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Parkwood Middle welcomes new principal

Parkwood Middle welcomes new principal

MONROE – Jeff Kraftson didn’t set out to become a principal. In fact, he didn’t even set out to pursue a career in education. Kraftson, now the new head principal… Read more »

New principal hopes to foster excellence at New Town Elementary

New principal hopes to foster excellence at New Town Elementary

WAXHAW – When Cathy Perry first started teaching, she “never thought in a million years” she would go into administration. But a desire to work with more students drove her… Read more »

Sardis Elementary ponytail drive helps create wigs for cancer patients

Sardis Elementary ponytail drive helps create wigs for cancer patients

INDIAN TRAIL – Thanks to students, teachers and parents within the Sardis Elementary School community, at least three women fighting cancer will have the opportunity to have hair while undergoing… Read more »

Local students sell rainbow looms to raise money for animal shelter

Local students sell rainbow looms to raise money for animal shelter

MARVIN – Two local girls are using the latest craze to make life a little easier for homeless dogs and those who help them. It all started when 9-year-old Sammie… Read more »

Piedmont cluster schools fund home for Dominican family

Piedmont cluster schools fund home for Dominican family

MONROE – Thanks to the Piedmont cluster schools, a Dominican teen and his family are the proud owners of a brand new home. Students and faculty of Unionville and Fairview… Read more »

Marvin Ridge women’s ensemble gains national, international recognition

Marvin Ridge women’s ensemble gains national, international recognition

MARVIN – For the Marvin Ridge High School Women’s Ensemble, the phrase “music makes the world go ‘round” has taken on a whole new meaning. The students have won awards… Read more »

Weddington High School event to benefit victims of Boston Marathon attack

Weddington High School event to benefit victims of Boston Marathon attack

WEDDINGTON – Less than a month after the Boston Marathon bombing, students at Weddington High School are reaching out to one family stricken by the event. Seven-year-old Jane Richard was… Read more »

Wesley Chapel Elementary to host annual spring fling, silent auction

Wesley Chapel Elementary to host annual spring fling, silent auction

WESLEY CHAPEL – The air will soon be ringing with the sounds of carnival rides, filled with the aroma of fresh food and full of excitement as hundreds of families… Read more »

Girl Scout earns Gold Award through garden project at Rock Rest Elementary

Girl Scout earns Gold Award through garden project at Rock Rest Elementary

MONROE – When Vickie Belcher set out to earn her Gold Award, the 17-year-old Weddington High School senior didn’t know much about gardening. But after a few months of preparation… Read more »

Community unites to raise money for 4-year-old’s transplant

Community unites to raise money for 4-year-old’s transplant

WAXHAW – An entire community is rallying together to fight for one local 4-year-old boy. When he was just three weeks old, Anthony LaPenna of Waxhaw was diagnosed with chronic… Read more »