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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 24, 2014


job fairs today –
at Spartanburg Community College from 4 p.m. until 6p.m. for part-time faculty

ZF Transmissions - job fair at Brookwood Church in Simpsonville is 9 a.m until 4 p.m.

SC's unemployed can seek weekly benefits through..a new app - the nation's first such app for smartphones SC Weekly iClaim,

SC has ranked as the nations dirtiest state- ranking dead last for 'public spaces cleanliness' in the 2014 American State Litter Scorecard.

Win a million dollars at the laurens elec co-op hole in one shootout – Friday and Saturday! At eagle zone on Pelham rd in greenville- ..the fundraiser for beach
ball foundation ….grants 75.. charitable wishes…in honor of the co-ops 75th anniversary. . . details at laurens electric .com

American Idol fans of Asheville native - Caleb Johnson…can vote for him…contestant 13- til 1pm today - text- 13 to 83- 676 …83-676

AOL will soon play full-length movies from Miramax …for free viewing.. with ads… on the AOL On Network

Regulators are proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes.

Lupita Nyong'o – Oscar winner for - "12 Years a Slave" is People magazine's… - "Most Beautiful person for 2014."

A Greenville couple won $200K on a $10 scratch off card purchased at GT Express Mart on White Horse Rd/ they're buying a new home.

The upstates Delvin choice - continues on the Voice / vote for Delvin, beginning at noon,,today - log on to NBC.com./ , call 1-877-553-3702 or buying his song on iTunes ---tonight – two contestants go home

Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swiinney has responded to a complaint by the Wisconsin-based …Freedom From Religion Foundation ….who …say..the coach …was pushing religion on his players./ Swinney's said he focuses on character rather than religion/ the . Foundation, called Swinney's response inadequate.

WILLIAM BERNSTEIN: The most useful spending you'll do in retirement will be for your grandkids' education. Contrariwise, money spent on adult children for ordinary living expenses, particularly high-end housing, furniture and vehicles, is not only wasted, but also corrodes their self-sufficiency.
William Bernstein is a neurologist and co-founder of Efficient Frontier Advisors, an investment management firm.

The Food and Drug Administration is issuing a proposal today…that would ban sales of battery-powered electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

Dozens of South Carolina veterans gathered yesterday at the Statehouse in Columbia to ask lawmakers to improve benefits for those who served in the military. , as well as their families.

Federal regulators are scheduled to discuss an assessment of the Catawba Nuclear Station in York County. at an an open house at ..Rock Hill City Hall
today
American Idol fans of Asheville native - Caleb Johnson…can vote for him…contestant 13- til 1pm today - text- 13 to 83- 676 …83-676

In a pinch, you can use coffee filters instead of paper towel when cleaning windows and mirrors. They don't leave any fibres behind and are ridiculously inexpensive to boot!

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Theres a Car/and Bike Show at Applebee's on Whitehorse Rd Greenville Saturday from noon-3. For Make a Wish

Strike Out Parkinson's is a family - carnival - fundraising event from 10-2 at fluor field..to help caregivers and those living with Parkinson's Disease. Details at psgotu.org

the 5-day moogfest ..dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art, science and music,….gets underway in asheville today/in venues across the city /
moogfest.com.. cultural, artistic and technological luminaries and punctuated by a line up of diverse landmark nightly performances of electronic music--, share, create and collaborate-- mind-expanding conversation, experimentation,

The Atlanta Falcons will open the season hosting NFC South rival New Orleans on Sept. 7 and have prime-time games against Tampa Bay and Green Bay.

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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 24, 2014

The mayor of Simpsonville… Perry Eichor …was arrested yesterday…. on multiple charges including misconduct in office.including obstruction of justice / Eichor is a former director a number of Greenville agencies – including.the . criminal justice dept / detention center and Emergency Medical Services/ Governor Nikki Haley.. says the Mayor will be suspended once the indictment is received/.


The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, like drug use,.and violent threats ..and bonused $1 million to workers who owed back taxes,

Win a million dollars at the laurens elec co-op hole in one shootout – Friday and Saturday! At eagle zone on Pelham rd in greenville- the fundraiser for beach ball foundation ….grants 75.. charitable wishes…in honor of the co-ops 75th anniversary. . . details at laurens electric .com

After 23-years… the president of Wingate University… Jerry McGee …says he'll retire in May 2015..

the 5-day moogfest ..dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art, science and music,….gets underway in asheville today/in venues across the city / moogfest.com.. cultural, artistic and technological luminaries and punctuated by a line up of diverse landmark nightly performances of electronic music--, share, create and collaborate-- mind-expanding conversation, experimentation,

Saturday is national drug take back day/ to help combat prescription drug abuse. ..drop off expired, and unused medication...at local law enforcement,and hospitals..i have a list on my Heidi blog on B937.com… .... /.

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Aereo may change the way we watch tv/ / The service scoops up the freely available signals of TV stations -Then it streams the signals to the phones and tablets of paying subscribers, -turning those devices into TV sets without the need for a physical antenna.Broadcasters say its stealing..the supreme court decies..

