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Wingate women’s golf coach, golfer earn SAC honors

Posted at 12:56pm on Apr. 11, 2014

Wingate sophomore Johanna Neumann was named South Atlantic Conference women’s golf co-player of the year last week.

Indian Trail, Stallings most affordable spots to live in state

Posted at 4:47pm on Apr. 10, 2014

Indian Trail and Stallings recently topped the list for the most affordable places to live in North Carolina, according to Movoto, an online real estate brokerage firm based in California.

Cuthbertson senior balances school, soccer and track

Posted at 11:32am on Apr. 10, 2014

Running track started as a way for Cuthbertson’s Nikolete Hurrinus to stay in shape during soccer’s offseason. It’s much more than that now.

ASU student from Waxhaw hurt in mountains

Posted at 7:50am on Apr. 14, 2014

Chad Mullins, 21, of Waxhaw, was injured Saturday afternoon while rappelling with friends in Avery County, officials said.

Union deputy tracks down break-in suspect

Posted at 11:17am on Apr. 11, 2014

Douglas Michael Bercini, 18, of Indian Trail was arrested Wednesday and charged with breaking and entering and larceny, the Sheriff’s Office said.

10 area students win Achievement scholarships

Posted at 2:59pm on Apr. 9, 2014

Ten Charlotte-area students were named this week as winners of Achievement Scholarship awards as part of the National Merit Scholarship program. The students were among 800 African-American high school seniors nationally to win scholarships in the annual competition.

Man gets life for Monroe store owner’s 2000 death

Posted at 11:47am on Apr. 8, 2014

John Joseph Carvalho II, 57, was convicted by a Union County jury after two hours of deliberation, authorities said.

Parkwood High School student Gabbie Hubert leads Day of Silence

Posted at 12:01pm on Apr. 4, 2014

The Day of Silence is an anti-bullying, anti-hate event designed to demonstrate support for anyone being harassed because of their actual or perceived sexual preference, identity, or expression, and a day of reflection and remembrance of victims, said founder and Parkwood High School student Gabbie Hubert.

Plan for water tower headed to mediation

Posted at 11:00am on Apr. 4, 2014

Three parties locked in a dispute over a proposed water tower in Weddington will sit down April 10 in a court-ordered mediation to see if they can resolve their differences.

Two Union County schools in top 10 of Wells Fargo Cup rankings

Posted at 12:39pm on Apr. 4, 2014

Two Union County schools are in the top 10 of the state Wells Fargo Cup 3A rankings after the winter sports season.