Wofford Wrap Wins TerrierStartUP Challenge

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

In a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit, Wofford College showcased seven student ventures in the TerrierStartUP Challenge on Thursday, April 20th, and rewarded four of the projects with prize money to take their ideas further toward fruition.

Mixon Highlights

Spartanburg Art Museum Presents Is Art Work?

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) presents Is Art Work?, an exhibition of contemporary art that brings attention to the unseen labors of love behind every work of art

Hub City Bookshop

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on April 29th

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every celebration party is different.

USC Upstate

USC Upstate Announces Plans For May Commencement

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017

The University of South Carolina Upstate will award approximately 850 undergraduate and gradudate degrees at its May Commencement on May 2nd at 6:00 pm on the Quad behind the John C. Stockwell Administration Building.

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve is a Local Gem

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 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.

Wofford’s chapter of the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)

Exploring the Ripple Effect

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Although Wofford College senior Saleha Salehani recognizes that religion “can sometimes be a quarrelsome topic,” she, is working to amend that issue, and Ripple is another step in the right direction.

Hearing Test

Turning Up the Volume on Hearing Care

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Chirping birds, babbling brooks, soft rain showers, and children gleefully playing outdoors – these sounds of spring bring us joy, especially after a long winter.

Sundays Unplugged

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017

Chapman Cultural Center is open every Sunday afternoon, from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, to provide casual and cultural experiences for those who want to “unplug.”

Road Closure

Update on Street Closures in Downtown Spartanburg

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017

Sometimes progress comes with a little pain, and with construction projects on seemingly every corner of downtown Spartanburg these days, some impacts to traffic were inevitable.

Stren-Flex

Stren-Flex Locating New Operations in Upstate

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Stren-Flex, a manufacturer of high-quality synthetic lifting products, recently announced plans to establish new operations in Greenville County. The project is expected to bring more than $1 million of capital investment and create more than 25 new jobs.

Fawn

Don’t Adopt a ‘Lost’ Fawn

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

If a deer fawn is found alone in the woods, leave it there, advises a state wildlife biologist. Its mother has not abandoned it; she is probably nearby.

Electricity

Don’t Let Utility Scams Overpower You

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

When your electricity goes out, you lose power in more ways than one. Daily necessities are out of reach without lights, warm water, and heat or air conditioning.

Black Bear

Staying Safe Around Bears

Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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.

BMW X1

BMW Group U.S. Reports March 2017 Sales

Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 3.3 percent in March for a total of 31,015 compared to 30,033 vehicles sold in March, 2016.

Garden Beds

Grow a Garden With Your Kids

Posted on Monday, April 3, 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.

Lighten Up Spartanburg!

Lighten Up Spartanburg! on Display Through March 31st, 2018

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017

Lighten Up Spartanburg! is a large scale public art project that bolsters the cultural vitality of downtown Spartanburg, expands the local economy through tourism, provides opportunities to local and regional artists, and fosters connections between local businesses and the arts.

Solar Panels

The Next Generation of Solar Panels

Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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.

Baby Chick During Easter

Stay Healthy During Easter Season

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Peep, chirp, quack! Live baby poultry, such as chicks, ducklings, goslings, and baby turkeys, can carry harmful germs called Salmonella.

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.

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.

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.

Biofuel

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.

Basketball

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.

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.

Runner

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.

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.

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 X1

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.

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.

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.