Vote for Reedy Rip’It in MiLB Mascot Mania!


Greenville Drive fans, it’s time to let everyone know that Reedy Rip’It is the best mascot in Minor League Baseball, and you can do that through MiLB Mascot Mania! Continue reading

Furman Alum Set to Become Prime Minister of Finland


Alexander Stubb, a 1993 Furman University graduate who currently serves as Finland’s Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, is set to become the country’s next prime minister. Continue reading

Stray Cat Exposes Person to Rabies in Upstate


One person has been referred to a health care provider for preventive treatment after being exposed to rabies in Greenville by a stray cat that tested positive for the disease, the Department of Health and Environmental Control reported. Continue reading

Summer on Augusta July 24 – 27


Yes! Summer on Augusta is happening again in 2014, this year for four wild days of pure fun on Augusta Road! Continue reading

Lunchbox Learning on July 30th at Upcountry History Museum

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Spend your lunchtime with us about interesting and sometimes unexpected aspects of history. Continue reading

Bridal Open House at the Old Cigar Warehouse


A historic landmark renovated with modern amenities, The Old Cigar Warehouse hasn’t lost its Southern charm; and is the perfect locale for your wedding. Continue reading

Greenville City Announces New Attorney

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Mayor Knox White announced that the City of Greenville has hired Michael S. Pitts to replace long-time City Attorney Ron McKinney, who recently retired. Continue reading

Tourists Shut Out Drive


A pregame rain delay of one hour and 42 minutes didn’t bother the Asheville Tourists (26-6, 67-34) on Monday afternoon, as four Tourists pitchers combined to shut out the Greenville Drive (7-25, 41-60) 2-0 to complete a series sweep. Continue reading

3 Foods That May Fend Off Diabetes


These three simple diet tweaks may help you dodge diabetes. Continue reading

The Great Outdoors Summer Exhibit at TCMU


Pack your camping gear and head to The Great Outdoors with The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Continue reading

Daniel Miyares Launch Event on July 25th


Join Simpsonville born author Daniel Miyares for his Greenville launch event at Fiction Addiction on July 25th, celebrating his debut as a children’s picture book author. Continue reading

DNR Hosts Series of Family Fishing Clinics Around the State


Warmer temperatures are here and what better way to get outdoors for family fun than a S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) family fishing clinic? Continue reading

Upstate Celebrates Panthers’ 20th Training Camp


Wofford College and the Upstate community are set to celebrate the Carolina Panthers’ 20th summer training camp as the NFL team opens practice on Saturday, July 26, in Gibbs Stadium. Continue reading

Music by the Lake


Join the Lakeside Concert Band on July 24th at 7:30 pm to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at Furman University. Continue reading

Class of 2014 Earns Record $113.9 Million in College Scholarships

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Greenville County Schools’ Class of 2014, with more than 4,200 graduates, received more than $113.9 million in college scholarship offers, a $7.8 million increase over last year. Continue reading

Don’t Let Travel Rip Offs Ruin Your Summer Vacation

Nothing ruins a trip faster than falling victim to a scam or bad deal. Read our tips to learn how to avoid travel scams such as phony offers for a free vacation or travel club memberships that don’t meet your expectation. Continue reading

Star Spangled History: The 200th Anniversary of Our National Anthem


This exhibit commemorates the War of 1812 and the siege of Fort McHenry – the site that inspired Francis Scott Key to write what would become the Star Spangled Banner. Continue reading

State Antler Records Down Slightly This Year

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The most recent round of white-tailed deer antler measuring conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources revealed 222 new records, including one Boone and Crockett qualifier. Continue reading

Summer Art Camp for Ages 8-10: Power to the Printmakers


Aspiring artists can unleash their imaginations to create a monotype print, a reductive monotype print, and an animal block print, inspired by the work of Pop Art icon Andy Warhol. Continue reading

Greenlink to Add New Bike Lockers


Greenlink has funding to install up to 22 additional bike lockers in its service area. They need your help to decide the future locations. Continue reading

Healthy Tip – You Say Tomato


You’ve heard of ditching salt to help lower your blood pressure. But what about bumping up your tomato intake? Continue reading

