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Fighting the Ebola virus

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Not that long ago, Ebola seemed a world away.Ebola — the sound of the word spoken hints at something foreign and terrifying — was not considered by the average American to be an American problem. Ebola happened somewhere over there. To them.In March of this year, an outbreak of the potentially deadly virus struck West Africa. As it has spread from country to country, hitting hardest Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, Ebola has sickened more than 9,000 people, according to a recent count by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.More than 4,500 of those infected have died.


City awards bid for $78,900

UNION — The City of Union will make $78,900 worth of improvements to the portion of the municipal water system serving customers along three city streets.Union City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award the bid for the project to Smith Backhoe & Construction. At $78,900 Smith’s bid was the lowest of the bids submitted by the three companies that bid on the project.The other companies and the bids they submitted were Construction Resource Group ($90,115.2...

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Carnegie offering Mango Languages

UNION — An online language learning program is now available to patron of the Union County Carnegie Library through its website.In a statement released earlier this week, Library Director Ben Loftis announced this week that Carnegie patrons “now have access to the Mango Languages online language-learning system. This service is provided by the South Carolina State Library, who purchased a state-wide subscription to Mango Languages.”

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Food ministry struggling financially

JONESVILLE — As it begins the sixth year of its food ministry to the needy The Potters Storehouse is itself in need of help from the public as it tries to get its truck fixed and keep the power on.Pastor Don Moore announced earlier this month that the church’s food ministry began its sixth year on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The church began the sixth year of its food ministry appropriately enough with a distribution event, providing, as it has at past events, needy families in ...

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On time and timeless

Friday, Oct. 24-Saturday, Oct. 258 a.m.-Until: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds a bazaar to benefit the children and senior citizens of the church. Biscuits will be sold for breakfast and hot dogs for lunch. A bake sale will also be held.Saturday, Oct. 259 a.m.-noon: Lifechanging Ministries, 501 Hart St., Union, holds a free giveaway of men’s, women’s, and children’...

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STEM/Family Writing Night at MES

Thursday, Oct. 23-Friday, Oct. 24• UCAC’s 2014 Juried Art Show will be on display at the USC-Union Main Building. The 80 works come from across the Southeast and as far away as Michigan. The show will be available for viewing during regular USC-Union hours. For more information call UCAC at 864-429-2817 or email ucac@bellsouth.net.Thursday, Oct. 23-Friday, Oct. 31

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Lockhart School Honor Roll

Principal’s Honor Roll3rd: Savannah Baldwin, Logan Campbell, Justin Childers, Zoie Cromer, Ansli Eubanks, Karlee Greene, Caiden Jennings, Rheagan Johnson, LaTroy Kershaw, Caylee Lawson, Ryan Seeman, Serenity Sigmon, Raina Smith, Aubrie Therrell, Wesley Wilkins4th: Tyler Crocker, Brianna Cummings, Peyton Grady, Allie Owens, Delani Rash, Landon Walker6th: Trenton Crocker, Cierra Goldman7th: Katie Blackmon, Abby Brannon, Brina Ch...

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Crime Report

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:— Danny Clint Vinson, 42, of 117 Red Road, Lockhart, was charged with third-degree arson around 11:10 a.m. Oct. 21. According to the incident report, officers responded to a structure fire at Vinson’s residence on Oct. 6, and it was determined that the building had no power source on the side that was burned. The report states that as an investigation continued, a K-9 alerted on two ...

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Betenbaugh is All Conference Athlete

UNION — Bailey Betenbaugh was named All-Conference Athlete for the Peachtree Volleyball Conference on Saturday at the Peachtree Volleyball Conference Championship tournament played at Dorman High School. She is an 8th grader at Sims Middle School.

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Whitmire Winter Sports

WHITMIRE — These are the 2014-15 varsity and middle school basketball and varsity wrestling schedules for the Whitmire Wolverines.Whitmire Wolverines 2014-15 Varsity Basketball ScheduleDec. 1 — Richard Winn Academy — Away — 6 p.m.Dec. 3 — Newberry Academy — Home — 6 p.m.Dec. 5 — Brashier Middle College — Away — 6 p.m.Dec. 8 — Richard Winn Academy — Ho...

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UCHS Cross Country runners’ times

UNION COUNTY — The UCHS Cross Country team ran at the region meet at South Pointe High School on Tuesday. Runners’ times are as follows:BoysMatthew Caldwell — 19:52Ricky Belue — 20:04Noah McCutcheon — 20:08Tyrin Briggs — 21:03Jordan Lawson — 22:42Clint Smallwood — 22:52Jakob Lawson — 23:30Grayson Fallaw — 23:41...

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Bank robbery suspects in custody

Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union.Steven Grant Simpson, 27, of Ingram Drive, and Zeb Maggard, 30, of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, have been charged with arrmed robbery after a prolonged manhunt Tuesday evening.King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff’s deputies as well as NC Wildli...

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District gets a ‘C’ on federal report card

UNION COUNTY — The Union County School District has received its 2014 federal report card, which reflects substantial improvement by Union County High School.The South Carolina Department of Education released the 2014 ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act)/Federal Accountability System report cards for all districts on Monday.The report card had the district at an overall grade of “C” 76.2 — just above last year’s 75.4 grade....

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Carnegie Library receives $70,000 grant

UNION — The effort to renovate, restore, and complete the Union County Carnegie Library received a tremendous boost this week when the Timken Family Foundation of Caton, Ohio awarded the library a $70,000 grant.In a press release announcing the award, Library Director Ben Loftis thanked the foundation for its continued support of the library.

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MES receives 400 books

COLUMBIA — Some students at Monarch Elementary School received some extra encouragement to continue reading after their school was selected to receive 400 books by Reading Ambassador and First Gentleman of South Carolina Michael Haley.In a statement released Tuesday morning, it was announced that Haley had selected MES to receive the books from Scholastic to promote reading after Scholastic’s 2014 Summer Reading Challenge. At Haley’s direction two representatives ...

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Agricultural Fair Dairy Show results

UNION COUNTY — These are the 2014 Union County Agricultural Fair Dairy Show results.Senior Showmanship — 1. Brianna Rann 2. Taylor AdkinsJunior Showmanship — 1. Mary Rodgers 2. Emily C. Rodgers 3. Ruthie Adkins 4. Blakelee Wisher 5. Joshua Rann 6. Matthew RannHolstein Winter Heifer Calf — born Dec. 1, 2012 through Feb. 28,2013 — 1. Madelyn Bolin 2. Wyatt Nance 3. Logan Bolin 4. Drew ClintonHolstein Fall...

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‘That no man take thy crown’

Wednesday, Oct. 226:30 p.m.: Buffalo Baptist Church holds revival. The speaker will be Rev. Bob McCurry.7 p.m.: Mt. Lebanon Baptist in Buffalo holds Revival.7 p.m.: Putman Baptist Church, 3692 Buffalo-West Springs Highway (SC 215), Buffalo. Guest evangelist will be Rev. Jeremiah Henderson. There will be special music each night.Friday, Oct. 24-Saturday, Oct....

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Family Night at Foster Park Elementary

Wednesday, Oct. 22-Friday, Oct. 24• UCAC’s 2014 Juried Art Show will be on display at the USC-Union Main Building. The 80 works come from across the Southeast and as far away as Michigan. The show will be available for viewing during regular USC-Union hours. For more information call UCAC at 864-429-2817 or email ucac@bellsouth.net.Wednesday, Oct. 22-Friday, Oct. 31

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