Greer's BMW plant is leading U.S. automotive exporter by value

BMW X models waiting for export at the Port of Charleston.

A record 287,700 BMW X models were exported from the BMW Manufacturing plant in Greer in 2016.

Approximately 86 percent of the sports activity vehicles and coupes were exported through the Port of Charleston with an export value of $9.53 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That makes the facility the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

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Bassmaster Classic returns to Upstate in 2018

Casey Ashley of Donalds won the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell with a three-day total weight of 50 pounds, 1 ounce.

The 48th annual Bassmaster Classic, the world championship of professional bass fishing will be held March 16-18, 2018, in Greenville and on Lake Hartwell at Anderson. The Bon Secours Wellness Arena will be the site of daily weigh-in ceremonies.

The fan-favorite Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo will be held in the 250,000-square-foot TD Convention Center March 16-18.

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