Tour Five spectacular condos in the Main St. area of Downtown Greenville'/ Condo . Rondo is MAY 10, - a fundraiser for the Greenville symphony. Details at guild gso.org

Strike Out Parkinson's is a family - carnival - fundraising event from 10-2 at fluor field..to help caregivers and those living with Parkinson's Disease. Details at psgotu.org
the Cinemax series "Banshee" will conduct late-night simulated gunfire, explosions and fist fights in downtown Mooresville. from June 12 to July 11/.

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Theres still the opp for you to play in the project HOPE Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday april 28. …An Evening of HOPE Gala Dinner fundraiser for the autism community.. is the 27th..- details at project hope sc.org

Toyota finished first last year with a record 9.98 million vehicles in sales, remaining the top-selling automaker for a second year in a row. General Motors Co. finished second and VW third.

divers are beginning to rip through cabin walls to reach bodies trapped in a sunken South Korean ferry../ about 150 bodies have been recovered... most students of a single high school/150 remain missing/

. Toyota is still the top of the heap in global vehicle sales. selling a record 2.5 million vehicles in the first three months of the year./ , Detroit's ..GM sold 2.4 million and Volkswagen of Germany is third..in vehilce sales (at just under 2.4).
.details at National Drug ...Take-Back Day.com

the 5-day moogfest ..dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art, science and music,….gets underway in asheville today/in venues across the city / moogfest.com.. cultural, artistic and technological luminaries and punctuated by a line up of diverse landmark nightly performances of electronic music--, share, create and collaborate-- mind-expanding conversation, experimentation,

to create a safer online environment for children, Microsoft 's progrma to block ads from Bing searches..is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade./

e-cigarettes have been banned in LA …any place where tobacco smoking… is prohibited./
As with traditional cigarettes, the ban means "vaping" will be prohibited in bars, restaurants, and many workplaces and public spaces / .
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 22, 2014

It's Earth Day!/ Reduce reuse recycle replenish restore –

A Greenville woman – Sharon furgeson - has been charged with attempted murder and unlawful neglect of a child after police said she left her newborn baby in a trash can.the baby boy is in stable condition/

Netflix is raising its rates by $2 per month for new customers/ current subscribers will continue to pay $8 per month

Read the fine print- / if you have a student loan from a private … lender…/ some contracts reveal… if your .. parents or grandparents co-signed…. the loan is due in full… when that relative dies/

Delvin choice of Greenville and Anderson- continues on the Voice / vote for Delvin, beginning at noon,,today - log on to NBC.com./ , call 1-877-553-3702 or buying his song on iTunes ---tonight – two contestants go home

Apples , new initiative, to coincide with earth day,today… Now, all of the company's stores will recycle any Apple product at no charge/ items with value earn a gift card/

rules for vapes! The FDA could propose guidelines as soon as next mnth.. that will have big implications for a fast-growing, largely unregulated industry / public health groups have safety concerns over e-cigarettes…and their marketing tactics.

Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. /``Palcohol'' has not ,yet, gotten approval from … the Alcohol Tobacco,,and Trade Bureau …/theres a problem with labeling on the 6 varieties.. of powdered...alcohol and cocktails..altho, approval seems close.

Tour Five spectacular condos in the Main St. area of Downtown Greenville'/ Condo . Rondo is MAY 10, - a fundraiser for the Greenville symphony. Details at guild gso.org

Married 70 years..they died within 15 hours of one another last week/ Both from Ohio / 92- Helen passed on /, her husband 91- kenneth.. . quickly began to fade , according to his family, and died the next morning/
South Carolina is replacing its high school exit exam with tests considered more useful to students' lives beyond 12th grade. A new law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley deletes South Carolina's three-decade-old requirement that high school students pass an exit exam to graduate.

The city of Atlanta wants to host college football's national championship game in 2018 as a prelude to a possible Super Bowl bid. Peach Bowl President Gary Stokan discussed the timetable after a news conference Monday to announce a six-year agreement with the current title sponsor.

It's heartbreak in slow motion for relatives of the dead being removed from a South Korean ferry. Divers who finally found a way to enter the vessel over the weekend are pulling out victims. There have now been 104 confirmed fatalities with nearly 200 people still missing. Meanwhile, President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) said at a Cabinet briefing that what the captain and part of the crew did was ``unforgivable, murderous behavior.''

South Carolina is replacing its high school exit exam with tests considered more useful to students' lives beyond 12th grade. A new law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley deletes South Carolina's three-decade-old requirement that high school students pass an exit exam to graduate.

One by one, bodies are being carried from a boat to a tent on the dock of Jindo island in South Korea. Officials so far have put the death toll from a ferry sinking at 104, but nearly 200 people are still missing. Divers are recovering bodies at a much faster pace since over the weekend they found a way to enter the submerged ferry. So far the ferry captain and two crew members have been charged in the sinking, and six other crew members are being detained.

The right lane of I-40 West is closed between Asheville and the Tennessee State Line in Haywood County due to an accident involving an overturned tanker truck carrying toxic sodium chlorite.

