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Greenville history, development entwined with mill villages

Greenville’s history and development is intertwined with 30 mill villages (10 in the Greenville city limits) that once were landmarks and community-defining workplaces.

Within Greenville, the communities that were built around the mills of American Spinning, Brandon, City View, Dunean, Judson, Mills Mill, Monaghan, ...

Diet cola debut happened Rite here

Experts scoffed, but Greenville residents just quaffed Diet Rite when the nation's first low-calorie soft drink was test-marketed here in September 1961.

Nick Nicholson, owner and president of the local Nehi-Royal Crown Bottling Co., said he and William Miller, a Royal Crown chemist, cajoled ...

Homozel Mickel Daniel contributed generously to local philanthropies

Greenville philanthropist Mrs. Homozel Mickel Daniel, the widow of Daniel International Corp. founder Charles E. Daniel died June 22, 1992 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

She was 89.

Mrs. Daniel was an active officer and a director of the worldwide construction and engineering ...

Buck Mickel a 'towering figure' in the life, development of Greenville

When Buck Mickel died July 23, 1998, Greenvillians reacted with sorrow and disbelief because with him, a part of Greenville surely died, too.

"He was a towering figure in the life and development of the Greenville he loved," said Mayor Knox White.

Minor Mickel Shaw excels at connecting people with opportunities

Connections are what's important in Minor Mickel Shaw's leadership roles in Greenville County and the Upstate.

She's involved in numerous civic, education and arts organizations and has been over the years, she said.

"You hope you've had an impact," she said. "It's very ...

Charles Daniel co-founded what would become world's largest construction company

Charles Ezra Daniel (1895-1964), along with R. Hugh Daniel, co-founded the Daniel International Construction Corporation which at one time was the largest construction company in the world.

The corporation, based in Greenville, later merged with the Fluor Co.

Greenville's tallest building, at 35 ...

Upstate center of South Carolina business community

Story introducing the companies founded and/or headquartered here with emphasis on their community leadership, including those who have gone on to even bigger things, like Carlos Ghosn. BMW, Michelin, Bi-Lo, Lockheed, etc. WOODY

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Amid changes, Donaldson Center plays vital role

Named in honor of Capt. John Owen Donaldson, a Greenville High and Furman University graduate who Greenville native and decorated World War I pilot, the Donaldson Center – now officially known as the South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center (SCTAC) – is the site of ...

Carlos Ghosn headed Michelin North America before turning around Nissan

Carlos Ghosn was only 35 years old in 1989 when he moved into the recently completed "Crystal Palace," a name that became attached to the $30 million green-glass headquarters overlooking Interstate 85 at Pelham Road. He held the title of president and chief operating officer ...

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Tom Barton's legacy rooted in education

Speaking at Greenville Technical College's 2008 commencement, Dr. Tom Barton told the graduates to chase their dreams and catch them.

"Be relentless," he said. "Don't give up. Don't ever look back."

Barton, the longest-serving college president in the country when he retired ...

Pelham Mill site of Greenville County's first textile mill

Pelham Mill, located along SC Highway 14 near Greer, is the site of the first textile mill in Greenville County. Built in 1820, the mill featured a stonework dam that is now the centerpiece of a historical park that includes walking trails.

The dam ...

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Max Heller, the visionary behind downtown's rebirth

When Max Heller was elected mayor in 1971, Greenville's Main Street was a collection of vacant buildings and empty streets. Main Street was a four-lane thoroughfare that made it difficult for visitors to park but easy for them to escape what had once been the ...

 
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