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I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Mr. Bill Barnet.

I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Mr. Bill Barnet. I am sure many of my friends and colleagues know Bill, but our time chatting was more than intriguing...it was insightful. Here is a man who grew up working in the family Textile Mill becoming an amazing servant of Spartanburg. As a member of the Board of Trustees for the Duke Endowment, he has help lead amazing philanthropic initiatives impacting so many people in South Carolina. His interview was one of the most intriguing, insightful, and uplifting conversation as we spoke directly about a man that was the beneficiary of Access Health Spartanburg, funded by The Duke Endowment and supported by Spartanburg Regional. He said that Dwight Rice's story touched him in so many ways, giving credence to an initiative helping so many Carolinians with healthcare. I can't wait to share Dwight's story and Bill's perspective, showcasing amazing healthcare innovation for the uninsured. #Canon #5dmarkiii #BringIt #healthcare

I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Mr. Bill Barnet. I am sure many of my friends and colleagues know Bill, but our time chatting was more than intriguing…it was insightful. Here is a man who grew up working in the family Textile Mill becoming an amazing servant of Spartanburg.

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These are the moments that remind us of our humanity! #‎Photojournalism

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These are the moments that remind us of our humanity!

This video below was captured by WAFB-TV’s Robbie Reynold. This is one of thousands of rescues that have been conducted over the last 24-hours. Wonderful patience by the Reporter/Photojournalist Robbie Reynold who not only captured these moments but balanced the need to help with the need to capture this story; bringing these images to us, giving us a complete perspective!

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Aerial View: Demolition and Rebuilding Homes in Greenville

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Blog Post by Mark Berry / Producer & Director for Gray Digital Group

The craft of telling visual stories differs from other disciplines in that it is forever married to the advancement of technology. If a writer possesses the necessary talent and vision, it makes little difference whether he uses Microsoft Word or a Quill pen and powdered ink. Visual storytelling is different. As technology advances, new horizons are opened up. New tools give us new ways of better constructing the narrative we hope to convey. This being the case, we are always on the lookout, keeping a watchful eye on the digital technology market.

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The power of community and the heart of a mother with a determined spirit. #AIM #WACS

Today was an unbelievable day…I have met many women in my life that have inspired me; and Ashley Hall moves to the top of the list. I think of my mother who sacrificed so much when she was going to Clemson getting her Nursing BSN while Jennifer and I were in high school and junior high. There is something about a determined mother that will do anything to make life better for herself and her children. Ashley Hall has beat the odds! With the help of AIM and the WACS program, Ashley raised her two children, went back to school starting at Tri-County Tech and then Clemson where she graduated in 2015 and now works at Clemson in student affairs as a creative writer. She did this while almost homeless, loosing dependable transportation, her children in the hospital, and so many other barriers. She did it…and during our interview today, I crossed over from a brand journalist to one that cried right alongside her as she shared her path. AIM’s WACS program is amazing and it is empowering women just like Ashely Hall, right here in Anderson, SC to make a better life for themselves and their families. #Canon #5dmarkiii

Today was an unbelievable day…I have met many women in my life that have inspired me; and Ashley Hall moves to the top of the list. I think of my mother who sacrificed so much when she was going to Clemson getting her Nursing BSN while Jennifer and I were in high school and junior high. There is something about a determined mother that will do anything to make life better for herself and her children.

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Should Miss Teen USA Karlie Hay delete her offensive tweets?

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I have been researching this story ever since it broke late Saturday and Sunday morning and this is disturbing on a personal level yet fascinating on a professional level.

I have a few questions about the tweets that many have shared online showing the newly crowned Miss Teen USA Karlie Hay using the “n” word.

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State of Social: Why is it easy to attack from behind the keyboard?

We were riding through downtown Anderson tonight...had to capture this image. #BlackLivesMatter

I have been completely taken back, left speechless at times, and disturbed with the use of social media to hurt people and the communities they reside. I have built a business and reputation surrounding how to build sustainable communities using social media, yet find myself at a crossroad…how to continually define and redefine best practices in a space where the rulebook is as organic as the flavor of the month.

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#BeADad: Patrick Sapp and his role as a father.

I have never been so humbled and honored to feature Patrick Sapp as one of the dads in #ManUPstate’s #BeADad campaign. It seems like yesterday I was working for Clemson Football in the video department and Patrick was a young, rising quarterback for the Tigers. He could throw the football a mile and defenses had a hard time taking him down because of his size. But what I remember most was our friendship at Clemson. He was a player and I was a student working on the sidelines. We both came to Clemson at the same time and both left at the same time. Patrick ended up moving to the defensive side of the ball as a linebacker landing him a spot on the Arizona Cardinals roster. He was in Phoenix, Arizona playing while I was working for KPHO-TV downtown Phoenix. We connected out west and since then stayed in touch. Now we are both fathers, learning what it means to be dads. It was a honor to interview Patrick, capture his story, craft his story, and share a story of man who is trying to make a difference in young mens lives including his son. Keep a watch out for his #BeADad story! #Canon ##5dmarkiii

I have never been so humbled and honored to feature Patrick Sapp as one of the dads in #ManUPstate’s #BeADad campaign. It seems like yesterday I was working for Clemson Football in the video department and Patrick was a young, rising quarterback for the Tigers. He could throw the football a mile and defenses had a hard time taking him down because of his size.

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