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2 Alzheimer's, dimentia free public meetings this week
JUN 10, 2024

Two support groups meeting for Alzheimer’s and dementia are scheduled for free this week.

The bi-monthly discussion about typical “behaviors” that people with brain changes may encounter, is scheduled Wednesday 2-3 p.m., at Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG), 30 Century Circle, Greenville.

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Repetitive behavior may signal person looking for comfort, security, familiarity
JUN 10, 2024

Repetitive behavior may signal person looking for comfort, security, familiarity

By JULIA ELDRED

A person with dementia may do or say something over and over. This can be a word or phrase, question or activity, or undo something that has just been completed. In most cases, the person is most likely looking for comfort, security and familiarity.

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Alzheimer's, dementia free support group sessions this week
JUN 9, 2024

Two support groups meeting for Alzheimer’s and dementia are scheduled for free this week.

The bi-monthly discussion about typical “behaviors” that people with brain changes may encounter, is scheduled Wednesday 2-3 p.m., at Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG), 30 Century Circle, Greenville.

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D&D donating Explorer, Navigator to Spartanburg Community College
JUN 5, 2024

D&D Motors will donate a 2023 Ford Explorer and a 2023 Lincoln Navigator to Spartanburg Community College's Ford ASSETT Program on Friday. Skip Davenport, right, is the President of D&D Motors.
 

D&D Motors will donate a 2023 Ford Explorer and a 2023 Lincoln Navigator to Spartanburg Community College's Ford ASSETT Program. 

The special donation is scheduled for Friday at 9 a.m. at SCC.

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Tanglewood teacher arrested, dismissed having gun on campus
MAY 9, 2024

Police arrested Shavar Stephenson, 25, who was in possession of a firearm after it was found in his bag that was inside his classroom.
 

Tuesday afternoon, a now terminated Greenville County School District Teacher from Tanglewood Middle School, was arrested for possessing a firearm on school property.

The investigation was initiated Tuesday after the School Resource Officer was alerted by school administrators that there was talk among students that a teacher had a gun in his bag.

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Skip Davenport running for Senate District 12 seat
MAR 13, 2024

Skip Davenport running for State Senate District 12 seat.
 

Businessman and job creator Skip Davenport announced Wednesday that he is running for the South Carolina State Senate and launched the first television advertisement for his campaign. Davenport is running for the State Senate’s District 12 seat, which covers areas in both Spartanburg and Greenville Counties.

In his announcement, Davenport stressed his commitment to advancing conservative policies that protect his neighbors' freedoms, pocketbooks, and communities, while highlighting his longtime business and community involvement.

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Gun found in Greenville County 4th-grader's backpack
APR 4, 2023

A gun was found in a 4th-grade student’s backpack in an elementary school in Greenville County Tuesday morning.  Greenville County Sheriff Office Deputies observed the empty gun but also noted an unattached magazine with ammunition inside the backpack.

Deputies were called to Cherrydale Elementary just after 10 a.m., and upon further investigation, investigators learned that the student was overheard by another student talking about having a gun, according to Lt. Ryan Flood.

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Steinway repeats for coveted 'Partners in Performance'
NOV 3, 2022

Gavin English, President, Steinway & Sons – Americas (left) and Ben Steiner, CEO, Steinway & Sons (right), congratulate Allison Love and Katherine Love of Steinway Piano Gallery – Carolinas.
 

Steinway Piano Gallery Carolinas, with locations in Greenville (743 Congaree Road) and Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C., has been awarded one of four coveted "Partners in Performance" dealer of the year awards from Steinway & Sons. This is the third consecutive year Steinway Piano Gallery – Carolinas has won the award.

This Partners in Performance accolade recognizes the top Steinway dealers from among 65-plus showrooms across North America. Nomination and selection are based on dealer performance in categories including sales, customer service, technical service, concert and artist activities, among other divisions. The award was presented to Steinway Piano Gallery – Carolinas during the Steinway & Sons annual dealer meeting in New York City in October.

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Sen. Scott's office accepting internship applications
OCT 23, 2022

Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is accepting applications for internships in his Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville offices for the spring of 2023. 
 

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is accepting applications for internships in his Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville offices for the spring of 2023. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the chance to work with public service professionals and gain practical experience in constituent services, government policy, and more.

In Washington, interns will research legislation, attend Congressional hearings and briefings, assist with press tasks, and help manage correspondence on various issues. Responsibilities also include answering phones and other administrative tasks. Interns in this office will gain a stronger understanding of the lawmaking process, while also improving their communications skills.

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Prisma participating in Drug Take Back Day, Oct. 29
OCT 23, 2022

Prisma participating in Drug Take Back Day, Oct. 29

Prisma Health is among the participants in the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, Oct.29, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

The initiative aims to provide safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

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Greer Centennial Lions make donations to Greer schools
OCT 12, 2022

Left to right: Jack Lucas, Stephanie Lackey, Cassandra Davis, and Club President Keith Taylor.
 
