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Reading with John Lane at Hub City Bookshop

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

Fate Moreland’s Widow, the haunting first novel from award-winning poet, environmentalist, and storyteller John Lane, delves into historically inspired events of life, livelihood, death, and destiny against a rural Southern backdrop on the cusp of modernity.

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What Will a New Hotel Mean for Downtown Spartanburg?

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

If you’ve been wrapped up in the winter weather madness gripping Spartanburg this week, you might’ve missed one of the most important downtown development stories to come along in recent memory.

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Wofford Professor Takes Part in CNN Documentary Series

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wofford College religion professor Dr. Byron McCane has done his share of digging for archaeological finds in the Middle East and giving his students those experiences from time to time.

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Spartanburg Guild Awards Three Members

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Patrons of the visual arts in Spartanburg cast their votes on the current Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg exhibition of members’ works, and the top three winners were Carlton Mullinax, Susan Hopps, and Cleveland Gossett.

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Whistleblower, Snowden Attorney to Visit Wofford

Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

National security whistleblower Jesselyn Radack, who also is the attorney for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, will be on the Wofford College campus for an intensive weeklong visit.

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2015 South Carolina Automotive Summit

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

The 4th Annual S.C. Automotive Summit is February 23 – 25 and will be the source of big news for the automotive industry!

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IRS Warns Tax Preparers to Watch out for New Phishing Scam

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service warns return preparers and other tax professionals to be on guard against bogus emails making the rounds seeking updated personal or professional information that in reality are phishing schemes.

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Public Registration Open for 40th Anniversary of The Assaults

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Is this the year you conquer Mt. Mitchell, by bike? Registration is now open to the public for one of the Southeast’s most challenging and well-known uphill rides: the 103-mile Assault on Mt. Mitchell and its sister ride, the 74-mile Assault on Marion, …

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Chapman Hosts Four Galleries During ArtWalk

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Four galleries and museums at Chapman Cultural Center will be open for the public’s enjoyment during Spartanburg’s monthly ArtWalk on Thursday, Feb. 19, 5-9 p.m.

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Safety Tips for Icy Conditions

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The best advice for traveling in bad winter weather is not to travel at all, if you can avoid it.

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Science Center to Celebrate Engineer Week

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015

Spartanburg Science Center will celebrate National Engineers Week 2015 Saturday, Feb. 21, with an open house featuring special presentations.

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Upstate Heart Ball on February 14th

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015

The Upstate Heart Ball is one of the region’s premier black-tie events. For over a decade, the Heart Ball has attracted the city’s largest companies and most recognized corporate, healthcare and social leaders.

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Council Clarifies Code, Appoints New Committee Member

Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015

At a short public meeting, Spartanburg City Council voted 6-0 to formally amend the City Code to refer to the Fire Chief and Police Chief as Chief Executive Officers of their respective departments, reflecting recent organizational changes.

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ASPCA Offers Tips for a Pet-Friendly Valentine’s Day

Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015

As Valentine’s Day approaches, sweethearts everywhere are searching far and wide for that perfect gift to give to loved ones during this romance-filled time of year—roses, chocolates & candy, a candle-lit dinner with wine, perhaps even a new four-legged friend.

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Demolition to Force Temporary Closure of Section of Church Street

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Starting Saturday, Feb. 21 and continuing for up to two weeks, all lanes of North Church Street from St. John Street to just south of the former Hammond Brown Jennings building will be closed as demolition work on that building nears completion.

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Three Pledge Total of $7.5 Million to Northside

Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015

Two foundations and a local family have each made $2.5 million commitments to the Northside Initiative, the Northside Development Group (NDG) and the City of Spartanburg.

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2015 Tax Filing Season Volume Outpacing Prior Year

Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015

The 2015 tax filing season is off to a strong start with most taxpayers filing their returns electronically and choosing direct deposit for their refunds, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

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Ballet Spartanburg DanSynergy VII to Perform on February 24

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spartanburg Methodist College is pleased to welcome Ballet Spartanburg DanSynergy VII to its campus on Tuesday, February 24. The 7 pm performance will be held in the Gibbs Auditorium and is part of the college’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

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Civil War To Civil Rights

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spartanburg Regional History Museum is taking a look at the local Civil Rights movement from the Civil War to the present with its Civil War to Civil Rights exhibit at Chapman Cultural Center.

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Are You or Someone in Your Household College Bound?

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015

Are you or someone in your household college bound? If so, you’ll need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – and don’t worry, it’s not nearly as scary as it sounds.

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Murray Horwitz Brings ‘Sholom Aleichem’ to Wofford

Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Murray Horwitz, a Tony, Obie, Emmy and Grammy award winning playwright, lyricist and NPR broadcaster, will be in Spartanburg on Wednesday, Feb. 11, to share “An Evening of Sholom Aleichem,” a one-man show.

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BMW Charity Pro-Am Volunteer Registration and Ticket Sales Open

Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Officials from South Carolina Charities, Inc., the non-profit that manages the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, recently announced that volunteer registration and ticket sales for the 2015 tournament are now open.

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February is Sweet Potato Month

Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sweet potatoes are special for many reasons. For one, they’re full of important nutrients—their high vitamin-A content gives them their signature orange color.

