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Coach Holbrook Wins On and Off the Field

December 3, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Holbrook

In 2004, USC Head Baseball Coach Chad Holbrook and his wife, Jenn, found out their then two year old son, Reece, had cancer. Reece eventually won his battle with cancer. After this difficult experience, the Holbrooks decided to focus their efforts on helping others going...

Darlington Raceway: More than a Racetrack

November 26, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Darlington Raceway

Darlington Raceway is known for its most popular races, Nascar Nationwide Series 200 and the Bojangles’ South 500 . The new Darlington Raceway president Chip Wile has some other plans that involve getting the community more engaged. Wile says, “Outside of our race weekend,...

Annie Leibovitz--Surprising Answer from Lisa Marie About Graceland

November 22, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Leibovitz

Famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured portraits of many famous people throughout her career. Leibovitz sat down with us to talk about her life, her career, and her latest exhibit. Pilgrimage is now showing at The Columbia Museum of Art through January...

Bullying: A Growing Problem

November 20, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Randall
Bullying

The four major types of bullying are verbally, socially, physically and now cyberbullying. It is a growing concern that we are hearing about more and more frequently. Rep. Robert Williams describes bullying as “... a group of individuals who usually come together as a pack...

Mentors Making a Difference

November 18, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Mentor

President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Columbia area, Heidi Johnson, tells Palmetto Scene how they match a Big Brother/Sister with a Little Brother/Sister and the impact the right relationship can have. The Greater Columbia affiliate is one of several...

South Carolina Slave Home to Become Centerpiece for Smithsonian’s New Museum

November 14, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Slave Home

Down a dirt road on Edisto Island, in the middle of Point of Pines Plantation, stood a dilapidated home chock-full of history. The home was one of two of the nation’s oldest slave cabins, dating to the 1850s. According to the NY Times , “Black families lived in the wood-...

Annie Leibovitz Talks About Touring with The Rolling Stones

November 12, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Leibovitz

Famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured portraits of many famous people throughout her career. On the latest episode of Palmetto Scene, she sits down with us to talk about her life, her career, and her exhibit, Pilgrimage, that is now showing at The...

The Iconic Upstate Restaurant Still Serving Smiles “A-plenty”

November 1, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by William Richardson
Beacon

Beacon Drive-In opened in 1946 and is now a Spartanburg landmark. John B. White founded The Beacon. The Beacon's large menu features an entire selection of "a-plenty" dishes such as beef a-plenty and chili-cheese burger a-plenty. The "a-plenty" dishes are served with french...

Nationally Renowned Chef Matt Lee Makes Loquat Liqueur

October 31, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Lee Bros

Charleston's amazing history and outstanding food is a haven for visitors. Two brothers who grew up in Charleston are now offering a “taste” of the coastal town in a new cookbook, The Lee Brothers Charleston Kitchen . According to NPR, "In addition to highlighting...

Could South Carolina Turn Into a Blue State?

October 31, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Blue State

Today, the South is considered a Republican stronghold when it comes to presidential elections. So, what are the chances South Carolina could turn into a blue state? Winthrop Political Science Professor Scott Huffmon says, “It’s a mistake to think that the past twenty years...

Technology Helping Parents Combat Health Issues in South Carolina

October 31, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Text4Baby

South Carolina has one of the highest infant mortality rate in the country. Text4Baby is trying to address the issue. Text4baby is the first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. This program is a tool that...

What's It Like To Be a Contestant on Jeopardy?

October 25, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by R. Taylor
Jeopardy

What does it take to be a contestant on Jeopardy ? We asked Columbia native Josiah Washington about his experience as a winner on Jeopardy .

Coach John McKissick: The Winningest Coach in the Nation

October 23, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
McKissick

Coach John McKissick has done something football coaches across the country can only dream about achieving. In 2012, he became the first American football coach in history to win 600 career games. Coach McKissick currently holds the record for the most wins by a football...

Teacher Cadet Program Making an Impact Across the Nation

October 21, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Teacher Cadet

The Teacher Cadet Program uses an innovative approach to attract talented young people to the teaching profession. The Teacher Cadet Program was piloted in four high schools from 1985 to 1986. The program quickly grew to 28 schools in its second year, all of which still...

An Interview with Lunch Money, the S.C. Indie Rock Band

October 17, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Lunch Money

The band Lunch Money is making waves with audiences everywhere with songs about dollhouses, balloons and pushing buttons. These audiences aren’t just pint-sized people either. Parents are finding this indie music fun, too. “I love it when adults tell us, 'I find myself...

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