Commercial banker Matt Cotner to challenge Lillian Brock Flemming

Lillian Brock Flemming has held the Greenville City Council District 2 seat since 1981, but this election the Democrat has at least one challenger, Republican Matt Cotner.

Mental health advocate Paton Blough to run for Trey Gowdy’s seat

Greenville resident and mental health advocate Paton Blough is planning to run as an independent for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District in 2018.

City Council candidates tout experience to Alta Vista residents

Filing for the three Greenville City council seats that will be up for grabs hadn’t ended yet, but that didn’t stop five candidates from starting to campaign at the Alta Vista Neighborhood Association’s meeting Tuesday night.

Gowdy troubled Comey didn’t acknowledge leak investigation

U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy isn’t happy about FBI Director James Comey’s decision to remain silent on recent intelligence leaks

Filing opens for Greenville municipal elections today at noon

Anybody interested in running for three Greenville City Council seats that are up for grabs this fall may officially put their hat in the ring today beginning at noon.

Parks are big winners in Greenville’s proposed capital improvement plan

Parks — from the city’s new signature park west of downtown to neighborhood parks scattered throughout the city to the venerable Cleveland Park — would be the big winners in Greenville’s proposed capital improvement plan for next year.

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GHS’ MedTrans, doctor honored by EMS association

In rural Greenville and Upstate areas where a car crash victim might bleed out before reaching the nearest trauma center, there are rescuers on wings, swooping in to save lives. Pilots, paramedics, and nurses rescue hundreds of people each year with the Greenville Health System’s MedTrans helicopter and AirMed Regional six-wing medical plane EMS programs. […]

Upgraded planetarium reopens at Roper Mountain Science Center

The stars are twinkling again at Greenville’s Roper Mountain Science Center.

Behind the screens

Heart disease has been considered a “man’s disease” for a long time when in fact it is the leading killer of both women and men. The difference (and the problem) lies with the fact that symptoms can vary greatly between men and women, and many people don’t realize it. While pressure or chest discomfort are […]

Clemson scientists discover 5 new galaxies powered by black holes

Scientists have identified five of the oldest and largest gamma-ray blazars yet known, a discovery that may unlock the mysteries of deep space.

GHS offers free, drive-thru flu shots

The flu is spreading among Upstate residents this winter, and the Greenville Health System is urging people to get their flu shots.

Parkinson’s disease patients pedal their way to better health

New exercise programs offered by YMCA Greenville help slow the progress of the neurological disorder.

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Monarch Elementary named Palmetto’s Finest winner, A.J. Whittenberg is a finalist

Monarch Elementary was named one of five Palmetto’s Finest Schools Tuesday. A.J. Whittenberg Elementary was a finalist for the award, considered by many as the top state award South Carolina schools can win.

Roper Mountain’s Forgotten History

Much of the science center’s past has been largely forgotten by the public at large. This is the story of those lost years.

Roper Mountain Science Center plans new $9M facility

The center is planning to construct a 24,000-square-foot facility that teaches school students about clean energy, pollinating insects, and more.

Greenville County Schools looking for kindergarteners

Parents, if you have a child who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1, Greenville County Schools wants to hear from you.

Furman University professors to hold public forums to discuss current issues

Several professors will hold free public forums this spring to talk democracy, science, morality, religion, and more.

Entrepreneur starts camp to give teens hands-on STEAM job experiences

“There may be an experience that takes them down a path they never saw coming, but it’s a great fit for them – something they love.”

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Greenville County launches litter control program

Greenville County has launched a new litter control program designed to improve cleanliness along streets.

Upstate Forever appeals federal approval of natural gas pipeline

The environmental advocacy group has challenged a ruling by FERC approving a 55-mile natural gas pipeline that would run through Spartanburg County.

After 12 years, environmentalist and community educator Nancy Fitzer leaves Greenville’s Upstate Forever

For more than a decade, Nancy Fitzer has been the voice of Greenville’s Upstate Forever, one of South Carolina’s most influential environmental groups.

Upstate Forever protects more than 300 acres in Spartanburg County

A former tree farm in Pauline is now protected through a partnership between Upstate Forever and a Spartanburg County landowner.

Cultivate conference promotes sustainability to fend off food shortages

The conference aims to create a healthy local food system through sustainable growing methods.

Upstate Forever highlights environmental projects with annual awards

Greenville’s Upstate Forever recently honored the area’s most impressive environmental projects with its annual “ForeverGreen Awards” luncheon.

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QuikTrip drops Nicholtown store plan, starts construction on Academy Street location

While QuikTrip has dropped its plan to build a convenience store in the Nicholtown community on Laurens Road, construction has started on a new store on another one of the gateways to downtown.

Boiling Springs apartment community sold for $19M

Connecticut-based Hamilton Point Investments purchased the multifamily complex on Asheville Highway from Greenville-based Graycliff Capital Partners on Jan. 12.

Outside developers vie to shape downtown Greenville in league with the county

At least six outside developers — some of whom do business across the country — have expressed an interest in the prominent county-owned property, nearly 38 acres of high ground next to Falls Park.

City planners approve revised plans for Stone Avenue townhomes

Southern Investment & Development proposes 18 townhomes on West Stone Avenue, one block west of Main Street. Revised plans include central courtyard, ‘pedestrian-friendly’ feel, according to city officials.

New Harris Teeter at Lewis Plaza delayed

Harris Teeter said in December 2014 it was re-entering the Upstate market with a new Lewis Plaza store. At site recently, however, no construction crews were working and just one wall had been erected.

Harris Teeter at Lewis Plaza still planned despite limited construction activity, company says

Harris Teeter said in December 2014 it was re-entering the Upstate market with a new Lewis Plaza store. At site recently, however, no construction crews were working and just one wall had been erected.

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Alternative to Woodruff Road moves forward

The two-lane connector would give motorists new ways of getting to popular destinations along Woodruff Road without having to drive on the notoriously congested retail corridor itself.

Federal regulators levy fines against CertusBank founders, former execs

Former execs fined more than $55,000 without admitting wrongdoing. Feds cite excessive spending and “reckless unsafe or unsound practices.”

Advance America announces partnership with NASCAR’s Danica Patrick

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series racer Danica Patrick will display Spartanburg-based short-term lender’s logo on her helmet during the 2017 season and will be a prominent fixture in the company’s marketing efforts.

KEMET completes acquisition of Japanese electronics manufacturer NEC Tokin

The Simpsonville-based electronics supplier will pay approximately $52.5 million in a deal expected to close April 10.

Spartanburg Water’s Community Benefit Program picking up steam

During the past year, the program has attracted participation from 14 vendors and produced $45,000 in donations and support for local charities.

Greer welcomes new Growler Haus

Upstate entrepreneur Craig Kinley and his team opened their fourth craft beer lounge Friday in a 2,000-square-foot space at 213 Trade St. in downtown Greer.

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