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Local restaurateur opens another establishment

Local restaurateur opens another establishment

MONROE – Even after owning a restaurant for about 14 years, Gail Simms is still excited about bringing diner-style Southern food to her community. The Skinny Cook, located at the… Read more »

A ‘heart’ for giving back

A ‘heart’ for giving back

INDIAN TRAIL – One of the things Chris Perez learned from a difficult year was how to turn his own struggles into blessings for others. Perez and his wife, Rebekah,… Read more »

Indian Trail, Stallings, Matthews, Mint Hill enter economic alliance

Indian Trail, Stallings, Matthews, Mint Hill enter economic alliance

Leaders from Indian Trail and Stallings in Union County and Matthews and Mint Hill in Mecklenburg County all have agreed to work together in planning for economic development in the… Read more »

UCPS moves forward with redistricting

UCPS moves forward with redistricting

After two months of discussions, the Union County Public Schools Board of Education voted 7-1 during its March 4 meeting to approve the countywide redistricting plan that could shift more… Read more »

Cloud 9 gives back

Cloud 9 gives back

WEDDINGTON – Spring is less than a month away, and parents likely are preparing to swap out children’s winter coats, boots and long pants for shorts, T-shirts and sandals. Southbrook… Read more »

UCPS, storm water woes delay vote on proposed Stallings subdivision

UCPS, storm water woes delay vote on proposed Stallings subdivision

STALLINGS – Union County Public Schools redistricting arguments, storm water needs and other concerns caused Stallings leaders to table a decision on a single-family home development project proposed for Stevens… Read more »

Waxhaw to see grocery store at Howard Mills

Waxhaw to see grocery store at Howard Mills

WAXHAW – Developers are one step closer to bringing a new grocery store to Waxhaw, though town leaders say they don’t know what grocer will fill the open space. Waxhaw… Read more »

Waxing poetically at South Piedmont Community College

Waxing poetically at South Piedmont Community College

MONROE – Union County residents welcomed a poetic dignitary into their midst this week. Joseph Bathanti, North Carolina’s poet laureate, wove personal experiences and stories into his poetry as he… Read more »

UCPS refuses $3 million mobile units offer

UCPS refuses $3 million mobile units offer

The Union County Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to turn down the county’s offer of $3 million for mobile classrooms to alleviate overcrowding concerns during the board’s Tuesday,… Read more »

Local girls to get help making prom dreams come true

Local girls to get help making prom dreams come true

WEDDINGTON – Prom isn’t just about a fun night with your friends – for girls, it’s also about finding the perfect dress. And The Closet Ministry will help nearly 100… Read more »

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