Palmetto Scene

A Gentleman's Ride

February 19, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
Motorcyles

There is one day in September on which vintage motorcyclists around the world come together for one purpose—to raise awareness of men’s prostate cancer and suicide prevention—and 2018 was the first year this ride was held right here in South Carolina. It was a spectacle to...

Wrestling League Smashes into the Carolinas

February 18, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Charles Dymock
Wrestling

Palmetto Championship Wrestling , or PCW, has been South Carolina’s top-tier independent wrestling league since November 2015. “Palmetto Championship Wrestling started with a passion,” says Founder and CEO Shane Dorr. “We were out in the backyard, training ourselves.” Now...

Art Reinvents Tiny South Carolina Town

February 12, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
ArtFields

Once a booming bean-farming community whose fields eventually went bare, Lake City has a new story to tell. In 2013, ArtFields started with a simple goal in mind…to honor the artists of the Southeast with a week’s worth of celebration and competition in the heart of a...

Cat Café Brings Care and Cuddles to Columbia

February 5, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Erich Nuzum
A cat at the Cat Cafe

Catitude Cat Café is a West Columbia coffee shop with a cat lounge. The shop partners with Pets Inc, an adoption shelter. The shop was opened to help the stray cat community. “We see ourselves as a second chance home for a lot of these cats,” says owner Maria Garcia...

Dick Riley Statue Unveiled

January 22, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
Dick Riley Statue Unveiled

One of the state's most influential political figures, Dick Riley, was honored with a statue located in the Peace Center’s Graham Plaza on Monday, November 12, 2018. SCETV attended the public unveiling honoring Greenville native and former South Carolina Governor, Dick...

Historic Theaters of South Carolina

January 11, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Ricky Taylor
Dock Street

South Carolina is full of history and you can find so much in theaters across our state. Take a tour as we visit some of the oldest theaters in the state which include: Newberry Opera House, Newberry, SC Abbeville Opera House, Abbeville, SC Dock Street Theater, Charleston,...

America’s Volunteer Recognized for Excellence in Civic Leadership

January 9, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Charlotte Berry

Charlotte Berry of Columbia is the recipient of the 2018 David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership. The award is presented by The Riley Institute at Furman University. “Each person in his or her own right has an opportunity to make a difference. Making a...

Longtime South Carolina Senator Recipient of Legislative Leadership Award

January 9, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Senator John Matthews

Sen. John W. Matthews, Jr. (D-Orangeburg) is the recipient of the 2018 David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legislative Leadership. The award is presented by The Riley Institute at Furman University. “I’m always better off if my neighbor is better off. I’m better off...

Is a Palmetto Bug Really Just a Cockroach?

December 14, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
large cockroaches

If you are from the South or ever visited, chances are you have come into contact with the unofficial state mascot, the "Palmetto Bug". SCETV and SC Public Radio fan Margaret Bates asked: "Is Palmetto bug just the more polite name for cockroaches, or different? They look...

A Special Governor's Mansion Holiday Tour

December 12, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Christmas tree

Since 1981, the Columbia Garden Club has been decorating the South Carolina Governor's Mansion. Each year the theme changes, but the decorations are always fresh and beautiful. We take a tour of this year's festive decorations, with an appearance from a special guest., the...

Columbia School Working to Improve Learning through Art

December 6, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Charles Dymock
Students playing violin

“It’s a place where kids have an opportunity to be themselves. I feel MAC gives kids an opportunity to show what they love,” says Lauren, a current 6th grader at Midlands Arts Conservatory. Midlands Arts Conservatory is a tuition free public charter school with...

The History of Vereen Memorial Gardens

December 5, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandie Perron
Vereen Memorial Gardens

There are many hidden gems in Horry County and one happens to be just off the beaten path in Little River. The Vereen Memorial Gardens provide a treasure trove of history and family descendants have preserved the property, so visitors can experience the area as it once was.

Hanukkah: Lighting the Darkness

December 3, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Menorah lights for Hanukkah

Rabbi Hesh Epstein of the Chabad of South Carolina explains Hanukkah and why this festival of lights is so important to the Jewish faith. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights and days. It starts on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar...

Comedian Ian Aber

November 15, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
Stand up

Through comedy, entertainer Ian Aber is bringing all audiences together in a fun and entertaining environment.

South Carolina Legend: The Ghost Hound of Goshen

October 26, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Charles Dymock
 The Ghost Hound of Goshen

According to Ernest Shealy, The Ghost Hound of Goshen or “Happy Dog” is not a nice spirit. But does this killer canine really exist or is it just a made-up mutt? Shealy, curator of the Newberry Museum, recounts the story of Union and Newberry counties’ famous ghost dog. In...

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