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South Carolina History Day

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

In just a few short weeks, sixty-eight middle and high school students from around South Carolina will represent the Palmetto State at the 2016 National History Day Contest in College Park, Maryland.

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Greenville Real Estate Moving at ‘Crazy’ Pace

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Amanda Coyne from The Greenville News reports that “… home sales have steadily risen in the Greenville area. Sales increased by 13.8 percent between 2014 and 2015, according to data from the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors.”

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DNR Courtesy Boat Inspections Set During Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In an effort to keep state waterways safe during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will again be conducting courtesy safety inspections at some public boat landings.

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Greenville Drive Playcation Packages Available Now

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016

The Greenville Drive’s Playcation package has been a big hit over the previous six seasons, producing record-breaking attendance figures at Fluor Field and serving as the premier entertainment package available in the Upstate.

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New Fire Station Under Construction

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Located at the intersection of Verdae Boulevard and Old Sulphur Springs Road, Fire Station 1 will be completed in 2017.

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A Great Camp in the Great Outdoors

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2016

In the late 1800s, it was fashionable for families like the Vanderbilts to have a getaway “great camp” or lodge in the Adirondacks so that they could enjoy outdoor activities such as  fishing, hunting, and boating.

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Ten Energy Saving Tips for Spring

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Spring marks the end of a long, brutal winter for much of the United States. With the start of a new season comes a fresh opportunity to find ways to save energy and money.

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DTA Kicks Off ‘Gimme the Gig’ Competition

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive recently kicked off its annual Gimme the Gig competition, inviting bands to battle for a chance to earn a paid gig at the weekly series on August 25th and eight hours of recording studio time at Sit-N-Spin Recording …

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Belk Announced as Title Sponsor of Fall for Greenville

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fall for Greenville board members recently announced Belk, the private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., as the title sponsor of the 2016 festival scheduled for October 14-16 in downtown Greenville.

Giving Blood Saves Lives

Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Give the gift of life – Donate blood!  The nation’s blood banks, represented by the American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks, and America’s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already low blood supplies.

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Greenville Recognized for Prioritizing Play for Children

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2013

With research proving play is critical to the overall well-being of children, 217 cities and towns, including Greenville, earned recognition from national non-profit KaBOOM! as 2013 Playful City USA communities for their efforts to give children the childhood they deserve by providing ample …

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How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013

Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?

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Tips To Staying Safe And Warm During Ice Storm Recovery

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

A heavy buildup of ice from the winter storms can take a toll on trees and power lines causing widespread outages, and the damage could take several days to repair. Safe Electricity wants everyone to know how to stay safe and warm during …

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Servosity Expanding Operations in Greenville County; 30 New Jobs Expected

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Greenville-based Servosity Inc, a developer and provider of data backup and disaster recovery solutions to managed service providers and IT resellers, announced plans to expand its operations in Greenville County. The company expects to generate 30 new jobs over the next 12 to …

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Watson Engineering Inc. Expanding Operations in Anderson County

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Watson Engineering Inc., a supplier of construction, agriculture and automotive components, announced that it will expand its existing operations in Anderson County. The $6.37 million investment is expected to generate 85 new jobs. “Demand has increased for our company’s products and services, and …

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Protect Your Passwords!

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

According to recent news reports, passwords for some users of professional networking site LinkedIn and dating site eHarmony may have been leaked online. Google has also started warning users about possible state-sponsored cyber attacks against Gmail accounts.   To protect your passwords and …

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Lollis Metals Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Lollis Metals Inc., a metal fabrication and machine shop, announced plans to expand its existing Anderson County operations. The $3 million investment is expected to generate 25 new jobs. “We’ve been in business here since 1980, and it’s exciting to once again expand …

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Fish Smart, Eat Smart Updated Campaign

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

South Carolinians who like to fish can go online for updated information to find out if the fish on their line is safe to eat or if it should be released. The new DHEC website at www.scdhec.gov/fish has a state map with the …

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Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Make zero-waste lunches this year: you could prevent 67 pounds of waste and save tons of money! Most parents pack lunch items in single-use plastic bags, aluminum foil, or wax paper, or they purchase single-serving items that come in their own disposable package. …

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Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Legend has it that after a Chickasaw maiden’s warrior love had leapt from the Blowing Rock, she prayed daily to the Great Spirit to return her warrior beloved to her and was granted her wish when the brave was blown back up by …

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Regional and National Blood Supply Low, Donations Urgently Needed

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

The nation’s blood banks, represented by the American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks, and America’s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already critically low blood supplies. This call to action comes at a time when blood is …

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Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012

Legend has it that after a Chickasaw maiden’s warrior love had leapt from the Blowing Rock, she prayed daily to the Great Spirit to return her warrior beloved to her and was granted her wish when the brave was blown back up by …

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Grandfather Mountain, a Globally Recognized Nature Preserve

Posted on Sunday, May 6, 2012

Most visitors to the mountains probably recognize Grandfather Mountain’s famous swinging bridge, and more than likely enjoy visiting its restaurant and souvenir shop. Many thousands of travelers stop by Grandfather Mountain during the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, one of the largest gatherings …