Eyes to the Skies

Photo by Frank Mansbach

While worried about our neighbors on the coast and in North Carolina during Hurricane Florence, everyone kept an eye on the skies and the weather forecasts in Greenville. There is an anemometer on top of this stop sign pole near city hall that hadn’t been noticed before. But wind gusts arrived on this sunny day before the very edges of Hurricane Florence rain bands. As it turned out, the worst of the now tropical storm Florence went around to the north, and the “eye” travelling through the center of Greenville County was no longer dangerous.

Note: The stop sign pole isn’t really as tall as city hall in this close-up perspective!


The popular musical Hamilton is coming to the Peace Center in December. There was a line of people stretching outside for tickets at the Peace Center box office on the day they went on sale. In addition, the backlog of people trying to order tickets on the web site at that time went to the 10s of thousands! There will be a lottery for a limited number of $10 tickets as the play date approaches.

Photos by Frank Mansbach

Photo by Frank Mansbach