Mannan Pharmaceuticals LLC Establishing R&D Operations in Greenville County; 34 New Jobs Expected

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Mannan Pharmaceuticals LLC, an organization dedicated to developing and delivering effective pharmaceutical solutions to various muscular dystrophies (MDs) and metastatic cancers, is establishing research and development operations in Greenville County. Continue reading

Friday Night Fireworks Return to Fluor Field

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Fluor Field’s famous Friday Night Fireworks return on Friday night as the Savannah Sand Gnats, affiliate of the New York Mets, come to Greenville for a 7:05 game. Continue reading

Art by Noelle Allen at Furman University

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Works by Noelle Allen, Associate Professor of Art at Dominican University (Chicago), will be on display Aug. 25-Sept. 27 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus. Continue reading

Don’t Be Guilty of Falling For a Jury Duty Scam

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Serving on a jury is one of our most important responsibilities as citizens, but scammers try to use jury duty to steal from the innocent. Continue reading

Viva Recycling of South Carolina to Establish Anderson County Operations; $6.9 Million Investment and 14 New Jobs Expected

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Viva Recycling of South Carolina, a tire recycler and rubber manufacturer, announced its decision to establish a new facility in Anderson County. Continue reading

Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band on August 20th

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The Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band Concert series begins on August 20th at Chicora Alley, located at 608 B South Main Street. Continue reading

22nd Annual Greenville Chamber Golf Tournament on August 25th

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Don’t miss out on the fun and connections on the course during Greenville Chamber’s 22nd Annual Golf Tournament on August 25th. Continue reading

EPA Awards $500,00 for Clean up of Contaminated Brownfields Sites

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $500,000 in supplemental funding to help the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control clean up contaminated Brownfields properties in South Carolina. Continue reading

Volunteers for Labor Day Weekend Para-cycling Race

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Greenville will host the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships August 28 – September 1. Volunteers are needed as Course Marshals, Athlete/Team Labor Support and Event Translators. Continue reading

Children’s Storytime on August 21st

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Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Road every Thursday morning at 10:30. Continue reading

Riley Institute Announces Excellence Award Semifinalists

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The Riley Institute at Furman University has announced the 2014 semifinalists for the annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence. Continue reading

Mutt Strut 2-Mile Run/Walk on August 23rd

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Come and enjoy a walk with or without your dog! The Greenville Humane Society and Papa John’s announce the Third Annual ‘Mutt Strut’ 2-Mile Run/Walk. Continue reading

Enor Corp. to Establish Toy Manufacturing Plant in Fairfield County; 151 New Jobs Expected

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Enor, a family-owned manufacturer of plastic toys, outdoor games and junior sports items, is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Fairfield County to supply U.S.-made toys to Walmart stores. Continue reading

Greenlink Begins Downtown Trolley Service

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Greenlink has begun its downtown trolley service with a revised route that will transition from a flag-stop to a fixed-stop system. Continue reading

11 Facts About Recycling

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The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per 11 year. Continue reading

Six-Week Project to Begin August 24, 2014

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The Main Street Resurfacing Project, which includes resurfacing approximately 4,500 linear feet of Main Street from the College-Beattie intersection to the Augusta-River intersection, is scheduled to begin August 24. Continue reading

Volunteer Instructors Sought for New Family Fishing Clinics

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Experienced anglers are sought by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Education Section to volunteer for a new family fishing instruction program. Continue reading

New Siamang Makes Debut at Greenville Zoo

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Guests visiting the Greenville Zoo will have the opportunity to meet its newest resident. Ella, a 23-year-old female siamang, joins the zoo as a companion to Oscar, a 22-year-old male siamang. Continue reading

It’s Hydrangea Time!

