Tabitha Safdi

Freezing Rain, Snow Hits Parts of S.C. as Winter Storm Sweeps In

By Tabitha Safdi

Freezing Rain

The National Weather Service is calling for hazardous winter weather in the parts of the Upstate beginning Friday morning with freezing rain and sleet, gradually changing to snow on Friday night and Saturday morning. 

In the Upstate, officials say travel conditions might become treacherous Friday morning and continue throughout the weekend. Highway Patrol in the affected areas are urging drivers to stay off the roads, unless it is absolutely necessary.

Dangerous Winter Storm Forecast for South Carolina

By Tabitha Safdi

Ice

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division asks residents to prepare themselves and their homes for winter weather. The National Weather Service predicts freezing rain and ice accumulations in the Upstate and northern Midlands lasting into Saturday. State and local agencies are putting emergency plans in place for winter weather and urge everyone in South Carolina to consider preparations to keep your home, community, family, vehicles and pets safe. 

Mepkin Abbey

By Tabitha Safdi

Mepkin Abbey

Mepkin Abbey is a Trappist Monastery located on the Cooper River in Berkeley County. It's a community of Roman Catholic monks established in 1949. The monks at Mepkin Abbey devote their lives to prayer, spiritual study, work and hospitality.

Silicon Harbor

By Tabitha Safdi

Harbor

Charleston is best known for its historical significance. Just recently however, Charleston adopted the new label as "The Silicon Harbor" because of all the new technologies that are being born within the area.

Benjamin Elijah Mays

By Tabitha Safdi

Benjamin Elijah Mays

Benjamin Mays (1894-1984) was a minister, educator, scholar and social activist. He was known as the "Father of the Civil Rights Movement." 

Mays was born the youngest in his family and his parents were both former slaves. He grew up in Epworth, South Carolina, just a few miles from Greenwood in a time in history of rigid segregation. This became the defining period of his life and he longed to get an education. 

Coach John McKissick

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Coach John McKissick

Coach John McKissick has done something football coaches across the country only dream about. As of 2012 he became the first American football coach in history to win 600 career games. McKissick now holds the record for the most wins by a football coach on any level.

Firefly Distillery

By Tabitha Safdi

Distillery

When you think of characteristics of the South, one of the first things many think about is sweet tea. On a small sea island off the coast of South Carolina, two guys are capitalizing on this with their wildly popular brand Firefly and signature beverage Sweet Tea Vodka. With tons of South Carolina pride and a sense of tradition, the Firefly brand is creating waves in the distilling business!
 

Alligator Hunting

By Tabitha Safdi

Alligator Hunting

The Santee Cooper Lakes in Berkeley County have not been hunted for the American Alligator for many years.  As a result the lakes in Berkeley County have some of the largest alligators in the United States.

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