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City Council Approves Honorary Street Naming for NASCAR Legend Bud Moore

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

At their meeting earlier this week, Spartanburg City Council approved a new honorary street name for the section of Beaumont Avenue in the Historic Beaumont Mill Village for Spartanburg native and NASCAR hall-of-famer, Walter M. “Bud” Moore in a 5-0 vote.

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Clemson Researchers Designing Wetlands to Clean Canadian Mining Water

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Clemson University professors John Rodgers and James Castle, along with their graduate students, are working on solving how to clean the virtual flood of water needed to extract billions of barrels of oil from the sands of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

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Renewable Energy Tips and Options

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

You have many options for using renewable energy at home, including solar panels and small wind turbines.

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$100,000 Grant From Duke Energy to Help Northside Creek Project

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015

The City of Spartanburg received a $100,000 grant from the Water Resources Fund, a $10 million commitment from Duke Energy to help fund the development of a 1/2-mile linear park adjacent to the soon-to-be daylighted Butterfly Creek on the Northside.

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Sustaining and Spreading the Revolution at Wofford College

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015

After the recent announcement revealing the reinstatement of diplomatic relations with Cuba, a unique art exhibit, “Sustaining and Spreading the Revolution,” now on display at Wofford College, provides the background for the political turmoil and instability experienced within the country.

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Easter Bunny Hops Into WestGate Mall

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring has officially arrived, and the Easter Bunny is at WestGate Mall! Kids of all ages are invited to have their photo snapped with the Bunny at WestGate Mall in the Food Court.

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Biltmore Blooms 2015

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Biltmore’s gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.

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March Designated Prescribed Fire Awareness Month in South Carolina

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

A coalition of state, federal and non-governmental land management organizations requested the proclamation to raise awareness of the essential role that fire plays in both the stewardship of natural resources and the protection of lives and property.

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Preparation for Warmer Temperatures

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

We’ve all been begging for winter’s bite to cease, and we might have finally caught a break with spring.

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MEDcare Urgent Care Opens in Spartanburg, SC

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MEDcare Urgent Care, South Carolina’s largest, privately-owned and physician-directed urgent care practice, will mark the opening of its seventh urgent care center with an official ribbon cutting in Spartanburg, SC.

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Household Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It’s a good time of the year to beat the dirt, dust and disorder that has accumulated in your house over the winter months.

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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?

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Cool Season Grass Tips

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cool-season grasses are those grasses that grow primarily during the spring and fall of the year. These grasses become dormant during the hottest portion of the summer and during the coldest part of the winter.

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Spartanburg Little Theatre Reveals 70th Season on April 2nd

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

The Spartanburg Little Theatre will host its season reveal gala on April 2 at 7 p.m., a particularly notable event given that the upcoming season marks the theatre’s 70th anniversary bringing musicals and plays to the Spartanburg community.

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Tips for Managing Spring Allergies

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring has officially arrived, bringing with it Spring allergies that cause misery for millions of Americans. But there are ways folks can get relief, a medical expert says.

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Hub City Farmers’ Market to Kick Off New Season at Harvest Park

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2015

Late last year, one of the most anticipated developments in recent memory opened on the Northside. Harvest Park, the first project completed as part of the Northside Initiative, provides Northside residents with access to fresh, locally grown foods.

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Tourism Progress Report Shows Robust Growth In Spartanburg

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015

The tourism industry in Spartanburg County has grown by 34 percent since a Tourism Action Plan was developed in 2009, according to a new progress report by Arnett Muldrow & Associates for the Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB).

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Financial Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

By law, you’re entitled to order one free credit report yearly from each of the three major credit bureaus.

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Professional Cycling Returns to Upstate

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Upstate South Carolina will once again play host to USA Cycling Professional Championship races. On April 18 and 19, 2015, the USA Cycling Professional Criterium and Team Time Trial National Championships will be held in Greenville.

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Amazon Expanding Lexington County Operations

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Amazon, a global leader in e-commerce, announced plans to hire 500 additional full-time employees at the company’s Lexington County fulfillment center.

