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Call 441-0066


Union County's Radio Station

Schedule for today:

6-9 a.m.--Union County's Morning Show with Daniel Prince

9-10 a.m.—Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Hour

10-10:45 a.m.—Union County's Morning Show with Daniel Prince

10:45-11 a.m.--Swap N Shop

11-noon—The Gospel Show with Daniel Prince

Noon-1 p.m.--Noon Report with Mike Stevens

1-5 p.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday

5-5:30 p.m.--Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Top 5 at 5

5:30-6 p.m.--5:30 News Report

6-8 p.m.--Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut

8 p.m.-6 a.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

TO YOU!!!

Gene Revis is our Friday birthday winner!

Josh and Miranda Mullinax are our Tuesday anniversary winners! Happy 4th anniversary!

Our anniversary prize is back! Call in your anniversary to 427-2411 and be entered to win dinner for two at Buffalo Seafood House. They will give you two chicken strip plates with drinks!

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

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WBCU is proud to announce we are now streaming 24/7 online and on our Android and iOS apps. Click the "listen live" link above for our online player or click on the other links for the Google or Apple apps. Thanks for letting us serve you, Union County!

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

ATTENTION 2020 SENIORS:

The Main Street merchants would Like to invite you to join your classmates in a stroll down Main Street. The theme for this event will be “Celebrate Seniors”. We will begin at the Veterans monument at the corner of North Mountain and Main Street. We ask that you walk 2 by 2 and keep two sidewalk blocks between the next two graduates due to the governor's social distancing order. The walk will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22, and you are welcome to wear cap and gown or whatever you choose. Since some family members will not be able join you for graduation, we felt like this would be something special for them and we can support you in this way. We encourage your friends and family to come and support you as you travel down one side of the street and they remain on the other. The walk will continue down Main Street to the Union County Courthouse. We also encourage balloons, signs, banners and any other recognition they would like. We want you to know we care as Downtown Union merchants and we support you during this time. We know you worked hard for all of your accomplishments and therefore we are doing a “Celebrate Senior” discount of 10% at each participating merchant. We are so proud of you all and congratulations to you all. We look forward to seeing you walk. Congratulations!


Governor Henry McMaster announced phase 2 of the acceleration plan for restaurants to allow indoor dining for up to 50% capacity. Social distancing will be required. Phase 2 goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Information and recommendations for restaurants in phase 2 can be found at this link:

 https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.scrla.org/resource/resmgr/coronavirus/SC_restaurant_reopening_guid.pdf


The Union County Courthouse will be reopening to the public on Monday, May 11th, from 9-5. They will be requiring those coming in to continue to practice social distancing measures. The Clerk of Court’s office and Family Court office will be open by appointment only, due to limited space to be able to maintain social distancing. For an appointment, call the Clerk of Court’s office at 429-1630 or the Family Court office at 429-1632.


UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 2020

Date: 

  • May 30, 2020 - (Inclement weather make-up date – June 6, 2020)

Time: 

  • 9:00 a.m.

Location: 

  • Union County Stadium

Arrival Time: 

  • Graduates need to arrive and be seated by 8:00 a.m. There will be no practice. Brief instructions will be given to the graduates prior to the ceremony.

Parking: 

  • Graduates need to enter and park at the Fairgrounds and enter the stadium through the gates on that side. Guests should park in the main stadium parking lot or across the street and enter through the main gate into the stadium. Only students and school personnel will be allowed in the Fairgrounds area.

Tickets: 

  • Tickets will be issued at UCHS on May 27th (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.).
  • Each graduate will be issued 2 tickets. 1 ticket per guest, that includes children and babies. Stadium seating will be first come first served. All seating will follow social distancing guidelines. Gates will open at 8 a.m.
  • Top 10 parents will have designated seating.
  • All fees must be paid in order to receive tickets and to participate in the graduation ceremony. The last day to pay fees will be May 28th (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.).

