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Fulfilling My Nerd Dreams | Endowment Intern Max

June 16, 2020 - Posted in Local by Max Laro
Stock Editing Suite

While COVID has still prevented me from reaping the full benefits that a normal ETV intern receives, I’ve still had some pretty rare opportunities that I’m grateful for. This past week I got my first chance to use a professional editing suite. It had 3 computer monitors, a...

A Look into the First Day of an SCETV Intern | Endowment Intern Max

June 15, 2020 - Posted in Local by Max Laro
Photo of Self

Today was my first day at SCETV’s Columbia station. As I sit here reflecting on my day with a refrigerated and questionably fresh slice of pizza, one major feature of the ETV station and its staff strikes me: their resilience. Despite the worldwide pandemic affecting...

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...

Made Here | Some Glassie Ladies!

September 19, 2019 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Glassie Ladies

Glassie Ladies is a stained glass store in Columbia, South Carolina. They sell stained glass sheets as well as offer stained glass, mosaic, and fused glass classes. The owner, Pat Stone, explains her passion for stain glass. She says, "Art comes from your imagination and I...

SC Department of Juvenile Justice | Giving Youth a Second Chance

August 5, 2019 - Posted in Local by RoseCatherine James
Student at DJJ

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice 's goal is to protect the public and reclaim juveniles through prevention, community programs, education, and rehabilitative services in the least restrictive environment possible. They work toward that goal by providing a G...

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...

Rural Communities Take Center Stage at Telehealth Summit

April 17, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Gov. Henry McMaster gives keynote address at 2019 Telehealth Summit.

As hundreds of healthcare providers and administrators settled in to the main ballroom at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, all eyes focused on Bamberg. At the 2019 Telehealth Summit, stories from communities like Bamberg showed how critical telehealth can be to...

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...

Woodrow Wilson Family Home | Let’s Go!

February 1, 2019 - Posted in History 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...

Mann-Simons Site | Let’s Go

February 1, 2019 - Posted in History 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...

ORIGINAL SC | Recording Artist Kevin “Big Redd” Felder

October 12, 2018 - Posted in Local 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...

ORIGINAL SC | Ballerina Regina Willoughby

February 28, 2018 - Posted in Local 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.”...

ORIGINAL SC | School Principal Dr. Greg Owings

May 24, 2017 - Posted in Local 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...