Aimee Crouch

Mayor Joe Riley, Remembering Charleston

By Aimee Crouch

Mother Emanuel

One year ago, during Bible study at Mother Emanuel church, nine people were murdered, and countless others were affected.

We spoke with former Mayor Joe Riley about how the community, city, and state responded after the tragedy.

Governor Haley Reflects on Charleston

By Aimee Crouch

Mother Emanuel

Governor Nikki Haley talks with Palmetto Scene about the response of the state after the tragedy at Mother Emanuel in Charleston one year ago.

Sen. Pinckney's Portrait Unveiled at the State House

By Aimee Crouch

Senator Clementa Pinckney

On Thursday, the late Senator Clementa Pinckney's portrait was unveiled in the State Senate. SCETV streamed the ceremony live. Stay tuned to SCETV and Palmetto Scene for more coverage, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charleston.

Sustainability at The Biltmore Estate

By Aimee Crouch

The Biltmore

When George Vanderbilt envisioned his grand estate in Asheville, N.C. in the late 1800s, his goal was for it to be a self-sustaining property. Today, still family owned, the Biltmore continues to honor his vision throughout the 8,000-acre estate in many ways.

Behind the Scenes of The Biltmore's Biodiesel Facility

By Aimee Crouch

canola oil seeds

The Biltmore has been a sustainable estate since George Vanderbilt's original vision in the late 1800s. Today, the family owned property has put a focus on energy efficiency with biodiesel and solar energy production. Ted Katsigianis, V.P. of Agriculture and Environmental Science, explains the process of the biodiesel facility and the many uses that come from the production.

For more on The Biltmore's energy efficiency, watch Palmetto Scene Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Behind the Scenes of The Biltmore's Production Garden

By Aimee Crouch

Biltmore Production Garden

When George Vanderbilt built The Biltmore in the late 1800s, his goal was to make the estate sustainable in many areas, one being agriculture. Eli Herman, the manager of the production garden, gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the greenhouse and tells us how they are continuing Vanderbilt's mission today.

For more on The Biltmore, watch Palmetto Scene, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Senator Clementa Pinckney's Portrait To Be Unveiled

By Aimee Crouch

Sen. Clementa Pinckney

On the floor of the S.C. Senate today, Senator Gerald Malloy announced that a portrait of the late Senator Clementa Pinckney would be unveiled on May 25. Senator Pinckney was one of the nine murdered at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston last June.

Malloy said, "This portrait will be a lasting tribute to the life of Senator Pinckney, appropriately reflecting his service to our citizens and his church. But more importantly, it will be a constant lesson of the power of grace in the face of tragedy.”

Latest Winthrop Poll Looks at Race Relations in SC

By Aimee Crouch

SC State House

This past year in S.C. has been a tragic, yet historic time. After the shooting of Walter Scott, the murders at Mother Emanuel, and the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, the discussion of race has increased throughout the state.

Catawba Art Photo Exhibit

By Aimee Crouch

camera lens

In the late 1990s, the Catawba Nation received federal recognition. Photojournalist and Filmmaker Catherine Bauknight set out to document the revival of the tribe.  Her photo essay exhibit, at the Native American Center in Lancaster, gives us a glimpse of life as a Catawba Indian.

 

Second Inland Port Being Discussed

By Aimee Crouch

port of charleston

Due to the success of the inland port in Greer, the S.C. Ports Authority is looking into opening a second facility.

The SCPA is seeing an increased demand for a second inland port, due to the fact that since 2011, intermodal volume has increased 166 percent.  Approximately 23 percent of the containers that came through the Port of Charleston were moved by rail last year.

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