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Northwood players come home to a hero's welcome
AUG 27, 2015

Terrence Gist, ESPN's poster player for longest home run during the Little League World Series, was smothered for autographs.
 

More people greeted the Northwest Little League All-Stars returning Thursday to Greer’s GSP airport than presidential Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Trump had come and gone for his speaking engagement in Greenville by the time the Northwood Little League players and their families came down the escalator. A crowd of several hundred family, friends and supporters cheered their heroes home from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

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Emma, 7, 'I knew I had to get my family out' of the burning house
AUG 25, 2015

Emma Davis, 7, received an honor from Greer Fire Chief Dorian Flowers at Chandler Creek Elementary Tuesday.
 

As her house filled with smoke, seven-year-old Emma Davis knew exactly what to do.

"I knew I had to get my family out,” of the burning house, Emma said.

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Schools supporting players during historic run in World Series
AUG 22, 2015

Teachers, administrators and classmates are supporting students at the Little League World Series. The players will miss at least the first two weeks of school.
 
 

While most kids in Greenville County returned to school this week, the Northwood Little League team traveled to Pennsylvania to compete in the Little League World Series.

Their return to the classroom is delayed, the first team from South Carolina since 1950 to play in Williamsport is being supported, both in spirit and academically, by their respective middle schools.

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Northwood players getting a feel of being in a World Series
AUG 14, 2015

The Northwood Little League Southeast Champions have plenty of support in the Greer/Taylors area.
 

The Northwood Little League players are getting a taste of what it’s like to be in a Major League Baseball World Series.

Friday was a day off, of sorts, as the players and coaches spent overnight in Warner Robbins, Ga., after winning the Southeast Regional Championship on Thursday. Players and families had an opportunity to spend a little time together Thursday evening after the game, but afterwards many parents returned home to their jobs.

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5 ways to save money on school gear
AUG 14, 2015

5 ways to save money on school gear

Family Features

Families are working to stretch their back-to-school shopping budgets further this year, according to a recent survey by the National Retail Foundation. But saving money isn't just about how much you spend on supplies; it's also about making school supplies and equipment last as long as possible.

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Police, Safety Council offer back to school safe driving tips
AUG 13, 2015

The Greer Police Department and the National Safety Council are partnering to remind parents and commuters that it’s important to slow down and pay extra attention with school back in session.
 
 

With local schools opening their doors to students for a new school year, the Greer Police Department and the National Safety Council are partnering to remind parents and commuters that it’s important to slow down and pay extra attention.

“The school year can change drastically change a commute for a driver who passes through multiple school zones each day,” GPD Sgt. Randle Ballenger, said. “It’s easy to fall into the habit of maintaining regular speeds in those zones after the summer break.

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Children invite you to Peter Pan Jr.'s 'Neverland'
AUG 12, 2015

Erica Trykowski plays Peter Pan and Vittoria Swalm plays Tinkerbell.
 
 

The Greer Children's Theater wants to take you to Neverland.

The stage adaptation of Disney's Peter Pan begins Friday with free productions the next two weekends, Friday and Saturday, at the Cannon Centre at 7 p.m.

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Do you know how much college will really cost your family?
AUG 10, 2015

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StatePoint

Paying for college? Look beyond the tuition price tag when making your financial plans and you will encounter many expenses not listed in school brochures. Be aware of these costs. Determine in advance how upi'll pay for them and even consider how you may save money.

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Ioannides leaving SPO at end of 2016-2017 tenure
AUG 8, 2015

Sarah Ioannides, Music Director and Conductor of Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, will end her tenure with SPO at the end of the 2016-2017 season.
 

Maestra Sarah Ioannides, Music Director and Conductor of Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, has announced that she will conclude her tenure with SPO at the end of the 2016-2017 season. It will mark the end of the 12th season for Ioannides.

"Spartanburg is, and always will be, an important and very special part of my life – not only for me but for my family as well. The last ten years have been musically inspiring. I am so very proud of the orchestra and everything we have accomplished," Ioannides said. "I firmly believe the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will continue to be successful, long into the future, standing strong as one of the premier musical establishments."

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F-U-N learning with food
AUG 4, 2015

F-U-N learning with food

Family Features

If you're searching for ways to get little ones excited about learning, try combining fun and function, using food as your teaching tool. Foods that come in letter shapes are a great way to introduce young learners to the alphabet and make learning delightfully F-U-N.

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How safe is your child's school? Three things you need to know
AUG 3, 2015

How safe is your child's school? Three things you need to know

StatePoint

With dangerous incidents happening in schools nationwide with increasing frequency, it's important to know what measures are being taken to protect students and staff. A school's design can have a big impact in helping keep students safe and thriving academically, say experts.

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