Category: Education

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Insurance after diagnosis

Dear Dave, I started looking at life insurance policies after my wife and I had our daughter. During the screening process, I found out I had testicular cancer. I went through treatments, and the doctors have officially declared me to be in remission. Still, I can’t find a life insurance company that will work with...

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District 5 approves $85.7 million budget, includes $545,000 for safety and security improvements

The Spartanburg District Five Schools Board of Trustees has unanimously approved an $85.7 million budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. That’s a 5.3 percent increase over the previous year and is the 9th consecutive year no millage increase for the general operating side of the budget. Enrollment growth will result in an increase in the district’s...

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How to avoid estate planning mistakes

By Christopher Miller, Esq. When it comes to your to-do list, is estate planning in the top 10? Top 20? Is it on there at all? Estate planning is easy to put off, but there are numerous reasons why you shouldn’t. This list encompasses some of top mistakes that estate planners see in practice.  I...

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Artistic endeavors and peace of mind

Dear Dave, I’m retired, and in the past few years I’ve taken up painting. This hobby has begun bringing in more money than I expected. I was wondering at what point I should start thinking about separating my art money from my personal finances, and look at officially starting a little business. Pat Dear Pat,...

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Please don’t meet us by accident this summer

BY T.J. MACK, BSN, RN, CEN “Courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System” Summer arrives is here and with it comes warmer weather. As a consequence, we as a trauma family tend to see more injuries related to personal recreational vehicles – dirt bikes, ATVs, golf carts and personal watercraft. Many of the injuries we see...

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Evan Duke thanks communities for supporting Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra

By DENNIS DUKE President, Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra would like to thank the people of the city of Greer and surrounding communities for their wonderful support of our Christmas Concert.  The concert was also part of the Marine Corps’s Toys for Tots Campaign.  The community’s support made this a great success also. ...

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University’s first spirit song is in pre-production

By LILY KEARSE The first spirit song for Upstate is in the works and is tentatively scheduled to debut by spring 2018 graduation or in the fall. “Forever Spartan Strong” is the working title, according to Dr. Nolan Stolz. He was petitioned by the University of South Carolina Upstate’s 50th Anniversary Committee to write the...

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Klauser and McCall to receive Presdent’s Award

Staff Reports Joseph Klauser and David L. McCall will each receive a President’s Award during Greenville Technical College fall commencement exercises Friday at 11 a.m. at the TD Convention Center. Klauser, described by his instructors as outstanding, he has volunteered his time to the Culinary department, assisting with preparations for community events. He can be...

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First White Coat ceremony for NGU PA students

By JIM FAIR Editor The North Greenville University Physician Assistant (PA) medicine students began an academic tradition Friday at the Graduate School of Health Science at the Tim Brashier Campus at Greer. The school held its first white coat ceremony for the Master of Medical Science in PA Studies students at Suber Road Baptist Church...

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Middle school special ed teacher sends big ‘Thank you’

Angie Jarecki, a special education teacher at Blue Ridge Middle School, sends a big “Thank you” for the $1,500 grant she wrote and was awarded by Walmart in Greer. “The additional funds are always needed to make classroom activities more engaging and fun for all students, but especially for my special education students,” wrote Jarecki....