More than 1,000 supporters of S.C. State University gathered at the State House Monday to rally against a legislative proposal to close the school for two years. Lawmakers, ministers and activists promised to keep open South Carolina’s only historically black public college, decrying what they said is a lack of
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) – After the riots across the country in response to Ferguson and New York, a “Black Lives Matter” movement began. Here in the upstate, the Spartanburg NAACP chapter is also taking to the streets.
The Spartanburg NAACP chapter has organized a rally in response to the recent deaths of African-Americans by law enforcement across the country.
More than 100 people stood with their arms raised in a moment of silence in downtown Spartanburg on Saturday, a brief period of reflection that served to make a somber statement that Black Lives Matter.
Members of South Carolina’s Legislative Black Caucus are asking South Carolina State University president Thomas Elzey to step down following a vote of no confidence within the caucus Wednesday. Saying Tuesday’s vote from an education subcommittee to shut down the school for one fiscal year has already damaged the school’s
Columbia, SC (WLTX) – A proposal to temporarily close South Carolina State University for two years passed another legislative hurdle Wednesday afternoon. A House proviso subcommittee signed off the plan, a day after the Higher Education and Technical Colleges subcommittee approved the measure. The proviso calls for all school functions
Two foundations and a local family have each made $2.5 million commitments to the Northside Initiative, the Northside Development Group (NDG) and the City of Spartanburg announced today. The total of $7.5 million represents the largest collective infusion of private capital in the years-long public-private community revitalization effort, and is
You heard about extra traffic safety checkpoints during the holiday months, but law enforcement agencies say these checks don’t stop once the holidays are over. Sgt. Paul Roper of the Spartanburg Police Department says you can expect at least one checkpoint each month. “We’re not out looking to try to