Spartanburg Art Walk

Spartanburg Art Walk on January 19th

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Be a part of this great downtown event, and walk the streets of Spartanburg! Maps will be available at the galleries to help you plot your course, and all venues are free and open to the public.

Skating on the Square

Final Day of Skating on the Square

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Everyone’s favorite winter attraction will remain open for a final day as Skating on the Square continues to draw crowds to Morgan Square in downtown Spartanburg.

Garden Chores for January

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Use this time to get the mower into the shop for a tune up and sharpening. You should be able to take a break from the lawn the rest of the month.

Pickens County Museum

New Art Shows at Pickens County Museum

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 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.

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.


Ways To Be Active

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends 30 minutes of physical activity a day for adults, 60 minutes for children, at least five days a week.

Dental Students

Encouraging Aspiring Dentists

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dr. Trecy Watson, Wofford Class of 1998, encouraged the Wofford students in the Introduction to Dental Medicine Interim to be dental ninjas during the month of January.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Rick

Pulitzer Prize Winner Rick Atkinson To Visit USC Upstate

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson will be the featured guest of the fourth annual Dr. John B. Edmunds, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of South Carolina Upstate on Thursday, March 16, 2017.


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.


Budgeting for the New Year

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

If you had a dollar for every New Year’s resolution you’ve broken, what would you do with all that money?

Groundhog Day

Upstate Spartans to Host Third Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon

Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017

The USC Upstate Athletics Department will host its Third Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon to mark the start of the 2017 baseball and softball seasons at 11:30 am Thursday, Feb. 2nd in the Campus Life Center Ballroom.

Network Router

FTC Sues D-Link Over Router and Camera Security Flaws

Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017

If you’ve got a wireless network, your wireless router connects your computer and other devices to the internet. If it’s reasonably designed and configured, the router also is a gate that should prevent hackers from accessing your devices and data.

Woman Giving Blood Donation

Blood Donations Needed With Inclement Weather Expected

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017

With the possibility of inclement weather on the way, The Blood Connection is asking for donations to ensure blood is available to meet patient needs as it closely monitors the blood supply.

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.


BMW Group U.S. Reports December and 2016 Sales

Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles in December totaled 32,835 compared to 34,625 vehicles sold in December 2015. For the year, BMW brand was down 9.5 percent on sales of 313,174 compared to 346,023 in 2015.

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.

Mount Mitchell

Mount Mitchell Promises Cold Weather and Great Views

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 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.


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.

Morgan Square

Looking Ahead to 2017 in Spartanburg

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016

With a new hotel recently topped out and massive historical redevelopments announced for the Montgomery Building and former Aug W. Smith building, 2016 was one of the most exciting years in Spartanburg’s history.

It’s Easy & Free to Recycle Your Tree!

Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The holiday season is almost over and cut trees have begun to dry out and must be disposed of. Each year, as many as 90 percent of cut trees are recycled.

Happy New Year

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Every time January 1st rolls around, it’s the same song and dance: you create New Year’s resolutions in an attempt to better yourself during the coming year.

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.