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Spartan Race Stories: Akash Garg

Friday, October 12, 2018

Spartan Race Stories: Akash Garg

Akash Garg climbed over walls, crawled through mud and ran through fire. All he wanted was to sit down, relax and have a beer at his favorite Downtown Spartanburg spot, Main Street Pub, with his fellow Spartan Race competitors. He wanted to show off his hometown with its vibrant restaurant scene and growing downtown. Last year, sore and tired from the race, Garg had that

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Top Things to See at the 2018 World Equestrian Games

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Top Things to See at the 2018 World Equestrian Games

We're starting to get really excited for the the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) coming to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) September 11-23, 2018. Much like the Olympics, this sporting event is held every four years and is beloved by people the world over. But while the event is well known within the global equestrian community, non-riders may not be

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Panthers 2018 Training Camp Fan Guide

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Panthers 2018 Training Camp Fan Guide

When Carolina Panthers Training Camp roars into Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., team logos pop up throughout the city, and around the Upstate. Whether you have multiple trips under your belt or are here for the first time, there's something new and exciting for you to do in Spartanburg. Few NFL experiences can compete with Panthers Camp and 24 hours in the Hub City (or mo

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2018 Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium Look Ahead

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

2018 Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium Look Ahead

In the land of tailgates and summer cookouts, Spartanburg's biggest annual party comes together for series of twilight bicycle races. Each year, the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium takes over Downtown Spartanburg the Friday night of Spring Fling weekend. Known as “the Crit” to many, the afternoon and evening bike races have become a focal point of the ev

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Discover Spartanburg County’s Water Fun at April Event

Monday, April 16, 2018

Discover Spartanburg County’s Water Fun at April Event

An April event at Lake Cooley will showcase the Tyger River Watershed to local residents and visitors alike. The family Discover Your Watershed event, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21, is free and open to people of all ages (while those under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult). There will be recreational opportunities, educational exhibits, door prizes, paddleboa

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6 Best Places to Enjoy the Outdoors in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

6 Best Places to Enjoy the Outdoors in Spartanburg, South Carolina

It's easy to hit the trails in the Hub City. Leave job stress and that pile of laundry behind and head to Spartanburg, South Carolina, for some refreshing outdoor fun. Opportunities for adventure abound, whether you prefer to be on foot, in a kayak, on a bike, or on horseback. Here are six popular places to breathe fresh air and get your heart pumping in the Hub City, whethe

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Eight Things We Love About You, Spartanburg

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Eight Things We Love About You, Spartanburg

Can you feel it? That's love in the air. We love the idea of big romantic gestures. But we're not good at writing poems or strumming guitar or building romantic fires. Instead, in honor of Valentine's Day, we thought we'd create a list for all the world to see. A list of why we feel the way we do about our love. So here we go: Things We Love About You, Spartanburg. You

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Resolving To See More Spartanburg in 2018

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Resolving To See More Spartanburg in 2018

I despise New Year’s resolutions – and they don’t like me so much either. Somewhere between subtracting weight and adding exercise, between sleeping more and drinking less, I always seem to fall flat. Last year, I tried to make no resolutions. It meant I didn’t fail at any. But it also left me lacking motivation. This year, I think I’ve finally found the answ

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Should Spartanburg consider changing its name? To Sport-anburg?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Should Spartanburg consider changing its name? To Sport-anburg?

If this fall’s activities featuring athletics of all types are any indication, officials may want to consider it. Just think about the slew of special sporting events that Spartanburg has hosted over the past four months, drawing thousands of visitors and competitors to town: The Adidas Uprising Gauntlet & Summer Havoc Basketball Tournaments : In mid-July, more th

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Panthers Training Camp Means Millions to Local State Economies

Friday, October 20, 2017

Panthers Training Camp Means Millions to Local State Economies

The Carolina Panthers’ NFL season is nearing the halfway point with the Panthers sitting in first place, but the wins aren’t just on the football field. The three weeks the team spent practicing over the summer at Spartanburg’s Wofford College also meant big victories for the local and state economies, according to a new report from Clemson University. Visitors from ne

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