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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Mauldin, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Mauldin.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Mauldin, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Mauldin. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Mauldin, SC, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Mauldin. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Mauldin, SC

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Mauldin to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Mauldin.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Mauldin, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Freshman corner to have another surgery this offseason

Dabo Swinney held his weekly Wednesday post-practice media availability via Zoom.Clemson’s head coach said that freshman cornerback Jeadyn Lukus has an injured shoulder that will require surgery this offseason, but it’s something he can play through.“He’s OK,” Swinney said, “but it’s just something that’s nagging and we’ll have to clean up when the year’s over.”Lukus also had a shoulder surgery back in March, though that was his other shoulder.The M...

Dabo Swinney held his weekly Wednesday post-practice media availability via Zoom.

Clemson’s head coach said that freshman cornerback Jeadyn Lukus has an injured shoulder that will require surgery this offseason, but it’s something he can play through.

“He’s OK,” Swinney said, “but it’s just something that’s nagging and we’ll have to clean up when the year’s over.”

Lukus also had a shoulder surgery back in March, though that was his other shoulder.

The Mauldin, S.C. native played three snaps in last Saturday’s game at Notre Dame while fellow freshman cornerback Toriano Pride Jr. and junior corner Malcolm Greene played on special teams only. Starting corners Sheridan Jones and Nate Wiggins played 64 and 52 snaps, respectively.

“He’s next man up and he’s been practicing well,” Swinney said of Lukus. “He got banged up. He’s going to have to have a little surgery when the season is over. But he’s healthy enough to go play and he’s really practicing well and has kind of moved up into that second spot. So, we’ll hopefully see more and more of him as we go down the finish here.”

A former five-star prospect and unanimous national top-60 player from nearby Mauldin High School, Lukus has played 51 snaps across six games this season. He made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Georgia Tech, recorded one tackle vs. Furman, added a tackle vs. Louisiana Tech and contributed a tackle for loss at Boston College.

A Shrine Bowl selection for South Carolina who was also selected to the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Lukus had 97 tackles in his last three years at Mauldin, playing just 23 games due to the pandemic, while he had eight tackles for loss and four interceptions to go with 17 passes deflected.

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USA TODAY Sports/American Volleyball Coaches Association girls volleyball regional rankings

Here are the USA TODAY Sports/American Volleyball Coaches Association regional girls volleyball rankings for Nov. 18, 2022.Region 1: 1. Penfield High School (N.Y.)Record: 33-42. Fairport High School (N.Y.)Record: 36-33. St. Mary’s (Lancaster, N.Y.)Record: 41-4-14. Portville High School (N.Y.)R...

Here are the USA TODAY Sports/American Volleyball Coaches Association regional girls volleyball rankings for Nov. 18, 2022.

Region 1:

1. Penfield High School (N.Y.)

Record: 33-4

2. Fairport High School (N.Y.)

Record: 36-3

3. St. Mary’s (Lancaster, N.Y.)

Record: 41-4-1

4. Portville High School (N.Y.)

Record: 39-2-2

5. Cornwall High School (N.Y.)

Record: 37-5-2

6. Darien High School (Conn.)

Record: 30-0

7. Shenendehowa High School (Clifton Park N.Y.)

Record: 45-6-1

8. Kellenberg Memorial High School (N.Y.)

Record: 40-4-2

9. Lancaster High School (N.Y.)

Record: 23-3-1

10. Frontier Central (N.Y)

Record: 8-7-1

Region 2:

1. Flint Hill High School (Oakton, Va.)

Record: 36-0

2. Arundel High School (Gambrills, Md.)

Record: 19-1

3. North Allegheny High School (Wexford, Pa.)

Record: 9-0-1

4. Paul VI (Haddonfield, N.J.)

Record: 27-1

5. Centennial High School (Ellicott City, Md.)

Record: 21-1-1

6. Academy of the Holy Cross (Kensington, Md.)

Record: 23-2

7. Immaculate Heart Academy (Washington, N.J.)

Record: 30-1

8. Parkland High School (Allentown, Pa.)

Record: 40-3-2

9. Bishop O’Connell High School (Arlington, Va.)

Record: 29-2

10. St. John’s High School (Washington, D.C.)

Record: 24-6

Region 3:

