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  • The Swamp Rabbit train history in Greenville
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    Today’s biking trails offer glimpses of what used to be in Greenville, SC. The history of the train is worth telling. $200,000 sealed the deal in 1888 when the residents of Greenville agreed to subsidize the new train, and the 12-mile line was built between our fair city and Travelers Rest, SC. A year later the short railroad began operating Continue Reading...
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  • How to catch an opossum with baby food
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    Opossums, or possums, are a house pest in Greenville, SC. But outside the house they’re great snake eaters and are generally docile enough that they make good neighbors. I caught a possum using toddler food, specifically carrots, grapes, strawberries and hot honey. A cousin of the kangaroo, this marsupial mammal can get large very quickly while nesting in a house’s Continue Reading...
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  • New Study: race relations in Greenville among best in state
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    Congratulations! Greenville may have the best race relations in South Carolina. After all, we’ve thwarted this year’s least sought after list of Most Racist Cities in the Palmetto State. Of course, many of us share a concern that Greenville can do better to improve race relations. But we also believe national trends continue to demonstrate how Greenville, SC is moving Continue Reading...
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  • Proposed Greenville Metro Rail System Under Scrutiny
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    A few visionaries have dared to propose a Greenville Metro Rail System that would change the county in ways that would transform our small South Carolina township. Traffic bottlenecks in Greenville, SC have provided these visionaries with the fodder needed to transform the local transportation system to some commuters’ delight and some residents’ dismay. The private meetings among technologists and Continue Reading...
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  • Population growth in Greenville criticized by minority
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    Population growth in Greenville is a mixed bag for some folks who are feeling overwhelmed by the increase in business, population and traffic. Those who are not reliant on the local economy to fund their lives are asking whether growth is really what Greenville needs, for instance. But the voices are few. Cost of living is always a hot topic Continue Reading...
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  • Best soda hair costumes for Halloween
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    Branded soda hair costumes for Halloween are all the rage because of the ease of recognition your friends will have when they see the whim and fancy you’ve gone through to make your hair into something to drink. Marketing hair might be just the hottest branding trend to come down the line since Andy Granatelli paid NASCAR driver Richard Petty Continue Reading...
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  • The 4 Types of Facebook bullying
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    We’re seeing leadership emerge to call out Facebook bullying and end it. We owe it to our children who are watching. Degrading, hateful dialogue portrayed by parents leads to the same types of behavior in the children who see those tactics. Like father, like son. Facebook communities are often represented by the voices of family, business, church and municipal interests. Continue Reading...
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  • One white family’s perspective on racism in Greenville, SC
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    My father grew up in Greenville’s West End where on a typical day he crossed railroad tracks to deliver News-Piedmont newspapers in Nicholtown before crossing back to visit a storefront where he read baseball scores to Joe Jackson. I was told a lot of stories about Greenville. Racism in Greenville, SC was not generally discussed in our family because segregation Continue Reading...
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  • 10 bad ads that are too good
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    Sometimes you have to smile at the efforts advertisers make to catch our attention. We’ve gathered ten bad ads that are too good to ignore. Warning: Not Safe For Work (NSFW)   The 10 bad ads certainly have plenty of company, so we’ll keep posting them as they’re submitted....
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  • An engineer’s take on the history of railroads in Greenville, SC
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    Sam Tucker has railroading in his blood. He knows the history of railroads in Greenville, SC, when hobos took to the rails in boxcars, he remembers when cabooses were the second homes for engineers and he remembers when the Swamp Rabbit moved train cars between Travelers Rest and Greenville. Today, the Swamp Rabbit Trail brings tens of thousands of strollers, Continue Reading...
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  • 5 things in Greenville, SC influencing the culture
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    Greenville, SC continues to attract people who are looking for inspiration and opportunities to live life to its fullest. Greenville’s culture, arts and business opportunities come from a history of smart men and women who have left their mark and provided the things we’re all still talking about.  These five things about Greenville reveal how our personalities are molded and Continue Reading...
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  • Mommy mockingbird attacks in Greenville, SC
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    Mockingbird attacks reached their frenzied peak on May 15th, the final night of Artisphere, Greenville’s three-day annual festival where arts patrons are given the opportunity to see performing and visual artists. According to the Greenville County Bird Club, the county has seen a dramatic increase in the number of Northern Mockingbirds this year. Mockingbirds may best be known for lending Continue Reading...
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  • Business on Swamp Rabbit Trail prospers
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    Business on Swamp Rabbit Trail is booming and bringing nearly a million people down its trails annually. By relieving automobile traffic by at least six percent, according to Furman University’s Dr. Julian Reed who studied a year of trail use, the trail has encouraged alternative transportation and better physical fitness for citizens. Some businesses in Greenville are booming because of Continue Reading...
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  • Why the Greenville Gay Community is important to business
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    Get your act together, Greenville, SC! The Greenville gay community is more important than you think. Just ask PayPal, Bruce Springsteen and the other 150 businesses who say discrimination won’t be tolerated. (*Note: An earlier version of this blog incorrectly listed Greenville city council as the owner of the 1996 resolution opposing the gay community. WebDig apologizes for the error.) Continue Reading...