 
 
 

The Greer Centennial Lions Club wrapped up its largest fundraiser to date, raising more than $33,000 for the Lions Club mission and two beneficiaries, Chandler Creek Elementary and Greer Middle School.

“We are thrilled the community pulled together to help us with this meaningful event. These donations will help our most vulnerable youth for years to come,” said Jack Lucas, vice president and event organizer.

The plunge event enlisted community leaders to engage with their network and ask for donations. Plungers were asked to raise a thousand dollars or “take the plunge”.

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NGU moves up in U.S. News & World Report rankings
SEP 12, 2022

NGU moves up in U.S. News & World Report rankings

North Greenville University moved into the top third of institutions in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of "Best Regional Universities" in the South, the highest ranking it has held in the influential report.

In the 2022-23 rankings, released Monday,  NGU tied for 38th among 135 universities in the region which includes 12 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In the 2021-22 rankings, NGU was ranked No. 70 in the region.

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Tryon Film Festival offers free public filmmaking workshops
SEP 8, 2022

Tryon Film Festival offers free public filmmaking workshops

The Tryon International Film Festival is opening up its filmmaking workshops to the general public for free this year, Oct. 7-9.

During the three-day weekend in Tryon, there will be 12 workshops and discussion groups, covering topics from screenwriting to acting. You do not have to be a Film Fest ticket holder to attend the workshops and discussion groups.

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Historic Tigerville General Store renamed Wood's General Store
AUG 25, 2022

North Greenville University renamed the historic Tigerville General Store to Wood's General Store at a dedication ceremony. Left to right: Helen Wood, Willie Wood, Bobby Wood, and Laura Messer Wood.
 
 

A 168-year-old part of the Tigerville community was renamed, honoring its historic role in the Greenville County community which is home to North Greenville University’s main campus.

NGU’s remodeled campus store on the north edge of the campus is now Wood's General Store, celebrating the Wood family's ties to the building which became a community hub when it was built by Tigerville pioneer B.F. Neves in 1864.

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How to deal with back to school anxiety
AUG 5, 2022

Dr. Casey Berson, Child Psychiatrist, Prisma Healthcare
 

As kids head back to school, whether in person or at home, many families are feeling stressed because of the uncertainties caused by the pandemic. Child psychiatrist Dr. Casey Berson offered some advice on how to deal with back-to-school anxiety and stress.

“Kids are smarter than we give them credit for and they’re absolutely going to pick up on our own anxieties and our own reactions, so we have to be aware,” said Berson. “If you find that you’re a little bit more anxious, which is completely normal, maybe call your support person after the kids are in school.”

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Miss Hartsville, Jill Dudley, crowned Miss South Carolina
JUN 25, 2022

Miss Hartsville, Jill Dudley, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2022.
 

Miss Hartsville, Jill Dudley, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2022 at Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC, on Saturday.

Dudley, 22, is.from Socastee and attends the University of South Carolina. For her talent she performed a vocal rendition to "Never Enough". She was also a talent preliminary winner. She will receive a $60,000 scholarship and compete in the Miss

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Fowler, Greer International Ballet dancer, wins SC Teen preliminary
JUN 21, 2022

Tuesday Miss South Carolina preliminary winners: (right) Miss Inman, Maria Julianne Phillips, won Talent performing a vocal rendition of

By JIM FAIR

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

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The Donnan/COBE Project. Stepping into a New Era
JUN 19, 2022

Renovation of NGU’s administration building will include a new “jewel box” entrance, creating a distinctive exterior at the pinnacle of the university’s hilltop campus in Tigerville.
 
 

North Greenville University (NGU) unveiled plans to transform a campus landmark and create a new home for its largest academic program with the announcement of The Donnan/College of Business & Entrepreneurship Project.

Construction on the project, which has been in the design phase since last fall when it was approved by the NGU Board of Trustees and is supported by a newly launched $8.5 million capital campaign, is scheduled to begin this fall. The project centerpiece is the renovation of historic Donnan Administration Building to house the College of Business and Entrepreneurship (COBE) and a new office suite for NGU’s senior administration.

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NGU cuts online tuition
JUN 2, 2022

North Greenville University is reducing online tuition costs from $450 to $395 per credit hour in all online bachelor's degree programs in the fall.
 

North Greenville University (NGU) is making it easier for adult learners to complete their degree, earn a second degree, or pursue skills needed for a new career path during these trying times.

Inflation is causing consumers to pull back spending on some items as they look to cut expenses.

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Congratulations to area North Greenville grads
MAY 29, 2022

Congratulations to area North Greenville grads

North Greenville University (NGU) celebrated the achievements of 325 graduates as they received their degrees during the university’s Spring Commencement on April 29 in Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium on the Tigerville Campus.

During the evening ceremony, NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr., conferred 294 candidates for bachelor’s degrees and 31 candidates for graduate degrees.

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