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  1. Parents still fighting for cameras in special education classroomsRead the original story

    Friday Jul 24 | Union County Weekly

    Parents of children with disabilities are still speaking out in favor of placing cameras with audio capabilities in special education classrooms, as Union County Public Schools staff investigates its feasibility. Parents hope to ride on the backs of a recently-passed state law in Texas that requires schools to install cameras upon request in classrooms serving students with disabilities.

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  2. Hotel GM planning events centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Union County Weekly

    The former general manager of Charlotte Marriott City Center envisions opening an event hall that attracts weddings, recitals and meetings to an intimate, natural setting off N.C. 16, just south of Twelve Mile Creek. Jim Diehl said catering events and meetings are the second most profitable part of operating a hotel.

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  3. Humane Society of Union County gives pets a voiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | Union County Weekly

    Sally Female Boykin / Spaniel mix 2-3 years old 35 pounds House trained Interested in adopting Sally? Send an email to hsuc@hs-uc.org or call 704-283-9126. When Barbara Blair, president of the Humane Society of Union County, sees a problem in her community, she acts quickly.

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  4. News BriefsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 2 | Union County Weekly

    Allegheny Technologies Incorporated announced at the Paris Air Show on June 16 it would invest $70 million in a new building and equipment at its facility in Monroe. ATI produces specialty materials with major markets including electrical energy, medical, automotive, food equipment and appliances, mining, construction, aerospace and more.

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  5. Education NotesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    From left: Former Weddington Middle Principal Steven Wray, Weddington Elementary Principal Kristen Sebek, Antioch Elementary Principal Dr. Jaime Benfield and Weddington High Principal Jonathan Bowers all celebrate holding the highest percent of participation for United Way funding. Photo courtesy of UCPS "They not only give of themselves to our students every day, but they also give deeply to the United Way," UCPS Superintendent Dr. Mary Ellis said in a news release.

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  6. Father's Day golf tournament to raise funds, support for young girl with cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    William Krajcovic, a Waxhaw resident, said he would never forget the day Kylie Newlin, his next-door neighbor and his daughter Sara's best friend, showed up on his doorstep early one morning holding a sign that read, "I am cancer free." Now, eighteen months later, the cancer is back.

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  7. Brown sees growth, prospering in Wingate University's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    When Rhett Brown walked onto the campus of Wingate College in 1985 as a first-generation college student, it set in motion a series of events that would not only change the discourse of his life, but that of the school's as well. On March 18, the school, which has since become a university, named Brown the 10th president.

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  8. Lucas Krenzin finds his passion in glassRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    Like many people, fused glass artist Lucas Krenzin struggled to find something to do full time that made him happy. Though he enjoyed art class in high school, Krenzin didn't see a stable future in it.

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  9. Parents plead for cameras in special education classroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    Parents spoke out at the June 2 Union County Public Schools Board of Education meeting regarding placing cameras in self-contained classrooms in hopes of giving their children with disabilities "a voice." Nora Bass, Kristine Pettler and Amy Oster, all parents of children with disabilities, spoke during the meeting's public comment session about incidents in self-contained classrooms in which their children were allegedly physically or verbally abused. 5 comments

  10. Faith Notes - Find a VBS near youRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    June marks the start of the vacation Bible school season, as many churches are gearing up to host their annual VBS programs. Union County Weekly has put together a list of some of the upcoming VBS events hosted by churches in our coverage area.

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  11. Lucas Krenzin finds his passion in glassRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    Like many people, fused glass artist Lucas Krenzin struggled to find something to do full time that made him happy. Though he enjoyed art class in high school, Krenzin didn't see a stable future in it.

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  12. UCPS Board of Ed approves $525-million proposed budgetRead the original story

    May 15, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    The Union County Public Schools Board of Education approved a $525-million 2015-16 budget at its meeting on May 5 to meet the board's May 15 deadline. This year's budget is a jump from last year's, which was $387 million.

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  13. Education Notes: May 14 to 20Read the original story

    May 14, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    On Tuesday, May 12, the Union County Board of Education filed a request with the North Carolina Court of Appeals for a rehearing of the court's April 7 decision, which reversed the Board of Education's ruling against the Union County Board of Commissioners in a budget dispute case. The decision sent the case back to Union County courts for a new trial because the board of education introduced evidence of needs that were not part of the 2013-14 fiscal year in which the trial depended on.

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  14. Arts Notes: May 7 to 13Read the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    The Union County Community Arts Council will host their annual Breakfast for the Arts on Friday, May 8, at Rolling Hills Country Club. This fundraising event showcases artwork from Union County.

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  15. News Briefs: April 30 to May 6Read the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    Anthony George, current director of basketball operations at Carolina Courts has assumed the role as executive vice president of operations for both the Indian Trail and Concord facilities, according to a news release. The report states that George, who has been with Carolina Courts for 3 years, brings a wealth of knowledge from the basketball world, and has become an "invaluable part of the culture and daily operations."

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  16. News Briefs: April 23 - 29Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    Mikayla Melton, a 10-year-old Indian Trail girl, has taken it upon herself to help the homeless. Although she has always prayed for the homeless, this year she took action, packing 110 "blessing bags" for homeless people in the area, her mom, Mandy Melton, wrote in a blog post.

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  17. Education Notes: April 16 - 22Read the original story

    Apr 16, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    Sun Valley Middle School took home multiple honors at the North Carolina Theatre Competition Middle School Festival on March 21 at Blumenthal Performing Arts' Spirit Square. Sun Valley's "Girl Court" earned an excellence in character physicality award and "Monster Problems" won an excellence in creative costume elements award.

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  18. News briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    On Tuesday, April 7, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled in a unanimous decision to vacate a $91 million jury verdict awarded to the Union County Board of Education in a lawsuit against Union County in 2013. The court of appeals decided the budget dispute between the Union County Board of Education and the Union County Board of Commissioners in 2013 was restricted to the budget amount requested by the Board of Education for the 2013-14 fiscal year and that the trial court erred in allowing the Board of Education to introduce evidence of needs that were not part of that year's budget request, according to the release.

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  19. Residents denounce plea deal in Larson caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    A crowd of more than 75 Union County residents gathered in front of the Union County courthouse at noon on Saturday, April 4 to decry a recent plea deal made by former Union County Department of Social Services supervisor Wanda Sue Larson in an infamous 2013 child abuse case. On March 31, Larson pleaded guilty to four child abuse-related charges and was sentenced to 17 months in prison.

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  20. After 75 years, Center Theatre begins on long road to re-openingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    To walk through the Center Theatre in Monroe 75 years after the doors originally opened is both a look back in time and toward the future.The brick walls, wooden stage and scattered pieces of long-forgotten machinery inspire the imagination to evoke a happening spot on a Friday night in the '50s; the epicenter of Union County entertainment. The interior is gutted, however, leaving endless possibilities for new plans and renovations that may bring the Center Theatre back to the forefront for the first time during the 21st century.

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