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Waxhaw discusses health care coverage for town leaders

Waxhaw discusses health care coverage for town leaders

WAXHAW – Although Waxhaw may not see a large increase in costs due to the Affordable Care Act, the town could see an increase in costs if town leaders opt… Read more »

Rocking solid

Rocking solid

INDIAN TRAIL – Justin and Jeremy Oldja have always loved music. The Indian Trail brothers grew up singing in church and playing instruments in their school band. So it was… Read more »

Sports Shorts – 3/14

Sports Shorts – 3/14

CATA hires new football coach Central Academy of Technology and Arts announced last week that Phil Smith has been hired as the new football coach, replacing Tad Baucom who accepted… Read more »

Jumping in the name of Madelynn

Jumping in the name of Madelynn

INDIAN TRAIL – Sardis Elementary School physical education teacher Claudia Zapka has incorporated Jump Rope for Heart into her curriculum since the school opened more than 16 years ago. But… Read more »

Local restaurateur opens another establishment

Local restaurateur opens another establishment

MONROE – Even after owning a restaurant for about 14 years, Gail Simms is still excited about bringing diner-style Southern food to her community. The Skinny Cook, located at the… Read more »

A ‘heart’ for giving back

A ‘heart’ for giving back

INDIAN TRAIL – One of the things Chris Perez learned from a difficult year was how to turn his own struggles into blessings for others. Perez and his wife, Rebekah,… Read more »

Indian Trail, Stallings, Matthews, Mint Hill enter economic alliance

Indian Trail, Stallings, Matthews, Mint Hill enter economic alliance

Leaders from Indian Trail and Stallings in Union County and Matthews and Mint Hill in Mecklenburg County all have agreed to work together in planning for economic development in the… Read more »

UCPS moves forward with redistricting

UCPS moves forward with redistricting

After two months of discussions, the Union County Public Schools Board of Education voted 7-1 during its March 4 meeting to approve the countywide redistricting plan that could shift more… Read more »

Panther Prowess

Panther Prowess

When Milt Flow led Piedmont’s baseball team to a state title in 1984 as a standout pitcher, he thought he’d reached the pinnacle of high school sports accomplishments. But it… Read more »

Racing to success

Racing to success

WAXHAW – There’s no greater feeling for Devin O’Connell than the adrenaline rush of heading full throttle through a challenging racecourse. The 16-year-old Marvin Ridge High School sophomore has loved… Read more »