Upstate

Exploring South Carolina Virtually: The Upcountry

June 26, 2020 - Posted in Local by Julia Roach
Exploring South Carolina Virtually: The Upcountry

South Carolina’s Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties make up the Upcountry of South Carolina. These counties house mountain ranges, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and so many more unique sites that can only be found there! Nothing is more...

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...

Upstate educational institutions adapt curriculum in the face of pandemic

April 28, 2020 - Posted in Local by William Richardson
Online Classes in the Upstate

Upstate educational institutions have adjusted the way they serve their students and faculties. They express how they are meeting the challenges of different situations and how they need to prepare and move forward in the future.

Bee Well Honey

April 6, 2020 - Posted in Business by Jenna Schiferl
bee

There’s nothing as sweet as honey. We visited a bee colony in the Upstate to see just how important the honey bee….and its honey…is in everyday life.

Made Here | Cosmosis Stones

January 17, 2020 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Crystals at Cosmosis Stones

Cosmosis Stones is a Charlotte-based jewelry company. Owner Brianna Daniels uses both copper and crystals when making her jewelry. Of choosing her materials, she says, "Through the practice of meditatively wrapping crystals, I got a better understanding of the function of...

Hope Blackley | Women Vision SC

April 2, 2019 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
photo of Hope Blackley smiling

District Director, Office of U.S. Representative William Timmons (SC-04) Former Spartanburg County Clerk of Court Hope Blackley defines leadership as “making other leaders.” “It’s really that simple. I’m only as good as my team. And if my team isn’t good, then I’m not good...

Walhalla | Our Town

August 6, 2018 - Posted in Local by Rebecca Dymock
Walhalla

Walhalla, S.C., is located right at the bottom on the Blue Ridge Mountains. While the town draws in many outdoor adventurers, it offers all sorts of classic small-town charms that any visitor would appreciate. Check out this episode of Our Town to see what the locals enjoy...

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...

The Dark Corner Distillery | ETV Shorts

February 27, 2018 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
Map of the Dark Corner of South Carolina

Nestled in the hills of the South Carolina Upcountry lies a mysterious place known as the Dark Corner. Back in the early 1900's the Dark Corner was famous for one thing- moonshine. Decades later, two entrepreneurs are bringing the Dark Corner into the light by setting up...

Worm Farming | ETV Shorts

February 13, 2018 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Coleman with the worms

The Early Bird Farm is a farm like no other with their primary crop being...WORMS! Paul Coleman has been raising worms for a number of years and knows all to well the importance of these tiny creatures.

York County's 1 Cent Sales Tax Improves Roads

October 31, 2017 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Pennies for Progress Sign

"We have a great place to live, we have great school systems, and people want to live here. They’re coming; it’s growing. Without pennies...my personal opinion is without pennies, there’s no way we could keep up with the roads infrastructure. And so, with pennies, we have...

Groundbreaking Historical Marker Installed in York, SC

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Liberian Migration Marker in York, SC

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church in York County, South Carolina , has a history that not many people know about. Allison Creek Presbyterian Church Pastor, Sam McGregor , explains, “It’s the greatest story of African American liberation that’s never been told…that centered...

Clemson Engineering Students Improve Healthcare-Related Companies

May 1, 2017 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Clemson Students with Shea Tolbert, General Family and Cosmetic Dentist at Family Dental Health.

Each year, students in the Industrial Engineering program at Clemson University complete senior projects. These projects culminate their four years at the university and allow them to use their education to benefit businesses in the area. This year, a few students had the...

South Carolinian Helps Preserve Southern History by Giving Walking Tours

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Robert Ryals, owner of Walkin' Talkin' Tours

Fort Mill resident Robert Ryals has devoted his life to living history. He is a ‘story-teller of facts’ and tour guide for Walkin’ Talkin’ Tours , which he co-owns with his wife. Of his career path he says, “If you’re pursuing your passion, you never have to work a day in...

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...

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