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Young panel offers critique of Christian church

Posted at 3:47pm on Dec. 5, 2014

A panel discussion at Lee Park Church in Monroe, which houses the Monroe campus of Charlotte Bible College and Seminary, drew about 40 people.

Collins to lead Union County school board

Posted at 11:35pm on Dec. 2, 2014

The Union County Board of Education unanimously elected John Collins and Leslie Boyd to respectively serve as board chairman and vice chairman at itsTuesday night meeting at Waxhaw Elementary School.

Union County appeal of $91M judgment heard by N.C. Court of Appeals

Posted at 4:17pm on Dec. 2, 2014

County commissioners were appealing a verdict for the county school board in a budget funding dispute. The legal tussle is expected to ultimately go before the N.C. Supreme Court.

Union County commissioners choose new chairman

Posted at 9:21am on Dec. 2, 2014

After a divided vote, Richard Helms became the new chairman of Union County’s Board of Commissioners this week.

Stephanie Watts looks to score big again for Weddington basketball

Posted at 11:12am on Nov. 25, 2014

Two-time all-state performer, UNC signee, looks to etch her name further into the Weddington history books

Habitat finds new ways to build homes

Posted at 3:15pm on Nov. 26, 2014

Union-Anson County Habitat for Humanity helps lower-income families find permanent homes.

‘12 Days’ lights up Waxhaw’s streets Dec. 5

Posted at 10:20am on Nov. 28, 2014

In Waxhaw, 12 Days of Christmas events include the weekends in December before Christmas; the events, both religious and secular, are open to the public.

Historic, ornate fountains flowing again in Monroe

Posted at 5:12pm on Nov. 28, 2014

Union County has spent nearly $26,000 to restore and display two water fountains from 1900 that were the first sources of sanitary drinking fountain water in the county.

Union school board alleges ‘theft of taxpayer money’ over vice chair’s expenses

Posted at 10:35am on Nov. 25, 2014

Marce Savage has claimed the actions are politically motivated, and accused the board of improperly posting her personal data online

Union County sheriff’s sergeant laid to rest in Monroe

Posted at 8:00pm on Nov. 22, 2014

Residents lined the route of the funeral process from Lakeview Baptist Church north of Monroe to Lakeland Memorial Park for the burial.

Union County area gymnasts land scholarships with colleges

Posted at 10:29am on Nov. 21, 2014

As you head north on Providence Road, you might notice a new banner hanging on the side of the Weddington Activity Center announcing that Southeastern Gymnastics was named the National Club of the Year by USA Gymnastics.

CMC–Union now boasts new Women and Children’s Center

Posted at 2:29pm on Nov. 21, 2014

Carolinas Medical Center–Union opened the doors on Nov. 17 to a state-of-the-art Women and Children’s Center. The new center is on the CMC–Union campus at 600 Hospital Drive in Monroe.

Union school board refers probe of board member’s mileage to sheriff’s office

Posted at 4:36pm on Nov. 20, 2014

The board had been investigating mileage reimbursement issues regarding Vice Chair Marce Savage, who claims the move is politically motivated.

Austin Kendall leads Cuthbertson football to historic season

Posted at 2:00pm on Nov. 13, 2014

Cuthbertson junior quarterback Austin Kendall led the Cavaliers to their best season in school history with an 8-3 record and the school’s first conference championship.

The Storefront Theatre in Waxhaw is about to try something new.

Posted at 11:31am on Nov. 14, 2014

The Storefront Theatre is about to try something new. Starving Artist Productions of Charlotte will perform “The Birth” as a full production rather than the normal stage reading format associated with Storefront.

Wingate men’s soccer led by SAC coach and player of the year

Posted at 11:40am on Nov. 14, 2014

The Wingate men’s soccer team is led by SAC coach of the year Gary Hamill and player of the year Charlie Machell.

Indian Trail favors Miracle League field

Posted at 11:50am on Nov. 14, 2014

Bus parking lots aren’t usually considered fertile ground. But the one at Sardis Elementary School in Indian Trail is an exception.

Union County board boosts manager’s contract

Posted at 5:34pm on Nov. 12, 2014

In one of its last acts, a divided board approved a move that one member warned served as a bad precedent with a golden parachute. Commissioners also approved a 3% raise for the manager and 3 others.

ABC’s Quinones speaks at Wingate Tuesday

Posted at 4:35pm on Nov. 11, 2014

John Quinones, host of the ABC-TV show “What Would You Do?” will give a public lecture Tuesday night at Wingate University.

