Hub City Co-Op

Hub City Co-op Launches Investment Campaign

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

On the eve of the first anniversary of the store opening this April, the Hub City Co-­op Board of Directors launches a re-­capitalization campaign for $100,000.

Sanye Yip's Our Late Supper

2017 Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The purpose of the Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition is to provide a venue to recognize exemplary art works of young women in high school.

Power Line

What Is the Power Grid?

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Turning on a small reading lamp by your bed is as easy as flipping a switch. But, the electricity that powers your tiny light starts miles and miles away.


The 5th Annual Hub City Hog Fest

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The 5th Annual Hub City Hog Fest benefiting Mobile Meals will take place on April 7 – 8, 2017. The event has raised over $200,000 for Mobile Meals of Spartanburg in the past four years!

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon

Clemson Legend Ben Skardon, 99, Walks in Bataan Memorial Death March

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The start of the annual Bataan Memorial Death March is a raucous affair. The sound of cannon fire sends 7,000 hard-charging and motivated athletes surging across the starting line into the New Mexican desert under a vibrant orange and violet sunrise.


Five New Things Happening With Biofuels

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Their work has achieved some significant milestones.

NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017

Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.

Wofford Map

A Good Map is Hard to Find

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

Wofford College junior Jake Brice, an international affairs and economics double major from Greenville, S.C., is taking a class this semester on “Russia and its neighbors.”

The You I’ve Never Known

Ellen Hopkins Book Talk and Signing at USC Upstate on Mar. 22nd

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? A new young adult novel in both verse and prose from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins, The You I’ve Never Known aims to answer this question.

The Lee Brothers

The Lee Brothers Present Princess Pamela

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Meet renowned Charleston cookbook authors The Lee Brothers as they launch Princess Pamela’s Soul Food Cookbook, a collection of recipes from Spartanburg native Pamela Strobel.

Tax Forms

Free Tax Preparation in Your Community

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that they may be eligible to receive free tax help at nearly 12,000 preparation sites nationwide.


NCAA Tournament Players Win If They Focus on Process

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The big dance has begun! You can bet this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will have Cinderella stories and bracket busters. It’s not called March Madness for nothing.

Pickens County Museum

New Art Shows at Pickens County Museum

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 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.

Between the Courtroom and the Classroom

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A few times each week, the Hon. Henry Floyd, Wofford Class of 1970, leaves his gavel and robe at the U.S. Courthouse in Spartanburg and returns to his alma mater.

Bus Tour

Upstate Bus Tour to Anderson County on March 28th

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Getting to Know Your Neighbors Bus Tours are a great opportunity to learn more about what makes each community across the region unique and a vital component of the region.

Phone Scam

Scammers Even Impersonate Kidnappers

Posted on Monday, March 13, 2017

Imposters will pretend to be anyone to get you to send them money. Recently, reports of the virtual child kidnapping imposter scam have resurfaced.

National Woman's Day

Celebrate Women’s History Month in the Upstate

Posted on Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sherry Jackson has recently published an article at Our Upstate SC discussing the history of Women’s History Month as well as how it is celebrated in the Upstate.

Peach Tree Roots

Exposing Peach Tree Roots Shields Them From Deadly Fungus

Posted on Thursday, March 9, 2017

Matt Forrest, a fourth-generation peach grower in South Carolina, is a formidable force in the peach industry. His family farm, Dixie Belle Orchards, spreads across 2,700 rich, rolling acres and three counties between Columbia, South Carolina and Augusta, Georgia.

Woman Applying Eye Contacts

Healthy Contact Lens Wear

Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

You only have one pair of eyes, so take care of them! Taking proper care of your contact lenses can help you see better and keep your eyes healthy.

Tax Forms

$1 Billion in Unclaimed 2013 Tax Refunds

Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that unclaimed federal income tax refunds totaling more than $1 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2013 federal income tax return.

Power Line

How Does the Power Grid Work?

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ever since Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla battled it out during the War of the Currents in the late 19th century, electricity has been a central part of life in America.

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve is a Local Gem

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017

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.

Recording Equipment for a Podcast

The City of Spartanburg Podcast Needs Theme Music

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017

The City of Spartanburg been recording the podcast for over four years now, and through it all, good episodes and less-good episodes, they’ve never had a real honest-to-goodness theme song.

Garden Beds

Grow a Garden With Your Kids

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Starting a garden is a fun way to teach your kids about healthy fruits and vegetables and get some exercise as you work on a project together.


Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent Vision Loss

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

There’s another reason to dust off those running shoes. Vigorous exercise may help prevent vision loss, according to a pair of studies from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Television Remote Controls

What Vizio Was Doing Behind the TV Screen

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Consumers have bought more than 11 million internet-connected Vizio televisions since 2010. But according to a complaint filed by the FTC, consumers didn’t know that while they were watching their TVs, Vizio was tracking their activity.

Home Insulation

Home Insulation: It’s All About the R-Value

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Whether you live in Bangor, Maine, or Bakersfield, California, your home will be more comfortable and energy efficient with the right insulation. Insulation helps lower the cost of heating and cooling your home.

Jan Scalisi

City Council Member Jan Scalisi Passes Away

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

The City of Spartanburg is saddened to announce the death of City Council Member Jan Scalisi. Ms. Scalisi died after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in August.

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.


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.

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.

"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.

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.

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.

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.