South Carolina's Department of Juvenile Justice is participating in a project to build urns to hold the unclaimed cremated remains of military veterans. Members of the Missing in America Project and American Legion Post 193 are working with youth in DJJ custody to build the wooden urns.
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 21, 2014

South Carolina may spend $27 million next fiscal year…on another year of credit protection…for taxpayers.. following the 2012 hacking at the state's tax collection agency. /

South Carolina is one of two states that does not outlaw texting while driving.
that may change as lawmakers consider a statewide ban

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners ..because they may mistakenly contain cheese hot dogs…. Harmful to those allergic to dairy

Gas prices jumpd 20 cents… since March. …According to AAA,… the price for a gallon of regular unleaded… in the upstate is $3.42.,

Clemson University' ….is considering … a campus-wide ban on the use of all tobacco products, indoors or outdoors.

General Mills, changed its mind/ The company, which owns Cheerios, Progresso and Yoplait, had posted a notice on its website saying that ..using the company's websites ..or engaging with it online… … meant giving up your right to sue the company// General Mills has dropped that stance ..after it was widely denounced by social media/ .

The 16-year-old boy… hitched a ride from California, to Hawaii, in the landing gear ..wheel well …of a Boeing 767/ the five hour ride.., was at altitudes above 38K feet..higher than mt everest.., without oxygen …and under sub-zero temperatures./ officials say it was miraculous that he lived..they are investigating/

In Downtown Greenville' ..Condo Rondo is MAY 10, / tour Five spectacular condos in the Main St. area ..a benefit for the Greenville symphony. Details at guild gso.org

Married 70 years..they died within 15 hours of one another last week/ Both from Ohio 92- Helen passed on /, her husband 91- kenneth.. . quickly began to fade , according to his family, and died the next morning/

Theres still the opp for you to play in the project HOPE Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday april 28. …An Evening of HOPE Gala Dinner fundraiser for the autism community.. is the 27th..- details at project hope sc.org

South Korean President Park Geun-hye gets real in her assessment of the captain and some of the crew in the deadly ferry sinking. "The actions ... are akin to murder," she said today, after weekend reports of chaos and confusion as the disaster unfolded. At least 64 people have died and 238 others remain missing. The captain and six others have been arrested.

Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter spent 19 years in prison before being exonerated , then,spent the rest of his life being an advocate for those wrongfully convicted . The middleweight title contender died yesterday He was at 76-

After 8 years…Atlantas..annual Chick-fil-A…. bowl game …will add the word "Peach" back into the title..

Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43/ Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, died Saturday April 19, 2014 in Fair Oaks, Calif

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Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that packages of Kraft's ``Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners'' may instead contain the company's ``Classic Cheese Dogs.''

Youth programming inventors expo at furman on 27th Timmons arena 1-5..free…I T 2 pie

The Boston Marathon on Monday will run through eight cities and towns on its 26.2-mile course that ends up at the site of last year's bombings. How can police prevent every suspicious item from slipping through?

about 36,000 runners are signed up for today's Boston Marathon -- the second largest field ever to attempt the 26.2-mile course /after last years bombing..at the finish line.. tighter security is in place .....to protect runners and the larger than usual crowd expected today

One person is dead and several others needed hospital treatment after a blaze at a three-story house in a South Carolina beach town. The Horry County chief deputy coroner said one person died in yesterday's fire in Garden City. County Assistant Fire Chief Scott Thompson said several people were taken to hospitals.

Tuition for some online college courses in Georgia will drop for the first time this fall. Georgia officials approved the change this week and say it is part of an effort to increase the number of Georgians with college degrees. The cost for fall classes will drop $20, to $169 per credit hour.
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 17, 2014

A new retail development with shops, hotels and restaurants is planned for Highway 101 and I85 near BMW - /Outdoor store - Bass Pro Shops will be one of them

if youre hitting the road for easter ? - the average price for gasoline in SC is $3.43 a gallon

Atlanta has a Major League Soccer team- / the Atlanta falcons …owner … bought the francise to begin play in 2017 in the new $1 billion retractable roof stadium…tnear the Georgia Dome.

Amazon will start collecting Florida's 6-percent sales tax on May 1/ the online retailer will start collecting sales tax in sc ..january 2016:

The Weekend BackPak SnackPak Program provides food for children in need..theres a fundraiser tonight 6-10…at larkins by the river organized by – miss Clemson teen --callie martin ..the clemson tiger will make an appearance


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There were 46 lifeboats attached to the South Korean ferry that sank in frigid waters -- but only one lifeboat was deployed,/ nearly 300 ppl are still missing / mostly high school students/ officials say there may be survivors inside the sunken ferry…within pockets of air

- yahoo's recently fired …chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro,.. left the Internet company… with a severance package of $58 million after just 15 months on the job

KFC sold more than 10 million in the first month when the Double Down launched in 2010,/ its bacon, cheese , between 2 chicken filets./.avil only April 21 to May 25.

Attention Amazon shoppers: According to CNNMoney, your online order might be getting pricer. At least eight states have asked Amazon to change sales tax on its orders. South Carolina will begin collecting in January 2016.

