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Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue on July 4th

Posted on Friday, July 3, 2015

Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue, presented by AT&T, is Greenville’s premier 4th of July celebration, showcasing one of the state’s largest fireworks displays.

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Celebrate the 4th of July With the Greenville Drive

Posted on Friday, July 3, 2015

Baseball and America have always gone hand-in-hand, and what better way to celebrate the 4th of July on Saturday than with a hot dog, Pepsi, Greenville Drive baseball and postgame fireworks?

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2015 Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive

Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2015

Downtown comes alive every Thursday evening with an outdoor street party featuring live musical entertainment with varied sounds including rock, blues, funk and cover bands.

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Healthy Summer Recipes for the 4th of July

Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pull out the checkered tablecloth and celebrate summer by planning the perfect picnic for your family, friends and neighbors by incorporating healthy appetizers, salads and mains.

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Citizens’ Guide to the Budget

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Due to the scope of the FY2015-16 budget and the number of high-profile projects that it includes, Greenville City has provided the Citizens’ Guide to the Budget.

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Furman University’s Comeback Kid

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Kadarron “KD” Anderson wasn’t your typical Furman football player. For one thing, he was really, really good — first-team All-America good.

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Drive and RiverDogs Split Monday’s Doubleheader

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Greenville Drive and Charleston RiverDogs closed out the latest series of the Battle of the Palmetto State presented by Spinx with a doubleheader on Monday night at Fluor Field.

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DNR Courtesy Boat Inspections for July 4th Holiday

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In an effort to keep state waterways safe during the upcoming July 4th holiday, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will again be conducting courtesy safety inspections at some public boat landings.

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Drive Aiming High in Second Half of 2015

Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015

Following a first half that saw an attempt at a Southern Division title come up just shy, the Greenville Drive are reloading as the second half begins.

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Clemson University, GHS, and VA Unite to Support Combat Veterans

Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015

Clemson University researchers are teaming with Greenville Health System, Upstate Warrior Solution, and Veterans Administration professionals to advance an innovative collaboration to bring peace and stability to the lives of combat veterans.

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City Receives $2.1 Million for Neighborhood Initiative Program

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Greenville City has received $2.1 million in Neighborhood Initiative Program funding from the SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority. The funds will be used to acquire vacant and blighted properties in the City’s Special Emphasis Neighborhoods.

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Hughes Academy Receives TECHFIT Grant for Fitness Games

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hughes Middle Academy of Science and Technology has been awarded a 2015 TECHFIT grant for professional development that will enable teachers to create technology-based fitness games for students.

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The Good, The Bad, The Reheated: Cooking and Handling Leftovers

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015

While leftovers can make quick and tasty meals, it’s important to remember to refrigerate them promptly and reheat properly.  You can help keep your family safe from food poisoning at home by following basic guidelines from the USDA.

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Sunflowers Decorate Acres of Draper WMA in York Co.

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Draper Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in York County is expecting another full bloom with acres of gorgeous sunflowers in late-June and early-July. The area is open during daylight hours year-round and admission and parking are free.

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Tips for Increasing Physical Activity

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop, or subway station.

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Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015

Now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010.

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Fuel Economy in Hot Weather

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hot weather can actually increase your fuel economy. Your engine warms up to an efficient temperature faster; summer grades of gasoline can have slightly more energy; and warm air causes less aerodynamic drag than cold air.

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Roper Mountain Announces Summer Shows

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Roper Mountain Science Center announces their 2015 Summer Adventures series through August 12th with shows for the public. Summer Adventures features nine different planetarium shows which educate and entertain guests with various astronomy and space topics.

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Beekeeping Tips for Beginners

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015

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

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“Dins Day” Tops $1 Million in Gifts and Pledges

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Furman University officials had high hopes for its first “Dins Day” celebration, a 24-hour fundraising event, but the results exceeded even the most optimistic expectations.

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Reduced-rate Parking on Weekends

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Beginning this week, the City of Greenville will offer a special weekend parking promotion at the Spring Street Garage, located at 316 South Spring Street.

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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.

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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.

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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 www.scdhec.gov/fish has a state map with the …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …