Category Archives: Wren – Mt. Airy

Area projects delayed by weather

By Stan Welch

The wet cold winter has slowed a number of construction projects in the area, including the Powdersville YMCA facility, and the Wren Fire Department Station 24. According to an onsite crew chief at the Y, work has been slowed by the weather, but facility should still open sometime in July as projected. Future forecasts for warmer, drier weather for the next week or so have given cause for optimism. Roebuck Buildings, of Spartanburg, expects to regain lost time and meet the original construction schedule.

Brady representing SC at ALA Girls Nation

KateBradyALAGirlsStateWashington, D.C. – Katherine Brady of Williamston, a student at Wren High School, is one of only 98 young women attending the 68th American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation in Washington, D.C., this week. In addition to representing South Carolina, she was nominated for President of Girls Nation by her party and is running in the general election which is being held today (Wednesday).

Home invasion leaves one dead, 78-year-old wounded

Anderson County investigators look for evidence following a home invasion at a residence on Wren Road in the Wren Community Monday evening (Dec. 23). The intruder, a 39 year old Williamston man, was  shot by the 78-year-old homeowner and was pronounced dead on arrival at Greenville Memorial Hospital, according to Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore. (Photo by David Rogers)

Structure, field fire – Powdersville, Wren

Powdersville fire chief Scott King checks the progress of his and Wren firefighters as they battle a building and field fire Thursday afternoon. The fire on Old Williamston Road near Oak Road snarled traffic around 4:30. Pelzer EMS stood by as a precaution until the blaze was under control. (Photo by David Rogers)

Facilities expanded at Hurricane Springs Park

By Stan Welch

A cooperative effort between elected officials, state and county staff and private citizens resulted in the recent opening of expanded bathroom facilities at the heavily used Hurricane Springs Park recreational facility.

Jeep overturned on Wren School Road

A Wren firefighter writes down information at the scene of a accident that left one person injured Tuesday afternoon. A Jeep overturned on Wren School Road as the driver swerved to miss a deer crossing the roadway. Pelzer EMS transported the driver to an area hospital. (Photo by David Rogers)

Hit and run – Hwy. 88

The SC Highway Patrol is investigating a hit and run incident in which Clifton Chapman, 32, was hit by a car Monday night around 7:15 p.m. His body was found Tuesday morning at about 8 a.m. in a ditch on Sharon Church Road just off Hwy. 88. According to reports, neighbors heard a bang and saw a car idling on the road Monday night.

Hurricane Park restroom facility gets funding

By Stan Welch

Due to a financial commitment by District Six County Councilman Ken Waters, a long awaited restroom facility will be completed at Hurricane Park, adjacent to Wren High School. The project, which was started some time ago but which has lain dormant due to funding issues, will be completed in time for the reawakening spring sports programs, according to county officials.

Storm damage causes power outage

By Stan Welch – A line of heavy thunderstorms rolled across the Upstate overnight Monday, dropping heavy amounts of rain, and causing power outages across the Clemson, Anderson, and Greenville areas. Nearly five thousand Duke Energy customers were without power in the northern end of Anderson County and the adjacent parts of Greenville County, according to Duke Energy media relations spokesperson Tom Shiel.

Getting muddy

Amy Godfrey, Third Grade Teacher at Hunt Meadows makes her way through a wet, muddy drainage ditch during the Wren Mud Flud Run held Saturday.

Occupants escape serious injury

A woman and small child escaped serious injury Sunday morning in a single vehicle accident. The car overturned at the intersection of Elrod Road and Frontage Road near Highway 86. Pelzer EMS and Wren fire department responded to the accident. (Photo by David Rogers)

Walk for “Cure”

The word “CURE” is displayed in luminaries at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event held at Wren High School Friday night. (Photo by David Rogers)

Relay for Life event schedule

The Second Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of North Anderson gets underway May 4 at 7 pm at Wren High School. The cancer awareness and fundraiser event will feature lots of entertainment as it is held overnight. Individuals and teams will camp out at the football stadium with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening.

Schedules activites include . . .

Orr finishes 94th in Boston Marathon

Brad Orr of Rock Hill finished 94th overall in the 2012 Boston Marathon, running the 26.2 mile race in 2:42:33.

Orr said he “just tried to hold it together” during the race and that “it was a rough day out there.” He was cramping from head to toe towards the end but he got through it.

Project will improve Wren schools safety – $72,500 for road and sidewalks

By David Meade
Anderson County Chief Engineer Judy Shelato presented information to the District One School Board about the Wren Schools Safe Routes to School Project the District and County are working on. During the board meeting Tuesday, Shelato said Phase II of the project will include a number of intersection and road improvements, primarily on LaRoache Drive and will complete sidewalk facilities interconnecting the Wren Primary, Middle and High Schools. Congestion on LaRoache Drive will be addressed by widening from the entrance to the Freshman Academy to Wren School Rd. and a turning lane will be added.

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