Pee Dee Country

The Pee Dee area was originally home to the Pee Dee Indians and now includes the following seven counties: Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Lee, Marion, Marlboro and Williamsburg. Due to the abundant wildlife, this area is very popular with hunters and fishermen. The Great Pee Dee is just one of the rivers that meanders through the area providing opportunities for canoeing and other types of water recreation. The Pee Dee area has historically been a commercial center for cotton and tobacco.

Lake City | Our Town

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Charles Dymock
Downtown Lake City

“I think what makes Lake City so unique is when you come to Lake City, what you expect is not what you get - you get more,” says Lake City Artfields Consultant, Carla Angus. Over recent years, this once-desolate town has transformed itself into a thriving economic and...

Physics, Astronomy and Space Travel

June 2, 2019 - Posted in Education by Steve Folks
Teacher and student

Teachers and students at the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, South Carolina discuss physics, astronomy, space travel, and how to locate the landing site of Apollo 11 on the moon.

"Chasing the Moon" Screener Event at S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics

May 31, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by Sarah Pritchard
Professor of Astronomy Dr. Jeannette Myers

On Monday, May 20, 2019 , SCETV hosted a "Chasing the Moon" screener event at the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, S.C. The public event began with a brief reception in the North Lobby of the Gerald Malloy Student Activity Center and the...

Through a Hurricane: Pee Dee Hospital Provides Avenue for Care

April 12, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Griffin Wilbanks plays catch with Dad.

During Hurricane Florence, one family in Marion, S.C. was experiencing a medical crisis. Stacy Wilbanks and her husband had been waiting for the arrival of the hurricane when their son Griffin came down that morning with a rash covering part of his face. It had previously...

Art Reinvents Tiny South Carolina Town

February 12, 2019 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
ArtFields

Once a booming bean-farming community whose fields eventually went bare, Lake City has a new story to tell. In 2013, ArtFields started with a simple goal in mind…to honor the artists of the Southeast with a week’s worth of celebration and competition in the heart of a...

“The Sky is the limit” for School-Based Telehealth in Darlington County

February 4, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
School-based Telehealth ribbon cutting

A new school-based telehealth program in Darlington County will expand students’ access to physicians and mental health specialists, superintendent Tim Newman said. The program, which starts this week, is the first of its kind in the Pee Dee region. Four schools will begin...

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.

He's Not the Same Kid: How Telehealth Changed a Student's Life

August 17, 2018 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
School-based telehealth program in Williamsburg County gets student's asthma under control.

Timothy struggled in school. A freshman at C.E. Murray High School in Williamsburg County, he was reserved and inattentive in class. But he had a much bigger problem out of the classroom: severe, poorly-controlled asthma. “In over 20 years of pediatric practice, he is...

Harriet Tubman Reenactor

July 17, 2018 - Posted in Education
Harriet Tubman Reenactor

Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved people, family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses...

The Chronicles of Adam

July 17, 2018 - Posted in Education by Sean Flynn
The Chronicles of Adam

The Chronicles of Adam is a first person Historical Interpretation of a slave by the name of Adam. Although based on a real person, this story is comprised of various accounts, historical facts, and life lessons for viewers of any age to enjoy. This is performed by...

Brown's BBQ | ETV Shorts

July 3, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Brown's BBQ

Brown's BBQ in Kingstree is an icon for Williamsburg County. They are famous for their vinegar based BBQ but Brown's extensive buffet has just about anything to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Bishopville | Our Town

June 5, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Rebecca Dymock
Older car traveling down Bishopville Street

For the next installment of our series on the many unique towns of South Carolina, “Our Town” we visited Bishopville, SC. Check out this video to see what the people of Bishopville have to say about their slice of the Palmetto State.

Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden

June 1, 2018 - Posted in Local by Rebecca Dymock
Pearl's Garden Entrance

The small town of Bishopville, SC is home to some traditional vacation stops like museums and parks, but also a few quirkier spots like Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden. Pearl is happy to speak with his guests about everything from bushes to better education systems. Pearl’s...

Town of Bennettsville | ETV Shorts

March 27, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Town of Bennetsville

Bennettsville, located in South Carolina's Pee Dee region, is a symbol of past American grace and charm. With one of the oldest courthouses in the state, there are tons to see and do in this historical town.

The Midnight Rooster | ETV Shorts

March 20, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
The Midnight Rooster

The Midnight Rooster is a coffee shop, courtyard and eatery located in downtown Hartsville. The popular hang-out is full of character and tasty concoctions.

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