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South Carolina’s Very Special Horse: The Marsh Tacky

One of the rarest horses in the world is not only native to South Carolina but has a cool history link for the entire United States! The breed known as the Marsh Tacky is native to the Palmetto State.  The isolated sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia helped to create a fearless and tough… Read more »

The Formation & History of Sotheby’s Auction House

Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the world’s most prestigious realty firms, known for luxurious, distinctive properties in some of the world’s top locations.  In 2004, Sotheby’s started licensing its name to select brokerage companies throughout the world and shortly after in 2008, it was rated the “most prestigious real estate company by high-net worth… Read more »

Tamassee DAR School’s BBQ Cookoff

Looking for a way to get a great meal plus the added bonus of knowing you are helping a great cause?  Then put the Tamassee DAR School’s BBQ Cookoff for November 6th on your calendar!  There will be several BBQ contestants hoping to win the bragging rights of first place for 2021.  Lunch plates will… Read more »

2021 Autumn Color

Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina are blessed with many weeks of eye-catching Autumn color, drawing millions of sightseers down the Blue Ridge Parkway to marvel at the diverse hues.   Whether you are trekking along a mountain trail or driving down Scenic Highway 11, during the autumn months every mountain and foothill is… Read more »

The Battle of Kings Mountain

241 years ago, this region was experiencing a very different Autumn from ours today.  In May of 1780, a terrible siege occurred on Charleston which was notably one of the worst American defeats of the Revolutionary Way.  Led by British Commander-in-Chief, Henry Clinton, the British force of almost 13,000 trapped our willfully unequipped force of… Read more »

Turtles of Upstate SC

Scenic Highway 11 is a famous route for scenic view enthusiasts and for no small reason. An off-the beaten interstate path, this 120 mile stretch of roadway travels similarly to I-85 crossing the Upstate from just south of Charlotte, NC to the north Georgia border. The route was once known as “Cherokee Path” or “Keowee… Read more »

Wildflowers in South Carolina

South Carolina is blessed with an assorted array of natural habitats. From the marshy low country, to the sandy beaches along the Atlantic and the bluish hue and lakes tucked within the Blue Ridge Mountain range of Appalachian Mountains, the Palmetto state is full of varied habitats, flora, and fauna.   Did you know that… Read more »

Helicopter Rides in Upstate South Carolina!

There are countless adventures to take in the Upstate area. From enjoying a nearby lake, hiking through wildflowers, kayaking down Reedy River near Greenville’s downtown, or taking in the sights and sounds (and shopping) of one of our amazing towns.  How about something a little more off the beaten path? How about something memorable and… Read more »

Scuba Diving Certification here in The Upstate

Since 2004, Clemson University has been teaching a course on scuba diving as part of their Leisure Skills curriculum.   The course is part of several Clemson offers to give students more opportunities to introduce themselves to new activities while counting as credits towards their degree. The program was launched back in 1972 after campus… Read more »

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