Elizabeth LaFleur

Freelance writer

United States

Former reporter/columnist for the USA Today Network in Greenville, SC, now available for freelance writing. Emphasis on trending topics, reader Q & A and development

The Greenville News
'A sense of purpose': Greenville's Gateway House builds community through healing

While many are gathered around tables across the Upstate to share a meal with their kin, dozens will meet up inside what used to be two homes overlooking Rutherford Street to spend their Thanksgiving holiday with a different kind of family; one that's helped them reconnect with their purpose and, in many cases, build a life they're proud of.

The Greenville News
Six couples married in mass eclipse wedding

Vanessa Palacios never pictured being a bride and certainly never wanted a traditional wedding. "What was important to me, and it wasn't about a paper or law or ring, I didn't even know if I wanted a ring," Palacios said. "To me, it was important to be tied to the universe somehow."

The Greenville News
Sexual misconduct in the Sheriff's Office: How 2 sheriffs handled the same scandal

A Greenville News investigation has found that two administrations took decidedly different approaches in resolving the same set of sexual misconduct complaints within the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. When suspended Sheriff Will Lewis investigated a case involving fraternizing and immoral sexual conduct within the Sheriff's Office, several employees were investigated and one of them was suspended, according to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

The Greenville News
A summer unlike any other: Greenville pools navigate how to open and operate

Each summer, friends reunite over packed pool decks while kids in brightly colored bathing suits take turns on diving boards. But summer during a pandemic doesn't look quite the same for many in the Greenville area as pool boards work to navigate smaller membership numbers, safety precautions and adherence to social distancing rules.

The Greenville News
As United Way pivots mission, some organizations lose while others gain

Nearly a dozen local nonprofits will have to find new ways to fund their missions as a recent strategic shift by the United Way of Greenville County shakes up the organization's partnership roster. The updated roster includes 67 nonprofits, 16 of which are new partnerships.

The Greenville News
Ask LaFleur: Does WYFF really have South Carolina's only news helicopter?

Question: Channel 4 runs a promo stating the Sky 4 is the only news helicopter in SC. With other large markets in SC...Columbia, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Spartanburg.... none of them have a helicopter? I moved here from NC and it seems like every large market there has at least one 'eye in the sky.'