Posted at 1:55pm on Feb. 28, 2014
March will include the celebration of an anniversary and birthdays related to the rich history of Waxhaw and its famous citizen, Andrew Jackson.
Posted at 7:30pm on Mar. 7, 2014
Jeff Mangum worries about kids who aren’t getting enough to eat. So he and other motorcycle enthusiasts are planning to help alleviate that problem in Union County.
Posted at 2:16pm on Feb. 28, 2014
Rose Belcher-West started an organization to bring hope and healing to Union County families that have been impacted by domestic violence or sexual abuse.
Posted at 3:18pm on Feb. 27, 2014
Sahil Vasa and Jackson Plyler will sit No. 1 and 2 in Weddington High’s tennis lineup this season, bringing with them experience that belies their years.
Posted at 3:58pm on Feb. 28, 2014
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, co-composer of Oscar-nominated ‘Let It Go,’ stands at the peak of her career.
Posted at 2:07pm on Feb. 21, 2014
Senior tri-captains Reilly McDermott and fraternal twin brothers Jason and Jonah Moore hope to lead Marvin Ridge to its best season to date.
Posted at 11:21am on Feb. 21, 2014
Some people are defeated by obstacles. Others, like 69-year-old Olin Marsh, are stronger because of them. He wants his experience to serve as a lesson to Marshville’s young people, including the students he mentors at East Union Middle School.
Posted at 2:56pm on Feb. 21, 2014
Union County School Superintendent Dr. Mary Ellis and her staff have a lot of homework. At its recent work session, the board of education asked Ellis to research four topics.
Posted at 2:31pm on Feb. 21, 2014
The Marvin Ridge girls’ lacrosse team has gone 33-7 over the past two years. Last year, Marvin Ridge went 16-4 – including 8-0 in Conference 9 play – before running into Catholic again in the state quarterfinals.
Posted at 12:17pm on Feb. 21, 2014
There is a magic carpet awaiting kids in grades K-6 this June when the Union County Community Arts Council and the Central Academy of Technology and Arts team up to present Disney’s “Aladdin” as the featured play for 2014 at the Summer Performing Arts Camp.
Posted at 4:16pm on Feb. 24, 2014
Health officials said 12 employees or their relatives contracted the illness during the first half of February.
Posted at 10:25am on Feb. 20, 2014
Carolina Waterfowl, a nonprofit group, suffered major damage at its Indian Trail facilities after more than 6 inches of snow and a quarter-inch of ice accumulated last Wednesday and Thursday.
Posted at 6:52am on Feb. 18, 2014
The incident happened in the driveway of a home about 6 miles south of Waxhaw, near the North Carolina-South Carolina state line.
Posted at 2:04pm on Feb. 14, 2014
Last season, Marvin Ridge softball nabbed a school-record 20-3 mark, winning the Southern Carolinas’ Conference regular season and tournament titles before finally falling to Jay M. Robinson 3-2 in the fourth round of the 3A playoffs.
Posted at 2:28pm on Feb. 14, 2014
The Weddington baseball team’s goal is simple each year: Win the last game. For the past two seasons, coach Travis Poole and his Warriors have done just that, winning back-to-back N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A state championships while going 50-17.
Posted at 2:57pm on Feb. 14, 2014
Drivers passing the old Rodman-Heath Cotton Mill east of downtown Waxhaw probably don’t realize something significant and potentially life-changing is taking shape inside.
Posted at 10:09pm on Feb. 15, 2014
Union County commissioners will deal with a controversial school redistricting plan again at their meeting Monday night.
Posted at 11:16am on Feb. 13, 2014
The third annual “Run for the Ridge” fundraising event for the Marvin Ridge School cluster is about a month away. Event chairman Terri Patton said there are several deadlines that potential sponsors and participants should keep in mind.
Posted at 12:01pm on Feb. 7, 2014
The Pattersons, who moved to Monroe more than 40 years ago, will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary in May.
