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.

‘Mo’ movies in Monetta: Drive-in theater responds to Coronavirus

September 23, 2020 - Posted in Local by Charles Dymock
The Big Mo

As the sun sets in the small town of Monetta, South Carolina, another type of light begins to glow. The Big Mo drive-in theater has been a hidden gem operating in this quaint town since 1951. In 1999, the drive-in was purchased by its current owner, Richard Boaz, who has...

Soda City Market expresses encouragement and creativity during pandemic

May 1, 2020 - Posted in Business by Charles Dymock
Soda City Market

Soda City Market has been a staple of local business in the Midlands since 2005. The Main Street market, normally lined with vendors and street performers every Saturday morning, is now desolate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO of Soda City Market, Emile DeFelice, has had...

Remote-control car racing skids into Soda City

April 10, 2020 - Posted in Local by Charles Dymock
Remote-Control car racing skids into Soda City

Soda City RC is a nonprofit remote-control racing facility in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina that gives the sport of RC racing a place to call home. These remote-control cars may look like a child’s toy at first glance, but in actuality, these highly customizable...

LGBTQ+ Center making progress in the Palmetto State

October 1, 2019 - Posted in Local by Charles Dymock
Pride Parade

The Harriet Hancock Center is the only LGBTQ+ facility in South Carolina. Providing a myriad of resources, programs, and events for the community, the center wants those who struggle with their sexual orientation and their families to have a safe place to call home in the...

Juniper | Backroad Bites

September 24, 2019 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
Backroad Bites Juniper

The recipe for a solid small-town atmosphere must include lots of fresh food and lots of laugher around a table. On this episode of Backroad Bites, we took a ride to Ridge Spring to visit Juniper. What we learned is that if your grandma taught you to cook…you can cook! #...

How to make Midlands Peach Gazpacho | Backroad Bites

September 16, 2019 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
Midlands Peach Gazpacho

Chef Brandon Velie makes a Midlands Peach Gazpacho. Chef Velie owns Juniper located in Ridge Spring, South Carolina. Watch more Backroad Bites every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page ! Interested in learning more about Chef Velie? Check out this...

Epworth Ice Cream

September 9, 2019 - Posted in Local by Sean Flynn
Epworth Ice Cream

South Carolina Specialty Food Association member Dave Mackey of Epworth Ice Cream joins us at "Making It Grow" along with Suzy Ellison of the SC Department of Agriculture. Dave shares the story of how Epworth Children's Home started making ice cream during the Great...

Moon Chasing | Endowment Intern Sean

July 26, 2019 - Posted in Local by Sean Scott
ETV let students interview astronaut Charles Duke

I may have only been at work for four days this week, but it was a full week that seemed to rush by! After my relaxing day at home while everyone else had to suffer through a Monday in the office (#sorrynotsorry), I finally saw my supervisor Aimee again. It seemed like it...

Made Here | Juvenile Justice System Youth Create and Sell Original Work

July 23, 2019 - Posted in Business by RoseCatherine James
Art created by Juvenile Justice System Youths.

The Department of Juvenile Justice's Store of Hope sells products made by young people who are involved with the juvenile justice system. DJJ's Broad River Road campus includes six work-study programs for youth who have obtained a high school diploma or a G.E.D. and are in...

The 2019 South Carolina Ag and Art Tour

June 3, 2019 - Posted in Local by Sean Flynn
The 2019 South Carolina Ag and Art Tour

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour a free, self-guided tour of farms and farmers markets featuring local artisans at every stop! The tour will be rolling into 10 South Carolina counties over every weekend in June!

Green Steps Schools - Catawba Trail Elementary

June 3, 2019 - Posted in Education by Sean Flynn
Catawba Trail Elementary

Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Sonoco Recycling, and DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling established Green Steps Schools in 2003 as part of South Carolina’s “Resource Conservation Challenge.” This environmental education initiative encourages individual...

JoAnn Turnquist | Women Vision SC

April 15, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
photo of JoAnn Turnquist smiling

President & CEO, Central Carolina Community Foundation Former Chair, Richland County Library JoAnn Turnquist has held leadership positions with the Clorox Company, Procter and Gamble and JohnsonDiversey. She moved from the corporate world to the world of philanthropy...

ORIGINAL SC | DANCE AYDEN

February 28, 2019 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Dance Ayden

“I dance because I want to make people happy,” says seven-year-old Ayden. Ayden loves to dance. For the last few months, he’s danced his way into hearts at Soda City Market in Columbia, South Carolina. With busker license, Ayden treks to the market with one goal…to fill...

Wrestling League Smashes into the Carolinas

February 18, 2019 - Posted in Local 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...

Cat Café Brings Care and Cuddles to Columbia

February 5, 2019 - Posted in Local 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...

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