Spartanburg

Spartanburg County Mask Resolution is Symbolic but Hopeful

July 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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On Thursday morning, the Spartanburg County Council held a special meeting to vote on whether to ask residents and visitors to wear face coverings – not just masks – at grocery stores and pharmacies in the county. The resolution adopted 3-1 was largely symbolic, as most...

Mobile Meals under COVID-19

April 29, 2020 - Posted in Local by Xiao Yu
Mobile Meals van

Mobile Meals is a nonprofit organization that provides nutritious meals, services and fellowship to the frail and homebound citizens in Spartanburg County. Each weekday, approximately 150 volunteers dedicate their time to deliver meals to approximately 1,500 vulnerable...

The Hauntings of Oakwood Cemetery

October 31, 2019 - Posted in Local by Charles Dymock
Haunted Graveyard

What’s the most haunted place in South Carolina ? Charleston is what usually comes to mind, but there may be a place overlooked by most located in the upstate. Spartanburg, South Carolina happens to be home to a graveyard with a reputation for its paranormal phenomenon...

Elaine T. Freeman | Women Vision SC Podcast

June 4, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
Elaine Freeman

Founder, ETV Endowment; Executive Producer, South Carolinians in WW II Elaine Freeman founded the ETV Endowment from her dining room table. For over 40 years, the member organization has funded and supported programming on SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio. Freeman...

Hub City: Voice of the South

July 18, 2018 - Posted in Local by Raven Furber
Hub City Voices

Spartanburg is becoming a cultural hub for South Carolina. Starting in 1995, the Hub City Writers Project started as a group of published writers who wanted to celebrate their city. Now, the Writers Project has expanded to include a fully functioning press, as well as a...

Easy Transitions | Endowment Intern Raven Furber

June 25, 2018 - Posted in Local by Raven Furber
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This week, we welcomed ETV Upstate’s newest staff member. Xiou Yu! Xiou is an amazing lady and I can’t wait to see all the amazing content she will bring to ETV! So far, working with her has been great. The main objective for this week was to finish my story on the West...

Community-Owned Grocery Store Supports Community

June 13, 2018 - Posted in Local by Raven Furber
Hub City Coop

Located in Spartanburg, the Hub City Co-op is the first grocery co-op in South Carolina. At the co-op, they focus on local farmers and vendors, primarily in the upstate. It's important to support local farms and vendors and give them a space to thrive. From hydroponically...

Camp Croft

March 15, 2018 - Posted in Local by William Richardson
Camp Croft

Camp Croft, a WWII Army Infantry Replacement Center located near Spartanburg, SC. Since 2001, this site has served to honor those who worked and trained at Croft from 1940 to 1946 and to memorialize all US military service personnel who have lost their lives in pursuit of...

Art Installation Series Brings Light to Spartanburg

February 16, 2018 - Posted in Local by Ann Bailey
Lighten Up Spartanburg

In recent years, Spartanburg, South Carolina has experienced rapid growth with the introduction of new hotels and apartment buildings, in addition to its multitude of independent businesses. Nestled in the upstate, the town that was once known only for its railroad lines is...

South Carolina Ports Authority Harbor Deepening

June 22, 2016 - Posted in News by William Richardson
SC ports

Recently, the South Carolina Ports Authority exported its two millionth BMW, which was manufactured at the plant in Greer. Plans are underway to deepen the Port, which will expand the Port's competitiveness and capabilities, as it continues to be a force for growing the...

Spartanburg Workforce

November 2, 2011 - Posted in Business by William Richardson
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Eight-five percent of Spartanburg's job growth is manufacturing. Usually there are many manufacturing jobs available in the area even though the unemployment rate is high. Students and parents need to be educated about jobs that are available in the region where they live...

The Spartanburg Talladega Connection

August 14, 2011 - Posted in Local by William Richardson
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The Talladega racetrack in Alabama was originally slated to be built in Spartanburg, SC. Spartanburg natives David Pearson, Cotton Owens and Bud Moore are among those that give thoughts on what might have been.

History of Spartanburg

August 14, 2011 - Posted in Local by William Richardson
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Spartanburg, South Carolina is well known for its textile manufacturing and for being a railroad hub. Dr. Philip Racine, Professor of History at Wofford College delves a little deeper into its background and history.