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 ››


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 ››


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Spartanburg, SC 29304