National Security Expert to Lecture on Hamilton

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dr. Stephen Knott, a professor of national security at the United States Naval War College and an expert on Alexander Hamilton, will deliver Wofford College’s annual Constitution Day Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Leonard Auditorium.

Warm Toes

Fall Fire Safety Tips

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

It may be bittersweet to say goodbye to summer. But fall brings its own charm with crisp autumn afternoons, colorful leaves and fall festivals.


Upstate Sites Among South Carolina’s Important Bird Areas

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017

The National Audubon Society and Audubon South Carolina are working to identify a network of sites that provide critical habitat for birds, and the Upstate’s most panoramic and popular state parks rank among them.

SC WaterMedia Exhibit

SC WaterMedia Exhibit Comes to Spartanburg

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017

For the first time in more than ten years, the South Carolina WaterMedia Society’s annual Traveling Exhibit is in Spartanburg. The exhibit takes place throughout September and will be on public display at West Main Artists Co-Op.

Sundays Unplugged

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center

Posted on Thursday, September 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.”

Hurricane Relief Efforts

Make Your Hurricane Donations Count

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are wreaking devastation from Texas to Florida to Puerto Rico, and beyond. Generous people across the country are doing what they can to help their neighbors in need.

Five Tips for Meal Planning Success

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

We’ve all had the experience of blasting through the grocery store, starving, trying to figure out what to get.

Hurricane Prepareness Tree Damage

The Cost of Coastal Living

Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In the rush to be close to nature or create economic growth, how structural changes impact the coastal environment is often lost.

Hurricane Approaching Southeast

Four Things to Know About Hurricane Preparedness

Posted on Friday, September 8, 2017

Each year, we witness the devastating impacts that hurricanes can cause. High winds, heavy rainfall, tornadoes, and flooding can be felt hundreds of miles inland, potentially causing loss of life and catastrophic damage to property.

A Wild Porcupine

A Prickly Situation: Your Pets Vs. Porcupines

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017

If you’ve never see the end result of a dog or cat investigating a porcupine, a quick Internet search will pull up a cornucopia of photos featuring animals covered in quills.

Guests enjoying a guided fly-fishing lesson at Biltmore

Get Hooked on Fly-Fishing at Biltmore

Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

With a practiced flick of his wrist, Dustin Stanberry can send a hand-tied fly spinning out above the water to strike precisely where he thinks his targets are waiting.


Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena.


BMW Group U.S. Reports August 2017 Sales

Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 7.7 percent in August for a total of 23,553 compared to 25,531 vehicles sold in August 2016.

Bees in a Flower

Bees and Beekeeping

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Honey bees play an important role in Spartanburg County’s environment and South Carolina’s economy. Honey bees add millions of dollars statewide to the value of fruit, vegetable and seed crops.

Little Women Musical

Spartanburg Little Theatre Reveals 2017-18 Season

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017

The Spartanburg Little Theatre recently revealed the five productions that will make up its 2017-18 season. The season kicks off with Legally Blonde on September 8th.

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve is a Local Gem

Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 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.

Music on Main

Street Music Series at Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Chapman Cultural Center recently launched programming for Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Through dynamic and diverse offerings, Chapman Cultural Center hopes to support an economically vibrant city for broad community benefit.

Kayak Fishing

Bonafide Kayaks Launching Manufacturing Operations in Upstate

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bonafide Kayaks, a manufacturer and producer of fishing kayaks, is launching new manufacturing operations in Greenville County. The company is investing $2 million to create 76 new jobs over the next three years.

Outdoor Camping

Plan Some Outdoor Fun

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Getting your family outdoors can be as simple as opening the door to the backyard or as exciting as going camping.

Lighten Up Spartanburg!

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

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 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.

Lighten Up Spartanburg

Lighten Up Spartanburg Makes Hub City an Art Hub

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Twenty-eight giant fiberglass light bulbs decorated by local artists and sponsored by local businesses have made Spartanburg the Southeast’s newest destination for public art.

Computer Security

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.