County unveils interactive map to connect people to health care, other services

The map allows users to locate bus stops, parks, educational institutions, affordable housing, health centers, and more throughout Greenville County.

Group to protest proposed Trump cuts to Amtrak lines

Greenville would be among the 220 cities that would lose rail passenger service if President Donald J. Trump’s proposed budget is adopted. On Friday, June 23, Greenville will be one of at least 20 cities where Rally for Trains rallies will be held in protest of Trump’s measure.

Gas tax not only law passed by South Carolina legislators this year

Some of the laws are already in effect, while others won’t become law for at least a month.

County Council votes to impose two new fees

Property owners will be paying a new yearly fee of $14.95 on each parcel of real property, and motorists will pay $10 more in road maintenance fees when they renew their license plates.

GVL Dems to throw a block party in the Village

The event will include a food truck, beer, wine, games for both children and adults, and a performance by local musician Darby Wilcox.

What’s worth saving? Fast-growing Greenville aims to preserve its history

As Greenville has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, it is working to preserve buildings of its past.

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Clemson University researchers work to improve lasers for military use

Engineering professors John Ballato and Lin Zhu have received $3.2 million from the Department of Defense to refine lasers for possible military use.

Your annual reminder to get your vision checked

May is Healthy Vision Month.

An eight-minute simulation lets caregivers experience dementia

Virtual Dementia Tour simulates the challenges a dementia patient experiences in doing everyday things.

Partners in Agriculture plans new facility, continues fight against hunger in Haiti

For 18 years, Greenville’s Gillaine and Charles Warne have grown food and taught sustainable agriculture practices in Haiti to eliminate malnutrition.

Furman University receives about $500K for science equipment

Furman University has been awarded a four-year, $497,183 grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to purchase microscopes and more.

Eating disorders cut across generations and gender

In popular perception, eating disorders most commonly affect female adolescents and young women, but the mental illness’ victims are far more wide-ranging.

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School district approves tax hike for building projects

Greenville County Schools will be building some new schools and county taxpayers will see their bills go up to pay for them.

Clemson, BJU named best colleges in South Carolina

High school graduates may want to consider these universities, according to Schools.com.

University of South Carolina tuition going up; school officials call for more state support of higher ed

Students at the University of South Carolina in Columbia will pay 3.46 percent more in tuition next school year, and school officials blamed the increase on the state not contributing enough money for higher education.

Rally for Trains event to be held at Greenville Amtrak

The National Association of Rail Passengers has scheduled a Rally for Trains event from 10 a.m. to noon at the Greenville Amtrak Station at 1120 Washington St. to protest the White House’s proposed budget that cuts funding for long-distance passenger rail travel.

Clemson University student scores prestigious astronaut scholarship

The six surviving members of NASA’s Mercury 7 mission founded the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in 1984 to encourage students to pursue STEM careers.

Furman University receives $2.2M bequest for scholarships

“This bequest ensures that Furman students pursuing careers in teaching or the ministry will receive significant financial assistance.”

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Mayor Knox White endorses Paris Climate Agreement

White has joined the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, a coalition committed to carrying out the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Clemson studies best seasons for controlled burns in Appalachians

Prescribed burning is a practice that involves removing understory brush that can go up in flames during a drought.

Upstate’s air quality improves, report says

Upstate residents can breathe a little easier.

Upstate Forever ends fight against natural gas pipeline

Upstate Forever won’t challenge the state’s approval of a 55-mile natural gas pipeline that will run through hundreds of properties in Spartanburg County to the Lowcountry.

Wade Hampton High School launches composting program to combat food waste

Students are on a mission to help the planet by transforming food waste into soil.

Furman University completes $1.7M solar farm

Furman University is one step closer to reducing its carbon footprint.

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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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This Week in UBJ: A Quiet Man’s Resounding Influence

Tee Hooper’s low-key leadership, BMW in the Upstate turns 25, more fun and games on Main Street, and more.

This Week in UBJ: All Flip, No Flop

An entrepreneurial trip from barbecue to flip-flops, a “merger of equals” to form the state’s largest health care system, a $16 million founding win for a Main Street company, and two new downtown hotels.

Clemson professor receives $3M to research cyberattack defenses

The operating system that’s under development, known as S2OS, could make data stored and transmitted in computer and network systems more secure.

This Week in UBJ: The Duke’s Century

One hundred years ago, one woman made a huge impression on scores of WWI soldiers. And unlike Wonder Woman, Greenville’s Eugenia Duke knew a great mayonnaise recipe.

This Week in UBJ: World, meet the Upstate. Upstate, meet the world.

Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome — it’s the Upstate Business Journal’s special focus on international issues.

This Week in UBJ: A New Course for GSP

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, the container home trend, corporate bigwigs descending on Greenville, and two much-anticipated new restaurants are highlights of this week’s Upstate Business Journal.

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