2014 Moonshiners Reunion & Mtn. Music Festival

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Dedicated to keeping the moonshining spirit alive, the Moonshiner’s Reunion and Mountain Music Festival is one of the Appalachian region’s most authentic annual folk music celebrations. Continue reading

Researchers get $5.25M to Advance Nuclear Technologies in S. Carolina

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A team of environmental scientists and engineers from Clemson University, the University of South Carolina and South Carolina State University was awarded the three-year, $5.25 million grant. Continue reading

The Origins of Halloween

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Each year on October 31st, as the ghosts and goblins of Halloween parade the streets and doorsteps of our neighborhoods, we re-enact remnants of ancient folk customs that pay homage to departed ancestors as well as to the souls of our loved ones … Continue reading

3rd Annual Chili Cookoff and Festival on November 8th

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The 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off and Festival will host chili, music, contests, games, children’s activities, shopping and many fun things to keep you entertained! Continue reading

AFL Presents $22,000 in Community Outreach Grants to Local Nonprofit Organizations

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AFL, a leading global fiber optics manufacturer and service provider, presented $22,000 in community outreach grants to four nonprofit organizations in the upstate. Continue reading

Why Do Leaves Change Color?

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While you were playing in the hot sun during summer the trees on the streets, in the parks, and in the forests were working hard to keep you cool. Continue reading

Furman to Host Gubernatorial Debate on October 21st

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Furman University will host a South Carolina gubernatorial debate on campus Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. Continue reading

Harlem Globetrotters Coming to Greenville

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The Harlem Globetrotters will play at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on March 27, 2015. Tickets go on sale on October 6th. Continue reading

Can You Eat Your Jack-o-lantern Pumpkin?

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It’s fall and thoughts turn to pumpkin pie and to Halloween jack-o-lanterns. But, can you use a pumpkin for BOTH a jack-o-lantern AND for eating? Continue reading

Field Trips to the Park!

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Have you taken a field trip to a national park? Many students will participate in the National Park Foundation’s Ticket to Ride program this year. Continue reading

Riley Institute Joins $3 Million Education Initiative

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The Riley Institute at Furman University is a major partner in a new community initiative that will work to keep middle school students engaged in school and on track to graduate from high school and college. Continue reading

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips

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Some of the tips below are free and can be used on a daily basis to increase your savings; others are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to ensure maximum savings through the winter. Continue reading

Fluor Field to Appear in Great Parks Calendar

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Drive fans, thanks to your votes on Baseball America’s Facebook page last week, Fluor Field will be featured in Baseball America’s 2015 Great Parks Calendar! Continue reading

Individual Artist Fellowship Applications Due November 1st

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South Carolina artists working in visual arts, craft, music composition and music performance may apply for a 2015-2016 Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the South Carolina Arts Commission. Continue reading

Energy Efficiency Tips for Renters and Homeowners

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Renting housing from a landlord or even owning a home can be an expensive ordeal. And without taking energy efficiency precautions, your utility bills can make paying rent or a mortgage even worse. Continue reading

3rd Annual Star Wars Reads Day Hosted by Fiction Addiction

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Can’t get enough Star Wars? Come celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, October 11th, from 12-2pm. Continue reading

Transportation Projects Funding Referendum Ordinance

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On June 3, 2014, Greenville County Council passed the Transportation Projects Funding Referendum Ordinance which will appear on the November 4, 2014, ballot. Continue reading

Beekeeping Tips for Beginners

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Two bee colonies are the ideal number for a beginning apiarist. Expand in a couple of years after your experience and confidence grow. Continue reading

Sound Quality Music Series & More

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The Furman University Music Department has announced its Sound Quality Series of concerts for the 2014-2015 season. Continue reading

Fall for Greenville Seeks Volunteers

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Fall for Greenville presented by Pepsi and OneMain Financial is currently seeking volunteers for its upcoming festival weekend scheduled for October 10-12 in downtown Greenville. Continue reading

Greenville Little Theatre Presents Legally Blonde: The Musical

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Greenville Little Theatre presents an Upstate premiere of the Broadway hit, Legally Blonde: The Musical! Performances continue through October 4th. Continue reading

Greer Christmas Parade to Benefit Greer Relief

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Mark your calendar for the 2014 Greer Christmas Parade, Sunday December 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM; parade line up starts at 1:30 pm. Continue reading

ACI Plastics Expanding Manufacturing Operations into Oconee County

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Thermoplastics processor and recycler ACI Plastics, Inc. is expanding its manufacturing operations into Oconee County. The company’s $4.1 million investment is expected to create 25 new jobs. Continue reading

Late-season Migratory Bird Regulations Set

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The S.C. Natural Resources Board recently approved the 2014-2015 late migratory bird seasons and regulations from a framework set by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Continue reading

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Recognizing a Thriving Community

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Running from September 15 to October 15 each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month serves to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Continue reading

Greenville County Schools Earns Highest Credit Ratings for SC Districts

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Greenville County Schools has maintained the highest credit ratings for South Carolina school districts based on statements recently released by Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s rating agencies. Continue reading

“Downton Abbey” Costumes on View at Biltmore through May 2015

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Biltmore’s exhibition “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” will continue to be on display through May 25, 2015. Continue reading

Fall for Greenville Funds Local Projects Through Grant Program

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Fall for Greenville board members presented $35,000 to four local nonprofit organizations. With the success of the 2013 festival, local organizations had the opportunity to apply for festival funds to help support special community projects. Continue reading

Summer Driving Tips for Safe Travel During The Holiday and Summer Months

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Memorial Day weekend typically marks the start of the summer vacation season. And, as warmer weather approaches, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to take the proper precautions before and while driving on the roadway. Continue reading

19th Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament

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Meals on Wheels of Greenville invites you to tee up on the beautiful Cliffs Valley golf course on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. 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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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 … Continue reading

Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch

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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

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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

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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

Regional and National Blood Supply Low, Donations Urgently Needed

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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

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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

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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