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State-required CPR training working well for UCPS

State-required CPR training working well for UCPS

Students across North Carolina are learning how to better handle emergency situations, thanks to a 2012 state legislation requiring all public school students to complete a CPR training program.  And… Read more »

Waxhaw shuffles staff, names interim manager

Waxhaw shuffles staff, names interim manager

WAXHAW – Leaders in Waxhaw made two changes to town staff at the Tuesday, April 22, meeting – first by hiring Greg Mahar as the interim town manager and then… Read more »

County commission candidates discuss UCPS, Monroe Bypass, taxes

County commission candidates discuss UCPS, Monroe Bypass, taxes

With early voting underway and the upcoming May 6 Republican primary, Union County voters will soon decide the three names that will appear on the November ballot to fill the… Read more »

Building confidence, one story at a time

Building confidence, one story at a time

WAXHAW – Libby DeRonne considers herself somewhat of a creative arts junkie. The 13-year-old Cuthbertson Middle School seventh-grader admittedly loves drama and the arts and has participated in school plays… Read more »

Making Moves

Making Moves

When Courtney Blanden found out her father accepted a promotion with Duke Energy and her family would be moving to Charlotte just before her senior year of high school began,… Read more »

Superhero card flies off shelves at libraries

Superhero card flies off shelves at libraries

MONROE – Al Bigley first discovered comis books as a kid, and quickly desired to learn how to draw the colorful characters in the stories he enjoyed reading.  Now a… Read more »

Towns going green for Earth and Arbor Day

Towns going green for Earth and Arbor Day

STALLINGS – Flowers are blooming, trees are budding and the grass is turning green – and there’s no better time to learn how to take care of the environment than… Read more »

Commission candidates talk UCPS, growth, DSS

Commission candidates talk UCPS, growth, DSS

WINGATE – Candidates running for the Union County Board of Commissioners recently discussed tensions between county leaders and Union County Public Schools, management of continued growth, trouble at the Department… Read more »

In full swing

In full swing

There were two outs with the tying run on third base in the bottom of the seventh inning as Metrolina Christian faced High Point Christian in the 2012 N.C. Independent… Read more »

Funny Easter Bunny could be the next Elf on a Shelf

Funny Easter Bunny could be the next Elf on a Shelf

MONROE – Move over, Elf on a Shelf – Easter is coming. And Monroe resident and “momtrepreneur” Priscilla York is the brains behind what could be the next big holiday… Read more »