Remembering Friendship Nine Member James Wells

By Thelisha Eaddy

Friendship Nine member James Wells

57 years ago, nine young African-American students of Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill were arrested for attempting to desegregate the all-white lunch counter at the McCrory's variety store. One of those students was James Wells. He died Sunday, July 8th in his hometown of Rock Hill.

Mission Group From Chapin Safely Arrives at Airport in Haiti, Expected in Atlanta, GA 7:01PM

By Thelisha Eaddy

Alert message posted to U.S. Embassy in Haiti website.

Members of a mission team from Chapin United Methodist Church (Chapin UMC) expected to fly back to the United States Monday after being delayed in Haiti for two days because of protests, have safely made it to the airport in Port Au Prince. Jody Flowers is lead pastor of the Lexington County church. Monday morning he said they were cautiously optimistic about the news of the group leaving the country.

ETV Endowment Awarded Highest Rating

By Glenn Rawls

ETV Endowment logo

We are proud to announce that the ETV Endowment of South Carolina has earned Charity Navigator’s seventh consecutive 4-star rating.  Charity Navigator is the leading charity evaluator in America.  In their letter to the Endowment, Charity Navigator said “This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that ETV Endowment of South Carolina exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work.

Students Create Computer Games and Apps at Girls Go for IT Camp

By Laura Hunsberger

Instructor Jaya Gantt, a recent graduate of USC, teaches 6th-grader Kenney Williams and other students at Girls Go for I.T. camp.

During the last two weeks of June, the University of South Carolina's School of Earth, Ocean and Environment was home to Girls Go for I.T., a camp for middle school-age girls who are interested in learning about computer science and programming. South Carolina Public Radio's Laura Hunsberger and Clayton Sears went to USC's campus to see what the girls are creating and to talk with the professors who started the program, Dr.

State House Week for July 29, 2018

By Russ McKinney

State House Week

This year's session of the SC General Assembly has finally ends, as lawmakers pass a wide-ranging plan to address the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle.

America’s Test Kitchen Visits SCETV

By Glenn Rawls

Bridget and Julia record spots in the SCETV Columbia studio.

America's Test Kitchen co-hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison visited Columbia and Charleston for two sold-out Endowment member events this past week.  The popular program, now in its 18th season, deconstructs recipes, recommends best practices, offers taste tests and equipment recommendations. 

Gov. McMaster Wins Nomination, 2018 Primary Runoff Results

By Gavin Jackson

Gov. Henry McMaster

Unofficial primary runoff results from the South Carolina Election Commission as of 9 a.m., June 27.

Candidates' names in bold have won either based on votes or have been declared winners by the Associated Press.


Governor – Republican

Henry McMaster 54% 

John Warren 46%

100% of counties reporting


Attorney General – Republican

Todd Atwater 35%

Alan Wilson 65%

100% of counties reporting


SC Republican Runoff Gubernatorial Debate Transcript, Video

By Jenna Schiferl

Republican gubernatorial candidates.

Below is a transcript of the Republican runoff debate between gubernatorial candidates Gov. Henry McMaster and John Warren. The debate took place on June 20 at the Newberry Opera House. Charles Bierbauer, dean emeritus of the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications, and Andy Shain, bureau chief of The Post and Courier, moderated the debate and asked candidates questions.

Opening Statements

President Trump Rallies Votes for McMaster Ahead of Runoff

By Thelisha Eaddy

Hours before Trump arrived, supporters packed Airport High School Gym.

President Trump rallied with Gov. Henry McMaster at Airport High School in West Columbia. The 71-year old McMaster is competing with 39-year old Greenville businessman John Warren for the Republican nomination. Recent polls show the two candidates in a tight race.

Monday night storms delayed Airforce One from landing briefly. The President made his appearance just before 8PM; he referred to McMaster as a friend and joked that storms got so bad, pilots suggested turning around.