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 ››


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 ››


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