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.
National Energy Action Month calls on Americans to work together to achieve greater energy security, a more robust economy, and a healthier environment for our children.
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.
Join us at Hub City Bookshop for a book signing with Michael Buffalo Smith, author of the new book Capricorn Rising: Conversations in Southern Rock.
Female leaders from across the country will gather at Clemson University for the American Council on Education (ACE) Regional Leadership Forum.
Halloween is almost here, but you don’t have to wait until October 31st to find your thrill. Spartanburg has no shortage of terror trails, festive street fairs and haunted houses to explore.
Holroyd Precision Components is establishing its first U.S. manufacturing operations — Holroyd Precision Rotors, Inc. — in Spartanburg County. The $12.5 million investment is expected to create 23 new jobs.
The School of the Arts at Converse College is creating a powerful new season of works for 2016-2017 that will amaze.
International Mold Corporation (IMC), a Michigan-based aluminum design and build company, is establishing a new manufacturing operation in Spartanburg County. The project is expected to bring $6.2 million in new investment and create 60 new jobs.
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.
The Upstate Book Project 2.0 is now accepting applications from local visual artists who want to contribute both 2-D art and storyline text to a collaborative book that will publish in the spring of 2017.
As the nation marks the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Cancer Society is encouraging women to fight breast cancer by taking charge of their personal breast health and supporting efforts against the disease.
A jury of rose experts from around the world has selected the winning roses in the 2016 Biltmore International Rose Trials, held recently in Biltmore’s historic Rose Garden.
The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra announces its 2016-17 concert season, “One Legacy,” the twelfth and final year with Maestro Sarah Ioannides as the Music Director of the symphony.
Construction of a new building for the College of Business will redefine the center of Clemson University’s campus while creating a state-of-the-art think tank environment for the college’s growing student population.
September 2016 was the warmest September in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.
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.
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.
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?
Dr. Joe Dunn, Reverend Jason Loscuito, and sophomore Emily Holbert were named Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Fellows for an expense-paid trip to Oman.
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.
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.
Thousands of young people are targets of bullying and cyberbullying every day, putting many at risk for outcomes such as depression or school absenteeism.
The South Carolina Department of Commerce has been awarded a State Trade Expansion Program grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the fifth year.
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.
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.
Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 4.6 percent in September for a total of 25,389 compared to 26,608 vehicles sold in September, 2015.
It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena.
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 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.
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.
Dogged by pests, pathogens, poor nutrition, and other problems, the European honey bee is having a rough time these days.
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.
Michelin North America, Inc. is advancing its plans to establish a distribution center in Spartanburg County. The new development is projected to bring more than $270 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of 350 new jobs.
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 College recently named its new fraternity, sorority and multicultural houses for trustee, alumnus and longtime supporter Stewart H. Johnson.
Spartanburg Regional History Museum is now exhibiting “We The People: A Portrait of Politics in Spartanburg County.” This locally curated exhibit showcases the evolution of politics in our community beginning in 1789.
(Un)common Space(s) is a group exhibition that broadly examines the relationship between natural, constructed and decaying space.
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.
Imagine if everything on your computer was “kidnapped” — including all of your precious family photos and important personal documents.
The Spartanburg Art Museum will install altered six-foot fiberglass sculptures throughout the City of Spartanburg in October.
Stumped by what to pack in your child’s lunchbox? Stop worrying and learn to love planning.
Wofford College recently celebrated the topping out for the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts.
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 Spartanburg Mayor Robert “Bob” Rowell, a longtime public servant and Spartanburg businessman, died Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Rowell was 83.
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.
Yvonne Vinson at Our Upstate SC recently profiled a new program in Greer which helps residents find locally made products of all sorts.
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.
Real-time weather data and images from the top of Clemson University’s Memorial Stadium now are available online from a new weather station.
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.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced the national launch of myRA, a simple, safe and affordable new savings option for those who don’t have access to a retirement savings plan at work.
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.
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.
Notice how large some portions are these days? Here’s a tip. Eat half now and box half to go.
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.
Tower International Establishing First S.C. Facility in Upstate; $75 Million Investment and 140 New JobsPosted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Tower International, a leading integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies, is establishing its first South Carolina operations in Greenville County.
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.
As warmer weather approaches, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to take the proper precautions before and while driving on the roadway.
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.
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?
Camping is the perfect time to go green. When enjoying the environment, do your part to take care of it.
Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?
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 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.