Palmetto Scene

Hugo 30th - Effects on Agriculture

October 18, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Michael Collins
Rivers family

In 1989, The River’s Farm was hit by Hurricane Hugo, causing over one million dollars damage to their crops, equipment, and home. Buddy Rivers recounts the terrifying moments during the storm, the aftermath, and the effects on agriculture in his community. Buddy River’s...

The Possibilities Institute, A Look at Having it All

October 16, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Jackie Johnson
Tameika Devine

Columbia City Council Woman and Mayor Pro Tempore, Tameika Isaac-Devine, is a woman on a mission. This busy attorney is a wife and mom who wants to show others how to “Have It All.” She’s doing it with a program that emphasizes work-life integration, called “The...

150 Years of Fun at the SC State Fair

October 11, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandie Perron
State Fair

The SC State Fair is celebrating 150 years and to celebrate the festivities historian and author Dr. Rodger Stroup is releasing a new book, called "Meet Me At The Rocket." Palmetto Scene sat down with him to discuss the vast history of the State Fair and some of the...

Gullah Slave Recordings Brought to South Carolina

October 10, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandie Perron
Gullah song trunk recording

Coastal Carolina University held its inaugural International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference this past spring. At this landmark event, 1937 Works Progress Administration (WPA) slave recordings were repatriated, or brought back to their community of origin...

LGBTQ+ Center making progress in the Palmetto State

October 1, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Charles Dymock
Pride Parade

The Harriet Hancock Center is the only LGBTQ+ facility in South Carolina. Providing a myriad of resources, programs, and events for the community, the center wants those who struggle with their sexual orientation and their families to have a safe place to call home in the...

Warrick McZeke finds his love in Country Music

September 30, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Warrick McZeke

Growing up in Loris, S.C. Warrick McZeke was always around music and family. That’s where his interest in performing began, whether R&B, jazz, or soul. But today, he’s found his love in country music. It all began in a dorm on the campus of Clemson University and with a...

Remote-control car racing skids into Soda City

September 26, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Charles Dymock
Remote-Control car racing skids into Soda City

Soda City RC is a nonprofit remote-control racing facility in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina that gives the sport of RC racing a place to call home. These remote-control cars may look like a child’s toy at first glance, but in actuality, these highly customizable...

Casual Crabbing with Tia

September 17, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
crab

This summer we made a trip to the lowcountry, where we not only made new friends, we gained new skills and even learned how to catch our dinner. We spent some with the Air BnB Experience "Casual Crabbing with Tia," which was recently named a top four experience in the world...

A day crabbing with Tia

September 11, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Crabbing with Tia

This week on a new season of Palmetto Scene , we take a trip to Charleston to go “Crabbing with Tia.” Tia Clark started this Air BnB experience, and it was recently rated #4 in the world. After spending the day with her and her assistant, Art, we know why. We learned...

Beloved Lowcountry author, Dorothea Benton Frank, dies

September 4, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dorothea Benton Frank

In 2010, The Big Picture visited her beloved Lowcountry home on Sullivan’s Island and spent the day getting to know her. In her typical humor, she told us she never dreamed of being an author, she always thought she’d be a “princess.” Born and raised on Sullivan’s Island,...

Patrick Davis and Family

August 20, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Patrick Davis

We visit Camden, SC with singer, songwriter Patrick Davis and his musical family. This story was originally published December 20, 2017. NOTE: Tuesday, Sept. 10th, at SCETV in Columbia, we are celebrating the premiere of Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary, “Country Music,” with...

The Ghosts of Charleston's Old City Jail

August 13, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Jail

Built in 1802 and operational until 1939, the Old Charleston Jail housed the city’s most notorious criminals. Among those criminals, John and Lavinia Fisher and members of their gang were kept there until their execution in 1820. Among other famous prisoners, Denmark Vesey...

Former NASA Astronaut Inspires the Next Generation

August 1, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sean Scott
Former NASA astronaut talks with kids at Charleston County libraries

Former NASA astronaut Dr. Don Thomas spent 44 days in space as part of four separate space shuttle missions. He retired from the prestigious space agency 12 years ago and now shares his stories and experiences with kids across the country. Dr. Thomas visited six libraries...

Drag Racer Pete Hill: A Legend on Two Wheels

July 10, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sarah Pritchard
Pete Hill Trophy

Pete and Jackie Hill have been in the motorcycle game for over 50 years, but it is their accomplishments on the drag strip that have given them international recognition. In his long and successful career, Pete Hill won several national and international drag racing...

Archaeological Field School at Fort Hill

July 8, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sarah Pritchard
Junior Carson King works in the open trench at Fort Hill on June 19, 2019.

For the second consecutive summer, a group of Clemson students is digging up a part of the university's past as a part of the six-week archaeological field school . Visiting lecturer David Markus is leading the charge to uncover the history of the enslaved persons at Fort...

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