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Summer Road Trip: Day-tripping edition

Summer road trip

Categorized by distance and activities, here are three day-trip destinations in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia that are perfect for a midweek diversion as a solo traveler or weekend jaunt with loved ones.

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Board denies Quest Leadership Academy’s appeal to stay open

Quest Leadership Academy
Quest Leadership Academy sits in the Belle Meade community of Greenville.

The South Carolina Public Charter School District has denied Quest Leadership Academy’s appeal to remain open.

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SAIL swimmers of the week, meets of the week and results

SAIL swimmint

Check out photos of meets throughout the community, swimmers of the week and see where swimmers rank in S.A.I.L.

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A look at Greenville’s homeless population five years after Tent City

Tent City

When Nick Venuto was about 5 years old, his parents sent him to an eye doctor for repetitively rolling his eyes, but they couldn’t find anything wrong. Soon after, he started clearing his throat nonstop, so they sent him to an allergist.

It took nearly two years, but eventually, they figured out what the problem was — Nick had Tourette syndrome.

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Alice’s Wonderland visits Greenville for wacky, magical exhibition

Alice in Wonderland
“Alice in Wonderland” artwork by Charles Santore.

“Down the Rabbit Hole: Imagining Alice’s Wonderland” at the Upcountry History Museum transports guests to different versions of the wacky, magical world — from Lewis Carroll’s 1865 book to Tim Burton’s 2010 film.

The 1,200-square-foot exhibition features original Alice paintings, drawings, illustrations, set designs, and film costumes that explore artists’ various interpretations of Wonderland itself.

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Part Three: Twelve last meals in Greenville

Golden Brown & Delicious
Photo by Will Crooks

Megan Baxter’s series, “12 Last Meals in Greenville, S.C.” documents the food-lover’s farewell to our city. Check back each week for the next installment.

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