News Briefs

Lane Koch, Staff Writer


Sea World changes orca show

Sea World has announced that it will be cancelling its traditional Shamu show and replacing it with one about orcas' natural behavior in the wild. The announcement comes in the wake of declining park attendance, possibly a response to Black Fish, a documentary criticizing the organization.

Medal of Honor bestowed to living recipient

Army Capt. Florent Groberg performed an act of bravery in Afghanistan in 2012, when a suicide bomber targeted a security detachment and he immediately tackled the bomber, using his body to shield his team and nearly losing his leg. On Thursday, Groberg will become the 10th living recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award given for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. 


Lockdown at local college

One person was killed, another is in custody and a school was in lockdown Monday night on the campus of Spartanburg Methodist College. An officer responded to a tip about a car break-in. Upon approaching the car, it sped off striking the officer leading to the officer opening fire. The lockdown which was lifted Tuesday morning after the school determined there was no threat to the campus.

SC's energy future to be discussed

A public meeting, including formal presentations and a question and answer portion, will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lowrimore Auditorium on the Francis Marion University campus to discuss South Carolina’s future in energy usage. The meeting is being held by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control as a response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.


Filming on campus

Wednesday Nov. 11 and Friday Nov. 13 a film crew will be shooting footage of the North Greenville campus. Students are encouraged to wear North Greenville apparel, and the recording schedule will be sent to all NGU email accounts.

"Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

On Nov. 12-14 and Nov. 19-21 North Greenville’s Department of Theatre will perform the "Best Christmas Pageant Ever." The play is about a couple working to put on a church Christmas pageant with a cast of the rambunctious Herman kids. The play will count as a cultural event for students and will be held in the Billingsley Theatre.