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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

1-3 p.m.--The Clark Howard Show--Call 1-877-872-5275

3-5 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

6:05 p.m.--Atlanta Braves Baseball--Philadelphia at Atlanta

After the game-6 a.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday



Michelle Shugart is our Tuesday birthday winner!

T.K. and Latoya Morgan are our Tuesday anniversary winners! Happy 2nd 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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Community Calendar

Call us, send an email to, fax at 864-429-2975, or bring your announcement by our East Main Street studios to have your event on our calendar.



Thomas A. Tucker Exhibit- Thomas A Tucker, a Spartanburg resident has filled our gallery with 30 pieces of his artwork.  Mr. Tucker is the Juror for our 2019 Art Exhibition. Thomas retired from Spartanburg School District Six as an Art Director and Instructor after 42 years in education. He has also worked in the Greenville County School system, the Greenville Museum and as an Adjunct Professor at Presbyterian College. Mr. Tucker has won numerous awards for art and photography. He has exhibited his work throughout the state of South Carolina. In 2000 Thomas was chosen as one of the photographers in the photo-exchange between Spartanburg and Winterthur, Switzerland.

Juror Watercolor Workshop

Saturday, November 2nd


$50.00 members/ $60.00 nonmembers (lunch is included)

Painting with Coffee- Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10:00!

Writers Group- Local Writers will meet Tuesday, September 10 at 6:00. This is open to everyone!

Monday Night Music- Are you looking for something new to do? Join us September 16th, @ 6:30pm for a night full of local, musical talent!

Toddler Time- All tiny artists 4 years old & younger are welcome! Parents do need to stay during the class. Be ready for some fun, messy art!

Friday, September 27th @10:30-11:30 $5 for members/$10 nonmembers

Collage Boards with Suzanne Woolf- UCAC is excited to have mixed media artist Suzanne Woolf teaching with us again! In this class students will create a board using several techniques, including stenciling, mono-printing, stamping and painting. They will use ephemera to create a story collage.  Supplies will be provided for you along with a mini ephemera kit to spark your creativity!

Saturday, October 19th @ 9:00am-12:00pm

$40 members/$45 nonmembers

Halloween Camp- It’s time for camp again! Students 5K-5th are welcome to join us for a day of Halloween fun! We will create Spider Soap, Monster Door Hangers, 3D paintings, have special snacks and more!

Saturday, October 5th @10:00am-2:00pm

$20 members/$25 nonmembers



Union County Arts Council cordially invites you to attend you

2019 Art Exhibition

Held at USC-Union Main Campus

September 26, 2019


Awards will begin at 6:00 in the auditorium

Reception will follow awards

Special Pop-Up Exhibit Coming to Rose Hill Plantation


The difficult yet inspiring story of the African-American struggle for equality will be told through a special pop-up exhibit in the historic brick kitchen at Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site this fall. Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow opens on August 31 and will be on display at Rose Hill until November 28, 2019.

The exhibit explores the first 50 years after emancipation, highlighting the central role that African Americans played in advocating for their rights. It also examines the depth and breadth of white opposition to black advancement.

Admission to the exhibit is FREE and open to the public daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Lesson plans are available for educational groups and can be requested by contacting park staff at or 864-427-5966.

Developed by the New-York Historical Society with lead support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the full exhibit opened in New York on the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment’s ratification. Pop-up versions were made available to other organizations and institutions.

The pop-up exhibit at Rose Hill is sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, a not-for-profit organization; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.


Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site is the antebellum home of South Carolina’s “secession governor,” William H. Gist. Visitors to the 44-acre park can learn about the lifestyle of a wealthy Upstate plantation family, Gist’s contributions to politics, and the importance of cotton in the South. Visitors also get an inside look at the role of enslaved African-Americans and tenant farmers in South Carolina’s history.

Normal hours of operation: Park grounds are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. year round. The mansion home is only accessible by guided tour. Tours are held Apr. – Oct., daily at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Winter tours, from Nov. – Feb. are scheduled Thurs. – Mon. at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. The grounds at Rose Hill Plantation may be rented for weddings and other events. We are located at 2677 Sardis Rd., 8 miles south of Union, SC.

The South Carolina State Park Service is a division of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, a state agency that serves as the leading marketing organization for South Carolina tourism. SCPRT also operates 47 state parks and administers federal and state grants for recreational development.


Gospel singing at

Tate Memorial Baptist Church
905 East Main St.
Pacolet SC

Saturday September 21, 2019 at 6pm

The Childers and The Riverside Boys

Buffalo United Methodist Church would be delighted to have you join us for Homecoming September 22, 2019. Guest minister will be Rev. Kevin Dalton. Lunch will follow, please bring a well filled basket and join us. BUMC is currently being served by Rev. Miriam Mick.

