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Author Archives: Josh Whitener

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 »

A ‘turning point’ for domestic violence, sexual assault programs

A ‘turning point’ for domestic violence, sexual assault programs

A ‘turning point’ for domestic violence, sexual assault programs Turning Point absorbs two Safe Alliance centers, open house set for Aug. 25 For years, Turning Point’s Domestic Violence Shelter, and… Read more »

‘Eat local’ movement thriving

‘Eat local’ movement thriving

‘Eat local’ movement thriving Area restaurants support local farmers, produce vendors In a society that thrives on processed meats, produce with preservatives galore and prepackaged frozen foods shipped from across… Read more »

Business Briefs- Aug. 21

Business Briefs- Aug. 21

Business luncheon to focus on public relations WAXHAW – The Union County Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming business networking luncheon, “Image…Make it Great!,” will take place Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 11:30… Read more »

Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight: Cindy Summers Each week, Union County Weekly will highlight an individual in the community who is making a difference. Have someone you would like to see recognized? Email… Read more »

The Shepherd’s Place welcomes children back to the fold

The Shepherd’s Place welcomes children back to the fold

Children’s home resumes operations with help from Tampa teens MONROE – More than 25 years ago, Sal and Pauline Citro had a vision to reach out to local children who… Read more »

Common Heart enters 10th year of service

Common Heart enters 10th year of service

Nonprofit to host ribbon-cutting for thrift store, seeking donations for food pantry INDIAN TRAIL – Common Heart has spent most of the past decade providing food to individuals in need… Read more »

Staying safe in the water this summer

Staying safe in the water this summer

How to avoid swimming-related injuries As record-high temperatures continue to sweep the piedmont this summer, diving into a pool might seem like the perfect way for people of all ages… Read more »

‘Annie’ lights up the stage in a home-run production

‘Annie’ lights up the stage in a home-run production

With fiery red hair and a personality to match, the title character from the Broadway musical “Annie” is one of America’s most famous orphans. The show has been produced many… Read more »

Heat wave sends area residents indoors

Heat wave sends area residents indoors

Record-breaking temperatures sweep the region The effects of a mid-June heat wave were pervasive throughout the Charlotte and surrounding areas, as record-breaking temperatures swept the region last month. From farmers… Read more »