$10 million, year-round Franklin School opens next month

Spartanburg City Manager Chris Story said Wednesday night there’s no other child development center that’s quite like the Franklin School.Story said the partnerships that led to its creation, and the blend of students it will serve, make the northside community’s new...

Redevelopment projects accelerate in Spartanburg’s Northside

After years of planning, a spate of community-development projects is coming to life this fall in Spartanburg’s Northside neighborhood.Positioned along a half-mile stretch of Howard Street, the projects carry a combined price tag of $56 million and aim to ensure that...

Sneak Peek: Inside the Northside’s new Franklin School

Laura Reynolds scrawled a simple message for students on the floor of the brand new Franklin School this week: “Don’t try to blend in, you were born to stand out.”“I think that’s an important message for anybody to hear,” said Reynolds, the dean of the University of...

Northside’s new Franklin School director begins next month

The new director of the Franklin School has a number of challenges facing her ahead of the early learning school’s opening in January.There’s staffing to consider, training to complete and kinks to work out after Shawna Bynum officially begins her post as the school’s...

Ground Broken on The Franklin School in Spartanburg

Thursday morning marked the official start of construction on The Franklin School, a $10 million early childhood learning center in the city of Spartanburg’s Northside neighborhood.Northside residents, school leaders, elected officials and children from the Cleveland...