David Ezell and The Peddler Bar

Thursday, May 01, 2014

David Ezell
By Jeremy L. C. Jones
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

I didn’t expect such a cozy place to be tucked away upstairs. Read More ››

The Gardens of Spartanburg

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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

You can drive by it on busy John B. White Sr. Boulevard and never notice it. You can even pull in and park at the entryway, but still have no clear idea of what’s ahead. It’s only as your walk unfolds, step by surprising step, that you begin to realize where you've arrived: in a peaceful garden in the middle of the city. Read More ››

The Fish Camp Experience

Friday, March 21, 2014
Fish Camp

My road to Landrum

Monday, March 17, 2014

Landrum - Kens Meat Fish
By Claudia Geagan
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

I used to be a city mouse, and by “city,” I mean places like Los Angeles or New York. Where, but there, I asked myself, could I find so much life? Where but there could I find so many interesting people and such great food to say nothing of the shopping? So what if they also provide plenty of crime and dirt. But now that I’ve become a country mouse, and I know the answer to “where.” Landrum, South Carolina, that’s where. And, with beautiful scenery to boot. Read More ››

The West Main Artists Co-op

Friday, March 14, 2014

By Christopher George
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

From the outside, the steeply sloped roofline and large, ornate windows would make it easy for anyone to guess at the original purpose of the large red brick structure at 578 West Main Street. Originally housing a Baptist church, this 20,000-square-foot building planted on a small hill just west of downtown Spartanburg serves today as home to nearly three dozen working artists at the West Main Artists Co-op—without a doubt one of the most unique destinations for local art in Spartanburg County. Read More ››

Cycling Spartanburg

Monday, February 03, 2014

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

My journey to becoming a cyclist began in the early 1980s when I bought my wife and me two Schwinn bicycles from the Great Escape in Spartanburg when the store was housed in what we called then “the old Sears building” across from the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Read More ››

Bluegrass Jam - The Real Deal in Chesnee

Friday, January 10, 2014

By Jeremy L. C. Jones
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

I took 221 North through the farmland and foothills, past the churches, gas stations and hand-painted signs offering fresh produce. I was headed up to the Homespun Bluegrass Friday Night Jam in Chesnee, SC, less than thirty minutes from Spartanburg. Read More ››

BMW Performance Center

Friday, December 20, 2013

By Christopher George
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

There’s a green cone just off the edge of the track at the BMW Performance Center, marking where my first of four timed laps will start. I’m behind the wheel of a 135is, the fastest version of a diminutive vehicle affectionately known by German car enthusiasts as the “Baby Beemer.” Mine is the first in a line of five identical models—all in a color BMW calls “Deep Sea Blue Metallic”—set to take on the course, a partially wet, left-turning circuit with sets of cones forming corners and slaloms. Read More ››

Paddling the Pacolet

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

By John Lane
HubCity Writers Project

I love our local rivers and I want everybody in Spartanburg to love them as well. The only way to really love rivers is to come into close contact with them, and with that in mind, on a sunny, fall Sunday a group of Spartanburg County community members of varying skill levels put in on the lower end of Lawson’s Fork under the bridge on Goldmine Road. We floated a hundred yards, turned right at a big rock at the confluence with the Pacolet River, and headed downstream for a three-hour float to the town of Pacolet. Read More ››

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 ››

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