Capital City and Lake Murray Country

The Capital City & Lake Murray Country is made up of the counties of Saluda, Newberry, Richland and Lexington. Visit historical southern homes, state museums, and Riverbanks Zoo. Lake Murray is a haven for all types of water-related activities. Canoe three rivers, or walk the boardwalk through the Congaree National Park.

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...

Let’s Go! | Woodrow Wilson Family Home

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Education by Tabitha Safdi
Woodrow Wilson Home

The Woodrow Wilson Family Home is South Carolina's only remaining presidential site. The home is now a museum featuring the history of Reconstruction. The home was built in 1871 when, at the age of 14, “Tommy” Woodrow Wilson and his family moved to Columbia. According to...

Let’s Go | Mann-Simons Site

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Education by Tabitha Safdi
Mann-Simons Site

On the corner of Marion and Richland streets in downtown Columbia stands the Mann-Simons site. The Mann-Simons Site was a collection of commercial and domestic spaces owned and operated by the same African American family from at least 1843 until 1970. Only one house stands...

College Students Talk Tuition Affordability, Government Shutdown with Sen. Bernie Sanders

January 23, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Sen. Bernie Sanders talks with Benedict College students in Columbia.

One day after delivering a speech about combatting racism, poverty and war, Senator Bernie Sanders spoke with students at Benedict College in Columbia encouraging them to “think big, not small.” “When we live in a competitive, global economy, does it make sense to tell...

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,...

Heart Failure Patient Monitors Vital Signs at Home with Telehealth

December 18, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Palmetto Health's remote tele-monitoring service has helped Wilma Goodwin stay out of the hospital.

Wilma Goodwin has lived in Chapin for more than 50 years. She loves it because it’s quiet and close to her children and grandchildren. But it’s a long drive for her to get to her doctors’ appointments, which became more common after she was diagnosed with congestive heart...

South Carolina Lede Live Taping in Columbia

December 14, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
LIVE TAPING IN COLUMBIA

The South Carolina Lede is hosting its first hometown live podcast taping on Thursday, January 3! Come listen to some of the state’s top political journalists preview the upcoming legislative session, which starts the following week. Join host Gavin Jackson, along with...

The Ghosts of Newberry

October 15, 2018 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
The Ghosts of Newberry

Ghost of Madeline, Newberry, S.C. The legend of Madeline, the young woman who climbed the bell tower of Keller Hall at Newberry College, and while searching for her fiance', John, she slipped and fell to the ground with the bell tower rope wrapped around her neck, and was...

ORIGINAL SC | Recording Artist Kevin “Big Redd” Felder

October 12, 2018 - Posted in Original SC by Tabitha Safdi
Kevin Felder

“Whatever you want to happen in your life, help make it happen for somebody else…and it will happen for you.” Columbia native, Kevin Felder, started writing songs as a middle-schooler. Today, his music can be heard internationally. Through the ministry of Christian rap, Big...

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...

ORIGINAL SC | Ballerina Regina Willoughby

February 28, 2018 - Posted in Original SC by Tabitha Safdi
Regina Willoughby with daughter Melina

“Ballet has taught me that perseverance and grit, not giving up, will take you wherever you want to go. And all of those places you go, those relationships that you make and the impact you have on people and that they have on you…that’s really what this life is all about.”...

License Plate Artist

January 30, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
License Plate Art

Jim Lalumondier has been creating and teaching art for sixteen years. Recently, his new style of art has created a big stir by using something people see every day...license plates! According to Lalumondier, it's a piece of history with a story and he's creating it into...

Tavi's Four in One

January 25, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Tavi's Four in One

We were joined on the set of "Making It Grow" by Suzy Ellison of the SC Department of Agriculture's SC Specialty Food Association. This statewide organization is dedicated to promoting the specialty food products available in the Palmetto state. The guest this evening was...

ORIGINAL SC | School Principal Dr. Greg Owings

May 24, 2017 - Posted in Original SC by Tabitha Safdi
Principal Dr. Owings

There has been one consistency in Dr. Greg Owings 44 years spent in education: relationships. In his five years as principal at Dutch Fork High School, Owings has taken the initiative to make sure each day would be the best it could be for his staff and students. “It is all...

GIRL Power

April 4, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
GIRL Power

A program at Swansea High School is creating buzz around campus. It's called G.I.R.L Power- Girls Illustrating Respect and Leadership. The group studies everything from effective communication skills to etiquette and also participates in community fundraisers.

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