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.
The South Carolina Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale will be 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Friday, Oct. 7th, and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, Oct. 8.
Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one.
Ultrafab, Inc., an original equipment manufacturer of weather seals, is expanding its existing operations in Greenville County. The expansion project is expected to bring more than $2 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of 34 new jobs.
Greenville County Schools is the recipient of about 1,500 books as part of Read Greenville’s efforts to get thousands of books in the hands of underserved families.
The Upstate Book Project 2.0 is now accepting applications from local visual artists who want to contribute both 2-D art and storyline text to a collaborative book that will publish in the spring of 2017.
When Frederick Law Olmsted designed Biltmore’s gardens, he planned their beauty to last through all four seasons. It’s little wonder the blooms of the estate’s gardens continue well into fall.
Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves. Performances of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder are at The Peace Center through October 2nd.
Dr. Jennifer Hochschild, Chair of the Harvard University Department of Government, will speak on the campus of Furman University on Oct. 6th at 5:00 pm in Burgiss Theater in the Trone Student Center.
Dogged by pests, pathogens, poor nutrition, and other problems, the European honey bee is having a rough time these days.
Michelin North America, Inc. is advancing its plans to establish a distribution center in Spartanburg County. The new development is projected to bring more than $270 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of 350 new jobs.
UST Logistical Systems (UST), a national third-party logistics company, is launching its first operations in Greenville County. The new development is projected to generate $1.6 million in new capital investment and bring 50 jobs to the Upstate.
Taste tickets for Fall for Greenville, one of the largest street food festivals in the Southeast, are now on sale. The 35th annual festival is set for October 14 through October 16 in downtown Greenville.
The South Carolina Department of Education recently released public school results for the ACT and WorkKeys, assessments taken by high school students in the spring of last school year.
A long spell of dry weather during the spring and summer could provide some of the most brilliant colors seen in several years for leaf-lookers headed to the mountains of Western North Carolina this autumn.
Two little girls stared at Emily McPeters, who was barefoot, her hair tucked into a colorful scarf, a pale gray coating covering her arms to her elbows.
Meet North Carolina chef Vivian Howard at a ticketed event celebrating the release of her new cookbook, Deep Run Roots, on Tuesday, October 11th, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Fiction Addiction.
Meet various North Carolina authors as they talk about their latest books, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, on Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 pm at Fiction Addiction.
Voter registration closes thirty days prior to every election. This year’s South Carolina general election voter registration deadline is Saturday, October 8, 2016.
Greenville Federal Credit Union and Greenville Senior High Academy recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the opening of the first student-run branch called The Branch at Greenville High.
City Manager John Castile and OMB Director Kai Nelson recently presented preliminary year-end financial results showing the city is in a position of financial strength.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources biologists are looking for recreational and commercial crabbers to help them improve the design of a device that will help reduce bycatch while maintaining catch rates of large crabs.
Ford Motor Credit presented Meals on Wheels of Greenville with a check for $5,000 on Friday, September 16th. These funds will provide hot, nutritious meals and a personal visit to 1,000 homebound clients.
The N.C. Mountain State Fair recently announced the winners in both its dutch oven cook-off and sweet-potato cooking contest.
Imagine if everything on your computer was “kidnapped” — including all of your precious family photos and important personal documents.
Officials with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced that 30 Greenville County Schools’ seniors are among 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction will host a free children’s storytime at their shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5 every Thursday morning at 10:30 am.
The 34th annual Asheville Quilt Show takes place September 30th through October 2nd at the WNC Agricultural Center in the Davis Event Center pavilion.
The explosive and popular contemporary movie bursts onto the stage as a full-fledged musical is presented at Greenville Little Theatre!
Alfmeier Friedrichs & Rath, a manufacturer of automotive components, is expanding its Greenville County operations. The expansion is expected to bring $5.8 million of new capital investment and create approximately 50 new jobs.
Stumped by what to pack in your child’s lunchbox? Stop worrying and learn to love planning.
The buildings of today account for 40% of energy consumption and 38% of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States.
Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently presented a check to Meals on Wheels of Greenville to provide more than 1,770 frozen evening and weekend meals to qualifying Meals on Wheels clients.
Fourth-year teacher Travis Farnham hasn’t let lack of funding get in the way of plans he has for his broadcast journalism students.
When a hurricane is headed your way, you can decide your best course of action. Your animals can’t. They depend on you to make the decisions for them.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently unveiled a waste and materials tracking feature in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which is a free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial building owners and managers.
The South Atlantic League, led by president Eric Krupa, announced its annual league award winners for the 2016 season, and the Greenville Drive have been selected as the recipient of three awards.
This September the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks will mobilize across all fifty states in an effort to bring an end to hunger.
The fall weather can be very inviting after a long, hot summer. Enjoy the season outside by tending to lawns and gardens, and preparing plants for the winter.
Line dance with Greenville every Tuesday from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm at Sears Recreation Center in McPherson Park (corner of N Main & E Park).
Yvonne Vinson at Our Upstate SC recently profiled a new program in Greer which helps residents find locally made products of all sorts.
The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to consider a mid-year tax withholding checkup following several new factors that could affect their refunds in 2017.
Real-time weather data and images from the top of Clemson University’s Memorial Stadium now are available online from a new weather station.
Thousands of young people are targets of bullying and cyberbullying every day, putting many at risk for outcomes such as depression or school absenteeism.
Anyone Home, Inc. Launching New Upstate Customer Contact Center; $1.1 Million Investment and 570 New Jobs ExpectedPosted on Thursday, August 25, 2016
Anyone Home, Inc., a premiere contact center and management tool for the single-family rental housing market, is launching new operations in Greenville County.
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.
Your favorite store is having a sale. You’ve bought all your items on your shopping list, but you’re tempted to peek in the store to look for a few last minute gifts.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced the national launch of myRA, a simple, safe and affordable new savings option for those who don’t have access to a retirement savings plan at work.
Facing the task of building a social media following for your small business can feel like an uphill battle. What’s the use of wracking your brain to create engaging content when you have just a few dozen followers?
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.
The Greenville City Fire Department is now accepting applications for its annual Citizens Fire Academy. This will be the fourth year of GCFD’s free seven-week program, which is open to anyone age 18 and older.
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.
Notice how large some portions are these days? Here’s a tip. Eat half now and box half to go.
Thousands of gaming enthusiasts armed with smartphones and tablets have been seen in local parks recently, enjoying the challenge of finding and catching Pokemon – all while rediscovering their local parks.
Tower International Establishing First S.C. Facility in Upstate; $75 Million Investment and 140 New JobsPosted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Tower International, a leading integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies, is establishing its first South Carolina operations in Greenville County.
If you think rosé wines are just a little too pink to be truly great wines, think again—rosé wines are one of the hottest trends among wine aficionados at the moment.
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.
Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?
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.
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 …
Most visitors to the mountains probably recognize Grandfather Mountain’s famous swinging bridge, and more than likely enjoy visiting its restaurant and souvenir shop.