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From paint splatter to book series

From paint splatter to book series

WAXHAW – It all started with a paint spill. Melissa Perry Moraja was painting a mural on the wall of her children’s playroom when some paint fell on the floor…. Read more »

Light shed on Bonterra Village’s potential dark past

Light shed on Bonterra Village’s potential dark past

INDIAN TRAIL– Leaders in Indian Trail  took a step toward unveiling a shroud of secrecy that has been hanging over the town government since former planning director Lee Bailey’s departure… Read more »

News Briefs: Sept. 25 to Oct. 1

News Briefs: Sept. 25 to Oct. 1

Common Heart celebrates volunteers Common Heart, an Indian Trial faith-based nonprofit, is hosting its sixth annual Love in Action banquet to celebrate its volunteers and serve as a fundraiser on… Read more »

Beloved town figure begins training replacement after 36 years of service

Beloved town figure begins training replacement after 36 years of service

WAXHAW – A torch is being passed in Waxhaw as Bonnie McManus, town clerk for 36 years, is being replaced by Melody Shuler, the former clerk deputy in Wingate. Shuler… Read more »

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 »