Tabitha Safdi

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.

Pawleys Island Hammocks

By Tabitha Safdi

Hammocks

More than a century ago, a riverboat captain set out to make a comfortable rope bed that was perfect for those Lowcountry nights. Now you can still find hand-crafted hammocks on Pawleys Island made in the same tradition.

Big Buck Racing

By Tabitha Safdi

Big Buck Racing

In 1997 The Grand National Cross Country held its first race at Big Buck in Union County, SC. In that time over 15,000 riders from all over the world have participated in the Big Buck GNCC events.

The Events of Oconee County

By Tabitha Safdi

Oconee County Events

Nestled in the corner of the state, Oconee County has year-round events to showcase the culture, talent and heritage of the area.

* Video provided by GBA Productions.

Williamsburg Historical Museum

By Tabitha Safdi

Williamsburg Historical Museum

Located in downtown Kingstree, the Williamsburg Historical Museum offers guests a chance to see antique china, early maps and even a dug-canoe. The museum also has the County Record newspaper on microfilm from 1897-1975.

Strom Thurmond Lake

By Tabitha Safdi

Strom Thurmond Lake

Thurmond Lake is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi and is one of the southeast's largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Each year, millions of people visit the lake making it more visited than the Grand Canyon!

Behind the Garden Gate at Spoleto Festival USA

By Tabitha Safdi

Garden Gate

The "Behind the Garden Gate" garden tour is a one-of-a-kind tour of private gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. The tour takes place during the Spoleto Festival. 

The supporting agencies are Spoleto Festival USA, the Charleston Horticultural Society, and The Garden Conservancy.

Each weekend, eight different private gardens are featured. The tour is offered on two separate weekends.

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