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Organizers hope to make ‘Thunder Road’ an annual event

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UNION — Union’s Main Street was reserved for motorcycle parking only Sunday for the first-ever Thunder Road Bike Show and Ride.The event was a partnership effort between Union County Chamber of Commerce, the Union County Tourism Commission, Union County Recreation Department, and the Southern Legends Motorcycle Club. The event was held as a fundraiser to benefit the local Wounded Warrior Project and The Miracle League of Union County.Motorcycles and food vendors lined Main Street throughout the day, and motorcyclists voted on awards in various bike categories. The Best of Show Award was won by Audie Epps, and winners in other categories included Chris Reeves, Doug Shaw, James Wilson, Scott Birch, Craig McMillan, and Edward McKie.


Museum attracts 130 visitors in July

UNION — Whether it’s online or in person more and more people in Union County and from around the country are enjoying visits to the Union County Museum and the Cross Keys Plantation.In her July report, Museum Director Ola Jean Kelly stated that 130 guests signed the museum’s registers. Kelly said that number included guests from both outside Union County and outside South Carolina.The South Carolinians from outside Union County who visited the museum i...

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Lack of truck hurting church’s food ministry

JONESVILLE — The lack of a truck to bring in a steady supply of food caused the number of families receiving assistance from The Potters Storehouse to decline during the second of two distribution events in August.Outside the church is a sign that asks the public to “Pray, we need a truck.”The sign was placed there because the 16-foot box truck the church used for years to bring in food from Charlotte is no longer working and must be replaced....

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The first and best emergency responder

Monday, Sept. 8-Friday, Sept. 127 p.m.: Calvary Freewill Baptist Church holds revival. The Rev. Buddy Seay will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend.Sunday, Sept. 14-Wednesday, Sept. 17

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Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Birthdays and best feel good wishes

Hello everyone, local news and events coming up after we do our birthday greetings.Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy says he can’t get used to football season openers and this South Carolina sweltering weather. Tailgating with summer clothes on, folks plunge into fall football games with enthusiasm, despite the 95 temps. Oh well, maybe Gottrocks can fit in as a water bottle fairy, making sure folks stay hydrated at tailgating parties.So now that we have a plan for hot w...

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Applying the Design Process

Thursday, Sept. 4• Circle of Angels will hold a recruitment event for Primary Care Associates (part-time, days and evenings) from 9 a.m-noon at the SCWorks office at 103 W. Main St., Union.

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Library Notes

Library HoursMonday-Friday — 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.Saturday — 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.Trustees MeetThe Union County Carnegie Library Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the library. The meeting is open to the public.Preschool Storytime Fall 2014Ages: Birth-5Tuesdays 10 a.m....

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Yellow Jackets suffer last minute defeat

UNION COUNTY — A close game in Newberry ended in a last-minute loss for Union County.The Yellow Jackets are now 1-1 after going on the road to Newberry on Friday. Coming off a win at home over Gaffney, the team’s first away game of the season was lost in the final seconds of the game.Neither team scored in the first quarter, and the first play of the second quarter — a pass from Union County QB De’Arrius Smith to WR Shi Smith — took the Yell...

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CATE Center’s new classes

UNION COUNTY — A new class at the Union County CATE (Career and Technology) Center exposes students to fire service and emergency response.Fire and Emergency Services (I and II) are new courses at the CATE Center on the campus of Union County High School. The course is taught by Chief Brian Mullinax, who formerly taught at Daniel Morgan Technology Center in Spartanburg. The two-year course includes sections about CPR, Emergency Medical Response, and various firefighting curri...

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Miracle League 2014 fall schedule

UNION COUNTY — The Miracle League of Union County will begin its fall season on Monday, Sept. 8The games are scheduled to run through Oct. 28 though dates in November are scheduled for make up games in case any of the regular ones are rained out.The Miracle League of Union County works to provide opportunities for mentally and/or physically challenged children and adults to play baseball. League games in Union County are played on the MLUC ballfield at the Timken S...

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Whitmire holds ‘Art in the Park’

WHITMIRE — Whitmire held its inaugural Art in the Park event on Aug. 23 in Heritage Park.The event was the idea of members of Whitmire’s Economic Development Board. The evening included original crafts, art work and photography by artists in styles, sizes and prices to suit all tastes and budgets, board member Maria Mcmurtury said.Community members Melissa Thomas Stevens, Charles and Tammy Drew, and Tomeika Murphy provided entertainment to the crowd in the pa...

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Whitmire’s art guild plans upcoming events

WHITMIRE — Peggy Brickles with Whitmire’s Pearl of the Piedmont Artisans Guild said the group will continue moving forward having completed the town’s Art in the Park event last weekend.The group will hold a jewelry workshop at Rebecca’s Salon on Church Street in Whitmire from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 11. The instructor for the workshop is Joe Johnson of Whitmire.The fee is $20 per person. Brickles said participants must pre-register and pay the fee...

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UCHS Cross Country has scrimmage meet

UNION COUNTY — UCHS Cross Country team had a scrimmage meet on Tuesday, which took place at South Pointe High School.The team will have its first official meet on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the “Eye Opener,” which takes place at Milliken in Spartanburg.The times from Tuesday’s scrimmage are as follows:Noah McCutcheon — 20:46Matthew Caldwell — 21:20Ricky Belue Jr. — 22:51Tyrin Briggs — ...

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‘Thunder Road’ on Main Street

UNION — Main Street in downtown Union will become “Thunder Road” this Sunday as part of a fund raising event for a veterans service organization and a group that gives physically and/or mentally challenged children and adults the opportunity to play baseball.The “Thunder Road Motorcycle Show and Ride” will take place in downtown Union on Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. In addition to the motorcycle show on Main Street, the event will include a ride through ...

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Two things that go together

Sunday, Aug. 316 p.m.: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Road, hosts a 5th Sunday Night Singing. The group “Living Waters” from Pacolet will be singing. Everyone is invited to attend.Noon: The Community Prayer Meeting will be held at the USC Union gazebo. Come and join with fellow citizens of Union County for a short time of prayer for the Church for our community, and also for our state, nation, a...

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‘Reading With The Jackets’ at BES

Thursday, Sept. 4• The Union County Arts Council will hold “Jam With Lunch” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the UCAC gallery on Main Street in Union. This acoustic jam session is open to all musicians playing any genre of music. There will also be seating available for anyone wishing to stop by to listen. For more information call UCAC at 864-429-2817 or email ucac@bellsouth.net.

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Bulldogs, Yellow Jackets trade points

NEWBERRY — Going into the half, the Newberry Bulldogs led the Union County Yellow Jackets 21-14.Coming off an exciting down-to-the-wire win against Gaffney last week, the Union County Yellow Jackets went on the road to take on the Newberry Bulldogs on Friday. The game was Newberry’s first of the season, which gave the Yellow Jackets an experience advantage with one game already under their belt, but without any game film to watch, they did not know what to expect from t...

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Right on the line

UNION — Business owners Billy Graham and Jeff Mcbrayer are optimistic about what their new restaurant — County Line Steak and Seafood Company — can bring to several communities in both Newberry and Union counties.The building, which used to be known as the Whitmire Truck Stop, is located on S.C. 121, immediately after the Newberry/Union county line — hence the name County Line restaurant, Graham said.“We wanted it to be more than just a truc...

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