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How did Cross Anchor Get Its Name?

By Tabitha Safdi

Cross Anchor

According the Betty Jo Lawson, a local historian in the Cross Keys community, the story of how Cross Anchor got its name is somewhat a legend passed down through the family. 

The story goes that two British sailors, who were brothers, docked in Charleston Harbor. They decided to travel inland. They found a place in the Piedmont region of South Carolina that one of the brothers liked. He held the keys to the ship, so he decided on the name Cross Keys. The brother, who was the captain of the ship, went about 5 miles and decided to name that area Cross Anchor.

Columbia Braces for Heavy Rain

By Tabitha Safdi

Hurricane Florence- Columbia

As Hurricane Florence hits the coast, it's leaving everyone in the Midlands waiting and watching. The storm is expected to produce high amounts of rainfall in Columbia and surrounding communities.  

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says they learned some valuable lessons with the 2015 floods and those lessons are playing into preparedness as Florence slowly approaches. 

Louisiana's Cajun Navy Arrives in South Carolina

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Cajun Navy

The Louisiana Cajun Navy have arrived in South Carolina ahead of landfall of Hurricane Florence. 

The Louisiana Cajun Navy are informal volunteer groups comprised of private boat owners who assist in search and rescue efforts. They were formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and reactivated in the aftermaths of the 2016 Louisiana floods and Hurricane Harvey. They are credited with rescuing thousands of citizens during those disasters.

Hurricane Florence: "The Citizens Need To Make Their Plans Now."

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McMaster Florence Press Conference

"We're getting people in place to respond to whatever happens. The citizens need to make their plans now. Presume a major hurricane is going to hit," said Governor Henry McMaster on Sunday's press conference concerning Hurricane Florence. "Get your medicines ready, take care of your pets. You may not be coming home for several days." 

Tropical Storm Florence: "We are urging people to prepare themselves for a hurricane"

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Update on Tropical Storm Florence

"The situation is that we need to begin to prepare. We'll provide the best updates as we can. We know there's a hurricane coming in our direction, but we don't know if it will hit us, where, or when. We need to take precautions," Governor Henry McMaster said. During at 1:00pm press conference at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division he declared a state of emergency for South Carolina. McMaster issued a state of emergency because of the potential of hurricane coming to state.

A Look Back at Jobman Caravan

By Tabitha Safdi

Jobman Caravan

And the award goes to...Jobman Caravan. Hosted by Bill Terrell, Job Man Caravan garnered SCETV its first Emmy Award in 1969, just one year after the show premiered. The show was groundbreaking. It educated audiences about career opportunities and job interview techniques, traveled to a different town every week with a mobile TV unit, and featured popular musical acts.

What's The Scoop?

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The Scoop- Share your local story ideas

The SCoop is a place where you can share what questions you have about South Carolina’s places, food, history or people, and SCETV will turn them into stories. We invite you to submit your questions and vote for which ones you want SCETV to investigate.

Experts Say Nurse Practitioner Law to Benefit Underserved Communities

By Tabitha Safdi

Nurse practitioner Kelli Garber consults with a patient through telehealth at C.E. Murray High School in Williamsburg County.

A new law that went into effect July 1 drastically changed the way advanced practice nurses can provide care in South Carolina.

Senate Bill 345, which Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law earlier this year, eliminated the 45-mile limit for advanced practice nurses (APRNs) to provide care. Prior to the new law, APRNs had to be within a 45-mile radius of a supervising physician in order to practice.