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Sparkle City Mini Putt | Student Media Project

March 22, 2016 - Posted in Local by C. Lowe and B. Simmons
photo of mini golf

HUB BUB is a group located in Spartanburg, known for creating fun and exciting things for the people of Spartanburg to do. Through their Artists-in-Residence (AiRs) program, they were able bring a mini-putt course to downtown Spartanburg called Sparkle City Mini Putt. Robin...

Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center | ETV Shorts

March 21, 2016 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center

The Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center is a 20,000 square foot facility full of archives, memoribillia and the personal histories of the people of Calhoun County. Admission to the museum is free.

“Life Pod” Offers Options for Affordable Housing

March 10, 2016 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Life Pod

Michael Weekes lives at the intersection of engineering and art. At those crossroads, he created the Life Pod, a 115 square foot tiny home of the future. In today’s mentality of doing less with more, Weekes has grown a greater sense of the earth. “In the last six months...

Drivin' n' Cryin's Rock Finds Roots in the South

March 9, 2016 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Park
Poster for concert with Drivin n Cryin

The words southern rock can evoke a myriad of emotions, reflections and sounds, depending on whom you speak to. Swells of wailing guitars at a concert, dulcet tones and harmonies from the radio on an afternoon drive, or even just a feeling you get; access to a memory when...

Charleston Toy Boat Travels Far from Home

March 8, 2016 - Posted in Local by AB Madden
Students tracking boat

A toy boat created and launched by students at a Charleston elementary school was discovered off the coast of Britain. The boat, “Carolina Dreamer” was launched last May by students of the St. Andrew’s School of Math and Science. They tracked her journey for nine months...

Understanding Pat Conroy, Spotlight on Author Pat Conroy

March 5, 2016 - Posted in Local
 Best-selling author Pat Conroy

Author Pat Conroy and his biographer Catherine Seltzer speak about her book, Understanding Pat Conroy , an in-depth study of the best-selling author and his works.

Branchville Railroad Shrine and Museum | ETV Shorts

March 4, 2016 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Branchville

The Branchville Railroad Shrine and Museum is the site of the world's first railroad junction. The museum features lots of antiques that were once used by the railway, such as a velocipede, old lanterns, maps and telegraph machinery.

Facial Hair Club Raises Money for a Good Cause

March 1, 2016 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Midlands Whisker Society

It’s not just a monthly fad of “no-shave November” anymore. According to Jerimi Miller, President of the Midlands Whisker Society, the acceptability of facial hair in society today is here, and it’s here to stay for a while. The Midlands Whisker Society is a social club...

Jennifer Pinckney Remembers Night of Tragedy

February 29, 2016 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Jennifer Pinckney

Recently, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University hosted a conversation with Jennifer Pinckney, the late Clementa Pinckney’s wife, and two of his dear friends, Rev. Kylon Middleton and Rev. Chris Vaugh. The conversation, Reflections on Charleston ,...

The Growing Trend of Facial Recognition Technology: It’s Not Just for Law Enforcement

February 25, 2016 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Customer Service

Many of us have watched those TV dramas where the investigators use facial recognition to catch the bad guys. It’s something that actually happens and it’s not just used in law enforcement. Many private businesses are using this technology to garner more business and to...

South Carolina Maritime Museum | ETV Shorts

February 19, 2016 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Maritime Museum

Located on the waterfront in Georgetown, the South Carolina Maritime Museum celebrates the rich history of seaports in the state. The museum features wooden boat replicas of some of the major ships of the 17th and 18th centuries and also a photography exhibit. For more...

The Palmetto Statesmen | Student Media Project

February 12, 2016 - Posted in Local by C. Lowe and B. Simmons
Palmetto Statesmen

The Barbershop Harmony Society, a nonprofit organization of more than 30,000 men, has a chapter in Spartanburg called The Palmetto Statesmen. These men love to dress up in tuxedos and deliver roses to unexpected sweethearts on and around Valentine’s Day. One could say it is...

Lexington Latin Teacher Earns Prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000

February 11, 2016 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Park
apple on stack of books in front of chalk board

Lexington Middle School teacher, Kimberly Freeman, was announced a recipient of the Milken Educator Award on Feb. 9, 2016, reports a release from the Milken Educator Awards. Freeman, a Latin instructor and the language department chair at the middle school, was surprised...

Gas Prices Hit 40 Cents Lower than 2015

February 8, 2016 - Posted in Local by K. Blackwell
Gas Pump

South Carolina drivers are saving a little bit of money this year at the pump. According to an article in the Post and Courier , prices “dropped another 2.8 cents” to the average of $1.56 per gallon. Compared to last year’s prices, drivers are paying 40 cents less per...

FEMA’s Role in Repairing SC Roads Due to Historic Flood

February 5, 2016 - Posted in Local by K. Blackwell
Flooding

The historic flooding that S.C. experienced last year has brought the issue of the crumbling infrastructure to the forefront of the Legislative Session. While a roads and bridges bill is underway in the Senate , many people are wondering what role FEMA will play in aiding...

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