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First Female President at Benedict College

September 27, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Karen Henry
Dr. Roslyn Artis

There are currently 101 Historically Black Colleges & Universities in the US, including public and private institutions. Of that 101, only twelve have appointed female presidents to lead these prestigious schools. Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis is the first female President at...

Memorial Plans for Mother Emanuel

September 25, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Mother Emanuel

Three years ago, the people of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, the city of Charleston, and our entire state, mourned the tragic deaths of nine parishioners. As the church celebrated the 200th anniversary of its joining the A.M.E. church, a plan was unveiled by Michael Arad,...

How did Cross Anchor Get Its Name?

September 18, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Cross Anchor

According the Betty Jo Lawson, a local historian in the Cross Keys community, the story of how Cross Anchor got its name is somewhat a legend passed down through the family. The story goes that two British sailors, who were brothers, docked in Charleston Harbor. They...

South Carolina Routes Still Being Considered for New Railway

September 4, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
train on mountain

A new railway is still being discussed for South Carolina between Columbia, through Augusta, Georgia and to Atlanta. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) collaborated for the Federal Railroad Administration...

Leveling Up: Training Facility Offers Exposure for Student Athletes

September 3, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
ISP Team Exposure Camp

According to Ashleigh Edwards and Krystal Barclay, leadership has no ceilings. They both own and operate Iconic Sport Performance (ISP). ISP is a woman-owned, minority owned, veteran owned performance training facility located in Columbia, South Carolina. For Edwards and...

Old Town Farmers Market: Where Rock Hill Shops Local

August 9, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Shannon Simmons
Old Town Farmer's Market in Rock Hill

Homegrown fruits, vegetable, and meats are just some of the things you can find at the Old Town Farmers Market . Originally starting as a Thursday evening event, the market has grown and partnered with local restaurant Legal Remedy Brewing to host more events. Sarah Key ,...

The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

August 7, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

The Cocoon is a fiber installation created by Susan Lenz during a Summer 2018 art residency at the Rensing Center outside of Pickens, South Carolina. The Cocoon was created from Susan's enormous stash of vintage household linens, antique garments, and assorted old textiles...

Small Town Tea Room Attracts Many Visitors

August 7, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi and Rebecca Dymock
Ladies enjoying tea at Laura's Tea Room

The small town of Ridgeway doesn't have a large population, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in charm and warmth. One of the big attractions to the town is Laura's Tea Room, where owner Carol Allen says the tea room experience is about more than having tea. "...

Hub City: Voice of the South

July 18, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Raven Furber
Hub City Voices

Spartanburg is becoming a cultural hub for South Carolina. Starting in 1995, the Hub City Writers Project started as a group of published writers who wanted to celebrate their city. Now, the Writers Project has expanded to include a fully functioning press, as well as a...

A Pick-Up Game

July 12, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Rebecca Dymock
Bill Stokes with a ball on the river

Bill Stokes picked up a unique hobby years ago when he started paddling on the Catawba River. His hobby has grown into a practice that not only helps the environment but educates children about the negative effects of pollution.

1686 Violin Played in Charleston

June 27, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Bekker and Fuller

This past spring, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra performed a concert that was accompanied by a very special, unique, and OLD violin. In fact, this violin is over 300 years old and it one of the world's most celebrated instruments. South Carolina Public Radio’s Bradley...

An Artist’s Haven

June 26, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Raven Furber
Artist Co-op

The West Main Artists Co-op is an open environment that allows artists from all over the Upstate to have a space to create. The co-op houses over 50 artists, all in different disciplines. Artists here specialize in sculpting, photography, painting, printmaking, performance...

I Heart Hungry Kids

June 25, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandie Perron
volunteers

There’s a kid-powered organization in the Lowcountry helping feed kids. In 2013, seven year-old Jackson Silverman was told he was too young to volunteer at the food bank and help feed hungry kids in Charleston County. With the support of his parents, Josh and Tiffany,...

UFO Welcome Center Welcomes All

June 25, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Rebecca Dymock
UFO Welcome Center

Bowman, S.C. is home to the UFO Welcome Center . Jody, the creator, is full of interesting ideas and stories that he is happy to share with guests who stop by to say hello. By walking through his welcome center, you can see that many people have enjoyed their time and left...

Community-Owned Grocery Store Supports Community

June 13, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Raven Furber
Hub City Coop

Located in Spartanburg, the Hub City Co-op is the first grocery co-op in South Carolina. At the co-op, they focus on local farmers and vendors, primarily in the upstate. It's important to support local farms and vendors and give them a space to thrive. From hydroponically...

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