Palmetto Scene

SCETV and SC Public Radio Welcome StoryCorps to Columbia, SC

By K. Park

StoryCorps Airstream trailer

On Thursday, Nov. 18, StoryCorps, EdVenture and South Carolina Public Radio held a press conference to announce the beginning of StoryCorps' tenure in the Palmetto State. StoryCorps gives people the opportunity to record conversations with someone else—a loved one, a friend, a teacher, etc. The goal is to preserve conversations with people from all over the country in their own voice. Conversations are stored at The Library of Congress. StoryCorps plans to record 150 conversations from South Carolinians.

Riverwalk Development Brings Economic Growth to Rock Hill

By K. Cannon

Photo of competitors at the UCI BMX World Cup Event held in Rock Hill, SC.

Based on the sight of the Celanese Acetate Filament Plant, Riverwalk is a community in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It features housing, dining, shopping and athletic opportunities. The plant is a major part of Rock Hill’s history and economy, employing as many as 2,300 people from the 1940s until it closed in 2005. In 2008, the Assured Group bought the land and initiated a cleanup operation. Shortly after, The Assured Group and The City of Rock Hill joined forces.

Election Day: What You Need to Know

By A. Crouch

voting booth

On November 8, South Carolina, along with the rest of the country, will head to the polls to cast their votes.  The SC Election Commission released all the information voters need to be aware of on Election Day.

Q. I need to vote absentee.  Can I still do that?  What is the deadline to return my absentee ballot?  Should I return my absentee ballot by mail?

Conversations with the Candidates

By A. Crouch

flags with vote sign

With Election Day one week away and many focused on the race for the White House, there are several federal races in South Carolina on the ballot. We talked with qualified candidates running for both the U.S. House and Senate, as part of a special series the past few weeks, about issues facing South Carolina.

Congressional District 1 Conversation with Mark Sanford (R) and Dimitri Cherny (D)

Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund Gets $100,000 Donation

By A. Crouch

tree on house

Nucor Corporation, the largest steel producer in the country, announced a $100,000 donation to help families impacted by Hurricane Matthew through the One SC Relief Fund. The fund was established after the 2015 flood to help families recovering from natural disasters. After Hurricane Matthew hit S.C., Governor Haley, who started One SC, along with the Central Carolina Community Foundation, expanded fundraising efforts to help those dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane.

Civil Air Patrol Celebrates 75 Years of Service to South Carolina

By T. Safdi

Civil Air Patrol

Seventy-five years ago, President Harry Truman signed into law the incorporation of Civil Air Patrol as a nonprofit organization. 

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF). CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations.

Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services.

How Florence Dealt With Massive Power Outages from Hurricane Matthew

By K. Cannon

October 10th in Florence, SC.

Florence, S.C. saw a massive number of power outages from Hurricane Matthew. We spoke to Charles Ellison, Duke Energy Company Spokesperson, about the damage that was done by the hurricane and how energy companies were working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible. 

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