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  1. Union County Community Arts Council appreciates supporters at 'Night of the Arts'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Union County Weekly

    Students from Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts dressed as characters from various plays for Union County Community Arts Councils' Breakfast for the Arts last year. Photo courtesy of Union County Community Arts Council The Union County Community Arts Council will hold its seventh annual Night of the Arts at the Union County Agricultural and Conference Center at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 21. UCCAC Executive Director Barbara Faulk said the Night of the Arts celebration shows appreciation to businesses, community and government organizations for supporting the council.

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  2. Education Notes: Feb. 19 to 25, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Union County Weekly

    Marvin Ridge High School junior Jon Spencer, of Marvin Ridge Fishing, has taken advantage of the window of opportunity during the cold months to organize his tackle box and gear and fish. Jon is part of the Scholastic Anglers and has recently earned his way to the top of Scholastic Anglers Challenge leader board.

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  3. Quintessentially beautiful musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Union County Weekly

    In ancient and medieval philosophy, the term referred to a fifth element that runs through air, water, fire and earth. Dubbed "aether" by Aristotle, quintessence was supreme matter that comprised the stars and other heavenly bodies, according to "Plato and Aristotle's Ether: Revisited and Redefined" by O'Donnell and Bell, published in the Journal of Space Philosophy 2, no.

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  4. Education Notes: Feb. 5 to 11, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | Union County Weekly

    The Union County Education Foundation will host the Run for the U 5K in downtown Monroe on April 18, a Saturday. The foundation, a nonprofit created to support Union County Public Schools , is asking area businesses to become involved with the race through sponsorships.

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  5. Education Notes: Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Union County Weekly

    U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, who represents North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District and much of western Union County, announced several appointments to Naval and Air Force academies earlier this week, including Jordan Rushing, of Union Academy in Monroe. Jordan is the son of Michael and Elizabeth Rushing and lives in Stallings.

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  6. Local physical therapist gets national recognition, responsibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Union County Weekly

    A year after being appointed to a state board that regulates the practice of physical therapy in North Carolina, a Union County physical therapist has been given an even more prestigious appointment with the federal board in charge of overseeing the entire country. David Reed, a practitioner at the Physical Therapy Center in Waxhaw, was recently appointed to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy's Ethics and Legislation Committee.

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  7. New Cardio Center means less travel time for Union patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Union County Weekly

    Few activities are more comforting than watching television while relaxing in a recliner. That's the idea behind Carolina Medical Center-Union's new Radial Lounge. 5 comments

  8. Charges dropped in murder case of Monroe teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    The only man charged for the 2010 disappearance of 16-year-old Monroe student Phylicia Barnes was released by a judge in Baltimore, Maryland on Jan. 20. Michael Maurice Johnson was charged with second-degree murder, among other charges, in Barnes' disappearance, but the judge ruled there was insufficient evidence for the murder trial against Johnson to continue. The Union Academy student's body was found floating in the Susquehanna River in spring 2011, after she went missing in 2010 while visiting family in Baltimore.

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  9. Building a new kind of clubhouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    Two area women hope to open the doors of a new day care center in Monroe that they hope will take some pressure off busy parents in the area by the end of the month. The New Kids Clubhouse is the vision of Sonya Lockhart and Selina Campbell, who have been working to bring short-term day care to Union County since buying their new office space in June 2014.

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  10. Area Girl Scouts kick-off cookie sales with new flavors, technologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    Area Girl Scouts gathered on Saturday, Jan. 10, to kick off cookie sales at the Union County Cookie Rally in the Old Armory Community Center in Monroe. The Girls Scouts Hornet's Nest , a local council that serves eight North Carolina and South Carolina counties, including Union, hosted the rally to suggest sales tactics to improve cookie sales, introduce two new cookie flavors and launch a new digital component to the girls' efforts.

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  11. Third trial date set in murder case of Monroe teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    A third trial date has been set for the murder trial of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes, a Monroe teen, after two mistrials. A judge declared a second mistrial in the trial of Michael Maurice Johnson on Dec. 22 because of complications with the prosecutor's evidence.

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  12. Education Notes: Dec. 18 to 23, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Union County Weekly

    Jan Lepley, a fourth-grade teacher at Sandy Ridge Elementary School, was recently chosen as the Charles G. Monnett III and Associates December Hometown Hero. Lepley was teaching her class on Dec. 12 when representatives from the firm and Domino's Pizza joined school administrators to honor Lepley with the title.

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  13. Arts & Entertainment Notes: Dec. 11 to 17, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Union County Weekly

    The Union County Youth Ballet recently won the Dance Group of the Year award at the Artists Music Guild Heritage Awards. The group studies at the Monroe-based Bonita's School of Ballet, under the direction of Bonita Simpson, and presents an annual stage production of "The Nutcracker Ballet" at Wingate University.

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  14. News Briefs: Dec. 11 to 17, 2014Read the original story

    Dec 11, 2014 | Union County Weekly

    This is the fourth year Common Heart has offered free tax services, which are completed by trained and certified volunteers as part of the national Volunteers in Tax Assistance program. Individuals and families with annual incomes of $52,000 or less are eligible for the free assistance.

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  15. Union County residents named Man and Woman of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Union County Weekly

    Margaret Pigg of Marshville and David English of Monroe have been honored with the annual Union County Woman and Man of the Year awards, respectively. Pigg, a longtime volunteer at Carolinas Medical Center - Union and a key player in the opening of the Marshville Museum and Cultural Center, is the 30th recipient of the Union County Woman of the Year Award.

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  16. Move over, Santa; Katie is backRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Union County Weekly

    If you want to know what it might be like to be Santa Claus at Christmas time, just ask Katie Greene. The Weddington 13-year-old has brought holiday smiles to hospitalized children through her initiative, Katie's Kidz, since 2007.

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  17. Warbirds over MonroeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Union County Weekly

    The seventh annual Warbirds Over Monroe Air Show exploded into Union County the weekend preceding Veteran's Day, with planes designed for past wars buzzing over the heads of tens of thousands of veterans, families and other onlookers in attendance over the course of the two-day exhibition. Planes flown by American pilots from World War I up to the Cold War were shown in action on Saturday while narrator Hugh Oldham educated the crowd about each plane.

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  18. A fundraiser for felinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | Union County Weekly

    Now 18-month-old kitten Kelsie was just two days old when taken in by SOS Feline Rescue. Photo courtesy of Cindy Harper Community members, rescue activists and one south Charlotte business will band together this weekend to help unwanted, neglected and homeless cats.

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  19. Mayor begins anti-bullying initiative he hopes to bring countywideRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | Union County Weekly

    With the help of elected officials and South Piedmont Community College staff, Indian Trail Mayor Michael Alvarez kicked off his own local efforts as part of a nationwide initiative against bullying on Oct. 29. Alvarez is one of 200 mayors across the country who have joined the "Mayors Campaign to End Bullying,"an effort spearheaded by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Project Bully to end bullying in schools. Alvarez and SPCC sociology professor Steve Smith led a discussion with school staff, students and others in attendance about what constitutes bullying, how bullies begin and other related issues.

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  20. News Briefs: Oct. 23 to 29, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Union County Weekly

    The 2014 Warriors and Warbirds Air Show will be held once again on Nov. 8 and 9 at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport. In addition to the large assortment of warbirds, World War II vehicles, re-enactors and vendors, this year's show features the return of Tora! Tora! Tora!, an aerial re-enactment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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