Posted at 10:17am on Feb. 7, 2014
Weddington senior forward, Blake Waud has fought his way back on the court and his having a career year
Posted at 5:15pm on Feb. 6, 2014
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and her husband, Robert “Bobby” Lopez, have been nominated for Best Original Song for “Let it Go,” a song in last year’s Disney movie “Frozen.” Kristen is my oldest daughter.
Posted at 11:34am on Feb. 7, 2014
Count commissioners’ $3 million offer on Feb. 3 to buy 49 mobile classrooms was met with debate, then tabled, at a Marvin Ridge meeting Feb. 4.
Posted at 9:00am on Feb. 6, 2014
Two armed men allegedly robbed Firehouse Subs at gunpoint Wednesday night but were caught after a police pursuit.
Posted at 9:05am on Feb. 4, 2014
The road is closed at the bridge over the Rocky River, south of Locust.
Posted at 6:41am on Feb. 4, 2014
Commissioners would pay for mobile classrooms, but it is unknown whether the school board would accept the deal.
Posted at 2:02pm on Jan. 31, 2014
Over the past four years, I have been interested in the personal quest of Deb Stuart of Thunderbay Riding Academy in Waxhaw. Her mission is to bring resources to children in the remote mountains of Guatemala who, when they are able, attend school.
Posted at 1:28pm on Jan. 31, 2014
Marvin Ridge freshman runner Lexi King is proving she can compete with the state’s best.
Posted at 1:06pm on Jan. 31, 2014
The fight for – and against – Weddington’s proposed water tower has gotten complicated. Legal actions have been filed in Union County Superior Court pitting Union County against the Town of Weddington, and Weddington residents against their town and the county.
Posted at 7:10am on Feb. 3, 2014
Wanda Sue Larson and Dorian Harper face felony child abuse charges
Posted at 2:20pm on Jan. 23, 2014
For Weddington’s past two seasons, the 5-foot-4 Jada Craig point guard has been constantly on the go, teaming with All-American guard and North Carolina commit Stephanie Watts to form one of the most dynamic backcourts in the state.
Posted at 3:28pm on Jan. 24, 2014
The Carolinas HealthCare System opened Carolinas HealthCare Children’s Urgent Care-Union on Jan. 20.
Posted at 12:51pm on Jan. 24, 2014
Former Carolina Panthers fullback Brad Hoover is the new head football coach at Marvin Ridge High.
Posted at 12:41pm on Jan. 24, 2014
Rev. Thomas Leighow, 64, recently talked about his newly-released book, “A Paradigm of Death: Understanding Death from God's Perspective.” He self-published it through Xulon Press, and he hopes it will help others going through similar struggles.
Posted at 12:32pm on Jan. 24, 2014
The Marvin Ridge boys’ soccer team was presented the Army National Guard national ranking trophy during halftime of a Mavericks boys’ basketball game Jan.17.
Posted at 10:28am on Jan. 24, 2014
Emergency managers in Cabarrus, Stanly and Union counties would like to know what you think are the region’s most likely natural risks. They are offering an online survey for resident feedback.
Posted at 3:18pm on Jan. 21, 2014
Somehow, exercising in public is always embarrassing
Posted at 3:50pm on Jan. 24, 2014
Union County parents don’t want their children reassigned to different schools, as three events in six days have demonstrated.
Posted at 10:14am on Jan. 22, 2014
Not a chameleon, the Carolina anole turns only green or brown.
Posted at 2:17pm on Jan. 21, 2014
On Aug. 11, 1904, water from a swollen Long Creek, estimated at 100 million gallons in just five minutes, flooded the Barringer gold mine in Stanly County, killing eight workers. A film about it was shot at Reed Gold Mine Historic Site.
Posted at 6:15am on Jan. 23, 2014
Its far from a done deal, but plenty of Union County parents remain on edge over the school district considering its first-ever countywide redistricting to handle overcrowding.