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Red, White and Boom at Barnet Park on July 4th

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Barnet Park is the perfect setting for Spartanburg’s 2015 Independence Day celebration. Come hungry and enjoy great food, including BBQ, funnel cakes, burgers, hotdogs, philly cheese steaks, ice cream, and more!

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DNR Courtesy Boat Inspections for July 4th Holiday

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In an effort to keep state waterways safe during the upcoming July 4th holiday, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will again be conducting courtesy safety inspections at some public boat landings.

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Clemson University, GHS, and VA Unite to Support Combat Veterans

Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015

Clemson University researchers are teaming with Greenville Health System, Upstate Warrior Solution, and Veterans Administration professionals to advance an innovative collaboration to bring peace and stability to the lives of combat veterans.

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Lessons From the Dugout

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015

“What’s your favorite jelly bean color?” That was the question that Little League baseball coaches Henry Cornelson, Owen Hughes and Cason Wells asked their players at their first practice.

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The Good, The Bad, The Reheated: Cooking and Handling Leftovers

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015

While leftovers can make quick and tasty meals, it’s important to remember to refrigerate them promptly and reheat properly.  You can help keep your family safe from food poisoning at home by following basic guidelines from the USDA.

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Tips for Increasing Physical Activity

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop, or subway station.

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Sunflowers Decorate Acres of Draper WMA in York Co.

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Draper Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in York County is expecting another full bloom with acres of gorgeous sunflowers in late-June and early-July. The area is open during daylight hours year-round and admission and parking are free.

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Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015

Now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010.

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Keep Down Garden Weeds

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015

It is important to control weeds in your garden because they compete with your vegetables for water and nutrients. Also weeds often harbor insects and diseases.

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New Hotel to Change Skyline in Downtown Spartanburg

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

“When will we hear more details about the new hotel?” That’s been one of the most frequently asked questions around town since City Council approved a development agreement to bring a new hotel to Downtown Spartanburg.

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Greenville Zoo Summer Camp for Kids

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Greenville Zoo’s Summer Camp for Kids officially begins this week. Children ages three to fourteen are invited to join the zoo for all kinds of fun as they learn about animals.

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Fuel Economy in Hot Weather

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hot weather can actually increase your fuel economy. Your engine warms up to an efficient temperature faster; summer grades of gasoline can have slightly more energy; and warm air causes less aerodynamic drag than cold air.

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How to Spot a Ripe Peach

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015

As a peach ripens, the part facing the sun gets a reddish blush and the part not exposed to sun (ground color) turns from green to yellow. The best way to tell if a peach is ripe is by looking for a yellow …

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Beekeeping Tips for Beginners

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Two bee colonies are the ideal number for a beginning apiarist. Expand in a couple of years after your experience and confidence grow.

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Spartanburg’s Music History

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2015

Spartanburg Regional History Museum takes a long look back at local music culture with its newest exhibition: Spartanburg’s Music History.

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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?

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What Is Smart911?

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency.

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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?

Is Your Brain Hungry? Have Some Food for Thought!

Is Your Brain Hungry? Have Some Food for Thought!

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013

Did you know that your brain is a very hungry organ? In fact it consumes 20% of all the oxygen you breathe and 25% of all the calories you eat. Here are a few tips to feed and water your hungry brain to …

Celebrate and Support Your National Parks By Going Green

Celebrate and Support Your National Parks By Going Green

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, is put to work funding programs that protect fragile ecosystems, maintain hundreds of miles of trails, and get children and teachers into parks. National Park Foundation grants are also helping the National …

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Three Foods That May Fend Off Diabetes

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Eat more leafy greens. Choose fat-free yogurt. And add nuts and seeds to your diet. Each of these changes may help lower your risk of diabetes anywhere from 10 to 20 percent.

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Using Pesticides Safely

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Autumn is a time when pests such as insects and rodents may try to move indoors. Eliminate sources of food, water, and shelter to reduce your pest problems. View more tips. If you decide that the best solution to your pest problem is …

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Don’t Give Away Your Identity

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

People put themselves at risk for Identity Theft everyday when using social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus. Follow these steps to protect yourself when socializing online. Use the least amount of information when registering for the site. Create a …

MAPAL Inc Locating New Facility in Upstate

MAPAL Inc Locating New Facility in Upstate

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

MAPAL Inc, a global leader and innovator in the tooling industry, announced that it will establish its new North American production facility in Greenville County. The $3 million investment is expected to generate more than 30 new jobs over the next three years. …

8 Health Benefits of What's in Season

8 Health Benefits of What’s in Season

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Asparagus: Not sure you like this green vegetable? After all the health benefits it can offer, it is a good food to keep in your diet. – 1. Can detoxify our system – 2. Has anti-aging functions – 3. Is considered an aphrodisiac …

