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Marvin Ridge Middle volleyball ends season undefeated

Posted at 11:09am on Oct. 17, 2014

The Marvin Ridge Middle School volleyball team finished undefeated for the second straight season this year.

2 cyclists seriously hurt in Waxhaw crash

Posted at 6:07pm on Oct. 20, 2014

The collision was reported on Waxhaw-Marvin Road near Exbury Gardens Drive, according to authorities. Investigators said the cyclists – a 58-year-old man from Hickory and his 56-year-old brother from Charlotte – were northbound on Waxhaw-Marvin Road. They collided with a southbound 2007 Infiniti driven by a 17-year-old Waxhaw man when it turned into their path.

Quilts featured at Waxhaw Bible Church Craft Fair

Posted at 1:23pm on Oct. 17, 2014

Waxhaw Bible Church will holds its annual Craft Fair on Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The church is at 6810 Pleasant Grove Road in Waxhaw.

Saturday memorial planned in Monroe for slave’s daughter

Posted at 3:02pm on Oct. 18, 2014

Mattie Rice had successfully lobbied Union County for a marker honoring the Civil War service of 10 African-American men, including her father, who served in the Confederate Army. All but one of the men were slaves.

Election forum set for Union County candidates

Posted at 2:18pm on Oct. 16, 2014

Union County candidates will appear at an election forum Tuesday night at Wingate University.

US 74 workshop Thursday in Monroe

Posted at 9:37pm on Oct. 15, 2014

Proposed intersection changes on Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. 74) between Fowler Secrest Road and N.C. 200 in Monroe are the subject of an N.C. Department of Transportation workshop Thursday. The program is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. at Monroe City Hall, 300 W. Crowell St. . All intersections without traffic signals on that stretch would be removed or modified. Steve Lyttle

Eddie ‘Clyde’ Helms won’t face death penalty in Anson County case

Posted at 2:56pm on Oct. 14, 2014

Eddie “Clyde” Helms, accused of killing two men 24 years apart, has learned he will not face the death penalty in at least one of those cases.

Indian Trail mayor joins anti-bullying effort

Posted at 2:44pm on Oct. 10, 2014

Indian Trail Mayor Michael Alvarez says bullying is a real problem for children and adults. Alvaez has joined more than 200 mayors nationwide who have signed on to the U.S. Conference of Mayors anti-bullying initiative.

Union County hospice celebrates 30 years of service

Posted at 3:51pm on Oct. 10, 2014

Carolinas HealthCare System’s Hospice of Union County celebrated 30 years of service in September.

Community gardening strong in Charlotte area; Asheville meeting planned Oct. 25

Posted at 8:39am on Oct. 9, 2014

N.C. Community Garden Partners, a statewide nonprofit, will have its popular annual community gardening conference Oct. 25 on the campus of UNCAsheville. It will offer workshops designed to strengthen community gardening skills.