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Free Tax Help Available Nationwide

Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

More than 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open nationwide this year as the Internal Revenue Service continues to expand its partnerships with nonprofit and community organizations.

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9th Annual Laugh for a Child on February 5th

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015

Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg will host the ninth annual Laugh for a Child event on February 5th, 2015 at the Chapman Cultural Center in downtown Spartanburg.

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A Night at the Opera

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015

The Spartanburg High School Chamber Orchestra with Conductor Jeffrey M. Kuntz will present “A Night at the Opera,” a free concert open to the public, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2 at the Chapman Cultural Center in downtown Spartanburg.

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All About Credit Reports

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015

When you make a payment on a credit card or loan, the company that gave you the loan or credit keeps a record of how much and often you pay.

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Benefit Concert Music for the Soul in All Seasons

Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015

This concert, benefitting North and South Carolina residents and beyond, features the award winning music of Jeff Stice, Harry Pickens, The Sparkle City Brass Ensemble, and Dr. Jim Pruett and Suzanne Brown.

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City Council Approves Northside Master Plan

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Spartanburg City Council voted 6-0 to approve a trio of items crucial to the Northside Initiative as the City prepares to apply for a $30 million federal Neighborhood Choice grant to redevelop the area.

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IRS 2015 Tax Season; Free File and E-File Now Open

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced a growing array of online services, including features that help taxpayers understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect them at tax time, along with the availability of the Free File program.

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Three Finalists Named at Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competition

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Seven high school students competed in the Upstate SC Regional Finals for Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation contest that encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation.

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Composting At Home

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead.

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Guild Artist Paints. It is Just That Simple.

Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will spotlight member Pearla Moler for the month of January, hosting the exhibit “20 Years in the Making” in its gallery at Chapman Cultural Center.

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Converse Professor, Student Participate in Qatar Fellowship Program

Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015

Dr. Joe P. Dunn, chair of the department of history and politics at Converse College, and senior Gabby Chamberland, from Newburgh, NY, recently returned from Doha, Qatar, where they were participants on a Qatar Fellowship travel-study program for participants in the Model Arab …

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USC Upstate Opens UPSTATE Gallery On Main in Downtown Spartanburg

Posted on Friday, January 23, 2015

Visitors to downtown Spartanburg now have access to the works of Andy Warhol thanks to a new art gallery opened by the University of South Carolina Upstate at 172 E. Main Street. A grand opening is planned for Wednesday, February 11 from 4:30 …

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The Omni Grove Park Inn All That Jazz Weekend

Posted on Friday, January 23, 2015

Join us for Omni Grove Park Inn’s 23rd Annual All That Jazz Weekend, January 23 – 25, with performances by Nicholas Payton Trio and Ellis Marsalis.

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Lunch & Learn: The American Revolution in the Spartan District

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015

Spartanburg County Historical Association (SCHA) welcomes authors Katherine Cann and George Fields, Jr. on Friday, Jan. 23, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm for the January installment of its monthly Lunch & Learn Lecture Series at Chapman Cultural Center.

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Clean Hands Save Lives

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015

Handwashing is like a “do-it-yourself” vaccine – it involves five simple and effective steps (think Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy.

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Spartans Open Spring Season at Furman

Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The USC Upstate women’s tennis team opens its spring season when the Spartans travel to Greenville, S.C., to battle in-state rival Furman from the Minor Herndon Mickel Tennis Center.

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Buy Healthy Foods First

Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

When grocery shopping, many labels will tell you their product is a healthy choice, but is it really? When time doesn’t allow research, use this simple trick and keep healthy food first.

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Use Caution When Meeting People Online

Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015

You may have seen the news reports about a college football player’s involvement with an online girlfriend who turned out not to exist in real life. Regardless of what details ultimately emerged, this is a good reminder to use caution when getting to …

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Go Pro! Cultural Arts Day Camp Offered at Chapman on Teacher Work Day

Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2015

Five cultural arts organizations at Chapman Cultural Center will offer a student day camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 16, which is a countywide teacher workday. Students have the day off from school, and many working parents need options for their children.

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City Council Votes to Condemn Oakview Apartments

Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

At their first meeting of 2015, Spartanburg City Council voted 6-0 to condemn Oakview Apartments, taking the first step in gaining control of the property for construction of a proposed T.K. Gregg Community Center as part of the Northside Initiative.

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Hub City Co-op Set to Bring Grocery Store to Downtown Spartanburg

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It’s been on many locals’ short list of needed downtown amenities for years, the sort of “next step” development that can serve as a catalyst for future growth, and now 2015 is poised to be the year Spartanburg gets its downtown grocery store.

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The South Carolina International Auto Show

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The South Carolina International Auto Show drives into the TD Convention Center January 16th through 18th with the newest cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers on the market.

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Did You Resolve to Get in Shape?

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Check out our tips if your New Year’s resolution involves joining a gym or health club to get in shape.

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Two New Volunteers in School Reading Program

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2015

Harold Randolph and his dog Stoney are new volunteers in the School for the Blind’s reading program. Their visits are welcomed by the students who enjoy petting and reading to Stoney.