Leslie Leonard

The Scoop | Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville County

By Leslie Leonard

The SCoop on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville CountyDuring the month of June we asked our audience what beautiful natural resources they are enjoying in our state during these warmer months. You guys voted, and selected SCETV viewer Linda French’s question. Linda wrote us saying, “I'd like to know more about [the Swamp] Rabbit Trail in Greenville. How long is the trail, how did it get its name and what are the amenities?” SCETV’s The SCoop headed up to the South Carolina Upstate to talk to Ty Houck, Greenville County’s Director of Greenways, Natural and Historic Resources, to get the SCoop on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail ! The Swamp...

Top Five Most Watched Episodes of "Backroad Bites"

By Leslie Leonard

Top Five Episodes of Backroad BitesCrisscrossing across the Palmetto State, SCETV’s digital series “ Backroad Bites ” takes you down the path less traveled to find the most delicious local eateries across South Carolina. So, which eateries got the most mouth-watering views on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page ? Hop in as we take you down backroads across the state to the top 5 most viewed episodes of “Backroad Bites.” Boats N Hoagies: McClellanville, SC Heading down 402 to Highway 17 to our No. 1 spot with 60.1k views, we end up at Boats N Hoagies in the small coastal village of McClellanville, South Carolina. Owners Brandon...

Artist creates in the time of COVID-19

By Leslie Leonard

'Robot Cistrens' sporting face masks created my Lovatelli“It was a lateral move,” says Flavia Lovatelli, a Columbia, South Carolina based artist, when speaking about her transition to life as an artist during COVID-19. Lovatelli’s studio is located in her backyard, but says all the social events like gallery openings and art fairs that “build us up for what we [artists] do have gone away, other than that the rest of my life is the same.” With public health experts accrediting facial covering as an effective tool to slow the spread of COVID-19, Lovatelli says, “I wanted to help myself and everybody around me by creating masks.” As a self-described...

Local initiative created to record history of COVID-19 pandemic

By Leslie Leonard

Local initiative created to record history of COVID-19 pandemic“This pandemic has made known cracks and faults in the state of South Carolina, relating to education and health disparities,” says Michael Allen, a board member on the S.C. African American Heritage Commission. “Things that were once hidden are in plain view.” Black Carolinians Speak: Portraits of a Pandemic is an effort to record the experiences of African Americans in South Carolina as related to the Coronavirus pandemic. It's the brainchild of Michael Allen. “The voices and the experiences of African Americans have shaped in the development and in the growth of South Carolina, so it’s...

Guidance counselor creates music video to reach students

By Leslie Leonard

Walter the WhaleIn a time of uncertainty, one South Carolina guidance counselor is reaching out to help her community. Jordan Culbreth works at Westview Elementary School in Goose Creek. She, along with her husband, created a music video to reach her students. It’s a video with a very specific message. “We are all in this together and even though at times we may be frustrated or anxious or feel alone, that it really is going to be okay,” says Culbreth. The story is of Walter the Whale and a jellyfish named Flo. Culbreth says she wants everyone to know, “that sometimes we just have to go with the flow even...