A “Suite” Way to Cultivate Community

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

Over the coming months, new suite-style junior housing will begin to rise on the east corridor of the back campus quad at Converse College.


Five Quick Ways to Save Energy on Home Cooling

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

It’s hot out there! With temperatures reaching nearly triple digits in many parts of the country, air conditioning systems are working extra hard to keep you cool.

Panthers Training Camp

The Carolina Panthers’ Training Camp Begins This Week

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016

The Carolina Panthers 2016 training camp takes place July 28th through August 16th at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. All training camp practices are free and open to the public with each practice session lasting about two hours.

Music on Main

Spartanburg’s Music on Main Concludes on July 28th

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016

Music on Main is downtown Spartanburg’s favorite after-work social gathering. A destination where you can meet your friends and colleagues, hear great live music, enjoy food and beverages in an outdoor setting.

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.

Wofford College

Meeting World Influencers

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The sea of influential people from around the world that Wofford seniors Brandon Goodson, Roderick Todd and Sami Bernstein have seen or met this summer is too full to even begin to name them all.

Black Bear

Staying Safe Around Bears

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 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.

Typewriter at a Table

USC Upstate Faculty Wins SC First Novel Prize

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Congratulations to USC Upstate’s Brock Adams who was recognized recently by the South Carolina Arts Commission and Hub City Press of Spartanburg as the winner of the 2016 South Carolina First Novel Competition.

Pokemon Go

Local Parks are Pokemon Go Hot Spots

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thousands of gaming enthusiasts armed with smartphones and tablets have been seen in local parks recently, enjoying the challenge of finding and catching Pokemon – all while rediscovering their local parks.


Mary Black Foundation Awarding Over $500,000 in Grants

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2016

The Mary Black Foundation is accepting grant applications for its fall 2016 grant cycle.  The mission of the Mary Black Foundation is to invest in people and communities for improved health, wellness, and success in Spartanburg County.

Solar Panels

The Next Generation of Solar Panels

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2016

Scientists just got one step closer to the next generation of solar panels. Today’s solar panels convert sunlight to electricity using silicon crystal chemistry.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels Launches New Campaign

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Meals on Wheels America is a national network of local community organizations that deliver meals, friendly visits and safety checks to our nation’s most vulnerable seniors.


Training the Next Generation of Health Care Professionals

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Saturday morning of the first home football game of the year, a group of Wofford College students wakes up early, dresses in their best interview attire and takes a practice run at the future.

Wine Life

Everything’s Coming Up Rosés!

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

If you think rosé wines are just a little too pink to be truly great wines, think again—rosé wines are one of the hottest trends among wine aficionados at the moment.

Spartanburg Homeless Photo Exhibit

Spartanburg Through the Eyes of the Homeless

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016

One hundred people affected by homelessness in Spartanburg recently received disposable cameras with one task: to tell the stories. Their stories are on exhibit at Chapman Cultural Center.


The 22nd Annual Upstate Shakespeare Festival

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Bard’s classics come to life on an outdoor stage, courtesy of the Upstate Shakespeare Festival Ensemble. The festival continues with Julius Caesar through July 31st.

Garden Flower

Don’t Forget Your Garden Chores for July

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016

July is the time of year when mother nature can hand you a wheelbarrow of lawn and garden problems. Don’t worry, follow these tips and you’ll be in great shape!

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve is a Local Gem

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 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.


Chapman Receives Hayes Sculpture for Public Display

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016

Chapman Cultural Center has received a painted-steel nonobjective sculpture by the noted artist David Hayes for public display. The multisided sculpture is painted in bright primary colors and sits at the entrance of Chapman’s theater.


New Exhibit at Spartanburg Regional History Museum

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016

Spartanburg Regional History Museum is now exhibiting “We The People: A Portrait of Politics in Spartanburg County”. This locally curated exhibit showcases the evolution of politics in our community beginning in 1789.

Kelvin Benjamin of Carolina Panthers Meets With Fans

Carolina Panthers’ Training Camp Returns to Spartanburg

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Carolina Panthers’ 2016 training camp presented by Lowe’s opens Thursday, July 28th, with the Lowe’s Kickoff Party. The team will practice from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College.

Tomatoes at Roadside Stand

Farmers Market and Roadside Stand App

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has launched the new S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App, a free, interactive map that makes it easier to find and buy fresh produce locally.


4th Annual Juried Exhibition

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Spartanburg County Public Libraries are sponsoring the 4th Annual Juried Exhibition which will be on display through October 18th.


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.


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.


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.