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Greer rings in celebration of International month
FEB 29, 2016

Greer rings in celebration of International month

The City of Greer begins its celebration of International Month Tuesday at noon with the ringing of 100 bells in honor of Greenville sister city Bergamo, Italy.

Bergamo bells are rung 100 times every night at 10 to mark the ancient curfew of the city gates closing for protection.

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Sponsorships, fewer animals targeted by Hollywild
FEB 24, 2016

Mandela, left, and lioness

Hollywild Animal Park officials pleaded poor finances and, for the second time this week, challenged the public to help fill its coffers to care for more animals than it has food or staff to maintain.

“Today is not about the worst that’s going to happen, it’s about talking about the best option,” Kim Atchley, executive director of Hollywild, said.

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Blue Ridge/Foothills, Wade Hampton/Taylors, Travelers Rest queens crowned
FEB 22, 2016

Queens competing in the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina pageant in June are, left to right, Mya Machen, Miss Blue Ridge Foothills; Trina Pham, Miss Blue Ridge Foothills Teen; Ashleigh Smith, Miss Wade Hampton Taylors Teen; McKenna Luzynski, Miss Wade Hampton Taylors; Bailey Phillips, Miss Travelers Rest Teen and Stormie McDonald, Miss Travelers Rest.
 
 

The Miss South Carolina workshop weekend is scheduled Feb. 26-28 in Columbia.

Among the beauty queens from greater Greer attending the event are the following girls crowned at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center representing Blue Ridge/Foothills, Wade Hampton/Taylors and Travelers Rest.

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Hollywild dilemma: Raise $500,000 or close
FEB 22, 2016

Hollywood Animal Park is a crossroads – raise $500,000 this year with an annual effort half of that, or close the park and place the animals in a new setting.
 

Hollywood Animal Park is a crossroads – raise $500,000 this year with an annual effort half of that, or close the park and place the animals in a new setting.

Kim Atchley, executive director of the non-profit animal park, has called a public meeting for Wednesday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce to discuss the park’s options.

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Flat Rock Playhouse auditions scheduled
FEB 9, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse auditions scheduled

Youth performer auditions are scheduled for the upcoming productions of “The Music Man” and “The Diary of Anne Frank” in the Flat Rock Playhouse season. 

Local auditions for the Flat Rock Playhouse season will be held on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a break from 1-2 p.m. at downtown, 125 S. Main Street, Hendersonville. These auditions are for local equity performers. Non equity will be seen if time permits. Sign up begins at 9:30 a.m.

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Ericks wins international singing competition
FEB 9, 2016

Shane Ericks, a student at Greenville Technical College, was selected the $2,500 grand prize winner in the Global Pinoy Singing Idol competition last month in Manila, Philippines.

Ericks performed “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys. The performance earned her opportunities to perform in the United States and abroad.

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GreerMade initiative promotes locally manufactured products
FEB 5, 2016

Products made in Greer can now be certified as GreerMade in an initiative presented by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
 

Products made in Greer can now be certified as GreerMade in an initiative presented by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at its annual celebration Thursday night. The chamber is marketing the logo as one word.

Mark Owens, President/CEO of the Chamber, said the program is to promote and market the diversity of products made in Greer. “We’re doing a certification of origin, a registered trademark that shows the product comes from Greer,” Owens said.

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Open auditions for Dollywood at Chapman Center
FEB 4, 2016

Open auditions for Dollywood at Chapman Center

Auditions for Dollywood performers are scheduled Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. Performers must be 17-years-old.

Dollywood Entertainment is looking for singers with experience in country, musical theater or pop. They also seek specialty acts in bluegrass and gospel.

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Giraffe delivers calf at Greenville Zoo
FEB 2, 2016

Masai giraffe parents Autumn and Walter welcomed their newest calf into the world Tuesday at 6:16 a.m. at the Greenville Zoo.

People viewing on EarthCam had views from inside the barn stall.

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