Tabitha Safdi

Charleston Evacuee Talks Staying in a Shelter

By Tabitha Safdi

Charleston Evacuee at the Red Cross

Adalberto Ruiz, a Charleston evacuee, is calling another place home tonight. He and his family are staying the night at a Red Cross Shelter in Columbia. The one thing he couldn't leave home without -- his birds -- who are doing well in the back of his van.

SCE&G: ‘We Are Prepared to Respond to Hurricane Matthew’

By Tabitha Safdi

Crew Prep

“I want to assure you, we are prepared.” That's what Keller Kissam, SCE&G president of retail operations, said about efforts by the company to prepare for Hurricane Matthew.

The company has taken added measures to prepare in advance of the storm, securing an additional 250 off-system crew members to supplement the more than 2,000 employees responding to the storm. SCE&G also will continue to post information about its storm response efforts on its website, sceg.com, and through social media.

“This is a Storm We Want to Take Seriously”: Governor Haley, Thursday Morning

By Tabitha Safdi

High wind projection from Hurricane Matthew

As evacuations for coastal counties south of Charleston continue, Governor Haley addressed South Carolinians in her fourth press conference concerning Hurricane Matthew.

In reference to the I-26 lane reversal and evacuations out of Charleston, Haley said, “175,000 people have evacuated. We need more.” This number is only half of the number projected by SCEMD. Horry and Georgetown counties begin evacuations at noon on Thursday.

Behind the Scenes of "Raging Water"

By Tabitha Safdi

Raging Water

Raging Water takes a look back at the historic floods that devastated the state last October. Mark Adams, the producer/director of the documentary shares a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the film.

The Yarn Bombing of Main Street, Columbia

By Tabitha Safdi

Yarn Bombing in Columbia

Columbia's Main Street recently recieved a colorful makeover, compliments of area partners and a few artists. These Yarn Bombers covered the 1500 block of Main Street (between Taylor and Hampton) with the colorful stitching. "We can all relate to yarn. I think it reminds us of our childhood and our grandmothers and mothers, says Bohumila Augustinova." It's a project and partnership that came to life after months of hard work and a lot of yarn. One Columbia and Pilates Body by Victoria donated money, while Augustinova gathered the knitting troops. 

Conway's Waccamaw River

By Tabitha Safdi

Conway's Waccamaw River

Winding through the heart of Conway, the Waccamaw River is a deep, black water river that offers water enthusiasts with plenty of options when looking to stay active. The Riverwalk and Riverfront Park are pristine areas where you can take a stroll or just relax.

Behind the Scenes of a 'My Telehealth' Video Production

By Tabitha Safdi

Producers film story of patient in school

Something familiar catches my eye on the right side of the road. In these early morning travels through rural South Carolina, there's something exciting about seeing fields of hay, corn, and other green things unidentifiable through the car window. Almost two hours from SCETV headquarters in Columbia, the 'My Telehealth' video production team pulls up to Hemingway Elementary School. The school is just one of 29 other schools in South Carolina that offer students school-based telehealth through the school nurse's office.

City Roots: Columbia's In-Town Farm

By Tabitha Safdi

Plants in the greenhouse at City Roots

City Roots is an in-town sustainable 2.75 acre farm in the city of Columbia. This urban farm not only grows fresh, organic food for the community but it's also grown roots in the hearts of the people they serve.

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