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Union school board defends revisions to redistricting maps

Posted at 12:00pm on Jul. 9, 2014

Union County school officials on Wednesday defended their revisions to maps used in redistricting and dismissed claims by parents that the changes were improper.

Local divers named All-Americans

Posted at 9:58am on Jul. 3, 2014

Four local divers were named 2014 NISCA/Speedo Girls’ One Meter Diving All-Americans.


Posted at 12:07pm on Jul. 3, 2014

Weddington United Methodist Church leaders should find out soon if their plans for soccer and softball fields behind the church’s family life center on Providence Road will become a reality.

Former wrestlers hope to spread the impact of the sport to Charlotte-area athletes

Posted at 2:10pm on Jul. 2, 2014

Daniel Healy, Tim Hennessey and Vas Lahanas founded Commitment to Excellence Wrestling Academy in Fort Mill to share their passion for the sport.

Carolinas HealthCare System plays key role in community

Posted at 1:45pm on Jul. 3, 2014

As Union County has grown, so has Carolinas HealthCare System. Two recent stories illustrate how much.

Monroe selects Whiteville manager to head city

Posted at 12:05pm on Jul. 7, 2014

Faison was city manager in Whiteville for more than four years.

Closures Monday on 2 Union County roads

Posted at 8:41pm on Jul. 6, 2014

Consstruction work will close a portion of N.C. 200 through mid-October, and a part of Fincher Road for two weeks.

YMCA exercise class moves to oldies, not hip-hop

Posted at 3:13pm on Jun. 17, 2014

When Joe Fronsee, 67, moved to Charlotte 16 years ago, he immediately joined the Siskey YMCA. The only problem was that he hated the hip-hop and remix music in the background.

Butler graduate Zach Bevilacqua wants to keep Porter Ridge on a winning track

Posted at 9:37am on Jun. 26, 2014

New Porter Ridge coach Zach Bevilacqua takes over a Pirates program that is 48-10 in the past four seasons.

Volunteers pitch in to establish Wesley Chapel park

Posted at 1:21pm on Jun. 27, 2014

Hundreds of volunteers have logged thousands of hours to get Wesley Chapel’s Dogwood Park ready to open. Their work will pay off July 12 when the village hosts an opening-day celebration.