A mangy old dog straggles across a stage, dragging his weathered leash behind him. He saunters directly in front of a performing band. Anywhere else, this might seem out of place. But the only thing more appropriate on this stage, nestled in the Blue Ridge woods, would be if a skunk wandered in front of the band.
Ernest Conley isn’t a writer. At least, he wasn’t prior to discovering a book on how to write.
“I love to read, and my wife and I used to go up to the Salvation Army store to get books. For some stupid reason, I picked up a book on how to write,” he said. “I have no skills, no training. Just a love for it.”
Nearly nine months have passed since the Jan. 4 fire at Hollywild that claimed 27 of the park’s animals, and officials want the public to know that they’re open and the animals that survived smoke inhalation are doing well.
In 2012, Lisa Deane received the news that every woman dreads to hear: she had breast cancer and would need to start chemotherapy immediately.
It was while she endured the chemo treatments each week that she realized that she had a unique opportunity to minister in the cancer care ward.
A community walk to help those impacted by suicide is set for Oct. 11 at Greer City Park.
Out of Darkness Community Walks occur all over the country, benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (ASSP), the largest suicide prevention organization in the nation.
Two local art enthusiasts are putting a new spin on an old, downtown Greer building.
Sharon Murry and Sarah Betancourt are the brains behind a new entertainment venue in Greer Station called “The Spinning Jenny,” located in the old Greer Opry House at 107 Cannon St.
From his blacksmithing shop in Lyman, a man hammers a glowing-hot piece of metal, crafting half of a horseshoe into a work of art. With each strike, sparks fly in all directions from atop a 100-pound anvil. Soon he’ll have a bottle opener to give to a friend or possibly to sell.
At 9:59 a.m. Friday morning, members of the community and the firefighters from across the county paused for a moment of reflection.
Fourteen years earlier, at that exact moment, thousands of Americans were losing their lives.
A yellowed newspaper lies open to a page with a banner headline. The headline reads “The Grandfather Of Them All.” Just underneath the words appears a photograph of a simple, brick church.
Tim and Mary Bergstrom have become the subject of curiosity on Pennington Road, in between Greer and Blue Ridge. The Bergstroms have a farm out there, which, in and of itself, is not unique. What makes passersby slow their vehicles or stop altogether is that they are not quite sure what the Bergstroms are growing.