Upstate Headlines: Zoo’s giraffe expecting winter baby

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of November 30, 2015

1026Giraffe6GregZoo’s giraffe expecting winter baby
The Greenville Zoo’s Masai giraffe, Autumn, is expecting. Zoo officials said she could give birth as early as February. Autumn, who is nine, and her partner, Walter, are part of the cooperative breeding program known as the Species Survival Program. Both Autumn and Walter came to the Greenville Zoo in 2007 as part of a breeding loan. Their first calf, Kiko, was born Oct. 22, 2012…

B9318587457Z.1_20150825152439_000_G55BNOFJT.1-0Seasonal Shops open in Haywood Mall
Five seasonal shops have opened in Haywood Mall, offering everything from candy to Hoverboards. The stores will be open through the end of December, according to a mall release. They include: Go! Game & Calendars, located near the Santa Photo Set in the lower level of the mall Belk Court. Hickory Farms, which specializes in gift and gourmet food baskets, is located…


GSP moving toward automated transport
The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is moving one step closer to an automated transportation system connecting various parts of the airport campus located near Greer. Dave Edwards, president and CEO of GSP, said a consultant has been hired by the airport to look at technical specifications and design needs for an automated transit system that could potentially transport passengers from the airport parking to the terminal and back…

635845884564684030-QT-zoningQuicktrip eyes downtown’s West End for newest store
It looks like a QT could be coming to the West End — as long as the popular convenience and gas store chain can get city approval for the land it has selected in downtown Greenville’s fastest-growing district. “We would really like to open a QT in that area,” QuikTrip spokesman Mike Thornbrugh told The Greenville News. The property selected is…

McCall-635x325Travelers Rest homeowners encouraged to switch to solar
Travelers Rest Mayor Wayne McCall announced that the City of Travelers Rest will participate in Solarize South Carolina. The community outreach program is designed to help Travelers Rest residents go solar and save on electricity costs. When 60 or more…