Spartan Race Spartanburg

Spartan Race Spartanburg

What’s more poetic than Spartanburg hosting its first Spartan Race in early November?Nothing.But if you’re unfamiliar with the Spartan Race experience, understand that poetry has nothing to do with the Nov. 4-5 Carolina Beast and Sprint Weekend.If you’re unsure what we’re talking about, you’re not alone. So we’ve pulled together some frequently asked que

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How Panthers Training Camp Went From Fun-Time to Big-Time

How Panthers Training Camp Went From Fun-Time to Big-Time

My first trip to Wofford College for the Carolina Panthers training camp was in the summer of 1997. I was a rookie sports reporter for the Spartanburg newspaper, still trying to find my way around town. The Panthers were coming off a magical second season in which they went 12-4 and beat the defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs.I remember struggling

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To the Mountaintop with the Founder of The Assault on Mt. Mitchell

To the Mountaintop with the Founder of The Assault on Mt. Mitchell

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 Spartan

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Festivals Galore!

Festivals Galore!

By Susan A. Sistare, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. If Spartanburg is your hometown, and you graduated from high school in an era when a Bluetooth was something you had to see your dentist for, you might be old enough to recall Spartanburg’s greatest annual festival: the Spring Fling!And ... that was pretty much it. And while the annual Spring

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