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SCETV Goes Facebook LIVE for Ready to Vote Special

By Tabitha Safdi

Ready to Vote FB Live event

Join in the discussion and hear what students have to say following the gubernatorial debates this Monday and Tuesday in a special, digital-only, Facebook LIVE event. 

South Carolina ETVSC Public Radio and The Post and Courier's second round of gubernatorial debates will take place Monday, June 4 (Democratic) and Tuesday, June 5 (Republican) at the University of South Carolina.

Where They Stand: Candidates Vying For State's Top Job Debate Ahead of June Primary

By Thelisha Eaddy

Republican candidates for Governor on debate stage May 23.

The state’s primary election is June 12. All executive office positions are up for election as well as all seven seats of the US House of Representatives. The eight candidates vying for the state’s top job recently fielded questions on various topics during two, hour-long debates. Republicans debated May 23 and Democrats on May 24. Democratic candidates Phil Nobel, Marguerite Willis and James Smith answered questions on the failed V.C. Summer Nuclear power station, education, legalizing marijuana, protecting students from school shootings and more.

Snakebites May Be On the Rise in South Carolina

By Tut Underwood

The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is found in South Carolina, along with other venomous species.

With the coming of warm weather, more people are getting outdoors.  It’s a great idea – unless you’re bitten by a snake.  The number of snakebite calls to the Palmetto Poison Center has increased the past two years, to about 200 per year.  It’s probably not because more snakes are out there, but more emergency room doctors are calling the center for advice, because they don’t see that many snakebites, says center Director Dr. Jill Michels. 

Why Does the Turtle Cross the Road?

By Olivia Aldridge

It's common for female turtles to cross roadways during the spring and summer months while searching for nesting grounds.

Now that summer is approaching, it’s a common occurrence to see turtles crawling across roadways in South Carolina (and many other states). Ever wondered why that is? In honor of World Turtle Day, I spoke with Cris Hagen, Director of Animal Management at the Turtle Survival Center, a program of the Turtle Survival Alliance, in Charleston.

Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

By Victoria Hansen

Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

It's been three years since Carter and Jack Hanson were featured on CBS news for their rare friendship with a World War II veteran who served aboard the USS Yorktown.  That's when the  network set up a surprise meeting on the  ship just outside of Charleston.   They had gotten to know Robert Harding through email.  It was quite a moment as the three came face to face, and their bond has grown stronger ever since.   Now 13 years-old, the twins recently attended the Yorktown's 75th anniversary with their family, celebrating Harding who could not  be there.

FEMA Grants Still Helping Repair Flood-damaged Sewers

By Tut Underwood

A freshly buried sewer line parallels Gills Creek in Forest Acres.

The aftermath of the October 2015 flood continues to occupy the business of many people and agencies in South Carolina, such as the East Richland County Public Service District (ERCPSD), which operates the sewer system for a section of the county heavily damaged by the flood.  ERCPSD Deputy Director Ed Schooler said the flood changed the route of the system’s pipes, knocking many right out of the ground. 

Media Information for SCETV/Post and Courier’s Gubernatorial Debates in Clemson, May 23-24, 2018

By Glenn Rawls

LIVE GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE MAY 23, 24 AT 7PM

SCETV and The Post and Courier’s 2018 gubernatorial debates at The Brooks Fine Arts Center at Clemson University will be open to credentialed media. The Republican debate will take place on Wednesday, May 23rd and the Democratic debate will take place Thursday, May 24th.

The doors will open at 6:00 and we ask that all media be seated by 6:55.

TV and still cameras are allowed inside the venue leading up to the start of the live 7:00 debate, but must be out of venue by 6:55.

South Carolina a Leader in Some Areas of Mental Health Care

By Alfred Turner

abstract mental health symbol

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there is much that most people are not aware of about mental health.  Just more than 43 million Americans experience a mental illness in a given year, including millions of cases of depression, anxiety disorder and Alzheimer’s disease.  USC psychiatrist Dr.

Mobile Business Class Helps Military Spouses Gain, Maintain Employment

By Thelisha Eaddy

Starting a Mobile Business for Military Spouses class at Fort Jackson.

One of the ways the Small Business Administration (SBA) provides assistance to small businesses is through education. SBA provides free individual face-to-face, and internet counseling for small businesses, and low-cost training to nascent entrepreneurs and established small businesses. In South Carolina, a fairly new education program for military spouses teaches how to start a mobile business.

What We Know About the SC National Guard Deployment to Mexican Border

By Thelisha Eaddy

Governor Henry McMaster

A month ago, Gov. Henry McMaster offered to send SC National Guard troops to Texas to help fight illegal immigration along the Mexican border. Friday, the Governor officially announced one Army National Guard helicopter and approximately nine Soldiers and crew will leave for the area the week of May 13. Here’s what we know.

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