Guests:

  • Guests will not be allowed to congregate once inside the stadium. Guests must be seated immediately.
  • Guests will not be allowed to mingle with the graduates at any time before, during or after the ceremony.
  • No re-entry. Guests will not be allowed back in if they leave the stadium. No exceptions.
  • No flowers, balloons, teddy bears or other gifts will be allowed.
  • No umbrellas will be allowed.
  • Gates will close once the ceremony begins. No one will be admitted after this time. No exceptions.
  • Officers will be on hand to remove anyone who disrupts the ceremony.

The ceremony will be streamed live from the UCHS Facebook page and shared to the WBCU page. The ceremony will be broadcast live on WBCU.


May 28--There are now 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Union County, with the most recent case added to the total on May 28. Union County's infection rate is 128.13 per 100,000 population. That is the fifth-highest infection rate in the Upstate (behind Greenville, Spartanburg, Greenwood, and Abbeville) and 13th-lowest in the state.

Spartanburg has 534 cases, 19 deaths, and an infection rate of 165.43 per 100,000 population.

Laurens County has 63 cases, 3 deaths, and an infection rate of 88.9 per 100,000 population.

Newberry has 51 cases, 1 death, and an infection rate of 127.47 per 100,000 population.

Cherokee County has 32 cases, 2 deaths, and an infection rate of 55.85 per 100,000 population.

Chester County has 59 cases, with an infection rate of 182.97 per 100,000 population.

Fairfield County has 163 cases, 14 deaths, and an infection rate of 729.41 per 100,000 population.

York County has 371 cases, 7 deaths, and an infection rate of 129.2 per 100,000 population.

Greenville County has 1382 cases, 56 deaths, and an infection rate of 260.53 per 100,000 population.

Richland County has the most cases in the state, having reported 1432 cases, 66 deaths, and an infection rate of 337.94 per 100,000 population.

Lee County has the highest infection rate in the state, with 209 cases, 15 deaths, and an infection rate of 1240 per 100,000 population.

Overall in the state, 10,788 cases have been reported, with 470 deaths.

DHEC uses a base population rate of 100,000 to compare counties' infection rates. This puts counties of all sizes on equal footing, as smaller counties have their actual infections multiplied to hit the base 100,000 population, while larger counties have their cases divided in the same way. This way, it is easy to compare how the virus is spreading. A larger county may have more actual cases but a lower infection rate than a smaller county with a smaller total of actual cases.


--Access County Council meetings via Facebook on the Frank Hart, Union County Supervisor page--https://www.facebook.com/Frank-Hart-Union-County-Supervisor-102709317999387/

Instructions for sewing cloth masks

Below are instructions on how to make a homemade face mask with elastic:

Materials needed (with elastic)

  • Tight-weave cotton fabric (i.e. quilting cotton)

  • Fabric must be newly purchased within approximately the past year and never used.

  • Wash and dry fabric without fragrance or dyes prior to sewing.

  • Rope elastic, beading cord elastic will work. You may also use 1/8 inch flat elastic if 1/4 inch is unavailable. Some have used wider flat elastic and cut it in half with some success.

One adult mask requires two (2) 9 inch x 6 inch pieces tight-weave cotton and two 7 inch pieces of 1/4 inch elastic. Therefore, one yard of 44 inch wide fabric yields 12-15 masks. You need 7.5 yards of elastic for 25 masks (14 inches per mask).

You can make two sizes: adult or child. Adult-sized masks will be the greatest need.

Put right sides of cotton fabric together. Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally.

Cut 9 x 6 (adult) or 7.5 x 5 (child)

Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with the edge out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.

Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back.

Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again, put an elastic with the edge out.

Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.

Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5 inch to 2 inch open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.

Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction

Sew around the edge of the mask twice.

How do I donate?

To donate masks to Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, please email communitycares@srhs.com.

You can also drop off masks at Crescent Hospice, 839 Main Street, Suite D, in Buffalo--they need masks for their caregivers, and the facilities they serve have requested masks, as well.


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Union County High School Baseball/Softball

Spring sports have been cancelled for the year

South Carolina Gamecocks sports

All athletic activities and spring sports cancelled for the remainder of the academic year

Clemson Tigers Sports

All athletic activities and spring sports cancelled for the remainder of the academic year

Atlanta Braves baseball

Regular season delayed until at least July

USC Union Baseball/Softball on-air schedule

All spring sports cancelled for the remainder of the academic year

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