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Busha is first runner-up in Young Miss South Carolina
JUL 18, 2017

Abigail Busha, representing Greenville County, finished first runner-up in the Young Miss South Carolina competition.
 

Abigail Busha, representing Greenville County, finished first runner-up in the Young Miss South Carolina competition in Hartsville.

Busha also received the Gold Presidential Community Service Award, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Helping Hands award, Sweetheart Award, 4th runner-up color photogenic award, and top 12 Young Miss finalist. 

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Video: Courtney White reports from Silverleaf July 4 celebration
JUL 5, 2017

Courtney White is a broadcast journalist from the University of South Carolina Upstate.
 

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Kids are center of attention at July 4 parade
JUL 5, 2017

Snow cones were a new treat for the kids at this year's parade.
 

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Silverleaf celebrating July 4 with neighborhood festival
JUL 1, 2017

Courtney White will be reporting on Silverleaf's July 4 celebration. See  Courtney's weather preview.
 
 

Courtney White will be reporting from Silverleaf on July 4 with its annual celebration from 8 a.m. through the evening.

See Courtney’s weather preview for the event that begins with the Children’s Bicycle Parade at 9 a.m. as the Boiling Springs Fire Department leading the way with a fire engine.

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Tunes in the Park postponed
JUN 30, 2017

Tunes in Park tonight has been postponed until July 28. All day rain and more scheduled for tonight has forced the postponement.

 

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20th anniversary Kids Parade among variety of July 4 holiday weekend celebrations
JUN 28, 2017

The July 4 Kids Parade in Greer is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It is Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Arlington-Davenport neighborhood.
 
 
 

You are going to have a blast during the July holiday celebrations. It begins Thursday and goes through July 4.

You will have choices to make from concerts, baseball games, picnics, a parade, fireworks, and a time to honor the U.S. Armed Services.

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The Lion King grosses $5.6 million in Greenville engagement
JUN 27, 2017

The Lion King grosses $5.6 million in Greenville engagement

Disney’s The Lion King set the record for the highest-grossing engagement in Greenville theatrical history with a gross of $5.6 million.  

The award-winning musical entertained nearly 64,000 theatergoers during the four-week engagement at the Peace Center, which concluded on Sunday. 

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It was a blast in the park with fireworks show
JUN 25, 2017

Military vehicles were available for families to explore.
 

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Everything went as planned at Freedom Blast Saturday at City Park.

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Miss South Carolina 2017 is crowned
JUN 24, 2017

Suzi Roberts, Miss Columbia, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2017 Saturday.
 

Suzi Roberts, Miss Columbia, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2017 at Township Auditorium in Columbia Saturday.

Sydney Sill, Miss Greater Greer, was first-runnerup.

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Miss South Carolina Teen crowned
JUN 23, 2017

Ally McCaslin, Miss Woodmont High School Teen, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2017.
 
 

Ally McCaslin, Miss Woodmont High School Teen, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2017 at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Friday night.

McCaslin, a 16-year-old from Simpsonville, attends Woodmont High School.

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Freedom Blast sparks celebration of music, military and fireworks
JUN 23, 2017

Uncle Sam Wants You ... to come to Freedom Blast at City Park Saturday.
 

“At the end of the day, all a veteran really wants is to hear is thank you.”
The late Preston Johnson, former S.C. Disabled American Veterans Commander

This is the 9th year Greer has celebrated Freedom Blast, coinciding with the opening of the new City Hall and its expansive park in 2008.

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Miss Upstate Davia Bunch wins talent at Miss South Carolina Competition
JUN 22, 2017

Davia Bunch, a former accomplished International Ballet Academy dancer, won Thursday’s Talent preliminary in the Miss South Carolina competition.
 

Davia Bunch, a former accomplished International Ballet Academy dancer, won Thursday’s Talent preliminary in the Miss South Carolina competition at Township Auditorium in Columbia. IBA is located in Greer.

Bunch, 20, from Spartanburg, performed a ballet en pointe to “Entrance” to Act Number Four, a selection from “Carmen”.

