Palmetto Scene

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...

Art Reinvents Tiny South Carolina Town

February 12, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
ArtFields

Once a booming bean-farming community whose fields eventually went bare, Lake City has a new story to tell. In 2013, ArtFields started with a simple goal in mind…to honor the artists of the Southeast with a week’s worth of celebration and competition in the heart of a...

Cat Café Brings Care and Cuddles to Columbia

February 5, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Erich Nuzum
A cat at the Cat Cafe

Catitude Cat Café is a West Columbia coffee shop with a cat lounge. The shop partners with Pets Inc, an adoption shelter. The shop was opened to help the stray cat community. “We see ourselves as a second chance home for a lot of these cats,” says owner Maria Garcia...

Dick Riley Statue Unveiled

January 22, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
Dick Riley Statue Unveiled

One of the state's most influential political figures, Dick Riley, was honored with a statue located in the Peace Center’s Graham Plaza on Monday, November 12, 2018. SCETV attended the public unveiling honoring Greenville native and former South Carolina Governor, Dick...

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...

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