Greenville Author Lockhart Moon Book Signing at Fiction Addiction

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Greenville author Lockhart Moon will be signing copies of his new novel, Tutem’s Pool, at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, November 8th, from 4 – 6 pm. Continue reading

Local Students Raise Awareness of Radon Risks

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To raise awareness of the health risks of radon and to encourage the public to test their homes, Greenville Technical College’s PTK students teamed up with the DHEC in downtown Greenville. Continue reading

Finding Fall (In Unexpected Places)

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Now’s the time to plan for fall foliage-viewing forays, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a trip to the mountains. Roadsides, creek banks and even your own backyard can provide unexpected bursts of fall color. Continue reading

TD Saturday Market Full of Autumn Delights

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The TD Saturday Market gets a makeover October 25, offering seasonal produce and children’s activities, including Halloween trick-or-treating and a costume contest. Continue reading

3rd Annual Chili Cookoff and Festival on November 8th

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The 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off and Festival will host chili, music, contests, games, children’s activities, shopping and many fun things to keep you entertained! Continue reading

Furman Chorale and Singers to Perform October 28th

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The Furman University Chorale and Furman Singers will present their fall concert Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on the Furman University campus. Continue reading

Early Detection Saves Lives

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The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. We want people to know that a yearly checkup can save your life! Continue reading

Make Faster Work of Leaf Removal

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Raking leaves can be fun . . . for about 10 minutes, perhaps a bit longer for kids whose sole job is to jump into the piles their parents are making. Continue reading

Clemson to Play Orange and Purple Game at Fluor Field

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For the second consecutive season, the Clemson University baseball team will play the final game of their 2014 Orange and Purple series at Fluor Field, home of the Greenville Drive. Continue reading

Halloween Safety Tips

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Healthy and Halloween are two words that do not usually go together. Halloween eating is usually about sugar-filled candy and how many sweets can fit into a pumpkin-shaped bucket. Continue reading

Greenville Zoo Celebrates Halloween with Boo in the Zoo

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Boo in the Zoo, the Greenville Zoo’s annual family-friendly Halloween event for children ages 12 and under, will be open to zoo members and the general public on October 17 and October 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and October 18 – … Continue reading

Fire Department Teams Up with Teddy Bear Hugs on Comfort Bears Project

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The Greenville City Fire Department has teamed up with Teddy Bear Hugs, a local volunteer organization, to host a family-friendly community event at the North Main Fire Station, located at 801 Rutherford Road, on Saturday, November 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Continue reading

Palmetto Teachers of Excellence Award for Social Studies

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Loyd Henderson (Travelers Rest High), Kathy Hopkins (Berea Middle), and Lauren Heppeard (Brushy Creek Elementary) have been named 2014 recipients of the Palmetto Teachers of Excellence Award for Social Studies. Continue reading

Be Prepared for Chiiiiiilly Weather

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Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous, but if you plan ahead, you can stay safe and healthy. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults. Continue reading

2014 Fall Classic Golf Tournament Provides More than 22,000 Meals

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Nearly 150 golfers teed off at the Fall Classic Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Meals on Wheels of Greenville. Continue reading

Greenville Author Jessica Leake to Celebrate Launch of Debut Novel

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Greenville author Jessica Leake will celebrate the launch of her debut novel, Arcana, at Huguenot Mill at The Peace Center on Saturday, November 1st, from 5-7pm. Continue reading

How to Use Fruits and Vegetables to Help Manage Your Weight

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Fruits and vegetables are part of a well-balanced and healthy eating plan. There are many different ways to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Continue reading

Autumn Tips to Help Keep Your Kids Safe and Healthy

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Autumn often requires us to make changes in our lifestyle or routine due to weather, school activities, and upcoming holidays. Create habits to help you and your children stay healthy and safe throughout your lives. Continue reading

Fall Foliage in Western North Carolina

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Fall is a great time to visit the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests in western North Carolina to view leaves adorned in brilliant reds, oranges and yellows. Continue reading

Tips for Eating Right

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Small steps can help your family get on the road to maintaining a healthy weight. Choose a different tip each week for you and your family to try. 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

Schools Participate in International Walk to School Day

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Students, parents, staff, and community leaders across Greenville County put on their walking shoes to participate in International Walk to School Day. Continue reading

The Importance of Streams

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Streams, headwaters and streams that flow only part of the year provide many upstream and downstream benefits. They protect against floods, filter pollutants, recycle potentially-harmful nutrients, and provide food and habitat for many types of fish. Continue reading

Garden Chores for October

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This is a good time to core aerate compacted soils. If you have reseeded the lawn, it will be important to keep the tree leaves from accumulating. Continue reading

Art by Rebecca Gieseking on Display

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Works by Furman alumna Rebecca Gieseking will be on display through October 25th in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus. Continue reading

The Origins of Halloween

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Each year on October 31st, as the ghosts and goblins of Halloween parade the streets and doorsteps of our neighborhoods, we re-enact remnants of ancient folk customs that pay homage to departed ancestors as well as to the souls of our loved ones … Continue reading

AFL Presents $22,000 in Community Outreach Grants to Local Nonprofit Organizations

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AFL, a leading global fiber optics manufacturer and service provider, presented $22,000 in community outreach grants to four nonprofit organizations in the upstate. 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

Can You Eat Your Jack-o-lantern Pumpkin?

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It’s fall and thoughts turn to pumpkin pie and to Halloween jack-o-lanterns. But, can you use a pumpkin for BOTH a jack-o-lantern AND for eating? Continue reading

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips

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Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the winter. Continue reading

Individual Artist Fellowship Applications Due November 1st

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South Carolina artists working in visual arts, craft, music composition and music performance may apply for a 2015-2016 Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the South Carolina Arts Commission. Continue reading

Energy Efficiency Tips for Renters and Homeowners

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Renting housing from a landlord or even owning a home can be an expensive ordeal. And without taking energy efficiency precautions, your utility bills can make paying rent or a mortgage even worse. Continue reading

Beekeeping Tips for Beginners

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Two bee colonies are the ideal number for a beginning apiarist. Expand in a couple of years after your experience and confidence grow. Continue reading

Sound Quality Music Series & More

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The Furman University Music Department has announced its Sound Quality Series of concerts for the 2014-2015 season. 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

Late-season Migratory Bird Regulations Set

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The S.C. Natural Resources Board recently approved the 2014-2015 late migratory bird seasons and regulations from a framework set by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Continue reading

Greenville County Schools Earns Highest Credit Ratings for SC Districts

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Greenville County Schools has maintained the highest credit ratings for South Carolina school districts based on statements recently released by Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s rating agencies. 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