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Technology at Allen University

January 19, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Jackie Johnson
computer

Palmetto Scene visits Allen University, a historic black university in Columbia, where students are excited about using their knowledge to secure high- paying, interesting jobs in the 21st-century workplace. This story is part of the Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising...

Civil Rights Journalist Made a Difference in Rock Hill

January 16, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Marshall Doswell

Marshall Doswell came to Rock Hill as the Managing Editor of The Evening Herald in 1957. After living in South Carolina for a short time, he was made aware of the racial division and tension that existed here. Knowing the power of the press, Doswell felt called to use his...

Former Astronaut and Head of NASA Makes Compelling Speech for Bi-Partisanship Governing

January 10, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden at NASA

Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr. was recently honored with the David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership presented by the Riley Institute at Furman University. Bolden served as the 12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA...

The Latest: Charleston International Airport Closed Thursday

January 4, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Gavin Jackson
Charleston International Airport Closed Thursday

The latest on the winter storm in South Carolina as of: 1:30 p.m. The runways at Charleston International Airport remain closed Thursday, due to the lingering winter weather conditions. The National Weather Service in Charleston recorded 5.3 inches of snowfall on Wednesday...

Riley Institute Announces Wilkins Leadership Awards

January 2, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Furman University
Wilkins Leadership Award

Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced that Rep. Weston Newton (R-Beaufort and Jasper Counties) and Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. (USMC-Ret.), former astronaut and head of NASA, are recipients of the David H. Wilkins awards recognizing outstanding legislative...

Traditions in the New Year

December 29, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
fireworks

Earlier this year we learned about certain superstitions many of us have. As we get ready to ring in a new year, a look at some more traditions celebrated during this time of year.

Patrick Davis and Family

December 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Patrick Davis

We visit Camden, SC with singer, songwriter Patrick Davis and his musical family.

Midlands Non-profit Sowing Seeds for the Future

December 15, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Sowing Seeds Into the Midlands

After years of working as a juvenile probation officer in South Carolina, Zakiya Esper became increasingly alarmed by the gap in support services for the teens she served. The vision for Sowing Seeds into the Midlands was birthed from Zakiya's belief in redemption for youth...

A Biltmore Christmas

December 14, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Banquet Hall

On Christmas Eve of 1895, the public got its first look at America’s Largest Home when owner George Vanderbilt opened the doors for all to see. And still today, many Americans flock to The Biltmore during the holiday season to step back in time and experience the spirit...

Musican Strikes Right Notes with Jazz in Charleston

December 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Marina Ziehe
Duda Lucena playing guitar

Creativity, for Duda Lucena , is the fuel to his energy. As a trained musician and Brazilian native, Lucena can be seen throughout Charleston performing classical guitar pieces. Lucena is recognized as a pivotal force of Brazilian music on the jazz scene. Throughout his...

S.C. State University - The Marching Band

December 12, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
band

In South Carolina football is king, but for many schools in the state it's a time when fans get to experience spectacular half-time shows. We visited SC State’s marching band a few years ago to see what it’s like to be the best of the best. This story is part of Tell Them...

S.C. State University Great, Willie Jeffries

December 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Coach Willie Jeffries

Willie Jeffries, a legendary football player and coach, broke barriers and records throughout his career, which began at S.C. State University in Orangeburg. This story is part of Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising campaign supported by the American Graduate: Let's Make It...

From Coach to Teacher: 2018 National Principal of the Year Talks Career Path

December 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dr. Akil Ross at Chapin High School

Chapin High School Principal Dr. Akil Ross was recently named the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) 2018 National Principal of the Year. In this clip, Dr. Ross talks about growing up in Washington D.C., his love for football, and how the sport...

Hanukkah: Lighting the Darkness

December 11, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Menorah lights for Hanukkah

Rabbi Hesh Epstein of the Chabad of South Carolina explains Hanukkah and why this festival of lights is so important to the Jewish faith. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights and days. It starts on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar...

#SCHolidays: the Lowcountry

December 7, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
kids on beach in Santa hats

After the Governor's Carolighting , the holidays have arrived in South Carolina, and everyone has their favorite activity or tradition. There are all kinds of events happening in the coming weeks, and we would love to see what you are up to across the state! Place the...

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