Halloween Decorations

The 2016 Guide to Halloween in Greenville

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween is almost here, but you don’t have to wait until October 31st to find your thrill. Greenville has no shortage of terror trails, festive street fairs and haunted houses to explore.

Halloween Safety for Your Pets

Halloween Safety for Your Pets

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Halloween is full of fun things for you and your family to enjoy, but it’s one of those holidays that is enjoyed more by people than by pets.

Furman University Solar Farm

Another Look at Furman University’s Solar Farm

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Furman’s new $1.7 million solar farm is expected to reduce the university’s electricity costs by up to 5 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 3 percent.

Greenville Boo in the Zoo

Boo in the Zoo Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Greenville Zoo’s signature Halloween event for children ages 12 and under. Boo in the Zoo presented by Banfield Pet Hospital takes place October 21-23 & 28-30.

SAT Test

2nd Grade CogAT and Iowa Testing Dates

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2016

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to students in grade 2 on October 24-26.  The CogAT is a nationally standardized aptitude test which provides an estimate of the likelihood of a student’s success in certain academic areas.

Fall Leaf Colors

Leaf Colors Are Beginning to Change for Higher Elevations

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2016

The Department of Biology at Appalachian State University has recently updated their fall color report for North Carolina. The department reports that it’s a great time to view fall leaf colors for elevations above 3,000 feet.

Biltmore at Christmas

Christmas at Biltmore Begins November 4th

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2016

When George Vanderbilt opened his home to family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895, so began a tradition at Biltmore that is carried on to this day.

Halloween Pup

‘Lucky Thirteen’ Tips for a Safe Halloween

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2016

Whether you’re goblin or ghoul, vampire or witch, poor costume choices and face paint allergies can haunt you long after Halloween if they cause injury.

A Flooded Farm

Online Damage Assessment Form Speeds Farm Aid Requests

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

To streamline the process for South Carolina farmers, a single damage assessment form has been posted to allow state and federal agencies fast access to on-site data that can be used in disaster aid and other important services.

Greenville Drive

Fluor Field Construction Updates

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Greenville Drive are currently in the baseball offseason, but this is no ordinary offseason in downtown Greenville.

Art Crossing at Greenville

Design Guidelines Update

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016

The City has hired Design Workshop, a national architecture, planning and urban design firm, to consolidate and update the West End Historic District Guidelines and the Downtown Design Guidelines into one user-friendly resource.

Computer Security

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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.


Hurricane Preparedness 2016

Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena.


October Gardening Tips

Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

October is a great time for planting pansies and purchasing spring bulbs. These gardening tips from will help you get your garden ready for the cooler temperatures.


Greenville Zoo Welcomes Miles the Giraffe

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016

The Greenville Zoo recently welcomed a new resident to the zoo family. His name is Miles and he is a seven-year-old male Masai giraffe.


Greenville County Museum of Art Presents Grainger McKoy

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016

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 Upstate Book Project 2.0 Seeks Artists

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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.

Fall at Biltmore

Fall Arrives in Biltmore’s Gardens

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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.


Crabbers Wanted: Help DNR Reduce Crab Trap Bycatch

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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.


When Your Computer Life is Held for Ransom

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Imagine if everything on your computer was “kidnapped” — including all of your precious family photos and important personal documents.

Eco-friendly Houses

Buildings of the Future

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The buildings of today account for 40% of energy consumption and 38% of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States.


Making Connections with Students

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fourth-year teacher Travis Farnham hasn’t let lack of funding get in the way of plans he has for his broadcast journalism students.

Three Horses

Hurricane Preparedness Includes Animals, Too

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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.


New Waste Tracking Feature Helps Building Managers Save Money

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016

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.


Local Goods Get Boost with GREERMADE

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016

Yvonne Vinson at Our Upstate SC recently profiled a new program in Greer which helps residents find locally made products of all sorts.

Tax Accounting Calculator

Now is a Good Time to Check Your Withholding

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016

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.

Falls Park at Greenville SC

Free Activities in Greenville, SC

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016

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.

Credit Cards

Six Tips for Using Your Credit Card

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016

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.


DNR to Provide Special Youth Deer Hunts in Upstate

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2016

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.


Citizens Fire Academy to Begin in October

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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.

Pokemon Go

Local Parks are Pokemon Go Hot Spots

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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.

Wine Life

Everything’s Coming Up Rosés!

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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.

Paris Mountain State Park

The History of Greenville, South Carolina

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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.


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?

Blowing Rock

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 …