Regional singer-songwriters perform weekly at Chapman Cultural Center as part of its Sundays Unplugged program.
Composers from across the Southeast will gather at Converse College through February 28th to explore and share new music during the 2015 Southeastern Composers League Annual Forum.
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.
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.
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.
We are able to use the sun’s vast energy to heat air and hot water, through passive solar design and active solar thermal systems, and to generate electricity, through photovoltaics (or solar cells).
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.
Author Ron Rash will speak Thursday, February 26 on the campus of USC Upstate.
The BI-LO Market is a child-scaled grocery store designed to give visitors an authentic marketing experience.
City Council has voted unanimously to approve the outline of an incentive agreement for a proposed new upscale hotel development downtown at the corner of West Main Street and Daniel Morgan Avenue.
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.
FENCE’s first bird walk of the year will be on February 25th! Meet at the Trail Shelter for this 2 hour walk.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Spartanburg Methodist College recently hosted their annual Pioneering Women Awards Luncheon to acknowledge women of character, courage and commitment in the Upstate community.
The 4th Annual S.C. Automotive Summit is February 23 – 25 and will be the source of big news for the automotive industry!
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.
Regional singer-songwriters perform weekly at Chapman Cultural Center as part of its Sundays Unplugged program.
The Spartanburg Music Trail expands again when signage honoring David Daniels and Carlos DuPré Moseley is unveiled in a ceremony along St. John Street just on March 3rd at noon.
Take a walk back in time and visit Walnut Grove Plantation as it was 200 years ago.
The Spartanburg Little Theatre announces open auditions for its May musical The Music Man on Sunday, Feb. 22, and Monday, Feb. 23, at Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.
Temperatures are expected to drop into exceptionally cold ranges, with forecasts calling for lows near zero degrees.
The American Red Cross is urging people to take 10 simple steps to stay safe as frigid air and wintery conditions move into South Carolina.
If you thought “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” looked like a lot of fun, now is your chance to get in on the action.
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, …
When the temperature plunges this winter, don’t let your motivation for exercise fall, as well.
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.
Girl Scouts throughout the Upstate are offering cookies for sale at various local retailers beginning Friday, February 20.
The best advice for traveling in bad winter weather is not to travel at all, if you can avoid it.
Spartanburg Art Museum’s new exhibitions feature two incredible regional painters, one from the 20th century and one contemporary artist living and working Asheville, NC.
Join us on February 23rd at Hub City Bookshop as we welcome Bartow J. Elmore who will be reading from his book Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism.
Clemson University researchers and educators are finding ways to turn up the heat without turning on a heater.
Valentine’s night is going to sound out loudly in Spartanburg this year, as the world’s only solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie takes the stage with the SPO and Music Director Sarah Ioannides for an exciting audible feast of love celebrated through music.
Spartanburg Science Center will celebrate National Engineers Week 2015 Saturday, Feb. 21, with an open house featuring special presentations.
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.
Michelle Merritt of Wofford College remembers walking into her parents’ room as a 10-year-old and hearing them in the adjoining bathroom.
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.
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.
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.
The largest industry in South Carolina has cast aside the withering effects of the Great Recession and continued to flourish at an impressive rate, according to a 2015 report cited in the State House.
The Carolina Panthers NFL franchise will continue to hold its summer training camp in Spartanburg at Wofford College at least through 2019.
Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale The Ugly Duckling gets a musical modernization in Spartanburg Youth Theatre’s production of Honk! Jr. this February.
Although secondhand smoke exposure in the United States dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, one in four nonsmokers — 58 million people — are still exposed.
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.
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.
Chapman Cultural Center hosts its second of three concerts in the ongoing Winter Jazz series on Friday, Feb. 6, featuring Daniel Zongrone, or “Daniel Z.”
South Carolina posted another solid business recruitment year in 2014, with capital investment recruited to the state topping $5 billion for the second year in a row and for the third time in four years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Polydeck Screen Corporation Expanding Spartanburg County Manufacturing Facility; $12 Million Investment and 40 New Jobs ExpectedPosted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Polydeck Screen Corporation, a leading provider of polyurethane and rubber screen media and specialty screening solutions, is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Art lovers, families, and entertainment seekers can enjoy free concerts by regional singer-songwriters, as well as free admission to museums and galleries, at Chapman Cultural Center every Sunday.
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.
Writers’ Night Out is an ongoing writers’ group open to anyone in the community. The goal of the group is to build a community of writers in the Upstate.
If you’re a regular follower of downtown Spartanburg news you probably read the article in this past Sunday’s Herald-Journal about the possibility of a second downtown hotel.
The largest industry in South Carolina is agriculture, followed by tourism. So combining the two makes sense — and cents.
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of kidney disease. Other risk factors include heart disease and a family history of kidney failure.
Rite Aid Selects Spartanburg County for New Distribution Center; $90 Million Investment and 600 New Jobs ExpectedPosted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Rite Aid Corporation announced its plans to build a 900,000-square-foot distribution center in Spartanburg, S.C. The new distribution center is expected to employ nearly 600 people after it becomes fully operational and will support the inventory and fulfillment needs of approximately 1,000 Rite …
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.
Clemson University and Greenville Technical College officials broke ground Monday for a $25 million center that will advance the manufacturing workforce and serve the automotive, transportation and other high-tech sectors.
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.
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.
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce the recently completed Spartanburg Community College Downtown Campus has received LEED Silver certification through the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating program.
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.
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.
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 …
The S.C. Drought Response Committee, recently meeting via conference call, removed the incipient drought declaration statewide.
The Tony-nominated musical The Civil War will be performed through January 25th at Spartanburg Little Theatre.
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 …
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.
It’s been one of Spartanburg’s most successful arts programs, and this year Hub-Bub’s Artists-in-Residence program welcomes the eighth group to its six-month residency.
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.
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.
Mary Black Health System celebrates its 90th anniversary this week. It is a major milestone for over 1,000 employees who continue the tradition of providing quality care to the community.
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.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources along with other state organizations will host a free coyote control program in Greenville at the University Center on Jan. 27.
Converse musicology and composition professor Dr. David Berry and co-creator Dr. Ronald Boudreaux will premiere their opera-oratorio “Troiades” at Converse Jan. 23-25, 2015.
If you’re uninsured, there’s still time to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace and avoid the penalty.
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.
Rustic Escentuals announced its 2015 Modern Crafter Class Series will be held January 22, 23, 24 and March 12, 13, 14 at the Spartanburg Art Museum.
Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack desirable safety features cost South Carolina motorists a total of $3 billion statewide annually – more than $1,200 per driver in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson urban area – due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes …
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 …
Restaurant Week South Carolina is an eleven-day celebration of South Carolina cuisine at hundreds of participating restaurants.
Chapman Cultural Center is a premier destination to relax on Sunday afternoons, 1-5 p.m., with arts and cultural activities.
Clemson University officials broke ground for a $21.5-million building that will help shape the future of the state’s engineering landscape for generations to come.
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.
Hosting major sporting events and teams from across the country continues to reap rewards: the Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau was recently notified it received another Readers’ Choice Award by SportsEvents Media Group.
The trend of swapping disposable grocery bags for cloth and plastic-lined reusable bags has long been the green alternative. Reusable bags reduce waste, but how safe are they for our health?
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.
Vapor Apparel, a leader in performance apparel manufacturing and digital print-on-demand services, is opening a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Union County.
Expect some undesirable critters and plants to make your backyard habitat their home, too.
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.
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.
Check out our tips if your New Year’s resolution involves joining a gym or health club to get in shape.
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.