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Panther playmakers

Panther playmakers

Basketball at Piedmont High School has undergone a culture shift in the last two years. Piedmont boys basketball was mediocre at best before coach Rudi Heath took matters into his… Read more »

Wesley Chapel sets sights on future, applauds past

Wesley Chapel sets sights on future, applauds past

WESLEY CHAPEL – Leaders from throughout Wesley Chapel’s short history came together this weekend to mark a big milestone for the village. Wesley Chapel officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on… Read more »

Towns stand against redistricting

Towns stand against redistricting

Leaders in towns across western Union County are standing behind frustrated parents in their communities in speaking out against the push to redistrict more than 5,800 students in Union County… Read more »

Kindness in the name of Nolan

Kindness in the name of Nolan

INDIAN TRAIL – When Chris and Rebekah Perez were expecting twin boys in 2012, they received news no parent wants to hear – there was something wrong with one of… Read more »

Committed to ‘educating the whole child’

Committed to ‘educating the whole child’

MONROE – Students are barely past the midpoint of the academic year, but Union Academy Charter School already has its sights set on the 2014-15 school year as the school… Read more »

Watts’ winning ways

Watts’ winning ways

Brandon and Stephanie Watts have had a basketball in their hands since they first could walk. They’ve devoted their lives to practicing the game year-round, on AAU teams, school teams,… Read more »

‘Unifying’ for the win

‘Unifying’ for the win

A team of Special Olympics bowlers from Union County will have a chance to show off their athletic skills on the national level as they travel across the U.S. to… Read more »

School board discusses all overcrowding options

School board discusses all overcrowding options

MONROE – Redistricting may be the most cost-effective option to fix overcrowding in western Union County schools, though the idea still doesn’t sit well with many parents and local leaders…. Read more »

Keeping up with the Joneses

Keeping up with the Joneses

Girls basketball in Union County was all about Porter Ridge last year. The Pirates breezed through nonconference opponents with one of the most dangerous starting lineups around, featuring sharp-shooting guards… Read more »

Stallings starts discussions on redrawing voting districts

Stallings starts discussions on redrawing voting districts

STALLINGS – Although he was one of the main opponents of redrawing voting district lines early last year, Councilman Fred Weber has restarted the conversation to even out voting districts… Read more »

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