Palmetto Scene

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...

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...

Lucile Godbold | SC Hall of Fame

April 10, 2020 - Posted in History
photo of Lucile Godbold, color

Lucile "Miss Ludy" Ellerbe Godbold (1900-1981) is a distinguished American athlete and educator from Estill, South Carolina. Her accomplishments paved the way for female athletes around the world. This nine minute piece chronicles her successes using a vast array of...

Snakes!

April 7, 2020 - Posted in Local by Lynn Cornfoot
snake

With people at home due to the COVID19 outbreak, many might want to spruce up their yards. As we transition to warmer temperatures in S.C. , we begin to see nature blossoming all around us. Trees and flowers start to bloom, animals begin to mate and bring forth new life,...

Old Town Farmers Market: Where Rock Hill Shops Local

April 7, 2020 - Posted in Business by Shannon Simmons
Old Town Farmer's Market in Rock Hill

Homegrown fruits, vegetable, and meats are just some of the things you can find at the Old Town Farmers Market . Originally starting as a Thursday evening event, the market has grown and partnered with local restaurant Legal Remedy Brewing to host more events. Sarah Key ,...

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.

The Charleston Benne Wafer

April 3, 2020 - Posted in Business by Aimee Crouch
benne wafers

People from all around the world have been descending on the South, and South Carolina in general, for their unusual and delectable cuisine. We went down to Charleston to try a product made only in the Lowcountry.

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