food safety.  The USDA recommends consumers take the following steps to reduce waste and the risk of foodborne illness before, during and after the storm.

Steps to follow in advance of losing power:

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