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New Meyer Center leader Chris Neeley brings Bronze Star experience to organization’s mission

Ideas worth spreading

TEDxGreenville announces 2016 conference speakers and performers

Cooking up healthy online videos

Greenville doctor hosts cooking show on Web

Warmth in the family

GE Power engineer Nick Demianovich has had the chance to witness in the field the heavy-duty gas turbines that he helped design and develop. When his son was born, Demianovich saw a product he had worked on as an undergrad benefit his new baby. As a college intern and co-op employee with GE Healthcare in […]

Soul of a SEAL

Greenville resident Cynthia Hardwick last month became the oldest woman to complete an extreme fitness challenge that mimics Hell Week for Navy SEAL trainees.

Scott Dishman recognized for work with addicted families

Clemson University last week awarded Greenville’s Scott T. Dishman with the James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award for his work as director of community engagement at The Family Effect.

Betsy Cox to receive literary award

Elizabeth Cox doesn’t mind being called a Southern writer as long as it doesn’t limit her readership, she said in an interview published on, an online literary Web site. Sometimes, she said, it even helps. “There is a strong backload of writers behind me that are very good,” Cox said in the interview. Count […]

Castile as interim manager

Deputy City Manager John Castile said he’s viewing July 1 the same as any other day Greenville’s city manager is gone. That’s the day he takes over as head of government operations at City Hall. He’s done it every other time the city manager has been gone for the past six years. “It’s like the […]

Bourey’s time on job typical

Jim Bourey’s length of service as Greenville’s city manager is typical for city managers nationwide. When he leaves the job on June 30, Bourey will have been the manager of Greenville’s city government for nearly six and a half years. Nationwide, city managers last an average of just over seven years, according to the ICMA, […]

Milliken: The Man

Roger Milliken once told Spartanburg Mayor Bill Barnet about a garden he visited in England. Its curator told him the man who planted the garden never got to see the full magnitude of what he had created. Many say the same about Milliken, a private man who reinvented his family business into what is regarded […]

Palmetto leader retires

Leon Patterson and Paul “Bill” Stringer joined the Army the same day, trained together, flew to Vietnam together, served together and flew home together. Then, they worked side by side for 40 years to transform The Palmetto Bank from a small rural bank in Laurens that squeaked through the Great Depression to become a major […]

Stepping down?

Click here to read the expense report from Gov. Sanford’s 2008 trip to Brazil.   Click here to read a statement from the Department of Commerce. One thing political experts across the state agreed on today: Gov. Mark Sanford’s public-service career is over. At least for now. “In the immediate future his aspirations are over,” […]

Suit challenges ‘parachute’

A proposed settlement of two shareholder suits against the board of directors of The South Financial Group requires former Chief Executive Officer Mack I. Whittle Jr. to resign as director and the board to enact reforms to create more distance between the board and corporate management. The shareholder suits challenged Whittle’s “golden parachute” and alleged […]

Carolina First names new president and CEO

H. Lynn Harton was named president and chief operating officer of Greenville-based The South Financial Group, the company’s board announced Monday. He also was named to the board of directors. Harton takes the reins at a difficult time for TSFG, parent company of Carolina First in South and North Carolina and Mercantile Bank in Florida. […]