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Weddington boys’ soccer seniors shooting to finish No. 1

Posted at 12:59pm on Oct. 8, 2014

Tight-knit senior class leads a Weddington boys’ soccer team with championship aspirations.

Union school board vice chair accused of ‘abuse of power’

Posted at 8:44am on Oct. 9, 2014

Less than a month before Election Day, one Union County school board member accused the board vice chair of “unethical abuse of power” in her interaction with a school administrator.

Union Co. chooses Monroe site for new $42M building

Posted at 9:19am on Oct. 7, 2014

Commissioners recently approved buying 30 acres at Skyway Drive and Concord Avenue. The cost of the land, which is owned by Plyler Farms LLC, is approximately $2.5 million, the county said.

Waxhaw’s Autumn Treasures festival lights up Oct. 11-12

Posted at 3:10pm on Oct. 3, 2014

Waxhaw’s Autumn Treasures festival is set to help kick off fall Oct. 11-12. This is Waxhaw’s largest annual event, and the town expects thousands of people to attend.

Wingate lineman Will Poteat up for national scholar award

Posted at 2:14pm on Oct. 3, 2014

Wingate University football graduate student offensive lineman Will Poteat has been named a semi-finalist for the National Football Foundation’s National Scholar-Athlete Award, the William V. Campbell Trophy. Poteat is one of 25 nominees from Division II and one of four from the South Atlantic Conference.

Fall is time for the bizarre bazaars

Posted at 11:29am on Oct. 2, 2014

Something about yard sales makes us go a little nuts.

Residents of Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood are among the first players for the Charlotte Women’s Rugby Club

Posted at 12:30pm on Oct. 1, 2014

The Charlotte Women’s Rugby Club is playing its first games this season after a couple years of recruiting players.

Vehicle break-ins reported in Monroe

Posted at 3:53pm on Oct. 4, 2014

Break-ins were reported on Myers Road, Hopeton Court, Tradd Circle and Winterberry Lane, according to police reports.

Marvin Ridge pitcher plays on international stage

Posted at 11:02am on Oct. 1, 2014

After spring and summer of big accomplishments, Marvin Ridge senior pitcher Max Wotell played on the USA Baseball national team.

81-year-old Unionville runner keeping a good pace

Posted at 3:00pm on Sep. 25, 2014

Bill Nave recently finished seminary training in May at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte and received a master’s degree in biblical studies.

Monroe airport adding Customs and Border Protection service

Posted at 6:29pm on Sep. 29, 2014

After six years of planning and $1.5 million spent, Monroe’s airport is nearly ready to debut a Customs and Border Protection service that will allow international flights to land in the city.

Union arts council names grant recipients

Posted at 2:34pm on Sep. 26, 2014

The Union County Community Arts Council awarded grants to the Union Symphony Society, Union County Youth Ballet, Union County Playmakers, The Storefront Theatre, Marshville Museum and Cultural Center, the Andrew Jackson Historical Foundation and the Unionville Lions Club.

Charlotte’s St. Matthew Catholic Church is set to open new south campus

Posted at 12:30pm on Sep. 19, 2014

Construction of the new south campus of St. Matthews Catholic Church is just about complete.

Cane Creek Park home to a special sunflower

Posted at 11:17am on Sep. 19, 2014

To the untrained eye, there’s nothing particularly special about the yellow flowers growing in Cane Creek Park and a handful of other locations in Union County.

Forest Hill student wins 1st Crowder Award

Posted at 2:20pm on Sep. 12, 2014

Dr. Kevin Plue, principal at Forest Hills High School, said one name quickly came up when he met with the other administrators: Jesse “J.B.” Helms, a 17-year-old senior at Forest Hills High School.

There are no strangers at Hinson’s Drive-In

Posted at 10:33am on Sep. 23, 2014

Sixty years ago, twins Donald and Ronald Hinson opened a curbside drive-in restaurant on U.S. 74 at the Mecklenburg-Union county border.

Weddington cross country running to stay on top

Posted at 12:10pm on Sep. 12, 2014

Defending 3A state champion Weddington boys’ cross country wants to run to another champion season.

Green Teacher Network blossoms in first year

Posted at 1:17pm on Sep. 9, 2014

A local network of teachers and organizations that hopes to use schoolyard gardens as a way to reach students has grown dramatically during its first year and is looking to expand even more.

Wingate men’s soccer is poised for another strong season

Posted at 11:34am on Sep. 5, 2014

Led by a league-leading four preseason first-team All-South Atlantic Conference players, the Wingate men’s soccer team is poised to have another quality season.

Season’s end approaches; it’s too darn hot

Posted at 12:05pm on Sep. 3, 2014

It’s time to prepare your gardens for the new plants you’ll set out next month, to shop for bulbs you’ll be planting in October; and to plant leafy greens that can mature in around 50 days.

