Gallabrae - The Greenville Scottish Games

Gallabrae – The Upstate Scottish Games

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017

A great event for the whole family, this two-day festival was created in 2006 as a tribute to the region’s Celtic forebears, and includes a parade, music, athletic competition and dancing.

White Squirrel Festival

2017 White Squirrel Festival

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017

Held every year on Memorial Day Weekend, the White Squirrel Festival in Brevard has a little bit of fun for everyone.

Wofford's 163rd Commencement

Wofford Holds 163rd Commencement

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017

J. Harold Chandler, a 1971 Wofford College graduate and chairman, president and CEO of Spartanburg-based Milliken & Co., delivered the college’s Commencement address in the Benjamin Johnson Arena.

Lighten Up Spartanburg!

Lighten Up Spartanburg! on Display Through March 31st, 2018

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lighten Up Spartanburg! is a large scale public art project that bolsters the cultural vitality of downtown Spartanburg, expands the local economy through tourism, provides opportunities to local and regional artists, and fosters connections between local businesses and the arts.

USDA Offers Summer Food Safety Tips

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate the season with cookouts, camping, road trips and other activities that involve food.

TSA Checkpoint

TSA Travel Tips for the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

More than two million people are expected to fly daily during the Memorial Day travel period and the Transportation Security Administration reminds travelers to prepare and plan ahead.

E-Vision Business Center LP

E-Vision Business Center LP Holds Grand Opening

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The center is a partnership between E-Vision Project Development Corporation, Veterans Services Commission, Rural Initiative Foundation, American Capital Funds Group and Palmetto Leadership Institute.

Coolbot Controller

Funding Available for Cold Storage Cost Share Program

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) and the South Carolina Specialty Crop Growers Association announce the Cold Storage Cost Share Program, funded through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant.

Boats at Cannes Harbor, Sir Winston Churchill (British, 1874-1965), oil on canvas (24x30 in), National Churchill Museum at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri

Passion for Painting: The Art of Sir Winston Churchill

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017

Mention the name Winston Churchill, and the picture that immediately comes to mind is that of a skilled statesman who led the British during World War II and inspired a nation during its “finest hour.”

Sundays Unplugged

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chapman Cultural Center is open every Sunday afternoon, from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, to provide casual and cultural experiences for those who want to “unplug.”

Recording Equipment for a Podcast

One Last Time on the Mic With Will Rothschild

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

It was November of 2012 when the City of Spartanburg first launched its podcast, giving local government a violent shove into 2005’s favorite new communications tool.

Black legged tick

New Lyme Disease Forecast Map Targets Rising Tide of Ticks

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

As the rate of Lyme disease grows rapidly across the United States, new research offers veterinarians a forecasting map that tells them which parts of the country are most at risk of Lyme disease infections in dogs.

Sarah Madden, Wofford Class of 2017

Running With Fast Horses

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

After months of research, meetings, writing and revising, one Wofford College student has published her first novella. Sarah Madden, who will graduate with the Class of 2017, says that the entire process almost never happened, though.

Puppies for Sale … or for Lease?

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

You’ve heard of predatory lending, but probably never imagined that this unethical financial practice could apply to man’s best friend.

Lighten Up Spartanburg

Lighten Up Spartanburg Makes Hub City an Art Hub

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Twenty-eight giant fiberglass light bulbs decorated by local artists and sponsored by local businesses have made Spartanburg the Southeast’s newest destination for public art.

Inside a BMW

BMW Group U.S. Reports April 2017 Sales

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Notable vehicle sales in April include the BMW X3 which increased 32.3 percent to 3,204 vehicles, the BMW X1 which increased 29.4 percent to 1,872 vehicles, and the BMW 7 Series which increased 14.0 percent.


Moore’s Food Resources Locating New Facility in Upstate

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Moore’s Food Resources, a provider of all-natural foods, is locating new operations in Greenville County. The company is projected to bring $15 million of new capital investment and create 182 new jobs.

Hub City Writers Project

Hub City Writers Project Announces New Staff

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Hub City Writers Project is pleased to announce that Kate McMullen will join the Hub City staff as Assistant Director of Hub City Press. Leena Dbouk will be promoted to Assistant Manager of the Hub City Bookshop.

Ten Energy Saving Tips for Spring

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Spring marks the end of a long, brutal winter for much of the United States. With the start of a new season comes a fresh opportunity to find ways to save energy and money.

