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Marvin Creek residents continue to meet obstacles in traffic reduction efforts

Marvin Creek residents continue to meet obstacles in traffic reduction efforts

MARVIN – Residents of the Marvin Creek subdivision have continued to meet opposition to their six-year efforts to close the gate at the front of their neighborhood for good. As… Read more »

Giving thanks with a grateful heart

Giving thanks with a grateful heart

As the days of November wane and people eagerly anticipate Christmas, a handful of churches are taking time to help members reflect on their blessings in the spirit of Thanksgiving…. Read more »

Indian Trail mother starts business for self, community

Indian Trail mother starts business for self, community

Most people have nightmare vacation scenarios play out in their heads, but usually put those visions behind them, never to be spoken of again. For one Indian Trail resident, one… Read more »

Christmas lights show supports cancer research

Christmas lights show supports cancer research

INDIAN TRAIL – Pete Kimbell didn’t intend for his Garden Oak Holiday Lights show to double as a fundraiser when it debuted in 2012; the show was simply meant to… Read more »

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Q&A: Adam Haines, New Marvin Ridge boys basketball coach

Q&A: Adam Haines, New Marvin Ridge boys basketball coach

Adam Haines has served as the boys assistant basketball coach since the school opened, becoming the right-hand-man of coach Gosnell White, who retired after last season when the Mavs finished… Read more »

Maverick resurrection

Maverick resurrection

Marvin Ridge wide receiver Emeka Emezie had seven receptions for 95 yards on Oct. 2 in the Mavs loss to Victory Christian. They took a hard blow at the hands… Read more »

Sports Shorts: Nov. 6 to 12, 2014

Sports Shorts: Nov. 6 to 12, 2014

Weddington, Central Academy finishes second at cross-country state meet The Weddington boys cross-country team finished in second place at the N.C High School Athletic Association Class 3A state meet, held… Read more »

Sports Shorts: Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, 2014

Sports Shorts: Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, 2014

Cardinal soccer earns share of conference title The Union Academy soccer team beat rival Gray Stone Day, 3-2, on Oct. 23 to earn a share of the Yadkin Valley 1A… Read more »

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Four newly elected members ready to revamp Board of Education

Four newly elected members ready to revamp Board of Education

Following a turbulent year during which lawsuits and redistricting caused a divide between many parents and board members, voters elected four new members to the Union County Board of Education… Read more »

Education Notes: Nov. 13 to 19, 2014

Education Notes: Nov. 13 to 19, 2014

UCEF awards $20,000 in mini-grants The Union County Education Foundation recently brought smiles to the faces of 44 Union County Public Schools teachers as part of its Teacher and Classroom… Read more »

Rocky River Elementary earns state recognition

Rocky River Elementary earns state recognition

MONROE – Rocky River Elementary School was one of the 78 Title I schools statewide recognized for student performance. The school has earned recognition as a Title I Reward School… Read more »

Principal of the Year focuses on goal setting

Principal of the Year focuses on goal setting

MARSHVILLE – Dr. Kevin Plue didn’t set out to become a school administrator. It was a desire to coach that first led Plue into education, but a growing desire to… Read more »