ETV Sumter

Sumter Opera House

October 24, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
Sumter opera House

Anyone who has lived in Sumter or visited can probably remember seeing the iconic watchtower of the Sumter Opera House, which stands over the rest of the downtown area. As a Sumter native, Mayor McElveen witnessed many changes to the Sumter Opera House over the years. Today...

Everything You Need To Know About Kudzu and the Kudzu Bug

October 15, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
Kudzu Bug

The Kudzu Bug, Megacopta cribraria, is an invasive species that was first detected in North America in 2009. The species feeds on legumes. Kudzu and soybeans are preferred legume hosts. When the species feeds on Kudzu, it is beneficial, as it was determined that the insect...

Caffeine and Gasoline

October 12, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Mark Adams
Old Car

It’s a car lover’s dream at the Sumter Cut Rate Drugstore and Soda Fountain, the second oldest restaurant in the state since 1935. Each year the restaurant hosts the Annual Caffeine and Gasoline Car & Motorcycle Show. The event benefits the Sumter County Military...

An Interview with Sumter's Mayor

September 26, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Libby Dallis
Mayor McElveen

Anyone who has lived in Sumter or visited can probably remember seeing the iconic watchtower of the Sumter Opera House , which stands over the rest of the downtown area. ETV Sumter interviewed Mayor McElveen last week on this prominent point. As a Sumter native, Mayor...

Horse Psychology

September 26, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Reed Edwards

Reed Edwards of FoxPipe Farm in Laurens, SC has a horse school where he works with horses on their behavior and also the rider or owner on what they need to do keep bad behavior from reoccurring.

Florence Affects Darlington Cotton Farm

September 21, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Libby Dallis
Darlington SC Cotton Farm

Another one of the state’s top industries is still feeling the effects of Florence. ETV Sumter visits the farming community.

Libby, Multimedia Specialist at ETV Sumter

September 7, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Craig Ness
Libby Dallis

I’m pleased to introduce Libby Dallis as our new Multimedia Specialist here in Sumter. Libby was the Director of Communications at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center on Seabrook Island. She also was a full-time Video Producer at a local video production company in...

Car Lovers' Heaven

September 7, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Libby Dallis
Caffeine and Gasoline Car & Motorcycle Show

Sumter will be a car lover’s heaven Saturday, October 27th, 2018 right around the time of year when the temperature begins to drop from 90 degrees (at least for us here in South Carolina). Sumter Cut Rate Drugstore and Soda Fountain, the second oldest restaurant in the...

Chesness Harvin's Cabbage

August 15, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Libby Dallis
chesness harvin cabbage

Clemson Extension Agent and host of Making It Grow Amanda McNulty talks with elementary student Chesness Harvin about her very large cabbage that she began growing as a school project.

The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

August 7, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Libby Dallis
The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

The Cocoon is a fiber installation created by Susan Lenz during a Summer 2018 art residency at the Rensing Center outside of Pickens, South Carolina. The Cocoon was created from Susan's enormous stash of vintage household linens, antique garments, and assorted old textiles...

Erline Wiles' Garden

August 7, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Erline Wiles

"Making It Grow' takes a trip to Fort Motte, SC and the home of Erline Wiles and her garden. Erline Wiles (91) has several garden rooms and is constantly making additions and planning new ones. She shares some stories with Host Amanda McNulty about how she first started the...

The Bradford Watermelon

July 30, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
The Bradford Watermelon

The heirloom Bradford Watermelon, long thought extinct, is being reintroduced to chefs, gardeners, and food enthusiasts around the world! Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty visits Nat Bradford, a direct descendent of the original grower, in...

What's The Scoop?

July 30, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Tabitha Safdi
The Scoop- Share your local story ideas

The SCoop is a place where you can share what questions you have about South Carolina’s places, food, history or people, and SCETV will turn them into stories. We invite you to submit your questions and vote for which ones you want SCETV to investigate.

Drought Tolerant Plants

July 23, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Drought Tolerant Plants

Horticulturist Katie Dickson of Moore Farms Botanical Garden in Lake City, SC visits us at "Making It Grow" and brings with her some plants that are drought tolerant. Katie uses these plants to landscape in green spaces, parking lots and medians as they reduce or eliminate...

A Bittersweet Goodbye | Endowment Intern Raven

July 20, 2018 - Posted in ETV Endowment Interns by Raven Furber
Raven and Libby

As I wrap up my time as an ETV Endowment intern, I can easily say that I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. Within the past two years, I’ve had two different experiences with SCETV. Both have been amazing. This time around, I was able to develop a different set of...

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