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Guthrie to appear on 'America's Got Talent'
JUL 31, 2018

Noah Guthrie, 24, from Greer, will appear on “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) at 8 p.m. (NBC) Tuesday.
 

Noah Guthrie will appear on “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) at 8 p.m. (NBC) Tuesday.

It will be Guthrie’s second appearance on the show. Guthrie, 24, appeared June 12 performing his rendition of Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain” during his audition. 

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Public invited to participate in GSP's master plan findings
JUL 31, 2018

Public invited to participate in GSP's master plan findings

 

The community is invited to attend a meeting hosted by the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District’s master plan findings on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Conference Center, inside of the GSP terminal.

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Paddleboarding approved on CPW owned lakes
JUL 31, 2018

Paddleboarding has been approved on Greer Commission of Public Works owned lakes

Paddleboarding has been approved on Greer Commission of Public Works owned lakes.

Fishing, kayaking, canoeing and sail boating on Lake Cunningham and Lake Robinson had gradually been approved through the years. The new addition comes after a community member approached commissioners at the June meeting asking for the change.

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Upstate's School of Nursing above national average of first-time pass rate
JUL 28, 2018

Of the 181 USC Upstate nursing students who have taken the NCLEX since January, 167 students passed the exam. 
 

Graduates from the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Mary Black School of Nursing have a year-to-date 92.27 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX, the national professional licensure exam for nurses. The national pass rate for the exam is 89.54 percent.

Of the 181 USC Upstate nursing students who have taken the NCLEX since January, 167 students passed the exam. The test measures if a nursing graduate is capable of performing duties required of an entry-level nurse.

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Spartanburg Community College summer Dean's List
JUL 27, 2018

Spartanburg Community College summer Dean's List

The following Spartanburg Community College students have earned dean's list honors for summer term 2018.

Arcadia

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Dowd resigns as President/CEO from Greer Chamber after five months
JUL 25, 2018

Marjorie Dowd served only five months as Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce President/CEO.
 

Marjorie Dowd has resigned as President/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce effective immediately. She has only served since March 1.

The Executive Board of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announced that Katie Collins, current Vice President of Operations, will serve as interim President/CEO.

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City, JBM Leasing settle lawsuit over sale of Allen Bennett Hospital
JUL 25, 2018

Side view of former Allen Bennett Hospital.
 

The City of Greer and JBM Leasing LLC announced a settlement agreement and release of claims on a 2016 lawsuit pending from the sale of a 10-acre tract to 313 Memorial Drive LLC.

Ownership of the former Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital and Roger Huntington Nursing center complex reached its apparent conclusion Tuesday night, nearly eight years after the Greenville Hospital System gifted the property to the city in September 2010. Jim Benson of 313 Memorial Drive LLC agreed to purchase the property for $3.01 million in December 2016.

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Walter Brashier Drive becomes gateway to Greer campus, new academic initiatives begin in fall
JUL 20, 2018

 Dr. T. Walter Brashier and his wife, Christine, stand next to a replica of the sign that was unveiled Friday designating the road to the Greer campus.
 

North Greenville University held a ceremonial unveiling of the new street name leading from Poinsett Street to the school’s Tim Brashier Campus at Greer on Friday. The street, formerly Ryans Corp Drive, is now named Walter Brashier Drive in honor of Dr. T. Walter Brashier, the graduate school’s namesake. 

Brashier and his wife, Christine, have been two of the most generous and faithful supporters of NGU. Their generosity to the university has spanned over four decades. Their first commitment was a downtown Greenville office building in the 1970s. Since that time, they have started an undergraduate scholarship fund, supported several capital projects, given the lead gift to launch the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School in 2005, and served on several university committees, boards, and councils. 

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GSP will offer passengers Escape Lounge
JUL 19, 2018

The Escape Lounge will offer hot and cold food and beverage choices, casual seating, high-speed Wi-Fi and current flight information.
 

A company is investing more than $1 million in a 2,500-square-foot Escape Lounge at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

MAG USA, a Chicago-headquartered company, is developing the lounge. 

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Crawford is new principal at Greer Middle College Charter HS
JUL 18, 2018

Fred Crawford is the new Principal/Executive Director at Greer Middle College Charter High School for the 2018-2019 school year.
 

