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News editor Ciera Choate  says goodbye

News editor Ciera Choate says goodbye

Leaving Union County Weekly has pulled me through multiple emotions. Part of me doesn’t want to move on, I love this paper and the people I work with every day,… 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 »

News Briefs: July 24 to 30

News Briefs: July 24 to 30

Cellphone 911 line down temporarily in Union County The 911 service line for cellphone carriers was temporarily down in Union County Tuesday, July 22, according to county officials. The county… Read more »

Go Jen Go: Ice skating show to benefit breast cancer patients

Go Jen Go: Ice skating show to benefit breast cancer patients

INDIAN TRAIL – Area figure skaters will soon take to the ice to raise money for a cause dear to their hearts.  The Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail will… Read more »

‘Silver’ project helps kids go for the gold

‘Silver’ project helps kids go for the gold

WAXHAW – Three local Girl Scouts are joining forces to help students at New Town Elementary School maximize their learning experience. Shaina Edmonds, Megan Chard and Jessica Sedotto, all 13… Read more »

Town leaders approve expansion of Weddington UMC

Town leaders approve expansion of Weddington UMC

WEDDINGTON – Church members and students at Weddington United Methodist Church and Weddington Christian Academy will soon see the expansion of existing programs and addition of new programs as the… Read more »

Helping through hats

Helping through hats

WAXHAW – Two years ago,  Robin Viar’s doctor spoke the words no patient wants to hear: “It’s cancer.” Viar was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in March 2012 and… Read more »

Recent UCPS action stirs up redistricting critics

Recent UCPS action stirs up redistricting critics

Members of the group Citizens for Adequate Public Schools, or CAPS, are up in arms after the Union County Public School Board of Education made minor changes to the redistricting… Read more »

Rushing claims victory in July 15 runoff

Rushing claims victory in July 15 runoff

Union County voters confirmed the May Republican primary results after Stony Rushing beat Tracy Kuehler by 851 votes in the Tuesday, July 15, runoff election. Rushing will join current Vice-Chairman… Read more »

The power of positive influence

The power of positive influence

Union County resident Stephen Vaughn started Xcel 2 Fitness, a physically-active, character-building program for boys, in 2011 with the core belief that young people need positive influences from others in… Read more »