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The History of Greenville, South Carolina

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2016

The city of Greenville is situated on land that was once Cherokee hunting ground. Around 1770, Richard Pearis, an Indian trader from Virginia who was living with a chief’s daughter, received about 100,000 acres of hunting lands from the Cherokees.

Polar Express

All Aboard the Polar Express!

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2016

The 1 ¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole.

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December Gardening Chores

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2016

It’s cold outside, and the last thing you are thinking about is your lawn or garden. There are, however, some chores that need to be done in December.

Hollywild Holiday Lights

Hollywild’s 26th Annual Holiday Lights Safari Benefit

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas has returned to Hollywild Animal Park in Inman, SC, bringing with it more than three million twinkling lights, dazzling holiday themes, light sculptures, and of course, herds of live animals.

Greenville Drive Team Store

Don’t Miss the Greenville Drive’s Progressive Sale

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Greenville Drive has begun its annual Progressive Sale at the Team Store on Main Street. The Team Store features a great selection of hats, apparel and gifts for baseball fans of all ages.

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School Choice Lottery Window

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016

Greenville County Schools’ Change in Assignment (CIA) School Choice Lottery Window will be available from Monday, Dec. 5th through Friday, Dec. 16th.

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12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016

Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the holidays.

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Green Roofs Continue to Transform The Urban Landscape

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Vegetative roofs, or green roofs, have been on the rise in commercial construction. In North America, Washington, D.C. is leading the way, with almost 1.6 million square feet of green roof installed in 2015.

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Boardwalk Temporarily Closed

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2016

Beginning Monday, November 28th, the Cancer Survivors Park boardwalk will be closed for approximately seven weeks to facilitate the ongoing construction of the Cancer Survivors Park.

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Is Smoke Restoration Safe?

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Smoke is essentially fuel that didn’t burn. Smoke is made visible by the presence of small particles of carbon and other materials.

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Staying Safe Around Bears

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016

While seeing a bear is an exciting moment, it is important to remember that bears are wild and can be dangerous. Their behavior is sometimes unpredictable.

Omni Grove Park Inn Gingerbread Competition

24th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition

Posted on Friday, November 18, 2016

The winning creations for the 24th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition™ will be on display from November 27th through January 5th at The Omni Grove Park Inn.

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Angolan Colobus Monkey Born at Greenville Zoo

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Greenville Zoo is celebrating the arrival of yet another new member of the zoo family: an Angolan colobus monkey. Animal care staff recently discovered the baby during early morning operations.

Grove Arcade’s Winter Wonderland

Grove Arcade’s Winter Wonderland

Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2016

The historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville is a magical place anytime of year. During the holiday season the elegant building comes alive even more with its annual Winter Wonderland.

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River Street Underpass Open

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016

Cyclists and pedestrians now can enjoy a new addition to the Swamp Rabbit Trail, allowing easy access to Riverplace, Falls Park on the Reedy and downtown Greenville.

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Greer Relief Kicks-Off a New Innovative Christmas Program

Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The weather may say otherwise, but over at Greer Relief it’s basically Christmas already! They’ve been hard at work updating their Christmas assistance program, now the Christmas Morning Shoppe.

Fraser Fir Tree at Biltmore

Fraser Fir Tree Raised at Biltmore

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2016

When a 34-foot-tall Fraser fir tree is brought into America’s largest home – The Biltmore House – it’s a sure sign that Christmas is just around the corner.

Flu Season Ahead

Get Prepared for the Flu

Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Flu season is almost upon us! Be prepared by learning a little bit about the flu and by getting a flu shot.

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Free Activities in Greenville, SC

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016

Greenville, SC provides a unique setting to venture out and explore everything that the area has to offer. Greenville’s residents and visitors can enjoy a host of outdoor offerings, including nearly forty city parks and an expansive trail system.

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Greenville County Museum of Art Presents Grainger McKoy

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016

Renowned South Carolina carver and artist Grainger McKoy grew up in Sumter, South Carolina, and attended Clemson University, earning a degree in zoology, while also studying architecture.

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Community Police Mediation Program

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016

The Greenville Police Department and the Upstate Mediation Center are launching a new Community Police Mediation Program that is designed to provide an alternative forum for resolving certain types of citizen complaints.

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Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Lock your financial documents and records in a safe place at home, and lock your wallet or purse in a safe place at work. Keep your information secure from roommates or workers who come into your home.

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Greenville Zoo Welcomes Miles the Giraffe

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016

The Greenville Zoo recently welcomed a new resident to the zoo family. His name is Miles and he is a seven-year-old male Masai giraffe.

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DNR to Provide Special Youth Deer Hunts in Upstate

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2016

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with a number of private individuals and hunting clubs, is sponsoring a number of youth deer hunts in the Piedmont region this fall.

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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?

Blowing Rock

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 …