In November 2019, we launched thewoodrufftimes.com to fill the gaps and help reach a broader audience in the Woodruff, Enoree and Cross Anchor areas.
As The Woodruff Times ends its first year of operations, we wanted to reflect on the stories that resonated the most in the community. Here are the top 12 online stories from Nov. 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020 (in order from the stories with the most page views down.)
- City of Woodruff Provides Update Re: COVID-19 (March 17, 2020) – The city of Woodruff’s first COVID-19 response including local regulations regarding the pandemic.
- Woman Found Deceased in Car in Woodruff (July 17, 2020) – An Enoree woman was found dead in her car in front of the First Citizens Bank on Main Street in Woodruff on Sunday, July 12.
- WHS Ranked #1 in Spartanburg County (Nov. 1, 2019) – The 2019 U.S. News Best High Schools Rankings report ranked Woodruff High School as the number one public high school in Spartanburg County.
- University of Colorado Hires former Woodruff Standout Johnson (May 26, 2020) – Former Woodruff wide receiver B.J. Johnson, the most prolific pass catcher in the school’s history, accepted a graduate assistant position with the University of Colorado in March.
- District 4 Updates Its 2020/2021 Return to School Outline (July 22, 2020) – Spartanburg School District 4 releases updates to the 2020 – 2021 return to school plan based on the latest information from DHES, CDC and other medical professionals to provide the safest environment for the student, staff and community.
- New Pub Style Restaurant Opens in Downtown Woodruff (June 23, 2020) – New downtown Woodruff restaurant and pub, Tap Three, opened its doors on Friday, June 19. Owned by Ben Harrison, his goal is to create an open and accommodating space for all.
- Peaceful Protest in Woodruff (June 3, 2020) – Woodruff residents joined the nationwide protests of the Minneapolis man killed while in police custody.
- Woodruff’s Tory Dandy Recalls Small Town Beginnings (March 5, 2020) – Part one of a two-part series highlighting the life and accomplishments of Woodruff’s own Tory Dandy, one of the NFL’s most successful player agents.
- COVID-19 and the High School Senior (April 3, 2020) – WHS Senior Kinnidy Thoreson reflects on not getting to finish her senior year of high school in the wake of COVID-19 and encourages the community to help slow the spread of the virus.
- WHS Releases Graduation Plan for Class of 2020 (May 14, 2020) – WHS outlines the plans for the class of 2020’s graduation at W. L. Varner Stadium in compliance with CDC guidelines on COVID-19 prevention.
- Sibling Bond Drives Bartley Brothers on Basketball Court (Jan. 5, 2020) – Brothers Dante and Dyon Bartley help the Wolverine’s basketball season off to a great start with their brotherly bond and competitive spirits.
- Bank Robbery in Woodruff (Jan. 14, 2020) – Reporters on site as the police investigate the robbery of the North Main Street branch of Arthur State Bank on January 14, 2020.