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Yearly Archives: 2012

Metrolina’s Breeden makes college choice

Metrolina’s Breeden makes college choice

Metrolina Christian Academy senior Caleb Breeden recently committed to continue his cross country career at Charleston Southern. Breeden is a four-time all-Metrolina Athletic Conference selection and placed fourth at this… Read more »

Porter Ridge boys heating up?

Porter Ridge boys heating up?

Picking up the pieces after a two-win season is never an enviable task, but first-year Porter Ridge boys basketball coach Jim Rhodes is beginning to see some good signs around… Read more »

Waxhaw volunteers send 475 care packages to  deployed service members

Waxhaw volunteers send 475 care packages to deployed service members

WAXHAW – After weeks of gathering and packing, volunteers in Waxhaw have shipped the first of 475 care packages to Afghanistan just in time for the holidays. Not only did… Read more »

Weddington looking ahead at 2013 issues

Weddington looking ahead at 2013 issues

WEDDINGTON – At Monday night’s meeting of the Weddington Town Council, residents and councilmembers will finally hear the results of the public survey on the controversial land-use plan. Town officials… Read more »

Canceled outlet project disappoints local leader

Canceled outlet project disappoints local leader

STALLINGS – Discussions about the proposed outlet mall in Stallings came to an end after leaders with Simon Property Group and Tanger Outlet Centers announced they would combine their forces… Read more »

With a 50-point game and scholarship offers, young Warriors star on the rise

With a 50-point game and scholarship offers, young Warriors star on the rise

Something told Weddington girls basketball coach Ryun Cook to check the statistics before he pulled sophomore guard Stephanie Watts from the game on Friday, Nov. 30. Weddington sophomore guard Stephanie… Read more »

Piedmont boys off to historically good start

Piedmont boys off to historically good start

The Piedmont boys basketball team has opened its season with four consecutive victories under first-year coach Rudi Heath, something that hasn’t happened in Panther Country in a number of years…. Read more »

Porter Ridge’s state football title hopes dashed by New Bern in finals

Porter Ridge’s state football title hopes dashed by New Bern in finals

CHAPEL HILL – For roughly 47 minutes and 30 seconds of the Class 4A state title tilt on Friday, Nov. 30, the night, and the year, appeared to belong to… Read more »

Local 11 year old brings Christmas to hospitalized children, dedicates fundraiser to grandfather’s memory

Local 11 year old brings Christmas to hospitalized children, dedicates fundraiser to grandfather’s memory

WEDDINGTON – Five years ago, Katie Greene was standing in a department store, holding a teddy bear when she had a realization: what if she could give a toy to… Read more »

Union County Girl Scout troops do it all

Union County Girl Scout troops do it all

When the words “Girl Scouts” are uttered, oftentimes thoughts immediately turn to Thin Mints, Samoas and Do-si-dos. With the number of local Girl Scouts growing, volunteers are badly needed. But… Read more »