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Union County DSS names Betancourt new program administrator

Union County DSS names Betancourt new program administrator

Union County Department of Social Services hired Patrick Betancourt as a new Program Administrator over Child Welfare Services, continuing a drastic movement toward change since coming under scrutiny last November… Read more »

Taking to the ice: Area teens to host ice-skating marathon to benefit children

Taking to the ice: Area teens to host ice-skating marathon to benefit children

INDIAN TRAIL – Skaters of all levels and ages will soon have the opportunity to raise money so underprivileged children can ice skate. Gabrielle Gorman, a senior at Grace Academy,… Read more »

Taking recovery, hope 23-stories high

Taking recovery, hope 23-stories high

One local woman is preparing to step into the unknown to support a cause close to her heart. Marvin resident Karen Hund will participate in the fourth annual Over the… Read more »

News Briefs: Aug. 14 to 20

News Briefs: Aug. 14 to 20

Family of Kilah Davenport honored at event WEDDINGTON – The family of Kilah Davenport, a local girl whose death spurred legislators to pass new child abuse laws, was honored last… Read more »

Seminars to focus on property in bypass’s path

Seminars to focus on property in bypass’s path

After more than a decade of debate, it appears construction on the Monroe Bypass will begin in early 2015. So the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm will soon begin informing… Read more »

Group continues to seek charter school for western Union

Group continues to seek charter school for western Union

INDIAN TRAIL – A group of local education advocates are continuing their push this summer to establish a charter school in the Indian Trail/Stallings area, but still needs the support… Read more »

Weddington finalizes fire protection agreement

Weddington finalizes fire protection agreement

WEDDINGTON – The Weddington Town Council has approved a long-term lease agreement with the Providence Volunteer Fire Department to keep firefighters in the building they have occupied since 1985.  The… Read more »

SPCC students to take aim at cyber crimes, agribusiness

SPCC students to take aim at cyber crimes, agribusiness

MONROE – Students at South Piedmont Community College will see two vastly different new options on their course list this fall. The school, which has a campus in Monroe in… Read more »

County considers rural concerns in EMS deployment

County considers rural concerns in EMS deployment

Union County commissioners have halted talks with Carolinas Healthcare System regarding a new EMS contract after public outreach meetings garnered negative feedback from residents.  Slow paramedic response times to portions… Read more »

Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

“Why do you still print newspapers?”  I’ve been asked that at more than one career fair from kids who probably don’t realize they’re asking a question I’ve struggled with myself… Read more »