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Spartan softball to compete for state title

Spartan softball to compete for state title

When the Spartans walked off the field at Enka High School after a 5-0 loss in the first game of their best-of-three N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A Western… Read more »

Celebrating Sandra

Celebrating Sandra

HEMBY BRIDGE – Six years after being diagnosed with a genetic condition that would eventually require a double lung transplant, Hemby Bridge resident Sandra Cook is just a few steps… Read more »

The young and the talented

The young and the talented

WAXHAW – Nine-year-old Ella McElroy has loved art as far back as she can remember. “Ever since I could hold a crayon, I was all over the place, drawing,” Ella… Read more »

County proposes tax increase to provide additional UCPS funding

County proposes tax increase to provide additional UCPS funding

County leaders dedicated to keeping taxes low now are considering a rate hike this year to address growing school system needs. The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the… Read more »

The Best of the Best

The Best of the Best

This week, Union County Weekly sports writer Hannah Dockery takes her annual look back on the season that was in Union County sports and ranks her top 10 teams of… Read more »

Fighting for Tommy

Fighting for Tommy

WESLEY CHAPEL – When Andrew and Daniel Gantt learned their 16-year-old cousin, Tommy, was diagnosed with cancer, the two brothers’ world was shaken. “I was pretty shocked,” Andrew said. “I… Read more »

Kuehler, Rushing to face off in July 15 vote

Kuehler, Rushing to face off in July 15 vote

Voters in Union County will have one more chance July 15 to determine the three candidates who will appear on the November county commission ballot after Tracy Kuehler filed for… Read more »

Raises, waste fee increase proposed in Waxhaw budget

Raises, waste fee increase proposed in Waxhaw budget

WAXHAW – Waxhaw could see a number of changes in its 2014-15 budget if commissioners approve some of the changes recently proposed to them by their new interim town manager…. Read more »

Building relationships through law enforcement

Building relationships through law enforcement

MONROE – Officer Monique Holt wanted to work in law enforcement from the time she was in the fifth grade. Little did she know her career as a police officer… Read more »

Weddington girls, Marvin Ridge boys place fourth at state track and field meet

Weddington girls, Marvin Ridge boys place fourth at state track and field meet

The Weddington girls relay teams came up big at the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A state meet on May 17, held at N.C. A&T University in Greensboro. The Warriors’… Read more »