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Ronald Erwin McNair

February 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Ronald Erwin McNair

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Ronald McNair was the second African-American to go into space, and was part of the STS-51L crew that died when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after lift-off in 1986.

Boeing Votes Against Unionization

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Boeing airplane

Boeing SC, one of the biggest industries in the Lowcountry, voted yesterday not to unionize the Charleston company, as 2,828 employess voted, with 74% of them not in support of the International Association of Machinists' attempt to unionize. Joan Robinson-Berry, Vice...

The Early History of Hobcaw

February 15, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by R. Dymock
Leland Ferguson

Hobcaw Barony, known to Native Americans as “Between the Waters,” has a rich past. Although Hobcaw is best known for the Baruch family and their many wealthy and well-known visitors, the 20th century is only a small part of Hobcaw’s story. For most of its history, the...

SC House Remembers Rep. Joe Neal

February 15, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Aimee Crouch
SC State House

Rep. Joe Neal, of Richland County, passed away suddenly this week. Neal was a pastor and 24-year veteran of the S.C. House. Speaker Jay Lucas, along with House Majority Leader Gary Simrill and House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, paid tribute to Rep. Neal on the House...

Martin Eubanks, S.C. Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture

February 15, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Martin Eubanks, S.C. Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture

“Making It Grow” host and Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty interviews S.C. Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture Martin Eubanks during the fifth annual S.C. Agribiz and Farm Expo at the Florence Civic Center on Jan. 11, 2017.

SC's Highest Point, Sassafras Mountain

February 14, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Sassafras Mountain

As the highest point in South Carolina, Sassafras Mountain boosts tremendous views of three neighboring states: Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. It is also part of the Appalachian Mountains.

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Feb. 6-10, 2017

February 13, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina
S.C. Sen. Luke Rankin at Sen. Hugh Leatherman's portrait unveiling.

The Senate moved a number of bills forward this week, including S. 6, which increases penalties for injuring or killing a dog or horse used by law enforcement. The bill is known as “Hyco’s Law,” named for an Anderson County K-9 officer killed in the line of duty in October...

S.C. House Legislative Update Feb. 7, 2017

February 13, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
S.C House of Representatives

Legislative Update February 7, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 5 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3218, a bill to provide for "DAMS AND RESERVOIRS SAFETY ACT" ENHANCEMENTS in light of problems experienced during the catastrophic floods of October 2015...

What is South Carolina 811?

February 13, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Man marking property

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty talks with Charleigh Elebash, Public Awareness Manager for South Carolina 811 about the importance of calling their service before you dig on your property.

Sen. Hugh Leatherman's Portrait Unveiling

February 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence.

The Senate recognized Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, with a portrait and ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Speakers included: State Sens. Nikki Setzler, Thomas C. Alexander and Luke Rankin, as well as former S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice...

The Waccamaw Indian People

February 10, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Betsy Newman
Buster Hatcher, Chief of the Waccamaw Indian People,

The Native American presence at Hobcaw Barony is apparent in the property’s very name, said to be a Native American word meaning “between the waters.” Physical evidence is readily seen in the shell middens that line the shores of Hobcaw’s creeks and emerge as outcroppings...

Sleep and a Healthy Brain

February 10, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
Sleep brain connection

How often do you jump out of bed in the morning refreshed, wide awake, and ready to go? If you’re like most of us, it’s probably not often enough. It happened to me this morning. I was shocked and amazed. Got me to wondering, what did I do right last night, so that I feel...

House Roads Bill Advances, Gov. McMaster Weighs In on Proposed Gas Tax Increase

February 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. State House

The approval of a key House committee and comments by the state’s new governor made for key developments in the roads funding debate this week. On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee sent a bill raising the state gas tax by 10 cents per gallon and increases to...

Behind the Scenes with Walkin' Talkin' Tours

February 10, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Robert Ryals in Camden, South Carolina.

It is a brisk day in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, as Robert Ryals adds the finishing touches to his Revolutionary War Continental Soldier ensemble. He slings his Continental Soldier cartridge box over his shoulder, adjusts his microphone, and he is ready to begin...

Fuel Efficiency School Buses Debut in the Lowcountry

February 10, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
school bus

Starting today, students in Dorchester and Berkeley counties will be riding to school in a new alternative-fueled school bus. Twenty-six propane powered school buses are the first alternative fleet to replace the state's aging diesel buses. Mike Bullman, director of...

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