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2019: Year In Review

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

2019: Year In Review

Now that the confetti is cleaned up, your resolutions are set, and the champagne has stopped bubbling it’s time to look back at everything that 2019 brought Spartanburg.  Food & Drink Food lovers rejoice! Last year Spartanburg saw new restaurants open up to eager eaters throughout the county with fresh choices and new concepts. Housed in the newly renovated Montgome

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Small Town Charm Around Spartanburg County

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Small Town Charm Around Spartanburg County

Whether you’re strolling past downtown Landrum storefronts in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains or taking in the fervor of new activity in Woodruff, it’s easy to see the small-town charm Spartanburg County has to offer. Towns across this upstate county are growing more and more vibrant as locals bring to life their creative visions for historic buildings

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Fall College Sports in Spartanburg

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Fall College Sports in Spartanburg

The start of fall in Spartanburg usually isn’t accompanied, at least not immediately, by cooler weather. The morning air starts cool, but the mercury settles decidedly higher in the afternoon. Despite that off-season warmth, Spartanburg is a great place to take in fall college sports.   Spartanburg’s a College Town, after all. Spartanburg sits a quick interstate

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An Afternoon on the Rail Trail

Thursday, August 29, 2019

An Afternoon on the Rail Trail

[caption id="attachment_7983" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Runners along the Rail Trail, courtesy Kavin Bradner.[/caption] Whether you’re breaking in new shoes, working out, getting some fresh air, or taking your four-legged friend for a walk, the Mary Black Rail Trail is the place for you. The Rail Trail, a two-mile trail just south of Downtown Spartanburg, is  Sp

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Outdoor Essentials: How to Pack for a Trip to Spartanburg

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Outdoor Essentials: How to Pack for a Trip to Spartanburg

While getaways are exciting to say the least, packing is arguably the worst part of any vacation—especially when you're going "off the grid" for a couple of days and don't necessarily have the luxury of having a few basics provided for like you might at a hotel. If you're planning your next outdoor excursion or camping trip, might we suggest a little trip to Spartanbur

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Top 5s: Your 2019 Carolina Panthers Training Camp Fan Guide

Monday, July 22, 2019

Top 5s: Your 2019 Carolina Panthers Training Camp Fan Guide

Five Great Restaurants to Visit Blue Moon Specialty Foods offers homegrown flavor in every dish, sauce, and specialty seasoning. The popular Spartanburg spot has some of the best salad and sandwich options in town and a plethora of great things to add to your kitchen. Miyako Sushi Group brings fresh, clean flavors to the table at its Downtown Spartanburg res

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Family-Friendly Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Family-Friendly Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

The heat is on. It can be tough to beat the sweltering temps and high humidity Spartanburg gets during the summer, but it’s not impossible. So, if you’re looking for family-friendly ways to handle the heat, grab some sunscreen, your best bathing suit and take a look at your options around Spartanburg. Barnet Park Splash Pad At the entrance of Barnet Park just acros

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Splash into Spartanburg County: 10 cool ways to enjoy Spartanburg’s rivers and lakes

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Splash into Spartanburg County: 10 cool ways to enjoy Spartanburg’s rivers and lakes

Vivid blues and greens. Breezes as relaxing as sighs. Crystalline waters rippling like smile lines. Thrushes and warblers soaring overhead as woodpeckers tap out a constant beat. Rivers and lakes abound with natural beauty. Spartanburg County, South Carolina is overflowing with ways to splash into the blue, whether you crave heart-pounding adventure or relaxing shoreline

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Must Visit Parks in Spartanburg

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Must Visit Parks in Spartanburg

Sure most parks have similar amenities—benches, picnic tables, and playgrounds—but they also have tons of features that make them completely unique and enjoyable in their own special ways. Regardless of your favorite kind of park, Spartanburg is sure to have one that has all the things you love. Learn more about all the wonderful parks in our area and be sure to add a f

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Spartan Race Stories: Crystal Pace

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Spartan Race Stories: Crystal Pace

Spartan Racers often use the host city’s name as shorthand for a reoccurring race. That helps them remember more about the host city, with many racers deciding to visit again after conquering the obstacle course race. Crystal Pace – who visited West Virginia after racing there last year – knows this could be a big deal for Spartanburg. “If we can hold on to the ra

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