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Children’s Shelter Changing Lives…One at a Time

December 11, 2013 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Palmetto Place

Since 1977, the Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter has provided over 5,800 Midland's abused and neglected children and unaccompanied teens with a safe, home-like place to go. They provide a home until an appropriate foster family is located. “The shelter is open 24 hours...

Dabo Swinney is All In

December 9, 2013 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Dabo

Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney, along with his wife Kathleen, have seen first-hand the tragedy breast cancer can bring into a family’s life. To play their part in the fight against breast cancer, they founded the All In Team Foundation , which donates thousands of...

Bayler Teal: USC Baseball’s Inspiration

December 6, 2013 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Teal

Bayler Teal, a young boy who was fighting cancer in 2010, was considered the Gamecock baseball team’s number one fan during their national championship season. But in the end, Bayler was the real hero and will always be remembered as part of the team. To watch the full Chad...

Coach Holbrook Wins On and Off the Field

December 3, 2013 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Holbrook

In 2004, USC Head Baseball Coach Chad Holbrook and his wife, Jenn, found out their then two year old son, Reece, had cancer. Reece eventually won his battle with cancer. After this difficult experience, the Holbrooks decided to focus their efforts on helping others going...

Darlington Raceway: More than a Racetrack

November 26, 2013 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Darlington Raceway

Darlington Raceway is known for its most popular races, Nascar Nationwide Series 200 and the Bojangles’ South 500 . The new Darlington Raceway president Chip Wile has some other plans that involve getting the community more engaged. Wile says, “Outside of our race weekend,...

Annie Leibovitz--Surprising Answer from Lisa Marie About Graceland

November 22, 2013 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Leibovitz

Famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured portraits of many famous people throughout her career. Leibovitz sat down with us to talk about her life, her career, and her latest exhibit. Pilgrimage is now showing at The Columbia Museum of Art through January...

Mentors Making a Difference

November 18, 2013 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Mentor

President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Columbia area, Heidi Johnson, tells Palmetto Scene how they match a Big Brother/Sister with a Little Brother/Sister and the impact the right relationship can have. The Greater Columbia affiliate is one of several...

South Carolina Slave Home to Become Centerpiece for Smithsonian’s New Museum

November 14, 2013 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Slave Home

Down a dirt road on Edisto Island, in the middle of Point of Pines Plantation, stood a dilapidated home chock-full of history. The home was one of two of the nation’s oldest slave cabins, dating to the 1850s. According to the NY Times , “Black families lived in the wood-...

Annie Leibovitz Talks About Touring with The Rolling Stones

November 12, 2013 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Leibovitz

Famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured portraits of many famous people throughout her career. On the latest episode of Palmetto Scene, she sits down with us to talk about her life, her career, and her exhibit, Pilgrimage, that is now showing at The...

The Iconic Upstate Restaurant Still Serving Smiles “A-plenty”

November 1, 2013 - Posted in Local by William Richardson
Beacon

Beacon Drive-In opened in 1946 and is now a Spartanburg landmark. John B. White founded The Beacon. The Beacon's large menu features an entire selection of "a-plenty" dishes such as beef a-plenty and chili-cheese burger a-plenty. The "a-plenty" dishes are served with french...

Nationally Renowned Chef Matt Lee Makes Loquat Liqueur

October 31, 2013 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Lee Bros

Charleston's amazing history and outstanding food is a haven for visitors. Two brothers who grew up in Charleston are now offering a “taste” of the coastal town in a new cookbook, The Lee Brothers Charleston Kitchen . According to NPR, "In addition to highlighting...

What's It Like To Be a Contestant on Jeopardy?

October 25, 2013 - Posted in Local by Ricky Taylor
Jeopardy

What does it take to be a contestant on Jeopardy ? We asked Columbia native Josiah Washington about his experience as a winner on Jeopardy .

Coach John McKissick: The Winningest Coach in the Nation

October 23, 2013 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
McKissick

Coach John McKissick has done something football coaches across the country can only dream about achieving. In 2012, he became the first American football coach in history to win 600 career games. Coach McKissick currently holds the record for the most wins by a football...

An Interview with Lunch Money, the S.C. Indie Rock Band

October 17, 2013 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Lunch Money

The band Lunch Money is making waves with audiences everywhere with songs about dollhouses, balloons and pushing buttons. These audiences aren’t just pint-sized people either. Parents are finding this indie music fun, too. “I love it when adults tell us, 'I find myself...

The Spartanburg Talladega Connection

August 14, 2011 - Posted in Local by William Richardson
Nascar racing

The Talladega racetrack in Alabama was originally slated to be built in Spartanburg, SC. Spartanburg natives David Pearson, Cotton Owens and Bud Moore are among those that give thoughts on what might have been.

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