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Behind the Scenes | Go For It

By Tabitha Safdi

Devyn with a crabFrom the mountains to the midlands to the coast, there's always something new to discover in South Caorlina. Starting in October, Discover SC 's Devyn Whitmire will experience some of the most unique and iconic experiences the Palmetto State has to offer...for the very first time! Watch each week as Devyn travels to a different tourism region across the state to partake in iconic South Carolina experiences. #DiscoverSC #SouthCarolina #Travel

Meet the Host | Go For It

By Tabitha Safdi

Devyn Whitmire- Host of Go For ItFrom the mountains to the midlands to the coast, there's always something new to discover in South Caorlina. Starting in October, Discover SC's Devyn Whitmire will experience some of the most unique and iconic experiences the Palmetto State has to offer...for the very first time! Meet Devyn Devyn Whitmire is the Digital Engagement Manager for South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism. She spends her days creating and sharing content to build an online community of travelers who aspire to discover her home state. Her favorite things include listening to audiobooks, trying new restaurants,...

Learn about South Carolina from A to Z!

By Tabitha Safdi

Learn about South Carolina from A to Z!South Carolina is full of places just waiting for you to discover. Take a trip around the Palmetto State to learn a little bit about what makes this state so special ... from A to Z! As you are watching, can you think of something we've missed? Let us know in the comments below! A is for Ace Basin . A is for Ace Basin. Dean Harrigal, wildlife biologist, with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) talks about the Ace Basin. B is for Brookgreen Gardens . B is for Brookgreen Gardens. Helen Benso, VP of Marketing at Brookgreen Gardens, talks about this wonderful resource. C is...

New research to help injured troops using technology

By Tabitha Safdi

A simulation of a solider receiving aidUsing actors, sound effects and a stage set-up as a battlefield, doctors and engineers are working together to solve a problem. "This has real applications to improving human lives, saving lives," says Ron Gimbel, Ph.D., who is a Clemson University researcher and former Naval Medical Services Corp. Officer. With a grant from the Department of Defense , Clemson University researchers are working in collaboration with Prisma Health to create a system to capture key information from the time an incident happens, in order to impact the direct care of the patient. The project is called CARD,...

Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site | Let's Go!

By Tabitha Safdi

Dr, Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation SiteDr. Benjamin E. Mays' childhood home is the focal point of the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site, a destination for individuals and groups interested in learning about the life of one of the nation’s most influential Civil Rights leaders and the African American experience in South Carolina.

PBS Short Film Festival celebrates independent filmmakers and showcases diverse storytelling - starts Monday

By Tabitha Safdi

PBS short film festival starts MondayPBS's Webby Award-nominated PBS Short Film Festival returns for a ninth year from July 13-24. The festival features 25 short-form independent films presented in five categories: culture, environment, family, humanity and race. The PBS Short Film Festival is part of a multiplatform initiative to increase the reach and visibility of independent filmmakers and to provide a showcase for diverse storytelling that both inspires and engages. “At PBS, we have been committed to bringing a diversity of voices into American homes,” said Ira Rubenstein, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer. “As we...

Top Five South Carolina ETV YouTube videos

By Tabitha Safdi

Top Five VideosWith over 7.5 million lifetime views, it's no wonder viewers are flocking to SCETV's YouTube to find hyper-local content about South Carolina. So, which videos are the most viewed? Let's take a look! We are going to do this countdown style to build a little anticipation for the No. 1 video. Let's go! In the No. 5 spot is Worm Farming with over 294,000 lifetime views so far. The Early Bird Farm, located in Hodges, South Carolina, is a farm like no other with their primary crop being ... WORMS! Paul Coleman has been raising earthworms at Early Bird Farm for a number of years and knows all too...

Fantasy Doll Maker Laura Buff | Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Fantasy Doll Maker Laura BuffThe arts are something that Buff has always treasured, even at a young age. Her grandmother was a china doll maker and made a huge impression on Buff. She learned how to take old Barbie dolls and remake them into dolls that she wanted to see. This led her to start creating fantasy dolls, something she continues to do toda

Doctors around the state are urging everyone to stay home

By Tabitha Safdi

Doctors around the state are urging everyone to stay homeHealthcare providers all over South Carolina are working to keep YOU safe. It's important to do your part and stay home. Virtual visits can bring healthcare to you wherever you are. Visit sctelehealth.org for details. We'll get through this together, South Carolina!

Professional Boxer Logan Holler | Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Professional Boxer Logan HollerAs a South Carolina native, Logan Holler knows what makes her happy. She’s an athlete. Being competitive is in her blood as her father is a former football player for the Green Bay Packers. She’s a devout Christian. Her favorite Bible verse is John 16:33. And she’s a professional boxer!

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