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Hollywild closed for 2017 season, possibly won't reopen
MAR 30, 2017

Hollywild closed for 2017 season, possibly won't reopen

Hollywild Animal Park will not be opening for the 2017 season and it's likely the park will not re-open to the public, according to the park’s board of directors.

A lack of funding is the reason the board cited. Volunteers will assist the members of the Meeks family, co-founders of the park, to care for the animals.

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Dave Ramsey: Overtime pay is for the family, not little boy wants
MAR 29, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

My wife and I argue a lot about finances. We’re trying to get more control over our money, and she has been listening to you. That’s helped a lot. She’s also a lot more frugal than I am, and our biggest point of contention right now is how we handle our spending money. Whenever I work overtime at my job, I feel like I should be able to put the overtime pay toward my spending money. What are your thoughts on this?

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Harbor Freight Tools settlement: Customers eligible for refunds up to 30 percent
MAR 28, 2017

Harbor Freight Tools settlement: Customers eligible for refunds up to 30 percent

If you shopped at Harbor Freight Tools in the past six years, you could be entitled to a refund.

Harbor Freight Tools settled a lawsuit accusing the company of misleading shoppers by listing inaccurate “regular” prices during sales.

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Mobile site at Home Depot to serve Allstate, State Farm customers with vehicle hail damage
MAR 28, 2017

A temporary mobile drive-in has been set up in the parking lot of the Home Depot on Wade Hampton Boulevard by Allstate and State Farm to serve drivers whose vehicles were damaged during last Tuesday’s hail storm.

• Customers are asked to report a claim online or call to set up an appointment.

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Claims from last week's hail damage continue to flood in
MAR 27, 2017

Ron Acker, an Allstate insurance agent in Greer, epitomizes most of the upstate agents servicing their clients who obtained vehicle and damage to their homes in last week's hair storm.
 
 

Ron Acker knew what awaited him last Wednesday morning following a severe hailstorm that virtually pockmarked vehicles with dozens of dings and dented roofs of businesses and homes.

Acker, an Allstate Insurance agent in Greer, didn’t expect to have such a busy Tuesday night. “People are very industrious,” Acker said. “The first wave of calls came in Tuesday evening on my cell phone. The phone calls haven’t stopped.”

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BI-LO ending Fuelperks, Spinx continues discount program
MAR 21, 2017

BI-LO ending Fuelperks, Spinx continues discount program

BI-LO is ending its Fuelperks program with discounts ending on March 26 and redeeming the savings by April 30.

The Spinx Xtras program will continue to offer discounts through three ways:

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3 daily non-stop flights between GSP and Chicago begin this summer
MAR 21, 2017

3 daily non-stop flights between GSP and Chicago begin this summer

 

 

 

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Dave Ramsey: Marrying student debts doesn't have to be a deal breaker
MAR 21, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

One of my relatives just graduated from college with $20,000 in student loan debt. Her boyfriend graduated, too, and he has over $100,000 in student loan debt. They want to get married, so she’s looking for a job. He wants to go to graduate school, and take out more loans to remain a full-time student. The idea of even more debt hanging over their heads really bothers her. Do you have any advice?

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Chon Thai Restaurant now open in downtown's Restaurant Row
MAR 14, 2017

Doh King has opened Chon Thai Restaurant at 219 Trade Street.
 

The soft opening for Chon Thai Restaurant has been short-lived.

Doh King, owner of downtown Greer’s first Thai food restaurant, has opened for lunch and dinner at 219 Trade Street.

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CresCom gets regulatory, shareholders approval for Greer State Bank acquisition, customers will see change April 10
MAR 14, 2017

Greer State Bank's sale to Carolina Financial Corporation (CresCom) closes Saturday.
 

CresCom Bank (Carolina Financial Corporation) begins servicing Greer State Bank’s customer accounts and services on April 10.

Shareholders for Greer Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Greer State Bank, approved the merger agreement last Thursday. The bank’s 27-year existence formally ends April 7.

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Abbott's opening second upstate location
MAR 12, 2017

Abbott's opening second upstate location

Abbott’s Frozen Custard will have its second upstate location when Mark Khoury puts his second franchise in downtown Spartanburg.

Khoury opened his first Abbott’s in Greer last year at 119 East Poinsett Street. It was the first franchise in the Carolinas and Georgia

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Video: USC breezes past Georgia, Greenville rolls out the welcome mat
MAR 4, 2017

Alex Love reports on the University of South Carolina women’s win over Georgia in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Center.

SEC visitors and downtown business owners give a two thumbs up to Greenville hosting the tournament.

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Wolfgang Puck: Can you trademark 'The Kitchen'? Celebrity chef has brand restaurant at GSP
MAR 3, 2017

The company owned by Wolfgang Puck is suing restaurateur Kimbal Musk's company over the use of the phrase

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, who is opening a restaurant at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, is in a battle in federal court in Chicago, to preserve the right to use “the kitchen” in restaurant names.

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck is under construction at GSP and on target to open in the second quarter, according to Scott Carr, the airport’s VP for Commercial Business and Properties.

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Q&A: Tony Kouskolekas, Pelham Medical Center president, discusses hospital and Greer growth
MAR 2, 2017

Tony Kouskolekas, Pelham Medical Center president, discussed the hospital’s growth, his love for the Greer community and the future of the Upstate.
 
 

Tony Kouskolekas, Pelham Medical Center president, was named one of the 50 Most Influential People in 2016 by Greenville Business Magazine. He is a past chair for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce executive board.

Kouskolekas discussed the hospital’s growth, his love for the Greer community and the future of the Upstate.

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