Computer Security

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017

Lock your financial documents and records in a safe place at home, and lock your wallet or purse in a safe place at work. Keep your information secure from roommates or workers who come into your home.

Portrait of Howard, Watercolor. 10in. x 13in. 1936, Gift of Katherine & Howard A. Cook.

Irma Howard Cook Exhibition at Spartanburg Art Museum

Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017

An early childhood trauma left Irma Howard Cook deaf by adolescence. She might have learned sign-language as an alternate form of communication, but her parents, who feared doing so would isolate her from mainstream society, had her learn lip-reading instead.

Garden Beds

Healthy Gardening

Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017

Get close to nature and enjoy the benefits. Gardening can be a great way to enjoy physical activity, beautify the community, and go green.

Oyster shell recycling drop-off

New Oyster Shell Recycling Site in Beaufort

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Recycling oyster shells just got easier for residents of Beaufort County. The new site is part of over 30 drop-off sites across the state which offer a convenient way to recycle oyster shells.

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve is a Local Gem

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hatcher Garden is a community-supported urban garden in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Started by Harold Hatcher, the garden has grown to become a beautiful woodland preserve that provides a home for wildlife and a display for the nature’s beauty.


Don’t Adopt a ‘Lost’ Fawn

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

If a deer fawn is found alone in the woods, leave it there, advises a state wildlife biologist. Its mother has not abandoned it; she is probably nearby.

Black Bear

Staying Safe Around Bears

Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

While seeing a bear is an exciting moment, it is important to remember that bears are wild and can be dangerous. Their behavior is sometimes unpredictable.

Garden Beds

Grow a Garden With Your Kids

Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017

Starting a garden is a fun way to teach your kids about healthy fruits and vegetables and get some exercise as you work on a project together.

Solar Panels

The Next Generation of Solar Panels

Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Scientists just got one step closer to the next generation of solar panels. Today’s solar panels convert sunlight to electricity using silicon crystal chemistry.

Power Line

What Is the Power Grid?

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Turning on a small reading lamp by your bed is as easy as flipping a switch. But, the electricity that powers your tiny light starts miles and miles away.


Five New Things Happening With Biofuels

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Their work has achieved some significant milestones.

NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017

Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.

Between the Courtroom and the Classroom

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A few times each week, the Hon. Henry Floyd, Wofford Class of 1970, leaves his gavel and robe at the U.S. Courthouse in Spartanburg and returns to his alma mater.


Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent Vision Loss

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

There’s another reason to dust off those running shoes. Vigorous exercise may help prevent vision loss, according to a pair of studies from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Home Insulation

Home Insulation: It’s All About the R-Value

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Whether you live in Bangor, Maine, or Bakersfield, California, your home will be more comfortable and energy efficient with the right insulation. Insulation helps lower the cost of heating and cooling your home.

Gym Equipment

Tips for Joining a Gym

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

If you’re looking to get in shape, a membership at a gym, fitness center, health spa, or sports club could be a good option.


BMW Manufacturing Achieves Record Production Year

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

For the third consecutive year, BMW Manufacturing recorded its largest annual production, producing 411,171 units during 2016. This production record confirms the South Carolina plant will remain the largest plant by volume in the BMW Group global production network.

Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch

Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Make zero-waste lunches this year: you could prevent 67 pounds of waste and save tons of money! Most parents pack lunch items in single-use plastic bags, aluminum foil, or wax paper, or they purchase single-serving items that come in their own disposable package.

Mothers Restaurant

New WSPA Video Features Local Spartanburg Restaurant

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Serving dishes like bourbon and coke glazed meatloaf, pimento cheese sandwiches and more, there’s a new American and Southern fusion restaurant open in Spartanburg! Jennifer Martin of WSPA recently took a look inside Mothers.

Back to School Checklist: Fruits and Veggies

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fruits and vegetables are at the top of USDA’s back to school list, and just in time for the new school year, the Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables is making great strides.

How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013

Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?

3 Steps for Being Prepared for Emergencies

Three Steps for Being Prepared for Emergencies

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

The possibility of public health emergencies arising in the United States concerns many people in the wake of recent hurricanes, tsunamis, and the threat of pandemic influenza. Helps to Make Spartanburg Greener

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

Spartanburg has always been green. Late winter and spring rains in the foothills that embrace Spartanburg inevitably reawaken for another season the countless species of flowers, shrubs, and trees that have called Spartanburg “home” for centuries.