Culture

Mary Whyte's "We the People" at City Gallery

By Libby Dallis

We the People: Portraits of Veterans in AmericaIn 2010, internationally renowned artist Mary Whyte set out on an inspirational seven-year mission to paint fifty large-scale watercolor portraits of current-day American veterans. On October 25, ETV captured the opening reception of this extraordinary exhibit and some of the veterans’ reactions to their paintings. We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America will continue to be on view through December 22 at City Gallery in Charleston, S.C. This is a remarkable series depicting military veterans of all ages and in all walks of life – culminating in a timeless portrait of and for the...

South Carolina ETV's 2019 Holiday Message

By Tabitha Safdi

Happy Holidays 2019Happy Holidays from South Carolina ETV! 2019 was a big year for SCETV. In this holiday message, we take a look back at the full year! 'Twas the night before New Years and all through the station, producers were brainstorming all about education. The engineers hung the transmitters with care, In hopes that the viewers could tune-in real clear. As the shows were lined up slotted for AIR, Master programmed shows that went off without care. With Smart Cat in his cape, and I with my SCene, we settled down to reflect on 2019. When down the hall there arose such a clatter, we sprang from the lobby...

Another Round of Rain and Thunderstorms Overnight

By Ray Hawthorne

Rain Amounts TonightHeavy rain over spread much of the Palmetto State on Friday, prompting the issuance of Flood Advisories and Warnings near the Columbia and North Augusta areas. Data from Doppler radar and rain gauges indicate that 2 to 4 inches of rain has accumulated over the Midlands through early Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, 1 to 3 inches has fallen over the Upstate. Amounts so far have been less than an inch over most of the Pee Dee, Grand Strand, and Lowcountry. Forecasters say another round of rain, and a few thunderstorms, are expected tonight before the weather system moves away on Saturday morning...

Boykin Company Grille | Backroad Bites

By Tabitha Safdi

Backroad Bites- BoykinThe tiny town of Boykin has a huge heart for history and tradition. On this episode of Backroad Bites, we head over to Boykin Company Grille to learn about what makes this area of the state so sweet. #SCETVDigital Watch every episode of Backroad Bites on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page ! #SCETVDigital #Boykin #Food DID YOU LIKE THIS STORY? VISIT US ONLINE: http://www.scetv.org LIKE US: https://www.facebook.com/southcarolinaetv FOLLOW US: http://www.twitter.com/scetv

Icy Travel Possible in Highest Elevations Early Friday

By Ray Hawthorne

Ice Accumulation tonight into Friday morningTravelers in highest elevations of South Carolina near the North Carolina border may experience a brief period of freezing rain late Thursday evening into early Friday morning. Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is expected to spread over the Palmetto State, starting after sunset on Thursday. An area of high pressure over the Mid Atlantic and New England states is causing relatively cold, dry air to slide into the mountains of South Carolina. Ground temperatures may be very close to freezing, particularly in northern parts of Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Cherokee counties as the...

Robin Flocks

By Alfred Turner

An American robinA listener finds a huge flock of American robins in her yard...

Wheel Bug

By Alfred Turner

A wheel bugThe wheel bug (Arilus cristatus) is a species of large assassin bug in the family Reduviidae (literally, "hangnail"). The species is one of the largest terrestrial true bugs in North America, reaching up to 1.5 inches (38 mm) in length in their adult stage.

Grief & Loss: Getting Through the Holidays

By Bobbi Conner

Dr. Alyssa RheingoldThis week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alyssa Rheingold about dealing with grief or loss over the holidays. Dr. Rheingold is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of Clinical Operations at the National Crime Victims Center at MUSC.

The Quaker and the Gamecock: Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, and the Revolutionary War in the South

By Alfred Turner

Nathanael Greene, Thomas SumterAs the newly appointed commander of the Southern Continental Army in December 1780, Nathanael Greene quickly realized victory would not only require defeating the British Army, but also subduing the region's brutal civil war. "The division among the people is much greater than I imagined, and the Whigs and the Tories persecute each other, with little less than savage fury,” wrote Greene. Part of Greene’s challenge involved managing South Carolina's determined but unreliable Patriot militia, led by Thomas Sumter, the famed "Gamecock." Though Sumter would go on to a long political career, it...

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