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Duncan Park Lake reopens for non-motorized boating and fishing after decades

July 23rd 2024

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) -Dust off your kayaks and head to Duncan Park Lake, as the 14-acre lake reopens for non-motorized boating and catch-and-release fishing after being untouched for decades.

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Saluda Grade Trail one of four Appalachia projects awarded grants

July 11th 2024

SALUDA, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Saluda Grade Trail was awarded a $450,000 grant; it is one of four projects throughout Appalachia to be selected for one. The Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies, a part of the federal Appalachian Regional Commission, provided the grant. The Saluda Grade Trail is a 31-mile rail trail that will travel through the Piedmont countryside before climbing into the mountains along the route of the historic Saluda Grade railway. Non-profit organizations Conserving Carolina; PAL: Play, Advocate, Live Well; and Upstate Forever are spearheading the development of the trail.

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Spartanburg online food hub is 'farmers market meets Instacart' for local produce

July 9th 2024

For the past four months, Spartanburg PAL’s Food Hub has been selling local produce to individual consumers through an online store.

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PAL and the Trees Coalition are joining forces

June 13th 2024

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you: PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well and the Trees Coalition are joining forces! With this merger, the Trees Coalition will come under PAL's program umbrella, solidifying our commitment to preserving and enhancing Spartanburg's natural environment. 

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Cycling manufacturer to expand in Spartanburg County

April 26th 2024

Munich Composites GmbH announced on Friday it has been acquired by a new group in South Carolina headed by local wheel maker Boyd Cycling. This new company, Munich Composites SC, will continue to make carbon fiber bicycle rims and plans to open a new facility in Spartanburg County.

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Spartanburg Criterium race brings in thousands to city

April 26th 2024

Known as the fastest night in Spartanburg, hundreds of cyclists race and bring in thousands of spectators and presented y Spartanburg Regionalv Healthcare System. It’s a tailgate you can feel good about because all proceeds from this event benefitted PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well. It’s a Spartanburg non-profit, whose mission is to transform Spartanburg County into a vibrant, healthy, connected community.(By: Christine Scarpelli, WSPA)

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850 cyclists to compete in The Crit in downtown Spartanburg. Meet one of the athletes

April 25th 2024

Friday night, he will be racing in The Crit, a closed-circuit multi-lap race in downtown Spartanburg. The race is described as "the fastest night in the Upstate" by organizers. All proceeds benefit PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well. (By: Joanna Johnson, Spartanburg Herald-Journal)

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Trails Bill (H.3121) heads to the Governor's desk!

April 4th 2024

Bill 3121 is a crucial legislative initiative aimed at promoting trail development and fostering healthier communities.

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