Holly Bounds Jackson

Preparing for Hurricane Season

By Holly Bounds Jackson

Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew at Hunting Island State Park.

SC Department of Insurance Director Ray Farmer spoke with SCETV recently about the importance of getting flood insurance as soon as possible.  It’s important to understand it takes 30 days before the insurance goes into effect.  

Just one inch of water can cause around $25,000 worth of damage, yet most South Carolinians do not have flood Insurance and home owners policies do not cover flooding.  Right now less than 10% of people in SC have flood insurance, according to the SC DOI.

By The River Production Underway

By Holly Bounds Jackson

By The River set is under construction for Season 2.

Production is now underway for the second season of By The River, a collaborative effort of SCETV and The University of South Carolina Beaufort’s communication studies program.  The interview-style show, that highlights authors from South Carolina and the southeast, has a whole new look this year.  Instead of using the virtual set shown in Season One, a new physical set was built by Josh Thompson of Columbia, who will also serve as the show’s lighting director. 

Children Play a Big Role at Hilton Head PGA Tournament

By Holly Bounds Jackson

Children have lots of fun to choose from at RBC Heritage on Hilton Head

The annual PGA tournament held for half a century on Hilton Head Island is a big attraction, not just for long-time golf fans, but for budding ones, too.

Each year the tournament seems to add more activities aimed at kids and incorporates ways they can interact with the players.

Inmates Find Hope and Change in Allendale Correctional Art Program

By Holly Bounds Jackson

Inmates at ACI find hope and change through art program.

Behind the fences and beneath the barbed wire of Allendale Correctional Institution (ACI), is a group of men who proudly call themselves The Advanced Artists of Allendale. They’ve each demonstrated a willingness to try new mediums, practice new skills and through that, they’ve displayed a passion that- before prison- they never knew they had.

New Look Coming for By The River

By Holly Bounds Jackson

New By The River set

Season Two of By The River will look a whole lot different than the first season. This month a new set is being constructed, with the help of the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) students who also take part in the show's production.  While the entire look won't be revealed for a couple months, we can reveal that the set has a "coastal theme."  

Also, the By The River author selection committee has met and reviewed author submissions for Season Two.  Authors selected should anticipate a call or email within the next few weeks.  

Culinary Institute of the South set to open in 2020 in Bluffton

By Holly Bounds Jackson

Culinary Institute of the South set to open in 2020 in Bluffton

The Culinary Institute of the South at the Technical College of the Lowcountry is set to open in the fall of 2020, according to the Beaufort County school.  

This 26,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility is funded by more than $11.5 million from Beaufort County, Beaufort County School District and the Town of Bluffton.

Stephanie Austin Edwards Featured on By The River

By Holly Bounds Jackson

Stephanie Austin Edwards with By The River host Holly Jackson and production crew from USCB.

Author Stephanie Austin Edwards, who will be featured Thanksgiving Day on By The River, has lived a life full of interesting stories.  A former dancer, Edwards spent time on Broadway and worked with stars like Michael Jackson and Woody Allen.  While her experiences made for exciting memories, she ultimately chose to go back to her roots - the South Carolina Lowcountry.  Edwards, author of What We Set in Motion, gives viewers of By The River a glimpse of her journey as an author and also as a friend to Pat Conroy, the late legendary Lowcountry autho

Author John Warley To Appear on By The River

By Holly Bounds Jackson

John Warley

What exactly makes "a Southern girl"? Depending on where you grew up, the answer will likely differ. John Warley's book A Southern Girl is about the international adoption of his only daughter and the revelation of "subtle racism and exclusionary activities" that had played such a big role in his traditional southern upbringing. In his interview on By The River, Warley shares how his beloved late wife championed an idea of adopting a daughter from Korea.

By The River to feature Children's Author

By Holly Bounds Jackson

Nina Leipold

After a one-week break from By The River, we’re excited to be back on the schedule Thursday with local children’s author Nina Leipold.  Nina is the author of Mermaid of Hilton Head Island, among other books she’s written for kids.  Leipold shares several interesting stories throughout her By The River interview about how she started writing.  Strangely, it began out of boredom during the evacuation for Hurricane Matthew.  Leipold has a strong passion for conservation and believes people have the best of intentions around sea creatures but simply aren’t educated on how they should and should

Mary Alice Monroe Featured in First "By The River" Episode

By Holly Bounds Jackson

Mary Alice Monroe featured in first By The River Episode

The first episode of SCETV’s latest show, By The River, features one of The Palmetto State’s most beloved authors.

Mary Alice Monroe, author of The Beach House series, shares some of her neighbors’ greatest passions: a love for the rich beauty found in the Lowcountry.