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Tapped Potential

Tapped Potential

It’s somewhat of a fluke that 6-foot-6, 210-pound John Emezie ended up on the basketball court in the first place. But it’s a good thing for Marvin Ridge, as the… Read more »

2014 elections filing opens in Union County

2014 elections filing opens in Union County

Filing opened Monday, Feb. 10, for local elections that this year will include the Union County Board of Commissioners seats and the Washington, D.C., seats of U.S. Reps. Robert Pittenger… Read more »

Would voters support tax hike to avoid redistricting?

Would voters support tax hike to avoid redistricting?

As the Union County Public Schools Board of Education continues discussing overcrowding, many parents and community members are calling for more long-term planning – which some say must include a… Read more »

Weddington leaders discuss NCDOT, UCPS at retreat

Weddington leaders discuss NCDOT, UCPS at retreat

WEDDINGTON – Leaders in Weddington are planning now for some of the biggest issues they will face in the next fiscal year and into the near future. Recent issues with… Read more »

Saving lives, one dog at a time

Saving lives, one dog at a time

WAXHAW – Madi Joselyn has always been an animal lover, especially when it comes to dogs. Madi’s passion for canines has grown into an ongoing effort to save scores of… Read more »

Community members formulate alternative to redistricting

Community members formulate alternative to redistricting

Parents and community members across Union County have been speaking out against the proposed redistricting of Union County Public Schools, but now one group has formulated a plan they think… Read more »

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 »

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