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"I've Always Been Proud of Serving My Country." SC Veteran Remembers Vietnam War

September 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Richard West with the US Army Corps of Engineers

From February 1969 through February 1970, Richard West served as a Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam War. His job was to build bridges and buildings that would serve as base camps. In this video, he talks about what life was like halfway around...

Irma: A Storm To Be Reckoned With

September 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kim Sullivan
Photo after the storm

BEAUFORT, SC- After three years in Beaufort, I have experienced two hurricanes here...Matthew in October 2016 and now Irma. Waiting on a hurricane is very different in a town surrounded by water. There is so much preparation before hand. The house, pets, and outdoor...

Road Into Rivers: Hurricane Irma at Isle of Palms

September 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Storm surge at Isle of Palms

ISLE OF PALMS - With heavy rain and winds peaking at 43 mph, residents of the Isle of Palms are weathering Hurricane Irma with bated breath. Some streets on the barrier island are turning into rivers. Isle of Palms Weather has reported 1.78 inches of rain since 12:00 AM...

Coastal Devastation: Photos from Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Isle of Palms

Images from around the state of the devastation from Hurricane Irma.

Riverbanks Zoo on Preparing for Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park and T. Safdi
Riverbanks Zoo

Monkeys in offices and flamingos in public bathrooms? Those are just a few places where Riverbanks Zoo has housed animals during storms in the past. With Hurricane Irma looming in the Caribbean, the staff at the zoo are continuing to work hard to make sure animals and their...

"You Just Concentrate on Staying Alive." SC Veteran Remembers the Vietnam War

September 7, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Army photo of Karl Naugle

From June 1969 through June 1970, Army Specialist 5th Class Karl Naugle served in the Vietnam War. As an artillery surveyor, his job was to drop into an area and mark the location for support cannons, defending the 125th Infantry. In this video, he talks about what life was...

SC Veterans Recall Bob Hope and His Vietnam USO Shows

September 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Bob Hope during on of his USO shows

Starting in World War II, Bob Hope began a tradition of visiting troops during the holiday season. The United Service Organization (USO) started sending Hollywood and radio entertainers to perform. From 1964 to 1972, Hope included South Vietnam in is holiday season tours...

Understanding the Eclipse Through the Collection of Robert B. Ariail

August 31, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
ancient text with sun and moon

While many eyes were focused to the skies on Monday August 21, 2017, those at the University of South Carolina Rare Books and Special Collections were focused on the past. The Irvin Department will be featuring an exhibition with highlights from the Robert B. Ariail...

A Hero's Welcome Home: The Vietnam Experience

August 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dog Tags from lost South Carolinians at the Vietnam Exhibit

Patriots Point brings the history of the Vietnam War to life in this fully immersive 2 ½ acre exhibit called the Vietnam Experience . From viewing dog tags at the beginning of the exhibit, 895 South Carolinian's died in the Vietnam War. For a 360, immersive view of the...

UCI BMX World Championships Bring Economic Impact to Rock Hill

August 29, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
BMX World Championships

Rock hill, South Carolina , has a growing sports tourism industry designed to bring significant economic impact to the area. About seven years ago, the city of Rock Hill started developing the Riverwalk community, with one of its major attractions being the BMX Supercross...

Southern Lights: Highlighting History, Art, and Columbia's Rivers

August 22, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Southern Lights Art Instillation

Southern Lights , a signature, long-term art installation by artist Chris Robinson, will span the Congaree River between the Blossom Street and Gervais Street bridges. Southern Lights is a unique and one-of-a-kind artistic piece, largely because of its ambitious scale and...

Behind the Scenes: Photos from the 2017 Solar Eclipse Production

August 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Ecplise

South Carolina is the prime location for a total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. On Aug. 21, 2017, the eclipse begins near Lincoln City, OR, at 1:15 p.m. Totality ends at 2:48 p.m. near Charleston, S.C. South Carolina ETV and...

Inmates Find Peace Through Writing

August 14, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
writing

Inmates at the Perry Correctional Institute, located in Pelzer, have found a way to connect with one another and express themselves through a writing program called The Writers Block. Through classes, writing, and sharing, they have a new outlook on life, and are, for many...

Catawba Pottery Tradition Withstands the Test of Time

July 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Catawba Potter Keith "Little Bear" Brown creates pottery.

“Catawba Pottery is the oldest Native pottery tradition east of the Mississippi River that’s been produced continuously throughout time,” Catawba Potter Keith “Little Bear” Brown explains. Catawba Pottery used to have solely utilitarian uses but is now modernly created as...

Keeping Safe in the Summer Sun

July 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
girl receiving sunscreen from mother

It is hardly breaking news to anyone that it is hot in South Carolina this summer. So hot, in fact, that the famous carriage horses were being pulled off of Charleston streets earlier this week . As many head to the lake, beach and park, it is important to know how to keep...

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