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Air-Source Heat Pumps

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

An air-source heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling for your home.

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What Is Smart911?

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency.

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Wofford Professor Takes Part in CNN Documentary Series

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

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.

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IRS Warns Tax Preparers to Watch out for New Phishing Scam

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

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.

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Public Registration Open for 40th Anniversary of The Assaults

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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, …

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Three Pledge Total of $7.5 Million to Northside

Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015

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.

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All About Credit Reports

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015

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.

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The Spartanburg Little Theatre Announces its 2014-2015 Season

Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Spartanburg Little Theatre is excited to announce its upcoming 2014-2015 season, featuring five exciting productions that represent the very best in live local entertainment, with season subscription packages offering big discounts on individual tickets.

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Music on Main on August 22nd

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Only 2 weeks left of our weekly outdoor concerts, located in downtown Spartanburg! This week our featured band is Vonna, playing the rockin’ blues. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor – Piedmont Natural Gas. The only street closure will be a small portion …

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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?

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Driving and Commuting

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013

Do you need a new vehicle to take the kids to school? Fuel economy ratings for new model-year cars are available in October. You have a choice to buy a vehicle that’s cleaner and more fuel efficient. Learn more by visiting EPA’s Green …

Is Your Brain Hungry? Have Some Food for Thought!

Is Your Brain Hungry? Have Some Food for Thought!

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013

Did you know that your brain is a very hungry organ? In fact it consumes 20% of all the oxygen you breathe and 25% of all the calories you eat. Here are a few tips to feed and water your hungry brain to …

Celebrate and Support Your National Parks By Going Green

Celebrate and Support Your National Parks By Going Green

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, is put to work funding programs that protect fragile ecosystems, maintain hundreds of miles of trails, and get children and teachers into parks. National Park Foundation grants are also helping the National …

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Three Foods That May Fend Off Diabetes

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Eat more leafy greens. Choose fat-free yogurt. And add nuts and seeds to your diet. Each of these changes may help lower your risk of diabetes anywhere from 10 to 20 percent.

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Using Pesticides Safely

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Autumn is a time when pests such as insects and rodents may try to move indoors. Eliminate sources of food, water, and shelter to reduce your pest problems. View more tips. If you decide that the best solution to your pest problem is …

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Food Deserts Workshop Highlights a Growing Concern Across S.C.

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of people across South Carolina live in communities where access to supermarkets or large grocery stores is beyond reach. In agricultural terms, such areas are called “food deserts” – communities where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain. “For a …

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Don’t Give Away Your Identity

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

People put themselves at risk for Identity Theft everyday when using social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus. Follow these steps to protect yourself when socializing online. Use the least amount of information when registering for the site. Create a …

MAPAL Inc Locating New Facility in Upstate

MAPAL Inc Locating New Facility in Upstate

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

MAPAL Inc, a global leader and innovator in the tooling industry, announced that it will establish its new North American production facility in Greenville County. The $3 million investment is expected to generate more than 30 new jobs over the next three years. …

8 Health Benefits of What's in Season

8 Health Benefits of What’s in Season

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Asparagus: Not sure you like this green vegetable? After all the health benefits it can offer, it is a good food to keep in your diet. – 1. Can detoxify our system – 2. Has anti-aging functions – 3. Is considered an aphrodisiac …

SC Plastics Locates in Upstate, Adds 119 Jobs

SC Plastics Locates in Upstate, Adds 119 Jobs

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

South Carolina Plastics LLC, a subsidiary of Carolina Technical Plastics Corporation, a maker of plastic automotive components, will establish a new facility in Greenville County. The $12 million investment is expected to generate 119 new jobs. “We are excited about moving forward with …

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Aerating Lawns Information

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

When our clay based soil becomes compacted, it becomes difficult for grass roots to grow and for water and nutrients to penetrate it. This is especially true for lawns that receive a lot of traffic (kids, dogs, and even frequent mowing). Lawns will …

