I bought a piece of lake property not long ago, and the developer has first right of refusal if we decide to sell it. We originally looked at the property as an investment or building site, but I really don’t understand what first right of refusal means.
The BMW X5, produced at the BMW Manufacturing plant in Greer, recorded February sales of 4,149 vehicles, an increase of 42.5 percent over the same period in 2014.
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 14.5 percent in February for a record total of 25,201 compared to 22,017 vehicles sold same month last year.
Steve Grant of Roebuck has been hired as city engineer and head of the Building and Development Standards Department at the City of Greer to fill the vacancy created by Don Holloman’s retirement.
A registered professional engineer in South Carolina, Grant has worked for the past seven years with Spartanburg Water as project engineer and maintenance engineer. He held engineering positions with K.B. Sellars Engineering of Inman, the City of Spartanburg, Sinclair and Associates of Duncan, Bell South and Soil & Material Engineers, Inc. of Greenville. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in civil engineering.
Ben Horner has been hired as Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) specialist at Greer State Bank.
Horner is responsible for ensuring the bank remains compliant with all BSA requirements, as well as assist with BSA reporting and monitoring requirements/implementation of the bank’s BSA Compliance Program.
Lowes Foods will be anchoring its first grocery store in the Upstate at Riverside Commons, across from Riverside High School, GreerToday.com has learned.
The new concept store, to be built at the corner of Hammett Bridge Road and Suber Road, will be 42,500 square feet and employ about 100. Tentative opening is spring 2016.
Carolina Medical Affiliates (CMA) has joined Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC), a division of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
Twelve physicians and five nurse practitioners from CMA will be part of the practice with the new name Medical Group of the Carolinas – Medical Affiliates – North Grove. The address and phone number of the practice will remain the same.
A Greer minister lost her place of worship when City Council, on Tuesday night, found her in default of a lease contract with the City of Greer.
Rev. Kathy Sandlin was found two years in default of insurance payments for her International Cathedral of Prayer ministry located at Snow Street and Davis Avenue. The nondescript church is recognized by weathered banners lined across the outside of the entrance.
Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) is advising customers to report power outages at their homes or businesses by calling 864-848-5501 or 864-848-5500.
Duke Energy customers can call 800-769-3766.
A significant winter storm will affect the region this evening and tonight.
A low pressure system over the Northwest Gulf of Mexico this evening, and then track quickly northeastward along the Carolina coast tonight. At the same time, colder air is expected to move down from the north. Precipitation will begin as rain in some areas outside the mountains, but is expected to change over to snow as the Intensity increases and the temperature cools into the evening hours. The snow is likely to become heavy at times during the evening hours as the low pressure system makes its closest pass by the area.
My wife passed away last year, and she was just 43-years old. I paid cash for the funeral and all the arrangements. Now, I’m getting solicitations from the funeral home, wanting me to prepay my own funeral. I’m 45-years-old. Is this a good idea?
City Council will hold a public forum tonight at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the distribution of an estimated $263,617 in Community Development Block Grant funds and $83,905 in HOME affordable housing funds that will become available through Housing and Urban Development in July. An estimated $150,000 in block grant program income and $180,000 in HOME program are also expected to become available through the program year.
Greer CPW has reached into its backyard to hire the successor to the utility’s engineer and planning manager.
Mark Harvey, who graduated Greer High School and earned degrees at Clemson University, was introduced at the monthly commissioner’s meeting Monday. He replaces Randy Olson who retired at the end of 2014.
The Greer Commission of Public Works has asked commissioners to approve a 4.7 percent electricity rate increase beginning April 1.
The average CPW customer will see its rate increase an average of $5.42 per month, according to General Manager Jeffrey Tuttle. That means customers' average utility bills – CPW provides water, sewer, gas and electricity services – will increase to $119.76, up from the $114.34 average.
A site operations center has been approved by the South Carolina Ports Authority to be built on the BMW campus in Greer.
BMW leases the industrial site from the SCPA, and as the landowner SCPA will manage the construction process of the facility, according to the announcement made in Charleston. The project is estimated to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.
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By Dave Ramsey
The Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) is suggesting customers to remove accumulated snow and ice from exposed natural gas piping, meters, regulators and vents at their residence.
Snow and ice accumulation may damage natural gas equipment, and ice may block ventilation — possibly causing carbon monoxide presence inside the home. Ice buildup may also cause excessive load on the pipes and blockage of pressure control equipment vents.
By Jonathan King
Phil Ellenburg’s retirement from Mitsubishi Polyester Film (MPF) gives him more time to refurbish antique clocks, work on his car, and volunteer in the community.
Piedmont Natural Gas Friday filed to further reduce its natural gas sales rates for customers in South Carolina and North Carolina.
The company's filings mark the third such request in as many months. Piedmont previously requested and received approval in both December and January to reduce its sales rates for customers in the two states as a result of declining wholesale natural gas costs which Piedmont passes through to customers on a dollar for dollar basis.
BMW Manufacturing Co. of Greer announced Friday that the export value of its passenger vehicles through the Port of Charleston in 2014 totaled $9.2 billion, confirming the company as the leading U.S. automotive exporter.
According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, this accomplishment represents a 13 percent increase over BMW’s 2013 value. In 2014, more than 260,000 vehicles were exported from its Greer plant, over 70 percent of the plant’s total volume.