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Author Archives: Josh Whitener

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 »

Find your Fourth Fun

Find your Fourth Fun

Celebrate July Fourth with various activities The season for fireworks, parades and reflecting on the formation of the United States is here once again, and Union County Weekly is offering… Read more »

Follow the yellow brick road

Follow the yellow brick road

‘The Wizard of Oz’ to celebrate 20 years of community theater Audiences will travel via twister to a place somewhere over the rainbow, as Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts… Read more »

When a dream comes true

When a dream comes true

Matthews Playhouse celebrates 20th anniversary Twenty years ago, June Bayless had a vision to launch a small community theater east of Charlotte. Fast-forward two decades, and Bayless’s vision has materialized… Read more »

‘Shrek JR’ to hit stage this weekend

‘Shrek JR’ to hit stage this weekend

Parkwood Middle students to perform ‘JR’ version of Broadway musical MONROE – Dozens of small-scale fairytale and storybook characters will come to life in Union County this weekend, as students… Read more »

Marvin Ridge students take audiences ‘under the sea’

Marvin Ridge students take audiences ‘under the sea’

WAXHAW – Students at Marvin Ridge Middle School will take audience members on a journey under the sea through their production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.” this weekend. Performances… Read more »

Valentines for Veterans

Valentines for Veterans

Veterans who have dedicated their lives to serving their country will have something to smile about this Valentine’s Day, thanks to students from two Union County elementary schools. For five… Read more »

The whimsical world of Dr. Seuss

The whimsical world of Dr. Seuss

INDIAN TRAIL – Student performers from Porter Ridge Middle School will set the stage ablaze with colors, song and whimsy this weekend as they present their stage production of “Seussical… Read more »

A Year in Features

A Year in Features

Community features are a huge part of the Union County Weekly. As a hyper-local newspaper, Union County Weekly and its staff strives to bring our readers quality news stories, but… Read more »

Spreading hope for the holidays

Spreading hope for the holidays

WEDDINGTON – When Weddington High School sophomore Caroline Horne discussed launching a club to mentor children from a local Boys & Girls Club chapter last year, she had no idea… Read more »