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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...

SC Lede: Budgety McBudgetFace

April 23, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson (l) with Maayan Schechter and Seanna Adcox (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Seanna Adcox and The State's Maayan Schechter to explore the $9.3 billion budget proposal the South Carolina state Senate approved last week, what changes were made from the...

Extensive Wind Damage Likely in Parts of South Carolina Today

April 19, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Update at 4:00 PM: Tornado Watches continue for most of the state, but the watch has been canceled for parts of the Low Country (including Charleston, Beaufort, Walterboro, and Hilton Head). Thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts will move through the Grand Strand area...

Roots Musik Karamu Celebrates 40 Years

April 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Osei and his wife Saadeka at a Dragon Boat Race

When Osei Chandler’s wife Saadeka wanted to move from Brooklyn in 1977 closer to her home in Summerville, SC, the now reggae music show host couldn’t say no. He was smitten. “I remember the first time we met,” he said. “She was like six feet tall, with a mini skirt and afro...

2019-20 State Budget Advances with Major Increases In Education Funding

April 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Sen. Chip Campsen (R-Charleston) flanked by Gov. Henry McMaster and a bi-partisan group of State Senators

Budget Also Contains Off-Shore Oil Prohibition The S.C. General Assembly passes hundreds of bills and resolutions each year, but the most important measure enacted by the legislature is the annual State Appropriations Bill. That’s the state’s operating budget for the next...

As Last Doolittle Raider Passes, History Observes 77th Anniversary of Historic World War II Attack

April 17, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Doolittle Crew

77 years ago (April 18, 1942), 80 brave men did what had never been attempted: they flew 16 army B-25B Mitchell bombers off a U.S. aircraft carrier on their way to bomb Tokyo. The attack, which has become known to history as the Doolittle Raid, was America’s first strike...

Remembering a "One of a Kind Statesman"- The Funeral of Ernest "Fritz" Hollings

April 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
The C The U.S. flag is placed over the casket at the completion of the funeral for former SC Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings

It was one of those rare Charleston days with no humidity, only blue skies and a slight breeze. Rare indeed, like the Charleston native being remembered as a, “one of a kind statesman”. The funeral of former South Carolina governor and six term U.S. Senator Ernest “Fritz”...

Civil Rights Movement Had its Roots in World War I

April 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Men of the 369th (15th N.Y.) who won the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action, sailing home on The Stockholm in 1919.

As soldiers were fighting overseas during World War I, there was another battle going on back home: the battle for a better life for African Americans. Historian Janet Hudson, speaking at a recent symposium on the war presented by Lander University in Greenwood, said even...

SC Lede: Remembering The Legendary Fritz Hollings

April 16, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Fritz Hollings

On this special episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson looks back on the life and career of former South Carolina Governor and U.S. Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, who passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 97. You can subscribe to South Carolina...

Tornado Watch Issued for Midlands and Upstate Regions

April 14, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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UPDATE 1 PM SUNDAY: A Tornado Watch was issued by the National Weather Service for the Midlands and Upstate regions of South Carolina until 7 pm. The watch includes the cities of Columbia, Greenville, and Anderson, SC. A band of showers and thunderstorms that produced...

Education Improvement Bill Slows in the S.C. General Assembly

April 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
The South Carolina State House

State lawmakers are in the final month of this year’s legislative session with most of this year's priority bills still being debated. This week, a Senate sub-committee opted to hold until next year's session a controversial portion of the massive school improvement bill in...

Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings on Walter Edgar's Journal

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The late Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings

Former S.C. Governor and U.S. Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 97. A Democrat, he held elective office for over fifty years. In 2008, Hollings talked with Walter Edgar about his life in politics and government, and about how to "...

SC Lede: Kriss Krossover Week

April 9, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Russ McKinney (l) and Jeffrey Collins (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios

The end of the legislative session is one month away, which means this week is "crossover week." That's an insider way of saying if a bill hasn't been passed out of its originating chamber -- either the State House or Senate -- by the end of the day Wednesday, that...

Symposium Examines Women's Roles During World War I

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
From The Electrical Experimenter, October, 1916.

Lander University recented hosted a symposium on World War I, which ended just over a century ago. The symposium drew scholars and authors primarily from the Southeast to discuss various aspects of the war, which then was known as "The Great War." One aspect covered by a...

Severe T-Storm Watch for Most of South Carolina Until 10 pm Monday

April 8, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn
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UPDATE 3 PM MONDAY A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for most of central and northern parts of South Carolina until 10 pm. At 3 pm, a line of strong thunderstorms was seen organizing on radar from just east of Anderson, SC to about 30 miles west of Augusta, GA...

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