It’s Official: Spartanburg is an Arts Town

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Music on Main, one of Spartanburg’s celebrated weekly warm-weather events, ceases at the beginning of winter, but there are plenty of things to do within city limits. With over 1,335 annual events and festivals, 43 galleries and art exhibit spaces, 21 indoor live performance venues, and nine outdoor performance venues, options abound, and most are free. There is no famine of options here. Read More ››


The Buzz in Spartanburg: Coffee Culture

Thursday, February 04, 2016

If you happen to be on the Mary Black Rail Trail during normal weekday business hours, you might find your curiosity piqued by a pleasant aroma as you arrive at the intersection with Marion Avenue. Follow your nose, and you will find yourself at one of Spartanburg's hidden gems: Little River Roasters. Inside you will find a coffee lover's paradise, with the smell of coffee from the roaster permeating the space and countless 150-pound burlap sacks of green coffee beans from around the world just waiting to be turned into a delicious cup of Joe. Read More ››


Meat and three: It’s what’s cooking in Spartanburg

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Wades
By Jan Scalisi
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

If you’re visiting Spartanburg County—and would like to think that you’re doing a fine job of taking in its special culture—be sure to do this before you leave: Relax your belt buckle a notch, loosen your traveling pants, and take in some Southern-style comfort food. The locals will tell you that you haven’t experienced our true culinary character until you’ve tossed your diet aside and ticked off a meat-and-three (that’s one meat, three vegetables, best served with sweet tea and dessert) at a classic Southern restaurant. Read More ››


A Tale of Two Distilleries

Friday, November 13, 2015

By Sharon Purvis
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

If you ask ten people to name ten things that they associate with the Southern Appalachians, it's a pretty safe bet that most of them will include moonshine on their list. And with craft breweries and distilleries on the rise, it was only a matter of time before legal hooch made an appearance-but it's not the stuff your granddaddy may (or may not) have enjoyed on the sly. Read More ››


Inside Spartanburg’s Craft Beer Scene

Thursday, November 12, 2015

By Harris King
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

Craft beer is booming across the country, and this is also the case in Spartanburg. Recently, the United States eclipsed 4,000 breweries, which is its highest mark since the late nineteenth century. Read More ››


Visiting Peter’s Creek Preserve

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Wofford
By Tim Marsh
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

When I first arrived in Spartanburg as the new Writer-in-Residence at the Hub City Writers Project, there was naturally a lot I needed to learn. There was the social and economic history of a very old county, the mannerisms of a deeply intricate culture, and the environs of a widely-diverse ecosystem. Read More ››


Welcome to College Town

Friday, October 23, 2015

Wofford
By Meredith Hardwicke
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

With seven colleges and universities and over 15,000 college students, Spartanburg has been deemed an official “College Town” – and rightly so. With the highest per capita college student population of any major city in South Carolina, Spartanburg is home to Converse College, Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg Methodist College, University of South Carolina Upstate, Wofford College, and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). Read More ››


Disc Golf - Spartanburg County Style

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

By Susan A. Sistare
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

Not far off of Highway 9 in Boiling Springs, my friend Rhonda and I found the Shoally Creek disc golf course, a beautiful little spot on the grounds of Va-Du-Mar McMillan Park, a county-owned park north of Spartanburg. We were complete newbies at this sport—in fact, disc golf was not even on the radar of activities I’d been planning to try, mainly because I have bad eyesight, and inferior eyesight coupled with flying objects usually leads to unfortunate things. Read More ››


Spartanburg Taking to the Skies

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Eat
By Sharon Purvis
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

When Charles Lindbergh visited South Carolina on his tour of the 48 states following his historic Atlantic crossing in 1927, he came to Spartanburg for the simple reason that it was, at the time, the only airport in the state. Read More ››


Railroads in Spartanburg - Creating the Hub City

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Eat
By Sharon Purvis
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

Hub City Farmers Market, Hub City Writers Project, Hub-bub, Hub Diggity, the Culinary Hub—it’s impossible not to notice that an awful lot of businesses around Spartanburg have “hub” or “hub city” in the name. To find out why, I paid a visit to the Hub City Railroad Museum on Magnolia Street (open from 10 to 2 on Wednesdays and Saturdays), where museum volunteer Milton Ashley was happy to help. Read More ››


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