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NGU's Sparks getting world-wide play with his music
SEP 19, 2017

NGU mass communication professor Rick Sparks’ latest piano album, “Nightfall London,” is being played on broadcast and online radio stations around the world.

North Greenville University mass communication professor Dr. Rick Sparks is leveraging his skills as a pianist/composer and his experience as a broadcaster into daily airplay on SiriusXM satellite radio.

Sparks’ new piano album, “Nightfall London,” charted in the top-10 this summer on Zone Music Reporter’s world radio airplay chart. The album is Sparks’ third instrumental album since 2014, and is being played on broadcast and online radio stations around the world, including the “Spa” channel on SiriusXM.

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Festival of Opportunities gives pre-nursing, nursing majors glimpse of healthcare
SEP 19, 2017

Festival of Opportunities gives pre-nursing, nursing majors glimpse of healthcare

By DARIUS WILKINS

For GreerToday.com 

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Sourdough & Co. ventures into Upstate from California base
SEP 19, 2017

Sourdough & Co. has an old-time look with recycled wood.
 

Sourdough & Co., a sandwich shop, is making the Upstate its first venture outside of its home-based California.

The key ingredient for its sandwiches and soup bowls is its sourdough bread. Greek and Italian salads are also offered.

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Thursday Afternoon Acting Group hosts after-school class
SEP 19, 2017

The Thursday Afternoon Acting Group (TAAG) at USC Upstate is hosting an after school theatre program on Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.
 

The Thursday Afternoon Acting Group (TAAG) at the University of South Carolina Upstate is hosting an after school theatre program on Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. The first class is Thursday.

Registration is for students ages eight to 18. The cost is $75 for the semester-long program.

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Greer wins third straight, dominates Woodruff
SEP 16, 2017

Greer's Chris Quinn scored on a 60-yard run.
 

The Greer Yellow Jackets punctuated the halfway point of their regular season schedule by walloping the Woodruff Wolverines, 56-0, Friday night at Dooley Field. Greer is 4-1.

The eight touchdowns performance by Greer was distributed with six rushing and two passing, all in the first three quarters.

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Charter hosts hiring event in Greer
SEP 13, 2017

Charter hosts hiring event in Greer

Charter Communications is hosting a job fair to fill field technician positions to accommodate demand for its Spectrum TV, Internet and Voice services in the Upstate.

What: Charter Communications job fair

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USC Upstate gets high marks for Regional College and Veterans in South
SEP 13, 2017

USC Upstate gets high marks for Regional College and Veterans in South

The University of South Carolina Upstate maintained its rankings as No. 2 Top Public Regional Colleges in the South and No. 4 for Best College in the South for Veterans, according to the U.S. News and World Report.

USC Upstate is tied for No. 11 in Ethnic and Racial Diversity among Regional Colleges in the South.

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Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra 2017-2018 schedule set
SEP 13, 2017

Maestro Kory Vrieze returns for his sixth season with the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra.
 

The Foothills? ?Philharmonic? ?Orchestra? will launch its new season with The? ?Opening? ?Night? ?Gala:? ?Masterworks? ?I on Saturday, Sept. 23

The six-concert series is free and will be held at Riverside Baptist Church at 1249 S. Suber Road. The programs are 7:30-8:30 p.m.

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Boys and Girls club enjoy visit from Navy Chief and don gear
SEP 13, 2017

Technician Chief Matthew Ludwig, from Greenville, helps a member of the Murray Boys and Girls Club don gear during Salt Lake City Navy Week.
 

Technician Chief Matthew Ludwig, from Greenville, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 1, helps a member of the Murray Boys and Girls Club don EOD gear during Salt Lake City Navy Week.

Navy Week programs serve as the principal outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence, helping Americans understand that their Navy is deployed around the world, around the clock, ready to defend America at all times.

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Only one municipal seat challenged in November
SEP 12, 2017

Only one municipal seat challenged in November

Only one municipal seat will be contested in the general election on Nov. 6.

