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The Solar Eclipse in South Carolina

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Although New Orleans didn’t have an optimal view of the total solar eclipse, my Greenville, South Carolina, son was prepared.

Meric scheduled the afternoon off, ordered protective glasses and attended the Greenville Drive baseball game, held during the eclipse. His alma mater, Clemson, hosted Eclipse Over Clemson, positioning its scientists and eclipse chasers as media resources.

Hopkinsville, Kentucky, which NASA named the “point of greatest eclipse,” welcomed 150,000 visitors. Residents even rented their front lawns for campers, and one restaurant created an Eclipse Burger, with a fried egg atop a patty. A PR person’s dream: Historic occasions fueling entrepreneurship.

Betsie Gambel, Gambel Communications

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