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Tickets on Sale for College Baseball Series at Fluor Field

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016

With the calendar officially turned to 2016, baseball is coming back to downtown Greenville in short order, as the Greenville Drive have placed tickets on sale for the College Baseball Series at Fluor Field.

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Drive and Boston Red Sox Extend Player Development Contract

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016

The Greenville Drive and Boston Red Sox have announced the extension of their Player Development Contract for an additional four years. The extension keeps the Red Sox South Atlantic League affiliate in Greenville through the 2020 season.

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Greenville Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016

Autumn, the Greenville Zoo’s nine-year-old Masai giraffe, gave birth earlier this week. Both Autumn and the calf are doing well.

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How Clean is Your Phone?

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

There are plenty of ways to spread cold and flu viruses: door handles, not covering your mouth properly when you cough or sneeze, working with the public or groups of children, or even kissing your spouse before they show symptoms of illnesses.

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Plan Your Greenlink Bus Trip with Google Transit

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

Greenlink riders can now utilize Google Maps Transit, a popular web-based application that uses data provided by Greenlink, to plan their trips using a smartphone, tablet or desktop.

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What to Expect for Refunds in 2016

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that it issues 90 percent of refunds in less than 21 days. The best way to check the status of a refund is online through the “Where’s My Refund?” tool at IRS.gov or via IRS2Go.

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Gift Cards Galore!

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016

Gift cards are big business. In fact, by most estimates, gift card sales for 2016 will top out at around $125 billion in the US.

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Furman Theatre to Stage Simon’s “Rumors”

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Furman University Theatre will present Rumors by Neil Simon Feb. 17-20 and 25-27 at 8:00 pm, with matinee showings Feb. 21 and 28 at 3:00 pm. All performances take place in The Playhouse on campus.

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What Brings Foreign Investment to Upstate South Carolina?

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Attracted by scenic views, sense of community and a highly desirable cost of living, Upstate South Carolina has become a place where people from various backgrounds can all come together and enjoy one of the nation’s best places to call home.

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Ceres: Keeping Well-Guarded Secrets for 215 Years

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Year’s Day, 1801, the dawn of the 19th century, was a historic moment for astronomy, and for a space mission called Dawn more than 200 years later. That night, Giuseppe Piazzi pointed his telescope at the sky and observed a distant object …

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Mixed Media Art Exhibition Now on Display

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mixed media art by Mollie Oblinger, Associate Professor of Art at Ripon College (Wis.), is on display in Furman University’s Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building, through Feb. 10th.

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Hair Comes Trouble: Why Pets Need Regular Grooming

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Most people get haircuts to look better, feel better, or to simply get a fresh start in life. But for dogs and cats, proper hair hygiene is essential; failure to groom pets regularly can have serious health consequences.

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Centre Stage Presents Through the Night Through Feb. 10th

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Centre Stage’s provoking Fringe Series continues with a play about six interconnected black males, ages 10 – 60, who experience an unexpected phenomenon on the same evening that changes their lives forever.

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Wild Turkey Reproduction Remains Low

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Each year the S.C. Department of Natural Resources conducts a Summer Turkey Survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of wild turkeys in South Carolina.

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Belk Announced as Title Sponsor of Fall for Greenville

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016

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.

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D&W Fine Pack Expanding Upstate Operations

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

D&W Fine Pack is expanding its manufacturing operations in Laurens County. The company’s $20 million investment is expected to create 60 new jobs in Fountain Inn, S.C. over the next five years.

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Greenlink Expands Bike Locker Program

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016

Greenlink has expanded its bike locker program by installing two new BikeLids at County Square. This addition brings Greenlink’s inventory to ten lockers.

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Trolley Tracker App Now Available

Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2016

A collaboration between Greenlink and volunteer programming group Code for Greenville has resulted in a mobile app that allows riders to pinpoint the location of the downtown trolleys in real time.

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Sirrine Scholarship Applications Available

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Students may apply for a $2,000 Sirrine Scholarship by visiting Sirrine Scholarship Application website to submit a new or renewal application.

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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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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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 …