Smiles could light up the faces of more than 500 people – many of them children – this holiday season after area residents stepped up to help Greer Relief provide gifts for those in need.
Cherie Pressley has accepted another term on the Upstate Workforce Investment Board (WIB).
Pressley, who is the Executive Director for the Upstate Regional Education Center, was recently selected for another three-year term.
Duke Energy recently donated $20,000 to the Peace Center in Greenville to support its Peace Partners program.
Peace Center officials say the donation will allow dozens of families to attend the Peace Center on New Year’s Eve to see the opening night performance of “The Wizard of Oz.”
Cheryl Carpenter’s father grew up poor – Kenneth Coates didn’t want to see children wear hand-me-down shoes as he did.
When Carpenter had her first child, Coates frequently bought new shoes.
Newly elected Mayor Lisa Cooley Scott and council member Jason Shuler were sworn in during the Duncan Town Council meeting Monday night.
The two were chosen by Duncan voters during a special election on Dec. 3.
At the beginning of next year, Andrew Johnson, a 2011 Blue Ridge graduate, will deploy for his first tour to Afghanistan.
Burch plans public
book signing Friday
Leland Burch will hold a public book signing for his first compilation “Greer, SC - The Center of the Universe” on Friday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at McLeskey-Todd Pharmacy of Greer, 109 N. Main St.
An amendment for a wrecker ordinance received approval during the Dec. 3 Wellford Council meeting.
Five Zaxby’s restaurants, including a Duncan location, hosted two Make-A-Wish children for the 2013 Zaxby’s Limo Tour.
The Make-A-Wish program grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Gatherings on Main, at 506 North Main St. in Greer, will host a Ribbon Cutting on Friday. The ceremony will begin at 11 am.
Gatherings on Main is a café and antique store opened in fall of 2013 as a place for friends and family to “meet, eat and shop.”