Clemson Researchers Begin Tracking Alligators

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Clemson University’s South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit will begin satellite tracking alligators in the state’s coastal plain as part of a study to gain greater understanding of their population numbers, movement and ecology. Continue reading

Shakespeare in the Park Presents Antony and Clepatra


Bring a picnic, blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy exciting free theater under the stars. Upstate Shakespeare Festival presents Antony and Cleopatra now through August 3rd in the beautiful setting of Reedy River Falls Park, downtown Greenville. Continue reading

Greenville Little Theatre Presents the Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)


Beginning July 31st, Greenville Little Theatre will present all thirty seven of Shakespeare’s plays with only three actors in approximately ninety minutes. Continue reading

City Names Finalists for Police Chief Position

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City Manager John Castile has announced six finalists for the City of Greenville’s police chief position, which has been open since former chief Terri Wilfong retired in April. Continue reading

South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council Meets Sept. 24-25 in Upstate


The 2014 South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council annual meeting will be held Sept. 24-25 in the Upstate and will feature a look at the prescribed burning and research going on in the mountains of Jocassee Gorges. Continue reading

Greenlink Adds Free Wi-Fi Service

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Greenlink has added complimentary Wi-Fi service to all of its fixed route buses and shuttles, as well as at the Greenlink Transit Center at 100 West McBee Avenue in downtown Greenville. Continue reading

BMW Group Breaks 1 Million Mark in First Six Months of Year


The BMW Group sold more than a million vehicles in the first half of 2014, more than ever before in the first six months of the year. Continue reading

Skin Cancer is the Most Common Cancer in the U.S.


Don’t become a statistic – in the United States skin cancer is the most common cancer with 1 in 5 Americans currently developing the disease. Continue reading

6 Reasons Drinking Water Helps Solve Any Problem


Scientifically speaking, water is the basis of life, but beyond being essential to your very existence, water serves all sorts of purposes that help you feel your absolute best. Continue reading

Apply Online for Deer Lottery Hunts


The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will open applications for deer lottery hunts on public lands ending August 15. Continue reading

Keeping Up With Car Recalls


We rely on our cars to get us where we need to go safely. Vehicle recalls are in the news lately, and that may make you wonder whether your car is safe to drive. Continue reading

SHE, The Upstate Women’s Show, Returns August 22 – 24


SHE, The Upstate Women’s Show, presented by BI-LO and produced by JBM & Associates, is set for August 22-24 at the TD Convention Center. Continue reading

AFL Volunteers Dedicate Habitat for Humanity Home in Greer


AFL, a leading global fiber optics manufacturer, and Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, dedicated a Habitat for Humanity home in Greer. Continue reading

BMW Group U.S. Reports June 2014 Sales


The BMW Group in the U.S. reported June sales of 35,577 vehicles, an increase of 5.7 percent from the 33,645 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Continue reading

Riley Institute Selects Emerging Public Leaders

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The Richard W. Riley Institute at Furman University has named 16 participants for its 2014-2015 Emerging Public Leaders Program. Continue reading

Historical Retrospective of SC’s Peach Industry


South Carolina offers more than a “peachy” place for retirees and visitors to enjoy leisurely time strolling on the beaches and skiing on the mountain slopes. Continue reading

Drive to Wear Stars and Stripes Hats July 1-3


The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and as a way to show off their patriotism, the Greenville Drive are excited to wear New Era’s 2014 Stars and Stripes cap during the upcoming series against the Asheville Tourists from July 1-3. Continue reading

Garden Chores for July


If brown patch fungus disease has developed in the lawn, the best steps to reduce the spread of the disease are to avoid mowing or even walking on the lawn when it is wet, and do not irrigate. Continue reading

Volunteers Needed to Participate in the Summer Turkey Survey

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Annually, since 1982, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts a Summer Turkey Survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of wild turkeys in South Carolina. Continue reading

Math Camp for Girls Aims to Narrow the Gender Gap


A group of high school girls were at Clemson University for a week to attend a new summer camp that aimed to boost their math skills and give them a better shot at landing some of the nation’s fastest-growing jobs. Continue reading

