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United Way preps for 21st annual service project event

United Way preps for 21st annual service project event

For more than two decades, United Way of Central Carolinas’ annual Day of Caring has reached out to thousands of individuals and organizations in Union County. Now in its 21st… Read more »

Pitching in for Anthony

Pitching in for Anthony

WEDDINGTON – When Colleen LaPenna learned her 4-year-old son Anthony needed a life-saving transplant, she never dreamed her family, friends and community would stand behind her like they have. Now,… Read more »

Weddington leaders oppose Monroe Bypass

Weddington leaders oppose Monroe Bypass

WEDDINGTON – Leaders in Weddington unanimously adopted a resolution during the July 8 town council meeting calling for a search for alternatives to the much-debated Monroe bypass project. According to… Read more »

Dogwood Park ready for construction

Dogwood Park ready for construction

WESLEY CHAPEL – After several years of planning and anticipation, Wesley Chapel’s future Dogwood Park is officially ready for construction. Town officials and parks and recreation enthusiasts broke ground on… Read more »

Family hosts Ukrainian orphan for five weeks

Family hosts Ukrainian orphan for five weeks

STALLINGS – One local family is stepping out of its comfort zone in exchange for something greater: showing love to someone who needs it. The McIntosh family, of Stallings, is… Read more »

Residents fight proposed water tower location

Residents fight proposed water tower location

WEDDINGTON – More than 300 Weddington residents have signed a petition to stop the new water tower proposed for Hemby Road following Union County Public Works’ decision to move forward… Read more »

Coast to coast for Cindy’s Hope Chest

Coast to coast for Cindy’s Hope Chest

INDIAN TRAIL – From the time Patrick Acker found out his grandmother had lung cancer in 2011, he wanted to do something to fight cancer and inspire those battling the… Read more »

Girl Scouts excel through double garden project

Girl Scouts excel through double garden project

WEDDINGTON – Ten local Girl Scouts recently put their green thumbs to the test in a double garden project that beautified an existing courtyard at Weddington Middle School and created… Read more »

Indian Trail has choice to make on Old Monroe

Indian Trail has choice to make on Old Monroe

INDIAN TRAIL – Talks are moving forward on widening Old Monroe Road between Matthews and Indian Trail, as the North Carolina Department of Transportation has suggested Indian Trail pitch in… Read more »

Sewing love with every stitch

Sewing love with every stitch

MONROE – Ever since she was a “little girl,” Elinor Washington loved making quilts. But quilt making was just a hobby for the 88-year-old Monroe resident until she decided to… Read more »

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