Spartanburg, SC and Upstate News

Local news for Spartanburg, South Carolina and the surrounding Upstate communities.

A robot placing a windshield at a vehicle manufacturing plant.

Fuyao North America Launching New Upstate Processing Center

Fuyao North America, a venture of China-based Fuyao Glass Industry Group, is launching a new processing center in the Upstate. The company’s $16.1 million investment is projected to create approximately 70 new jobs.

Three wine glasses on the table at a fundraiser gala.

Oddball Gala 2019 at Spartanburg Art Museum

OddBall is the inaugural event for Spartanburg Art Museum’s signature fundraiser! The event takes place Thursday, January 31 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

A person walking down a rainy street with an umbrella.

Above Average Rainfall Breaks Annual State Record

If it seemed like you were pulling out the raincoat and umbrella way too often during the 2018 holiday season, you were correct. Preliminary data for South Carolina indicates December was the second wettest out of the 124-year record.

A person giving blood at a donation drive.

January is National Blood Donor Month

There’s a reason why January, and not April or August, is National Blood Donor Month. This is the time of year when blood donations are needed most.

The exterior of a lively event at Chapman Cultural Center.

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center

Chapman Cultural Center is open every Sunday afternoon, from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, to provide casual and cultural experiences for those who want to “unplug.”

Spartanburg residents walking around a museum during ArtWalk.

Spartanburg ArtWalk on Thursday, Jan. 17

ArtWalk, the self-guided tour of Spartanburg’s downtown arts community, is the third Thursday of every month when many of the art galleries and museums stay open late.