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Spartanburg  WWII vet remembers his encounter with the Pope
World War II veteran J.D. Edwards was one of the first soldiers to meet with Pope Pius XII after the Germans abandoned Rome. Greg Beckner / Staff

Spartanburg WWII vet remembers his encounter with the Pope

Two Spartanburg artillerymen wandered into the Vatican in 1944 and became the first allied troops to meet Pope Pius XII after Rome fell

MAY 31, 2012 11:08 a.m. Comments (3)

Two World War II artillerymen from Spartanburg were the first allied troops to meet with Pope Pius XII after German and Italian troops abandoned the city in face of Gen. Mark Clark’s powerful assault on June 4, 1944.

The encounter came quite by accident 68 years ago, when retired Spartanburg businessman J.D. Edwards and his driver, Gus Cantrell, were scouting for a place to site their massive 240-millimeter howitzers.  Continue reading...

Cycle crash claims park director
Brian Wofford was a star on the football field at Spartanburg High School and at Clemson University, where he snagged 179 catches for 2,273 yards and 10 touchdowns in 1999.

Cycle crash claims park director

Brian Wofford, former football star and public servant, dead at age 34

MAY 25, 2012 9:35 a.m. Comments (5)

Spartanburg is still trying to deal with the tragic death of city parks system director Brian Wofford in a motorcycle accident last week.

Wofford was a star on the football field at Spartanburg High School and at Clemson University, where he snagged 179 catches for 2,273 yards and 10 touchdowns in 1999.  Continue reading...

Opening new fronts in the ‘War on Cancer’
A rendering of the new Gibbs Cancer Center Pelham under construction off of Highway 14. The 10,000 square foot $7 million facility is expected to open in the spring of 2013.

Opening new fronts in the ‘War on Cancer’

Spartanburg Regional’s Gibbs Cancer Center to build new center in Greer; other health systems also expanding treatment options

MAY 25, 2012 9:24 a.m. Comments (0)

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System recently broke ground on a 10,000-square-foot cancer center – not in Spartanburg, but at the Village Hospital campus on Highway 14 in Greer.

The Gibbs Cancer Center opened in 1999 in Spartanburg and became affiliated with the M.D. Anderson Physicians Network in 2006. David Church, vice president for oncology and support services, said the center is expanding to the Greer area so patients will not have to travel as far for treatment. The expansion is part of the center’s master plan “to improve cancer treatment in that area,” he said. “Eighty to 85 percent of cancer care is given at a local center.”  Continue reading...


Peeler wins proviso to aid crash victims

MAY 18, 2012 8:59 a.m. Comments (0)

Vulnerable adult abuse often goes undetected

MAY 18, 2012 8:57 a.m. Comments (0)

No ordinary backyard BBQ

MAY 11, 2012 8:55 a.m. Comments (0)

Church 2.0

APRIL 26, 2012 12:33 p.m. Comments (0)

False savings in animal control

APRIL 19, 2012 11:24 a.m. Comments (0)

USC Upstate makes another try for a Greenville campus

MARCH 29, 2012 11:27 a.m. Comments (0)

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MARCH 1, 2012 11:53 a.m. Comments (0)

The long, from the short of it

JANUARY 27, 2012 9:59 a.m. Comments (0)

The happy world of giving

JANUARY 20, 2012 9:27 a.m. Comments (0)

Science Center 2.0

JANUARY 12, 2012 12:22 p.m. Comments (0)

Pocket park planned

JANUARY 12, 2012 12:15 p.m. Comments (0)

PACE closing: "Poor policy decision"

JANUARY 5, 2012 2:35 p.m. Comments (0)

Scouts find ways to create for SPACE

JANUARY 5, 2012 2:24 p.m. Comments (0)

Artists. Here, everywhere

DECEMBER 21, 2011 2:33 p.m. Comments (0)

Lifesavers on the sidelines

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