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Meat and Three: It’s What’s Cooking in Spartanburg

By Jan Scalisi , produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. If you’re visiting Spartanburg County—and would like to think that you’re doing a fine job of taking in its special culture—be sure to do this before you leave: Relax your belt buckle a notch, loosen your traveling pants, and take in some Southern-style comfort food. The locals will tell you that you haven’t experienced our true cul

A Tale of Two Distilleries

By Sharon Purvis, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. If you ask ten people to name ten things that they associate with the Southern Appalachians, it's a pretty safe bet that most of them will include moonshine on their list. And with craft breweries and distilleries on the rise, it was only a matter of time before legal hooch made an appearance-but it's not the stuff your granddaddy may (or ma

Visiting Peter’s Creek Preserve

By Tim Marsh, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. When I first arrived in Spartanburg as the new Writer-in-Residence at the Hub City Writers Project, there was naturally a lot I needed to learn. There was the social and economic history of a very old county, the mannerisms of a deeply intricate culture, and the environs of a widely-diverse ecosystem. My most recent enlightenment occurred in Oc

Disc Golf – Spartanburg County Style

By Susan A. Sistare, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. Updated for accuracy in April 2019. Disc Golf from Joe Canali on Vimeo. Not far off of Highway 9 in Boiling Springs, my friend Rhonda and I found the Shoally Creek disc golf course, a beautiful little spot on the grounds of Va-Du-Mar McMillan Park, a county-owned park north of Spartanburg. We were complete newbies at this sport—in

A New Spin on History – Renovated Textile Mills

By Brad Wright, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. For anyone who doesn’t know, Spartanburg takes its nickname of “Hub City” from the town’s history as a crossroads for multiple regional rail lines. The engine that propelled the commerce supporting those tracks was the then thriving textile industry. Spartanburg boasted numerous textile mills that supported the small but prosperous to

Railroads in Spartanburg – Creating the Hub City

By Sharon Purvis, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. Hub City Farmers Market, Hub City Writers Project, Hub-bub, Hub Diggity, the Culinary Hub—it’s impossible not to notice that an awful lot of businesses around Spartanburg have “hub” or “hub city” in the name. To find out why, I paid a visit to the Hub City Railroad Museum on Magnolia Street (open from 10 to 2 on Wednesdays and S