Waxhaw’s art-related activities flourish in November

Posted at 11:12am on Nov. 7, 2014

November brings abundance of studio tours, artists showcases to Waxhaw area.

Union Co. school board censures its vice chair at tense meeting

Posted at 3:35pm on Nov. 7, 2014

The Union County school board has voted to censure its vice chair over her interaction with a school administrator and questions over mileage reimbursement forms.

Union commissioners now want to repeal litigation moratorium

Posted at 3:32pm on Nov. 7, 2014

This spring, Union County commissioners successfully pushed for a state law imposing a two-year ban on the school board’s ability to sue the county.

Union County’s new school board members get ready to govern

Posted at 4:23pm on Nov. 6, 2014

The dynamics of the Union County Board of Education will shift in December when four newcomers and one re-elected incumbent are sworn in to serve on the nine-person board.

One of Monroe’s oldest homes approved for demolition

Posted at 12:45pm on Nov. 3, 2014

After one of Monroe’s oldest homes was approved for demolition, neighbors worry about one of the few antebellum homes left in the city. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church owns the house but has not finalized plans for the property.

‘Warbird’ air show this weekend in Monroe

Posted at 6:04pm on Nov. 6, 2014

Dozens of military aircraft dating to World War II will take to the skies Saturday and Sunday for the Warbirds Over Monroe air show at Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport in Monroe.

Lake Park man is accused in 2 overdose cases

Posted at 2:32pm on Nov. 4, 2014

Christopher Douglas Ferrell, 22, was arrested last Friday. Deputies said a drug operation was being run across the street from an after-school day care program.

Parkwood Poetry Slam names fall winners

Posted at 12:48pm on Oct. 28, 2014

Parkwood High School in Monroe held it’s first Poetry Slam eight years ago. Since then it has grown in popularity.

School bus driver hurt in Monroe collision

Posted at 9:03am on Nov. 3, 2014

A Union County school bus driver was injured Monday morning in a three-vehicle collision in Monroe, police said.

‘Help’ from kids, husband drive mom batty

Posted at 2:44pm on Oct. 28, 2014

They say that nothing brings out your inner control freak better than letting a child “help” you.

Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor on Museum of the Waxhaws agenda

Posted at 11:37am on Oct. 31, 2014

Museum of the Waxhaws offers Veterans Day, Heritage Day and Pearl Harbor Day events.

YMCA cancer group meeting a need

Posted at 9:30am on Oct. 31, 2014

The Siskey YMCA in Matthews is more than just a place to work out.

November is good for eating, not so much for planting

Posted at 9:33am on Oct. 29, 2014

This month, stay on top of basic garden chores: Clean up summer crop remains, prepare for frost, bring houseplants indoors, hoe and mulch against cool-season weeds. Band trees against cankerworms between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

Union County holds vendor fair for local businesses

Posted at 12:13pm on Oct. 29, 2014

Companies who want to do business with Union County, local municipalities and schools may attend a vendor fair from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at South Piedmont Community College in Monroe.

Club’s tour of homes is event that yields success

Posted at 10:32am on Oct. 24, 2014

For the past quarter century, the Waxhaw Woman’s Club has conducted a biennial tour of homes as a fundraiser. The tour started in December 1989 and showcases some of the most beautiful homes in Waxhaw.

Monroe High puts another Byrum into backfield play

Posted at 4:00pm on Oct. 23, 2014

Monroe senior Chase Byrum is the fourth in his family to play running back for the Redhawks. He’s rushed for more than 3,500 yards in his career.

Eddie Clyde Helms will not face death penalty in Union County case

Posted at 5:59pm on Oct. 27, 2014

The Union County man accused of killing two men 24 years apart will not face the death penalty in his home county, prosecutors announced at a hearing Monday afternoon.

Union authorities warn of jury duty scam calls

Posted at 8:48pm on Oct. 25, 2014

The sheriff’s office said the calls have been coming from a number identified as 704-223-5433.

Union County adopts growth management plans

Posted at 4:28pm on Oct. 24, 2014

Union County’s days of being among the national leaders in growth have receded, but that doesn’t mean the county intends to ignore growth management needs.

Chestnut Square Park opens

Posted at 10:19am on Oct. 24, 2014

Indian Trail’s newest park, Chestnut Square Park, is officially open.

Wingate notes: Basketball teams ready for new season

Posted at 12:15pm on Oct. 23, 2014

The Wingate men’s and women’s basketball teams are ready for the new season. The swim teams swept the season-openining meet.