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Waxhaw: small-town, USA

Waxhaw: small-town, USA

Downtown aims to meet growth while maintaining historic charm WAXHAW – Western Union County has seen exponential growth over the past decade, and though Waxhaw is in one of the… Read more »

News Briefs Aug 28

News Briefs Aug 28

Annual Senior Appreciation Day slated for Oct. 27 MONROE – Union County senior citizens who live independently at home are invited to the 19th annual Senior Appreciation Day on Oct…. Read more »

Community Spotlight: Jennifer Gordon

Community Spotlight: Jennifer Gordon

Jennifer Gordon is the director of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. The volunteer-run nonprofit specializes in rescuing various waterfowl and other birds across the region in North and South Carolina. Carolina Waterfowl… Read more »

Overlooking the Monroe Bypass

Overlooking the Monroe Bypass

Public fight over U.S. 74 continues The Monroe Expressway, under construction in Union County, runs parallel with Interstate 77 express lanes in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties on many fronts –… Read more »

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Football game previews: week two

Football game previews: week two

Weddington at Forest Hills Friday at 7:30 p.m. If the Warriors’ fourth quarter performance in its come-from-behind victory of Ardrey Kell is any idea of what it’s capable of, then… Read more »

Sports Shorts Aug 28

Sports Shorts Aug 28

Mav tennis opens season with strong statement Marvin Ridge girls’ tennis coach Julie van Olden knows she has a talented team, but approached the season with cautious optimism. The Mavericks… Read more »

What we learned from week one

What we learned from week one

Weddington showed its still one of the top teams in the state, regardless of classification – 4A, 3A or any ‘A’ for that matter – the Warriors can compete with… Read more »

Despite losing 5 seniors, Mavs plan to keep winning

Despite losing 5 seniors, Mavs plan to keep winning

Marvin Ridge hasn’t lost a Southern Carolinas Conference game in volleyball since 2010. For a sense of perspective, the school is only 9 years old, and like any program, started… Read more »

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UCPS leaps into the future of classroom education

UCPS leaps into the future of classroom education

Union County Public Schools is taking steps into the future through an initiative in six area schools it plans to ultimately carry out across the district. The district began its… Read more »

Parents, board hit speed bump in EC camera installation

Parents, board hit speed bump in EC camera installation

Despite thousands of signatures, cameras most likely won’t be installed in special education classrooms soon. Parents of children with disabilities have approached the Union County Board of Education (BOE) for… Read more »

Marvin Ridge student attends BASF Science Academy

Marvin Ridge student attends BASF Science Academy

WAXHAW – Marvin Ridge High School senior Nicholas Mitchell joined students from the U.S., Canada and Central America to preview colleges and businesses of chemistry during the fifth annual BASF… Read more »

Education Notes Aug. 28

Education Notes Aug. 28

Fifth Third Bank to teach Cuthbertson, Marvin Ridge about personal finance Fifth Third Bank made a commitment to teach students about “financial empowerment” and Marvin Ridge and Cuthbertson high schools… Read more »