FoxFarm Soil and Fertilizer Company Establishing Anderson County Manufacturing Facility

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FoxFarm Soil and Fertilizer Company is investing $6.9 million to locate in Pendleton S.C., creating an expected 27 new jobs. Continue reading

Greenville Zoo Bids Farewell to Popular Orangutan

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Bob, one of three Bornean orangutans at the Greenville Zoo, will be leaving on December 3 for his new home at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. Continue reading

Fiction Addiction Kicks Off Book Scouts Children’s Event Program

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Greenville’s independent book store Fiction Addiction will be kicking off our new Book Scouts children’s event program at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, December 6th, at 1:00pm, which is also Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day! Continue reading

6 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is all about abundance. Everyone wants to bring their favorite dish, or needs to have both pumpkin and apple pie (with whipped cream on top). Continue reading

United Community Bank Ice on Main

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Located in the heart of downtown Greenville, United Community Bank Ice on Main is an open-air ice skating rink – the only one of its kind in Upstate South Carolina. Continue reading

Fall Trout Fishing Opportunities Abound in South Carolina Mountains

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South Carolina’s mountains are a great place to visit during fall, whether you’re admiring the brilliant colors, purchasing apples from a roadside stand or just enjoying the crisp autumn weather. Continue reading

Garden Chores for November

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Enjoy the crisp fall weather while you are outside for these November chores. Continue reading

Book Talk and Signing with North Carolina Middle-Grade Author Alan Gratz

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North Carolina children’s author Alan Gratz will be discussing his latest middle-grade book, The League of Seven (Starscape, hardcover, $16.99), at Fiction Addiction on Monday, December 1st, at 4:00 pm. Continue reading

Student-produced Documentary Films of Historic Appalachian Community

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An interdisciplinary group of Clemson students Saturday will showcase their original video productions about a small Appalachian community in Pickens County known as Liberia, which was founded by freed slaves after the Civil War and remains occupied by their descendants nearly two centuries … Continue reading

Caring for a Real Christmas Tree

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Now that your special tree has been selected, it needs to be cared for in a manner similar to a fresh bouquet of flowers. Continue reading

IBM, Fluor and University of South Carolina Team to Create Innovation Center

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IBM, the University of South Carolina and Fluor Corporation announced the formation of the Center for Applied Innovation. The Center is expected to create 100 new jobs over the next five years. Continue reading

24th Annual Holiday Lights Safari Benefit

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The Holiday Lights Safari Benefit is an award-winning event and the most exciting seasonal attraction in the Upstate of South Carolina which runs nightly through January 3, 2015 (including all holidays). Continue reading

Christmas at Furman to be Performed December 5th

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The Furman Symphony Orchestra, Furman Singers and Chorales featuring five student soloists will present Christmas @ Furman Friday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus. Continue reading

City Working to Help Motorists Traveling on Woodruff Road

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, and so many popular shopping destinations located on Woodruff Road, the Greenville Police Department will be providing traffic control at key intersections around Magnolia Park and The Shops at Greenridge beginning the day after Thanksgiving and continuing … Continue reading

Local Professor Joni Tevis Wins Pushcart Prize

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Dr. Joni Tevis, Associate Professor of English at Furman University, has been awarded a Pushcart Prize for her essay, “What the Body Knows,” which was published in the November/December 2013 issue of Orion magazine. Continue reading

What to Keep Where: From Bank Services to Document Storage Online

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Certain financial papers and valuables are essential to keep secure and accessible. What should go where? Continue reading

Free OB Ultrasounds Offered to the Public

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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Greenville Technical College is offering appointments to the public for free OB ultrasounds at the Barton campus on Wednesdays from January 14 through March 25, 2015. Continue reading

2014 National Gingerbread House Competition

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The winners of the 2014 National Gingerbread House Competition have been decided. The entries will be on display at the Omni Grove Park Inn through January 1st, 2015. Continue reading

Book Talk and Signing with New York Times Bestselling Travel Author Marcia DeSanctis

