Carolina Bauernhaus™ Claims Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival

Carolina Bauernhaus received a Gold medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States.

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Clemson Student Receives $20K for Research to Boost Vehicle Efficiency

Clemson University graduate student Brandt Ruszkiewicz has been named this year’s Hitachi High Technologies Fellow. Ruszkiewicz, who is pursuing a doctorate in automotive engineering at Greenville’s Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, will receive $20,000 to put toward his research to make cars lighter and more fuel-efficient.

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Quirky Southern Sayings We Should All Be Using

Southerners would much rather paint a verbal picture than get straight to the point. We think “all hat and no cattle” is so much more entertaining and expressive than “pretentious.” If you’re worried that you might not get some of the more eccentric expressions on our list, have no fear. We’ll put the fodder where the calf can get it.

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Local Hero: Chloe Long

Wood carving is experiencing something of a revival in the South. As younger people have picked up on the traditional art methods of previous generations, wood carving has been one of them. I’ve met several younger artisans around the Blue Ridge region who are carving (sometimes out of stone as well) perpetuating this ancient tradition.

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TAKE 10 Q&A | Jamison Smith – Musician and Music Scene Superhero

Jamison Smith has been a consistently active part of the Upstate music scene for over 15 years, and has hosted Sunday Songwriters at Brickhouse Pizza for ten years. He’s one of the few musicians I know who has kept this level of involvement going for the long haul, and he does it while working in the field of mental health/addictions treatment, AND while raising a family-a combination which in my mind makes him a music scene superhero!

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INSPIRE | Super Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes

Aaron Redwine, what a cool name!  My new-found friend with a remarkable life story settled in and got comfortable, kicking off his shoes and crossing his legs underneath himself as he sat in the corner chair of my home office for this article’s interview.

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