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Gray Catbird

By Alfred Turner

The gray catbird, also spelled grey catbirdThe gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) is a medium-sized North American and Central American perching bird of the mimid family.

Celebrate Halloween with S.C. Ghost Stories!

By Andrew Davis

Celebrate Halloween with South Carolina Folklore, Ghosts, and Legends!Halloween can be a fun and festive holiday for both children and adults. But it also can be a spooky time when one can have unexpected encounters with the supernatural, or paranormal. It seems that wherever one travels, each destination will have its fair share of folklore, local legends, or even ghosts. South Carolina is, of course, no exception. All throughout the state, local communities and towns have ghostly tales of their own to tell. If you would like to delve into some our state's supernatural mysteries this Halloween, then view our content on South Carolina Ghosts and Legends below!...

Tornado Watch for parts of Midlands, Pee Dee, Upstate

By Ray Hawthorne

Tornado WatchThe National Weather Service has posted a Tornado Watch until 11 PM for portions of the Upstate, Midlands, and Pee Dee Region. The Tornado Watch includes Greenville, Spartanburg, Rock Hill, Columbia, Sumter, and Darlington. Several lines of thunderstorms are moving through the Upstate Thursday afternoon, prompting the National Weather Service to issue Severe Thunderstorm Warnings there. Strong winds through a deep layer of the atmosphere, high humidity, and an approaching cold front are the ingredients responsible for the thunderstorms. Damaging, straight-line wind is the primary hazard from...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - President Donald Trump Comes to Columbia

By Gavin Jackson

SC LEDE logoOn this edition for the week of October 31, 2019, we hear remarks from President Donald Trump from his speech at Benedict College, a historically black college, about criminal justice reform. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And you can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher , and Spotify. You can also follow the show on Instagram and Twitter .

The Hauntings of Oakwood Cemetery

By Charles Dymock

Haunted GraveyardWhat’s the most haunted place in South Carolina ? Charleston is what usually comes to mind, but there may be a place overlooked by most located in the upstate. Spartanburg, South Carolina happens to be home to a graveyard with a reputation for its paranormal phenomenon. There have been reports ranging from people hearing the faint sound of children's laughter to seeing glowing orbs that float amidst the old tombstones. Not to mention, there's the famous legend of the "Woman in White" who haunts the cemetery enshrouded in pale mist. Siblings Anna Riley and Steven McBee, who are a part of a...

Heavy Halloween Thunderstorms Across the State Today

By Ray Hawthorne

Flood Watch for SC MountainsA thunderstorm that prompted the National Weather Service to issue Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for the Greenville area and parts of Spartanburg county on Friday morning is part of a larger weather system that is expected to bring additional strong thunderstorms to the state this afternoon and evening. Unseasonably high humidity has surged northward from the Gulf of Mexico and is blanketing the state. The moisture content of the air and warm afternoon temperatures into the 80s will make the air unstable enough for thunderstorms as the cold front approaches from Georgia and Alabama. NOAA’s...

Strong Thunderstorms on Thursday in Parts of South Carolina

By Ray Hawthorne

Beneficial Rain in South CarolinaHalloween is likely to turn dark and stormy for parts of the Palmetto State ahead of the strongest front so far this fall season. Unseasonably high humidity is expected to surge northward from the Gulf of Mexico and be in place for most of Thursday. The moisture content of the air and warm afternoon temperatures into the 80s will make the air unstable enough for thunderstorms as the cold front approaches. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a “slight risk” (level 2 out of a possible 5) for severe thunderstorms for most of the Midlands and Upstate. It also issued a “marginal risk” (level...

Legacy of Partnership

By Anthony Padgett

Anthony Padgett, SCETV President and Coby Hennecy, ETV Endowment Executive DirectorSCETV and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina represent an extraordinary 41-year public-private partnership that has enabled SCETV and SC Public Radio to produce and present programs for state-wide, national and international broadcast. Since inception, the ETV Endowment has provided more than $233 million in support of programming. With the funding from the ETV Endowment’s 40,000 active members, SCETV and SC Public Radio have been able to document, preserve and share for generations to come our state’s stories, bring the finest in performances to our homes, offices and cars, provide a safe...

Bird's Nest Fungus

By Alfred Turner

Bird's Nest Fungus, Crucibulum laeveThe fruiting bodies of bird's nest fungiresemble tiny egg-filled birds' nests.

Boats N Hoagies | Backroad Bites

By Tabitha Safdi

Boats N HoagiesFor the folks in McClellanville, 843 is more than an area code. On this edition of Backroad Bites we travelled down 402 to Highway 17 and took an leisurely drive through a the village. We stopped by Boats N Hoagies to learn about what makes this coastal oasis so special! Watch more Backroad Bites every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page ! #restaurants #food #southern 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

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