Fred Crawford is the new Principal/Executive Director at Greer Middle College Charter High School for the 2018-2019 school year.

Crawford served as Principal/CEO at Greenville Technical Charter High School (GTCHS) for 10 years until August 2012 when joining Legacy Early College as the Executive Director. The graduation rate in the West Greenville community improved to 93 percent compared to 54 percent before Legacy opening.

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Two celebrations; July 4th and a first grandchild
JUL 17, 2018

Mayor Rick Danner entertains granddaughter Ruby.
 
 
 

Mayor Rick Danner celebrated more than the birth of our country during the 21st annual July 4th parade. Danner and his wife, Rita, introduced their first grandchild, Ruby.

Anne and Jacob Danner are the parents of Ruby.

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GSP commissioners approve airport parking increases
JUL 11, 2018

Parking costs at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will increase Oct. 1 in all but one lot.
 
 

Parking at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will increase in all but the daily lot beginning Oct. 1.

GSP commissioners approved the virtually across the board increases Monday.

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City of Greer recognized for performance management leadership
JUL 11, 2018

The City of Greer has been recognized for its data-driven management and reporting efforts for the fourth consecutive year by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

ICMA awarded the City of Greer its first Certificate of Distinction for its role as a national leader in government performance management.

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Smart ways to fuel kids this summer
JUL 9, 2018

Family Features

Parents may be wondering how to ensure their children are staying hydrated, maintaining healthy diets and getting the nutrients they need during the summer months. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the reality is one out of two kids ages 9 and up are missing out on key nutrients like calcium, vitamin D and potassium — putting them at risk for serious health issues.

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CBL State Savings Bank opening loan office in Landrum
JUL 9, 2018

Greer-based CBL State Savings Bank will locate a loan office in Landrum to be opened on Oct. 1.

The office will be located at 920 East Rutherford Street. Initially, only the bank’s loan products, including first and second residential mortgages, equity lines of credit, land loans, construction/permanent loans, commercial real estate loans and more, will be available. Other products will be offered later.

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BMW Plant in Greer making final preparations for production of all-new BMW X5
JUL 6, 2018

BMW Plant in Greer making final preparations for production of all-new BMW X5

As Americans enjoy the holiday week and prepare for their summer adventures, preparations of a different kind are nearing completion at the BMW plant in Greer. The final phases of gearing up for production of the all-new BMW X5, which begins later this summer.

 Four generations of leadership 

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The rise and fall of three meals a day
JUL 5, 2018

The rise and fall of three meals a day

By Carole Mabry, MS, RD, LD On

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Greer parade: Patriotic fashion, music. Neighbors celebrate July 4th
JUL 4, 2018

Children, all decked out in red, white and blue, line up at the start of the parade. 

It was a perfect morning for the annual Arlington-Davenport July 4th Parade.

Mayor Rick Danner, a parade organizer, introduced his first grandchild, Ruby. Police Chief Matt Hamby led the parade in a Greer Police Department vehicle blaring patriotic music along the one-mile scenic route and scores of children wore red, white and blue fashion while some showed off their wheels. Dogs walked patiently with their best friend and some were carried. There was barking, but none got entangled.

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Foothills Philharmonic sets 2018-2019 schedule
JUL 1, 2018

Kory Vrieze conducts the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra.
 

The Foothills Philharmonic, conducted by Kory Vrieze has set its 2018-2019 season schedule.

• Dec 15: Christmas Concert & Toys for Tots Drive. 7:30 p.m. Riverside First Baptist Church.

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Spartanburg queen crowned Miss South Carolina 2018
JUL 1, 2018

Davia Bunch of Spartanburg was crowned Miss South Carolina on Saturday. Sydney Ford, Miss Greater Greer, was first runnerup.
 
 

Davia Bunch of Spartanburg was crowned Miss South Carolina on Saturday at Township Auditorium in Columbia.

The 21-year-old from Spartanburg is a student at the University of South Carolina. First runner-up Sydney Ford of Gaffney, competed as Miss Greater Greer.

Sydney Sill, from Duncan, was second runnerup. She competed as Miss Clemson.

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