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Celebrate Spartanburg BCycle's 10th anniversary, show off your artistic talents

April 13th 2021

To celebrate BCycle's 10th anniversary, PAL is sponsoring a Creative Basket Project.

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Spartanburg coffee roaster to bring entertainment, dining to space along Mary Black Rail Trail

April 1st 2021

Fretwell Partners plans to open up an outdoor gathering space along the popular trail that’ll include a stage for live music in front of a a grassy lawn.

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Bill H.3120

January 26th 2021

This bill helps South Carolina keep up with the demand for public access to the outdoors, offers an inexpensive response to one of the stresses that COVID has placed on communities, improves quality of place and community health, drives economic development and even supports multi-modal transportation.

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Going the extra mile

November 9th 2020

Jonathan Miles – also known as Leatherfoot and Redbeard – is currently walking the Continental Divide Trail in New Mexico. He’s been walking for a few weeks and weather events – no matter where he is – keep him on his toes.

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City inks development agreement for 320 apartments, help with trail network in Drayton

November 5th 2020

The Spartanburg City Council unanimously approved a development agreement Monday that clears the way for construction of a new 320-unit apartment complex across from the former Drayton Mills site and helps a nonprofit flesh out its vision for a not-yet-completed trail network. 

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Extending the Mary Black Rail Trail: Eight years in the making, work could finally begin soon

September 18th 2020

Efforts to extend the popular Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail .67 miles along Kennedy Street and Converse Street to downtown’s Barnet Park began in 2012. And while the city has acquired several slivers of land throughout the planned route, and has $1.2 million in funding ready to allocate, construction has yet to begin.

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Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park opens off Mary Black Trail in Spartanburg

September 3rd 2020

PAL held a ribbon cutting at the Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park on Sept. 3, 2020. The park is located off the Mary Black Rail Trail along Old Glendale Road and behind the Flock Shop in Spartanburg. The ribbon cutting was followed by a riding demonstration. Here, Michael Kane of Ride Garden LLC, who help build the bike park, takes a ride.

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Guest Opinion: Federal BUILD grant would bolster trails, economic development

August 17th 2020

By any objective measure, Spartanburg County has been not only one of South Carolina’s, but one of the Southeast’s, biggest economic development success stories this century. Number of new manufacturing jobs, number of total new jobs, amount of total new investment, amount of international investment, amount of exports — we have ranked either at or near the top in all those and other categories for years.

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