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Wings Across SC: Bioblitz at Congaree National Park

May 11, 2016 - Posted in Local by Kristina Rackley
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Soon the densely wooded forests and sprawling, shaded walkways of Congaree National Park will be filled with scientists, students, and nature enthusiasts from all over the state. The Wings Across South Carolina Bioblitz will be taking place within the park May 20-21. The...

Behind the Scenes of The Biltmore's Biodiesel Facility

May 11, 2016 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
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The Biltmore has been a sustainable estate since George Vanderbilt's original vision in the late 1800s. Today, the family owned property has put a focus on energy efficiency with biodiesel and solar energy production. Ted Katsigianis, V.P. of Agriculture and Environmental...

Behind the Scenes of The Biltmore's Production Garden

May 11, 2016 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Biltmore Production Garden

When George Vanderbilt built The Biltmore in the late 1800s, his goal was to make the estate sustainable in many areas, one being agriculture. Eli Herman, the manager of the production garden, gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the greenhouse and tells us how they are...

Debates Continue Over Construction of Hotels in Charleston

May 11, 2016 - Posted in Local by Kristina Rackley
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The concern over how Charleston’s growing tourist industry will affect everyday life in the city that many people call home continues to grow, as more and more visitors arrive each year. For several years now, residents and city officials have debated how many tourists the...

SC Whitmore School Announced as Education Partner of 100 Yards Football Academy

May 4, 2016 - Posted in Local by Kristina Rackley
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Not all students fit easily into today’s standard school model, which can present challenges to those with specific educational needs or demanding extracurricular schedules. However, students at the 100 Yards Football Academy will now have the opportunity to attend South...

SC Grabs Top Ten Spot for High Number of Fast Food Restaurants

April 22, 2016 - Posted in Local by K. Blackwell
Fast Food Restaurant

Every now and then, fast foods just grab you. You duck in for a quick burger and fries and are on your way. Fast food has been around for decades, starting in the 1920s when White Castle was founded in Wichita, Kansas . Taverns and coffee houses had been around since the 17...

Catawba Art Photo Exhibit

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
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In the late 1990s, the Catawba Nation received federal recognition. Photojournalist and Filmmaker Catherine Bauknight set out to document the revival of the tribe. Her photo essay exhibit, at the Native American Center in Lancaster, gives us a glimpse of life as a Catawba...

Education: Is South Carolina Failing Its Students?

April 20, 2016 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
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According to a recent analysis done by South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center , “South Carolina’s regular public school districts received less financial support per student on an inflation- adjusted basis in 2013-2014 than they did five years earlier.” It was also...

Sons of South Carolina: The Mobros’ Homecoming

April 14, 2016 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Park
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With a catalog that wakes the spirits of the likes of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, vibrant harmonies, a lush wall of sound and often haunting lyrics, it is not surprising that the past few years have been good to the genre bending Mobros. Since 2013, the group was hand-...

Fahamu Pecou Featured at Columbia Museum of Art

April 13, 2016 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Fahamu Pecou

Columbia Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, Remix, is a wide variety of works that look at what many African American artists practice – a retelling of ideas from their own perspective. One of the featured artists, Fahamu Pecou, looks at pop art through African American...

Indie Grits Celebrates 10 Years

April 7, 2016 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
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Columbia’s Indie Grits Film Festival opens in the Capitol City on April 14th and is celebrating their 10th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, all festival events will be free to attendees. There are approximately 60 films being screened. The theme this year, “...

P.A.'s Thoughts: Spring Projects

April 7, 2016 - Posted in Local by P.A. Bennett
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In the old days, they talked about spring cleaning; washing everything from bed linen to baseboards. You don’t hear about people doing spring cleaning so much anymore, but spring projects, especially outside projects, are big. With the recent sunny, warmer days, my husband...

SC Film Goes Nationwide

April 5, 2016 - Posted in Local by AB Madden
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An award- winning Christian film that was shot in Charleston and Greenville is headed to theaters across the nation. The film, Only God Can , tells the story of five College of Charleston alumni who have remained friends since graduation. Following a reunion between them,...

Moving East: Tiny House Movement in SC

April 1, 2016 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Tiny House

The average home in the United States is 2,600 square feet. Now imagine living in a house one-eighth that size. That’s what one family has decided to do. The Singletary family wanted to downsize, in order to have life experiences, instead of being forced to keep up with a...

South Carolina Economist Expects Flat Growth Through 2017

March 31, 2016 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
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Unemployment is low and the economy is growing both nationally and locally, although according to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen , readings on the U.S. economy since the turn of the year have been somewhat mixed. The national economy is limping along at a fairly slow...

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