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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 1:32pm on Sep. 12, 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.