Charles Warner

Position: Content Manager
E-Mail Address: cwarner@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 864-427-1234


About Charles Warner

Charles Warner is the content manager of The Union Daily Times. He covers Union City Council, Union County Council and other local governments, local politics, business and economic development, schools, and crime. Charles can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 1952, or by email at cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Latest Stories by Charles Warner

MONARCH — If you were among the visitors to Monarch Elementary School Tuesday morning you got to meet and hear from Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, Robert E. Lee and Francis Marion, Harriet Tubman and Sacagawea, Georgia O'Keefe and Walt Disney.
They were among the 50 famous men and women who lined the school's halls, each of them standi

Living Wax Museum at MES

MONARCH — If you were among the visitors to Monarch Elementary School Tuesday morning you got to meet and hear from Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, Robert E. Lee and Francis Marion, Harriet Tubman and Sacagawea, Georgia O'Keefe and Walt Disney. They were among the 50 famous men and women who lined the school's halls, each of them standi

CROSS KEYS — Just two weeks after the 200th anniversary of its completion was celebrated, the Cross Keys House will again open its doors to the public for a special occasion.
Union County Museum Director Ola Jean Kelly announced Tuesday that the “Cross Keys Christmas Open House” will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, from noon-5 p.m.
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'Cross Keys Christmas Open House' Dec. 6

CROSS KEYS — Just two weeks after the 200th anniversary of its completion was celebrated, the Cross Keys House will again open its doors to the public for a special occasion. Union County Museum Director Ola Jean Kelly announced Tuesday that the “Cross Keys Christmas Open House” will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, from noon-5 p.m. &#

UNION — Christmas Open House on Main Street in downtown Union drew a large crowd Thursday evening.
Among the attractions that drew people to the event was the free music performed on the street and in some of the businesses that kept their doors open that evening.
There was also the opportunity to get a picture taken with Santa Claus and wi

More from Christmas Open House

UNION — Christmas Open House on Main Street in downtown Union drew a large crowd Thursday evening. Among the attractions that drew people to the event was the free music performed on the street and in some of the businesses that kept their doors open that evening. There was also the opportunity to get a picture taken with Santa Claus and wi

CROSS KEYS — Visitors, some of them wearing antebellum clothing, were entertained with vignettes from the history of the Cross Keys House during the celebration of its 200th anniversary Saturday afternoon.
In 1814, two years after it began, the construction of the Cross Keys House was completed. This year, 2014, is the 200th anniversary of t

History brought to life

CROSS KEYS — Visitors, some of them wearing antebellum clothing, were entertained with vignettes from the history of the Cross Keys House during the celebration of its 200th anniversary Saturday afternoon. In 1814, two years after it began, the construction of the Cross Keys House was completed. This year, 2014, is the 200th anniversary of t

UNION — A traditional fundraiser of the Wallace Thomson Hospital volunteers proved especially successful recently, raising approximately $8,000 over the course of two days.
Every year the volunteers hold a series of fundraisers throughout the year with the funds raised used to buy needed equipment for the hospital such as a blanket warmer fo

Book sale raises $8,000

UNION — A traditional fundraiser of the Wallace Thomson Hospital volunteers proved especially successful recently, raising approximately $8,000 over the course of two days. Every year the volunteers hold a series of fundraisers throughout the year with the funds raised used to buy needed equipment for the hospital such as a blanket warmer fo

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

Same-sex couple applies for marriage license

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 — 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

Same-sex couple applies for marriage license

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 — 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

Large turnout for Christmas Open House

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

Signing up to serve your country

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.


Taking care of each other

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

$25,000 allocated for Cross Keys House

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

Union a 'Purple Heart County'

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

Church seeking Thanksgiving donations

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

Christmas Open House Thursday evening

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

Santa Claus visits MES

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

Hot dog sale raises $1,055

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

UEC Board to return funds

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

New Hibbett Sports open

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

West signs with Limestone

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.

Carlisle hosting holiday events

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.





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