Greer Memorial Hospital is working towards being designated as “Baby-Friendly,” which means promoting skin-to-skin contact between newborns and their parents, breastfeeding, keeping babies in the room with their mothers, among other practices.
DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I want to volunteer somehow to help pets in my area, but can’t really find any opportunities. I called the local shelter, and they said they aren’t accepting volunteers right now. Why not? I thought shelters were desperate for help. Where else can I look?
Riverside High’s speech and debate coaches expected to send a few students to the national tournament in Kansas – but they didn’t expect to send more than a dozen.
Daily Bread Ministries, which operates the Greer Soup Kitchen, is planning to expand its assistance with a homeless shelter.
The Greer High virtual enterprise program is back from the national competition in New York, celebrating the year’s achievements and looking towards the future.
The group was in New York March 31- April 4, where the students competed against others from all over the world and were judged by Fortune 500 executives.
The District Five Schools of Spartanburg board continues to move forward with plans for the new Byrnes High School.
At a recent meeting, the board got a look at all phases of the plans for the first time. The proposed plan comes with an estimated price tag of $56 million-$68 million.
The Greer Prince and Princess pageant was held Saturday morning on the Ryan’s Steakhouse Dick Ploof Community Stage during the Greer Family Fest. Winners as follows:
Princess – Carrington Howard
Princess – Ember McCullough
North Greenville University and the Greenville Health System are coming together to help combat a growing healthcare provider shortage.
The two organizations are launching a physician assistant training program, the first in the Upstate and second in the state.
Todd Varholy is hoping to bring the first all-female team to the SkillsUSA state competition next year, as 13 more girls join the program, bringing the total to 19.
This would be unheard of, said the J. Harley Bonds Career Center teacher.
Todd Varholy wants people to know he wants to make the J. Harley Bonds Career Center the best welding training facility in South Carolina, “whatever it takes.”
“I think we’re number one but I want everyone to know what my mission statement is,” Varholy said. “We’re number one. There is no ranking, but I want it to be known.”