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News Briefs: March 5 – 11

News Briefs: March 5 – 11

Scott Safety announces $28.7 million expansion in Monroe MONROE – On Feb. 27, fire protection supply company Scott Safety announced a $28.7 million investment to go toward new equipment and… Read more »

Local organizers hold class to get residents politically active

Local organizers hold class to get residents politically active

Organizers with the League of Women Voters (LWV) in Union County are trying to get area residents more involved with local politics by holding interactive classes for interested parties throughout… Read more »

Sports Shorts: Feb. 26 – March 4

Sports Shorts: Feb. 26 – March 4

Weddington boys and girls win conference tournament Inclement weather forced the cancellation or pushback of most conference tournaments in the area, leading the N.C. High School Athletic Association to decide… Read more »

Barber remains a proven worker

Barber remains a proven worker

Weddington boys basketball coach Gary Ellington jokes he is going to claim Jordan Barber as a dependent on his taxes. He may as well, as the coach truly depends on… Read more »

Arts Notes: Feb. 26 – March 4

Arts Notes: Feb. 26 – March 4

Local Theatre presents ‘We Like Short Shorts’ Festival WAXHAW – The Storefront Theatre will present ten 10-minute plays during its We Like Short Shorts Festival at Waxhaw Presbyterian Church on… Read more »

Opera Carolina’s “Hansel & Gretel” is a sweet treat

Opera Carolina’s “Hansel & Gretel” is a sweet treat

If you think about the original Grimm Brothers’ fairytale, “Hansel and Gretel,” it’s pretty terrifying. Children who eat too much are stranded in the forest to die, when a witch… Read more »

Union County Students come together for annual music festival

Union County Students come together for annual music festival

About 200 elementary schools students will perform next weekend in the eighth annual Unison Elementary Music Festival on March 7, a Saturday, in the Cuthbertson High School auditorium. The festival… Read more »

Changing lives through service

Changing lives through service

The Union County Board of Education recognized a Porter Ridge High School senior last month for her tremendous service in the community. Porter Ridge senior Taylor West, 17, was the… Read more »

Six quick questions with Waxhaw’s new town manager

Six quick questions with Waxhaw’s new town manager

WAXHAW – At a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 16, the Waxhaw Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the hiring Warren Wood as the new town manager. Wood currently serves as… Read more »

Prom Closet wants to make a more “Beautiful You” in 2015

Prom Closet wants to make a more “Beautiful You” in 2015

WEDDINGTON– As Prom Closet event organizer Tara Gibbons says, “Every girl should be able to get dressed up and get pretty for one night.” That thought is at the heart… Read more »