Power Line

What Is the Power Grid?

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Turning on a small reading lamp by your bed is as easy as flipping a switch. But, the electricity that powers your tiny light starts miles and miles away.

Wheels for Meals Charity Ride

2017 Wheels for Meals Charity Ride

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Join us on Saturday, April 29th for the 2017 Wheels for Meals Charity Ride at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest!

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon

Clemson Legend Ben Skardon, 99, to Walk in Bataan Memorial Death March

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The start of the annual Bataan Memorial Death March is a raucous affair. The sound of cannon fire sends 7,000 hard-charging and motivated athletes surging across the starting line into the New Mexican desert under a vibrant orange and violet sunrise.

Geekerella

Calling All Geeks to Fiction Addiction on April 7th

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017

Cinderella goes to the con in Geekerella, a fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale. Meet Columbia, SC, author Ashley Poston on April 7th as she discusses her new young adult novel.

Career Technology Education

GCS Seeking Teachers for Career Technology Education

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017

Greenville County Schools is currently seeking applicants in the fields of Health Science, Mechatronics, and Material Handling to fill available positions in career centers and high schools.

NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017

Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.

Greenville Drive Flour Field

Greenville’s Got Talent Auditions on March 25th

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

Drive fans, don’t miss your chance to take part in Greenville’s Got Talent National Anthem auditions! The Greenville Drive will host the auditions on Saturday, March 25th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Fluor Field in the Champions Club.

GreenLink Bus Stop

Greenlink Seeking Public Input on Transit Service

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

The Greenville Transit Authority has hired consulting firm Connetics Transportation Group to conduct a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) study of the Greenlink transit system.

Committee

Volunteers Needed for Health Advisory Committee

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Greenville County Schools has vacancies for individuals to serve on the Comprehensive Coordinated School Health Advisory Committee (CSHAC) for a three-year term beginning in April 2017.

Free Tax Preparation in Your Community

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that they may be eligible to receive free tax help at nearly 12,000 preparation sites nationwide.

NCAA Tournament Players Win If They Focus on Process

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The big dance has begun! You can bet this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will have Cinderella stories and bracket busters. It’s not called March Madness for nothing.

Garden Beds

Grow a Garden With Your Kids

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Starting a garden is a fun way to teach your kids about healthy fruits and vegetables and get some exercise as you work on a project together.

Bus Tour

Upstate Bus Tour to Anderson County on March 28th

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Getting to Know Your Neighbors Bus Tours are a great opportunity to learn more about what makes each community across the region unique and a vital component of the region.

Computer Security

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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.

Pickens County Museum

New Art Shows at Pickens County Museum

Posted on Monday, March 13, 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.

Phone Scam

Scammers Even Impersonate Kidnappers

Posted on Monday, March 13, 2017

Imposters will pretend to be anyone to get you to send them money. Recently, reports of the virtual child kidnapping imposter scam have resurfaced.

The You I’ve Never Known

Ellen Hopkins Book Talk and Signing at USC Upstate on Mar. 22nd

Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2017

How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? A new young adult novel in both verse and prose from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins, The You I’ve Never Known aims to answer this question.

National Woman's Day

Celebrate Women’s History Month in the Upstate

Posted on Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sherry Jackson has recently published an article at Our Upstate SC discussing the history of Women’s History Month as well as how it is celebrated in the Upstate.

Dr. Seuss

Upcountry History Museum Features The Art of Dr. Seuss

Posted on Thursday, March 9, 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.

Woman Applying Eye Contacts

Healthy Contact Lens Wear

Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

You only have one pair of eyes, so take care of them! Taking proper care of your contact lenses can help you see better and keep your eyes healthy.

Tax Forms

$1 Billion in Unclaimed 2013 Tax Refunds

Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that unclaimed federal income tax refunds totaling more than $1 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2013 federal income tax return.

The Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center Opens in Greenville

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017

The Tutoring Center is the Upstate’s newest supplemental educational facility with a goal of enriching the lives of Upstate children.

Power Line

How Does the Power Grid Work?

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ever since Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla battled it out during the War of the Currents in the late 19th century, electricity has been a central part of life in America.

Furman Entrance at Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Furman Entrance Opens at Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017

Furman University recently announced that it has entered a multi-year agreement with Bon Secours Wellness Arena to sponsor one of the main entrances to the 15,000-seat facility located downtown.

Runner

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BMW X1

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.

Biofuel

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.

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.

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 …