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Boeing Votes Against Unionization

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Boeing airplane

Boeing SC, one of the biggest industries in the Lowcountry, voted yesterday not to unionize the Charleston company, as 2,828 employess voted, with 74% of them not in support of the International Association of Machinists' attempt to unionize. Joan Robinson-Berry, Vice...

Sleep and a Healthy Brain

February 10, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
Sleep brain connection

How often do you jump out of bed in the morning refreshed, wide awake, and ready to go? If you’re like most of us, it’s probably not often enough. It happened to me this morning. I was shocked and amazed. Got me to wondering, what did I do right last night, so that I feel...

Fuel Efficiency School Buses Debut in the Lowcountry

February 10, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
school bus

Starting today, students in Dorchester and Berkeley counties will be riding to school in a new alternative-fueled school bus. Twenty-six propane powered school buses are the first alternative fleet to replace the state's aging diesel buses. Mike Bullman, director of...

Freedom Walkway Honors South Carolina Civil Rights Heroes

February 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

In 1961, African American students from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, South Carolina, walked a mile to stage a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter. Their unconventional mission was to be put in jail and refuse to pay or accept bail to place a financial burden on...

Friendship 9 Member Discusses the Civil Rights Movement

February 1, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
David Williamson Jr. at The Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC

The Friendship 9 consisted of students from Friendship Junior College . These students are best known for their historic one-mile walk from Friendship Junior College to McCrory’s Variety Store on January 31, 1961. They walked into the front door of McCrory’s expecting...

Behind The Scenes with the Freedom Walkway Artists

February 1, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

On January 31, 1961, civil rights history was made in South Carolina. African American students from Friendship Junior College walked a mile to stage a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter on Main Street in Rock Hill, South Carolina. On that day, they had a mission. Their...

SC Nonprofit Invites South Carolinians to Experience Opera

January 23, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
The Palmetto Opera

In 2001, a group of opera enthusiasts got together and formed The Palmetto Opera with the mission of presenting professional opera to the Midlands and South Carolina. The official debut of Palmetto Opera came in 2003, with the performance of “Love, Murder & Revenge.”...

People's Rally in SC State Capital: #WhyWeMarch

January 21, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
people rally at the South Carolina state house

Women, men and children of all ages gathered on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, for a People's Rally and Strategy Summit at the South Carolina State House. The rally was planned as a sister event for the Women's March on Washington, D.C. Attendees marched to Columbia's Music Farm...

Sister Rally in Columbia on Saturday to Support Women's March on Washington

January 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
SC State house

On Saturday, Jan. 21, just after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands of women will attend the Women's March on Washington, in Washington, D.C. In a news release from South Carolina March Organizers, Charleston resident Hayne Beattie-Gray, the...

CMA Brings Its Own Flare to CUT! Costume and the Cinema

January 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
The opening of the gallery for the CUT costume design exhibit

Katherine Wallworth, the Columbia Museum of Art's new curator, discusses how the museum's collection of decorative arts brought something unique to CUT! Costume and the Cinema , the traveling costume exhibit from London's renowned costume firm, Cosprop, and Minnesota's...

Winter Weather Coming to the Palmetto State

January 5, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
snow flake

As South Carolina prepares for possible winter weather this weekend, the S.C. Deparment of Transportation is prepping roads in advance. Crews will begin working on interstates and major roads in the upstate today and continue the work in the Midlands and the Pee Dee...

USC's Economists Release 2017 Economic Forecast

December 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
money

The University of South Carolina’s economists at The Darla Moore School of Business unveiled their 2017 economic forecast and they expect gains for the state this upcoming year. The state continues to add more jobs and expects incomes to rise for S.C. families. Job growth...

Catholic Sisters Help South Carolina Town

December 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
Felician sister

South Carolina ranks in the top ten nationally for its high poverty levels, and during the holiday season, many people like to give to those less fortunate. In the town of Kingstree, a group of Catholic Sisters aims to help those in need and teach the value of giving back,...

75 Years Later, Rock Hill Resident Reveals a Truth About Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Manning Kimmel, grandson of Admiral Husband Kimmel.

This December marks the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a “date that will live in infamy,” according to former president Franklin Roosevelt. His speech continues as he explains that December 7, 1941 is the day when “the United States of America was suddenly and...

Cocky's Reading Express Promoting Early Literacy Across SC

December 6, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Cocky's Reading Express at a school

At a Title 1 school in rural South Carolina, a bus pulls up to the front door. Out of the bus walk a few University of South Carolina students. The purpose of the visit today is to surprise students in 4K through 2 nd grade with some group reading and USC’s mascot, Cocky...

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