March Designated Prescribed Fire Awareness Month in South Carolina

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

A coalition of state, federal and non-governmental land management organizations requested the proclamation to raise awareness of the essential role that fire plays in both the stewardship of natural resources and the protection of lives and property.


Preparation for Warmer Temperatures

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

We’ve all been begging for winter’s bite to cease, and we might have finally caught a break with spring.


Southside High Speech & Debate Team Results

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Congratulations to the Southside High Speech and Debate Team on a fantastic showing at the 2015 South Carolina National Speech and Debate Association District (National Qualifying) Tournament.


Household Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It’s a good time of the year to beat the dirt, dust and disorder that has accumulated in your house over the winter months.


Youth Fishing Rodeos and Family Fishing Clinics

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The warmer temperatures are just around the corner, so what better way to get outdoors for family fun than a state-sponsored youth fishing rodeo or a family fishing clinic?


Cool Season Grass Tips

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cool-season grasses are those grasses that grow primarily during the spring and fall of the year. These grasses become dormant during the hottest portion of the summer and during the coldest part of the winter.


Earth Day Poster Contest for the Greenville Zoo

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

The City of Greenville Department of Public Works, along with the Greenville Zoo, is sponsoring an Earth Day poster contest as part of the zoo’s Party for the Planet on April 18.


Tips for Managing Spring Allergies

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring has officially arrived, bringing with it Spring allergies that cause misery for millions of Americans. But there are ways folks can get relief, a medical expert says.


Financial Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

By law, you’re entitled to order one free credit report yearly from each of the three major credit bureaus.

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Professional Cycling Returns to Upstate

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Upstate South Carolina will once again play host to USA Cycling Professional Championship races. On April 18 and 19, 2015, the USA Cycling Professional Criterium and Team Time Trial National Championships will be held in Greenville.


Spring Break Health and Safety Tips

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Make this year’s spring break memorable by having fun and helping yourself, your friends, and others stay safe and healthy.


Engineer South Carolina’s Future

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math, along with Greenville County Schools, will host CREATEng, a one-of-a-kind engineering and design-based thinking experience, to rising eighth and ninth graders in the Upstate.


Supercomputer Speeds Up Genetics Research

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015

The next time you find yourself looking for a needle in a haystack, you might want to make friends with someone who can hook you up to a supercomputer.

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Men of the South Meet the Women of Asheville Panel on March 26

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Join Southern authors Jeffrey Stayton, Michael Buffalo Smith, and Carl T. Smith, as well as Asheville authors Jamie Mason, Megan Shephard, and Katherine Howe for a book talk, followed by a Q&A and a book signing.


Amazon Expanding Lexington County Operations

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Amazon, a global leader in e-commerce, announced plans to hire 500 additional full-time employees at the company’s Lexington County fulfillment center.


Swamp Rabbit Cyclebration

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cyclebration is an entire weekend of cycling fun for the entire family March 28-29, 2015. The events include road rides, a short track mountain bike race, and a 3-hour mountain bike race.


Air-Source Heat Pumps

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

An air-source heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling for your home.


What Is Smart911?

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency.


Furman Receives $500,000 Gift to Support Poverty Studies

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

Furman University officials announced that a Furman trustee and his wife have made a $500,000 gift that will create an endowment to support the university’s popular and innovative Poverty Studies program.


IRS Warns Tax Preparers to Watch out for New Phishing Scam

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service warns return preparers and other tax professionals to be on guard against bogus emails making the rounds seeking updated personal or professional information that in reality are phishing schemes.


Greenlink Pilot Program Offers Lunchtime Trolley Service

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Greenlink has begun lunchtime trolley service from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Fridays only, with a route that travels a continuous loop from Greenville County Square to the Hyatt Regency on North Main Street.


Public Registration Open for 40th Anniversary of The Assaults

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Is this the year you conquer Mt. Mitchell, by bike? Registration is now open to the public for one of the Southeast’s most challenging and well-known uphill rides: the 103-mile Assault on Mt. Mitchell and its sister ride, the 74-mile Assault on Marion, …

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City Continues Tree Restoration Project Downtown

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015

The City of Greenville will continue its ongoing tree restoration and replacement program along Main Street, between East Court Street and West North Street.


All About Credit Reports

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015

When you make a payment on a credit card or loan, the company that gave you the loan or credit keeps a record of how much and often you pay.


IRS 2015 Tax Season; Free File and E-File Now Open

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced a growing array of online services, including features that help taxpayers understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect them at tax time, along with the availability of the Free File program.

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 …


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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‘Tigers’ unite at Clemson to save tigers in the wild

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013

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 …


Power Down and Save! Eight Low-Cost Ways to Reduce Energy Use

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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 …


Caesars Head State Park is Close, But a World Away

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 has a state map with the …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …