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Russ Heaps – Editor
Russ has been writing and editing since 1985, when he helped conceptualize and launch the stand-alone auto section MPH for the Boca Raton News, a Knight-Ridder newspaper. He also spent five years supplying the auto content for a similar auto section called Driveways at the Palm Beach Post. He was a writer and managing editor for Auto World and NOPI Street Performance Compact magazines. During the past 30 years or so, he has been a contributor to The Washington Times, The Miami Herald, Hispanic Magazine, Southern Automotive Journal, AAA of the Carolinas Go Magazine,, and

In addition to freelance writing, from 1991 to 2001, he was a script writer, field producer and senior producer for the syndicated OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATV travel series “Discover America.”

Russ moved to Greenville in 2008, after living in 16 cities spread across 11 states.

His passions are travel, cars, craft beers, small-batch bourbons and Steelers football.

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