ETV Upstate

Becca’s Graduation

May 28, 2020 - Posted in Local by Xiao Yu
Rebecca “Becca” Turner

Rebecca “Becca” Turner just graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate, yet, without a traditional commencement. Becca started attending USCU at age 14 through the Scholars Academy program, which provides top high school students an opportunity to take college...

Mobile Meals under COVID-19

April 29, 2020 - Posted in Local by Xiao Yu
Mobile Meals van

Mobile Meals is a nonprofit organization that provides nutritious meals, services and fellowship to the frail and homebound citizens in Spartanburg County. Each weekday, approximately 150 volunteers dedicate their time to deliver meals to approximately 1,500 vulnerable...

Upstate educational institutions adapt curriculum in the face of pandemic

April 28, 2020 - Posted in Local by William Richardson
Online Classes in the Upstate

Upstate educational institutions have adjusted the way they serve their students and faculties. They express how they are meeting the challenges of different situations and how they need to prepare and move forward in the future.

PSA: Truck Driver

April 16, 2020 - Posted in Business by Xiao Yu
Female Truck Driver

Hilda (Lola) Salas Truck Driver, Hunter Transportation Hilda (Lola) Salas is a professional truck driver at Hunter Transportation. At the age of eight, she became fascinated when she saw a woman truck driver and had wanted to become one every since. Lola became a...

PSA: Import Team Leader

April 16, 2020 - Posted in Business by Xiao Yu
Thomas Jones sitting at desk in office

Thomas Jones Import Team Leader, John S. James Co. Thomas Jones is an import team leader at John S. James Co., an international freight forwarder and customs brokerage company. Growing up in Charleston, Thomas has always been fascinated by the maritime industry. His college...

Bee Well Honey

April 6, 2020 - Posted in Business by Jenna Schiferl
bee

There’s nothing as sweet as honey. We visited a bee colony in the Upstate to see just how important the honey bee….and its honey…is in everyday life.

Vocational Rehabilitation—the Best Kept Secret in SC

December 3, 2019 - Posted in Local by Xiao Yu
Vocational Rehabilitation

For more than 90 years, South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) has been bringing South Carolinians with disabilities and employers together. The mission of VR is to prepare and assist eligible South Carolinians with disabilities to achieve and maintain competitive...

Ghosts and Legends: ​Stumphouse Tunnel

October 29, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Stumphouse Tunnel

​Stumphouse Tunnel was built in the 1850s in Walhalla, S.C. The tunnel was built to connect the railway between Charleston and Knoxville. The men who built the tunnel worked twelve hours a day, seven days a week, using only shovels, pick axes and dynamite. Eventually,...

Ghosts and Legends: Old Exchange Ghost

October 28, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
cemetary

Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon, Charleston, S.C. Isaac Hayne was imprisoned there in 1781. He was a very popular businessman, well-off, whom they led through the streets of Charleston, by his sister's home, in shackles and chains on his way to the gallows. She...

Ghosts and Legends: Aiken Ghosts

October 25, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
screenshot of Aiken Ghosts program

Find stories from the Old Post Office, Annie's Inn, and the cemetery at St. Thaddeus in Aiken, S.C.

Ghosts and Legends: Abbeville Ghosts

October 24, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Abbeville Ghost

OLD JAIL, ABBEVILLE, S.C. The Old Jail is Abbeville's oldest public building. The sheriff lived on the first floor, and prisoners were kept on the second and third floors, the worst of whom were kept on the third floor, which has high rafters, perfectly suited for hangings...

Ghosts and Legends: Pirate Captain's Buried Treasure

October 23, 2019 - Posted in Culture by William Richardson
Pirate Tour Guide

Folklore claims a pirate captain buried treasure at 37 Meeting Street in Charleston. There are three versions of the story. The captain later found one of his supposedly trusted crewmen attempting to dig up his treasure. It is believed that the crewman remains to this day,...

PSA: Machine Tool

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Local by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
machine operator at Camco Machining

Daniil Kaplun Machine Tool Apprentice and Machine Operator, Camco Machining At age 18, Daniil Kamplun is already a full-time machine operator at Camco Machining. He entered the field of Machine Tool by accident. In high school, he went to Swofford Career Center and signed...

PSA: Industrial Electrician

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Local by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Kelvin Smith at the South Carolina Ports Authority

Kelvin Smith Industrial Electrician, South Carolina Ports Authority Student, Trident Technical College Kelvin Smith is originally from New York. He paid a visit to South Carolina because of a family occasion. During that trip, he realized that it was far easier for him and...

PSA: Quality Control

June 10, 2019 - Posted in Local by William Richardson and Xiao Yu
Michelle Hutcheson taking care of quality control

Michelle Hutcheson SC Works Trainee, Finalcontrol, Inc. After Michelle Hutcheson graduated from high school, she took some “normal high school jobs”— in services and retailer stores. For elevating herself in the workforce, she started searching for a “real” job with higher...

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