Anglers Can Help Contribute to the Collection of Red Snapper Data


The recreational fishery for red snapper will open for three weekends (8 fishing days) in July 2014. The first two weekends, July 11 – 13 and July 18 – 20, allow the harvest of fish Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but the last weekend, … Continue reading

Seamless Summer Feeding Program


Any child 18 years of age or younger (regardless of Free & Reduced Meal Status) and any adult currently enrolled in a Greenville County School District supported program that meets the definition of mentally or physically disabled is entitled to a free meal at any … Continue reading

Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock.


Every year, children die of hyperthermia, also known as heat stroke, while unattended in vehicles. The number of near-misses – children rescued before a fatality – is significantly higher. Continue reading

Lightning Safety: Safe Shelters and Indoor Safety


As summer storms refresh long, hot days, it’s important to stay safe and out of harm’s way. Read on to brush up on lighning safety and ensure the well-being of you and your loved ones in the months ahead. Continue reading

Stories and Sweets with Nan Chase and DeNeice Guest


Join us on June 25th for a Stories & Sweets event with two authors and gardeners — Nan Chase and DeNeice Guest – as they discuss their new book, Drink the Harvest (Storey, paperback, $18.95). Continue reading

Swimming Safety


As warmer temperatures take us to the pool, Greenville firefighters remind residents that drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old. Continue reading

10 Cheap & Effective Mosquito Bite Solutions


While mosquito repellants reduce the chance of a bite from our pesky friends, once the weather gets warmer you’re still pretty much guaranteed a mosquito bite or two. Once you’re bit, the scratching begins. Continue reading

Sculpture by ZAN Featured at The Fine Arts Center


Sculpture by ZAN, an exhibit that includes a selection of sculpture by local artist Zan Wells, is currently on display at The Sheffield Wood Gallery of the Fine Arts Center in Greenville. Continue reading

GE Breaks Ground on First Power & Water Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Greenville County


General Electric broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art Power & Water advanced manufacturing facility, announcing plans to invest $400 million and create more than 80 new jobs over the next 10 years in Greenville County to expand the company’s advanced manufacturing capabilities. 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

RPA Development to Expand in Greenville County; 43 New Jobs Expected


RPA Development LLC, a designer and manufacturer of fencing and railing products as well as the machines to produce them, has purchased and will upfit a 90,000-square-foot facility in Mauldin to meet growing international and domestic demand for its products. The undisclosed investment … Continue reading

19th Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament


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

City to Celebrate National Bike Month

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The City Council passed a resolution endorsing the month of May as National Bike Month and declaring the week of May 12–16 as Bike to Work Week in the city of Greenville. Bike to Work Day will be held on May 16. Continue reading

BMW Group U.S. Reports April 2014 Sales


The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported April sales of 29,592 vehicles, an increase of 2.0 percent from the 29,011 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Continue reading

Medac Inc. to Establish Headquarters in Aiken County; $12 Million Investment and 615 New Jobs Expected


Medac Inc., a provider of revenue cycle and practice management services and information products to anesthesia-related healthcare providers, plans to establish the company’s headquarters in Aiken County. Continue reading

Explore the Arts Summer Program Accepting Applications

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Students are encouraged to Explore the Arts at The Fine Arts Center July 14 – July 18, 2014. Continue reading

Grilling Safety Tips


The Greenville Fire Departments remind residents that grilling is prohibited on decks of multi-family dwellings not protected by a sprinkler system. All citizens should review safe grilling practices. Continue reading

Greenville Humane Society Yappy Hour


After a successful first event, the second of eight 2014 Greenville Humane Society Yappy Hours will be held Thursday, April 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 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

Exploring the Legacy of Lyles Alley

The son of Spartanburg sharecroppers, J. Lyles Alley is a man whose life and legacy are intertwined with Furman athletics.  “A Coach for Life: the J. Lyles Alley Collection,” a new exhibit on display at the James B. Duke Library through June 27, … 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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 … Continue reading

Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch


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


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


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


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


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


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