Sunday, September 22, at 2 p.m., Maple Ridge Baptist Church will have their annual ushers program with Rev. Tillson of the Bethel Baptist Church.

The Union County Democratic Party will meet Monday, September 23rd, 6:00 pm, City of Union, 101 Sharpe Avenue, Union, SC.
The meeting is open to the public.

Ann Stevens-Brown, Chair


Festival brings Nashville performance from Union native:

Robert Arthur headlines Sept. 27-28 weekend of music

UNION, SOUTH CAROLINA —- It’s a long way from Union to Nashville - 377 miles to be exact -  but Union native Robert Arthur will bring a bit of the country music capital to the Environmental Arts & Music Festival when he performs the evening of Sept. 28.

Arthur, a 1980 graduate of Union High School and former member of Brad Paisley’s band, has just released a star-studded solo album,Caught by Surprise.” Guests on the album include his former boss Brad Paisley, Eric Johnson, Phil Keaggy and Jack Pearson.

But his roots are in Union. Arthur is the son of the late James and Jane Arthur and his brother, Gibby Arthur, as well as several extended family members, still lives in Union. His two siblings are the late Jimmy Arthur, and Amy Arthur Kosanovic, of Murfreesboro, TN.

Arthur graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1984 with a BA in music. He came back to Union and performed in churches and community events and taught guitar to many. “I loved Union and I still do, but I knew I had come as far as I could there,” he said in a recent interview. “I thought about moving to New York or Los Angelos, but those aren’t my kind of towns, so I moved to Nashville in 1992 to pursue a career in music.”

A guitarist and songwriter, Arthur has earned success with more than 100 songs recorded in multiple genres. Artists Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Trace Adkins, Mark Chestnutt and others have recorded his songs and he’s received a Grammy nomination.

“As a touring guitarist I’ve traveled extensively, playing with many artists including Brad Paisley, Jeff Bates and the Henningsen’s,” he said. “In the studio I have played on hundreds of sessions for various artists and songwriters as well. I’ve been very blessed.”

But most recently, his guitar instrumental EP, “Caught by Surprise,” is gaining attention. “It’s a multi-genre record featuring four of my guitar heroes and friends - Brad Paisley, Eric Johnson, Phil Keaggy, and Jack Pearson,” he said.

“I can’t wait to get back to Union,” he said. “I’ve wanted to do a hometown concert for a while and I’m excited to be there. I’ll do a combination of songs and storytelling, and look forward to seeing lots of old friends.”

Quest, one of Union’s best known bands, will open for Arthur beginning at 7 pm. Arthur will take the stage around 8 pm, and will jam with Quest to close the performance around 9 or 9:30 pm. Quest is a five-member band playing top 40 hits from all genres and several eras. They’ve been playing together for 20 years and are known for fun, upbeat and entertaining shows. All five sing and harmonize, and they play all over the upstate. Quest includes: Lauren Fowler, Ronnie Ivey, Donnie Ivey, Scotty Silvers and Phil Gough.

Union’s Jordan Lawson will also bring music to the festival with his acoustic guitar during lunch on Sept. 28, from noon - 2 pm.

Music is a big part of Friday’s Festival schedule as well. Popular bluegrass band Tri County Express will play from 5 - 7 pm on Sept. 27, followed by local rock band Dazed Renegade.

Tri County Express is local/regional and they love bluegrass. The band includes Jimmy Swearingen, from Blair, SC, guitar/lead vocals; Zem Lemhouse, from Rock Hill, fiddle/lead vocals; Steve Henson, from Chester, mandolin/lead and tenor vocals; Tony Helms, from Chester, upright bass, Bob Love, from Union, lead guitar/tenor and baritone vocals and Phillip Arnold, from Union, banjo/lead vocals and baritone.

“Jimmy is a ‘die hard’ bluegrass musician,” Arnold said. “I think he knows every bluegrass song ever played. His excitement and smiles on stage will give it away.  He’s been an active stage performer since 1998 playing with several bluegrass bands.”

And Lemhouse began playing the violin at 7 years old and trained classically at Winthrop University.  Over the last nine years he has been studying traditional, old time Scottish, Irish and Celtic fiddle music.

Henson is a master artisan and luthier. He built the mandolin he plays and builds for other clients as well.  As a high tenor, he hits those top notes that really bring in true bluegrass harmony.  Helms is a bluegrass bass legend in upstate SC.  He has performed with many bluegrass bands in our area, and has a natural talent for rhythm, beat and tone as well as musical arranging.

Love is a talented musician who can play several instruments and sing any part.  He’s played is several bluegrass bands and is an energetic entertainer. Arnold is a self-taught banjo player with a great ear for arranging as well.  His music includes the influences of Ernest Scruggs, but even more, his years “in the woodshed coming up with what sounded good” to him. 

Dazed Renegade, a popular Union band with more than 30 years of combined experience, will follow Tri County Express. The band formed in 2014 and performs a great blend of 90’s alternative and southern rock.

Think Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins and Alice in Chains, all inspirations for the band.

“We are a culmination of musicians from several different cover and original bands in which each had a different musical style,” said band member Tucker Mabry.  “This brought forth our unique/original sound. Our goal is to put a footprint on the Upstate and beyond with our brand of rock and roll.”

Dazed Renegade is: Tucker Mabry, vocals/,guitar, Jesse Gregory, lead guitar, Carl Alexander, bass, and Allen Mitchell, drums.

Music performances will take place on the Walmart Music Stage in Patrons Park off Main Street. All performances are free and open to the community. Please bring blankets and/or chairs for seating and join us both nights for a great variety of performances.

Calling vendors

Confirm your space now for

September’s Environmental Art & Music Festival


UNION, SC - Local and regional vendors won’t want to miss being part of the inaugural Environmental Art & Music Festival Sept. 27-28 in downtown Union.

The Festival focuses on celebrating and sustaining natural resources in Union County through conservation, preservation and awareness of all-things outdoors. “We’re bringing art, music, food, education and fun together,” said Coie Switzer, Festival coordinator and director of the Piedmont Physic Garden (PPG). “Excitement is building now with local and regional vendors confirming their space. We want the Vendor Village to be really diverse and fun for everyone.”

Sustainable art, sculpture and other activities will be sprinkled throughout downtown Union with the Vendor Village in the gazebo greenspace owned by USC-U. The vendor village will include artists, craftsmen and others who create products from natural resources. Vendors who rely heavily on natural products to create art and other products, and/or those who offer outdoor activities, products and services are encouraged to participate.

Food and beverage vendors of all types are needed as well.

The Festival will run Sept. 27 from 10 am - 7 pm, and Sept. 28 from 10 am - approximately 9 pm after the concert. Vendor set up is the evening of Sept. 26 or early the morning of Sept. 27 and space will be approved and confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vendor applications are available online at, or contact Linda Wilburn Weber at for more information and an application. For more information, please call PPG at 864-427-2556.

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Thursday Nite Delight

From The Inn at Merridun    427-7052

Note:  Prices include 6% sales tax and a 1% Union County Hospitality tax.

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Thursday Nite Delight

From The Inn at Merridun    427-7052

Here’s How it Works:


1.  We plan the menus and send them to you.

2.  You call to place your order by Noon on the Tuesday before you want "Merridun to Go".

3.  We cook the food and box it to go for you.  The meal will include: Main Entree, Appropriate Starch(es) & Vegetable(s), Bread and a Dessert from the kitchens of Merridun!  We will also provide warming instructions.

4.  You pick it up the meal(s) at The Inn at Merridun on the date wanted, between the hours of 5-6:30 PM.

5.  Orders not picked up as ordered will be billed.

Payment is by check or cash.

Prices vary per menu;

Sales & Hospitality taxes are included.

The Inn at Merridun

Union, SC 29379


How this service might work for you!


  • Feed the kids early and set the table for a late romantic dinner for just 2.
  • Invite friends in for an evening of Scrabble, Monopoly or cards or movie -- Dutch Treat.
  • Invite friends/family for dinner - your treat -  very few dishes to wash.
  • After work or volunteer meetings - pick up meals and no one has to cook or do dishes.
  • Give a gift certificate to new parents, new neighbors, new bride/groom, as a Get Well gift, for Mother's Day, etc.
  • An opportunity to try new foods and also enjoy old favorites.

Thursday Nite Delight

From The Inn at Merridun    427-7052

Note:  Prices include SC sales tax and  Union County & City of Union Hospitality taxes.







September 2019 Menus



12 Sept – Baked Steak & Gravy

   - $13.25    It’s the Ultimate Comfort Food -  the lick-your-plate kind of good for some of our regulars! I’d like to believe that Fall is on its way….



19 Sept – Buena Vista Chicken - $13.00  This favorite has caramelized mushrooms, onions, bacon, provolone cheese and is ”sweetened” with a little Marsala Wine sauce.




September 2019 Extras


12 Sept -  Blueberry Sour Cream Pie

Just like it says – blueberries and sour cream (& a few extras) baked in a pie crust with an almond streusel topping. Yes, the one Everett had on his Facebook page…

Serves 6-8        $12.50


19 Sept – Creamy Onion Soup

Now a take-out favorite; this soup is similar to a soup I first had in Japan in 1975.  It’s yummy!  Onions, Chicken broth, milk, cheese….

Quart  $ 8.00       Pint $ 4.25             






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