1. Buford High School (Ga.)

Record: 38-5

2. Cleveland High School (Tenn.)

Record: 49-5

3. McGill Toolen (Mobile, Ala.)

Record: 51-8

4. Santa Fe High School (Alachua, Fla.)

Record: 27-2

5. Pope High School (Marietta, Ga.)

Record: 45-5

6. Mauldin High School (Greenville, S.C.)

Record: 31-7

7. North Raleigh Christian (N.C.)

Record: 28-0

8. Millbrook High School (Raleigh, N.C.)

Record: 29-1

9. Aiken High School (S.C.)

Record: 40-2

10. Westminster Christian (Miami, Fla.)

Record: 27-1

Region 4:

1. Cornerstone Christian (San Antonio, Texas)

Record: 55-2

2. Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)

Record: 40-1

3. Highland Park High School (Dallas, Texas)

Record: 42-3

4. Cypress Ranch High School (Texas)

Record: 43-3

5. Fayetteville High School (Ark.)

Record: 36-2

6. Tompkins High School (Katy, Texas)

Record: 41-4

7. St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.)

Record: 41-1

8. Jackson Academy (Miss.)

Record: 40-5

9. St. Mary’s Dominican (New Orleans, La.)

Record: 46-3

10. Edmond Memorial (Okla.)

Record: 37-4

Region 5:

1. Hamilton Southeastern High School (Fishers, Ind.)

Record: 34-1

2. Marian High School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)

Record: 48-1

3. Yorktown (Ind.)

Record: 34-3

4. McCutcheon High School (Lafayette, Ind.)

Record: 33-2

5. Notre Dame Academy (Park Hill, Ky.)

Record: 35-5

6. Assumption High School (Louisville Ky.)

Record: 34-8

7. Ursuline Academy (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Record: 25-3

8. Forest Hills Northern High School (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

Record: 44-5-1

9. Magnificat (Rocky River, Ohio)

Record: 26-3

10. Northville High School (Mich.)

Record: 47-3

Region 6:

1. Divine Savior Holy Angels (Milwaukee, Wis.)

Record: 43-6

2. Mother McAuley (Chicago, Ill.)

Record: 39-3

3. Lafayette High School (Wildwood, Mo.)

Record: 32-6

4. Iowa City Liberty (Iowa)

Record: 33-8

5. Oconomowoc High School (Wis.)

Record: 39-2

6. Dike-New Hartford High School (Dike, Iowa)

Record: 45-3

7. Appleton North (Wis.)

Record: 33-5

8. Benet Academy (Lisle, Ill.)

Record: 37-5

9. Barrington High School (Ill.)

Record: 40-2

10. Liberty North High School (Mo.)

Record: 31-6

Region 7:

1. Papillion LaVista South High School (Papillion, Neb.)

Record: 34-5

2. Wayzata High School (Plymouth, Minn.)

Record: 30-4

3. Omaha Westside High School (Neb.)

Record: 30-9

4. Marshall High School (Minn.)

Record: 31-2

5. Lakeville North High School (Minn.)

Record: 29-5

6. Omaha Skutt High School (Neb.)

Record: 24-4

7. Champlin Park High School (Minn.)

Record: 24-6

8. Harrisburg High School (S.D.)

Record: 25-3

9. Lincoln Southwest High School (Neb.)

Record: 31-4

10. O’Gorman High School (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Record: 25-4

Region 8:

1. Washburn Rural High School (Topeka, Kan.)

Record: 43-1

2. St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Overland Park, Kan.)

Record: 40-3

3. St. James Academy (Lenexa, Kan.)

Record: 35-4

4. Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)

Record: 29-0

5. Mountain View High School (Orem, Utah)

Record: 29-4

6. La Cueva High School (Albuquerque, N.M.)

Record: 27-0

7. Kelly Walsh High School (Casper, Wyo.)

Record: 34-1

8. Bountiful High School (Utah)

Record: 29-2

9. Thompson Valley High School (Loveland, Colo.)

Record: 27-2

10. Thunder Basin High School (Gillette, Wyo.)

Record: 36-7

Region 9:

1. Cathedral Catholic High School (San Diego, Calif.)

Record: 41-0

2. Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)

Record: 38-5

3. St. Francis (Mountain View, Calif.)

Record: 34-0

4. Marymount High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Record: 30-11

5. Redondo Union High School (Calif.)

Record: 29-13

6. Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.)

Record: 29-9

7. Lakewood High School (Calif.)

Record: 29-9

8. Huntington Beach High School (Calif.)

Record: 28-8

9. San Clemente (Calif.)

Record: 24-11

t-10. Palos Verdes High School (Calif.)

