Spartanburg County

Community-Owned Grocery Store Supports Community

June 13, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene 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 SCETV Regionals 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 Palmetto Scene 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 Palmetto Scene 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...

A Glimpse into Belly Dancing in Spartanburg

May 13, 2016 - Posted in Student Multimedia Program by C. Lowe and B. Simmons
Bellydancing

Georgia Burnett has been belly dancing since 2005. She now has her own studio, Bella Dance Studio in Spartanburg, where she offers a wide range of belly dancing classes. Burnett spoke with us on the benefits, styles, and history of belly dancing. It is believed belly...

Sparkle City Mini Putt

March 22, 2016 - Posted in Student Multimedia Program by C. Lowe and B. Simmons
Sparkle City Mini Putt

HUB BUB is a group located in Spartanburg, known for creating fun and exciting things for the people of Spartanburg to do. Through their Artists-in-Residence (AiRs) program, they were able bring a mini-putt course to downtown Spartanburg called Sparkle City Mini Putt. Robin...

What is an Inland Port?

January 16, 2016 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
BMW rolling out of train

Ports are an economic engine for South Carolina and in 2013 the state broke ground on an inland port located in Greer, South Carolina.

The Iconic Upstate Restaurant Still Serving Smiles “A-plenty”

November 1, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by William Richardson
Beacon

Beacon Drive-In opened in 1946 and is now a Spartanburg landmark. John B. White founded The Beacon. The Beacon's large menu features an entire selection of "a-plenty" dishes such as beef a-plenty and chili-cheese burger a-plenty. The "a-plenty" dishes are served with french...

Spartanburg Workforce

November 2, 2011 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
manufacturing

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 SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
Nascar racing

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 SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
Morgan Square in Spartanburg, SC

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.