Hong Kong Ballet seeking 50 dancers
DEC 28, 2019

Hong Kong Ballet has evolved into a vibrant company with a repertoire that combines 19th to 21st century classical masterpieces.

Hong Kong Ballet is seeking local dance students to perform in Alice in Wonderland at the Peace Center on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Auditions will be held at the International Ballet Somerville Center, 2172 River Road, Greer, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Approximately 50 dancers will be cast.

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Stores, restaurants open on Christmas Day
DEC 24, 2019

Traveling or not there are some stores and enough restaurants, mostly national chains, open to satisfy a lot of Americans who prefer the growing number of no-muss-no-fuss tradition of dining out. The stores that are open are mostly combination pharmacy and quick in-and-out stores.

The caveat for all people is to check with your local stores and restaurants for hours opened. Most will be on a shorter schedule.

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VICARIO opens to the public on Saturday
OCT 29, 2019

VICARIO Liqueurs and Spirits is opening to the public Saturday.

Owners Renato Vicario and Janette Wesley make all 15 of their Italian liqueurs in Greer with ingredients from the sustainable 7-acre property. The bottling takes place in the 8,000-square-foot warehouse on the property.

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Greer Port's impact is a boom to the state's economy
OCT 28, 2019

Greer Mayor Rick Danner described Inland Port Greer as a “game-changer” when it was in its planning and building stages in 2012 until its opening in October 2013.

Six years later with year over year growth – Greer Inland Port handled a record 143,204 rail moves in fiscal year 2019 – Greer is a “Community of Opportunity,” Danner said Monday as he welcomed South Carolina Ports Authority leaders, legislators and the author of an Economic Impact Study to Greer City Hall.

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Gerald Dickens performs 'Great Expectations' in Greer
SEP 3, 2019

Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens, will perform in Greer.

The Spinning Jenny has a Dickens of a performance scheduled Friday the 13th.

Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens, will perform in Greer at 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Tickets are $20 and $10 for students with limited seating and a meet and greet with the actor.

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Christmas Parade date, theme set
SEP 1, 2019

Vehicles are all dressed up for the Christmas Parade.

The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled for Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. with the theme Classic Christmas Stories.

An Elf Fun Run is scheduled at 2 p.m. Families, runners, groups, businesses and schools are invited to run the parade route. Entry fee is $10 with deadline Thursday Dec. 5 and $15 on day of the parade. All participants are invited to dress for the holiday occasion.

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Inland Port records another record year
JUL 17, 2019

Inland Port Greer reported its busiest fiscal year with 143,204 rail moves in fiscal 2019, up nearly 22 percent from the previous year, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA). Greer reported 14,689 rail moves in June.

In its first full year of business, Inland Port Dillon handled around 30,000 rail moves in fiscal 2019.

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Stomping Grounds owner leaving Greer, store's future in doubt
JUL 17, 2019

Lisa Suber walked into Greer wanting to own/operate a coffee shop and wine bar.

• Read Lisa’s complete post here.

Few people imagined a North Carolina woman educator could waltz into downtown Greer and spark a renaissance that would signal the economic rebirth and cultural birth of greater downtown Greer.

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Spiak, seafood entrepreneur, dies
FEB 5, 2019

Nicholas John Spiak. Jr., founded Gusto Seafood, Inc., and Sushi with Gusto, Inc.

A seafood visionary and titan in Greer who impacted restaurants from the Upstate to around the country died Monday.

Nicholas John Spiak. Jr., affectionately known as “Big Nick”, started Gusto Seafood, Inc., and Sushi with Gusto, Inc.

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It's a boy! First baby of 2019 at Greer Memorial
JAN 2, 2019

Daniel Sidikov, born to parents Daniel and Yuliya Sidikov, is the first baby born at Greer Memorial Hospital.

Daniel Sidikov, born to parents Siroj and Yuliya Sidikov, was the first baby of 2019 born at Greer Memorial Hospital.

Daniel was born at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 1 and is 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 21 inches long.

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The Strip Club 104 served another honor
DEC 29, 2018

Jason Clark's The Strip Club 104 restaurant continues to serve award winning food and service.

Jason Clark begins 2019 just as his restaurant has been recognized throughout this year. The Strip Club 104 has been awarded a 2018 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Clark is Executive Chef and owner of the popular upstate steak house named for its location in Greer at 104 East Poinsett Street.

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Pearl Harbor bombing victim coming home to be buried
DEC 5, 2018

Navy Fireman 2nd Class Carl Dorr of Anderson is coming home today to be buried.

Navy Fireman 2nd Class Carl Dorr of Anderson is coming home today to be buried. He died 77 years ago during the Japanese bombing at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Dorr was 27 when he was serving aboard the USS Oklahoma when it came under attack. The ship sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The Oklahoma was the only ship capsized at Pearl Harbor. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Dorr.

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Turkey carving: Jason Clark takes us step-by-step
NOV 21, 2018

Follow Jason Clark's carving instructions for a nice presentation and lots more meat at Thanksgiving dinner.

• See video here.

Greer’s Chef de Résistance Jason Clark demonstrates how to carve a turkey and set up a beautiful centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Dave Ramsey: Perfect timing for Baby Steps financial planning
NOV 21, 2018

 Carving a turkey, step-by-step 

Jason Clark,

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Ira's Chicken coming to downtown
OCT 30, 2018

Ira's Chicken will introduce its fast-casual concept to Greer later this year.

A new fast-casual chicken concept is coming to downtown Greer.

Ira’s Chicken will be located at 107 South Main Street with tentative opening date in mid-December. The holidays, weather and tentative downtown construction will determine a more definite opening.

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Police department gets heartfelt act of kindness
OCT 17, 2018

Reegan Early, Corporal Roman Wilson of the Greer Police Department, and Reegan's sister, Harper.

Let Lt. Chad Richardson describe the meaning of children’s acts of kindness to their local law enforcement agency.

“There is not a prouder feeling that can be felt as when a child looks at you and tells you ‘thank you’, stated Richardson.

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Spartanburg Regional to buy Mary Black Health System
OCT 11, 2018

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) has reached an agreement with Community Health Systems to purchase the Mary Black Health System.

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) has reached an agreement with Community Health Systems to purchase the Mary Black Health System including its 207-bed Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg and the 125-bed hospital (MBMH) in Gaffney.

The purchase price was not announced.

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Cops: Ask help to ID suspects, anything in brutal crime
SEP 29, 2018

The photographs were taken from video surveillance outside of the W.E. Willis Grocery, during the morning of Sept. 25.

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office are looking for help in identifying individuals who robbed a convenience store owner and then viciously attacked the owner and shot his wife in their Greenville County home.

The Sheriff’s Office has released images they hope will help them identify several men who robbed a grocery store, beat the owner and shot his wife.

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It's a sad day: Nancy Welch's valiant battle with cancer comes to an end
SEP 28, 2018

Nancy Welch made thousands of her signature Angel Biscuits for Big Thursday. 


Greer is wearing a heavy heart today.

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Britt to appear before Senate to speak on tariff impact on BMW, suppliers
SEP 25, 2018

David Britt will appear before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday to speak against tariffs.

David Britt will appear before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday to speak against tariffs.

Britt, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee for the Spartanburg County Council, will illustrate how BMW’s decision to build its first plant outside Germany and in Greer, connecting Greenville and Spartanburg counties, has pumped $9 billion into the upstate and saved a region decimated by the decline of the textile industry.

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