Christmas Tree Decorations

Caring for a Real Christmas Tree

Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016

Now that your special tree has been selected, it needs to be cared for in a manner similar to a fresh bouquet of flowers. It should be placed in water immediately.

All Aboard the Polar Express!

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The 1 ¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole.

Christmas Toy Car

Greer Relief Kicks-Off a New Innovative Christmas Program

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The weather may say otherwise, but over at Greer Relief it’s basically Christmas already! They’ve been hard at work updating their Christmas assistance program, now the Christmas Morning Shoppe.


A Rich Swiss Blend

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A free clarinet and piano concert featuring two local musicians will take place Sunday, Dec. 11th at 3:00 pm at Landrum Presbyterian Church.

Charitable Donations May Cut Taxes

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who give money or goods to a charity by Dec. 31, 2016 that they may be able to claim a deduction on their 2016 federal income tax return and reduce their taxes.

Flu Season Ahead

Get Prepared for the Flu

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2016

Flu season is almost upon us! Be prepared by learning a little bit about the flu and by getting a flu shot.


December Gardening Chores

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2016

It’s cold outside, and the last thing you are thinking about is your lawn or garden. There are, however, some chores that need to be done in December.

Hollywild Holiday Lights

Hollywild’s 26th Annual Holiday Lights Safari Benefit

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas has returned to Hollywild Animal Park in Inman, SC, bringing with it more than three million twinkling lights, dazzling holiday themes, light sculptures, and of course, herds of live animals.

Family celebrating with holiday meal

12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016

Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the holidays.

Green Skyscrape

Green Roofs Continue to Transform The Urban Landscape

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Vegetative roofs, or green roofs, have been on the rise in commercial construction. In North America, Washington, D.C. is leading the way, with almost 1.6 million square feet of green roof installed in 2015.

174 East Main Street

City Council Approves Key Downtown Development Agreement

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Once one of downtown Spartanburg’s anchor department store buildings, the structure at 174 East Main Street across from Denny’s Plaza has loomed vacant over the intersection of Liberty and East Main for years.

USC Upstate Announces New Chancellor

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016

The University of South Carolina Upstate recently announced that Brendan Kelly, Ph.D., vice president for university advancement at University of West Florida, is selected to lead the University of South Carolina Upstate.

New Rail Trail Park Gets Nod From City Council

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A new city park along the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail took a big step forward recently as City Council approved an agreement with Partners for Active Living.

Kitchen Fire

Is Smoke Restoration Safe?

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Smoke is essentially fuel that didn’t burn. Smoke is made visible by the presence of small particles of carbon and other materials.

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.

Grove Arcade’s Winter Wonderland

Grove Arcade’s Winter Wonderland

Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2016

The historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville is a magical place anytime of year. During the holiday season the elegant building comes alive even more with its annual Winter Wonderland.

DNR to Provide Special Youth Deer Hunts in Upstate

Posted on Monday, November 7, 2016

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with a number of private individuals and hunting clubs, is sponsoring a number of youth deer hunts in the Piedmont region this fall.

Fraser Fir Tree at Biltmore

Fraser Fir Tree Raised at Biltmore

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2016

When a 34-foot-tall Fraser fir tree is brought into America’s largest home – The Biltmore House – it’s a sure sign that Christmas is just around the corner.

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve is a Local Gem

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 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.

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.

UST Logistical Systems to Locate Headquarters in Upstate

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016

UST Logistical Systems (UST), a national third-party logistics company, is launching its first operations in Greenville County. The new development is projected to generate $1.6 million in new capital investment and bring 50 jobs to the Upstate.

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.

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. 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.