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81-year-old Unionville runner keeping a good pace

Posted at 3:00pm on Sep. 25, 2014

Bill Nave recently finished seminary training in May at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte and received a master’s degree in biblical studies.

Monroe airport adding Customs and Border Protection service

Posted at 6:29pm on Sep. 29, 2014

After six years of planning and $1.5 million spent, Monroe’s airport is nearly ready to debut a Customs and Border Protection service that will allow international flights to land in the city.

Union arts council names grant recipients

Posted at 2:34pm on Sep. 26, 2014

The Union County Community Arts Council awarded grants to the Union Symphony Society, Union County Youth Ballet, Union County Playmakers, The Storefront Theatre, Marshville Museum and Cultural Center, the Andrew Jackson Historical Foundation and the Unionville Lions Club.

Charlotte’s St. Matthew Catholic Church is set to open new south campus

Posted at 12:30pm on Sep. 19, 2014

Construction of the new south campus of St. Matthews Catholic Church is just about complete.

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.

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.

There are no strangers at Hinson’s Drive-In

Posted at 10:33am on Sep. 23, 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.

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.

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.