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Greenville County schools cancel Thursday classes
JAN 17, 2018

Snow reduced virtually all the Upstate as a recreational area as schools were closed.
 

Greenville County has cancelled schools for Thursday. Spartanburg County later cancelled its classes.

Falling temperatures will bring treacherous driving conditions in the Upstate.

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Miss North Greenville University to be crowned Jan. 12
JAN 5, 2018

Twelve young women will compete for the title of Miss North Greenville University 2918 on Friday, Jan. 12.

Contestants are Ashley Campbell, Briana Mann, Chaffee Thompson, Clera Hedrick, Faith Yeargin, Hannah Pearson, Harleigh Morrissey, Jana Sanders, Madison Morehead, Mega Patterson, Paola Martz and Tysonna Hutchison.

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Riverside Middle has had some interesting visitors recently
JAN 5, 2018

Riverside Middle has had some interesting visitors recently

Chad Crews presented a literacy program to 7th grade students featuring "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.  He also presented ghost stories featuring M.R. James, who is considered to be father of the modern ghost story, which features lots of magic and mystery. 

Students in 7th grade science had a visit from PlastiVan, a national program educating students on current research and innovations and research in plastics.  Students learned about the presence of different types of plastics in their lives and conducted an experiment where they learned more about the properties of plastics. 

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ARTICLE ARCHIVES

Evan Duke thanks communities for support for Foothills Philharmonic
DEC 30, 2017

Members of the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra.
 

By DENNIS DUKE
President Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra would like to thank the people of the city of Greer and surrounding communities for their wonderful support of our Christmas Concert.  The concert was also part of the Marine Corps’s Toys for Tots Campaign.  The community’s support made this a great success also.  The free concert was attended by nearly 700 people, and six boxes of toys were collected.

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Congratulations to dean's list students at SCC
DEC 20, 2017

Congratulations to dean's list students at SCC

The following Spartanburg Community College students have earned dean's list honors for fall term 2017.

Belton

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Klauser, McCall to receive President's Award at Greenville Tech ceremonies
DEC 11, 2017

Joseph Klauser has volunteered his time to the Culinary department.
 

Joseph Klauser and David L. McCall will each receive a President’s Award during Greenville Technical College fall commencement exercises Friday at 11 a.m. at the TD Convention Center.

Klauser, described by his instructors as outstanding, he has volunteered his time to the Culinary department, assisting with preparations for community events. He can be counted upon to fulfill his commitments with a positive attitude, possessing ambition, a solid work ethic, and tireless enthusiasm.

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Special Ed teacher gives big 'Thank you' for grant
DEC 8, 2017

Special Ed teacher gives big 'Thank you' for grant

Angie Jarecki, a special education teacher at Blue Ridge Middle School, sends a big “Thank you” for the $1,500 grant she wrote and was awarded by Walmart in Greer.

“The additional funds are always needed to make classroom activities more engaging and fun for all students, but especially for my special education students,” wrote Jarecki.

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First white coat ceremony for NGU PA students
DEC 8, 2017

Kathryn E. Allen, 2016 NGU graduate from Sumter, is being cloaked during the NGU PA Medicine White Coat Ceremony on Friday.
   

The North Greenville University Physician Assistant (PA) medicine students began an academic tradition Friday at the Graduate School of Health Science at the Tim Brashier Campus at Greer.

The school held its first white coat ceremony for the Master of Medical Science in PA Studies students at Suber Road Baptist Church in Greer.

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RHS speech and debate team booster club's annual Radio Play set for Dec. 12
DEC 5, 2017

RHS speech and debate team booster club's annual Radio Play set for Dec. 12

The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Booster Club’s annual Radio Play will be held  Dec.12 at 6:30 p.m. The event is one its major fund raising efforts for the year. All the money to attend tournaments is raised by  team members and the booster club.  

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NGU baseball field expected to be ready for first game
NOV 22, 2017

North Greenville University announced that February is the scheduled completion of the first phase of a multi-phase baseball complex renovation and building project.
 
 

North Greenville University announced that February is the scheduled completion of the first phase of a multi-phase baseball complex renovation and building project.

Situated where the Ashmore Field baseball complex sits on the NGU campus, will be a construction project that will overhaul NGU’s baseball program and will be the catalyst for a much enhanced student life experience.

