Vote for Fluor Field in Battle of the Ballparks!

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Drive fans, Fluor Field wants your vote in Baseball America’s Battle of the Ballparks! Continue reading

Farmers Use Math to Save Water as Drought Grips California

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The “virtual farm” models that a Clemson University associate professor helped develop are taking on heightened importance this summer as California’s strawberry and raspberry growers cope with an unprecedented drought. Continue reading

Stray Cat Exposes Two People to Rabies in Upstate

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Two people have been referred to their health care providers for consultation after being exposed to rabies in the southeastern part of Anderson County by a stray cat that tested positive for the disease. 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

Southeast Bamboo Festival on September 20th

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Come to Furman University and learn about growing bamboo, flower arranging with bamboo, making a Japanese longbow and much more. Continue reading

Upstate National Hunting and Fishing Day Set for Sept. 20

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Duke Energy’s World of Energy near Seneca will host the eighth annual Upstate National Hunting and Fishing Day, “An Outdoor Family Adventure,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Continue reading

Upstate Forever Presents Active Living Field Trip to Baxter Village, Fort Mill in York County

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Local conservation group Upstate Forever is hosting York County, SC: Successful Communities and How They Get Built, a day-long learning experience on Wednesday, September 24. Continue reading

Banned Books Week Event with Pat Scales on September 25th

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Celebrate Banned Books Week with Pat Scales, Greenville author and former school librarian, at the book launch for her new book at Fiction Addiction. Continue reading

Delegation from Chinese University to Visit Furman

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A five-member delegation from Yunnan Minzu University in China will visit the Furman University campus as part of a new partnership between the two schools. 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

Centre Stage Presents Hands on a Hardbody

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Centre Stage presents a play in which ten contestants compete for a new truck at a Texas dealership and the last person with their hand on it wins! 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

Book Talk & Signing with Lisa Wingate on September 17th

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Bestselling Southern Christian fiction author Lisa Wingate will be discussing her latest book, The Story Keeper, on September 17th at Fiction Addiction. Continue reading

September Garden Chores

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Fertilize fescue and bluegrass lawn in September. Use slow-release fertilizer to reduce risk of nutrient run-off. 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

2014 Deer Season Forecast is Good

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With the opening of the 2014 deer season in all counties just around the corner, South Carolina’s deer population is healthy and the season outlook is good. Continue reading

Three Bs for Better Blood Pressure

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What do broccoli, brown rice, and baked beans have in common? They’re good sources of blood-pressure friendly protein. Continue reading

Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movie Series

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The Princess Bride will be shown on September 10th at Falls Park as part of the Moonlight Movie Series. Local food truck ASADA will be present for the event. 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

Be Ready, National Preparedness Month is Here!

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Would you be ready if there were an emergency? Be prepared: throughout September there will be activities across the country to promote emergency preparedness. Continue reading

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

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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

Citizens Fire Academy Applications Being Accepted Through September 22

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The Citizens Fire Academy is designed to provide members of the community with a unique opportunity to tour the City’s fire stations and dispatch center, meet its firefighters and 911 personnel, and learn firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter. Continue reading

Local Small Business Week Celebration

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The Greenville Chamber, along with the City and County of Greenville SC, is proclaiming September 15-19, 2014 Local Small Business Week! 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

Upstate Forever Presents Active Living Field Trip to Baxter Village, Fort Mill in York County

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Local conservation group Upstate Forever is hosting York County, SC: Successful Communities and How They Get Built, a day-long learning experience on Wednesday, September 24. Continue reading

DNR Asks Public to Report Sightings of Banded Wood Storks

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During 2014, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) banded 100 wood stork chicks with field-readable bands. The bands used in South Carolina are orange with black numbers. Continue reading

Art by Noelle Allen at Furman University

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Works by Noelle Allen, Associate Professor of Art at Dominican University (Chicago), will be on display Aug. 25-Sept. 27 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus. Continue reading

Enor Corp. to Establish Toy Manufacturing Plant in Fairfield County; 151 New Jobs Expected

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Enor, a family-owned manufacturer of plastic toys, outdoor games and junior sports items, is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Fairfield County to supply U.S.-made toys to Walmart stores. Continue reading

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

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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

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