CarMax competitor EchoPark plans Motor Mile location

EchoPark plans a 23-employee, 9,600-square-foot used car dealership with parking for 400 cars in place of the dilapidated Relax Inn complex.

VentureSouth posts record year in 2016

The angel group said it invested more than $4 million in Southeastern startups in 2016, a record for the early-stage investment firm, and a 15 percent increase over the prior year.

Spartanburg young leaders host event for homeless vets

The 1831 Gala will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Jan. 20 at the Piedmont Club in downtown Spartanburg. Proceeds will benefit Upstate Warrior Solution.

Clemson joins $253M national Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Initiative

Clemson University and several companies in the Upstate will play a prominent role in a new national initiative that aims to bring advanced robotics and training to manufacturing and generate 510,000 manufacturing jobs across the country by 2025.

The rise of precision health care shows that one cure might not fit all

If you get sick, knowing your molecular makeup can become the lens through which a personal treatment pathway is charted.

AI breakthroughs and natural language apps may move business this year

NLP and NLG aren’t new technologies, but they are looking to have a breakthrough year in 2017.

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NAI Earle Furman rebrands investment division to Furman Capital Advisors

An Upstate commercial real estate firm specializing in the office, industrial, investment, land, multifamily and retail sectors, said it has rebranded one of its top-performing divisions.

Plans for downtown Greenville parking deck move forward

The garage is intended to meet the needs of tenants at 200 E. Broad St., where Elliott Davis and other tenants are located.

Plans for downtown Greenville parking deck move forward

The garage is intended to meet the needs of tenants at 200 E. Broad St., where Elliott Davis and other tenants are located.

Beattie House sale approved, to become private residence

Greenville’s historic Beattie House will once again become a private residence.

Townhome projects move forward

Developers propose 78 townhome lots on Rocky Slope Road at Hollingsworth Park and 16 townhomes on West Stone Avenue in downtown Greenville, according to plans reviewed by city officials.

City design panel gives preliminary OK to Hayne School plan

Neighborhood design panel approves master plan, which includes renovating existing building. Action subject to DRB’s final approval of site and building details.

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The 2016 Top 5: Science & Technology

Here are some of the institutions and people that shaped a year of innovation.

GHS asks children, sick visitors to not visit patients this holiday season

The Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital today put into effect a voluntary restriction for visitors under 18. That voluntary restriction affects only pediatric visitors for patients in the Children’s Hospital, not for patients at GHS’ other hospitals. “We needed to take this step because of increasing levels of respiratory viruses and influenza in our community,” […]

Children find bat sick with rabies near Greenville Zoo

State health officials say several children on Saturday, Oct. 1, handled a sick and rabid bat at the playground in front of the Greenville Zoo in Cleveland Park. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) asks that people seek immediate medical attention if they had any contact with the sick bat, which […]

Clemson creates an orthotic made on a 3D printer

Researchers at Clemson University, working with orthotic experts, have come up with a technological solution: they are developing a program that will create an orthotic with 3D printing technology. This new orthotic, which still is in the testing phase, can be custom fit in softness and use multiple materials.

Clemson scientists study innovative way to combat opiate addiction using nanotech and light-sensitive proteins

A Clemson University team received a $6 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the use of light to control brain cells, a strategy that could lead to untold neurological cures.

My day as a shooting victim: GHS and USCSOMG team up for trauma training

Much of being a doctor is so much more than understanding ailments and providing care. It’s also about the intense and intricate interpersonal relationships that have to be forged in the midst of medicine – during extreme emergencies and the juxtaposed mundane checkups.

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Council approves more affordable housing funding, changes police review board

Council has approved changing the name of the Commission on Fire and Police Practices to better reflect the board’s mission. The new name will be the Public Safety Citizen Review Board.

S.C. House Speaker: Businesses will desert state if roads aren’t fixed

The South Carolina Speaker of the House said during a talk in Greenville on Monday, Jan. 9,, that businesses will eventually stop investing in the state if lawmakers don’t find the money to repair its crumbling road network.

Tim Scott is nuts for Clemson, places bet against Alabama senator

Even though U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-Charleston) is a Charleston Southern grad, who an honorary Tiger from here on out.

Snow, freezing didn’t stop Sunday’s 300-strong Solidarity Rally

More than 300 people, bundled up against 32 degree weather, stood between snow-covered bushes and patches of white ground in downtown Greenville on Jan. 8 for A Rally for Solidarity. Some downtown businesses and churches were closed on this freezing Sunday, but the afternoon rally had more people gathered at the Peace Center Square than […]

More than 400 Greenville women heading to D.C. for Jan. 21 march

Twenty-two buses will head to the nation’s capitol from the Palmetto State for the post-inaugural Women’s March on Washington

Lindsey Graham tells Trump to take US spies seriously

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) made a brief appearance during this morning’s Senate Armed Services Committee on Russia’s involvement in email hacks targeting the Democratic Party during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Greenville County Schools on two-hour delay Wednesday

Greenville County Schools and offices will open on a 2-hour delay Wednesday and buses will not run on icy roads.

Greenville schools to dismiss at regular time

Greenville County Schools will dismiss at the regular time today. All school sponsored activities, events, and programs, including after school care and athletics, must end by 5pm. This will allow all students and employees to get safely home before dark and before the winter storm is expected to develop, said Director of Communications Beth Brotherton in a news release.

Legacy Charter gets part of $3 million in federal grants for preschool programs

Legacy Charter School is one of eight organizations that will split more than $3 million in federal grants to expand preschool and improve educational outcomes for 3- and 4-year-olds, it was announced Thursday.

Clemson University plans diversity summit to prepare minority students for college

Clemson University is planning a national summit in Greenville in April to launch a program that could open the door to higher education for students from predominantly minority high schools throughout the Upstate.

Legacy Charter study shows the positive effects of P.E. on schoolwork

Seven years ago, Legacy Charter School started a long-term study to measure the effects of daily physical education classes on students’ physical and cognitive health. The latest results show a significant difference between Legacy students, who are required to take 45 minutes of P.E. every day, and students attending elementary and middle schools that don’t. Legacy is the only public school in South Carolina that requires daily P.E. It is also the largest Title I school in Greenville County.

Public Education Partners’ Grier Mullins retiring after 28 years of improving our schools

The mother of three, a former Head Start teacher and PTA president, Mullins has worked to make that happen for 28 years as executive director of Public Education Partners of Greenville County, a nonprofit organization that is independent from Greenville County Schools but works with the school district to improve public education.

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