Aimee Crouch

Sustainability at Sierra Nevada

By Aimee Crouch

Sierra Nevada bottlesSierra Nevada helped launch the craft beer movement decades ago with the business model of reduce, recycle, and reuse. We visited their second location right over the S.C. border to see how that business model is still being used today.

Virtual School Helps Young Singer

By Aimee Crouch

Shelby ShealySouth Carolina educational options continue to grow with the addition of charter and virtual schools. And some students are beginning to see that traditional brick and mortar schools might not be the best fit for them. Shelby Shealy, an aspiring country music star, is one of those students.

Latest Poll Finds SC Approval Ratings for Trump Higher than National Average

By Aimee Crouch

Vote, flag signsThe most recent Winthrop Poll was released today and touched on approval ratings for state and national leaders, along with important issues that are being discussed across the country. President Donald Trump’s S.C. approval rating is higher than the national average at 42% of all respondents. The 81% of respondents who identify themselves as Republicans support the president in the latest poll. And with one month until filing closes for the governor’s race, S.C. Governor Henry McMaster, who is backed by Trump, has an approval rating of 47%. His disapproval rating and those not sure of him...

A Biltmore Christmas

By Aimee Crouch

Banquet HallOn Christmas Eve of 1895, the public got its first look at America’s Largest Home when owner George Vanderbilt opened the doors for all to see. And still today, many Americans flock to The Biltmore during the holiday season to step back in time and experience the spirit Christmas. Biltmore Floral Designer, Lizze Borchers, gives us a tour of some of her favorite rooms decorated for the season. *Additional Video Provided By The Biltmore Estate

S.C. State University - The Marching Band

By Aimee Crouch

bandIn South Carolina football is king, but for many schools in the state it's a time when fans get to experience spectacular half-time shows. We visited SC State’s marching band a few years ago to see what it’s like to be the best of the best. This story is part of Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising campaign supported by the American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen public media initiative. We will continue to highlight the people and places that make up the historically black colleges and universities in our state.

S.C. State University Great, Willie Jeffries

By Aimee Crouch

Coach Willie JeffriesWillie Jeffries, a legendary football player and coach, broke barriers and records throughout his career, which began at S.C. State University in Orangeburg. This story is part of Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising campaign supported by the American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen public media initiative. We will continue to highlight the people and places that make up the historically black colleges and universities in our state.

Inmates Find Peace Through Writing

By Aimee Crouch

writingInmates at the Perry Correctional Institute, located in Pelzer, have found a way to connect with one another and express themselves through a writing program called The Writers Block. Through classes, writing, and sharing, they have a new outlook on life, and are, for many, published authors.

BMW South Carolina Celebrates 25 Years

By Aimee Crouch

BMWThe BMW Group celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Spartanburg manufacturing plant with the unveiling of the all-new BMW X3. The BMW X model is produced in the South Carolina plant for both the U.S. and global markets and in 2016 produced more than 40,000 units. The BMW Group has invested $8 billion in the Spartanburg production location and has produced 3.9 million vehicles. It has become the largest BMW manufacturing plant within the span of 25 years. Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, said “the success story in the U.S. would not have been...

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