Tabitha Safdi

How did Cross Anchor Get Its Name?

By Tabitha Safdi

Cross AnchorAccording the Betty Jo Lawson, a local historian in the Cross Keys community, the story of how Cross Anchor got its name is somewhat a legend passed down through the family. The story goes that two British sailors, who were brothers, docked in Charleston Harbor. They decided to travel inland. They found a place in the Piedmont region of South Carolina that one of the brothers liked. He held the keys to the ship, so he decided on the name Cross Keys. The brother, who was the captain of the ship, went about 5 miles and decided to name that area Cross Anchor. This story is brought to you by The...

Columbia Braces for Heavy Rain

By Tabitha Safdi

Hurricane Florence- ColumbiaAs Hurricane Florence hits the coast, it's leaving everyone in the Midlands waiting and watching. The storm is expected to produce high amounts of rainfall in Columbia and surrounding communities. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says they learned some valuable lessons with the 2015 floods and those lessons are playing into preparedness as Florence slowly approaches. "Looking at the top flooding locations around the Midlands, we are staging barricades. We are diligently working to clean out storm drains and, obviously encouraging citizens to do their part. If you are sheltering in place, we've...

Louisiana's Cajun Navy Arrives in South Carolina

By Tabitha Safdi

Cajun NavyThe Louisiana Cajun Navy have arrived in South Carolina ahead of landfall of Hurricane Florence. The Louisiana Cajun Navy are informal volunteer groups comprised of private boat owners who assist in search and rescue efforts. They were formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and reactivated in the aftermaths of the 2016 Louisiana floods and Hurricane Harvey. They are credited with rescuing thousands of citizens during those disasters. Cory Labat, Vice Admiral for the Louisiana Cajun Navy, said they have up to 200 boats that will be spread throughout North and South Carolina. According to...

Hurricane Florence: See What’s Happening on the Coast

By Tabitha Safdi

Myrtle Beach pierKeep 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.

Hurricane Florence: "The Citizens Need To Make Their Plans Now."

By Tabitha Safdi

McMaster Florence Press Conference"We're getting people in place to respond to whatever happens. The citizens need to make their plans now. Presume a major hurricane is going to hit," said Governor Henry McMaster on Sunday's press conference concerning Hurricane Florence. "Get your medicines ready, take care of your pets. You may not be coming home for several days." According to the National Weather Service , Florence will become a major hurricane Monday night and is expected to hit the east coast on Thursday. When it gets to the east coast, it's estimated to be a category 4 hurricane. Southeast of North Carolina is likely...

Tropical Storm Florence: "We are urging people to prepare themselves for a hurricane"

By Tabitha Safdi

Update on Tropical Storm Florence"The situation is that we need to begin to prepare. We'll provide the best updates as we can. We know there's a hurricane coming in our direction, but we don't know if it will hit us, where, or when. We need to take precautions," Governor Henry McMaster said. During at 1:00pm press conference at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division he declared a state of emergency for South Carolina. McMaster issued a state of emergency because of the potential of hurricane coming to state. It's important to note this is not an evacuation order. McMaster is urging South Carolinians to prepare...

A Look Back at Jobman Caravan

By Tabitha Safdi

Jobman CaravanAnd the award goes to... Jobman Caravan . Hosted by Bill Terrell, Job Man Caravan garnered SCETV its first Emmy Award in 1969, just one year after the show premiered. The show was groundbreaking. It educated audiences about career opportunities and job interview techniques, traveled to a different town every week with a mobile TV unit, and featured popular musical acts. Learn more about South Carolina ETV's history here .

Leveling Up: Training Facility Offers Exposure for Student Athletes

By Tabitha Safdi

ISP Team Exposure CampAccording to Ashleigh Edwards and Krystal Barclay, leadership has no ceilings. They both own and operate Iconic Sport Performance (ISP). ISP is a woman-owned, minority owned, veteran owned performance training facility located in Columbia, South Carolina. For Edwards and Barclay, the goal for ISP is to shift the culture of health, wellness, and sports for the people in the Midlands. One way they are living this goal is by giving back to the community in a very unique way. This summer ISP hosted a Team Exposure Camp . “Being from South Carolina, we have seen first-hand the talent that is...

What's The Scoop?

By Tabitha Safdi

The Scoop- Share your local story ideasThe SCoop is a place where you can share what questions you have about South Carolina’s places, food, history or people, and SCETV will turn them into stories. We invite you to submit your questions and vote for which ones you want SCETV to investigate.

Experts Say Nurse Practitioner Law to Benefit Underserved Communities

By Tabitha Safdi

Nurse practitioner Kelli Garber consults with a patient through telehealth at C.E. Murray High School in Williamsburg County.A new law that went into effect July 1 drastically changed the way advanced practice nurses can provide care in South Carolina. Senate Bill 345, which Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law earlier this year, eliminated the 45-mile limit for advanced practice nurses (APRNs) to provide care. Prior to the new law, APRNs had to be within a 45-mile radius of a supervising physician in order to practice. The law’s supporters praised the move to erase the mileage restriction, saying it would open the door for nurse practitioners to stay in the communities that would benefit most from their practice. “...

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