ETV Carolinas

Made Here | Ceramics - and More!

July 9, 2019 - Posted in Digital by RoseCatherine James
Ceramics and More studio

Ceramics and More is a family-owned and operated walk-in studio offering ceramics, canvases, and clay hand building. The business was previously owned by Jennifer Elkins’ in-laws, before they passed it down to her family in 2017. Ceramics and More offers something for...

Independence Day at Brattonsville

July 3, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by RoseCatherine James
Historic Brattonsville

Red, white, and blue bunting line the porch rails of the admissions building and gift shop at Brattonsville, with matching bows on the door. As always, the plantation is quiet. Void of the bustle of technology, birds and farm animals can be heard. But despite its quiet,...

There's South Carolina Gold in Them Thar Rockets

July 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Spool

Forgive yourself if you can’t pronounce “polybenzimidizole,” much less know what it’s used for. But if you ever went to the moon, you were sure glad to have it on your skin. Familiarly, polybenzimidizole goes by the much more vocally friendly name of PBI. It’s a twill-like...

Yoga. Now with Bleats

June 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Downward-facing... doe? Don't laugh, it happens a lot in goat yoga.

Until a few years ago, nobody really thought to put goats and yoga together. And yet, here we are, living in a world where the sight of downward-facing yogis and bouncing baby goats in the same place looks as natural as mac and cheese. For Jim and Terri Gustin, owners of...

Made Here | Family Business Creates Handmade Baskets

June 20, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Handmade

Handmade is a family-owned and operated basket-making company that has existed for over 20 years. The business was previously owned by Jeff Long's mother and father, before being passed down to him and his wife, Becca, during his parents' retirement. Becca says, "Working...

Learning Every Day | Endowment Intern RoseCatherine

June 18, 2019 - Posted in ETV Endowment Interns by RoseCatherine James
Excellent Extracts

This week was spent mostly hiding behind a computer placing the final touches on my Made Here , Excellent Extracts piece, though we were able to escape the office for a few hours to film a new addition to Made Here , a digital series that explores small businesses in South...

Made Here | All-Natural Extracts

June 17, 2019 - Posted in Digital by RoseCatherine James
Excellent Extracts

Excellent Extracts is a small business in Rock Hill, S.C. that makes food-safe extracts for cooking, baking, drinks, and more. Owner Casandra Merwin describes how her passion for living a clean, healthy lifestyle came when her stepson entered her life. She explains, “Before...

New Challenges | Endowment Intern RoseCatherine

June 7, 2019 - Posted in ETV Endowment Interns by RoseCatherine James
My Ride Rock Hill

Week four definitley picked up. Not only was I tasked with finishing the Made Here story I started working on, but I also worked on a smaller piece about My Ride, Rock Hill, which is Rock Hill's new all-eclectric public transit system. Most of the week has been spent...

All-Electric Public Transit Launches in Rock Hill

June 7, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by RoseCatherine James
My Ride Rock Hill

My Ride Rock Hill , the city’s free public busing system, is launching Monday, June 10, as the first public transit system to begin all-electric. Route 1 begins Monday with Routes 2-4 starting July 1. While many public transit systems are currently trying to convert from...

Storytelling and Producing | Endowment Intern RoseCatherine

June 5, 2019 - Posted in ETV Endowment Interns by RoseCatherine James
Excellent Extracts Interview

Week three is now complete. I have spent the week working on the Made Here digital series, which explores small businesses in South Carolina. Last week I was able to secure an interview with Excellent Extracts , a small business based in Rock Hill, S.C., which makes...

Made Here | Sustainable Wall Decor

June 3, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Wildly Urban Wall Decor

Wildly Urban is a company that creates hand-crafted air plant decor using reclaimed wood and salvaged leather. Owner Carrie Gordon discusses her passion for sustainability. She explains, "I came up with this idea after my husband started his business and we had a lot of...

Traveling All Over SC | ETV Endowment Intern RoseCatherine

May 29, 2019 - Posted in ETV Endowment Interns by RoseCatherine James
Chasing the Moon

Week two of the Endowment Internship is now complete. The beginning of the week was busy. There were trips to Hartsville and Columbia before I got some time to work on stories in the office. Monday started with the hour-and-a-half drive to Hartsville for the first of five...

Starting Strong | Endowment Intern RoseCatherine

May 22, 2019 - Posted in ETV Endowment Interns by RoseCatherine James
RoseCatherine Interviewing

During my first week at ETV Carolinas in Rock Hill, I attended meetings, training, and completed a story on BloomFest and Glencairn Garden. While the first day was understandably slow, the rest of the week picked up quickly. Monday was spent finding story ideas and setting...

BloomFest Shows Off Glencairn Garden and Local Vendors

May 16, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by RoseCatherine James
Glencairn Garden

BloomFest at Glencairn Garden in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is preparing to help kick off spring on Saturday. The craft and garden festival has local vendors, family events, and for the first time food trucks. Falling on the same day as Kids to Park Day, the event doubles...

City-wide Greenville Art Project | PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs

May 6, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Butterflies

Artist Yuri Tsuzuki created The Butterfly project, which is an art project that emcompasses the entire City of Greenvile, and which took her five years to complete. It was just finished last year. Tsuzuki mentions how the City of Greenville used to be a textile community,...

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