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350 million new photos are uploaded by Facebook users every day./ To date, more than 400 billion photos have been shared, requiring huge server capacity / Facebooks - digital attic," is in Rutherford County near Forest City
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 16, 2014

Theres a news conference today at 4/ the spbg area chamber of commerce wont say if its related to BassPro Shops,/ said to be opening a new store near BMW in greer/ according to-- go upstate.com

A ferry carrying over 450 ppl- mostly high school students ….sank off South Korea. Four bodies have been found / nearly 300 still missing…

Former Gamecocks cornerback… Victor Hampton and defensive end …Kelcy Quarles …are sought for questioning in connection …with a nightclub beating in New York City/ nfl-draft elegible…they were in the city for a magazine shoot with ESPN.

Clemson freshman golfer… Ashlan Ramsey is turning pro after the school year. She is ranked as the world's best amateur… according to GolfWeek.

Ford is building a Limited Edition …of the Mustang GT… to honor the pony car's 50th anniversary. Ford will build only 1,964 of the special cars,

In Georgia, Theres a new regulation that says… no Vidalia onions can be packed for shipping …before the last full week of April …some farmers say they will ship early anyway// Other farmers support the regulation as a means of protecting the reputation and quality of Vidalia onions.

Theres still the opp for you to play in the project HOPE Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday april 28. …An Evening of HOPE Gala Dinner fundraiser for the autism community.. is the 27th..- details at project hope sc.org

Her excuses are getting sketchy/ Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized ..for either …a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics, or the flu/ forcing her to cancel her Kansas city concert last night./…last week- the 21 year old canceled a charlotte show..for either the flu or deth of a pet/

A Jared Emerson performance Art Show and Benefit for the Premier Foundation Tomoro at zen in Greenville- /details at perspective art show.com/

Someone is randomly shooting cows and bulls .. in union county - a reward being offered for info that leads to an arrest in the case./ call Union County Crimestoppers with info

general Motors plans to ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that happened before its 2009 bankruptcy. /. at least 13 deaths have been linked to a faulty ignition switch that can knock out the vehicle's engine.. steering, .brakes and air bags. / about 2.6 million GM cars are being recalled

two people are dead...More than 290 people are still missing as searchers scour an area off South Korea's southern coast where a ferry sank with 459 people aboard. Most of the passengers were high school students on a trip. .

Five of the six Republicans running against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham are meeting in a debate in Aiken. The Aiken Republican Club is sponsoring today's debate, which will take place after the club's luncheon in downtown Aiken. Graham will not attend.

Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized. A spokeswoman says the singer had a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics and had to cancel a concert in Kansas City, Missouri, last night. Cyrus is on medical rest on the advice of her doctors. / Cyrus called off a show in Charlotte last week because she had the flu. .

Greenville County deputies announced a traffic enforcement blitz … to target impaired drivers and people not wearing their seatbelt.
It was CBS' sixth straight weekly win in prime-time viewers.

The network had 15 of the top 20 shows, led by the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game #2 ABC followed by NBC and Fox.
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 15, 2014


a cold front is moving in- it'll get really windy,,,with temps dropping into the low 30s for the Upstate and mid 20s in the mountains/ a freeze warning has been issued for overnight/

The income tax deadline is tonight at midnight/ The IRS says about three-fourths of filers get refunds/

/ About 12 million taxpayers ,filed for a 6 month extensions …
… if you owe the IRS… money ../there are penalties for filing late…you're charged a percentage of what you owe, and late fees pile up quickly../get help at irs.gov

Sources say BassPro Shops, is looking at Spartanburg near BMW for a new store …Local officials have been courting the ourtdoor retailer for about seven years. …according to-- go upstate.com

Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly was dismissed from the team on Monday for conduct detrimental to the program/

on the singing competition "The Voice…"Delvin Choice, who lives in Greenville and works in Anderson, has moved on to the top 12- he is on Team Adam

.tax day freebies and discounts – available from – arbys, bonefish grill, hardees, and sonic, visit their websites for coupons

a new law in SC will require more people convicted of driving under the influence… to install a device… that won't let their vehicles start …if the drivers have been drinking.

Maryland is now the 17th state in the U.S. to decriminalize …the possession of small amounts of marijuana starting in October.

Passover began at sundown yesterday, the 8 day holiday involves family, and prayer/ commemorating the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt under the leadership of Moses
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/Coach swinney said Kelly was to our program,/ likely it was a verbal altercation he had with coaches at the spring game over the weekend/ theres now a 2-way competition for starting QB… Cole Stoudt and freshman Deshaun Watson.

Someone is randomly shooting cows and bulls .. in union county - a reward being offered for info that leads to an arrest in the case./ call Union County Crimestoppers with info

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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 14, 2014

A possible home invasion …on Greenland Road in Anderson yesterday about 2:30 Sunday morning/ the home owner shot and killed the suspected prowler. .. Leandus Pickens, 28, of Columbia/. the home owner and victim did know one another.

The income tax deadline is tomoro at midnight/ because of budget cuts at the agency Taxpayer services are suffering, … with millions of phone calls to the IRS going unanswered./ get help at irs.gov

Tops At the box office this weekend - - ``Captain America: The Winter Soldier''/. ``Rio 2'' debuted at number 2. `/` supernatural horror film. Oculus'' placed third

35- Bubba Watson , a University of Georgia product,…got his second Masters win in three years.

