Tabitha Safdi

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.”

The Calhoun Times

By Tabitha Safdi

The Calhoun Times

Founded in 1892, The Calhoun Times is a three-generation family newspaper business serving the residents of Calhoun County. The weekly paper has subscribers not only all over the state but across the nation.

Southern Lights: Highlighting History, Art, and Columbia's Rivers

By Tabitha Safdi

Southern Lights Art Instillation

Southern Lights, a signature, long-term art installation by artist Chris Robinson, will span the Congaree River between the Blossom Street and Gervais Street bridges.

Southern Lights is a unique and one-of-a-kind artistic piece, largely because of its ambitious scale and artistic intricacy. Finishing the installation will require more time, but organizers expect it will be completed and operational nightly in 2018.

Marion County's History and Its Museum

By Tabitha Safdi

Marion County History

Full of beauty and history, Marion County has a little something for every visitor. The Museum of Marion County has artifacts from the time during which the building was a school and many other pieces from all around the state.

Behind the Scenes: Photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse Production

By Tabitha Safdi

Ecplise

South Carolina is the prime location for a total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. On Aug. 21, 2017, the eclipse begins near Lincoln City, OR, at 1:15 p.m. Totality ends at 2:48 p.m. near Charleston, S.C.

South Carolina ETV and South Carolina Public Radio will provide Solar Eclipse Coverage. Leading up to August 21, 2017, a series of multi-platform segments will prepare viewers and listeners for the total solar eclipse event.

This gallery of photos is from events leading up to, and after, the 2017 Solar Eclipse. 

Farm to Table in Beaufort, SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Farm to Table

Many of Beaufort's restaurants are not only locally owned and operated, but also have strong partnerships with many of the local farms. Saltus Executive Chef, Brian Waters, explains why buying and eating local is so important.

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