Hurricane Florence: What you need to know

The hurricane is forecasted to be a strong Category 3 storm when it makes landfall between South Carolina and North Carolina on Thursday, bringing high winds and heavy rains.

Backstage: A Q&A with Mill Town Players’ Will Ragland

If actor, director and scenic designer aren’t enough descriptions for Will Ragland, here’s one more — builder. Ragland has built two high school theater programs — at Woodmont and Palmetto — and the Mill Town Players, a community theater in Pelzer, formed in 2014 and now one of the state’s most attended community theaters.

Local agencies, Bon Secours join forces to fight Upstate sex trafficking

According to Shannon Piller of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, one of the main misconceptions regarding sex trafficking in Greenville and the Upstate is the assumption that it’s not even happening here.

GLOW Lyric Theatre presents Valentine’s Day cabaret

In collaboration with Upstate Pride SC, the show features seven Upstate LGBTQ singers, actors, and dancers as they share personal experiences through dance, poetry, stand-up comedy and a myriad of musical styles including musical theatre, pop/hip-hop, and opera.

Shaping Our Future: Evaluating the Impacts of Future Growth and Development in the Upstate

In the next 15 years, the Upstate will welcome nearly 200,000 more residents, not to mention new industries and businesses. That growth has the potential to be truly positive – if managed well.

Reaching Nirvana: Our picks for Euphoria 2016

The four-day food, wine and music fest runs Sept. 22-25 in downtown…

S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources hosts hunter education classes in the Upstate

While the classes are offered periodically throughout the year all across the state, now is an opportune time to become certified in preparation for the popular fall and early winter hunting seasons. Two of the upcoming classes will give Upstate residents this opportunity.

Heroin’s new face

As the drugs have gotten deadlier, addiction continues its spread into the suburbs

Greenville is facing an opioid epidemic – and now it has a new weapon to fight it

The contents of this bottle have already saved four people from OD’ing in Greenville since June – now, police, EMTs and pharmacists hope it will help beat the Upstate’s opioid epidemic

Beth Israel synagogue’s centennial tells Greenville’s history through world wars, Main Street commerce

“Jewish merchants were vital to the community’s well-being,” Vecchio says. “They really helped the commercial development of these Upstate cities; they laid the foundation for it.”

Get Down in Pumpkintown has a few tricks up its sleeve

The Get Down in Pumpkintown festival, which kicks off this Friday at noon in Marietta, has always had a solid lineup of local musical talent.

Podcast tells ‘Stories of the Upstate’

When Loyd Ford launched the “Stories of the Upstate” podcast last year, he had two goals in mind. One was to use the podcast to draw people to GreatUpstate.com, his community events website. The other was to create an audio biography of Upstate residents from every walk of life.

End of the line for glass is only a drop in the bucket of recycling efforts

Inside the Outside: Environmental issues facing the region by Nancy Fitzer

NAMI hosts 5K for May Mental Health Month

Upstate residents can help raise mental health awareness and raise money