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  • How women in Greenville, SC textile mills inspired revolution
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    By 1936 Greenville, SC textile mills helped to establish women as both powerful workers and keen brokers of change in post-depression America. Our southern mills produced more than seventy percent of cotton and woolen textiles nationwide, drawing largely on female laborers willing to work for half as much as their Northern counterparts. Southern women in Greenville have a history of Continue Reading...
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  • The Last Cherokee Indian of Paris Mountain in Greenville, SC
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    I took my 3-year old to find the last Cherokee Indian of Paris Mountain in Greenville, SC. Here are the Blue Ridge mountains that slope gently toward the great sand hills of central Carolina. This was Cherokee country until the white settlers displaced the vast majority of American Indians, starting with Richard Pearis who bought up this particular land now operating Continue Reading...
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  • Becoming a best blog in Greenville, SC
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    Building a following and being a best blog in Greenville, SC takes time and effort for an individual or business. But with so many ways to promote your blog you can speed up the process without breaking the bank. Media empires aren’t built in a day. Make sure you are using good SEO strategies, firstly. There are also a few Continue Reading...
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  • New businesses coming to Greenville, SC sell in China
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    New businesses coming to greenville, SC are part of a $14 billion export business that keeps growing. These businesses targeting the overseas markets include Hibr, BabyBlossom, Cold Mountain Material Corporation and more. China seems the biggest opportunity for many of these businesses. China-focused startups are part of new businesses coming to Greenville, SC The next time somebody says the Greenville Continue Reading...
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  • Six writing jobs in Greenville, SC and the authors who made it
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    Here are six ways to make money doing writing jobs in Greenville, SC. Writers from Greenville, in particular, stand out in an industry known for being tightfisted, among them Dorothy Allison, Neville Kiser, Chad Dudley, Gilbert Allen, and Henry Mitchell. “I must thank the 200 companies who said no,” Henry Mitchell said in January. “But I finally found a publisher Continue Reading...
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  • Deadly Greenville elephant walk?
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    The deadly Greenville elephant walk almost killed a baby but did it have anything to do with the circus? The ASPCA paid $9.3 million for placing lies about elephant abuse, according to court records. The allegations of abused circus elephants came following the publication of images suggesting cruelty and danger for elephants at circuses and zoos in the area. The Continue Reading...
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  • Website sliders suck except when sucking up
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    Your website sliders suck and every time I look at your web design I want to puke. But sometimes sucking up to a client makes sense. Let’s take on french fries for a moment. When you eat french fries you can dip them in ketchup, you can slather them in mayonnaise, you can eat them plain or put pickle relish Continue Reading...
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  • The Greenville baby giraffe has some life lessons
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    The Greenville baby giraffe will be among the tallest animals on earth and has many life lessons for how businesses get noticed. Stand tall and kick ass when needed, and we ARE talking about upstate’s business trenches. Remember that standing out and thriving comes down to keeping your nose clean and seizing opportunities that nobody else can reach, just like Continue Reading...
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  • What to ask for in a WordPress website in Greenville
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    The $5,000+ website build is dead. A WordPress website in Greenville should not cost more than $349.99 per month. In fact, building a good WordPress website really comes down to a few simple components and features. When shopping for a website manager to help you build a WordPress website in Greenville, SC you should ask potential vendors the following questions: Continue Reading...
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  • Web Design Optimization Means Your Best Selfie
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    The subjective nature of web design optimization means you may have to try a little harder than your natural self to get the attention you want. Everyone is throwing around the term web design optimization as if it were standards issued from some government body. Web design optimization means transforming yourself into what the people want to see. Below is Continue Reading...
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  • Pimps turn to web design in Greenville, SC
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    The filthiest of filthy criminals pleaded guilty in a federal court on January 14th to sex trafficking. Court records report that pimps used web design to advertise in Greenville. Are jobs for web design in Greenville, SC really that hard to come by? Technology stocks trended to all time highs just a month ago before a major correction shocked South Continue Reading...
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  • Cheesecake Factory in Greenville? Fo-Shizzle!
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    Will a Cheesecake Factory in Greenville make us fatter? Does Pinocchio have wooden balls? The first Cheesecake Factory was started as a Hollywood bakery in 1978 by David Overton, who is rumored to say he couldn’t think of a better name for the restaurant so had to settle with the obvious. Haters of Cheesecake Factory in Greenville? Let’s just get Continue Reading...
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  • Greenville social media marketing
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    Your company may know the importance of its online presence, but does it need a Greenville social media marketing service to help manage day-to-day networking and marketing in this ever-changing world of connectiveness? What is the expense worth incurring? The easy answer is 10% of annual sales revenues should be devoted to all marketing expense. Your local Greenville social media Continue Reading...
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  • 2015 Fall for Greenville schedule brings 400,000 visitors
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    Fall for Greenville schedule includes all the times and venues. Remember that all events are FREE to the public! The Fall for Greenville schedule will benefit these organizations operating as non-profits: United Way Hands on Greenville, Boy Scout Troop 260, Boy Scout Troop 266, Red Shoe Society on behalf of Ronald McDonald House, Surgeons for Sight, Newcomers of Greater Greenville Continue Reading...
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