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John L. Thompson biked 81 miles on his 81st birthday, celebrating a lifetime of activity. Thompson currently lives with his wife, Susie, in Taylors.

Thompson gets better with age

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Taylors resident John L. Thompson turned 81 last week, but it wasn’t your typical birthday party.

To celebrate, Thompson cranked out 81 push-ups, grinded through 81 chin-ups and completed an 81-mile bike ride to Lake Greenwood.

“It went well,” he said. “Got it done by about five o’clock, so not a bad day.”

Cindy Phillips, Julia Hoyle, Patty Yoder and Betsy McLeod ,left to right, display some of their favorite rug hooking art. The four are part of a group establishing a Traditional Rug Hooking guild in Greenville.

Hooked on tradition

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Hook by hook, strip by strip, an old wool shirt takes on new life as a tree in a primitive landscape, a playful cat or a decorative snowman.
The options for traditional rug hooking are limited only by the imaginations of an upstate group dedicated to carrying on the historic art form.

A volunteer feeds cane into a horse-drawn mill to make molasses during the event in 2011.

Olde Tyme Farm Day returns

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Horse-drawn plows, molasses making, quilting, butter churning and other bygone traditions are back by popular demand. Gail and Dr. Vic Campbell will once again open their Log Cabin Farm to visitors during Olde Tyme Farm Day on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tim and Jenny Bright

Looking for the Bright side

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He wanted everyone to know that he had a perfect life.’

Tim Bright died on Saturday, Oct. 4, after a four-and-a-half year battle with cancer. The Riverside High and University of South Carolina baseball standout, who alongside his wife Jenny founded the Brightlife organization to support cancer research, was 32.

The students from Riverside collected more than 5,000 canned food items to help stock GCM shelves.

Warriors make big donation

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The Riverside High cross country teams gave back last week, donating more than 5,000 canned food items to Greer Community Ministries (GCM).

Riverside was one of  more than 20 schools participating in a race to raise support for local food banks.

Alejandro Rodriguez showcases his musical abilities at the 22nd annual Washington Center Challenge Day.

BJU hosts Washington Center Day

A crowd cheered as 128 athletes from Washington Center made their way through the balloon arches heading out to a day of showing off their athletic abilities.  Some of them walked by themselves and some were wheeled through in their chairs, but all of them excitedly waved back to the crowd as they prepared to participate in the 22nd Washington C


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