Anson grand jury indicts Union Co, man on first-degree murder charge

Posted at 1:21pm on Sep. 4, 2014

An Anson County grand jury indicted a Union County man this week on a first-degree murder charge involving a 1988 slaying.

Union Co. grand jury indicts man on first-degree murder charge

Posted at 6:43pm on Sep. 2, 2014

The suspect also faces a murder charge over a killing in Anson County 24 years earlier.

Mattie Rice, who pushed for marker honoring Union County slaves, dies at 91

Posted at 2:44pm on Sep. 2, 2014

Mattie Rice, a slave’s daughter who urged Union County to erect a marker honoring the Confederate Army service of her father and other slaves, died Monday in High Point, her family said. She was 91.

Marvin Ridge volleyball player embraces bumps, bruises

Posted at 3:05pm on Sep. 2, 2014

Marvin Ridge senior Makenzie Kuchmaner, 17, is in the libero position – the defensive specialist – which requires a player to be in constant pursuit of the volleyball. It often leaves Kuchmaner putting her 5-foot-6 frame in between the floor and the ball.

Randy Travis’ name no longer on ‘Welcome to Marshville’ signs

Posted at 12:31pm on Sep. 2, 2014

Something’s missing from the new “Welcome to Marshville” signs – they no longer say “Home of Randy Travis.”

Union Co. decries $91M ‘runaway verdict’ on school money, outlines appeal claims

Posted at 6:09am on Aug. 29, 2014

Ten months after launching their appeal, Union County commissioners finally outlined the reasons they want an appeals court to toss out what they called a $91 million “runaway verdict” awarded to the school board.

Monroe church celebrates 125 years by donating shirts to school

Posted at 12:59pm on Aug. 22, 2014

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Monroe decided to celebrate 125 years by collecting shirts for students at nearby East Elementary School.

Union County theater offerings abound as fall rolls in

Posted at 1:45pm on Aug. 22, 2014

Union County’s newest community theater group, the Union County Playmakers, are offering theater lovers an opportunity to enrich their Labor Day weekend with a free concert reading of “Over the River and Through the Woods” by Joe DiPietro.

Albright shining light on animal cruelty

Posted at 3:24pm on Aug. 22, 2014

A picture on the rear window of Curt Albright’s pickup truck shows a puppy and a piglet side by side.

Tell us the news you’re proud of

Posted at 11:47am on Aug. 20, 2014

Do you remember the first time you saw your name or picture in the newspaper for an athletic feat you were proud of?

In Union County, a fresh start for 6,300 reassigned students

Posted at 7:48pm on Aug. 23, 2014

The concept of a fresh start to the school year will have special meaning Monday in Union County, where about one in seven students will be part of a massive reassignment program.

Land acquisition begins for Monroe Connector Bypass

Posted at 9:52am on Aug. 20, 2014

The Monroe Connector Bypass toll road is still navigating some legal challenges but, with recent federal highway approval, the N.C. Department of Transportation has restarted design and right-of-way acquisition for a portion of the project.

Tad Baucom brings experience to Sun Valley football

Posted at 12:09pm on Aug. 15, 2014

Veteran head coach Tad Baucom looks to help re-energize another Union County program in Sun Valley.

Firing up the gridiron

Posted at 11:09am on Aug. 13, 2014

The landscape of Union County football changed dramatically this offseason, as five of the area’s 12 head-coaching positions were filled by new faces.

Southern accent: Summer vacation can be a pain in the neck

Posted at 3:52pm on Aug. 12, 2014

I may not want to browse the school-supply aisles at Walmart just yet, but I do feel a bit like lying down.

Forgotten WWI soldiers from Union Co. poised to get recognition

Posted at 2:58pm on Aug. 16, 2014

Two forgotten soldiers from Union County who fought in World War I are finally poised to get long-overdue recognition this week.

More details emerge in Union, Anson killings 24 years apart

Posted at 6:43pm on Sep. 2, 2014

On the eve of his killing, Charles Godwin attended Wednesday night church services in the Marshville area, then lingered to chat in the parking lot with other parishioners.

Suspect in 2 killings has first court appearance

Posted at 6:43pm on Sep. 2, 2014

The Union County man charged with committing two murders 24 years apart had his first appearance in county court Wednesday and will continue to be held in jail without bond.

Marvin Ridge’s Lexi King hopes to improve on freshman cross country season

Posted at 3:38pm on Aug. 7, 2014

Marvin Ridge sophomore Lexi King has already emerged as one of the states’ best runners.

12 seek spot on school board

Posted at 3:14pm on Aug. 7, 2014

Union County’s recent school redistricting may be an issue that drives voters to the polls on Nov. 4, but it may not be a topic the new board will have to address anytime soon.