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August is a great time to visit local retail nurseries and garden centers to see the many new varieties of Hydrangeas that are on the market and a good time to make plans for new garden additions. Continue reading

Upstate National Hunting and Fishing Day Set for Sept. 20

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Duke Energy’s World of Energy near Seneca will host the eighth annual Upstate National Hunting and Fishing Day, “An Outdoor Family Adventure,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Continue reading

Former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Nick Theodore Book Signing

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Former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Nick Theodore will be signing copies of his new memoir at Fiction Addiction on August 22nd. Continue reading

Clemson Field Day Brings Crop, Livestock Information to Upstate Farmers

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For South Carolina farmers, a new semester’s education starts even before classes begin. Continue reading

Greenlink Previews New Trolleys

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One of two new downtown trolleys made an appearance on Main Street this week as part of the city’s annual Green Day celebration. Continue reading

Recycling Bras

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Back in the day, undergarments were often called “unmentionables” in polite company. Continue reading

Bosch Security Systems to Open New Distribution Center in Upstate; 50 New Jobs Expected

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Bosch Security Systems, a leading global supplier of security, safety and communications products, solutions and services, plans to open a new distribution center in Spartanburg County. Continue reading

Deer Hunts for Mobility Impaired Hunters to be Held in Upstate

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Mobility impaired hunters will again be treated to a unique opportunity to attend two special deer hunts this year on about 60 well-managed and exclusive, private tracts of land in the Upstate. Continue reading

Eat These, Weigh Less

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Maybe they’re called “magical fruit” in children’s rhymes for a reason . . . Continue reading

Too Much Zucchini & Summer Squash?

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Have you run out of ways to prepare the abundance of summer squash? Try freezing it to use later in the year. Continue reading

Resident Receives Exceptional Citizen Service Award

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Firefighters presented resident Charles Garretson with the Greenville City Fire Department’s Exceptional Citizen Service Award for his actions to assist his neighbor following a gas tank explosion at The Vinings at Laurel Creek apartment complex. Continue reading

Furman Lauded for Doing “Green” Right

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Furman University is featured on a new nationwide list of 100 colleges that do an outstanding job of teaching sustainability and promoting it in their communities. Continue reading

Most Americans Are Not Saving Enough for Retirement

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Until recently, the overall savings rate has been falling for more than 20 years. The truth is, even if they don’t know it, most people simply aren’t saving enough for retirement. Continue reading

Citizens Fire Academy Applications Being Accepted Through September 22

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The Citizens Fire Academy is designed to provide members of the community with a unique opportunity to tour the City’s fire stations and dispatch center, meet its firefighters and 911 personnel, and learn firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter. Continue reading

Do You Always Use Your Turn Signal?

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Forget distracted driving. A new study says there’s a far more serious problem that’s responsible for as many as 2 million accidents annually. Continue reading

Zoo Awarded Nature Play Grant

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The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has announced that the Greenville Zoo is a recipient of the “Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium” grant. Continue reading

Get in Gear for the New School Year: Back-to-School Tips

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It’s almost that time of year again. Yes, in a few weeks school will be back in session. Is your child ready to succeed? Are you ready to help? Continue reading

Spirit Competition – Your Non-Profit Could Win Big!

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Your church, school group or non-profit can enter to cheer for a world-class para-cycling team this Labor Day weekend, and win up to $1,000 if you can bring the best fans! Continue reading

City Announces Kenneth Miller As New Police Chief

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City Manager John Castile announced that the City has hired Kenneth C. Miller as the new police chief. Chief Miller will replace former chief Terri Wilfong, who retired in April from the Greenville Police Department. Continue reading

3 Foods That May Fend Off Diabetes

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These three simple diet tweaks may help you dodge diabetes. Continue reading

Star Spangled History: The 200th Anniversary of Our National Anthem

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This exhibit commemorates the War of 1812 and the siege of Fort McHenry – the site that inspired Francis Scott Key to write what would become the Star Spangled Banner. Continue reading

South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council Meets Sept. 24-25 in Upstate

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The 2014 South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council annual meeting will be held Sept. 24-25 in the Upstate and will feature a look at the prescribed burning and research going on in the mountains of Jocassee Gorges. Continue reading

