Walter Brashier Drive becomes gateway to Greer campus, new academic initiatives begin in fall

 Dr. T. Walter Brashier and his wife, Christine, stand next to a replica of the sign that was unveiled Friday designating the road to the Greer campus.

North Greenville University held a ceremonial unveiling of the new street name leading from Poinsett Street to the school’s Tim Brashier Campus at Greer on Friday. The street, formerly Ryans Corp Drive, is now named Walter Brashier Drive in honor of Dr. T. Walter Brashier, the graduate school’s namesake. 

Brashier and his wife, Christine, have been two of the most generous and faithful supporters of NGU. Their generosity to the university has spanned over four decades. Their first commitment was a downtown Greenville office building in the 1970s. Since that time, they have started an undergraduate scholarship fund, supported several capital projects, given the lead gift to launch the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School in 2005, and served on several university committees, boards, and councils. 

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Former Clemson receiver and San Francisco 49ers great Dwight Clark dies of ALS

Dwight Clark, the former Clemson football wide receiver turned NFL Legend for “The Catch” in the 1981 NFC Championship Game, has died of ALS in Montana where he had moved while fighting the disease. He was surrounded by family and friends. 

Clark, 61, was drafted out of Clemson by the 49ers in the 10th round of the NFL draft in 1979. He was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1988. He went on to become a pro bowler.

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Greer parade: Patriotic fashion, music. Neighbors celebrate July 4th

Children, all decked out in red, white and blue, line up at the start of the parade. 

It was a perfect morning for the annual Arlington-Davenport July 4th Parade.

Mayor Rick Danner, a parade organizer, introduced his first grandchild, Ruby. Police Chief Matt Hamby led the parade in a Greer Police Department vehicle blaring patriotic music along the one-mile scenic route and scores of children wore red, white and blue fashion while some showed off their wheels. Dogs walked patiently with their best friend and some were carried. There was barking, but none got entangled.

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