Ultrafab, Inc. Expanding Operations in Upstate

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Ultrafab, Inc., an original equipment manufacturer of weather seals, is expanding its existing operations in Greenville County. The expansion project is expected to bring more than $2 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of 34 new jobs.


Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium ‘Topped Out’

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wofford College recently celebrated the topping out of the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium at the construction site, ceremonially marking the installation of the highest beam of the building and acknowledging the work of construction crews for the project.


The Upstate Book Project 2.0 Seeks Artists

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Upstate Book Project 2.0 is now accepting applications from local visual artists who want to contribute both 2-D art and storyline text to a collaborative book that will publish in the spring of 2017.

Fall at Biltmore

Fall Arrives in Biltmore’s Gardens

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

When Frederick Law Olmsted designed Biltmore’s gardens, he planned their beauty to last through all four seasons. It’s little wonder the blooms of the estate’s gardens continue well into fall.


DNR to Provide Special Youth Deer Hunts in Upstate

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with a number of private individuals and hunting clubs, is sponsoring a number of youth deer hunts in the Piedmont region this fall.


UST Logistical Systems to Locate Headquarters in Upstate

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016

UST Logistical Systems (UST), a national third-party logistics company, is launching its first operations in Greenville County. The new development is projected to generate $1.6 million in new capital investment and bring 50 jobs to the Upstate.


Spectacular Fall Foliage on the Way

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016

A long spell of dry weather during the spring and summer could provide some of the most brilliant colors seen in several years for leaf-lookers headed to the mountains of Western North Carolina this autumn.


Wofford Names Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wofford College recently named its new fraternity, sorority and multicultural houses for trustee, alumnus and longtime supporter Stewart H. Johnson.

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SC Voter Registration Deadline is Approaching

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Voter registration closes thirty days prior to every election. This year’s South Carolina general election voter registration deadline is Saturday, October 8, 2016.


Crabbers Wanted: Help DNR Reduce Crab Trap Bycatch

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources biologists are looking for recreational and commercial crabbers to help them improve the design of a device that will help reduce bycatch while maintaining catch rates of large crabs.


When Your Computer Life is Held for Ransom

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Imagine if everything on your computer was “kidnapped” — including all of your precious family photos and important personal documents.


Swinging Hips Help Turtles Take Greater Strides

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016

Turtles have a reputation. “They’re slow, they’re clumsy and the shell just gets in the way of everything,” said Richard Blob, a biologist at Clemson University who specializes in studying how animals have evolved to move the way they do.

The 34th Annual Asheville Quilt Show

The 34th Annual Asheville Quilt Show

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016

The 34th annual Asheville Quilt Show takes place September 30th through October 2nd at the WNC Agricultural Center in the Davis Event Center pavilion.


Hub City Brew Fest Returns to Spartanburg on October 15th

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016

Spartanburg’s craft beer scene has definitely been on the rise lately, and on October 15th local craft beer geeks will have even more reason to celebrate as the Hub City Brew Fest returns for its second year.

Steaming Mussels

Shellfish Season Opens Oct. 1st

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The 2016-2017 season for harvesting shellfish (clams, oysters, mussels and other bivalves) in coastal waters of South Carolina will open one half hour before official sunrise on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Three Horses

Hurricane Preparedness Includes Animals, Too

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

When a hurricane is headed your way, you can decide your best course of action. Your animals can’t. They depend on you to make the decisions for them.


Former Mayor Rowell Dies at 83

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016

Former Spartanburg Mayor Robert “Bob” Rowell, a longtime public servant and Spartanburg businessman, died Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Rowell was 83.


New Waste Tracking Feature Helps Building Managers Save Money

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency recently unveiled a waste and materials tracking feature in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which is a free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial building owners and managers.

Solar Energy

Clean Energy in a Revitalized Spartanburg

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Over the past 20 years, the community of Spartanburg has leveraged $20,000 into more than $300 million in public and private investment to address the significant environmental concerns of the community.

Food Bank

September is Hunger Action Month

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

This September the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks will mobilize across all fifty states in an effort to bring an end to hunger.


Local Goods Get Boost with GREERMADE

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016

Yvonne Vinson at Our Upstate SC recently profiled a new program in Greer which helps residents find locally made products of all sorts.

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Now is a Good Time to Check Your Withholding

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to consider a mid-year tax withholding checkup following several new factors that could affect their refunds in 2017.

Credit Cards

Six Tips for Using Your Credit Card

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016

Your favorite store is having a sale. You’ve bought all your items on your shopping list, but you’re tempted to peek in the store to look for a few last minute gifts.

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Is Your Small Business Social Enough?

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Facing the task of building a social media following for your small business can feel like an uphill battle. What’s the use of wracking your brain to create engaging content when you have just a few dozen followers?

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve is a Local Gem

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 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.


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.

Pokemon Go

Local Parks are Pokemon Go Hot Spots

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thousands of gaming enthusiasts armed with smartphones and tablets have been seen in local parks recently, enjoying the challenge of finding and catching Pokemon – all while rediscovering their local parks.

Wine Life

Everything’s Coming Up Rosés!

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

If you think rosé wines are just a little too pink to be truly great wines, think again—rosé wines are one of the hottest trends among wine aficionados at the moment.


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.

BP_Fountain 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.