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Drought, heat cripples farmers

Drought, heat cripples farmers

County declares Stage 1 conservation measures Nancy Humphries, owner of Mouton Blanc Farms, walks onto an empty field that once was home to luscious tomatoes, ripe squash and other homegrown… Read more »

Hotel GM planning events center

Hotel GM planning events center

Owner wants to preserve nature, town charm WAXHAW – The former general manager of Charlotte Marriott City Center envisions opening an event hall that attracts weddings, recitals and meetings to… Read more »

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Common Cupboard seeks donations INDIAN TRAIL – Common Cupboard food pantry, a branch of local nonprofit Common Heart, is seeking donations to continue serving families in need. The nonprofit experienced… Read more »

South Charlotte author releases memoir

South Charlotte author releases memoir

South Charlotte resident Resa Goldberg was waiting for an elevator when she received the email that Moonshine Cove Publishers wanted to publish her first book. Two more offers followed. The… Read more »

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Adamczyk leaves winning legacy

Adamczyk leaves winning legacy

Sun Valley’s Hannah Adamczyk is the 2015 Union County Weekly Softball Player of the Year Sun Valley’s Hannah Adamczyk is no stranger to success. The Spartan’s catcher and the word… Read more »

A walk in the park

A walk in the park

Cuthbertson’s Courtney Walker is the 2015 Union County Weekly Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year Cuthbertson’s Courtney Walker showed flashes of greatness as a freshman, but broke out for a… Read more »

Cauthen goes from bullied to big time

Cauthen goes from bullied to big time

Cuthbertson’s J.T. Cauthen was a target for bullies as a kid. He took up karate to remedy the problem and by the time he was 13 years old, he earned… Read more »

Blum: better than before

Blum: better than before

Marvin Ridge’s Jared Blum is the 2015 Union County Weekly Boys’ Lacrosse Player of the Year After being disappointed with his junior season performance, Marvin Ridge’s Jared Blum took to… Read more »

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Parents still fighting for cameras in special education classrooms

Parents still fighting for cameras in special education classrooms

District researching viability of parents’ request Parents of children with disabilities are still speaking out in favor of placing cameras with audio capabilities in special education classrooms, as Union County… Read more »

UCPS retains art education funding despite national decrease

UCPS retains art education funding despite national decrease

While many school districts have decreased art education funding, Union County Public Schools (UCPS) staff said the district’s students don’t have to worry. Art and music are considered core academic… Read more »

UCPS asks county for funds to cover ‘emerging needs’

UCPS asks county for funds to cover ‘emerging needs’

The Union County Board of Education (BOE) and Union County Public Schools (UCPS) staff will ask the Board of County Commissioners for money for immediate needs in schools after the… Read more »

Pending state budget causes concern for UCPS

Pending state budget causes concern for UCPS

The first of the month came and went as area school systems still stand in limbo as the North Carolina General Assembly works out a state budget. The Union County… Read more »