Last Weekend to See Greenville Little Theatre’s Don’t Dress for Dinner


Some of the best comic actors in the Upstate will have you in stitches in this farce fresh off a Broadway revival. Bernard plans a weekend with his mistress at a French farmhouse. Continue reading

Moogfest 2014 is April 23 – 27


Moogfest is a five day festival located in Asheville, NC dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music. Continue reading

Easter Bunny Trail Hop 5K on April 19


The Easter Bunny Trail Hop 5K offers trail runners a unique twist on the traditional trail run experience. Continue reading

DHEC Seeks Public’s Help Tracking West Nile Virus


The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is seeking the public’s help in collecting dead birds to test for this season’s arrival of West Nile virus. Continue reading

Spirit of Boston Run to be Held on April 21st


The Greenville Drive, emediagroup, Caine Halter YMCA and Setup Events have combined forces to coordinate the Spirit of Boston Run, a timed 5K, on Monday, April 21st. The 5K will begin at 5:30 PM, and the run leads into the Drive’s game against … Continue reading

DNR Seeks Angler Support for Cobia Research


The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is seeking help from anglers targeting cobia to collect DNA samples of fish caught in 2014 for ongoing research projects. Continue reading

Grilling Safety Tips


The Greenville Fire Departments remind residents that grilling is prohibited on decks of multi-family dwellings not protected by a sprinkler system. All citizens should review safe grilling practices. Continue reading

Weekly Biltmore Bloom Report


During Biltmore Blooms, the gardens and grounds are awash in bright spring colors. Don’t miss out on any of the beauty. Continue reading

City Asks for Public Input as Police Chief Search Begins

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The City of Greenville needs your help to find the best, most qualified person to be our next Police Chief. Public input is essential to the success of the search process. Continue reading

Celebrate National Park Week 2014 with Free Admission and Special Events


The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation, announced that the nation’s 401 national parks will celebrate National Park Week April 19-27 with a free admission weekend and special events nationwide. Continue reading

DNR Offers Guidelines for Dealing with Bears


Biologists with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources are reporting increased bear activity throughout the state, and they urge people to use common sense when encountering these fascinating animals. Continue reading

Greenville Humane Society Yappy Hour


After a successful first event, the second of eight 2014 Greenville Humane Society Yappy Hours will be held Thursday, April 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Continue reading

Moogfest 2014 Daily Lineup Announced


Moogfest, the five-day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art, science and music, which Mashable calls “No Ordinary Festival”, is happening the 23rd to the 27th of April. Continue reading

2014 BMW Charity Pro-Am Announces Celebrity Participants


Twenty-five celebrities will be in Greenville the week of May 12 for the 2014 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, including 10 first-time participants. Continue reading

Earth Day Run on April 26th


Spring is right around the corner. It’s time to shed the jacket and gloves and bring out the singlet and sunscreen. Continue reading

Blue Ridge High Men’s Choir Takes First Place


The Blue Ridge High School Honors Concert Choir and The Honors Men’s Choir traveled to Columbia, SC to compete in the 2014 AAA South Carolina Choral State Festival. Continue reading

Drive Drop Series Finale to Intimidators


Long ball was the name of the game in Kannapolis on Sunday. The Greenville Drive (2-2) and Kannapolis Intimidators (2-2) combined for 25 hits and five homers, but it was the Intimidators who came out on top by an 8-5 score thanks to … Continue reading

Upstate Gets More Global Attention as 2014 BMW Charity Pro-Am Gets First-Ever Primetime Golf Channel Broadcast


The Upstate of South Carolina will be showcased in primetime on the fastest growing cable television network. Officials from South Carolina Charities, Inc. revealed that for the first time in the Tour event’s history, coverage of the 2014 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX … Continue reading

Tune In to the Drive on Opening Weekend

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The Greenville Drive season begins on the road against the Kannapolis Intimidators on Thursday night at 7:05. Even though the team is on the road, you can still keep up with the Drive, as play-by-play man Ed Jenson will be on hand to … Continue reading

Precorp Inc. to Open New Facility, Expand Operations in Greenville County; $14.8 Million Investment and 29 New Jobs Expected


Precorp Inc., a provider of innovative machining solutions to the automotive and aerospace industries,  announced that it will expand operations by building a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Greer, South Carolina. Continue reading

Distracted Driving Ordinance Now In Effect


The new city ordinance prohibiting the use of handheld devices while driving will now be enforced. Continue reading

BMW Group U.S. Reports March 2014 Sales


The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported March sales of 35,762 vehicles, an increase of 7.9 percent from the 33,149 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Continue reading

Garden Chores for April


Consider aerating the lawn with a core aerator as early as possible. This will allow spring rains to soak into the ground more readily. Continue reading

Copac Expands Spartanburg County Operations; $14.8 Million Investment and 32 New Jobs Expected


Copac Global Packaging, a leading provider of packaging services to domestic and global customers, announced the completion of its expansion at its Spartanburg County facility. The $14.8 million expansion is expected to create 32 new jobs. Continue reading

Momentum: It’s Not Easy Being Green


In 2025, Greenville will be known as the “greenest” Greenville in the U.S. Continue reading

Specialty Crop Block Grant 2014


The program is committed to help strengthen the market for specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. Continue reading

Hear the “He Said, She Said” Author Road Show Featuring Wendelin Van Draanen and Mark Parsons


The “He Said, She Said” Author Road Show featuring Wendelin Van Draanen, multi-award-winning author of more than 30 books for kids and young adults, and her husband Mark Huntley Parsons, long-time nonfiction writer and the author of Road Rash, a band-on-the-road YA adventure will be in Greenville at … Continue reading

District Announces Administration, Principal Changes for 2014-15

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Greenville County Schools announces several changes in administrative leadership that will be effective for the 2014-15 school year. Continue reading

Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund donates $134,525 to DNR


During a recent S.C. Natural Resources Board meeting, the board formally accepted a monetary donation from the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, Inc. This year’s donation was $134,525 and the total donated to DNR by the Hampton Fund over the years now stands at … Continue reading

BMW Group Expands U.S. Plant in Spartanburg


The BMW Group is expanding capacity at its U.S. plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Its Spartanburg workforce will increase to 8,800 and a total of one billion dollars will be invested into the plant by 2016. Continue reading

CRR Carbon Resources Recovery SC Opens a New Facility in Anderson; $20 Million Investment and 30 News Jobs Expected


CRR Carbon Resources Recovery SC LLC, a manufacturer of recycled tire materials, is planning to locate its first North American facility in Anderson County. Continue reading

Centre Stage Presents The Producers


Centre Stage Theatre presents The Producers, by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, on March 27th to April 19th. What happens when a down on his luck producers and his nerdy accountant find out they owe big time taxes? Continue reading

“Just Drive” High School Baseball Invitational This Saturday


On Saturday, March 29th, six high school baseball teams from across Greenville County will take part in the 1st Annual Just Drive High School Baseball Invitational presented by Michelin, N.A., Verizon Wireless and Bradshaw Automotive. Continue reading

Warm Weather Brings out Driveway Scams


Warm weather is just around the corner, and seasonal driveway scammers are already at work. These hit-and-run crooks knock on doors, usually saying they just finished a job nearby and have leftover materials. Continue reading

Youth Commission Seeking Submissions for Lead360 Challenge

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The City of Greenville’s Youth Commission is joining forces with one of America’s largest youth-based public service challenges. Continue reading

The Handlebar Announces That Its East Stone Location Will Close

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The Handlebar will re-open September 15, 2014 at a new location. Between now and then, The Handlebar plans to pack so much talent and fun into its schedule that people will be talking about it until the unveiling of a new Handlebar. Continue reading

Hollywild Animal Park Receives Allstate Grant

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Bears met Bull at Hollywild as Inman based Allstate agent Rockie Bull, longtime supporter of Hollywild Animal Park met the Park’s triplet Syrian Brown Bear Cubs born January 11, 2014. Continue reading

Village Hospital in Greer Has a New Name


Village Hospital has a new name: Pelham Medical Center. Continue reading

Donations Needed at Greenville Downtown Airport


The park’s site work, educational amphitheater, exercise “Perimeter Taxiway” and walking “Runways” have been completed and aviation themed playground equipment has been added for children 2 – 5 years old, along with a multi-age use swing set and a bi-plane climber. Continue reading

Biltmore Blooms in the Blue Ridge Mountains


Running through May 23, 2014, Biltmore Blooms offers a variety of activities for all ages in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Flowers take center stage with lavish orchid displays and spring bulbs blooming in magnificent gardens designed at the turn of the century by … Continue reading

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (aka The Minimalists) Book Talk and Signing

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Meet Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, also known as The Minimalists. The Minimalists write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 2 million readers. Continue reading

South Carolina to Honor 2014 Folk Heritage Award Winners


The South Carolina Arts Commission and McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina announce Chris Boutwell and Anita Singleton-Prather as the 2014 Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award recipients. Continue reading

Join Us for Stories and Sweets With SC Author George Singleton


Join us for a Stories & Sweets event on Tues., May 13th, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Fiction Addiction, with Upstate SC author George Singleton, “[the] unchallenged king of the comic Southern short story.” Continue reading

12th Strawberry Festival and Country Fair on May 3rd


Join the entire region in ushering in summer with the 12th Annual Strawberry Festival and Country Fair presented by The Bank of Travelers Rest. Continue reading

BMW Charity Pro-Am Brings Back Celebrity Walk of Fame


Officials from the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation announced that after a six-year hiatus, the Celebrity Walk of Fame is returning to downtown Greenville. Continue reading

Hear the “He Said, She Said” Author Road Show Featuring Wendelin Van Draanen and Mark Parsons


The “He Said, She Said” Author Road Show featuring Wendelin Van Draanen, multi-award-winning author of more than 30 books for kids and young adults, and her husband Mark Huntley Parsons, long-time nonfiction writer and the author of Road Rash, a band-on-the-road YA adventure will be in … Continue reading

GHS launches Medical Scholars Program


Greenville Health System launched its first-ever GHS Medical Scholars Program in February. The eight-week program is designed to educate participants about the changing healthcare environment and how GHS is helping to transform health care.  Continue reading

SBA Loan Fee Reductions Help Small Business Owners Nationwide


In order for small businesses to remain viable in a recovering economy, access to capital must remain an SBA priority. Continue reading

Upcountry History Museum Presents Civil Rights Exhibit


The Upcountry History Museum-Furman University is presenting a new exhibit exploring the people, places and events that shaped Greenville during the civil rights movement  through June 15. Continue reading

Agribusiness is the Number One Industry in South Carolina

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A study, prepared by Miley, Gallo and Associates for the Palmetto Agribusiness Council, reveals that the agribusiness of agriculture and forestry in South Carolina is one of the largest economic clusters and major economic engines in the state. Continue reading

The Wonder of Learning at McAlister Square


The traveling exhibition, “The Wonder of Learning,” recounts experience from infant-toddler centers, preschools and primary schools in the city of Reggio Emilia, Italy. 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

Exploring the Legacy of Lyles Alley

The son of Spartanburg sharecroppers, J. Lyles Alley is a man whose life and legacy are intertwined with Furman athletics.  “A Coach for Life: the J. Lyles Alley Collection,” a new exhibit on display at the James B. Duke Library through June 27, … 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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 has a state map with the … Continue reading

Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch


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


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


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


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


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


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