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At an event co-sponsored by Emrys, New York Times bestselling travel author Marcia DeSanctis will be discussing her new travel book, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go, at Fiction Addiction on Thursday, December 4th, at 6:30 pm. Continue reading

Holiday Travel Tips to Prevent Bedbugs

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One present that is not on anyone’s wish list this holiday season is bedbugs. Travelers are encouraged to take extra steps to ensure they don’t pick up any hitchhiking pests this holiday season. Continue reading

Greenville City to Offer Free Parking on Nov. 27 and 28

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The City of Greenville will again offer free parking at all of its parking facilities on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. Continue reading

The 30th Blood Bowl Competition

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The 30th Clemson/USC Blood Bowl, an annual blood donation competition that helps save lives, has now begun. The competition ends November 22nd and is a prelude to the November 29th rivalry football game. Continue reading

Introducing the 2014 Christmas at Biltmore Wine

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Biltmore announces the release of its annual Christmas at Biltmore Wine featuring label artwork designed by Swannanoa resident Terry Owensby, winner of Biltmore’s wine label design contest. Continue reading

Greenville Zoo Launches Elephant Mosaic Project

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The Greenville Zoo has launched a new mosaic art project that will give the community an opportunity to honor the zoo’s late elephants and help raise funds for new exhibit space and elephant conservation efforts. Continue reading

Celebrate Small Business and Small Press Saturday with Author Signings at Fiction Addiction

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On Saturday, November 29th, 2014, we celebrate small businesses like Fiction Addiction along with self-employed and small press authors! Continue reading

Proper Disposal of Ashes From Stoves, Fireplaces Could Save Your Home

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With the arrival of cold weather, many South Carolinians are beginning to use their wood-burning stoves and fireplaces. Continue reading

Fluor Field Recognized by Stadium Journey

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Fluor Field has been recognized by StadiumJourney.com as the best stadium experience in the South Atlantic League. The home of the Greenville Drive was also named as the 11th best stadium experience in Minor League Baseball out of 160 stadiums. Continue reading

School Choice – Change in Assignment Choice Lottery Window Announced

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A Change in Assignment Choice Lottery Window will be available from Monday, December 8 through Friday, December 19, 2014 where parents can submit a choice form for up to three schools at their number one choice school. Continue reading

Get Help to Stop Smoking

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Now that your special tree has been selected, it needs to be cared for in a manner similar to a fresh bouquet of flowers. Continue reading

Give Wisely When Giving to Charity

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We should be proud that so many people in our state give so much of their time and money to help others. South Carolinians contribute billions of dollars to charity each year, and volunteer countless hours in their communities. Continue reading

The 5 “Qs” of Public Service Loan Forgiveness

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Everyone wants their student loans forgiven. The perception is that very few qualify for any forgiveness programs. Continue reading

Bass Pro Shops to Open New Mega Outdoor Store in Upstate

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Bass Pro Shops, an outdoor retailer specializing in hunting, fishing, camping and other related outdoor gear, is proud to announce plans for a new store in Spartanburg County, S.C. Continue reading

Bus Location Service Launched

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Greenlink has launched a new automated bus locator service that allows passengers to track the real-time whereabouts of the system’s 14 fixed route buses either online or via a downloadable app called ‘Route Shout’. Continue reading

F3 Engineering to Establish North American Headquarters in Upstate

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A provider of technology, products and services in military and commercial mission-critical applications will locate its North American headquarters and manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County. Continue reading

Christmas at Biltmore

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Known as one of the Southeast’s most beloved and storied holiday vacation destinations, Christmas at Biltmore daytime tours begin on Nov. 7, 2014, and will run through Jan. 11, 2015. Continue reading

Why Do Leaves Change Color?

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While you were playing in the hot sun during summer the trees on the streets, in the parks, and in the forests were working hard to keep you cool. Continue reading

Greer Christmas Parade to Benefit Greer Relief

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Mark your calendar for the 2014 Greer Christmas Parade, Sunday December 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM; parade line up starts at 1:30 pm. Continue reading

“Downton Abbey” Costumes on View at Biltmore through May 2015

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Biltmore’s exhibition “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” will continue to be on display through May 25, 2015. 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

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