Libby Dallis

Museum of the Moon

By Libby Dallis

Museum of the Moon

The Museum of the Moon, an incredible 23-foot inflatable moon installation was placed over Dargan Street in Florence, S.C. in May 2019. Florence was the second location that this artwork, created by U.K. artist Luke Jerram, was moved to in the United States,, following a journey from all over the world. SCETV spoke with Reynolds Williams, is head of a foundation that brings live, public artwork to Florence.

The Future of Smart Cities

By Libby Dallis

Mt. Pleasant

Recently, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) met in Greenville to discuss the future of local governments and how they thrive in the evolving world of technology. We learn the future of these towns and how one of South Carolina’s fastest growing cities is keeping on top of the technology world and assisting its residents in the process.

Dick Riley Statue Unveiled

By Libby Dallis

Dick Riley Statue Unveiled

One of the state's most influential political figures, Dick Riley, was honored with a statue located in the Peace Center’s Graham Plaza on Monday, November 12, 2018. SCETV attended the public unveiling honoring Greenville native and former South Carolina Governor, Dick Riley, as well as his first cousin and artist, Zan Wells.

Flowers Forever & Bellabeads

By Libby Dallis

Flowers Forever & Bellabeads

Clemson Extension agent and host Amanda McNulty visits Flowers Forever & Bellabeads in Columbia, S.C. and talks with owner Cristina Segarra. We see first-hand how they preserve flowers by creating memorial jewelry, and also pressed and freeze-dried floral designs.

Sumter Opera House

By Libby Dallis

Sumter opera House

Anyone who has lived in Sumter or visited can probably remember seeing the iconic watchtower of the Sumter Opera House, which stands over the rest of the downtown area. As a Sumter native, Mayor McElveen witnessed many changes to the Sumter Opera House over the years. Today, the Sumter Opera House not only hosts live music and performances but serves the community economically, culturally, and educationally.

Everything You Need To Know About Kudzu and the Kudzu Bug

By Libby Dallis

Kudzu Bug

The Kudzu Bug, Megacopta cribraria, is an invasive species that was first detected in North America in 2009. The species feeds on legumes.  Kudzu and soybeans are preferred legume hosts.  When the species feeds on Kudzu, it is beneficial, as it was determined that the insect could stall biomass of Kudzu growth by 30%.  When the species feeds on soybeans, it is an economic pest, as significant infestations can cause yield losses up to and sometimes exceeding 60%.

An Interview with Sumter's Mayor

By Libby Dallis

Mayor McElveen

Anyone who has lived in Sumter or visited can probably remember seeing the iconic watchtower of the Sumter Opera House, which stands over the rest of the downtown area. ETV Sumter interviewed Mayor McElveen last week on this prominent point. As a Sumter native, Mayor McElveen witnessed many changes to the Sumter Opera House over the years. In fact, in the 1980s, Mayor McElveen was on City Council and was very influential in getting the renovations done to make it the beautiful performance venue that it is today.

Car Lovers' Heaven

By Libby Dallis

Caffeine and Gasoline Car & Motorcycle Show

Sumter will be a car lover’s heaven Saturday, October 27th, 2018 right around the time of year when the temperature begins to drop from 90 degrees (at least for us here in South Carolina). Sumter Cut Rate Drugstore and Soda Fountain, the second oldest restaurant in the state since 1935, will be hosting their 7th Annual Caffeine and Gasoline Car & Motorcycle Show. The event was created by the owner Todd Touchberry to raise money to benefit the Sumter County Military display.

Chesness Harvin's Cabbage

By Libby Dallis

chesness harvin cabbage

Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow Amanda McNulty talks with elementary student Chesness Harvin about her very large cabbage that she began growing as a school project.

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