Columns

Sports & Stuff: Back to normal & united

Back to normal. That’s a phrase we hear all the time now. Whether it is used as a question, “When are things going to get back to normal?”, or as a statement “I can’t wait till things get back to normal,” it’s something we all hear people say multiple times a day. When will things get back to normal? Will we ever see what we consider “normal” ever again?

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Columns

Sports & Stuff: Football this fall?

This is my first column, in what I hope will be a weekly endeavor. My radio show, Bump and Run, airs weekday mornings on Fox Sports AM1400 and 98.3 FM in Spartanburg, is first and foremost a sports talk show. However, we do things a little differently. We advertise ourselves on talking sports and stuff. Stuff can be anything from television show and movies to video games, and food. One segment we may talk football the next we may be taking about the new-est Netflix series. That is what I hope this column will be. Sometimes I may talk sports, some-time it may be stuff, and sometimes it may be a mixture of both. I just hope each time you read it you either learn something or are entertained. Maybe both.

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Lifestyle

11 All-Academic Student-Athletes

UNION — The 2019-2020 academic year presented unique challenges to students, but through perseverance and excellence in the classroom, 11 USC Union student-athletes have earned the All-Academic status from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). This academic honor is achieved by student-athletes who have an overall GPA of 3.6 or higher for the academic year.

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Ray “Bit” Barber photo
                                Ray “Bit” Barber (center) is pictured with Wrestlers Scott Hall and Kevin Nash of the NWO and Brett Shugart earlier this year at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. Barber, a long-time local sports fan who was a supporter of and volunteer with the Union County School Yellow Jackets, passed away Tuesday, July 7.
Lifestyle

The life ‘Bit’ lived: Luke 6:35

UNION COUNTY — Ray “Bit” Barber passed away on Monday July 7, 2020. Since the news of his passing became public the outpouring of love this community has had for Bit has been amazing. We have listened to many stories about our friend, some of them funny, some of them heartwarming, and many of them made us cry. I took my time getting around to writing this because I wanted to make sure I got this one right.

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