It took more than six months and 75,000 individual pieces to create the Fighting Falcon, the first glider to touch the ground in Europe during the Allied invasion of World War II. And it was built right here in Greenville and paid for through war bonds sold by the Greenville High School class of 1943.
Hundreds of area residents were able to rub elbows with business owners and their staff members as more than 50 businesses were present during the Greenville Expo 2013, held Wednesday at Greenville High School. “That’s a really good aspect of (the expo), I think,” said Mary Mitchell, who attended the event. “We get to meet people we don’t know.”
There’s a hard-edged romance that rides shotgun with drivers of the big rigs rolling across the ribbons of concrete that make up America’s highway system. The open road, the freedom, a life unchained from the desk, the cubicle, the office; it’s a dream only a few ever realize. Of course, those who actually pilot an 18-wheeler will no doubt tell you it’s not all it’s cracked up to be, that every job has its downside.
For three years, Kristin Ritter has been looking for the perfect home for her and her two young sons, but for one reason or another it just didn’t happen. That is until Habitat for Humanity stepped in. Now, Ritter and her sons, Gaige, 8, and Cailix, 4, are awaiting the construction of their new home, a two-story, three-bedroom home on West South Street in Greenville — definitely a step up from their crowded apartment.
A pumpkin in motion tends to stay in motion … that is until it smashes into the ground a couple hundred feet from where it was launched by a trebuchet. Physics was the lesson Wednesday morning as Baldwin Heights Elementary School students stood in awe of a metal pumpkin flinger as it launched one projectile after another across the school’s playground.
As young cancer survivors themselves, Baldwin Heights Elementary students Bree Town, Madison Homich and Blake Hulliberger know all too well the pains of pricks and pokes from doctors.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt said the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Then again, Roosevelt never spent an evening at Tim and Tammy Hollinshead’s Haunted Barn. At the barn, there’s plenty to fear.
Greenville High School sophomore Mary McDonough has long possessed a love and passion for music that, quite literally, has helped to transcend her physical limitations.
The Flat River Community Library celebrated its 15th anniversary at its Judd Road location this week, and even though it’s only a few blocks from its previous home, it might as well be light-years. “By being in the new location, we’ve really been able to expand our services,” said Library Director Laura Powers on Thursday afternoon, surrounded by patrons sifting through rows of books and tooling around on the computers. “We have the facilities to meet peoples’ needs and be a meeting place in the community.”
Ever since Marcus Roy can remember, he has had his hair cut by barber Jim Hopkins. In the 20-plus years that they’ve visited each other for Roy’s regular appointments, the two have had countless conversations about Hopkins’ 24 years of experience as a firefighter for the Greenville Department of Public Safety. After listening intently to Hopkins’ stories of battling structure fires and rescuing victims from car accidents, all while remaining humble and continuing to work as a barber in the process, Roy decided that a similar path might work in his future.