Wofford College Students Help Fight Blurry Vision

Putting Theory Into Practice at Wofford College

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

To simulate the effects of aging, students in Dr. Kara Bopp’s “Adult Development and Aging” psychology class at Wofford College wear glasses that make their vision blurry.

Boy Fishing on Pier

Free Kids Fishing Tournament on Oct. 29th in Charleston

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Get hooked on fishing Saturday, Oct. 29th at a free tournament that’s just for kids. You and the 16-and-under anglers you know are invited to the third annual Reel ‘Em In fishing tournament at the Mount Pleasant Pier.

Halloween Safety for Your Pets

Halloween Safety for Your Pets

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Halloween is full of fun things for you and your family to enjoy, but it’s one of those holidays that is enjoyed more by people than by pets.

Flooded Park

Drought and Flood Test South Carolina Water Resources and Readiness

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2016

South Carolina learned a lot of lessons from the historic flood of 2015, lessons tested as Hurricane Matthew slammed the state’s coast and caused flooding to the north that is now gushing through South Carolina’s rivers en route to the coast.

Biltmore at Christmas

Christmas at Biltmore Begins November 4th

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2016

When George Vanderbilt opened his home to family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895, so began a tradition at Biltmore that is carried on to this day.


Can You Eat Your Jack-o-lantern Pumpkin?

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2016

It’s fall and thoughts turn to pumpkin pie and to Halloween jack-o-lanterns. But, can you use a pumpkin for both a jack-o-lantern and for eating?

A Flooded Farm

Online Damage Assessment Form Speeds Farm Aid Requests

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

To streamline the process for South Carolina farmers, a single damage assessment form has been posted to allow state and federal agencies fast access to on-site data that can be used in disaster aid and other important services.

Halloween Pup

‘Lucky Thirteen’ Tips for a Safe Halloween

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Whether you’re goblin or ghoul, vampire or witch, poor costume choices and face paint allergies can haunt you long after Halloween if they cause injury.

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.


Hurricane Preparedness 2016

Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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

Solar Energy

Clean Energy in a Revitalized Spartanburg

Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

Over the past 20 years, the community of Spartanburg has leveraged $20,000 into more than $300 million in public and private investment to address the significant environmental concerns of the community.


October Gardening Tips

Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016

October is a great time for planting pansies and purchasing spring bulbs. These gardening tips from will help you get your garden ready for the cooler temperatures.

Fall at Biltmore

Fall Arrives in Biltmore’s Gardens

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

When Frederick Law Olmsted designed Biltmore’s gardens, he planned their beauty to last through all four seasons. It’s little wonder the blooms of the estate’s gardens continue well into fall.


DNR to Provide Special Youth Deer Hunts in Upstate

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 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.


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.


Wofford Names Stewart H. Johnson Greek Village

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wofford College recently named its new fraternity, sorority and multicultural houses for trustee, alumnus and longtime supporter Stewart H. Johnson.


Crabbers Wanted: Help DNR Reduce Crab Trap Bycatch

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources biologists are looking for recreational and commercial crabbers to help them improve the design of a device that will help reduce bycatch while maintaining catch rates of large crabs.


When Your Computer Life is Held for Ransom

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Imagine if everything on your computer was “kidnapped” — including all of your precious family photos and important personal documents.

Three Horses

Hurricane Preparedness Includes Animals, Too

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

When a hurricane is headed your way, you can decide your best course of action. Your animals can’t. They depend on you to make the decisions for them.


Former Mayor Rowell Dies at 83

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016

Former Spartanburg Mayor Robert “Bob” Rowell, a longtime public servant and Spartanburg businessman, died Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Rowell was 83.


New Waste Tracking Feature Helps Building Managers Save Money

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency recently unveiled a waste and materials tracking feature in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which is a free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial building owners and managers.


Local Goods Get Boost with GREERMADE

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016

Yvonne Vinson at Our Upstate SC recently profiled a new program in Greer which helps residents find locally made products of all sorts.

Tax Accounting Calculator

Now is a Good Time to Check Your Withholding

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to consider a mid-year tax withholding checkup following several new factors that could affect their refunds in 2017.

Credit Cards

Six Tips for Using Your Credit Card

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016

Your favorite store is having a sale. You’ve bought all your items on your shopping list, but you’re tempted to peek in the store to look for a few last minute gifts.


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.

Pokemon Go

Local Parks are Pokemon Go Hot Spots

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thousands of gaming enthusiasts armed with smartphones and tablets have been seen in local parks recently, enjoying the challenge of finding and catching Pokemon – all while rediscovering their local parks.

Wine Life

Everything’s Coming Up Rosés!

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

If you think rosé wines are just a little too pink to be truly great wines, think again—rosé wines are one of the hottest trends among wine aficionados at the moment.


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.


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.