Record: 23-8

t-10. Sierra Canyon High School (Chatsworth, Calif.)

Record: 35-5

t-10. Millennium (Goodyear, Ariz.)

Record: 37-5

Region 10:

1. Iolani (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Record: 25-5

2. Billings Senior High School (Mont.)

Record: 20-3

3. Skyview High School (Nampa, Idaho)

Record: 22-5

4. Billings West High School (Mont.)

Record: 22-1

5. Madison High School (Rexburg, Idaho)

Record: 36-4

6. Kamehameha Hawaii (Kea’au, Hawaii)

Record: 16-7

7. Puyallup High School (Wash.)

Record: 33-0

8. Diamond (Anchorage, Alaska)

Record: 46-7

9. Sheldon (Eugene, Ore.)

Record: 33-1

t-10. North Creek (Bothell, Wash.)

Record: 29-2

t-10. West Anchorage High School (Alaska)

Record: 40-13

New restaurants named as part of Mauldin's 'urban village' opening soon

MAULDIN, S.C. —One of the Upstate's most exciting developments continues to take shape a year after the master plans were unveiled.Phase One of the urban village called BridgeWay Station – which is 40 acres and runs along Interstate 385 in Mauldin – was announced in April 2021.The village is named after a pedes...

MAULDIN, S.C. —

One of the Upstate's most exciting developments continues to take shape a year after the master plans were unveiled.

Phase One of the urban village called BridgeWay Station – which is 40 acres and runs along Interstate 385 in Mauldin – was announced in April 2021.

The village is named after a pedestrian bridge that will be built across I-385 and will feature millions of square feet of residential, retail, leisure, office and restaurant space.

On Tuesday, Hughes Investments, Inc. announced a new venue to make its home in the village called City Market at BridgeWay Station.

Dine Development’s new venue will feature a public house with 100 different beer selections and five casual food concepts: Bourbon St. Burgers, The Flying Philly, American Taco, The Market, and Crazy Cow Creamery.

City Market at BridgeWay Station will occupy approximately 9,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space on the project’s main public square.

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It will also feature a 4,000-square-foot rooftop bar overlooking the main Piazza, outfitted with a full bar and its own private stage.

The rooftop bar will also be available for private parties and functions, which is now accepting reservations by contacting sidney@dineupstate.com.

"We are very excited to be part of BridgeWay Station and to get started on our newest venue," Thomas Wirthlin, CEO of Dine Development, said.

The Public House will feature 100 different beer selections - including 30 on tap - as well as mimosa flights, wine, prosecco, and frozen slushies. The Public House is the perfect place to gather with friends and watch games.

American Taco will be a brand-new food concept for Dine Development, adding craft tacos, nachos, chips and queso, homemade salsa and frozen margaritas to the menu.

Bourbon St. Burgers will open its third location and will continue to offer its crowd favorites: black Angus burgers - a special blend of ground chuck, short rib, and brisket - marinated chicken sandwiches, salads, fried chicken sandwiches and one of the largest bourbon collections in the Upstate. Bourbon St. Burgers will also have a full bar, including their famous Bourbon slushies.

The Flying Philly was recently introduced at the new Warehouse at Midtown, whose menu offers authentic beef and chicken Philly cheesesteaks, stuffed baked potatoes and chicken wings.

The Market will offer grilled paninis, chopped salads, grilled sandwiches, cupcakes, parfaits, sweets and Italian gelato.

Crazy Cow Creamery will feature soft-serve ice cream with a variety of add-ins, as well as Happy Cow milkshakes.

City Market at BridgeWay Station will be in the center of the Piazza, providing outdoor seating beside the Piazza’s Main Stage for year-round performances.

City Market at BridgeWay Station joins Cohesive Coffee, Belladina’s Italian Market, The Junkyard, Plum: A Lifestyle Boutique, Yogi’s Cups and Cones, Cocobowlz, and Poogan’ Southern Kitchen.

Other retail tenants are expected to be announced in the near future.

BridgeWay Station is currently under construction and features:

The pedestrian bridge is slated to open in early 2023.

Pit masters prep for Mauldin barbecue festival

MAULDIN, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - South Carolina is often called the birthplace of barbecue. If you want to see for yourself, more than 20 cooks, from all over the Southeast, will be in one place this weekend.The Mauldin barbecue festival starts Friday, Sep. 16 and ends Saturday Sep. 17.We got all up in the pit masters’ grills to see how they’re preparing for the cook-offs.Graysen Walles is the pit master at MooHogz Barbecue...

