A New Spin on History - Renovated Textile Mills

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Eat
By Brad Wright
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

For anyone who doesn’t know, Spartanburg takes its nickname of “Hub City” from the town’s history as a crossroads for multiple regional rail lines. The engine that propelled the commerce supporting those tracks was the then thriving textile industry. Read More ››


Eat a Plenty

Friday, August 28, 2015

Eat
By Brad Wright
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

I’ve always heard that 9 out of 10 restaurants fail in their first year. It stands to reason, then, that any restaurant that survives into its sophomore year and beyond must offer superior food, atmosphere and service. It would take me more space than I’ve been allotted to extol the many wonderful eateries here in Spartanburg. Rather, I’m here to tell you about some of the most cherished establishments in town. These are places that have thrived for at least five decades, often under the same family ownership. They are Spartanburg through and through. Each of these restaurants has legions of loyal customers, and gains fans with each passing generation. Because while it speaks volumes when a restaurant succeeds for several years, it is something altogether different when it becomes part of the fabric of the town itself. Read More ››


Grist for the Mill

Friday, August 28, 2015

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

For those with a love of history in their blood, it’s no secret that Spartanburg is abundant in centuries-old treasures. And because Spartanburg is a community intent on preserving its heritage, there is no shortage of efforts here to preserve our historical landmarks for the next generation. Read More ››


An African-American Tour of Spartanburg

Thursday, August 06, 2015

By Bea Hill
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

For tourists interested in seeing African-American history and culture spots in Spartanburg, there are some great places to visit. Black history in Spartanburg County goes back at least 225 years. Read More ››


Sweet Spartanburg Peaches

Monday, July 27, 2015

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

Georgia has the license plate. Gaffney has the Peachoid. But when it comes to being the peachy king, Spartanburg wears the crown. May through September, peach lovers look to pick the freshest, tastiest, most chin dripping peach around. If travelers are fortunate—and smart—they’ll find themselves in Spartanburg County, the sweet spot for peaches. The Hub City, intersecting Interstates 26 and 85, was once the nation’s peach capitol and continues to keep its peach game strong all summer long. Read More ››


Marshall Tucker Band

Thursday, July 09, 2015

By Dan Armonaitis
HubCity Writers Project

It’s been said that a picture’s worth a thousand words. But what about when just four words paint a vivid picture in the minds of countless Southern rock fans the world over? Read More ››


The Hub of the Hubs

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

By Betsy Teter
HubCity Writers Project

There are a few other Hub Cities in America, but certainly none more enthusiastic about the nickname than Spartanburg, where there has been a veritable explosion of local institutions adopting that moniker.  Read More ››


Farmers Market

Monday, May 04, 2015

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

On Saturday mornings, I am in Heaven. Read More ››


Eating the Thai Way in Spartanburg

Monday, May 04, 2015

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

There's a touch of Thailand in Spartanburg—and the number of locally owned restaurants that feature the well-known Thai staples of noodle dishes, spring rolls, delicious soups, curry, seafood, and spicy vegetables over rice might surprise a visitor to a mid-sized Southern town. Read More ››


Finding local history at four Spartanburg County museums

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

American Legion Hall
By Brad Steinecke
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

Aren’t museums odd kinds of places? They’re often solemn and still, and yet they straddle a dizzying whirl of centuries in just a few feet of space. The best are as theatrical as they are informative. And it’s often the circumstantial details of a visit that transform a museum experience from mundane to magical. I’ve seen the attention of a room suddenly transfixed by the storytelling of a fellow visitor with a personal connection to some hallowed treasure on display. Read More ››


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