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Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

High temperatures kill hundreds of people every year. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet more than 700 people die from extreme heat every year in the United States.

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve is a Local Gem

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.

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Is Your Home as Ready for Summer as You Are?

Now that summer has arrived, it’s important to remember that your air conditioner can often increase your residential energy costs this season, so it’s important to make sure that your house is as efficient as it can possibly be.

Roper Mountain ScIence Center's Daniel Observatory at night.

Roper Mountain Science Center Announces Summer Programs, Seeks Your Support

Roper Mountain Science Center plays a vital role in the future of young people and economic vitality of the Upstate. You can be a part of the excitement over the next few months when you visit the the Center’s Summer Adventure, Friday Starry Nights, and Laser Days of Summer events.

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Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebrations

Spartanburg and the surrounding Upstate community offer some of the best Fourth of July celebrations every year, and it’s no surprise that thousands of people from around the region make the trip to see what the fuss is about.