Tabitha Safdi

Winter Weather Continues to Hit Parts of South Carolina Saturday Morning

By Tabitha Safdi

SnowParts of South Carolina are continuing to be hit with snow and sleet making travel unpredictable. The Upstate areas are being hit the most. Snow and ice fell Friday with more expected in northwest South Carolina. The system is expected to end Saturday afternoon. State officials are still warning residents that roadways will be dangerous. In an update from the SC Emergency Management Division, power was out for about 30,000 utility customers, mostly in counties north and west of Columbia. According to The State Newspaper , “A winter weather advisory is in effect until 2 p.m. Saturday for...

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

By Tabitha Safdi

Freezing RainThe 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. SCEMD has a list of all state agency or local closings. Offices in Cherokee, Chester, Greenville, Fairfield, Lancaster, Pickens and Spartanburg...

Dangerous Winter Storm Forecast for South Carolina

By Tabitha Safdi

IceThe 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. Residents should prepare for the possibility of power outages, problems with pipes that are not fully insulated or at risk to burst, and...

Mepkin Abbey | ETV Shorts

By Tabitha Safdi

Mepkin AbbeyMepkin 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.

ORIGINAL SC | The Creative Art of Healing

By Tabitha Safdi

Healing IconsAccording to the Foundation for Art and Healing , "the arts have long provided emotional context for the human experience. Now, research is demonstrating that creative expression also contributes to better health and wellbeing. People from all walks of life and every corner of the planet are expressing themselves through the arts—musical, performance, visual, writing, culinary—and discovering how it reduces the physical and emotional burden associated with various types of health conditions and life circumstances." Located in the Midlands, South Carolina has an asset that offers cancer...

ORIGINAL SC | Wear a Smile. One Size Fits All.

By Tabitha Safdi

Caring Clown"The most precious gift one person can give to another is attention." That's what Robert Mason, a.k.a. DOCTOR GEEZER, says about his work through the volunteer organization Bumper T Caring Clowns . The program uses therapeutic clowning as a tool to promote the healing process through laughter. According to the website, these clowns are "Hospital Caring Clowns with a mission—volunteers dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of hospitalized patients, their families, friends and caregivers." Mason spends his time between hospitals in the Charleston area with hopes to grow the...

Silicon Harbor | ETV Shorts

By Tabitha Safdi

HarborCharleston 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.

Coach John McKissick | SC Hall of Fame

By Tabitha Safdi

Coach John McKissickCoach 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 | ETV Shorts

By Tabitha Safdi

DistilleryWhen 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 | ETV Shorts

By Tabitha Safdi

Alligator HuntingThe 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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