District 6 councilwoman Judy Albert will be opposed by Dexter L. Reaves.

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Holcombe retiring from Greer Police Department
SEP 12, 2017

Lt. Jim Holcombe, left, has helped organize the Cops for Tots drive drive for the Greer Police Department.
 
 

The Greer Police Department is saying goodbye to one public information officer (PIO) and introducing another.

Lt. Jim Holcombe will be honored tonight at Greer City Council for his service to the GPD and his retirement that becomes official Thursday.

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Upstate firefighters prepared to assist Hurricane Irma victims
SEP 12, 2017

This swift water and rescue craft was awarded to the Boiling Springs Fire District by a Firehouse Subs grant.
 

 

 

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Reverent observance remembers 'braves souls that perished in 9/11'
SEP 11, 2017

Boiling Springs Fire District firefighters present the U.S. and South Carolina state flag.
 
 

A reverent observance of the 16th anniversary of 9/11 was held at the Boiling Springs Fire District Monday. Steady rain and wind from Irma, downgraded to a tropical storm, forced the program indoors.

The BSFD 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial Plaza has a steel beam from the World Trade Center.

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Lyman man receives life prison sentence for stabbing death and kidnapping
SEP 11, 2017

Justin P. Paris, 35, pleaded guilty to murder, kidnapping and armed robbery.
 
 

A Lyman man received a life prison sentence without parole Monday after he admitted to stabbing a woman to death and kidnapping her four-year-old daughter.

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Sewage spill reported in Greer
SEP 11, 2017

Sewage was spilled Sunday onto the ground at the Pelham Falls No. 2 pump station located across from 117 Shoals Road in Greer, in the Pelham Falls subdivision.

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) reported its crews found that a construction contractor’s bypass discharge line had burst and was allowing wastewater to flow into Rock Creek, a tributary of the Enoree River.

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Greenville, Spartanburg counties cancel school and all activities Monday
SEP 10, 2017

Greenville, Spartanburg counties cancel school and all activities Monday

All Greenville and Spartanburg public schools have cancelled school and all its activities Monday due to the statewide forecast associated with Hurricane Irma. All district offices will also be closed.

USC Upstate has announced it cancelled classes Monday, while Spartanburg Methodist College and Converse College reported it is still monitoring Hurricane Irma’s movement and forecast.

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No. 7-ranked Greer dominates Daniel
SEP 9, 2017

Running back Dre Williams and quarterback Trey Houston packed a 1-2 punch Friday night to lead No. 7-ranked Greer past Daniel, 42-23, in a non-region high school football game at Central.

Greer (3-1) hosts Woodruff (2-2), in its final non-region opponent next Friday at Dooley Field. Daniel (1-3) plays at Westside (2-2).

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La Calle adds Caribbean flavor to Trade Street
SEP 8, 2017

La Calle is located at 213 Trade Street.
 

The aroma on the 200 block of Trade Street just got a little more international.

Elias Falero has opened La Calle: Caribbean Cuisine with a menu specific to his Puerto Rican's family heritage.

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Wow! BMW produces 4 millionth vehicle here in Greer
SEP 8, 2017

Four million BMW’s have been made at the BMW Manufacturing Co., in Greer.

While GreerToday has promoted HereInGreer for years and the Greer Chamber proudly boasts its GreerMade initiative, it all adds up to one gigantic economic engine that resonates throughout the world.

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BMW Greer makes management changes
SEP 5, 2017

Sherry McCraw has been named the new Vice President of Assembly.
 

BMW Manufacturing announced five new senior management appointments.

• Sherry McCraw has been named the new Vice President of Assembly. McCraw was one of the first BMW Associates hired in 1993. She has worked in several areas of assembly production, planning, engineering and technology. Since 2013, she has served as Vice President of Finance and Compliance. McCraw replaces Dirk Hilgenberg, who will return to Munich as the Head of Production System, Technical Planning, Tool Shop, and Plant Construction.

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