Sculpture by ZAN Featured at The Fine Arts Center

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Sculpture by ZAN, an exhibit that includes a selection of sculpture by local artist Zan Wells, is currently on display at The Sheffield Wood Gallery of the Fine Arts Center in Greenville. Continue reading

Summer Driving Tips for Safe Travel During The Holiday and Summer Months

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Memorial Day weekend typically marks the start of the summer vacation season. And, as warmer weather approaches, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to take the proper precautions before and while driving on the roadway. Continue reading

19th Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament

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Meals on Wheels of Greenville invites you to tee up on the beautiful Cliffs Valley golf course on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Continue reading

Giving Blood Saves Lives

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. Continue reading

Greenville Recognized for Prioritizing Play for Children

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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 … Continue reading

How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

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

General Machine of Anderson Expanding Manufacturing Operations; $800,000 Investment and 20 Expected New Jobs

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General Machine of Anderson will expand its metalworking and manufacturing operations in Anderson County. The $800,000 investment is expected to generate at least 20 new jobs. Continue reading

‘Tigers’ unite at Clemson to save tigers in the wild

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The tiger is one of the most common college mascots in the country. It also is one of the most endangered animals in the wild. Students at Clemson University are calling together their fellow collegiate “tigers” from across the country to a summit April 19-21 … Continue reading

Power Down and Save! Eight Low-Cost Ways to Reduce Energy Use

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With ever-increasing operating expenses, saving on energy has become an easy and effective way for businesses to reduce costs. Even small improvements in the way you use energy can have a large impact on your bottom line. The eight, low-cost/no-cost energy-saving tips that … Continue reading

Caesars Head State Park is Close, But a World Away

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Greenville is a terrific place to work, raise a family and enjoy what life has to offer, but that doesn’t take away the need to get away from it all every once in a while, away from paved streets, traffic noise and all … Continue reading

Box It to Go! Food in Moderation is Okay

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Notice how large some portions are these days? Here’s a tip. Eat half now and box half to go. Continue reading

Tips To Staying Safe And Warm During Ice Storm Recovery

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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 … Continue reading

Servosity Expanding Operations in Greenville County; 30 New Jobs Expected

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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 … Continue reading

AFL Expanding Operations in Upstate; 95 New Jobs Expected

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AFL, a maker of fiber optic products and equipment, announced that it will expand its existing operations in Spartanburg County. The $8.6 million investment is expected to generate 95 new jobs. Continue reading

Grove Park Inn Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the National Gingerbread House Competition and Kick Off of Centennial

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This year marks 20 years since The Grove Park Inn began The National Gingerbread House Competition. It will also serve as a kick off to a much larger milestone – the 100th anniversary of the opening of The Grove Park Inn. Continue reading

Watson Engineering Inc. Expanding Operations in Anderson County

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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 … Continue reading

Protect Your Passwords!

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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 … Continue reading

Lollis Metals Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

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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 … Continue reading

Fish Smart, Eat Smart Updated Campaign

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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 … Continue reading

Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch

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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. … Continue reading

Tips For Avoiding Wildlife Conflicts In Your Backyard

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Expect some undesirable critters and plants to make your backyard habitat their home, too. Animals such as garden snakes and moles are unpopular neighbors around the home but play their part in the balance of nature. Here are a few simple things you … Continue reading

Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

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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 … Continue reading

Regional and National Blood Supply Low, Donations Urgently Needed

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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 … Continue reading

Treasured Waterfalls, Mountain Scenery the Reward of Scenic Drive through Gorge

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As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, many visitors to Western North Carolina find themselves drawn to any number of the region’s pristine waterfalls for the visual entertainment and cooling respite that they offer from the day’s heat. But some of … Continue reading

Is Your Brain Hungry? Have Some Food for Thought!

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Did you know that your brain is a very hungry organ? In fact it consumes 20% of all the oxygen you breathe and 25% of all the calories you eat. Here are a few tips to feed and water your hungry brain to … Continue reading

Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

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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 … Continue reading

Grandfather Mountain, a Globally Recognized Nature Preserve

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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 … Continue reading