Kaitlyn Park

“Really the best thing now is to just hunker down”: Governor Haley, Friday Evening

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Red Cross in Columbia SC

According to the representative from the National Weather Service, Hurricane Matthew has weakened to a category two storm. Wind speeds are about 110 miles per hour, which is good news for the South Carolina coast. However, the storm has started to turn north and pass just...

“There is nothing safe about what is getting ready to happen”: Governor Haley, Friday Morning

October 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
image of SC and US flags at EMD

“It is storm day.” Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference at South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division office in West Columbia on Friday morning. Haley has spoken with Florida’s Governor Scott, among many other governors in surrounding states, who have offered...

Storm Surges Could Surpass Hugo Levels: Governor Haley, Thursday Evening

October 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
image of storm clouds over coast

“This is really a serious storm.” Governor Nikki Haley again spoke with reporters at an afternoon press conference at South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division with updated information about Hurricane Matthew. “When we’re looking at storm surges that surpass Hugo, you...

Horry and Georgetown Counties Update #HurricaneMatthew

October 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
image of American Red Cross

Governor Nikki Haley issued an evacuation for Horry and Georgetown counties, which began officially at noon today, Thursday Oct. 6, 2016. The evacuation order is for Horry County Zone A and all areas east of U.S. Business 17 (Kings Highway) and all areas east of U.S. 17 to...

Emergency Shelters Now Open Across the State

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
sign for emergency shelter

The South Carolina Response Team announced today that shelters will be open across the state for South Carolina residents and visitors who are evacuating S.C. coastal zones in prepartion for Hurricane Matthew. As of 5 p.m., Oct 5, there are 32 shelters open across the state...

"Make Sure that We're Watching Out for Everyone": Governor Haley, Wednesday Evening

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
cars congested on highway

"I continue to ask the citizens of South Carolina to pray for each other and to continue to take care of your neighbors and make sure that we're watching out for everyone," Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference with her team at South Carolina's Emergency...

Images from the Road: #HurricaneMatthew

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
heavy traffic congestion on I26

This slideshow will be updated frequently with images from reporters in the field and S.C. residents featuring evacuations, weather and events related to Hurricane Matthew. SCETV and Palmetto Scene viewers are welcome to submit their photos by tweeting them to @PalmettoScene

Take Pets When Evacuating, Advises Humane Society

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
pet owner carries cat in carrier

South Carolina residents evacuating, as well as those evacuating from Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, should take their pets with them when evacuating for Hurricane Matthew. Although the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is ready to care for animals caught in...

#HurricaneMatthew Prep Information from Governor Haley: Wednesday Morning

October 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Track of Hurricane Matthew

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Wednesday morning to update the state on the status of Hurricane Matthew. Nikki Haley informed reporters at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (EMD) that the National Weather Service advised her this morning how the...

Homegrown Cooking Sauces Dip into Local Markets

September 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
savvy foods bottles with steak, shrimp and barbecue sandwich

“I taught myself from a lot of trial and error and watching a lot of Food Network. I like to say, you really can learn something from television.” Savvy Foods cooking sauces President and Chef Will Lacey is by no means a traditional chef de cuisine, and he wouldn’t hesitate...

What is Human Trafficking? Understanding this Crime in South Carolina

August 25, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
blurred image of child behind a fence

“Human trafficking does present a threat in South Carolina,” says Marie Sazehn. Sazehn serves as an Assistant Attorney General who understands the crime and its implications. “A lot of times when people think of human trafficking, it is something they associate with big...

Understanding Orlando a Year After Emanuel

June 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Sign reading "Send some love to Orlando"

Almost a year ago to the day, South Carolina and the nation grieved what was possibly the greatest tragedy in the state’s history. In an act of senseless hatred, bigotry and racism, nine innocent lives were lost in a church in Charleston. Today, Florida and the nation...

Hundreds of South Carolinians Gather at Reformation Lutheran for Candlelight Vigil

June 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Congregation sits at vigil, altar lit in rainbow colors

Monday evening at 6 p.m., hundreds gathered at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Columbia, S.C. for a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of the Orlando shooting victims. In the early hours of Sunday morning, 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, were...

Wells Fargo Visits W.F. Sandel Elementary to Teach Children to Save

June 1, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
children learn about saving in classroom

On May 12, 2016, Wells Fargo Team Members visited W.F. Sandel Elementary in Columbia, S.C., as part of the bank’s Teach Children to Save Campaign. Teach Children to Save is a national program sponsored by the American Bankers Association (ABA). Bank volunteers speak with...

Malfunction Junction Improvements Added to Senate Roads Bill

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
heavy traffic

Under the road-spending plan that the Senate’s budget panel approved on Wednesday, April 20, Malfunction Junction, considered the state Transportation Department’s No. 1 priority since 2008, would be fixed, reports The State . The plan would provide around $4 billion for...

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