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Betty Peace Stall uses her civic pride as force for good

In the 15 years that her husband fought cancer on a daily basis, Betty Peace Stall lived by a code.

"Carpe diem," Stall said in a 1999 interview for City People. "You learn to focus on what is important. You don't waste much time." ...

Megan Matthew led Riverside softball to three state titles

Megan Matthews pitched for the Riverside High softball team from 1993-98, leading the Warriors to Class AAA state titles in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

She holds six school pitching records at the University of South Carolina. She is the only Gamecocks pitcher to have ...

Ernie Hamilton, all-conference and all-state defensive lineman at Beck High

Ernie Hamilton, an all-conference and all-state defensive lineman at Beck High School in the late 1960s went on to play at Michigan State.

He’s an attorney in Greenville, a member of the Piedmont Athletic Association's board of directors and the executive director of the ...

Shammond Williams led Southside to state basketball championship

Shammond Williams helped Southside High School to the 1992 Class AA state championship.

Williams played in three Final Fours at North Carolina, where he still holds records for 3-pointers in a season and career. He played seven seasons in the NBA.

State title appearances is a fitting end to Louie Golden's 24-carat career

Louie Golden's bend in a career path that bridged generations and paved the way for those who came behind him ended March 7, 2009, when his Southside High basketball team defeated Mullins 72-47 to claim a second consecutive Class AA state championship.

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Greenville High's Scott Spann Sr. was six-time U.S. swimming champ

Scott Spann Sr., a Greenville High graduate, was a six-time U.S. swimming champion and won the bronze medal in the 200-meter individual medley at the 1979 Pan American Games.

His son, Scott Jr., competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Kate Pouliot on Hillcrest softball team that set record 96-game winning streak

Softball pitcher Kate Pouliot was a member of the Hillcrest High team that set the South Carolina state record for consecutive wins with 96 and won Class AAAA state titles from 2004-06.

She holds the state record for most consecutive wins by a pitcher ...

Lesser-known Vardry McBee III was a young Turk, a talented musician

Vardry McBee III was a xylophone prodigy, a vaudevillian, an almost-famous musician. The great-great-grandson of Greenville's founder learned his skills not at his father's knee, but in his orchestra pit.

Musical – or at least show business – talent evidently ran in the ...

John C. Calhoun

In 1825, American statesman John C. Calhoun moved to an estate that is now home to the campus of Clemson University. The school was founded by his son-in-law, Thomas Green Clemson.

Calhoun served twice as vice president, in the Cabinet, the U.S. Senate and ...

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Businessman Vardry McBee known as Father of Greenville

Vardry McBee (1775-1864) was a businessman, philanthropist and industrialist who built a textile mill along the banks of the Reedy River.

Known as the Father of Greenville, McBee is credited with constructing more than 100 buildings in Greenville County.

McBee gave land to ...

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Busy TV chef Tyler Florence dishes about cookbooks, restaurants and babies

To call Tyler Florence busy may be the understatement of the year. The 37-year-old South Carolina native, once named People Magazine's "Sexiest Chef Alive," is balancing a plate full of cookbooks, restaurants and babies.

Florence's appeal seems universal. Women love his dimpled good looks, ...

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Greenville High grad Tommy Jones owns 12 PBA titles

A Greenville High graduate and Simpsonville resident, Tommy Jones owns 12 Professional Bowling Association Tour titles and two majors.

He won four titles apiece in 2004-05 and 2005-06, earning the PBA Player of the Year Award for 2005-06 after winning the U.S. Open and ...

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Joel R. Poinsett was a physician, botanist and American statesman

Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779-December 12, 1851) was a member of the United States House of Representatives, the first United States Minister to Mexico (the United States did not appoint ambassadors until 1896), a U.S. Secretary of War under Martin Van Buren and a ...

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National recording artist Edwin McCain grew up in Greenville

National recording artist Edwin McCain grew up in Greenville and still calls it home.

He frequently plays at charitable events around the Upstate and opened a recording studio downtown called OMG Studios.

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 ...

Brad Wyche seeks to preserve some of Upstate's dwindling pristine land

Upstate Forever has come a long way since Brad Wyche gave up his law practice and founded the nonprofit organization three years ago.

"Our basic mission is to keep the Upstate from becoming the next Atlanta," said Wyche.

It is a mission ...

Tommy Wyche devotes life to environment, improving quality of life

When Greenville lawyer Tommy Wyche isn't in his office handling legal matters, he's quietly working behind the scenes to make Greenville a better community.

A Greenville native, Wyche has seen the continuous growth explosion and its effects - both good and bad. Being an ...

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 ...

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Greenville counts Oscar, Grammy winners among own

The foothills of the Upstate are a long way from the Hollywood hills, but they’ve proven to be fertile soil for the entertainment world.

Among others, Greenville has spawned an Oscar-winning actress, a Grammy-winning singer, a world-famous TV chef, and a long line of ...

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Fixing, building, improving is way of life for Charles Townes

Charles Hard Townes wasn't a typical boy. His Christmas wish list, at age 10, offers hard evidence.

Screwdrivers. Pliers. Drills. Anything that would help him repair or rebuild something – hopefully, a little faster than 12-year-old brother Henry.

“We were competitors,” said Townes, ...

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Mac Arnold produced 'Soul Train,' played with Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton

Mac Arnold enjoys working on his Pelzer farm and speaking to school groups about music. But he is best known for his music.

He's also known for making music from reconditioned gas cans. His present trademark creation, the red gas-can guitar, is a result ...

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Work ethic, people skills made Theodore popular politician

As a teen-ager, working in his father's Deluxe Cafe on East Washington Street, Nick Andrew Theodore learned lessons about work ethic, family, entrepreneurship and the value of education.

He may have learned even more about people, an interest that later guided him through 33 ...

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Opera star Sarah Reese blossoms from country roots

The living-room bookshelves speak volumes about Sarah Reese, Greenville's unpretentious opera star.

One photo captures an energetic, elegant Reese during the opening-night performance at the Peace Center. Another offers a glimpse of a simple childhood in a small wooden frame house that was modest ...

 
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