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World’s Most Advanced Energy Testing Facility Opens in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Crouch

Energy

Clemson University’s Restoration Institute dedicated the Drivetrain Testing Facility in North Charleston on November 21st. Palmetto Scene caught some of the highlights from the event. The facility was made possible because of a $45 million grant from the Department of Energy along with many private contributions.

A facility spokesperson says, "The center houses the world’s most-advanced wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility capable of full-scale highly accelerated mechanical and electrical testing of advanced drivetrain systems for...

South Carolina’s Economic Forecast Looking Up

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Economy

The University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business presented their economic forecast this week at their annual Economic Outlook Conference .

“According to Doug Woodward and Joseph Von Nessen, economists in the Moore School’s Division of Research, the single best indicator of economic performance is the rate of job growth, which they expect to increase by 1.7 percent during 2014.”

Von Nesson explains why the economy is growing, but why we can’t...

2013 Governor’s Carolighting At The State House

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Carolighting

This year marked the 47th Annual Carolighting at the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. There were ensembles and choirs, both young and old, Columbia Mayor Benjamin, Governor Haley and even Santa attended.

But who sets all this up? There is a lot that goes into making sure an event like this is a success. The Event Planner, Ray Gray, says, “It’s my role to pull all the pieces together and to really make them...

Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Randall

Code

Did you know December 9-15 is Computer Science Education Week all across the nation? Anyone from children to adults can learn how to write code. The hands-on learning tool, “Hour of Code” , offers students the opportunity to try computer science for one hour. Over 10 million have learned an "Hour of Code" and the numbers continue to grow.

The Deputy Superintendent Division of School Effectiveness with the South Carolina Department of Education, Charmeka...

#ThrowbackThursday: Governor James Edwards 1976 State of the State Address

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Edwards

James Burrows Edwards was Governor of South Carolina from 1975-1979. He was the first Republican to be elected Governor of South Carolina since Reconstruction.

This State of the State Address is from January 27, 1976.

“This past year there’s been one of many problems. Together we meet those problems head on and tomorrow South Carolina will be a better state for it. We did it in the spirit of camaraderie and cooperation that...

Children’s Shelter Changing Lives…One at a Time

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Palmetto Place

Since 1977, the Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter has provided over 5,800 Midland's abused and neglected children and unaccompanied teens with a safe, home-like place to go. They provide a home until an appropriate foster family is located.

“The shelter is open 24 hours each day of the year and provides medical and mental health care, crisis adjustment/transitional counseling, after-school tutoring and recreational and social activities in addition to food, clothing and shelter.”

June...

Dabo Swinney is All In

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Crouch

Dabo

Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney, along with his wife Kathleen, have seen first-hand the tragedy breast cancer can bring into a family’s life. To play their part in the fight against breast cancer, they founded the All In Team Foundation , which donates thousands of dollars to cancer research, along with many other causes important to them.

Coach Swinney tells Palmetto Scene why this issue is important to his entire family.

Bayler Teal: USC Baseball’s Inspiration

From: Palmetto Scene

A. Crouch

Teal

Bayler Teal, a young boy who was fighting cancer in 2010, was considered the Gamecock baseball team’s number one fan during their national championship season. But in the end, Bayler was the real hero and will always be remembered as part of the team.

To watch the full Chad Holbrook Interview, click here .

#ThrowbackThursday: Gov. McNair's 1968 State of the State

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

McNair

Robert Evander McNair, Sr. was the 108th governor of South Carolina, having served from 1965 to 1971. McNair was a Democrat and a pro-education governor.

This State of the State Address is from McNair’s second term in office in 1968.

“South Carolina is today in the midst of the great mid-twentieth century transformation, shifting from a rural to an urban state. From agriculture to industry, the economy is in serious transition.” - Robert...

South Carolinians Determined to Stop Domestic Violence

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Domestic Violence Walk

According to the Violence Policy Center’s annual report, South Carolina leads the nation in the rate of women killed by men, up from number two the previous year. The state’s rate of 2.54 women killed per 100,000 people in 2011 was more than twice the national average.

People from all parts of the Palmetto State are coming together to do something about it. Churches, civic groups and local organizations are standing up and stepping...

Northeastern University Experiences Civil Rights in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

T. Safdi

Civil Rights

Thomas Mullikan is not only a Camden attorney, but he travels back and forth to Boston to teach a class on Southern Politics at Northeastern University . Several weeks ago, he brought his class down South to get a first-hand look at our past and future regarding civil rights in our state. The tour through South Carolina began in Camden, where several leaders recalled their moments in our civil rights history.

Coach Holbrook Wins On and Off the Field

From: Palmetto Scene

A. 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 through similar circumstances by founding the Reece Holbrook Win Anyway Foundation .

Coach Holbrook talks about what the foundation is all about.

Darlington Raceway: More than a Racetrack

From: Palmetto Scene

T. 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, we really want to focus our efforts locally, making sure that we are engaging the community on a year-round basis. Not only do we have exciting events going on during...

Annie Leibovitz--Surprising Answer from Lisa Marie About Graceland

From: Palmetto Scene

A. 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 2014.

In this video, Leibovitz talks about asking Lisa Marie Presley what she should shoot at Graceland. Elvis’ daughter surprised Leibovitz with her suggestion.

Watch the full Annie Leibovitz interview...

Bullying: A Growing Problem

From: Palmetto Scene

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 and they develop some type of bond, and what they do is they prey on those who are less compatible to them…maybe a very academic person.”

In this...

Mentors Making a Difference

From: Palmetto Scene

A. 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 affiliates in South Carolina. For more information on how you can volunteer or enroll a child in your area, click here .

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

From: Palmetto Scene

T. 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-sided, two-room houses, without electricity or heating, until the 1980s."

The NY Times : “For years, local historians had struggled to save the pinewood building....

Annie Leibovitz Talks About Touring with The Rolling Stones

From: Palmetto Scene

A. 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 Columbia Museum of Art through January.

In this clip, Leibovitz reminisces about her time touring with The Rolling Stones.

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

From: Palmetto Scene

W. 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 fries and onion rings.

Kenny Church says, “We try to give people plenty. He [White] actually started the Beacon after the Depression when people didn’t have much food. So he started...

Nationally Renowned Chef Matt Lee Makes Loquat Liqueur

From: Palmetto Scene

A. 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 Charleston's current food culture, Matt and Ted Lee also looked to Charleston's history to find old recipes that might have been forgotten. Cookbooks from the 19th century were particularly inspiring,...

Could South Carolina Turn Into a Blue State?

From: Palmetto Scene

A. 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 will define the future forever. Remember, we were once part of the solidly democratic south.”

What are your thoughts? Will we see a Democrat or a Republican win the...

Technology Helping Parents Combat Health Issues in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

A. 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 expectant and new mothers can use to become better informed parents.

Dr. Greg Barabell says, “What Text 4 Baby does is it gives small snippets of information, things I call "twitter...

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

From: Palmetto Scene

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

From: Palmetto Scene

T. 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 coach on any level.

ESPN calls the Summerville High School football coach the “Coach of the Century.”

When ESPN The Magazine asked Coach McKissick about retiring,...

Teacher Cadet Program Making an Impact Across the Nation

From: Palmetto Scene

T. 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 offer the Teacher Cadet Program. According to Marcella Wine-Snyder, Program Director for Teacher Cadets, “Right now we have 170 sites in the state…but not only is it making...

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