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Easter Regatta Highlights Midlands Crown Jewel

April 2, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Easter Regatta 2018

For years, Lake Murray has been home to one of the world’s most popular and enduring sailing events...the Easter Regatta . The Columbia Sailing Club 's Commodore talks about this Midlands mainstay, a world class competition that bringis a solid helping of southern...

Historic Hangar Gets New Life

April 2, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
Curtiss Wright hangar

When it comes to preserving a building on the National Register of Historic Places, time, money and effort are always part of the challenge. If restoration is possible, then history can teach, inspire and help to revitalize a local community.

March For Our Lives: South Carolina State House

March 27, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
students demonstrating for March For Our Lives at South Carolina State House

On March 24, 2018, students, parents, teachers and community members gathered at the corner of Calhoun and Sumter Streets in South Carolina's capital, Columbia, S.C. to march and advocate for gun control legislation as a part of the March For Our Lives. The rally ended at...

SC Town Highlights Inclusion through Theatre

March 21, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Greenwood Community Theatre's Penguin Project

Greenwood Community Theatre took on an important project last fall. It’s a theatre project called the Penguin Project. Plays performed by the Penguin Project provide young artists that are differently abled (including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual...

A Journey From Farm to Table

March 12, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Chefs at Watson Farms

The phrase "farm to table" has become ubiquitous when discussing modern cuisine, but many diners may not understand the collaboration that is necessary between farmers and restaurants for a product to appear on a plate, and how a farmer's process can influence flavors...

Virtual School Helps Young Singer

March 5, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Shelby Shealy

South Carolina educational options continue to grow with the addition of charter and virtual schools. And some students are beginning to see that traditional brick and mortar schools might not be the best fit for them. Shelby Shealy, an aspiring country music star, is one...

Latest Poll Finds SC Approval Ratings for Trump Higher than National Average

February 28, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Vote, flag signs

The most recent Winthrop Poll was released today and touched on approval ratings for state and national leaders, along with important issues that are being discussed across the country. President Donald Trump’s S.C. approval rating is higher than the national average at 42...

South Carolina Flag Not Official

February 23, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Ann Bailey
SC flag

Most South Carolinians find unique points of pride within their state—sweet tea, coastal wildlife, and shag-dancing are staples of its culture. Additionally, many South Carolina residents are particularly proud of a famed symbol: its flag. A white crescent rests in...

Art Installation Series Brings Light to Spartanburg

February 16, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Ann Bailey
Lighten Up Spartanburg

In recent years, Spartanburg, South Carolina has experienced rapid growth with the introduction of new hotels and apartment buildings, in addition to its multitude of independent businesses. Nestled in the upstate, the town that was once known only for its railroad lines is...

Technology at Allen University

January 19, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Jackie Johnson
computer

Palmetto Scene visits Allen University, a historic black university in Columbia, where students are excited about using their knowledge to secure high- paying, interesting jobs in the 21st-century workplace. This story is part of the Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising...

Civil Rights Journalist Made a Difference in Rock Hill

January 16, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Marshall Doswell

Marshall Doswell came to Rock Hill as the Managing Editor of The Evening Herald in 1957. After living in South Carolina for a short time, he was made aware of the racial division and tension that existed here. Knowing the power of the press, Doswell felt called to use his...

Former Astronaut and Head of NASA Makes Compelling Speech for Bi-Partisanship Governing

January 10, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden at NASA

Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr. was recently honored with the David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership presented by the Riley Institute at Furman University. Bolden served as the 12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA...

The Latest: Charleston International Airport Closed Thursday

January 4, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Gavin Jackson
Charleston International Airport Closed Thursday

The latest on the winter storm in South Carolina as of: 1:30 p.m. The runways at Charleston International Airport remain closed Thursday, due to the lingering winter weather conditions. The National Weather Service in Charleston recorded 5.3 inches of snowfall on Wednesday...

Riley Institute Announces Wilkins Leadership Awards

January 2, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Furman University
Wilkins Leadership Award

Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced that Rep. Weston Newton (R-Beaufort and Jasper Counties) and Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. (USMC-Ret.), former astronaut and head of NASA, are recipients of the David H. Wilkins awards recognizing outstanding legislative...

Traditions in the New Year

December 29, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
fireworks

Earlier this year we learned about certain superstitions many of us have. As we get ready to ring in a new year, a look at some more traditions celebrated during this time of year.

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