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Marvin Ridge students take audiences ‘under the sea’

Marvin Ridge students take audiences ‘under the sea’

WAXHAW – Students at Marvin Ridge Middle School will take audience members on a journey under the sea through their production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.” this weekend. Performances… Read more »

Valentines for Veterans

Valentines for Veterans

Veterans who have dedicated their lives to serving their country will have something to smile about this Valentine’s Day, thanks to students from two Union County elementary schools. For five… Read more »

The whimsical world of Dr. Seuss

The whimsical world of Dr. Seuss

INDIAN TRAIL – Student performers from Porter Ridge Middle School will set the stage ablaze with colors, song and whimsy this weekend as they present their stage production of “Seussical… Read more »

A Year in Features

A Year in Features

Community features are a huge part of the Union County Weekly. As a hyper-local newspaper, Union County Weekly and its staff strives to bring our readers quality news stories, but… Read more »

Spreading hope for the holidays

Spreading hope for the holidays

WEDDINGTON – When Weddington High School sophomore Caroline Horne discussed launching a club to mentor children from a local Boys & Girls Club chapter last year, she had no idea… Read more »

Spreading hope through song

Spreading hope through song

WEDDINGTON – In a world of American Idols and YouTube celebrities, one local teenager is discarding the path to stardom in exchange for helping families facing crisis. Fifteen-year-old Max Petruzzi,… Read more »

Celebrate the season with a local church

Celebrate the season with a local church

As the holiday rush draws to a close, a handful of local churches are taking time to celebrate the season’s sacred side with special Christmas services. So whether you’re looking… Read more »

Parade returns to Union County

Parade returns to Union County

The annual Union County Christmas Parade returned to downtown Monroe on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 7. The event included vendors, dozens of floats, high school marching bands, demonstrations from… Read more »

Sun Valley students milk competition for all it’s worth

Sun Valley students milk competition for all it’s worth

INDIAN TRAIL – When it comes to dairy cows, Sun Valley High School’s Future Farmers of America have it covered. Sun Valley’s FFA chapter has attended the annual North Carolina… Read more »

Find your holiday fun

Find your holiday fun

December is officially here, marking the season for Christmas tree lightings, gingerbread houses, nativities, holiday performances, seasonal craft shows and the Man in the Red Suit himself. Check out Union… Read more »