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CBL State Savings Bank opening loan office in Landrum

Greer-based CBL State Savings Bank will locate a loan office in Landrum to be opened on Oct. 1. The office will be located at 920 East Rutherford Street. Initially, only the bank’s loan products, including first and second residential mortgages, equity lines of credit, land loans, construction/permanent loans, commercial real estate loans and more, will...

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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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NFL fines former Panthers owner Jerry Richardson $2.75 million

Former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was fined $2.75 million Thursday by the National Football League following its investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. The investigation was conducted by former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White and the league said it substantiated the allegations against Richardson, that the improper conduct was limited to...

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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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Strip Club 104 Friday lunch too successful to continue

The ultra successful Friday lunch only featuring gourmet hamburgers at The Strip Club 104 is over. The restaurant will continue its regular evening dinner hours. Jason Clark’s concept that was arguably one of a kind in the state, had lines that snaked around from its 104 East Poinsett Street location to near main street –...

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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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Frontier Airlines will begin offering roundtrip flights to four new cities beginning Sept. 8

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport officials announced that Frontier Airlines will begin offering roundtrip flights to four new cities beginning Sept. 8. The non-stop flights will be to Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando and Tampa with introductory one-way tickets starting at $34. Frontier is the sixth airline – Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest and United – offering service...

S.C. DMV to issue REAL IDs at GSP July 18
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S.C. DMV to issue REAL IDs at GSP July 18

Beginning Oct. 1 2020, federal law requires your driver’s license or identification card to be REAL ID compliant in order to board a domestic, commercial flight, among other federal activities.  Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is teaming up with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) to help travelers prepare for the upcoming changes by...