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Presidential visits have been brief here

Greenville hasn't spent much time in the presidential limelight. It was too poor, too small, too distant, too Southern and too solidly Democratic to rate national political attention until the 1960s. Since then, jet planes, super-charged campaigning and increased prosperity have brought wayfaring Republicans and ...

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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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Former Gov. Carroll Campbell of Greenville built GOP in state

Carroll Ashmore Campbell, a tough-talking, streetwise Greenville teenager who grew up to build the Republican Party into South Carolina's dominant party, brought the auto industry to the Upstate, and shaped national events, died in December 2005. He was 65.

The former governor's death came ...

Sen. Verne Smith remembered for helping land BMW, dedication to education

Former state Sen. Jefferson Verne Smith, who spanned two eras in South Carolina politics and was one of the Upstate's last bastions of political power, died Dec. 17, 2006.

The Greer Republican was 81.

In a political career encompassing four decades, the tall, ...

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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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