Miss Columbia, Suzi Roberts, 23, became a double winner when she won swimsuit. Roberts, from Pawley’s Island, won the talent preliminary Tuesday performing a lyrical dance to “Greatest Love of All”.

 

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Four more preliminary winners in Miss South Carolina and Teen pageant
JUN 21, 2017

Miss Spartanburg, Sydney Ford, 22, from Gaffney, won the Talent preliminary. She performed a tap dance to Perm.
 

Four preliminary winners were announced after the second night of preliminary competition on Wednesday at Township Auditorium in Columbia.

• Miss Spartanburg, Sydney Ford, 22, from Gaffney, won the Talent preliminary. She performed a tap dance to Perm.

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Stomping Grounds: Somebody had to be the brick and mortar in Greer's downtown renaissance
JUN 21, 2017

Lisa Garland's imagination was virtually her guide during her first days in Greer.
 

I was visiting with Robyn Zimmerman at the Stomping Grounds on Tuesday when she paused on the way out marveling at the quaintness of the multi-dimensional coffee shop, its décor and mostly the customer-friendly atmosphere.

I described Lisa Garland, owner/operator of Stomping Grounds Coffee House and Wine Bar, as the epicenter of Greer’s downtown renaissance. Lisa’s store is at 208 Trade Street.

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Southern Hills Lavender Farm is a homemade Greer tourist attraction
JUN 19, 2017

A bushel of freshly cut lavender.
 

The lure of a lavender farm is what drew Jeff Geib and his family to Greer.

“I never thought I would be in Greer picking lavender,” Geib, from Chattanooga, Tenn., said. “My daughter (Cassidy) and wife (Julie) now want to move here.”

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Red, White and Blue Ridge Family and Community Festival is scheduled July 1
JUN 16, 2017

Red, White and Blue Ridge Family and Community Festival is scheduled July 1

A church and the Blue Ridge community will host an Independence Day celebration with its inaugural festival.

Locust Hill Baptist Church will entertain the Red, White & Blue Ridge Family & Community Festival on Saturday, July 1, at 6:30 p.m. 

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Clemson's STEAM exhibit returns to Artisphere for fourth year
MAY 1, 2017

Clemson's STEAM exhibit returns to Artisphere for fourth year

By Paul Alongi
Clemson University

The bells will be ringing atop Clemson University’s Tillman Hall, but the people choosing which notes to play will be tapping a keyboard and listening from an arts festival in downtown Greenville.

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Spin Doctors headline Concert Party, second event features variety
MAY 1, 2017

Spin Doctors headline Concert Party, second event features variety

The Spin Doctors headline the BMW Charity Pro-Am The Concert Party on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Peace Center Amphitheater. Tickets are $250.

Music fans looking for a less expensive option can attend Thursday night’s 6-10 p.m. free Celebrity Concert on Main featuring “Back 9” in addition to the routine by Larry the Cable Guy. Also scheduled to perform May 18 are Mark Bryan and Dean Felber (Hootie and The Blowfish), Preston Pohl (The Voice), and country artists Steve Azar and Colt Ford.

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Thomas McConnell's 'I Have Seen My Death' awarded best non-fiction
APR 24, 2017

Dr. Thomas McConnell's  “I Have Seen My Death”, was awarded first place for the non-fiction 2017 Porter Fleming Literary Competition.

After being diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer, Dr. Thomas McConnell drew from a remembered conversation with a research nurse and from his own dreams to write “I Have Seen My Death”, which was awarded first place for non-fiction at the 2017 Porter Fleming Literary Competition Sunday at the Morris Museum of Art.

McConnell is a professor of English at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

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Aaron Rodgers, Chipper Jones among celebrities announced for BMW Pro-Am
APR 20, 2017

Web.com professionals will be paired with amateurs and celebrities during the BMW Pro-Am.
 
 

Past, present and future sports and entertainment champions and personalities will be on display at the BMW Charity Pro-Am in May 15-21.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champion XLV (2010 season), and former Atlanta Braves Chipper Jones, All-Star and World Series Champion (1995) will headline the celebrities announced Thursday for the May 15-21 tournament that pairs Web.com Tour amateurs with professionals.

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