Upstate Headlines: It’s a film movement

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of September 8, 2014.

‘It’s a film movement’– The team behind The Film House wants to take its passion for indie cinema downtown. Even without a physical theater, The Film House has been gaining popularity in the downtown Greenville film community. Using locations such as Coffee Underground, The Swamp Rabbit Cafe, The Hughes Main Library and Thomas Creek Brewery, the theater has had a busy summer…

Pedals for the Medals– Greenville played host to more than 600 athletes and support staff at last weekend’s UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships. Athletes competed on adaptive bicycles, hand cycles, tricycles and tandem bicycles. Team USA led the overall medal count with a total of 18 medals, nine gold, six silver and three bronze…

James Taylor’s songs span the decades– Carolina is on James Taylor’s mind. The legendary singer-songwriter announced Tuesday that he will perform with his All-Star Band on Nov. 22 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Tickets are $67 and $87 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 12…

‘Power to the people’– Over the next two months, the Independent Public Ale House, located at 110 Poinsett Highway in Greenville, will be featuring a series of artists that highlight the past, present and future of reggae music…

SC Flexes Manufacturing Muscle– Accounting for 17.3 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013, South Carolina’s manufacturing muscle helped propel the state into an elite top 10 of the industry…

The trail goes on– The Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail is set to grow again. After transfer of a right of way from the Greenville County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) to Greenville County Recreation, the rail-to-rail bikeway can expand nearly five miles, connecting downtown Greenville to Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR)…

Batter Up– Captain D’s, a fast-casual seafood restaurant headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., plans to open at least 20 new restaurants in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville area over the next three years…

Urban-style homes planned for North Main– The next step in North Main’s urban transformation will center on a house that sat vacant for several  years, located amongst a smattering of older homes-turned-into-office-space on what was the sleepier side of downtown Greenville…

United Way of Greenville County– announced this week the goal for the 2014 annual fall campaign was $17 million. More than 1,000 volunteers and representatives from more than 700 businesses and organizations attended the annual kickoff celebration…