Palmetto Scene

Alice of the Hermitage

October 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Brandie Perron
Alice of the Hermitage

Have you ever found a trinket while vacationing along the Carolina coast? Ever wonder who it belonged to? What if the person it belongs to has been searching for it desperately for more than 150 years? A young girl has made her presence known along the South Strand, to...

Mural in Columbia seeks to promote diversity in times of racial tension

October 1, 2020 - Posted in Local by Lynn Cornfoot
Rosewood Mural

It started with a business that provides affordable housing for low-income households. Under the train trestle on Rosewood Drive in Columbia, there is a mural that is turning a lot of heads these days. Realty Haven wanted their new location to be a beacon of light during...

‘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...

New exhibit at SC State Museum honors 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment

September 15, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Leslie Leonard
New exhibit at SC State Museum honors 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment

A Voice of Her Own: South Carolina Women in Politics is a new exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment passing, which gave women the right to vote. "One of the things we all wanted people to take away from this...

NFL Wide Receiver Dontrelle Inman Helps Hometown

June 25, 2020 - Posted in Local by Brandie Perron
Dontrelle Inman passes groceries to children

Batesburg-Leesville graduate and NFL wide receiver Dontrelle Inman is spending part of the off-season in South Carolina. While off the field in the Palmetto State, Dontrelle was on Instagram and an idea was spawned. After seeing several social media challenges in the early...

Artist creates in the time of COVID-19

June 11, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Leslie Leonard
'Robot Cistrens' sporting face masks created my Lovatelli

“It was a lateral move,” says Flavia Lovatelli, a Columbia, South Carolina based artist, when speaking about her transition to life as an artist during COVID-19. Lovatelli’s studio is located in her backyard, but says all the social events like gallery openings and art...

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...

Former Gamecock heading to the Big Leagues

May 28, 2020 - Posted in Local by Aimee Crouch
Tina Whitlock

College softball is exploding – becoming one of the few sports along with football and men’s basketball – that generates revenue. According to the U.S. Department of Education, college softball teams reported $450 million in revenue in 2016-17 (the last year data has been...

Pet fosters and adoptions are up since COVID-19

May 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Lynn Cornfoot
Pet Adoptions are up since COVID-19

Since people have more time on their hands due to COVID-19, why not foster or adopt a pet? If there is a silver lining in this pandemic, it's that more animals are finding loving homes to weather the storm. For more information, contact City of Columbia Animal Services .

Just A Chicken

May 19, 2020 - Posted in Local by Libby Dallis
Just A Chicken

Preston Thorne and Langston Moore are authors and former football players for the University of South Carolina. They visited Windsor Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina to share their inspirational story and children's book, "Just A Chicken." With their book, the...

Pastoring in a pandemic

May 14, 2020 - Posted in Local by Holly Bounds Jackson
Musicians playing outside church doors

Every aspect of life as we knew it is changing - including how we worship. First Baptist Church of Hartsville is one of hundreds across the state stepping out of the norm to continue their ministry through worship and fellowship. “We’ve definitely been learning as we go,”...

Guidance counselor creates music video to reach students

May 7, 2020 - Posted in Local by Leslie Leonard
Walter the Whale

In a time of uncertainty, one South Carolina guidance counselor is reaching out to help her community. Jordan Culbreth works at Westview Elementary School in Goose Creek. She, along with her husband, created a music video to reach her students. It’s a video with a very...

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.

SC Air National Guard Thanks Healthcare Workers

April 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Charles Dymock
SC Air National Guard Thanks Healthcare Workers

On April 27, 2020 the 169th Fighter Wing South Carolina Air National Guard performed flyovers across the Palmetto State in an effort to thank South Carolina’s front-line healthcare professionals. This was a part of the U.S. Air Force's Operation American Resolve aimed at...

Community comes together to create and donate over 50K face shields

April 27, 2020 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Charlotte locals creating face shields

It all started with Katie, a Charlotte Latin high school student. On March 17, Katie's father, a doctor, complained about a shortage of face masks at his hospital. Katie then reached out to Tom Dubick, the Engineering Educator at Charlotte Latin, to see if it was possible...

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