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Group of Wesley Chapel residents petition to secede from village

Group of Wesley Chapel residents petition to secede from village

WESLEY CHAPEL – Several landowners who wish to de-annex their respective properties from the village of Wesley Chapel addressed the village council at a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 26…. Read more »

News Briefs: Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2015

News Briefs: Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2015

Indian Trail named one of the most affordable housing markets in the state INDIAN TRAIL – Financial website SmartAsset has named Indian Trail the ninth most affordable housing market in… Read more »

Providence Volunteer Fire Department announces new, improved safety rating

Providence Volunteer Fire Department announces new, improved safety rating

Jack Parks, president of the Providence Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD), announced to a room full of firefighters, their loved ones and government officials on Saturday that the department’s hard work… Read more »

Local artist goes all in, turning passion to profession

Local artist goes all in, turning passion to profession

Neva Starr stands in her Stallings backyard, which is filled with countless beautiful pieces of art that look ready for shipment. This large collection consists only of her works-in-progress. “That’s… Read more »

Charges dropped in murder case of Monroe teen

Charges dropped in murder case of Monroe teen

The only man charged for the 2010 disappearance of 16-year-old Monroe student Phylicia Barnes was released by a judge in Baltimore, Maryland on Jan. 20. Michael Maurice Johnson was charged… Read more »

Walmart opens new ‘community-centered’ grocery store in Waxhaw

Walmart opens new ‘community-centered’ grocery store in Waxhaw

WAXHAW – After many years of trying, Walmart has finally created a presence within Waxhaw, albeit a smaller one than what was proposed nearly a decade ago. On Jan. 7,… Read more »

News Briefs: Jan. 22 to 28, 2015

News Briefs: Jan. 22 to 28, 2015

Indian Trail shows appreciation for board and committee members INDIAN TRAIL – On Tuesday, Jan. 13, the town of Indian Trail hosted an appreciation night for all members of the… Read more »

Red Ventures not involved with land buys just north of Union County

Red Ventures not involved with land buys just north of Union County

Despite speculation that South Carolina-based web marketing firm Red Ventures was behind the recent purchases of two blocks of land at the intersection of Johnston Road and Providence Road West,… Read more »

Area Girl Scouts kick-off cookie sales with new flavors, technology

Area Girl Scouts kick-off cookie sales with new flavors, technology

Area Girl Scouts gathered on Saturday, Jan. 10, to kick off cookie sales at the Union County Cookie Rally in the Old Armory Community Center in Monroe. The Girls Scouts… Read more »

Connecting the  dots between towns and the county

Connecting the dots between towns and the county

On Monday, Jan. 5, the Union County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a plan to assign commissioners as liaisons to each municipality in the county, in hopes of improving communication… Read more »