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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 »

‘Eagle’ shows his patriotism

‘Eagle’ shows his patriotism

MONROE – When Gaston Outen’s dad encouraged him to earn his Eagle Scout rank before receiving his driver’s license, the 13-year-old took the challenge to the next level – beating… Read more »

Waxhaw mayor moves forward after DWI

Waxhaw mayor moves forward after DWI

WAXHAW – After more than six months of public scrutiny following her June 10 arrest, Waxhaw Mayor Daune Gardner isn’t ready to leave her mistakes in the past. Gardner was… Read more »

New urgent care to support Union children

New urgent care to support Union children

MONROE – Union County parents now have another place to turn in their time of stress and need thanks to the opening of the Carolinas HealthCare Children’s Urgent Care–Union. The… Read more »

Parents, towns push back against UCPS redistricting talk

Parents, towns push back against UCPS redistricting talk

People concerned about Union County Public Schools Board of Education proposals to redistrict schools in order to address overcrowding will have another chance to learn about the issue and show… Read more »

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