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.

Art Reinvents Tiny South Carolina Town

February 12, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene 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 Telehealth 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 Telehealth 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 Making it Grow
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 Making it Grow 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...

OUR TOWN | Bishopville

June 5, 2018 - Posted in Our Town by Rebecca Dymock
Bishopville Wall

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 Palmetto Scene 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...

The Midnight Rooster

March 20, 2018 - Posted in ETV Shorts 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.

Grafting Citrus Trees

January 17, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Oranges

Stan McKenzie of McKenzie Farms in Scranton, SC joins us at "Making It Grow" and shows us how to graft citrus trees. On his farm, Stan grows over 40 varieties of cold hardy citrus. In the studio, Stan demonstrates with Clemson Extension Agent Tony Melton on how he grafts...

The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

January 8, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Amanda McNulty and Jody Martin

The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo was established to serve as an umbrella event for all aspects of Agriculture and Agribusiness. Designed to incorporate the industry’s deep traditional roots along with today’s thriving innovations, this event streamlines the promotion and the...

Marion County's History and Its Museum

August 22, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Marion County History

Full of beauty and history, Marion County has a little something for every visitor. The Museum of Marion County has artifacts from the time during which the building was a school and many other pieces from all around the state.

Williamsburg Historical Museum

July 17, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Williamsburg Historical Museum

Located in downtown Kingstree, the Williamsburg Historical Museum offers guests a chance to see antique china, early maps and even a dug-canoe. The museum also has the County Record newspaper on microfilm from 1897-1975.

City of Hartsville

May 9, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
City of Hartsville

Located in the Pee Dee region of the state, the City of Hartsville has a little something for everyone to enjoy. From the beautiful grounds at Kalmia Gardens to the eclectic coffee shop, Midnight Rooster, you can expect pleasant surprises when visiting Hartsville.

Second Inland Port Being Discussed

April 20, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
port of charleston

Due to the success of the inland port in Greer, the S.C. Ports Authority is looking into opening a second facility. The SCPA is seeing an increased demand for a second inland port, due to the fact that since 2011, intermodal volume has increased 166 percent. Approximately...

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