Kaitlyn Cannon

ETV Endowment Meet & Greet with New SCETV President & CEO Anthony Padgett

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Mr. Padgett addressing the crowd.

The room was full—with more than 65 local residents—as SCETV’s new President and CEO, Anthony Padgett, took the stage at the ETV Endowment Meet & Greet this past Monday at the Family Trust Federal Credit Union in Rock Hill, S.C. Hosted by Dick McCoy, David Vipperman, Gary Williams, and the Family Trust, the event was held to introduce Mr. Padgett to the community. This event was one of several planned across the state to introduce Mr. Padgett to the many diverse regions and communities of South Carolina.

Question and Answer with Rock Hill Mayor

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Mayor John Gettys

The City of Rock Hill welcomes John Gettys as the newly elected Mayor. Before becoming Mayor, Gettys was on the Rock Hill City Council from 2002 until 2010. Following his time with the City Council, he served on the Sports Commission until this past December.

PBS NewHour Student Reporting Lab Visits CU-ICAR

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Student Reporting Labs

A yellow school bus turns onto Research Drive in Greenville, South Carolina. In purple writing, “Legacy Charter School” is printed on the side. Students pile out of the bus, all with video equipment in their hands. Some students carry DSLR cameras, while others carry lighting and audio equipment. Setting foot on Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, these students came prepared to interview engineering students and faculty about the Deep Orange project.

Civil Rights Journalist Made a Difference in Rock Hill

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Marshall Doswell

Marshall Doswell came to Rock Hill as the Managing Editor of The Evening Herald in 1957. After living in South Carolina for a short time, he was made aware of the racial division and tension that existed here. Knowing the power of the press, Doswell felt called to use his position to advocate for equality and change. At the time, Doswell’s belief in equality was not commonplace. His advocacy for racial justice was perceived as progressive and radical.

York County's 1 Cent Sales Tax Improves Roads

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Pennies for Progress Sign

"We have a great place to live, we have great school systems, and people want to live here. They’re coming; it’s growing. Without pennies...my personal opinion is without pennies, there’s no way we could keep up with the roads infrastructure. And so, with pennies, we have the opportunity to not only prepare for the future, the citizens of York County who vote on it have a say-so in how we do it," says Jerry Helms, a Pennies for Progress 4 Chairman.

SC Vietnam Veteran Discusses Time Served as OH-6A Pilot

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Frank Walker

Lietuenant Colonel Frank Walker was born in Rock Hill, S.C. He reported to his assignment in the Republic of South Vietnam as an OH-6A Scout Pilot in November 1971.

Walker talks about the first time he flew in Vietnam, and shares a humbling story about the courage of his crew members. In regard to his retirement, he says, "I  didn’t worry about what was in the past.  I worried about what was coming up.  And I guess I can say I made lemonade out of my lemons."

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