Smart Upstate Looks at Transportation Across County Boundaries

Smart Upstate Looks at Transportation Across County Boundaries

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

In an effort to improve transportation connections across Greenville and Spartanburg, participants recently immersed themselves in a mapping session at CU-ICAR in Greenville. The event was a collaboration between Greenville Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS), Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG), Spartanburg Area Transportation …

Upstate SC ASTD to Launch Training and Development Awards of Excellence

Upstate SC ASTD to Launch Training and Development Awards of Excellence

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Upstate South Carolina Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development is launching the Training and Development Awards of Excellence competition to recognize accomplishments by an organization, business, or individual in the area of employee training and development. Award entries, written …

Henry Molded Products Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Henry Molded Products Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Henry Molded Products Inc, a manufacturer of sustainable molded fiber protective packaging products, announced that it will expand its South Carolina operations in Anderson County. The more than $5 million investment is expected to generate 18 new jobs over the next five years. …

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Drive Automotive Industries of America Expanding Facility in Upstate

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

The South Carolina Department of Commerce announced that Drive Automotive Industries of America will expand its existing facility in Greenville County. The $50 million investment is expected to generate 60 new jobs. “We celebrate Drive Automotive’s decision to invest $50 million and create …

3 Steps for Being Prepared for Emergencies

3 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, acts of terrorism, and the threat of pandemic influenza. Though some people feel it is impossible to be prepared for unexpected events, …

Watson Engineering Inc. Expanding Operations in Anderson County

Watson Engineering Inc. Expanding Operations in Anderson County

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Watson Engineering Inc., a supplier of construction, agriculture and automotive components, announced that it will expand its existing operations in Anderson County. The $6.37 million investment is expected to generate 85 new jobs. “Demand has increased for our company’s products and services, and …

Announcing Hub City's New Open Door Critique Program

Announcing Hub City’s New Open Door Critique Program

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Since 1995, the Hub City Writers Project has been dedicated to nurturing writers in all stages of the writing process through workshops, contests, book publications, and gatherings in order to build a community of writers across Upstate South Carolina. Hub City continues this …

Preparing for a Flood

Preparing for a Flood

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

With Isaac brewing in the gulf, a large amount of rain could be headed our way. Are you prepared for possible flooding? Not all floods are alike. Some floods build up gradually, while others can develop quickly in just a few minutes, causing …

Lollis Metals Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Lollis Metals Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lollis Metals Inc., a metal fabrication and machine shop, announced plans to expand its existing Anderson County operations. The $3 million investment is expected to generate 25 new jobs. “We’ve been in business here since 1980, and it’s exciting to once again expand …

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SEW-Eurodrive Inc. Expanding in Spartanburg County; 40 New Jobs Expected

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

SEW-Eurodrive Inc., a maker of industrial gear motors and electronics, announced that the company will expand its current operations in Spartanburg County. The $20 million investment is expected to generate 40 new jobs. “We are pleased to move forward with plans to further …

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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.

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Chimney Rock Park Offers Four Seasons of Outdoor Fun

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

For those looking for a invigorating, outdoors spot to spend the better part of a day away from their own particular brand of hustle and bustle, Chimney Rock Park might just be the place. With fall’s generally crisp and sunny days, the park …

BMW Manufacturing Announces Study to Convert Landfill Gas to Hydrogen

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

BMW Manufacturing has announced the launch of the first phase of an integrated program of work with the intent to validate the economic and technical feasibility of converting landfill gas into hydrogen. If successful, the follow-up phases of the project will provide infrastructure …

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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.

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A Tour of the Winery is a Great Addition to Biltmore Estate Visit

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

The most visited winery in the United States isn’t located in the Napa Valley. Perhaps a surprise to some, it is at the Biltmore Estate, quietly nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, where fine food and wine, paired with …

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Take Steps to Prevent Heat Stress

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

Many employees spend some part of their working day in a hot environment. Workers at construction projects, foundries, laundries and bakeries, among others, often face hot conditions that pose special hazards to safety and health.

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Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

Legend has it that after a Chickasaw maiden’s warrior love had leapt from the Blowing Rock, she prayed daily to the Great Spirit to return her warrior beloved to her and was granted her wish when the brave was blown back up by …