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Newsies: Child labor and striking have never looked this fun

Newsies: Child labor and striking have never looked this fun

Based on the 1992 box-office flop that had a gradual rise to cult following after, “Newsies” the musical is charming its way into audiences’ hearts in its Broadway tour across… Read more »

Y Not? Educating Ballantyne in Art, Dance, Theater

Y Not? Educating Ballantyne in Art, Dance, Theater

Tucked away in the second floor of the Ballantyne Corners shopping center is the Ballantyne Arts Center, a jam-packed hub of art activity for children and young people interested in… Read more »

Audit of Providence Volunteer Fire Department reveals concerns with funding

Audit of Providence Volunteer Fire Department reveals concerns with funding

WEDDINGTON – According to an audit and assessment of the Providence Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) carried out by McGrath Consulting Group (MCG) in November, a tax increase implemented in 2012… Read more »

Sending a Message

Sending a Message

MONROE – Seventeen-year-old Olin Austin said that he enjoyed giving back “before all this.” It’s typical that the soft-spoken high school senior could passively describe  his summer-long battle with cancer… Read more »

A Year in Features

A Year in Features

Community features are a huge part of the Union County Weekly. As a hyper-local newspaper, Union County Weekly and its staff strives to bring our readers quality news stories, but… Read more »

Third trial date set in murder case of Monroe teen

Third trial date set in murder case of Monroe teen

A third trial date has been set for the murder trial of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes, a Monroe teen, after two mistrials. A judge declared a second mistrial in the trial… Read more »

Education Notes: Dec. 31, 2014 to Jan. 7, 2015

Education Notes: Dec. 31, 2014 to Jan. 7, 2015

Wolfe students celebrate the holidays Students from Wolfe School, a Union County Public Schools special purpose school that serves students with disabilities across Union County, celebrated the season on Dec…. Read more »

Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Chris O’Grady

Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Chris O’Grady

Weddington senior Chris O’Grady began kicking a soccer ball around when he was 5 years old and living in the Bronx, New York. When his family moved to North Carolina… Read more »

Sports Shorts: Dec. 31, 2014 to Jan. 7, 2015

Sports Shorts: Dec. 31, 2014 to Jan. 7, 2015

Correction: Union County Weekly incorrectly stated Marion Watson led Class 3A schools in field goals this season. Weddington kicker Keith Duncan led Class 3A schools in field goals, with 17… Read more »

News Briefs: Dec. 31, 2014 to Jan. 7, 2015

News Briefs: Dec. 31, 2014 to Jan. 7, 2015

Wesley Chapel council continues public hearing on dangerous weapon ordinance WESLEY CHAPEL – The town of Wesley Chapel will be continuing a public hearing that began at a Dec. 8… Read more »