Rock Hill

74 Years After WWII, France Says ‘Merci’ to a South Carolina Pilot

August 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Tom Funderburk is 94 years old. He's one of the last surviving B-17 pilots who flew in World War II. He goes by the nickname 'Pinky,' because of his once-red hair. He lives in Rock Hill with his 8-year-old cockatiel, Pretty Boy. He has more military medals than people have...

My Last Week | Endowment Intern RoseCatherine

July 30, 2019 - Posted in ETV Endowment Interns by RoseCatherine James
RoseCatherine at Critter Creek Farm's Goat Yoga

As my last week at ETV closes out, I'm sad to leave the experience behind, but excited to take my new skills with me into my last semester at the University of South Carolina. This summer has taught me so much. I've learned to work in different office environments and how...

Made Here | Goat Yoga

July 29, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Goat Yoga at the White Home in Rock Hill, SC

Critter Creek Farm raises Fainting Goats and Nigerian Dwarf Goats, as well as farms flowers full-time. On top of that, Critter Creek Farm 's Terri Gustin decided to jump on the Goat Yoga train three years ago. She made that decision after her children had gone off to...

Made Here | Ceramics - and More!

July 9, 2019 - Posted in Digital by RoseCatherine James
Ceramics and More studio

Ceramics and More is a family-owned and operated walk-in studio offering ceramics, canvases, and clay hand building. The business was previously owned by Jennifer Elkins’ in-laws, before they passed it down to her family in 2017. Ceramics and More offers something for...

There's South Carolina Gold in Them Thar Rockets

July 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Forgive yourself if you can’t pronounce “polybenzimidizole,” much less know what it’s used for. But if you ever went to the moon, you were sure glad to have it on your skin. Familiarly, polybenzimidizole goes by the much more vocally friendly name of PBI. It’s a twill-like...

Yoga. Now with Bleats

June 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Downward-facing... doe? Don't laugh, it happens a lot in goat yoga.

Until a few years ago, nobody really thought to put goats and yoga together. And yet, here we are, living in a world where the sight of downward-facing yogis and bouncing baby goats in the same place looks as natural as mac and cheese. For Jim and Terri Gustin, owners of...

Made Here | All-Natural Extracts

June 17, 2019 - Posted in Digital by RoseCatherine James
Excellent Extracts

Excellent Extracts is a small business in Rock Hill, S.C. that makes food-safe extracts for cooking, baking, drinks, and more. Owner Casandra Merwin describes how her passion for living a clean, healthy lifestyle came when her stepson entered her life. She explains, “Before...

All-Electric Public Transit Launches in Rock Hill

June 7, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by RoseCatherine James
My Ride Rock Hill

My Ride Rock Hill , the city’s free public busing system, is launching Monday, June 10, as the first public transit system to begin all-electric. Route 1 begins Monday with Routes 2-4 starting July 1. While many public transit systems are currently trying to convert from...

BloomFest Shows Off Glencairn Garden and Local Vendors

May 16, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by RoseCatherine James
Glencairn Garden

BloomFest at Glencairn Garden in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is preparing to help kick off spring on Saturday. The craft and garden festival has local vendors, family events, and for the first time food trucks. Falling on the same day as Kids to Park Day, the event doubles...

How Sports Tourism Became a Major Driver of Rock Hill’s Economy

April 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Disc golf hole No. 2 at Boyd Hill Recreation Center, one of two city-managed disc golf courses.

Tourism is big business for South Carolina. The state Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (PRT) puts annual tourism revenue at about $20 billion . One segment – sports tourism – is making up an increasing share of that. The last look the state PRT took at sports...

ETV Carolinas Hosts Annual Science Bowl

April 23, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
ETV Carolinas Annual Science Bowl

Chatter can be heard throughout the hallways of ETV Carolinas as 5th-grade students excitedly make their way into the studio. They rush to their seats, surrounded by three studio cameras and studio lights shining down on their faces. This isn't a scene they're used to, but...

Made Here | Fine Woodworking and Unique Art

December 18, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Moonglow Fine Woodcrafts piece

Philip DeCarlo of Moonglow Fine Woodcrafts has been doing fine woodworking for 31 years. He says he loves working wood because "each piece of wood is unique." He compares people buying his work to being a musician, saying, "It brings me back to the day when I was a musician...

Made Here | Candles of the Carolinas

December 11, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Lou Moon Candles

Austin and Chris Lange of Lou Moon Candle Co. are a wife and husband team who set to create sustainable, hand-made candles that are reminiscent of their favorite parts of the Carolinas. Chris says, "All of the scents have unique names. Each one is supposed to kind of evoke...

Made Here | What "Homegrown" Really Means to Baker Farm

December 4, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Baker Farm Crochet Items

The Lowrance Family bought Baker Farm in 2006. Neither Allen Lowrance or Sarah Lowrance came from farming families, but agreed it'd be "a nice way to raise the girls." Now about 12 years later, Sarah says "My favorite part is probably seeing my kids' enjoyment of it." Their...

Made Here | Random Homemade Stuff

November 27, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Rockin' Rags handmade items

Rockin' Rags , random homemade stuff, was created in 2010 when Diane Cranford launched her Etsy page. She uses a lot of recycled fabric, saying she will create using "anything I find out there that needs a new home." Of small businesses in the area, Cranford says "I think...

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