Main Street Fridays

Greenville Heritage FCU Main Street Fridays

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment every Friday through September 29, 2017. This week features Jukebox 45 on June 30th.

Terrace Restaurant

In Business: Terrace

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017

Join us in welcoming one of downtown Greenville’s newest restaurants, Terrace! Terrace specializes in “Southern cuisine with a twist.”

College Fair

SC Works Regional Job Fair on June 29th

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017

SC Works Upstate is hosting a Regional Job Fair on Thursday, June 29th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Greer High School, 3000 E. Gap Creek Drive, Greer.

Downtown Alive

Gimme the Gig at PNG Downtown Alive

Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017

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 Downtown Alive weekly series.

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive

2017 Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive kicks off the weekend every Thursday night with music at NOMA Square on Main Street. Join us every week through August 31st as downtown comes alive!

Music by the Lake

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the sounds of summer on Thursday evenings at Furman University’s Lakeside Amphitheater. The June 29th concert features Let Freedom Ring: A Patriotic Celebration.

Charles Davis, first gentleman at Furman and a member of the United Way Board

Furman, Community Partners Unveil imap for Greenville County

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Officials with Greenville County, Greenville Health System (GHS), Furman University, United Way of Greenville County and 2-1-1 recently unveiled a community information map called imap that provides users an interactive look at essential services available throughout the area.

Tower International Ribbon Cutting

In Business: Tower International

Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tower International recently celebrated the opening of their brand new $75 million facility in Fountain Inn.

Envirothon

Conservation at the Core: 2017 SC Envirothon

Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Staff and partners of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) recently held the 21st Annual SC Envirothon competition at the Sandhill Research and Education Center in Columbia.

The Jasper String Quartet, photo by Dario Acosta

Swannanoa Chamber Music Series Launches 48th Season

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017

Whether it’s the unmatched authors in the MFA Program for Writers residency or the world-renowned musicians of the folk and Celtic variety, summers at Warren Wilson College have put the fine arts front and center.

Solar Eclipse

Furman Has Big Plans for Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21st

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017

Because it’s been 99 years since the last one and there won’t be another one for the rest of the century, Furman University is treating the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 as the remarkable event it promises to be.

Morley Greenville Facility

Morley Expands Upstate Operations

Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Morley is growing its operations in Greenville; they are now hiring 125 associates at their location on Brookfield Parkway.

Earth Design, Inc.

In Business: Earth Design, Inc.

Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Earth Design, Inc. is a landscape architecture and environmental design firm that has been around since 1996. Rick Huffman started it on the principle of environmental stewardship through ecological design and education.

June Garden Chores

Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Maintain the mowing height for fescue lawns at three inches. Try to mow frequently enough to remove no more than 1/3 of the blade at a time.

SC Manatee

Here’s How You Can Help the Manatees Returning to SC Waters

Posted on Monday, June 5, 2017

As manatees return to their summer haunts along the coast, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists are reminding residents and visitors to be particularly alert while boating and to report sightings of these gentle giants online.

BMW X1

BMW Group U.S. Reports May 2017 Sales

Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017

Notable vehicle sales in May include the BMW 5 Series which increased 12.7 percent to 3,677 cars, the BMW X1 which increased 12.6 percent to 2,489 vehicles, and the BMW X3 which increased 21.7 percent to 4,011 vehicles.

Stargazing

Stargazing Tips for Summer Skywatching

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summertime is the best time of the year for many stargazers. Traditionally, it is a time when folks have extended summer vacations.

SC White Shrimp

Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

America’s favorite seafood is back in season at South Carolina docks and markets, and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists are optimistic about the coming season.

Five Tips for Healthy Summer Eating

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

You know the healthy eating basics, but you also know it’s not always easy to apply them to daily life. That’s okay! Focus on making small changes.

Summer Food Service Program

Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017

Greenville County Schools, Food and Nutrition Services will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program during the months June, July and August.

Golf Course

Fluor’s Golf for Greenville Raises $601,000 for Charity in 2017

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fluor Corporation, one of the Greenville Drive’s original and most committed community partners, recently hosted its 28th annual Golf for Greenville charity golf tournament at the spectacular Cliffs golf communities located around the Upstate.

Student Chefs

Student Chefs Win Artisphere’s Best in Show

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017

Budding chefs in the culinary programs from Donaldson Career Center and Golden Strip Career Center teamed up to have a food booth at this year’s three-day Artisphere Festival in downtown Greenville.

Princeton High School Choir

Blue Ridge High Choirs to Perform in NYC

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Blue Ridge High School Concert Choir and Chamber Choir have been invited to participate in a performance of The Music of Eric Whitacre at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 16, 2018.

Oyster shell recycling drop-off

New Oyster Shell Recycling Site in Beaufort

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Recycling oyster shells just got easier for residents of Beaufort County. The new site is part of over 30 drop-off sites across the state which offer a convenient way to recycle oyster shells.

Net-Zero Home

Community Partnership Creates Net Zero Home

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017

Perched on a hilltop in the Greenline-Spartanburg neighborhood, the Net-Zero House is an example of how sustainable building practices can help reduce energy consumption and substantially lower the cost of living.

Fawn

Don’t Adopt a ‘Lost’ Fawn

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

If a deer fawn is found alone in the woods, leave it there, advises a state wildlife biologist. Its mother has not abandoned it; she is probably nearby.

Black Bear

Staying Safe Around Bears

Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017

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.

Falls Park at Greenville SC

Free Activities in Greenville, SC

Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017

Greenville 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.

Solar Panels

The Next Generation of Solar Panels

Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Scientists just got one step closer to the next generation of solar panels. Today’s solar panels convert sunlight to electricity using silicon crystal chemistry.

Paris Mountain State Park

The History of Greenville, South Carolina

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017

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.

Power Line

What Is the Power Grid?

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Turning on a small reading lamp by your bed is as easy as flipping a switch. But, the electricity that powers your tiny light starts miles and miles away.

Garden Beds

Grow a Garden With Your Kids

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Starting a garden is a fun way to teach your kids about healthy fruits and vegetables and get some exercise as you work on a project together.

Computer Security

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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.

Furman Entrance at Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Furman Entrance Opens at Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017

Furman University recently announced that it has entered a multi-year agreement with Bon Secours Wellness Arena to sponsor one of the main entrances to the 15,000-seat facility located downtown.

Runner

Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent Vision Loss

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

There’s another reason to dust off those running shoes. Vigorous exercise may help prevent vision loss, according to a pair of studies from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Greenville Fire Department

Greenville City Opens New Fire Station

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) recently opened Verdae Station 1, a new fire station located at the corner of Verdae Boulevard and Old Sulphur Springs Road.

Home Insulation

Home Insulation: It’s All About the R-Value

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Whether you live in Bangor, Maine, or Bakersfield, California, your home will be more comfortable and energy efficient with the right insulation. Insulation helps lower the cost of heating and cooling your home.

Gym Equipment

Tips for Joining a Gym

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

If you’re looking to get in shape, a membership at a gym, fitness center, health spa, or sports club could be a good option.

Biofuel

Five New Things Happening With Biofuels

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Their work has achieved some significant milestones.

Greenville SC Police

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.

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?

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 …