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Spartanburg City Council candidates Jamie Fulmer and Shane Wolcansek visited the Herald-Journal on Friday to discuss issues facing the city and appeal for votes on... [Read More]
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Spartanburg City Manager Chris Story started his second week in his new position with a Herald-Journal Facebook Live session, discussing intergenerational poverty, affordable housing, public... [Read More]
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The University of South Carolina Upstate presented its two newest colleges Tuesday afternoon. The new schools, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and... [Read More]
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A year and a half after its conclusion, Jennifer Evins, CEO and President of the Chapman Cultural Center, brought to light the many ways "Seeing... [Read More]
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One week into his retirement and former Spartanburg City Manager Ed Memmott is already driving an RV through Florida. "This first week of retirement... [Read More]
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Last November, Spartanburg restaurant Simple Simon, which had sat at 109 S. Pine St for more than 50 years, announced that it would be closing... [Read More]
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Kathy Dunleavy, who recently retired as CEO of the Mary Black Foundation and spent nearly eight years before that as president and CEO of the... [Read More]
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While City Hall hasn't formally addressed it, Spartanburg City Manager Ed Memmott said that homelessness is on the city's mind. Meetings have been held... [Read More]
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An arts festival has kicked off on the quad near USC Upstate's Humanities and Performing Arts Center, and at the center of it is the... [Read More]
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Wandering between three long rows of clean, white tents near the center of the Tryon International Equestrian Center, people from all over the world milled... [Read More]
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September's Spartanburg ArtWalk brings mostly new exhibits featuring a wide range of styles and mediums from antique Japanese works to installation art and many shows... [Read More]
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The real estate company that owns Fernwood Plaza, home of the highly visible old Bi-Lo on Fernwood Drive, says it has seen a good amount... [Read More]
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When walking through downtown, you won't see a lot of businesses with "Spartanburg" in their names, but the city's nicknames – Sparkle City and Hub... [Read More]
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Spartanburg Community College's School of Horticulture held a grand opening Tuesday for a project many months in the making. The horticulture faculty formally introduced their... [Read More]
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New life is coming to the Southside one street at a time.Plans for infrastructure improvements to Lawrence Johnson Sr. Lane, formerly Piedmont Street, will be... [Read More]
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Spartanburg's short-lived quest for its next city manager is over. After an hour-long executive session, the position was awarded to current assistant city manager Chris... [Read More]
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The World Equestrian Games, hosted at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C., will feature dozens of events from dressage to endurance and... [Read More]
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Three-dimensional portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Iron Eyes Cody and William Tecumseh Sherman hung in the small gray gallery, their faces illuminated by the lights. Their... [Read More]
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DOT working with Converse College to install signs at dangerous curve... [Read More]
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Princess Ariel swam by the AC Hotel on Saturday to meet some of Spartanburg's little mermaids at a promotional event for the Spartanburg Little Theatre's... [Read More]
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