Kaitlyn Park

Photo Story: Gwen Ifill in South Carolina

By Kaitlyn Park

Journalist Gwen Ifill with SC Public Radio's Tut Underwood

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) and South Carolina Public Radio honor and remember Gwen Ifill.

Ifill visited SCETV in 2012 with PBS' Washington Week for the Presidential primaries. She returned to the state in 2015 for the PBS NewsHour's Special PresentationSCETV's America After Charleston, produced at Charleston's Circular Church. The town hall style program looked at race relations in America in the wake of the Mother Emanual A.M.E. tragedy.

SCETV Remembers Gwen Ifill

By Kaitlyn Park

Image of PBS anchor Gwen Ifill

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) was deeply saddened on Monday, November 14 to learn of the passing of Gwen Ifill, an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, author and acclaimed television anchor.

Waccamaw River Continues To Be of Great Concern: Governor Haley, Thursday Afternoon

By Kaitlyn Park

flooding in Conway from the Waccamaw River

Governor Nikki Haley and her emergency team addressed the press in a conference from the South Carolina State House at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 13.

The Waccamaw River is currently the area of most concern. “The hard part is the wait,” said Governor Haley. Director Taylor of South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said that from the Bucks Port area to Conway the entire river system is rising. The Department of Transportation (DOT) is pre-positioning assets and performing an analysis of projected floodways.

“Don’t ever say South Carolina is not resilient”: Governor Haley, Tuesday Afternoon

By Kaitlyn Park

cleanup with a bulldozer on Surfside Beach

“The sun is shining and that is a blessing.” Governor Nikki Haley said in a press conference at South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division just after noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Governor Haley stated that as rivers start to flow and as waters move, what was a hurricane situation is now becoming a flood situation in South Carolina. Marion County, for example, is currently under four feet of water. This situation in several areas of the state could last for at least the next week.

Mayor of Beaufort on Recovery After Matthew

By Kaitlyn Park

Mayor of Beaufort, SC, Billy Keyserling

Billy Keyserling, Mayor of Beaufort, S.C., speaks with Palmetto Scene about Beaufort's recovery efforts after Hurricane Matthew.

Watch Palmetto Scene this Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m., as we look at how South Carolina rebuilds following the storm.

Sunday Game Day: #SCStrong

By Kaitlyn Park

fans walk into Williams Brice Stadium

Despite Hurricane Matthew's whipping winds, destructive surges and heavy rainfall, the rescheduled University of South Carolina football game against University of Georgia had South Carolina residents coming together on a beautiful post-Matthew Sunday. While the state continues to recover and rebuild, South Carolinians found comfort in celebrating the South's most popular fall tradition: SEC football.

"South Carolina is getting stronger by the day": Governor Haley, Monday Afternoon

By Kaitlyn Park

SCE&G workers in Charleston, SC

Governor Nikki Haley addressed the press from the Emergency Management Division (EMD) Monday afternoon, Oct. 10.

Due to flooding from the rivers, Governor Haley changed the fly-over originally scheduled for Beaufort to a flight over Florence and Marion counties. There has been significant damage in these areas, and the governor said most first floors are gone, and many homes and cars were also lost.

Evacuees Can't Escape Hurricane Matthew

By Kaitlyn Park

tree limbs on cars in Rosewood, Columbia

Even evacuees of Hurricane Matthew can not escape the relentless storm here in the Midlands. Hilton Head resident, Sherri Shumaker, left the island only to wake up to find a tree limb hanging on a power line just above her car in downtown Columbia. Should the line break her car could be severely damaged.​

“My husband is a state trooper. So, I knew if I had to leave he wasn’t going to be able to go with me." Shumaker says. "I have three cats to wrangle, so it was a lot going on.”

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