UNION COUNTY — Less than 24 hours after same-sex marriage became legal in South Carolina a lesbian couple has become the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in Union County. On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request by S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson that the court temporarily block a lower court's ruling overt
UNION COUNTY — A lesbian couple is the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in Union County since the overturning of South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. The couple applied for a marriage license at the Union County Probate Judge's Office Friday morning. The license will be issued by the Probate Judge's office on Monda
UNION COUNTY — Music, food, Santa Claus, seasonal weather, and the opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping drew a large crowd to Christmas Open House on Main Street in downtown Union Thursday evening. Christmas Open House is an annual tradition sponsored by the Union County Chamber of Commerce, the downtown merchants, and the City of
UNION — Registering to vote and signing up for the Selective Service may not be how most teenagers would celebrate turning 18 and legally becoming an adult, but that's just how one Union teen celebrated his birthday earlier this month. The Selective Service System is an independent agency of the US government that maintains information on Am
CARLISLE — A community is a family and on Wednesday some needy members of the Carlisle community got some help from their family. The Town of Carlisle held a food distribution event at the Carlise Town Hall from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday distributing food, household items, and personal hygiene items to the needy families of the community.
UNION COUNTY — Just days before the 200th anniversary of its construction will be celebrated the Cross Keys Plantation got a $25,000 gift from the county. During its November meeting on Tuesday, Union County Council voted unanimously to allocate $25,000 to the Union County Historical Society. Supervisor Tommy Sinclair said council allocated
UNION COUNTY — Veterans Day 2014 has come and gone but Union County continues to honor its veterans, especially those wounded or killed in combat. During its November meeting Tuesday evening, Union County Council voted unanimously to proclaim Union County a “Purple Heart County.” Supervisor Tommy Sinclair said that the proclamat
JONESVILLE — An area church whose food ministry is struggling to continue to serve the needy of Union County is asking the public to continue its ministry this Thanksgiving. The food ministry of The Potters Storehouse began its sixth year on Oct. 8 with a food distribution event providing, as it has at previous events, needy families in Unio
UNION — An annual tradition continues Thursday evening when the stores and other businesses of Main Street in downtown Union open their doors for Christmas Open House. The event, which will be held from 6-9 p.m., is sponsored by the Union County Chamber of Commerce, downtown merchants and businesses, and the City of Union. Also helping spon
MONARCH — Christmas came a little early for the students at Monarch Elementary School who were visited Tuesday by the world's most famous and beloved Jolly Old Elf. Beginning with the school's 4K class, students were brought to the school's library where much to their surprise they found Santa Claus waiting to read to them and answer their q
UNION — A lunchtime hot dog sale at a local nursing home raised more than $1,000 for a volunteer organization that delivers meals to elderly and other needy persons in Union and Buffalo. Heartland Residential Care Center and Nursing Home (formerly Oakmont) hosted the hot dog sale Friday afternoon to raise funds for Meals on Wheels. The fund
UNION — Approximately $300,000 in corporate and private donations will be returned to their donors by the Board of Directors of the Union Events Center. On Friday, the board voted to proceed with returning all funds raised to the donors, and wrapping up any other administrative issues as quickly as possible, before disbanding no later than t
UNION — Hibbett Sports is the latest business to relocate to Audrey Plaza. The store, which had previously been located at 441 N. Duncan Bypass, opened for business at its new location Thursday morning. Hibbett Store District Sales Manager Steven Wright said the store was relocated in order to be closer to large “anchor” stores
UNION COUNTY — A Union County High School student who has played baseball since he could pick up a baseball bat will be playing the sport he loves at Limestone College beginning in 2015. Dustin West signed to play baseball for Limestone College Friday morning during a ceremony in the UCHS Library. West, 17, is a member of the UCHS Yellow Ja
CARLISLE — Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas is not far behind and the Town of Carlisle is getting into the holiday spirit with a series of special events. Food Distribution It all starts Wednesday, Nov. 19 when the town teams up with Carolina Community Action for a distribution event that will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
UNION COUNTY — A local hospice is urging the public to learn about hospice services before they or a member of their family needs them. In a ceremony Friday morning, Union County Supervisor Tommy Sinclair signed a proclamation proclaiming November National Hospice Palliative Care Month in Union County. Attending the ceremony were representa
UNION — The ribbon was cut and the doors of new Cato store in Audrey Plaza officially opened to waiting customers eager to begin shopping there Thursday morning. City of Union Mayor Harold Thompson joined the staff and management of the store for Thursday's ribbon-cutting ceremony formally opening the store at its new location. Thompson, who
UNION COUNTY — A local Girl Scout troop is seeking donated children's books to distribute during this year's Christmas parades. Troop Leader Tamiann Adams says that Girl Scout Troop 391 “is collecting new and gently used early reader books for boys and girls five and under. What we're planning to do is pass these books out at the Chris
UNION COUNTY — Fifty years after the Vietnam War began and 40 years after it ended the Union County veterans of that war were honored by their community on Veterans Day. The celebration of Veterans Day began as it has in previous years with a parade down Main Street. This year's parade was lead by Union County's veterans of the Vietnam War.
UNION — If you're in the mood for something a little bit different for lunch this Friday then stop in at a local nursing home and buy a hot dog for a good cause. Heartland Residential Care Center and Nursing Home (formerly Oakmont) is hosting a hot dog sale this Friday at noon. The goal of the event, which is sponsored by Heartland Assisted