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Wild and Domestic Turkeys. Birds of Different Feathers.

Wild and Domestic Turkeys. Birds of Different Feathers.

While sitting down to enjoy turkey during Thanksgiving, remember that although wild and domestic turkeys are genetically the same species, that's about where the similarity ends. "The wild turkey in a sprint can outrun a galloping horse," said Charles Ruth, Deer and Turkey Project supervisor for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "Although it is one of the largest game birds, weighing up to 25 pounds, it can fly distances of more than a mile, ...

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There’s a New CRESCENT Rising in the Distance.

There's a New CRESCENT Rising in the Distance.

  By: Taft Matney This version of CRESCENT has served us well since October 3, 2011, but it's time for a little more than a simple refresh. Sometimes a house needs more than a new coat of paint. Sometimes, you need to update the wiring and add on a few more square feet. That's where we are now. We're in the process of updating and redesigning CRESCENT for early 2014 because, well, it needs to be done. When we launched ...

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Frankie Antonelli with Darius Rucker following their duet at the Wando High School talent show. PHOTO CREDIT: Debbie Antonelli

Who Came to YOUR High School Talent Show?

Remember your high school talent shows? Not many people do, but one South Carolina High School will remember this year's for a long time. As 16 year old Frankie Antonelli, a Wando High School student with Down Syndrome, performed "While I Still Got The Time" as the last act during Wednesday night's show, his solo suddenly became a duet about halfway through thanks to a surprise appearance from a certain Grammy-winning artist. The amazing thing isn't as ...

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Vacation. The GO-GOs Had it Right.

Vacation. The GO-GOs Had it Right.

We know it seems like it's been a couple of weeks, and it has, but Belinda Carlisle and the GO-GOs had a point in 1982. "Vacation. All I ever wanted. Vacation. Had to get away." That was us. Producing a cloud-based magazine with new content each week takes a lot of effort, and we don't want our folks to burn out, so with summer winding down, we wanted to give everyone some time to recharge their batteries. Of course, ...

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Spartanburg Associate, Carolyn Tate, performs a quality inspection of the new X5.

BMW's X5 Prepares to Take On the World as its 3rd Generation Begins Production Exclusively in SC

  Production of the third-generation BMW X5 officially began last week with the manufacture of dealer vehicles designed to generate excitement and sales in their regions. The first new BMW X5 is a Mineral White M50d (six-cylinder inline diesel engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology) featuring Exclusive Nappa Mocha leather interior and will be exported to a dealer in Eastern Europe. “Since 1999, the X5 has been a significant contributor to the Spartanburg plant’s global success,” ...

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What's Going On


There’s a New CRESCENT Rising in the Distance.

There’s a New CRESCENT Rising in the Distance.

  By: Taft Matney This version of CRESCENT has served us well since October 3, 2011, but it’s time for a little more than a simple refresh. Sometimes a house needs more than a new coat of paint. Sometimes, you need to update the wiring and add on a few more square feet. That’s where we are now. We’re...

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Who Came to YOUR High School Talent Show?

Who Came to YOUR High School Talent Show?

Frankie Antonelli with Darius Rucker following their duet at the Wando High School talent show. Remember your high school talent shows? Not many people do, but one South Carolina High School will remember this year’s for a long time. As 16 year old Frankie Antonelli, a Wando High School student with Down Syndrome,...

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BMW’s X5 Prepares to Take On the World as its 3rd Generation Begins Production Exclusively in SC

BMW’s X5 Prepares to Take On the World as its 3rd Generation Begins Production Exclusively in SC

Spartanburg Associate, Carolyn Tate, performs a quality inspection of the new X5.   Production of the third-generation BMW X5 officially began last week with the manufacture of dealer vehicles designed to generate excitement and sales in their regions. The first new BMW X5 is a Mineral White M50d (six-cylinder...

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Education Along the Grand Strand Includes Green Flag Racing

Education Along the Grand Strand Includes Green Flag Racing

Former SC Lt. Governor Andre Bauer with the PALM Racing Team at Myrtle Beach Speedway Former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor André Bauer has always been known for his creative approaches to issues — whether it was helping seniors or seeing a need to help students looking for something different out of the...

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Who Needs “Baywatch” When Charleston’s Lifeguards are Around?

Who Needs “Baywatch” When Charleston’s Lifeguards are Around?

Lifeguards from Charleston County beaches placed third overall in the “A” division of the South Atlantic Lifeguard Championships, held last month in Nags Head, NC. The competition brought lifeguards throughout the South Atlantic region — from Virginia Beach southward to Northern Florida — together...

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Your Turn

YOUR TURN: “Goodbye Melet” By John Malik

YOUR TURN: “Goodbye Melet” By John Malik

EDITOR’S NOTE: Recently, Upstate South Carolina was rocked by the tragic deaths...


YOUR TURN: “All-Star Bowl Showing SC Football Talent” By: David Wyatt

YOUR TURN: “All-Star Bowl Showing SC Football Talent” By: David Wyatt

  It was a banner year for the University of South Carolina and Clemson University...


YOUR TURN: “Upstate Flexes Its Export Muscle” By: Hal Johnson

YOUR TURN: “Upstate Flexes Its Export Muscle” By: Hal Johnson

  The ten counties that make up the Upstate SC Alliance have long been the...


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From The Desk Of

There’s a New CRESCENT Rising in the Distance.

There’s a New CRESCENT Rising in the Distance.

  By: Taft Matney This version of CRESCENT has served us well since October...


CRESCENT’s Editor is a Big Loser

CRESCENT’s Editor is a Big Loser

By: Taft Matney If you’ve spent almost any time reading CRESCENT, you know...


Thanks, Dads.

Thanks, Dads.

  There’s a time for work and a time for family, and this is one of those...


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