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Greer musician performs with Clemson Symphony Orchestra
NOV 20, 2017

Bryn Carrier, women’s junior class president at Bob Jones Academy and resident of Greer, performed the Ralph Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto with the Clemson University Symphony Orchestra.
 

Bryn Carrier, women’s junior class president at Bob Jones Academy and resident of Greer, performed the Ralph Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto with the Clemson University Symphony Orchestra at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 14 under the direction of Dr. Andrew Levin.

Bryn earned this honor after winning the 2017 Clemson University Young Artist Concerto Competition. After submitting an application and a recording for phase one of the competition, Bryn was among seven semifinalists chosen to perform in the final audition in September. The competition was open to high school students of the upstate of South Carolina and Clemson University students. She also won $200 as the competition winner.

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Student, 16, charged with carrying weapon on school property
NOV 14, 2017

A 16-year-old student has been charged following an altercation on a school bus with another student involving a dart, according the Greer Police Department.

Greer Police was contacted by an administrator with the Greenville County School District concerning a report of an incident on a school bus where a student possibly had a weapon. Officers with the GPD arrived on the scene within two minutes of receiving the call and learned that there were no longer any students on the school bus involved, according to GPD.

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Program in Greer schools could be future of education across state
OCT 31, 2017

Jeff Bertrand, the virtual reality lead at the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development, demonstrates one of the programs available as part of EducateWorkforce.
 
 

By PAUL ALONGI
Clemson University

About 300 students in two Greer schools are beginning to use cutting-edge educational materials to learn the skills they need to land a job in advanced manufacturing, as industry leaders seek a larger pool of highly skilled workers.

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NGU honors faithful supporters at 125th Anniversary celebration
OCT 31, 2017

Russell Ashmore Jr.
 

North Greenville University presented its inaugural Leo Vernon Powell Legacy Award, and honored faithful supporters, at its 125th anniversary celebration in Greenville.

The Legacy Awards were given posthumously to Ruth Ashmore, wife of Russell C. Ashmore, Jr. from Taylors, and Dr. David Hayes, a 1988 North Greenville graduate and husband of Debbie Hayes from Monroe, N.C.

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Look for the teal pumpkins
OCT 26, 2017

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McAbee wins national powerlifting championship
OCT 23, 2017

 Carson McAbee, from Greer, won the USA Powerlifting Championship.
 
 
 

Carson McAbee is a gold medal winner in a sport that only the strongest can claim the title – Champion.

McAbee, 17, won the teen division of the USAPL Raw Powerlifting Championship in Orlando, Fla. All the more remarkable was it culminated McAbee’s first season of competing in the USA Powerlifting Championships.

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Riverside students get a hands-on view of emergency medical units
OCT 14, 2017

The Med Trans and Air Med Regional helicopter drew a lot of attention from Riverside High School students.
 

Students of the Health Sciences programs at Riverside High School got an up close look at emergency medical response units.

The Med Trans and Air Med Regional helicopter and Vital Care units from the Greenville Health System, and the City of Greer Fire Department provided a fire truck to tour and firefighters helped students don turn-out gear.

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Skyland Elementary is a Blue Ribbon School
SEP 28, 2017

Skyland Elementary designated a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School.
 
 
 
 

Skyland Elementary School has been awarded a 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award.

Skyland was among 342 schools nationwide honored as a Blue Ribbon school. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

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Riverside has 8 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists
SEP 22, 2017

Riverside High School National Merit Scholarship semifinalists are Christopher Brooks, Audrey Dods, Michael Gallagher, Vivian Ho, Andrei Robu, Mark Tolchinsky, Allison Watts and Joshua Woo.
 

Reported by Donna Roberts

Eight Riverside High School seniors are semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Brook Sill featured as SI 'Lovely Lady of the Day'
SEP 21, 2017

Brook Sill, from Duncan and a former Miss South Carolina Teen, is featured as Sports Illustrated's Cheerleader of the Week.
 

A resident of Duncan, who was a former Miss South Carolina Teen winner, is featured in Sports Illustrated as "Lovely Lady of the Day".

Brook Sill, a senior at Clemson University majoring in Communication Studies, is a member of the Clemson Rally Cats Dance Team. The Rally Cats perform at all home football and men’s basketball games. 

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