Culture

‘Mo’ movies in Monetta: Drive-in theater responds to Coronavirus

By Charles Dymock

The Big MoAs the sun sets in the small town of Monetta, South Carolina, another type of light begins to glow. The Big Mo drive-in theater has been a hidden gem operating in this quaint town since 1951. In 1999, the drive-in was purchased by its current owner, Richard Boaz, who has spent time adding new screening fields and other amenities over the past 21 years. One of the businesses hit hardest from the Coronavirus has been the movie industry. Although a drive-in serves as a special way to social distance while enjoying a fun activity, precautions are still being implemented at The Big Mo to ensure...

South Carolina Labs Staying Busy

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoFor a small state, South Carolina is certainly doing its part to alleviate the wait times caused by the high demand for COVID-19 testing, as we highlighted in an interview with a Lowcountry company last week. Today, we’re going to tell you about an Upstate company doing the same. Mike Switzer interviews Nate Wilbourne, founder and CEO of Precision Genetics in Greenville, SC.

Behind the Scenes | Go For It

By Tabitha Safdi

Devyn with a crabFrom the mountains to the midlands to the coast, there's always something new to discover in South Caorlina. Starting in October, Discover SC 's Devyn Whitmire will experience some of the most unique and iconic experiences the Palmetto State has to offer...for the very first time! Watch each week as Devyn travels to a different tourism region across the state to partake in iconic South Carolina experiences. #DiscoverSC #SouthCarolina #Travel

Meet the Host | Go For It

By Tabitha Safdi

Devyn Whitmire- Host of Go For ItFrom the mountains to the midlands to the coast, there's always something new to discover in South Caorlina. Starting in October, Discover SC's Devyn Whitmire will experience some of the most unique and iconic experiences the Palmetto State has to offer...for the very first time! Meet Devyn Devyn Whitmire is the Digital Engagement Manager for South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism. She spends her days creating and sharing content to build an online community of travelers who aspire to discover her home state. Her favorite things include listening to audiobooks, trying new restaurants,...

Women Won the Right to Vote a Century Ago; This Organization Works to Protect That Right

By Thelisha Eaddy

National League of Women VotersIn February of 1920, just six months before the 19th amendment was ratified, the League of Women Voters was founded by Suffragists of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Chicago, Illinios. The nonpartisan organization has been referred to as a "mighty political experiment," designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters. Dr. Laura Wolliver, President of the League of Women Voters of the Columbia South Carolina area, said league founders like Carrie Chapman Catt wanted their work to transition from fighting for the vote to protecting access to...

Next on PBS Masterpiece

Flesh and BloodFlesh and Blood Premieres Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 9:00 pm (ETV) Imelda Staunton and Francesca Annis star in a juicy mystery about the perils of late-life romance. Claudie Blakley, Russell Tovey, and Lydia Leonard play the grown-up children of Annis’s character. Stephen Rea is her new gentleman friend. Staunton stars as the inquisitive next-door neighbor. And David Bamber is the detective who tries to work out whether an unfortunate incident was an accident or a heinous crime. Roadkill Premieres Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 9:00 pm (ETV) Hugh Laurie (House, Veep, The Night Manager) stars as...

Coastal Flooding and Rough Surf to Continue Early This Week

By Ray Hawthorne

Coastal Flood Alerts on MondayWidespread coastal flooding may cause road closures Monday and Tuesday before conditions begin improving toward the middle of the week. The National Weather Service issued Coastal Flood Warnings for the Lowcountry coastline until 3pm Monday. Coastal Flood Warnings are normally issued when at least widespread moderate coastal flooding is anticipated. The tidal gauge at Charleston Harbor was expected to peak at major flood stage near the time of high tide around noon Monday. Forecasters say salt water inundation of 1 to 2 feet above normally dry ground is forecast in parts of the coastal flood...

SC Entrepreneurial Update from "The Swampfox"

By Alfred Turner

John WarnerJohn Warner Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio An update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics ( Vet-Tabs ) and the SwampfoxSuccess Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Rough Surf and Coastal Flooding Expected Along Palmetto State Beaches This Weekend

By Ray Hawthorne

Coastal Flood AdvisoryWeather conditions are forecast to improve this weekend over most of the Palmetto State; however, coastal flooding and rip currents are forecast for residents and visitors along the coast. A cold front passed through much of the state late Thursday night. High pressure over the Great Lakes will supply cooler and less humid conditions over the weekend, but that same high will cause the pressure gradient -- the change in pressure over a distance -- to increase. In addition, the new moon phase recently passed and the perigee (when the moon is closer in its orbit to earth) are strongly favoring...

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