Tabitha Safdi

Kickers | Backroad Bites

By Tabitha Safdi

Kicker's Take-out in Greenwood, SCThe Sassafras to many South Carolinians is the tallest mountain in the state but for the folks of Greenwood, it’s a must-have menu item. On this episode of Backroad Bites, we donned our pastels for the Festival of Flowers stopping by Kickers to learn about what makes this part of the state so special. #SCETVDigital #Food #SouthCarolina

Behind the Scenes | Backroad Bites

By Tabitha Safdi

Kitchen 27 interview with Gerald PringleFrom dirt roads to back roads, every path leads to delicious food when trekking the Palmetto State. Over the summer, SCETV took a ride down backroad South Carolina. We stopped by a few family owned restaurants to ask one question, "If South Carolina was one dish, what would it be?" Discover the answers in an all-new digital series called "Backroad Bites." While traveling across the state to visit with the owners of these eateries, one thing became clear – it’s all about family. In many cases, these are family-owned and operated establishments, and they serve the families in their communities...

New to SCETV Digital | Backroad Bites

By Tabitha Safdi

Backroad BitesStarting September 12, something new is coming to South Carolina ETV! From dirt roads to back roads, every path leads to delicious food when trekking the Palmetto State. Discover South Carolina history and places while walking through the culture of a small-town downtown, through ETV’s new digital series Backroad Bites . Learn about our regions through local restaurateurs who are putting these places on the map. Take a ride and discover the culture of South Carolina through food. A new episode launches every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV’s Facebook page . Episode List: Kicker’s...

Beloved Lowcountry author, Dorothea Benton Frank, dies

By Tabitha Safdi

Dorothea Benton FrankIn 2010, The Big Picture visited her beloved Lowcountry home on Sullivan’s Island and spent the day getting to know her. In her typical humor, she told us she never dreamed of being an author, she always thought she’d be a “princess.” Born and raised on Sullivan’s Island, Dorothea “Dottie” Benton Frank was a New York Times best-selling author of 20 novels that use South Carolina as a backdrop. She died Monday at the age of 67 after a “brief but intense battle with myelodyplastic syndrome, or MDS,” according to the Post and Courier . After retiring from her career in the apparel industry in...

Hurricane Dorian: See What’s Happening on the Coast

By Tabitha Safdi

Coastal South CarolinaKeep track of the weather virtually with live streaming web cams positioned on South Carolina’s coastline. Myrtle Beach - Broadwalk Myrtle Beach - Coral Beach Resort Edisto Beach Murrells Inlet Charleston- Folly Beach Charleston- Isle of Palms Kiawah Island To check out what’s happening on the road with traffic and lane reversals, DOT has you covered.

#Dorian | Images from around the state

By Tabitha Safdi

Lane reversals on Interstate 26Images of South Carolinians preparing for Hurricane Dorian submitted by viewers. To submit your photos, tag us on social media. VISIT US ONLINE: http://www.scetv.org LIKE US: https://www.facebook.com/southcarolinaetv FOLLOW US: http://www.twitter.com/scetv

SCETV Accepting Applications for Social Media Ambassadors

By Tabitha Safdi

Social Media AmbassadorDo you love South Carolina ETV? Did you grow up watching Arthur , Mister Rogers , or another PBS Kids show? When a Downton Abbey marathon is on, do you mark it on your calendar? Then you may be a great person to represent South Carolina’s statewide public media station on social media! SCETV seeks its first class of Ambassadors. This inaugural cohort will receive special SCETV and PBS swag, be a critical part in sharing the mission of SCETV and will join a tight-knit statewide community of South Carolinians. To be considered, simply apply here ! We'll review responses and reach out the end of...

The Ghosts of Charleston's Old City Jail

By Tabitha Safdi

Jail Built in 1802 and operational until 1939, the Old Charleston Jail housed the city’s most notorious criminals. Among those criminals, John and Lavinia Fisher and members of their gang were kept there until their execution in 1820. Among other famous prisoners, Denmark Vesey, accused of planning a slave revolt in 1822, Jaque Alexander Tardy, pirate, and Civil War POWs. In 1886, the devastating earthquake that rocked most of Charleston badly damaged the Old Jail. Originally four stories, the building now sits at three stories after the fourth had to be removed due to damage. In 2000, the...

Splashdown: The Story of USS Yorktown and Apollo 8

By Tabitha Safdi

Apollo 8 saw the first EarthriseApollo 8 was launched on December 21, 1968. Apollo 8 was the first human mission, in which the spacecraft left the Earth’s orbit. It was the first manned mission to orbit the moon. There were three astronauts aboard Apollo 8: Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders. They were the first humans to see Earth as a whole planet, first to see Earthrise, and the first to see the far side of the moon. Splashdown refers to the water landing of a spacecraft into the ocean or body of water. The Apollo 8 capsule parachuted into the ocean on...

The Making of An Exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum

By Tabitha Safdi

State Museum Apollo ExhibitTo mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the South Carolina State Museum created a new exhibition charting the history of NASA’s Apollo program and South Carolina’s role in lunar exploration. The exhibit is called Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon . “A lot of things go into the making of an exhibit. Just from the standpoint of content, there’s finding the proper historical context, in this case, the historical context of the Apollo program being set in the late 50s, 1960s, and a little bit into the early 70s,” says Brian Jirout, Curator at the South Carolina State Museum. The...

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