Theres still the opp for you to play in the project HOPE Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday april 28. …An Evening of HOPE Gala Dinner fundraiser for the autism community.. is the 27th..- details at project hope sc.org

Greenville County deputies announced a traffic enforcement blitz …to start today…to target impaired drivers and people not wearing their seatbelt.

The "Blood Moon," is slated for tomoro– The rare sight of the red –orange..,moon …will also feature a lunar eclipse…that begins at 2 a.m. /Totality around 3 a.m

About 12 million taxpayers ,so far, have requested extensions …giving them an extra 6 months to file. /

for Journalism's highest the Pulitzer Prize.will be awarded today/

Sony is advising consumers …to quit using some models… of its VA-IO laptops/. The non-removable battery pack can overheat..dont plug it in… the packs could burn the laptop's housing /saony says it''ll announce a fix in a couple of weeks

``The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'' wins movie of the year at the MTV Movie Awards./ stars Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence …won best performer honors
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 11, 2014


New jobs – gunmaker palmetto state armory… in Lexington is hiring 300 people..
Fountain Inn became the latest city in the Upstate to pass a ban on texting while driving /The ban will go into effect in 60 days.

Profits are down…Family Dollar said Thursday it will close hundreds of stores mostly older locations…and lower prices on 1,000 items and stock more food..

The Clemson tigers spring game is Saturday at 4pm/on espnU
The gamecocks –spring game is Saturday at noon in columbia

Greenville golfer…..bill haas is the leader going into todays round at masters/TV coverage on espn starts at 3. Live stream at cbs sports.com

On American idol..ashevilles caleb johnson advances to the top 7…As of last night , Caleb's version of the song Faithfully, that he performed on wednesday… was No. 2 on the iTunes rock chart

Wounded warrior family support – sign the new Shelby mustang at Texas roadhouse 5-8 ..a fundriaiser to create smart homes for wounded vets.

Its the most sought-after fashion item among the kindergarten set. he Princess Elsa dress from the Walt Disney Co. (DIS) hit "Frozen,"Stores across the U.S. are sold out, and originals are being offered for as much as $1,600

The IRS paid out nearly $4 billion to people using stolen identities in 2012./ the thieves have evaded detection lately by getting refunds loaded onto prepaid debit cards instead of receiving them by check.

Google will sell the ``Explorer'' version of Google Glass on April 15. Cost is $1,500

An Oklahoma City teen found a teardrop-shaped …yellow diamond ..at the only public diamond-producing site in the U.S. …in Murfreesboro, Ark …at almost 4 carats..its about the size of a jelly bean..and sold for$20,000 ..that shell use toward college..
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 10, 2014


BMW's upcoming expansion will make its Greer South Carolina factory… the largest factory in the world… / still , the automaker… is considering a second North American factory… with at least two sites inMexico being considered.. The Munich-based carmaker is weighing building its bestselling 3-Series at the new plant, accodng to bloomberg.com/

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-08/bmw-to-decide-in-coming-months-on-new-north-america-plant.html

Easley Police are searching for a man… considered armed and dangerous…
Jason Allen Larson – shot two people , several times, at a home on Highland Road last night/ Larson was last seen.. in an older… white Nissan/Mitsubishi …type of vehicle.

Accused of extravagance- 3 top executives have been fired Certus bank/ from …Certus bank – chairman Milton Jones, CEO-Walter Davis and president.
Angela Webb / A scathing article in American Banker… claimed that the now-terminated execs… splurged on high-dollar items,… while the bank lost $115 million…over the past two years.../.. ..

Wal-Mart is using its buying power to drive down the price of organic food items …they have teamed up with Wild Oats- a 30 year old company- … to sell a new line of organic foods …that's at least 25 percent cheaper than other organic brands/ .

Teens (and their families) plan to spend an average of $978 on prom this year, down 14% from $1,139 last year, according to a Visa survey

The Clemson tigers spring game is Saturday at 4pm/on espnU

The gamecocks –spring game is Saturday at noon in columbia
The masters golf tournament begins today…tv coverage on espn starts at 3. Live stream at cbs sports.com

Greenville is one of 20 cities nominated as 'best cycling city' / Vote.at… 10 best .com thru APRIL 14 at NOON

a search crew hunting for the missing Malaysian jet ..has located ..another new possible underwater signal… in the same area where other pings have been detetected
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The Riverside high..Warriors lacrosse team ..has an away 2nd round playoff game @ Fort Mill today .

The Associated Press-GfK poll finds that 90 percent of Americans surveyed say they'd rather leave the nation's tax system as is, complications and all, than pay more money and fill out a simpler tax return each year. Just seven percent say they'd pay more for the sake of a simpler form6/ 0 percent of all taxpayers say they expect a refund from their taxes this year
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 9, 2014


An alarming flaw ,, in Internet security,,, a weakness in encryption… undetected for more than two years… has made personal info and passwords accessible To hackers/… Read more at heartbleed.com

Toyota. is recalling over 6 million vehicles.. worldwide…. for a variety of problems… involving 27 Toyota models, and the Pontiac Vibe and the Subaru Tre-zia, 04 through 13..

