The Citizens Building & Loan (CBL) charitable foundation recently awarded $8,000 to the Piedmont Women’s Center, a clinic providing free services and counseling to thousands of Upstate women each year.
Q: My mom and dad filed bankruptcy recently and are on a fixed income of $2,200 a month. They gave up their house, and my wife and I helped them find an apartment. We’re also trying to give them other help while they’re getting back on their feet.
Thrive Assisted Living held its ribbon cutting ceremony, Tuesday, May 24th at its newest facility located 715 South Buncombe Road in Greer. Participating in the ceremony were (left to right): Mikelle Porter, representing the Greer Chamber; John Easterling; Jeramy Ragsdale, Founder and Principal with Thrive Senior Living; Kim Burgess, Executive
Q: I’m trying to get out of debt. I make good money and do consulting for a living. I put about 4,000 miles a month on my car. It’s a 2012 model, and I currently owe more on it than it’s worth. I’ve considered selling it, but I’m concerned about reliability since I’m on the road so much. Do you have any advice?
Q: My wife and I are both in our early 20s, we’re debt-free, and we’re just a couple of months away from having a fully loaded emergency fund of six months of expenses. We both also have 401(k) plans at work, and we’re looking forward to starting additional investments later this year.
The City of Greer and All Clear Emergency Management Group of Raleigh, North Carolina, are seeking pubic comment on a draft of the city’s hazard mitigation plan.
City officials say the document is important to all city residents because it is designed to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.
Lowes Foods, which will open a new Greer location in the fall, met with vendors from around the Upstate last week, in hopes of partnering in the future.
The store met with about 30 vendors at Greer City Hall on Wednesday. Vendors came with their ideas, and some came with their products.
Q: I’ve always heard that you shouldn’t ask a family member to be the executor of your will. What are your feelings about this?
Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, recently reported a quarterly net income attributable to common shareholders of $661,000 or $0.27 per diluted common share, as compared to the prior year first quarter net income of $761,000 or $0.31 per diluted common share.
City residents have a lot of positive things to say about Greer, according to results from the National Citizen Survey completed last fall.