The Upcountry

South Carolina's Upcountry is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and includes the following counties: Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg. There are waterfalls, lakes and rivers, forests, valleys, and scenic highways. Tourists can whitewater raft on the Chattooga River, hike and horseback ride along mountain trails, camp, fishing, and play golf.

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...

Bridges to a Brighter Future | ETV Shorts

May 23, 2016 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Bridges to a Brighter Future

Bridges to a Brighter Future is a college access program for Greenville County high school students whose potential outweighs their circumstances. The three year program starts after ninth grade and includes a four-week, summer residential experience on the Furman campus...

Sparkle City Mini Putt | Student Media Project

March 22, 2016 - Posted in Local by C. Lowe and B. Simmons
photo of mini golf

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 Local 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.

Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center | ETV Shorts

January 8, 2016 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Hagood

Located in Pickens County, the Hagood Mill is an 1845 gristmill that is still in operation today. This living history site is on the National Register of Historic Places and has tons of things for visitors to see and do.

Agriculture of Oconee County | ETV Shorts

January 8, 2016 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
farming

Oconee County has beautiful rolling hills and a rich history in agriculture. It is quickly becoming a destination for agri-tourism within the state. The Carolina Foothill Heritage Fair was created to spark interest in agriculture in younger generations. Video provided by...

SC Works Upstate: Connecting People with Jobs

October 7, 2013 - Posted in Business by William Richardson
SC Work

South Carolina's unemployment rate is currently 9.3 percent. That's lower than it has been in the last couple of years, but jobs are available. The problem that sometimes keeps employers and employees apart is not knowing how to find each other. SC Works Upstate is an...

Spartanburg Workforce

November 2, 2011 - Posted in Business 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 Local 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 Local 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.

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