Confluence Watersports, , is hiring tomoro from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Goodwill job Connection in Berea,.

Searchers today…picked up fresh signals… that officials hope are from the data recorders of the missing Malaysia Flight 370.
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14 of the top 20 TV programs last week were on CBS. / ``The Big Bang Theory'' led the way…followed by the Country Music …and the series finale of ``How I Met Your Mother''

25 celebritys will participate in the BMW ProAm May 15-18 at 3 area golf courses/including Jonathon banks from breaking bad/ from burn notice, Jeffrey Donavan/bill engvall/greg kinnear/

The university of Connecticut huskeys have good reason to celebrate /. Last night, the husky women- won the NCAA basketbaqll championship…a day after the mens team clinched the mens title/

A growing number of people in the state are waiting for life-saving transplants. As a result, a bone marrow donor drive today in Columbia - at the Public Health… Research Center, , from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

its not secure...- open SSL..the secure socket layer ... used to encrypt email,.., Passwords and other sensitive data ....has a flaw/ A fix is available, but websites and service providers must install the update

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/04/08/4827252/passwords-vulnerable-after-security.html#storylink=cpy

NBC is launching a national talent search for comedy writers. Send videos to nbc comedy playground.com starting May 1

An annual report by the Education Oversight Committee shows that South Carolina schools are not improving fast enough to prepare students to be successful. The report released yesterday says improvements in reading, on-time graduation and success beyond high school lag behind its 2020 goals.
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 8, 2014

JOBS in northeast Georgia - King's Hawaiian Bread.. will hire 450 people after expansion of their facility in Oakwood. .

. The university of Connecticut won the NCAA title/… 60-54 over Kentucky last night/ tonight ..the undefeated UConn women play undefeated Notre Dame …for the women's title /

/ a 29-year veteran of the greenvile plice force…. Major Mike Gambrell will become interim chief …after Terri Wilfong… leaves the force …next week/ gambrel says – he's been dreaming about …being Chief , since he's been little boy…and he says.. "I hope it becomes permanent."

Former Pres bill Clinton speaks at the peace center this evening..a fundraiser for the riley center at Furman

The price of limes – is at a 3 year high..unrest by Mexican drug cartels, rain in california..demand for margaritas..has caused a spike in prices..(37-56) Airlines and other businesses have stopped serving a lime with beverage…

last night --At the last minute- Miley Cyrus canceled her charlotte show – the concert promoter said she has the flu- Ticketmaster said the show will not be rescheduled.

as of today, no more Windows XP security updates or fixes…Microsoft says that is putting industry and consumers …using the 12 year old system, in danger of hackers./

Only 2 of 9 …midsize ..SUVs have gotten the highest crash test rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Those were the Chevy Equinox and the GMC Terrain, both GM vehicles. / SUVs Earning a ``poor'' rating: the Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-9 and Honda Pilot.

anti-tech tension is brewing in san francisco- / Some residents in san franc... are blaming rising rent and living costs... on hi-paid teckies.../car tipping is the result- protesters or pranksters are turnign over tiny smart cars..police are invstigating
Voice, winner - '' Cassadee Pope, will sing the national anthem before the NCAA women's basketball championship game
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UConn held off a late Kentucky run.. to win the NCAA men's basketball national championship 60-54/the undefeated UConn women play undefeated Notre Dame …for the women's title tonight

Microsoft support for Windows XP ends today. / no more security updates or fixes…putting industry and consumers …using the 12 year old system, in danger of hackers./
The daughter of Irish musician Bob Geldof… was found dead at her home in near London/, the unexplained sudden death of 25 Peaches Geldof is being investigfated/
``See Tracks? Think Train''! that's part of a new ad campaign designed to highlight the dangers of trains./ .theres an increase in train related deaths – that may be caused by distractions like smartphones and other tech devices
The Federal Trade Commission says it's taking action against the operators of a website called Jerk.com. / the website harvested personal information from Facebook to create profiles labeling people a ``Jerk'' or ``not a Jerk''. Consumers were then told they could pay $30 to revise the online profile but got nothing in return. The FTC is asking an administrative law court to halt the company's actions and have it delete improperly obtained information.


A quick skateboard ride down a hill, left a Travl rest teen with serious head injuries..allexx terry ..suffered a skull fracture and brain bruise..,/ Sunday he was brought out of a medically induced coma./ .his family says he has a long road to recovery and they urge skateboarders and bikers to wear a helmet. /help with medical bills.. at give forward.com for alex terry

Today marks exactly one month since Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, a significant date because the battery life for locator beacons on the black boxes ..last only about 30 days/ . Officials say search crews have heard only silence today as they try to relocate faint beacon sounds heard deep in the Indian Ocean over the weekend..

Researchers say they've succeeded in getting three paralyzed men to stand and move their toes or legs, duplicating results three years ago on another man whose spinal cord was zapped with electricity. The researchers are quick to point out this is not a cure and the men can't walk, but doctors say it is promising.
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 5, 2014

heavy rain and storms are expected thru the day-...a flood watch is in effect....