SC Plastics Locates in Upstate, Adds 119 Jobs

SC Plastics Locates in Upstate, Adds 119 Jobs

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

South Carolina Plastics LLC, a subsidiary of Carolina Technical Plastics Corporation, a maker of plastic automotive components, will establish a new facility in Greenville County. The $12 million investment is expected to generate 119 new jobs. “We are excited about moving forward with …

Aerating Lawns Information

Aerating Lawns Information

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

When our clay based soil becomes compacted, it becomes difficult for grass roots to grow and for water and nutrients to penetrate it. This is especially true for lawns that receive a lot of traffic (kids, dogs, and even frequent mowing). Lawns will …

Smart Upstate Looks at Transportation Across County Boundaries

Smart Upstate Looks at Transportation Across County Boundaries

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

In an effort to improve transportation connections across Greenville and Spartanburg, participants recently immersed themselves in a mapping session at CU-ICAR in Greenville. The event was a collaboration between Greenville Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS), Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG), Spartanburg Area Transportation …

Upstate SC ASTD to Launch Training and Development Awards of Excellence

Upstate SC ASTD to Launch Training and Development Awards of Excellence

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Upstate South Carolina Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development is launching the Training and Development Awards of Excellence competition to recognize accomplishments by an organization, business, or individual in the area of employee training and development. Award entries, written …

Henry Molded Products Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Henry Molded Products Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Henry Molded Products Inc, a manufacturer of sustainable molded fiber protective packaging products, announced that it will expand its South Carolina operations in Anderson County. The more than $5 million investment is expected to generate 18 new jobs over the next five years. …

Drive Automotive Industries of America Expanding Facility in Upstate

Drive Automotive Industries of America Expanding Facility in Upstate

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

The South Carolina Department of Commerce announced that Drive Automotive Industries of America will expand its existing facility in Greenville County. The $50 million investment is expected to generate 60 new jobs. “We celebrate Drive Automotive’s decision to invest $50 million and create …

3 Steps for Being Prepared for Emergencies

3 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, acts of terrorism, and the threat of pandemic influenza. Though some people feel it is impossible to be prepared for unexpected events, …

Watson Engineering Inc. Expanding Operations in Anderson County

Watson Engineering Inc. Expanding Operations in Anderson County

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Watson Engineering Inc., a supplier of construction, agriculture and automotive components, announced that it will expand its existing operations in Anderson County. The $6.37 million investment is expected to generate 85 new jobs. “Demand has increased for our company’s products and services, and …

Announcing Hub City's New Open Door Critique Program

Announcing Hub City’s New Open Door Critique Program

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Since 1995, the Hub City Writers Project has been dedicated to nurturing writers in all stages of the writing process through workshops, contests, book publications, and gatherings in order to build a community of writers across Upstate South Carolina. Hub City continues this …

Preparing for a Flood

Preparing for a Flood

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

With Isaac brewing in the gulf, a large amount of rain could be headed our way. Are you prepared for possible flooding? Not all floods are alike. Some floods build up gradually, while others can develop quickly in just a few minutes, causing …

Lollis Metals Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Lollis Metals Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lollis Metals Inc., a metal fabrication and machine shop, announced plans to expand its existing Anderson County operations. The $3 million investment is expected to generate 25 new jobs. “We’ve been in business here since 1980, and it’s exciting to once again expand …

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SEW-Eurodrive Inc. Expanding in Spartanburg County; 40 New Jobs Expected

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

SEW-Eurodrive Inc., a maker of industrial gear motors and electronics, announced that the company will expand its current operations in Spartanburg County. The $20 million investment is expected to generate 40 new jobs. “We are pleased to move forward with plans to further …

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Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch

Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2012

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.

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Chimney Rock Park Offers Four Seasons of Outdoor Fun

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

For those looking for a invigorating, outdoors spot to spend the better part of a day away from their own particular brand of hustle and bustle, Chimney Rock Park might just be the place. With fall’s generally crisp and sunny days, the park …

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Spartanburg.com 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.

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A Tour of the Winery is a Great Addition to Biltmore Estate Visit

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

The most visited winery in the United States isn’t located in the Napa Valley. Perhaps a surprise to some, it is at the Biltmore Estate, quietly nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, where fine food and wine, paired with …

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Take Steps to Prevent Heat Stress

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

Many employees spend some part of their working day in a hot environment. Workers at construction projects, foundries, laundries and bakeries, among others, often face hot conditions that pose special hazards to safety and health.

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Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

Legend has it that after a Chickasaw maiden’s warrior love had leapt from the Blowing Rock, she prayed daily to the Great Spirit to return her warrior beloved to her and was granted her wish when the brave was blown back up by …