Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent Vision Loss

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

There’s another reason to dust off those running shoes. Vigorous exercise may help prevent vision loss, according to a pair of studies from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


South&West is Open for Business

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017

The Upstate now has a beautiful, new event venue. South&West is located in downtown Easley, appropriately named as it sits at the corner of South First Street and West First Avenue.

Greenville Fire Department

Greenville City Opens New Fire Station

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) recently opened Verdae Station 1, a new fire station located at the corner of Verdae Boulevard and Old Sulphur Springs Road.

BenchMark PT

BenchMark Physical Therapy Opens in Cherrydale

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Elizabeth Orvis and her team at BenchMark Physical Therapy recently celebrated the opening of their Cherrydale location. They have a brand new space in a convenient location on North Pleasantburg Drive.

Passport to the Arts

Clemson’s ‘Passport to the Arts’ Expected to Sell Out

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Lee Gallery at the Clemson University Center for Visual Arts will host the popular and unique celebration of the arts with the signature town-gown event “Passport to the Arts” from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm on March 3rd.

Valentine's Heart

The Origins of Valentine’s Day

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The origins of Valentine’s Day are murky. We do know that the ancient Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia, a spring festival, on the 15th of February.

Grooming a Dog

Hair Comes Trouble: Why Pets Need Regular Grooming

Posted on Monday, February 13, 2017

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.

Greenville Drive

Promo Team Auditions on February 25th

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017

As the 2017 season approaches at Fluor Field, the Greenville Drive are looking for outgoing, energetic individuals to join the Promo Team!

Television Remote Controls

What Vizio Was Doing Behind the TV Screen

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Consumers have bought more than 11 million internet-connected Vizio televisions since 2010. But according to a complaint filed by the FTC, consumers didn’t know that while they were watching their TVs, Vizio was tracking their activity.

Brown v Board of Education

The Birth of the Civil Rights Movement

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017

World War II accelerated social change. Work in wartime industry and service in the armed forces, combined with the ideals of democracy, spawned a new civil rights agenda at home that forever transformed American life.

School Bus

February is “Love the Bus” Month

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Greenville County Schools (GCS) is proud to be participating in the American School Bus Council’s “Love the Bus” campaign during the month of February.

Mount Mitchell

Mount Mitchell Promises Cold Weather and Great Views

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mount Mitchell, part of North Carolina’s Black Mountain Range and the highest peak in the US east of the Rockies, is one of the more popular stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Home Insulation

Home Insulation: It’s All About the R-Value

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Whether you live in Bangor, Maine, or Bakersfield, California, your home will be more comfortable and energy efficient with the right insulation. Insulation helps lower the cost of heating and cooling your home.

Dr. Seuss

Upcountry History Museum Features The Art of Dr. Seuss

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

The Upcountry History Museum’s newest exhibit celebrates the work and life of Theodor Seuss Geisel and chronicles the common artistic links found throughout his nearly seventy years of creativity.

Pickens County Museum

New Art Shows at Pickens County Museum

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is pleased to announce its new exhibits for 2017: the artwork of the Full Moon Artists Group and the Comic Artists Of The Upstate.

Gym Equipment

Tips for Joining a Gym

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

If you’re looking to get in shape, a membership at a gym, fitness center, health spa, or sports club could be a good option.

Greenville Drive Flour Field

Fluor Field Updates to Be Unveiled on March 4th

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2017

With the calendar now turned to 2017, baseball season is closer than ever, and buzz is building at Fluor Field as the Greenville Drive get set to officially unveil a variety of significant ballpark enhancements at this year’s Reedy River Rivalry.


BMW Manufacturing Achieves Record Production Year

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

For the third consecutive year, BMW Manufacturing recorded its largest annual production, producing 411,171 units during 2016. This production record confirms the South Carolina plant will remain the largest plant by volume in the BMW Group global production network.

Winter Weather

Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017

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 the older adults.


Five New Things Happening With Biofuels

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Their work has achieved some significant milestones.

Snowy Road

Getting Traction: Tips for Traveling in Winter Weather

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016

The weather has a habit of changing pretty quickly, especially during the winter season. Powerful winter storms driven by jet streams can bring copious amounts of snow and ice, along with blowing snow and whiteout conditions.

Paris Mountain State Park

The History of Greenville, South Carolina

Posted on Monday, December 5, 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.

Black Bear

Staying Safe Around Bears

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016

While seeing a bear is an exciting moment, it is important to remember that bears are wild and can be dangerous. Their behavior is sometimes unpredictable.

Cycle On Swamp Rabbit Trail

River Street Underpass Open

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016

Cyclists and pedestrians now can enjoy a new addition to the Swamp Rabbit Trail, allowing easy access to Riverplace, Falls Park on the Reedy and downtown Greenville.

Falls Park at Greenville SC

Free Activities in Greenville, SC

Posted on Monday, October 31, 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.

Greenville SC Police

Community Police Mediation Program

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016

The Greenville Police Department and the Upstate Mediation Center are launching a new Community Police Mediation Program that is designed to provide an alternative forum for resolving certain types of citizen complaints.

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.

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?

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 …