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Museum of the Moon

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
Museum of the Moon

The Museum of the Moon , an incredible 23-foot inflatable moon installation was placed over Dargan Street in Florence, S.C. in May 2019. Florence was the second location that this artwork, created by U.K. artist Luke Jerram , was moved to in the United States,, following a...

Island Paradise in South Carolina

May 28, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Jackie Johnson
Jamaican food

How would you like to experience the Island of Jamaica without ever leaving the Palmetto State? Well, there’s a chef in Columbia, who is teaching people all about Jamaica through food…and South Carolinians love it!

Housing the Homeless in Greenville

May 22, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Greenville

There are currently hundreds of homeless people roaming the streets of Greenville, a city nationally recognized for its amazing growth and beauty. To help with the issue, a group of senior citizens started an initiative called SEARCHlight to help find caring solutions for...

Splashdown: The Story of USS Yorktown and Apollo 8

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Apollo 8 saw the first Earthrise

Apollo 8 was launched on December 21, 1968. Apollo 8 was the first human mission, in which the spacecraft left the Earth’s orbit. It was the first manned mission to orbit the moon. There were three astronauts aboard Apollo 8: Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot...

The Making of An Exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
State Museum Apollo Exhibit

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the South Carolina State Museum created a new exhibition charting the history of NASA’s Apollo program and South Carolina’s role in lunar exploration. The exhibit is called Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon . “A lot...

Learning History Through Excavation

May 9, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandie Perron
Students Working

Coastal Carolina University and Brookgreen Gardens are partnering to provide students hands-on experience with conducting archeological research on historic plantation sites. Dr. David Palmer and his anthropology and geology students are excavating an area where former...

The Future of Smart Cities

May 6, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
Mt. Pleasant

Recently, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) met in Greenville to discuss the future of local governments and how they thrive in the evolving world of technology. We learn the future of these towns and how one of South Carolina’s fastest growing...

The 'Did You Know' History of Piracy in South Carolina

April 29, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Erich Nuzum
Blackbeard

Some of the most famous pirates known throughout the world, even in modern day, have close ties to South Carolina! In the golden age of piracy (1670-1720) Charleston S.C. was a hub for pirates such as Blackbeard, and Stede Bonnet to sell their stolen goods, and was the...

Gates Talks Reconstruction in Beaufort

April 22, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Gates

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. joined South Carolina ETV's Beryl Dakers in Beaufort, South Carolina to discuss his latest project, Reconstruction.

Sport of Pinball Ramping Up in South Carolina

March 29, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Charles Dymock
Pinball Game

“When we play pinball it’s not just standing there and hitting buttons. You are physically manipulating the cabinet and moving the game around so strength is involved, finesse is involved,” says Fredrick Richardson who has been professionally competing in pinball...

USS Charleston Christened

March 28, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Gavin Jackson
USS Charleston

Recently in Charleston, the newest ship in the U.S. Navy arsenal was commissioned…the USS Charleston. More than 40 ships have been named after people and places in South Carolina, and this is the sixth ship to be named after the Holy City. Thousands of people turned out to...

Inmates Find Hope and Change in Allendale Correctional Art Program

March 26, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Holly Bounds Jackson
Inmates at ACI find hope and change through art program.

Behind the fences and beneath the barbed wire of Allendale Correctional Institution (ACI), is a group of men who proudly call themselves The Advanced Artists of Allendale. They’ve each demonstrated a willingness to try new mediums, practice new skills and through that, they...

Five Haunting Tales of Ghost Stories from Around South Carolina

March 14, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Ghost Stories

South Carolina is chock-full of stories of ghosts and legends. Here are five haunting tales from around the palmetto state. Do you know of a ghost or legend story in South Carolina? Give us the SCOOP! 1. The Ghost Hound of Goshen Apparently, the Ghost Hound of Goshen or “...

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...

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