Tomatoes at Roadside Stand

Grown in Spartanburg: A Tour of Farms, Farm Stands and Markets

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

From peaches and pumpkins, to strawberries and hayrides, visitors can enjoy farm-fresh products and plan family activities thanks to a new tour that highlights agricultural offerings throughout Spartanburg County.


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.

Lighten Up Spartanburg!

Lighten up Spartanburg’s Remaining Sculptures Will Be Installed by Mar. 31st

Posted on Monday, February 20, 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.

Pickens County Museum

New Art Shows at Pickens County Museum

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is pleased to announce its new exhibits for 2017: the artwork of the Full Moon Artists Group and the Comic Artists Of The Upstate.

E St. John Street in Downtown

City Council Approves New Pedestrian Crossing

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The busy four lanes of E St. John Street in downtown Spartanburg can be a pretty intimidating barrier for folks looking to move between the large activity centers.

Passport to the Arts

Clemson’s ‘Passport to the Arts’ Expected to Sell Out

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Lee Gallery at the Clemson University Center for Visual Arts will host the popular and unique celebration of the arts with the signature town-gown event “Passport to the Arts” from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm on March 3rd.

Valentine's Heart

The Origins of Valentine’s Day

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The origins of Valentine’s Day are murky. We do know that the ancient Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia, a spring festival, on the 15th of February.

Virtual Reality at Wofford

Preparing to Enter the Next Frontier

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017

It takes a few minutes to fit the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and adjust the focus, but once on, the headset shrinks participants to the size of a fly.

Television Remote Controls

What Vizio Was Doing Behind the TV Screen

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Consumers have bought more than 11 million internet-connected Vizio televisions since 2010. But according to a complaint filed by the FTC, consumers didn’t know that while they were watching their TVs, Vizio was tracking their activity.

Hair Comes Trouble: Why Pets Need Regular Grooming

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Most people get haircuts to look better, feel better, or to simply get a fresh start in life. But for dogs and cats, proper hair hygiene is essential; failure to groom pets regularly can have serious health consequences.

Healthy Meal

Preventing Heart Disease: Healthy Living Habits

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack.

Mount Mitchell

Mount Mitchell Promises Cold Weather and Great Views

Posted on Friday, February 3, 2017

Mount Mitchell, part of North Carolina’s Black Mountain Range and the highest peak in the US east of the Rockies, is one of the more popular stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway.


BMW Group U.S. Reports January 2017 Sales

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.1 percent in January for a total of 18,109 compared to 18,082 vehicles sold in January, 2016.

Brown v Board of Education

The Birth of the Civil Rights Movement

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017

World War II accelerated social change. Work in wartime industry and service in the armed forces, combined with the ideals of democracy, spawned a new civil rights agenda at home that forever transformed American life.

Spartanburg Historic District

OneSpartanburg Public Launch

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017

OneSpartanburg is the culmination of a nine-month, six-phase research and strategic planning process aimed at identifying how to raise levels of prosperity and improve quality of life for all Spartanburg County residents.

Garden Compost

Botanical Garden Winter Lectures Aim to Help Gardeners

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017

It’s a new year and the South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson University is ready to teach gardeners some exciting new methods and techniques to help their gardens grow in 2017.

Tax Accounting Calculator

2017 Tax Filing Season Has Begun

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting and processing 2016 federal individual income tax returns. More than 153 million returns are expected to be filed this year.

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.

Jan Scalisi

City Council Member Jan Scalisi Passes Away

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

The City of Spartanburg is saddened to announce the death of City Council Member Jan Scalisi. Ms. Scalisi died after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in August.

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.

Winter Weather

Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous, but if you plan ahead, you can stay safe and healthy. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on the older adults.

Kelsey Ronan

Five Questions for Hub City’s Next Writer-in-Residence

Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2017

Kelsey Ronan will join Hub City as Writer-In-Residence this Spring. A fiction writer whose muse is her hometown of Flint, Michigan, Kelsey’s residency will run from January until late April.


Five New Things Happening With Biofuels

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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

"The Hand" by Artist Mark Kuzara

Lighten Up, Spartanburg Comes to Downtown Spartanburg

Posted on Monday, January 2, 2017

Spartanburg Art Museum’s newest idea – a large scale public art program – promises to be unlike anything it, or Spartanburg, has done before. The installations will be installed throughout the city by March of 2017.

Snowy Road

Getting Traction: Tips for Traveling in Winter Weather

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016

The weather has a habit of changing pretty quickly, especially during the winter season. Powerful winter storms driven by jet streams can bring copious amounts of snow and ice, along with blowing snow and whiteout conditions.

City of Spartanburg Fire Station 5

Spartanburg City Fire Department Earns Exclusive Top Rating

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The fire-protection services of the City of Spartanburg, as rated by an insurance industry advisory company, has improved to Class 1 from a Class 2. Only 204 of nearly 47,700 fire protection service agencies in the nation have earned the Class 1 rating.

Black Bear

Staying Safe Around Bears

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016

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.

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve is a Local Gem

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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.

Computer Security

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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.

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.

Youth Fishing Rodeos and Family Fishing Clinics

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The warmer temperatures are just around the corner, so what better way to get outdoors for family fun than a state-sponsored youth fishing rodeo or a family fishing clinic?

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.