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'South Carolina's Sacred Spaces' to help save endangered churches
AUG 15, 2018

 'South Carolina's Sacred Spaces' to help save endangered churches

With a large majority of young church-going South Carolinians trending toward churches offering more services and convenience and a decline in overall church attendance, more and more small churches are struggling or closing altogether. 

Recently, the plight of the sacred spaces in these communities was highlighted in an article in The State newspaper, "Losing Faith: Why South Carolina is abandoning its churches" by Sarah Ellis. The more attention brought to these issues the more can be done for their preservation. 

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Pediatrician answers questions about required vaccines
AUG 1, 2018

Pediatrician answers questions about required vaccines

Parents have lots of questions about vaccinations, especially as they head back to school. Pediatrician Dr. Jack Cleland has the answers.

 

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Byrnes screening process at football games include metal detectors
JUL 31, 2018

All visitors entering Nixon Field will be required to pass through metal detectors. 
 

Metal detectors will be placed at all entrance gates at Byrnes High School’s Nixon Field this season as part of its new screening process. Detectors will be in place two hours before kickoff.

All visitors entering Nixon Field will be required to pass through metal detectors.  Spectators with bags, purses or backpacks will be required to use a different line for screening.

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Upstate's School of Nursing above national average of first-time pass rate
JUL 28, 2018

Of the 181 USC Upstate nursing students who have taken the NCLEX since January, 167 students passed the exam. 
 

Graduates from the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Mary Black School of Nursing have a year-to-date 92.27 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX, the national professional licensure exam for nurses. The national pass rate for the exam is 89.54 percent.

Of the 181 USC Upstate nursing students who have taken the NCLEX since January, 167 students passed the exam. The test measures if a nursing graduate is capable of performing duties required of an entry-level nurse.

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Spartanburg Community College summer Dean's List
JUL 27, 2018

Spartanburg Community College summer Dean's List

The following Spartanburg Community College students have earned dean's list honors for summer term 2018.

Arcadia

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Walter Brashier Drive becomes gateway to Greer campus, new academic initiatives begin in fall
JUL 20, 2018

 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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Crawford is new principal at Greer Middle College Charter HS
JUL 18, 2018

Fred Crawford is the new Principal/Executive Director at Greer Middle College Charter High School for the 2018-2019 school year.
 

Fred Crawford is the new Principal/Executive Director at Greer Middle College Charter High School for the 2018-2019 school year.

Crawford served as Principal/CEO at Greenville Technical Charter High School (GTCHS) for 10 years until August 2012 when joining Legacy Early College as the Executive Director. The graduation rate in the West Greenville community improved to 93 percent compared to 54 percent before Legacy opening.

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The rise and fall of three meals a day
JUL 5, 2018

The rise and fall of three meals a day

By Carole Mabry, MS, RD, LD On

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Metal detectors, security cameras, school entrance upgrades ahead for schools
JUN 25, 2018

Metal detectors, security cameras, school entrance upgrades ahead for schools

The Spartanburg District Five Schools Board of Trustees has unanimously approved an $85.7 million budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. That's a 5.3 percent increase over the previous year and is the 9th consecutive year no millage increase for the general operating side of the budget.

Enrollment growth will result in an increase in the district’s debt service millage this year, although the exact amount will remain unknown until tax assessments are released later in the fall. This increase is scheduled to fund the construction of a classroom expansion at Abner Creek Academy.

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Please don't meet us by accident this summer
JUN 19, 2018

BY T.J. MACK, BSN, RN, CEN

“Courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System” 

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Greenville County Schools Job Fair at Bonds Career Center
JUN 12, 2018

Greenville County Schools Job Fair at Bonds Career Center

A Greenville County Schools Job Fair will be held Tuesday (June 12) at J. Harley Bonds Career Center, 505 North Main Street in Greer from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The focus of this job fair will be on the transportation department. 

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Upstate youth just misses being a meteorologist for a day
JUN 12, 2018

Jonathan Lovegrove was among the finalists in  promotion seeking to become a meteorologist for a day on the Weather Channel.
 

A 13-year-old boy from the Upstate just missed being selected one of four children to earn a trip to Atlanta to appear on the Weather Channel.

Jonathan Lovegrove from Greer was among the finalists from a Land’s End promotion seeking to become a meteorologist for a day. It’s been Jonathan’s young dream to be on TV to present the weather.

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Vincent Cicino excels at National Academic Quizbowl Tournament
JUN 6, 2018

Quiz Bowl team members, left to right: Mark Tolchinsky, Erden Ucok (Co-Captain), Vincent Cicino (Captain), Nayha Hussain, Allison Watts, and Kyle Obuszewski.

Vincent Cicino, Captain of the Riverside High School Academic Team, was the top-ranked student from South Carolina at the 2018 High School National Championship Tournament. 

Vincent came in 33 out of 1,664 competitors from across the United States, placing in the top 2 percent nationally. 

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100 deadliest days for teen drivers
MAY 30, 2018

100 deadliest days for teen drivers

More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That is an average of 10 people per day – a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year, according to data analyzed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. 

As school lets out for summer, AAA  Carolinas stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for some of the most dangerous driving days of the year.

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Area students make dean's list at Presbyterian College
MAY 29, 2018

Eight students made the spring semester dean’s list at Presbyterian College. Students earned between a 3.3 and a 3.9 grade point average

Greer

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Greater Greer Education Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to 12 area students
MAY 25, 2018

May 24, 2018 

 In its second round of funding, the Greater Greer Education Foundation, in partnership with the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, awarded $1,000 scholarships to 12 area students in a ceremony Thursday at Greer City Hall.

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Greater Greer Education Foundation to award scholarships today
MAY 24, 2018

 

The Greater Greer Education Foundation will award $1,000 scholarships to 12 students at a reception Thursday at 4 p.m. at Greer City Hall.

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Students welcome family to Habitat build from Spirit Week funds
MAY 24, 2018

Kanya Johnson holds the key to her Habitat home that was made possible by Riverside students raising more than $100,000 during Spirit Week.
 

Kanya Johnson got a special welcome as she moved into her new home on Fairview Avenue Wednesday as Riverside High School students cheered her.

Riverside students raised more than $100,000 during Spirit Week last fall to help fund the construction of Johnson’s new home. Students have also volunteered to help build the house.

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Track standout honored with top academic award at Richmond
MAY 23, 2018

Alexander Lucking was awarded the William L. Lumpkin Track & Field Leadership Award at the University of Richmond.
 
 

A former Eastside High School standout has been awarded the William L. Lumpkin Track & Field Leadership Award at the University of Richmond.

Alex Lucking, from Greer, was recognized as the senior undergraduate member of the University of Richmond team based on outstanding academic and athletic performance, and citizenship.

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Abner Creek Baptist sets VBS
MAY 16, 2018

Abner Creek Baptist sets VBS

Abner Creek Baptist Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School June 10 - 14 at 6:30 – 8:45 p.m.

VBS is for children who have completed K4 up through 6th grade. A light meal will be provided nightly.

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