Kaitlyn Cannon

The First Black Female Physician in Rock Hill

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Dr. Vicky Kerr in Medical School

Celia Kerr, Dr. Vicky Kerr's daughter, remembers what it was like to be the child of the first black female physician in the area. "My mom was the first black female physician in Rock Hill, and so it was kind of different. People weren’t quite used to that. In kindergarten, someone told me that only men could be doctors, so I came home and asked my mom, was she a man? And she said no, I’m not a man. Why would you ask that?"

Distinguished Artists Play Southern Sound Series in York

By Kaitlyn Cannon

The Steel Wheels playing the Southern Sound Series

The Southern Sound Series is an annual event hosted by the Culture and Heritage Museums at McCelvey Center's Lowry Family Theatre in York, South Carolina. The musical acts this year included Nikki Lane, The Steel Wheels, Mark O’Connor Band, and Rhiannon Giddens. While each of these well-renowned artists have developed a sound of their own, their music maintains its southern roots. 

ETV Endowment Meet & Greet with New SCETV President & CEO Anthony Padgett

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Mr. Padgett addressing the crowd.

The room was full—with more than 65 local residents—as SCETV’s new President and CEO, Anthony Padgett, took the stage at the ETV Endowment Meet & Greet this past Monday at the Family Trust Federal Credit Union in Rock Hill, S.C. Hosted by Dick McCoy, David Vipperman, Gary Williams, and the Family Trust, the event was held to introduce Mr. Padgett to the community. This event was one of several planned across the state to introduce Mr. Padgett to the many diverse regions and communities of South Carolina.

Question and Answer with Rock Hill Mayor

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Mayor John Gettys

The City of Rock Hill welcomes John Gettys as the newly elected Mayor. Before becoming Mayor, Gettys was on the Rock Hill City Council from 2002 until 2010. Following his time with the City Council, he served on the Sports Commission until this past December.

PBS NewHour Student Reporting Lab Visits CU-ICAR

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Student Reporting Labs

A yellow school bus turns onto Research Drive in Greenville, South Carolina. In purple writing, “Legacy Charter School” is printed on the side. Students pile out of the bus, all with video equipment in their hands. Some students carry DSLR cameras, while others carry lighting and audio equipment. Setting foot on Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, these students came prepared to interview engineering students and faculty about the Deep Orange project.

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