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N.C. Senate seeks to eliminate drivers’ education requirement

N.C. Senate seeks to eliminate drivers’ education requirement

Experts weigh in on potential consequences Fifteen-year-old students across the state could legally be able to hit the road without any previous behind-the-wheel training due to a recent North Carolina… Read more »

Matthews-based Threshold Church to build in Union County

Matthews-based Threshold Church to build in Union County

WEDDINGTON – Serving others has always been Threshold Church’s mission, which Lead Pastor Jeff Gardner said never required a church building. The congregation has met in the Siskey Family YMCA’s… Read more »

Central Academy ‘lifer’ finds her faith beyond doubts

Central Academy ‘lifer’ finds her faith beyond doubts

LAKE PARK – Maddi Bowlin doesn’t believe she fits the public mold of a Christian school student, but her journey through private Christian kindergarten-through-12th-grade school Central Academy at Lake Park… Read more »

Two charter schools approved for Union County

Two charter schools approved for Union County

Schools seek to open by 2016-17 academic year Union County families will have more choices for the 2016-17 school year after the North Carolina Board of Education approved two new… Read more »

Students gather around the lunch table all summer

Students gather around the lunch table all summer

Area students can ensure they’ll have a warm meal each day this summer thanks to a Union County Public Schools (UCPS) program. UCPS School Nutrition Services will offer its Summer… Read more »

Brothers in the dirt

Brothers in the dirt

Piedmont grads own truck cleaning business MARSHVILLE – Brothers Chandler and Joshua Williams have gotten their hands dirty cleaning trucks since they were about 7 years old. Their hard work… Read more »

Parents plead for cameras in special education classrooms

Parents plead for cameras in special education classrooms

Allegations against UCPS could necessitate cameras in self-contained classes Parents spoke out at the June 2 Union County Public Schools Board of Education (BOE) meeting regarding placing cameras in self-contained… Read more »

Union County BOE approves proposed Title I, Title III grants

Union County BOE approves proposed Title I, Title III grants

The Union County Board of Education (BOE) unanimously approved the district’s applications for Title I and III grants at its June 2 meeting. The U.S. Department of Education gives states… Read more »

National program connects rural communities with post-secondary school opportunities

National program connects rural communities with post-secondary school opportunities

INDIAN TRAIL – Last summer, Sun Valley High School senior Frida Isla felt college was a far-off dream. Her parents, who aren’t from the United States, didn’t attend university as… Read more »

CATA keeps memories of the Holocaust alive

CATA keeps memories of the Holocaust alive

MONROE – Central Academy of Technology & Arts (CATA) students brought their curriculum to life in an interactive Holocaust museum with the hope of teaching about its history and consequences…. Read more »