Experian, the company, hired by South Carolina after residents personal info was hacked….has been hacked…/the data breach…possibly affects 200 million people.

BMW is hiring at a job fair today - 9 to 4-- at Spartanburg Community College's …Tyger River Campus in Duncan.

Nationwide Gas prices were up 5 cents over the past couple of weeks. ..hitting an average $3.61,a gallon/ ..according to the Lundberg Survey

Mazda is recalling thousands of 2010 through 2012...model years..- because of yellow sac spiders… attracted to the hydrocarbons… in gasoline…they end up in a fuel tank hose, and that can cause the tank to crack.

Hollywood legend, Mickey Rooney, whose career spanned more than 80 years. ,,,died yesterday at his home in North Hollywood. He was 93.
The rain delayed… sprint cup race at Texas Motor Speedway will be run today at 11 a.m.

Guinness World Records has deemed this series …the most successful… reality TV format …worldwide. ….launched as ``Britain's Got Talent'' ..the format has been adapted for broadcast in 58 countries,

George Strait won ..Country Music entertainer of the year …last night, / vocalist's of the year… Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean

.. Kentucky and Connecticut play for the NCAA ..men's basketball …chanpionship tonight /

Boulder, Colo. remains the city with the lowest obesity rates in the US./ an area that straddles West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, was most obese/
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 7, 2014

Heavy rain and storms are expected thru the day-...a flood watch is in effect....

Experian, the company, hired by South Carolina after residents personal info was hacked….has been hacked…/the data breach…possibly affects 200 million people.

BMW is hiring at a job fair today - 9 to 4-- at Spartanburg Community College's …Tyger River Campus in Duncan.

Nationwide Gas prices were up 5 cents over the past couple of weeks. ..hitting an average $3.61,a gallon/ ..according to the Lundberg Survey

Mazda is recalling thousands of 2010 through 2012...model years..- because of yellow sac spiders… attracted to the hydrocarbons… in gasoline…they end up in a fuel tank hose, and that can cause the tank to crack.

Hollywood legend, Mickey Rooney, whose career spanned more than 80 years. ,,,died yesterday at his home in North Hollywood. He was 93.
The rain delayed… sprint cup race at Texas Motor Speedway will be run today at 11 a.m.

Guinness World Records has deemed this series …the most successful… reality TV format …worldwide. ….launched as ``Britain's Got Talent'' ..the format has been adapted for broadcast in 58 countries,

George Strait won ..Country Music entertainer of the year …last night, / vocalist's of the year… Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean

.. Kentucky and Connecticut play for the NCAA ..men's basketball …chanpionship tonight /

Boulder, Colo. remains the city with the lowest obesity rates in the US./ an area that straddles West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, was most obese/
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 4, 2014

100.new jobs…will be created when Suminoe Textiles expands in gaffney… and plans to create 100 jobs.

the 10th annual Tour de Lure bike ride, is tomoro

The final 4 play tomoro... No. 1 Florida vs. No. 7 Connecticut at 6pm/ / No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Kentucky at 845 / Darius Rucker and Chris Daughtry perform the national anthem

David Letterman says he's retiring next year as host of ``Late Show.'' He has the longest tenure of any late-night talk show host in U.S. TV history, nearing 32 years

Langston Charter Middle School …behind the Goodwill Store on Woodruff Road … is having a parking lot party and food truck rodeo.. Saturday, from 9:00 to 3:00

Pinkalicious is at the childrens theater this weekend../ and the producers runs thru the 19th - get details at centrestage.org

The – Astra Girls -5K- is tomoro, - 9:00 AM at the roger miliken center…/, details at Spartanburg day school. Org

The Spartanburg Downtown Pub Crawl, is tomoro starting at 7pm.. reserve your spot at spartanburg history.org
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 3, 2014

in Newberry County-- along Highway 34… near US 176 -- bloodhounds.. helicopters and SWAT, …are searching for …3 men and one woman …wanted for murder in Tennessee… Police say …Stay indoors..-.. / ,/ the suspects are considered extremely armed and dangerous.

Traffic on woodruff rd is expected to be heavier than usual..today is the .. Grand-opening at Cabela's.. outdoor store at Magnolia Park shopping center -

in Greer…yesterday afternoon… a brush fire , fanned by high winds,,,spread .. into the Riverwood Farms subdivision .. destroying ..one home and 3 condos....

It's a 16-room apartment on Fifth Avenue in manhattan./ whats it worth? after a bidding war the home of the former chairman of Seagram Co
went for $70 million——

4 people dead..16 hurt/ at a shooting at Ft. Hood..texas…yesterday / the shooter, who was undergoing assessment for post-traumatic stress disorder…shot- himself/
Darius Rucker and Chris Daughtry will kick off the NCAA Final Four.on Saturday

Growlers, kegs, draft..tastings..food trucks and family friendly events…are going on this week--check out Greenville Craft Beer .com – for the schedule

South Carolina ranks number 5 on the list for "most dangerous states for cyclists" in The Insurance Business America magazine

Cabela's—Woodruff Road store in Greenville opens Thursday April 3. The events start at 8 a.m. with the ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 10:45 a.m.

