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Final Weekend of Performances for A Christmas Story

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014

The beloved Christmas movie comes to life as Greenville Little Theatre presents this delightful stage adaptation which features Ralphie’s quest for that Red Ryder BB gun. We “triple-dog-dare you” to join us for this Christmas classic!

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Fairway Subaru Packs 1,700 Meals to Help Feed the Homebound of Greenville

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014

Meals on Wheels of Greenville welcomed the team from Fairway Subaru as volunteers earlier in December. The group packaged 1,500 hot meals for homebound neighbors, as well as an additional 200 to be frozen and distributed before the upcoming Christmas holiday.

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Greenville Drive Presents Battle at the Star

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014

The Greenville Drive working in partnership with Upward Sports and North Greenville University, are proud to present the “Battle at the Star” at the Upward Sports Star Center on Saturday, January 3rd.

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The 78th Annual Shrine Bowl

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014

Game week for the 78th Annual Shrine Bowl concludes with the December 20th game at Gibbs Stadium.

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24th Annual Holiday Lights Safari Benefit

Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014

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).

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Breakfast with Santa

Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Come spend your morning at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate with the jolliest elf of all, Santa Claus.

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Preventing Diabetes: Questions for the Doctor

Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Diabetes is a chronic (long-term) disease. When you have diabetes, there is too much sugar (called glucose) in your blood. There is more than one type of diabetes, but type 2 diabetes is the most common.

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre presents this seasonal play about a second grader, Pepper McGee, who’s having a tough Christmas season. It’s hard to hang on to your Christmas spirit when a new baby sister takes everyone’s attention.

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Lake Hartwell Fisheries Habitat Improvement Underway

Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ first fisheries habitat improvement project on Lake Hartwell resulting from the Twelve Mile Creek PCB settlement is underway at Cherry Crossing cove adjacent to their Clemson office.

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Portucel, S.A. Establishing Operations in Greenwood County

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014

An industrial company is establishing operations in Greenwood County to convert forest matter into wood pellets. Portucel, S.A. is investing $110 million to open a manufacturing facility in Greenwood, S.C. The investment is expected to create 70 new jobs.

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Get Tested

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014

World AIDS Day was in December, and we would like to encourage everyone in to get tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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Spotlight on Deciduous Holly

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014

Deciduous hollies go largely unnoticed and under-used because most of the year they are just ordinary shrubs.

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Colleen Oakley Launch Party on January 8th

Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014

Greenville, South Carolina, native Colleen Oakley will be signing her debut novel, Before I Go, at her launch party at Fiction Addiction on Thursday, January 8th, at 6:30pm.

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Student Artwork Showcased at TD Convention Center

Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The paintings depict Greenville landmarks, and were created by art students from Greenville High Academy, Christ Church Episcopal Upper School, Legacy Charter School, Wade Hampton High School and JL Mann Academy.

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Holiday Radio Shows – It’s a Wonderful Life & A Christmas Carol

Posted on Friday, December 5, 2014

Centre Stage Theatre’s radio shows have been extremely successful with audiences of all ages. Come and be entertained while you watch the talented cast perform these live radio shows while also creating all of the sound effects as you would have heard them …

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Santa’s Elves Provide Much-Needed Gifts for Children in Need

Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hundreds of volunteers with Operation Santa SC recently teamed together to purchase clothing, socks, coats, and other necessities for 405 children attending 16 Greenville County elementary schools as part of Operation Santa SC.

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December Garden Chores

Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2014

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.

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BMW Group U.S. Reports November 2014 Sales

Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 2.3 percent in November for a total of 31,019 compared to 31,752 vehicles sold in November, 2013. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 9.7 percent on sales of 298,212 compared to 271,891 sold in the first eleven …

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DNR Partners with PalmettoPride to Combat Litter

Posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is partnering with PalmettoPride in a coordinated effort to reduce areas of excessive litter “hot spots” around the state.

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Christmas at Biltmore

Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014

Known as one of the Southeast’s most beloved and storied holiday vacation destinations, Christmas at Biltmore daytime tours are now running through Jan. 11, 2015.

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United Community Bank Ice on Main

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014

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.

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All Aboard the Polar Express!

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014

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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Caring for a Real Christmas Tree

Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014

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

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Free OB Ultrasounds Offered to the Public

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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.

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2014 National Gingerbread House Competition

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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.

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Introducing the 2014 Christmas at Biltmore Wine

Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014

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.

Giving Blood Saves Lives

Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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.

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Greenville Recognized for Prioritizing Play for Children

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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 …

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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?

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

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013

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 …

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

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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 …

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Caesars Head State Park is Close, But a World Away

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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 …

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Tips To Staying Safe And Warm During Ice Storm Recovery

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

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 …

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Servosity Expanding Operations in Greenville County; 30 New Jobs Expected

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

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 …

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Watson Engineering Inc. Expanding Operations in Anderson County

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

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 …

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Protect Your Passwords!

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

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 …

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Lollis Metals Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

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 …

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Fish Smart, Eat Smart Updated Campaign

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

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 …

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Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

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. …

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Tips For Avoiding Wildlife Conflicts In Your Backyard

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

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 …

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Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

Posted on Monday, December 3, 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 …

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Regional and National Blood Supply Low, Donations Urgently Needed

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

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 …

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Is Your Brain Hungry? Have Some Food for Thought!

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012

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 …

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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 …

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Grandfather Mountain, a Globally Recognized Nature Preserve

Posted on Sunday, May 6, 2012

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 …