Articles in Local Business
As Duke Energy turns to cleaner-burning wood to help fuel some of its coal-fired power plants in North and South Carolina, some environmentalists worry that growing demand could damage local forests.
Mark Akridge, a financial adviser for national investment firm Edward Jones, got into the business in August 2008, just as the country’s economy was hitting the worst months of a deep recession.
Curves is encouraging women in the local area to show their philanthropic strength by participating in the annual Curves Food Drive.
The Hospice of the Foothills Foundation 2009 Christmas Tree Festival was a tremendous success. Net proceeds topped $103,000, up $34,000 from the 2008 total of $69,000.
Instructor Jane Bennett tries to get the crowd, nearly all of whom are on Medicaid, to spend two hours learning about their children’s health.
Ravenel Elementary AYP coaches, Karen Suarez and Angie Henderson, received a grant from Duke Energy on Jan. 19 in the amount of $800. Suarez and Henderson wrote the grant in hopes of providing the students in the AYP program a chance of visiting the community to educate themselves on employment and educational activities. The money will be used to take field trips to both Duke Energy and Clemson University, to name a few.
Ed Reynolds said he was laying carpet in Central in the late 1980s when first approached about the possibility of becoming a volunteer firefighter for the town.
As we all get ready to face the new year, and a new decade at that, there’s nothing wrong with taking one last moment to look back on the year that was in area sports, which was, as always, equal parts exciting and memorable.