Upstate Headlines: Olympics Games and Inspiring Stories

Upstate Headlines: Olympics Games and Inspiring Stories

Upstate-Headlines-bannerA collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of February 21th, 2018

The Olympic Games and the Upstate

The ancient tradition of the Olympic Games is one that unites countries from around the world through spirited competition. It also unites friends and communities as people gather around the TV to see the action. The Olympics not only inspires patriotism for your country, but also a drive to perhaps try a new hobby, or be the best of the best in something. This week, we’ve gathered a few best-of-the-best type stories of what’s happening in the Upstate.

Upstate Residents Give Curling a Try

One of the most popular Winter Olympic games, curling has grown in popularity in the Upstate. The Palmetto Curling Club wants to give those who are interested in the sport an opportunity to try it out. According to those who attended the club, it’s harder than it looks. The Palmetto Curling Club plans to host two more open houses on February 27 and March 6. The event is free and open to the public!

North Carolina to Host FEI World Equestrian Games

The games are expected to draw 500,000 visitors, and will be held September 11th – 23rd. The budget for the games is around $50 million. Because Greenville – Spartanburg Airport is the closest, GSP is preparing for the large crowds of people as well as horses. It is said that around 500 – 750 horses will come through GSP for the games.

Spartanburg Day School 7th Grader Wins Regional Spelling Bee

Caleb Xiao confidently spelled the word “Alhambra” to win the 14th USC Upstate Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday. He was among 80 students from Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties competing against one another. He will now advance to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington in May.

Tajh Boyd Takes Work Ethic Off of the Field in New Business Venture

Former Clemson quarterback and NFL player, Tajh Boyd is known for his talent and charisma on and off the field. Since graduating from Clemson in 2013, he has pursued various business ventures. Recently, though, he’s investing his time toward a resort condo complex on Lake Hartwell in Clemson. Tajh’s tireless work ethic and team player mentality is sure to be a great addition to the sales team for Lakeside Lodge.

Did You Know?

BMW’s Spartanburg County plant remains nation’s top auto exporter in 2017

Bon Secours Health System announces plans to merge with Mercy Health