MAULDIN, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - South Carolina is often called the birthplace of barbecue. If you want to see for yourself, more than 20 cooks, from all over the Southeast, will be in one place this weekend.

The Mauldin barbecue festival starts Friday, Sep. 16 and ends Saturday Sep. 17.

We got all up in the pit masters’ grills to see how they’re preparing for the cook-offs.

Graysen Walles is the pit master at MooHogz Barbecue. He’s also the principal of Tanglewood Middle School.

“I’m just excited that other people are excited about barbecue. The more people that are excited about barbecue, the better it is for everybody,” Walles said.

If you would have walked around the Mauldin Cultural Center Friday afternoon, you’d see cooks cutting and injecting meat a day ahead of judging.

Jason Doss is the pit master at Adventures in Smoke.

“We’re old school—burning wood on that pit, right there,” said Doss.

Doss is a judge-turned-competitor. He says they go through a rigorous process.

“There’s a little seminar you take to begin with,” Doss said, “And then, you have to do a few novice judges where you’re using the guidance of the senior judges telling you what you should and shouldn’t be looking for. And after they feel like you’ve achieved a certain level, you’re turned a-loose to do the bona fide judging yourself.”

Friday was the “anything butt,” contest where cooks are to make anything but barbecue for the judges. Hungry meat-lovers won’t taste the barbecue until Saturday.

Apparently, having the right wood to burn is specific for the pit masters. Walles says he uses a fusion of Texas and South Carolina-style barbecue.

“I use Texas Oak. So, post oak,” said Walles, “And so, my wood actually comes from Texas.”

He also has a 500-gallon pit. Walles says what’s most important is getting all of these businesses in one place.

“I think people coming together for something like this is awesome,” Walles said, “We need to come together for more things, but around barbecue, that is awesome. You leave with a smile and your belly filled.”

However, winning sure wouldn’t be the “wurst” thing in the world.

“It would just affirm the work that we’ve been doing, that we really take barbecue seriously, and that we want people to have the best. When we win this contest, it will show that we really are the best,” Walles said.

The fun continues Saturday at 11 a.m. There will be food, vendors, music, and a kid’s zone.

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City of Mauldin growing in residents and entertainment options

MAULDIN, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Friday nights in Mauldin used to not look as busy- but that’s all changing.The city of Mauldin, just like many other small cities just outside of Greenville, is growing rapidly. Mayor Terry Merritt says just in the last year, there’s been 6 to 8 new subdivisions built in the city. Now that they have the people, the city is working on ways to keep them there and keep them entertained.“Typically Mauldin has been kind of an underserved community as far as the arts go,” said Je...

MAULDIN, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Friday nights in Mauldin used to not look as busy- but that’s all changing.

The city of Mauldin, just like many other small cities just outside of Greenville, is growing rapidly. Mayor Terry Merritt says just in the last year, there’s been 6 to 8 new subdivisions built in the city. Now that they have the people, the city is working on ways to keep them there and keep them entertained.

“Typically Mauldin has been kind of an underserved community as far as the arts go,” said Jeannie Harmon, the Marketing Director for the Mauldin Cultural Center.

On the surface, it might not look like much is going on in the city of Mauldin but the Cultural Center has been the catalyst for what’s to come.

“There’s not a whole lot of big public spaces where you can just go and hang out and gather. So, the Mauldin Cultural Center provides that kind of community center” said Harmon.

The theater, dance, live music, and art class events draw in thousands of people.

Mauldin’s mayor Terry Merritt says it’s been like a hub for the city without a center.

“We had to build a sense of place, why do people want to come to Mauldin? There was nothing” said Merritt.

But there’s something coming. Mayor Merritt says the expectation is for the population to increase by around 14,000 over the next 2 years.

The multi-million dollar BridgeWay Station project is progressing, and so is the 6-acre city center facility. Both providing living units, restaurants, entertainment and retail.

“You now have a reason to come to Mauldin, now we gotta give you a reason to stay here after 9:30pm, so that’s what we’re working towards” said Merritt.

The Cultural Center that started it all, won’t be lost in all that’s to come

“We keep getting told like you also bring more programming, more things and we definitely love to. We have to grow as the community grows. So, every year we kind of add a little bit more” said Harmon.

The grand opening for BridgeWay Station is expected to be in the middle of next year, but they’ll start leasing apartments as soon as January. The cultural center has several more events coming up, you can check them out here.

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