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Arts council announces local organizations to receive grant money

Arts council announces local organizations to receive grant money

MONROE – The Union County Community Arts Council (UCCAC) has approved seven county art organizations to receive funds from its Grassroots Arts Grants program. The council will disperse $22,750 to… Read more »

Waxhaw in early stages of planning  to develop Highway 16 corridor

Waxhaw in early stages of planning to develop Highway 16 corridor

WAXHAW – Waxhaw’s Planning Board approved a new Highway 16 Corridor Plan on Sept. 15 and is ready to discuss it with the board of commissioners. The 90-page plan, developed… Read more »

Raising man’s best friend for a cause

Raising man’s best friend for a cause

WAXHAW – Charlie Petrizzo and his wife, Sandy, had no idea they would eventually become one of the top suppliers of Labrador retriever service dogs in the U.S. when they… Read more »

Sardis Elementary School salutes heroes

Sardis Elementary School salutes heroes

INDIAN TRAIL – If you ask students at Sardis Elementary School, they’ll tell you “hometown heroes” are pretty cool. Sardis Elementary recently hosted a school-wide salute to local police officers… Read more »

Union County resident receives new Habitat for Humanity home

Union County resident receives new Habitat for Humanity home

The Housing Opportunity Foundation (HOF) presented 10 local nonprofits and nine area Habitat for Humanity stores with a total of $33,500 in donations last week to help fight unmet housing… Read more »

County hears from residents regarding the future of area parks

County hears from residents regarding the future of area parks

The Union County Parks & Recreation Department held one of three public outreach meetings on Tuesday, Sept. 16, as it prepares to develop a comprehensive master plan regarding the growth… Read more »

Community gathers to welcome Waxhaw’s newest resident

Community gathers to welcome Waxhaw’s newest resident

Charles Stewart doesn’t remember being knocked unconscious by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2003, and ever since that day he’s had issues with his memory. But he’ll remember Sept…. Read more »

Crossing paths: Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center’s growth brings new and creative ways for residents to connect with their community

Crossing paths: Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center’s growth brings new and creative ways for residents to connect with their community

INDIAN TRAIL– Since opening in 2012, the Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center has offered residents a unique place to cross artistic and cultural paths – and those who are behind… Read more »

News Briefs: Sept. 11 to 17

News Briefs: Sept. 11 to 17

15th annual Ed Sweeney Golf Tournament returning MONROE – Union County Public Schools’ Maintenance Employees Organization is hosting its 15th annual Ed Sweeney Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 26 at… Read more »

Union Day School taking shape

Union Day School taking shape

A Waxhaw resident took another step Tuesday night toward gaining support for a new charter school to be opened in August 2016 in Union County.  Erin Kirkpatrick has been planning… Read more »