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Raising man’s best friend for a cause

Raising man’s best friend for a cause

WAXHAW – Charlie Petrizzo and his wife, Sandy, had no idea they would eventually become one of the top suppliers of Labrador retriever service dogs in the U.S. when they… Read more »

Sardis Elementary School salutes heroes

Sardis Elementary School salutes heroes

INDIAN TRAIL – If you ask students at Sardis Elementary School, they’ll tell you “hometown heroes” are pretty cool. Sardis Elementary recently hosted a school-wide salute to local police officers… Read more »

A tale of two festivals: Annual festivities returning to Weddington, Stallings next weekend

A tale of two festivals: Annual festivities returning to Weddington, Stallings next weekend

As the days grow shorter and summer comes to an end, two Union County towns are ready to say goodbye to one season and usher in the next, through their… Read more »

Living the dream: CATA grad embarks on international tour of Broadway show

Living the dream: CATA grad embarks on international tour of Broadway show

MONROE–Tyler McKenzie always wanted to be part of a Broadway show, but the Central Academy of Technology and Arts graduate had no idea his dream would come true just weeks… Read more »

Swinging for success

Swinging for success

Two Union County teachers will soon join other local tennis players for a shot at winning the United States Tennis Association’s 2014 40 & Over National Championship. Cuthbertson Middle School… Read more »

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 »

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