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News Briefs: April 16 – 22

News Briefs: April 16 – 22

Weddington rescinds resolution to give fire-taxing authority to county, looks to break contract with PVFD WEDDINGTON – At its Monday, April 13 meeting, the Weddington Town Council voted to reverse… Read more »

New fire department invites community to grand opening

New fire department invites community to grand opening

Although members of the Bakers Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) have been settling in to their new, 50,000-square-foot station on Old Charlotte Highway for a few months, they finally feel the… Read more »

Animals First Rescue to hold “Whiskers and Wine” fundraiser on May 2

Animals First Rescue to hold “Whiskers and Wine” fundraiser on May 2

Animals First Rescue of the Carolinas – a local nonprofit that rescues cats and dogs and finds them permanent homes – will host its third annual “Whiskers and Wine” fundraiser… Read more »

Six quick questions with Bill Price

Six quick questions with Bill Price

Queen’s Cup founder looks back on 20 years and forward to April 25 In a home-style office off Waxhaw Highway in Mineral Springs, Bill Price and a small team of… Read more »

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Sports Shorts: April 16 – 22

Sports Shorts: April 16 – 22

Piedmont softball poised for 
successful postseason Piedmont, (11-1, 4-1 Southern Carolinas), which was off to a blazing hot start, sustained its first and only blemish of the season when it… Read more »

Lovitt a true competitor

Lovitt a true competitor

Marvin Ridge tennis coach Julie van Olden had heard stories about George Lovitt’s prowess as a tennis player before he arrived on campus, but had yet to see for herself… Read more »

Cuthbertson baseball wins on and off the field

Cuthbertson baseball wins on and off the field

It’s no exaggeration to say Travis Little has built the Cuthbertson baseball program from the  ground up. The Cavalier coach has been with the team since the school opened its… Read more »

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Walton places at Nationals Weddington junior Parker Walton used his success from this season as a springboard to the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) Wrestling Championships at the Virginia… Read more »

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Superintendent proposes budget

Superintendent proposes budget

Union County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mary Ellis and Chief Finance Officer Dan Karpinski outlined the 2015-16 superintendent’s proposed budget during the Union County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday,… Read more »

Cuthbertson ‘saves’ domestic violence victims through school-wide chapter

Cuthbertson ‘saves’ domestic violence victims through school-wide chapter

WAXHAW – Students in Cuthbertson High School’s Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) chapter took a stand against domestic violence in Union County in 2014 and have earned the nonprofit’s coveted… Read more »

Education Notes: April 16 – 22

Education Notes: April 16 – 22

Sun Valley Middle honored at NCTC INDIAN TRAIL – Sun Valley Middle School took home multiple honors at the North Carolina Theatre Competition (NCTC) Middle School Festival on March 21… Read more »

Marvin Ridge wants to ‘talk it out’ about underage drinking

Marvin Ridge wants to ‘talk it out’ about underage drinking

Eighty-seven percent of North Carolina middle and high school students believe underage drinking is a problem, according to a recent survey conducted by the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control (NC… Read more »