Here is a look at the special appearances scheduled for the four-day grand opening event:
  • John McLemore, Masterbuilt President & CEO – noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 3
  • R. Lee Ermey, "The Gunny" – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5
  • Benny Spies, Cabela's Ambassador and host of Gun It with Benny Spies – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6
  • Tim Andrus, Realtree Pro Staffer – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6
  • Terry & Matt Drury, Drury Outdoors – 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 5 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 6
  • Steve Scruggs, "Snake Master" – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 6
  • Michael Waddell, co-host of Bone Collector – 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6
  • Hank Parker, two-time Bassmaster Classic champion – 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 6

Veteran "Today'' show personality …80-year-old Willard Scott… has tied the knot with his girlfriend of 11 years..…

The South Carolina House has passed legislation allowing those suffering from severe epilepsy ...to use oil ....derived ....from marijuana... to control their seizures.//

on istagram mobile- // . ? Your photos havent been showing up?I // the photo-sharing app says a fix is in the works...../ Instagram has 200 million users ...who share an average of 60 million photos per day.
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TRENDING NEWS APRIL 2, 2014


Chrysler is recalling nearly 900k Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs. 2011-thru 14 models – for brake issues/

Chick-fil-A has widened its lead over rival KFC as the No. 1 chicken chain in the U.S. by sales.

Cabela's.. outdoor store…opens its first location in South Carolina at the Magnolia Park shopping center. In greenville…tomoro/

.. Raymond Buxton …claimed his $425 million Powerball prize at California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento yesterday../ he covered his face as he left the lottery office…cause he wants to live a private life.. as best he can.'' According to his publicist/

This april fools prank didn't go so well for a Virginia College employee, Angela Timmons..of sptnbg.. text her daughter… that shots were being fired at the school../ the daughter then called police who raced to the scene/ Timmons has since apologized to the school,. Her daughter and the judge who set her bond at $18k..she face a number of charges.

Timmons is charged with one count of disturbing schools, one count of aggravated in nature breach of peace and two counts of unlawful use of a telephone, according to warrants. Her bond was set at $18,000 on Tuesday night.

Greenville is one of 20 cities nominated as 'best cycling city' / Vote.at… 10 best .com thru APRIL 14
The – Astra Girls -5K- is Saturday, - 9:00 AM at the roger miliken center…/, details at Spartanburg day school. Org

Sunday,.. the Country Music Awards,.starts at 8 p.m. on the CBS
An assistant principal at Walhalla High School …in Oconee county, ..Charles Fowler' ….has .resigned after being called out for posting a picture on FB..of a kindergarten-er..with the caption – honey boo boo at walmart.

downtown Greenville has its first food challenge …its a massive.. 28-inch pizza …eat the 6 pound pie- in 30 minutes..get it for free and get on the wall of fame at Vics pizza on coffee st / the first to give it a try this Sunday is another downtown restaurantuer , Brant Kennedy of Sassafras Southern Bistro,

Lufthansa is canceling up to 900 European flights today because of a pilots' union strike.
in the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament…last night…Clemson lost to SMU 65-59
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TRENDING APRIL 1, 2014

Within Greenville city limits – today begins hands free – while driving/ If you're holding a phone while… behind the wheel..you face a $100 fine../ to use your GPS – enter info while parked. ..and then your phone has to be mounted.. And, if you're stopped at a traffic light.--.no, ---you can't grab your phone to talk or text../ confused about whre the hands free zone is? Here's a link to the city boundary map
https://gis.greenvillesc.gov/wheresmyhouse/
Courtesy of Fox Carolina.
http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/25124488/greenville-drivers-confused-over-where-distracted-driving-ban-begins-and-ends

There are confirmed cases of whooping cough.. one at West End elementary and one at Forest Acres Elementary/ if your child has a cough that becomes progressively worse ..see a doctor

South Carolina ranked sixth in the nation for growth in women-owned businesses/. Georgia, and NC were in the top 5 states with the fastest growth in the number of female-owned firms

Malaysian authorities gave no explanation for the discrepancy about the final words from the missing jetlioner with 239 ppl on-board./transcripts show- actually - Good night Malaysian three seven zero."- which is a normal sign-off..- It was Not --"All right, good night."../ the change in wording brings more credibility issues on how the investigation is being handled/

Smart guns use technology to prevent gun misuse./
The "Identilock" device.. is at the prototype stage./ It attaches to the trigger and uses fingerprint sensors to ensure the gun can only be fired by an authorized user. There's $1mill in prizes for smart gun ideas…go to http://www.smarttechfoundation.org


Langston Charter Middle School …behind the Goodwill Store on Woodruff Road … is having a parking lot party and food truck rodeo.. Saturday, from 9:00 to 3:00.

Facebook' paid founder Mark Zuckerberg just one dollar in salary last year…but he cashed in some stock and made $3.3 billion /. In 2012, he made over $2. billion off his stock options./ The 29-year-old Zuckerberg still owns 400 million Facebook shares …currently worth $26 billion.

Today, , Anderson County Council …holds a special meeting ..to …vote on offering tax incentives…
to a company …code-named "Project Current."/ The deal would initially create around 250 new jobs


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