Tabitha Safdi

Reading Program Aims to Make Summer Count

By Tabitha Safdi

Make Summer Count

Reading well at a young age is the most important building block for later success in school and life. Make Summer Count is a summer program that helps close the achievement gap by giving children and families the resources they need to be able to read all summer long.

Caught on Camera: Ghosts of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point

By Tabitha Safdi

Photo of ghost

It’s no secret that Charleston is one of South Carolina’s most haunted cities. The SCETV production team decided to highlight a place with lots of claims of unexplained paranormal phenomena…the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point.

The USS Yorktown has a long history dating back to World War II. The ship was a safe haven for her crew and now is a symbol of freedom and liberty.

Do you believe in ghosts or do you think this is all just hocus-pocus? Let us know via Facebook and Twitter @palmettoscene.

Springs Mills Acousticot Bed

By Tabitha Safdi

Springs Mills Acousticot Bed

The Springs Cotton Mills "Springmaid" ad campaign was an attention getter. The Acousticot Bed was another one of those attention getting ad campaigns. The Acousticot is a 1950s bed with lots of "space age" features like a coffee maker, electric shaver, and TV.

"I've Always Been Proud of Serving My Country." SC Veteran Remembers Vietnam War

By Tabitha Safdi

Richard West with the US Army Corps of Engineers

From February 1969 through February 1970, Richard West  served as a Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam War. His job was to build bridges and buildings that would serve as base camps. 

In this video, he talks about what life was like halfway around the world, how there were no front lines, and what it was like coming home.

West also talks about attending a USO show while serving in Vietnam. View the video here

Road Into Rivers: Hurricane Irma at Isle of Palms

By Tabitha Safdi

Storm surge at Isle of Palms

ISLE OF PALMS -  With heavy rain and winds peaking at 43 mph, residents of the Isle of Palms are weathering Hurricane Irma with bated breath. Some streets on the barrier island are turning into rivers. Isle of Palms Weather has reported 1.78 inches of rain since 12:00 AM.

Webcams are live on the deck at the The Windjammer.

Video courtesy of Brett Husley.

 

 

"You Just Concentrate on Staying Alive." SC Veteran Remembers the Vietnam War

By Tabitha Safdi

Army photo of Karl Naugle

From June 1969 through June 1970, Army Specialist 5th Class Karl Naugle served in the Vietnam War. As an artillery surveyor, his job was to drop into an area and mark the location for support cannons, defending the 125th Infantry. 

In this video, he talks about what life was like halfway around the world, being in the middle of a bloody war, and what it was like coming home.

SC Veterans Recall Bob Hope and His Vietnam USO Shows

By Tabitha Safdi

Bob Hope during on of his USO shows

Starting in World War II, Bob Hope began a tradition of visiting troops during the holiday season. The United Service Organization (USO) started sending Hollywood and radio entertainers to perform. From 1964 to 1972, Hope included South Vietnam in is holiday season tours. According to HistoryNet.com, “Hope’s Vietnam engagements were among the most dangerous ever for the funnyman and his entertainers.”

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