Global Climate Change and the impacts of Desertification are addressed By Chris Carter Dr. Tom Mullikin, chair of the gubernatorially established S.C. Floodwater Commission and representing the University of South Carolina’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management where he teaches, spoke to upwards of 100 guests from around the worldContinue Reading

Spring start date instead of Summer and a three-day resiliency conference in May W. Thomas Smith Jr. PLANS FOR THIS YEAR’S SOUTH CAROLINA 7 (SC7) expedition are in full swing with an advanced kickoff date (Spring launch instead of Summer), new tracks being mapped out for new destination stops, aContinue Reading

By Tom Mullikin I recently departed one paradise, the beautiful Palmetto State, to visit another, the famed Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Over the last twelve years, I have been blessed to spend time in the Galápagos as a professor focusing on the impacts of amplified global climate change. On this tripContinue Reading

Trail Town designations launched by the S.C. National Heritage Corridor Last summer, S.C. Lt. Governor Pamela Evette, officials with the S.C. National Heritage Corridor and those of the statewide SC7 Expedition christened the City of Conway near Myrtle Beach, S.C. as the first of other soon-to-be-named South Carolina Trail Towns.Continue Reading

Mullikin honored for distinguished federal and state military service By Christopher D. Carter Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas Stowe “Tom” Mullikin, S.C. State Guard (SCSG), the former commanding general of the SCSG and a former U.S. Army officer, was presented the 2023 William Jasper Freedom Award by the S.C. Chamber ofContinue Reading

The three discuss forthcoming expedition to Ecuador and next year’s SC7 By Alex Junes-Ward Global Expedition Leader Dr. Tom Mullikin; Col. (Ret.) Steve Vitali, USMC; and Bruce Brutschy, past president and current member of the West Columbia Police Foundation, met at Hall’s Chophouse of Columbia, on August 23, to discussContinue Reading

Officials tout the success of this year’s expedition from the mountains to the sea By W. Thomas Smith Jr.   Nearly three weeks ago, Tom Mullikin and Company concluded the 4th-annual month-long SOUTH CAROLINA SEVEN (SC7) Expedition: A joint effort between Mullikin’s Global Eco Adventures (GEA) and the S.C. NationalContinue Reading

Dr. Mullikin discusses conservative approach to climate change By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Dr. Tom Mullikin, South Carolina’s renowned global expedition leader and chair of thegubernatorially established S.C. Floodwater Commission, addressed a gathering of theConservative Climate Foundation (CCF) at the historic Mills House hotel in Charleston,S.C., Wednesday, Aug. 2. FreshContinue Reading

In 2019, more than 200 illegally obtained eastern box turtles were confiscated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). SCDNR partnered with the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Lab (SREL) to care for these turtles, providing an opportunity for graduate students at SREL. An $8,750 grant fromContinue Reading

Martial arts tournament champion receives expedition leadership award By Chris Carter Bruce Brutschy, noted self-defense and fitness instructor and a member of the S.C. Black Belt Hall of Fame, was presented The South Carolina Seven (SC7) ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCY LEADERSHIP AWARD, for his overall work, event guidance, and participation in thisContinue Reading

SC7 leaders Tom Mullikin, Michelle McCollum, Sheriff Leon Lott, Chief Skip Holbrook, Chief Chris Cowan, Duke Energy representatives, and others to accompany Evette   S.C. Lt. Governor Pamela Evette will join top law enforcement leaders (Lott, Holbrook, Cowan, others), Duke Energy representatives, Palmetto Pride (anti-litter campaigners), SC7 officials and othersContinue Reading