Upstate Headlines: There’s so Much to Love About the Upstate

Upstate Headlines: There’s so Much to Love About the Upstate

Upstate-Headlines-bannerA collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of February 14th, 2018

I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, Upstate

Happy Valentine’s Day! On this day of love, we are reflecting on all the things that make the Upstate wonderful. From Greenville, to Spartanburg, to everywhere in between, there are countless things that make the Upstate the best place to live. Not only do we love the city that we affectionately call home, but we love the people who make it unique. For this week’s Upstate Headlines, we’ve gathered some of our favorite headlines featuring the community that makes the Upstate easy to love.

People Love Greenville Even More Than We Thought

A few years ago, the city estimated that by 2030 the population would be 71,000+. Turns out, it took far less time to exceed that number than expected. With over 71,000 residents within city limits, the city is discussing future plans in a new way. While creating a Downtown Master Plan, a Neighborhood Parks Program, and a Greenville 2040 Program, City Council has their hands full.

Limestone Students Deliver Valentine’s Day Serenades

Nearly 30 surprise visits were made by a quartet of Limestone students singing love-themed tunes such as “You are My Sunshine.” The choral and vocal music education students were able to practice their skills through delivering “singing Valentine’s” to locals. Each singing Valentine cost $25 and came with a song, a box of chocolates, and a rose. However, the reactions of those who received the singing Valentine’s was priceless.

New Southern Gift Store, Sweet Tea Station, is a Nod to Upstate History

Originally a service station and ice cream shop, the location of Sweet Tea Station was once a central part of the community. Now, a place to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, owner, Sabrina Hodges, hopes the shop will become a go-to place once more. Whether it’s home decor, seasonal gifts, or farmhouse style pieces that you’re looking for — chances are, you’ll find it at Sweet Tea Station.

Greenville Women Giving Continue to Support Foster Care System

Greenville Women Giving presented “Life in Limbo” — an event focused on bringing attention to the foster care system. The organization works hard to make members aware of problems facing the foster care system and what is being done by local organizations to help the children and families who are involved. They believe that the knowledge will encourage opportunities for members to participate individually by donating or volunteering. Last year, Greenville Women Giving made a grant of $47,000 to Fostering Great Ideas for a mentoring program that supports foster children at Greenville Tech.

Did You Know?

You Can Attend a Love Themed Concert at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg!

A New Brewing Company is Coming to Stone Avenue in Greenville!