Brewing Beer in Downtown’s Grain District

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

By Jodie Free
HubCity Writers Project

I came to Spartanburg on a summer internship from my graduate school in Oxford, Mississippi, and during the three months that I lived there, RJ Rockers beer became a staple of my diet, and the brewery became one of my favorite places to be downtown. Read More ››


Showin Off at Glendale Shoals

Monday, October 14, 2013

By Andrew Waters
HubCity Writers Project

On a Wednesday afternoon in early fall I am getting a tour of the Glendale Shoals Preserve with Steve Patton and Fred Parrish. Read More ››


Being pet-friendly in Spartanburg

Monday, October 14, 2013

By Jeremy L. C. Jones
HubCity Writers Project

We usually go to Spartanburg’s Rail Tails dog park early in the morning or late in the afternoon, but the absolute best time is just after dinner when the sun has dipped but not set, the shade has lengthened, and the dogs of Spartanburg are ready to burn off their excess energy.> Read More ››


Firing of the Muskets at Cowpens National Battlefield

Monday, October 14, 2013

By Jeremy L. C. Jones
HubCity Writers Project

We took a drive up North I-85—moving a lot more quickly than we would’ve been back in mid-January of 1781 if we’d been part of Brigadier General Daniel Morgan’s backcountry irregulars. Of course, Morgan’s men were untrained (but well-tested in battle). But as far as I know none of them were ten years old and named Molly. Read More ››


Music Brings Us Together

Monday, September 16, 2013

Delaney's
By Jeremy L. C. Jones
HubCity Writers Project

I’ve heard Shane Pruitt jam at festivals, play gritty guitar blues in listening rooms, and get down and dirty at bars. He's a native son of Spartanburg, a city ConventionSouth magazine recently ranked among the South’s top cities for music and meetings, alongside Nashville and New Orleans, Austin and Memphis. Read More ››


Dottie's Toffee

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

By Betsy Teter
HubCity Writers Project

My introduction to Dottie’s Toffee came at a dinner party on Spartanburg’s eastside when one of the hostesses brought a plate of flat, caramel-colored sweets from the kitchen and placed it on the table in front of me. “It’s the food of the Gods, y’all,” she said. “This stuff is like crack.” Read More ››


Spartanburg Area Football

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Delaney's
By Jason Gilmer
HubCity Writers Project

With 90 minutes until kickoff, fans are lined up at multiple gates waiting to storm in and reserve their spots on the concrete bleachers at Byrnes High School’s Nixon Field. Most wear royal blue t-shirts and ball caps and will get seats high on the bleachers so they can watch one of the nation’s top prep programs, right here in Spartanburg County. Read More ››


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