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Jens Lindemann Returns to Spartanburg on February 13th

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016

Grammy award nominee Jens Lindemann will return to the stage with Sarah Ioannides and the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, February 13th at 8:00 pm in Twichell Auditorium.

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New Converse Mascot Makes Her Debut

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016

There is a new girl in town, a Norse goddess to be exact. “Val” – a mythological warrior complete with shield and spear – recently led the Converse Valkyries basketball team onto the court for the first time.

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City and County Announce Recycling Program Changes

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016

Due to significant changes in the recycling marketplace, glass will no longer be accepted as of March 1st at Spartanburg County recycling centers or through the City of Spartanburg’s residential curbside recycling collection program.

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Walnut Grove Plantation to Host Historic Firearms Show

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016

Military history buffs and fans of historic technology are invited to a historic firearm show under the pavilion at Walnut Grove Plantation the night before “Walnut Grove on the March,” Friday, March 4th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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Food: What We Eat and Why We Eat It

Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Will Ross, a Wofford College senior accounting and finance major from Philadelphia, Pa., enjoys a good meal, but now he knows more about where that food comes from and how it makes its way from farm to table.

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Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Exhibit Features Various Members

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg is presenting artwork from its various members in its Open Showcase, Feb. 1-25, and a reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m., in the Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center during ArtWalk.

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Community Kindness Offers Trip of a Lifetime

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A highlight of many fifth graders in Spartanburg’s School District Seven is to visit the famous mud pit on Barrier Island in the low county of South Carolina.

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What to Expect for Refunds in 2016

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that it issues 90 percent of refunds in less than 21 days. The best way to check the status of a refund is online through the “Where’s My Refund?” tool at IRS.gov or via IRS2Go.

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How Clean is Your Phone?

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

There are plenty of ways to spread cold and flu viruses: door handles, not covering your mouth properly when you cough or sneeze, working with the public or groups of children, or even kissing your spouse before they show symptoms of illnesses.

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Spartanburg Soaring is Scheduled for April 23rd

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016

The third annual Spartanburg Soaring International Kite Festival is scheduled for April 23rd from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. This free and family-friendly festival has quickly become a much-anticipated event for people of all ages from all over the world.

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Gift Cards Galore!

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016

Gift cards are big business. In fact, by most estimates, gift card sales for 2016 will top out at around $125 billion in the US.

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What Brings Foreign Investment to Upstate South Carolina?

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Attracted by scenic views, sense of community and a highly desirable cost of living, Upstate South Carolina has become a place where people from various backgrounds can all come together and enjoy one of the nation’s best places to call home.

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Ceres: Keeping Well-Guarded Secrets for 215 Years

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Year’s Day, 1801, the dawn of the 19th century, was a historic moment for astronomy, and for a space mission called Dawn more than 200 years later. That night, Giuseppe Piazzi pointed his telescope at the sky and observed a distant object …

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Hair Comes Trouble: Why Pets Need Regular Grooming

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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.

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D&W Fine Pack Expanding Upstate Operations

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

D&W Fine Pack is expanding its manufacturing operations in Laurens County. The company’s $20 million investment is expected to create 60 new jobs in Fountain Inn, S.C. over the next five years.

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UPSTATE Gallery on Main Opens New Exhibit

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to announce a new exhibit titled “Mac Arnold: Bluesman Close-Up,” on display through March 7th at the UPSTATE Gallery on Main.

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January and February Events at Wofford College

Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015

Free concerts of the Troubadour Series and the Dunlap Chamber Music Series, along with a production of the Pulp Theatre Interim class, will highlight events at Wofford College in January and February 2016.

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Wofford Students Curate 3D Exhibit for the Community

Posted on Monday, December 14, 2015

“You are viewing a technology that, while it appears today to be a novelty, was for a time as popular as TV or film,” said Dr. Kim Rostan during the December opening of her students’ exhibit.

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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.

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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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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 …

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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 …