Specialty shops of downtown Spartanburg

Monday, February 09, 2015

By Whitney Rauenhorst
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

The revival of downtown Spartanburg is being led by specialty shops and niche retailers that are filling up grand old buildings, catering to locals and visitors alike. Read More ››


To the Mountaintop with the founder of The Assault on Mt. Mitchell

Monday, February 09, 2015

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

When it came to cycling, John Bryan was simply a Southern pioneer. In the 1970s, when the idea of a bicycle as a legitimate means of transportation was an afterthought at best, laughable at worst, he used his on his daily commute. It should be mentioned, however, that this was a commute between Spartanburg and Greenville. Read More ››


Local Cemeteries: Two and a half centuries of history

Monday, February 09, 2015

Advent
By Brad Steinecke
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

On a frigid morning in January, an older woman walks into the Kennedy Room at the Spartanburg Headquarters Library. After a recent visit to the cemetery, she has resolved to find whatever information she can summon on her dear grandmother—a woman gone for more than fifty years, but still deeply loved. Now that she’s at the library, she’s excited to learn more: to shine a light on Grandma’s triumphs and heartbreaks, to maybe glimpse her character, and to better appreciate the context and influences in her life. Read More ››


Skating on the Square

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Skating
By Rachel-Richardson
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

I am not the most graceful of girls. My center of balance has yet to be found. If I were an animal, I’d be less of a swan and more of a hedgehog. In short—which I also am—the idea of putting on ice skates and swishing around a rink seemed like an express pass to a pair of crutches. I would fall, and no fun would be had by anyone. Read More ››


Festivals Galore!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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

If Spartanburg is your hometown, and you graduated from high school in an era when a Bluetooth was something you had to see your dentist for, you might be old enough to recall Spartanburg’s greatest annual festival: the Spring Fling! Read More ››


Cycling Spartanburg, Year-Round, Day and Night

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cycling
By P. L. Thomas
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

If you are visiting Spartanburg and happen to be driving at night in the city or country during those increasingly cooler months after the end of daylight savings time, you may see an unusual sight: small, white and blinking red lights approaching you slowly and seemingly unconnected along the road. Read More ››


Triple Tree Aerodrome

Monday, November 03, 2014

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

It’s a beautiful, early fall day as I make my way down Highway 221 to the Triple Tree Aerodrome near Woodruff. The sky is as clear as my expectations are hazy. I have never heard about this place in our community, yet it’s billed as the “Augusta National of Aviation.” I have no idea what I’m going to see, but I have a feeling it’s going to be interesting regardless. Read More ››


Italian Eating

Monday, November 03, 2014

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

Sometimes, only a steaming plate of pasta and a glass of good red wine will do. Read More ››


B-Cycle B-Fun!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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

I’ll admit, when I first saw the row of cute little red bikes with baskets on them downtown, a twinge of nostalgia hit me. I used to ride one just like that when I lived in Osaka, Japan. I missed being able to scoot up to a little market and throw some fresh veggies in my basket, ding my little bell and wave to little old lady neighbors as I pedaled on home to my citified twelfth-floor apartment. They always waved back. Read More ››


The Cottonwood Trail

Monday, September 29, 2014

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

The heat radiates off the dark asphalt as I make my way down Andrews Farm Road. I feel like I’m running inside a convection oven. My pace has slowed considerably since my youthful days on the Spartan High Cross Country team, and I am already sweating profusely to compensate. Treading carefully down the edge of Woodburn Road, I make the turn into the entrance of the Cottonwood Trail, an exquisite sanctuary nestled in the heart of Spartanburg’s east side.  Read More ››


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