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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...

Sumter Opera House

October 24, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
Sumter opera House

Anyone who has lived in Sumter or visited can probably remember seeing the iconic watchtower of the Sumter Opera House, which stands over the rest of the downtown area. As a Sumter native, Mayor McElveen witnessed many changes to the Sumter Opera House over the years. Today...

SCETV's In-Depth Look at the Folklore Surrounding "Alice" of the Hermitage

October 23, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandie Perron
Alice's Grave Marker In All Saints Cemetery

More than 150 years ago, the legend of Alice Flagg of the Hermitage began. This young lady from the banks of the inlet in Georgetown County has touched the lives of many, including the Chandler boys – who grew up sleeping in Alice’s room. Variations to the history are...

Chocolatier Providing Free Lunches

October 23, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
chocolate machine

Did you know that 1 in 4 children in S.C. lack nutritional food on a regular basis? Many schools provide free lunch during the week, but what’s a child to do when there is no food available for the weekend? A Graniteville-based chocolatier has teamed up with a local...

Bee Well Honey

October 16, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Jenna Schiferl
bee

There’s nothing as sweet as honey. We visited a bee colony in the Upstate to see just how important the honey bee….and its honey…is in everyday life.

The Charleston Benne Wafer

October 15, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
benne wafers

People from all around the world have been descending on the South, and South Carolina in general, for their unusual and delectable cuisine. We went down to Charleston to try a product made only in the Lowcountry.

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