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Embarking on a new adventure: Former Marvin Ridge High principal takes over Union County Early College

Embarking on a new adventure: Former Marvin Ridge High principal takes over Union County Early College

MONROE –Tim Conner’s passion for teaching was originally ignited by a lifeguarding job. “I enjoyed teaching swimming and working with the kids,” Conner said. The Nebraska native’s love for education… Read more »

Concert to help kick cancer for Kacey

Concert to help kick cancer for Kacey

STALLINGS – Local musicians and community members are rallying around a 5-year-old girl fighting bone cancer this weekend for a 12-hour benefit concert. The Kicking It For Kacey Benefit will… Read more »

10 tips for the new school year

10 tips for the new school year

School bells will ring on Monday, Aug. 25 across Union County, signifying the start of the 2014-15 traditional school year. As students anticipate the first day of school and enjoy… Read more »

A voice of advocacy

A voice of advocacy

MONROE – Dr. Kim Vague always had a desire to speak up for families and individuals whose voices were often unheard. That passion fueled careers working for both the North… Read more »

‘Livening’ up Lake Park

‘Livening’ up Lake Park

LAKE PARK – Central Academy at Lake Park and Central Church of God will unite this weekend in an effort to reach out to Lake Park and its surrounding communities. … Read more »

Moving up: Former middle school principal takes over Porter Ridge High

Moving up: Former middle school principal takes over Porter Ridge High

INDIAN TRAIL – Dr. Bashawn Harris began his career in education teaching eight students in a special education class in Mecklenburg County.  Harris’s desire to help more students brought him… Read more »

Education News and Notes: Aug. 7 to 13

Education News and Notes: Aug. 7 to 13

School to host Lake Park Live event LAKE PARK – Central Academy at Lake Park and Central Church at Lake Park will host Lake Park Live 2014! on Aug. 23,… Read more »

A new chapter for Antioch Elementary

A new chapter for Antioch Elementary

WEDDINGTON – Dr. Jamie Benfield was “headed on a route toward education” even before she started pursuing her undergraduate degree. Now, with a handful of degrees and a number of… Read more »

National Night Out returns

National Night Out returns

Residents in Union County will have the opportunity to connect with local law enforcement officers in an informal setting through towns’ annual National Night Out events. National Night Out, nicknamed… Read more »

Grieving with faith

Grieving with faith

WAXHAW – Julie Kemp’s life was forever changed on Oct. 19, 1997. Kemp and her husband, Andy, and their 8-year-old son, Landon, were involved in a car wreck that claimed… Read more »

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