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Builders pact will complete pathway

Posted at 11:53am on Jul. 18, 2014

An agreement between the developers of the Eden Hall subdivision, off Marion Drive, and ACTS/Plantation Estates, both in Matthews, will complete a three-and-a-half mile pedestrian/bike trail network between N.C. 51 and East John Street.

Jane Duckwall: Others have shared my steak sales experience

Posted at 11:21am on Jul. 18, 2014

I survived eating some of the steak I told you about last week. But it didn’t taste good (though the dog didn’t complain). And, as it turns out, I’m not the only person who’s recently been visited by shady steak-sellers.

John Anderson: Special delivery to Waxhaw all the way from Wheaton, Ill.

Posted at 10:09am on Jul. 18, 2014

This is the story of a packet of letters from musicians in a middle school orchestra that made the journey from Wheaton, Ill., to Waxhaw on their way to Brooklyn, N.Y.

CJ and Brother Max jammin’ to help veterans

Posted at 6:14pm on Jul. 17, 2014

On a recent night at Mac’s Speed Shop on South Boulevard, patrons were greeted by live, classic rock music that resonated with the part-biker bar’s regulars.

Union County baseball players named all-state

Posted at 10:10am on Jul. 14, 2014

Several Union County baseball players were selected to the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association 2014 All-State teams.

Rushing reclaims seat on Union board

Posted at 9:48pm on Jul. 15, 2014

Stony Rushing beat Tracy Kuehler for a seat on the Union County Board of Commissioners.

Union County Legion team finds its stride late, makes playoff run

Posted at 2:10pm on Jul. 10, 2014

Unionville American Legion Post 535 brings players from different Union County baseball teams together. The 17 players from Cuthbertson, Marvin Ridge, Piedmont, Sun Valley and Weddington high schools won eight of their last 13 games.

Weddington kicker to participate in USA Football National Team Development Games

Posted at 3:07pm on Jul. 10, 2014

Weddington rising junior kicker and punter Keith Duncan will participate in the USA Football National Team Development Games with more than 180 other high school athletes July 14-19 in College Station, Texas.

Union roundabout construction on 5-point crossing starts Monday

Posted at 5:52pm on Jul. 13, 2014

The five-way crossing near Unionville is about to become history. A roundabout will bring together Sikes Mill, Tom Helms, Love Mill and East Lawyers roads.

Union County DSS fires 2 more workers, demotes a top manager

Posted at 2:18pm on Jul. 11, 2014

It’s the latest shakeup for an agency that has undertaken a major overhaul following last November’s arrest of a child protective services supervisor on child abuse charges. Wanda Larson was fired after an 11-year-old boy she was the guardian of was found handcuffed to her Monroe-area porch with a dead chicken tied around his neck.