Air quality warning issued for Greenville-Spartanburg area

The EPA has issued an air quality warning for sensitive groups. These include children or older people and people with heart or lung disease or asthma.

Castile: Greenville County can learn affordable housing lessons from other growing areas

Decades ago, Austin, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee, were in the same position…

A new street music series enhances downtown Spartanburg’s cultural district

Various musicians will play largely acoustic “pop-up” concerts at four different intersections within the district, with performances running Wednesday through Friday afternoons from 5–7:30 p.m. until Oct. 28. There will also be Saturday performances from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

This Week in UBJ: The Trumpcare Conundrum

The AHCA, Greenville’s new music venue, Will Rothschild’s exit from Spartanburg City Hall, and first looks at two downtown restaurants.

SC cities among those with worst student debt

The bad news for Greenville and Spartanburg residents: you live in one of the most overleveraged cities in the United States when it comes to student loan debts. The good news is that it’s better than most South Carolina cities.

Greenville could lose Amtrak service under Trump proposal

The National Association of Rail Passengers said Greenville would be among 220 cities lose rail passenger service if President Donald Trump’s initial budget outline is adopted.

Spartanburg man starts GoFundMe to ‘protect Betty White from 2016’

It has been a rough year in terms of having to say…

Drayton Mills partners with Governor’s School to bring activities to Spartanburg

Partnership will kick off with event at Drayton Mills on Nov. 3; Full series of public events will be announced in 2017.

Spartanburg rock climbing gym hosts home school day

Families come from the Charlotte, Asheville, Columbia and Pickens County areas to take advantage of the reduced prices and chance to connect with other home school families.

ESPN to air special on Requiem for Mother Emanual paintings

Sports television network segment will feature artwork honoring victims of Charleston church shootings on display at the Johnson Collection’s gallery in downtown Spartanburg.

Where to go when the lights come on for Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light

On Oct. 4, Spartanburg residents and visitors can see different neighborhoods in the city in a whole new light. Nine temporary LED light art installations are going up, created by artist Erwin Redl. Here’s what you’ll find in Sparkle City after the sun goes down.

Bright Idea

Spartanburg Art Museum unveils ambitious illuminated art installation

Public art project, Lighten Up Spartanburg, hopes to illuminate Spartanburg’s economic and cultural renaissance

The project entails the installation of 30 six-foot tall fiberglass light bulb sculptures across the community that have been painted, decorated or transformed in some way by local and regional artists.

Climb Upstate is ready for rock

Through the Junior Climbing team program, children ages 6–18 compete in 12-week seasons with other teams from around the state.

Amazon surprises School for the Deaf and the Blind with big donation

Elementary students filed into the library Tuesday morning at the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind’s Spartanburg campus without a clue why they were there.