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Parade returns to Union County

Parade returns to Union County

The annual Union County Christmas Parade returned to downtown Monroe on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 7. The event included vendors, dozens of floats, high school marching bands, demonstrations from… Read more »

News Briefs: Dec. 11 to 17, 2014

News Briefs: Dec. 11 to 17, 2014

Local nonprofit needs volunteers to help with free tax service INDIAN TRAIL – Local nonprofit Common Heart is looking for volunteers to help local residents prepare their income taxes for… Read more »

Two new developments raise concerns about rapid growth, overcrowding

Two new developments raise concerns about rapid growth, overcrowding

WEDDINGTON – The Weddington Town Council approved preliminary plans for two new subdivisions on Monday, Dec. 8 at its meeting. The plans will include building of more than 230 homes… Read more »

Former Indian Trail staffers come forward with allegations of mistreatment

Former Indian Trail staffers come forward with allegations of mistreatment

INDIAN TRAIL – Following a closed-session meeting that ran more than two hours on Tuesday, Dec. 9, the Indian Trail Town Council responded to the town’s now-retired tax collector’s letter… Read more »

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Warriors head to state championship

Warriors head to state championship

It was like déjà vu on Dec. 5 at the Cavalier Stadium during the final minutes of the Weddington-Cuthbertson game. Only this time, the outcome was a lot different. After… Read more »

King Reigns

King Reigns

Lexi King wasn’t convinced of the impact she’d have on the acclaimed Marvin Ridge cross-country team when she entered high school last year as a freshman. But at the Southern… Read more »

Repeat Performance

Repeat Performance

Morgan Laird, a senior at Marvin Ridge High School, didn’t start playing golf competitively until her freshman year. Considering she led the Mavs to a Class 3A first-place finish at… Read more »

Rivalry renewed

Rivalry renewed

For the first time in school history, Weddington and Cuthbertson will square off in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-AA semifinals on Dec. 5. The two schools, separated… Read more »

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Sun Valley students milk competition for all it’s worth

Sun Valley students milk competition for all it’s worth

INDIAN TRAIL – When it comes to dairy cows, Sun Valley High School’s Future Farmers of America have it covered. Sun Valley’s FFA chapter has attended the annual North Carolina… Read more »

Savage resigns from state Board amid controversy

Savage resigns from state Board amid controversy

Union County Board of Education member Marce Savage has resigned from her position on the North Carolina Board of Education. Savage has been the center of controversy during recent months… Read more »

Education Notes: Dec. 11 to 17

Education Notes: Dec. 11 to 17

Western Union teachers receive Bright Ideas grants WAXHAW – The Union Power Cooperative Prize Patrol, assisted by Carolina Panthers players and mascot Sir Purr, recently presented $1,116 in Bright Ideas… Read more »

‘A Christmas Carol’ coming to the windows of downtown Waxhaw

‘A Christmas Carol’ coming to the windows of downtown Waxhaw

WAXHAW – The windows of seven storefronts in downtown Waxhaw will soon come alive with the sights and sounds of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” as student actors from Parkwood… Read more »