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  1. Waxhaw commissioners stand with Waxhaw Volunteer Fire Department, needs more fulltime staffRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Union County Weekly

    At its May 12 meeting, the Waxhaw Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to support Chief Rob Fitzgerald and the Waxhaw Volunteer Fire Department in asking Union County Board of Commissioners for additional funds to hire more fulltime firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians . The board appointed Waxhaw Town Manager Warren Wood to work with Fitzgerald to write a letter on behalf of the board that requests an additional $134,534 to fund two fulltime firefighter/EMTs to man Station 18 at night.

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  2. Crooked Creek ready for its close upRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Union County Weekly

    With crews wrapping up the first phase of construction at Crooked Creek Park, Indian Trail staff and residents are readying for a grand opening celebration on May 30 to show off the town's newest amenity. The 35-acre park currently features four baseball fields; a 30,000-square-foot facility; a state-of-the-art "destination playground"; a paved, one-mile walking trail; and picnic areas that include rentable pavilions.

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  3. News Briefs: May 21 to 27Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Union County Weekly

    The first full-scale wayfinding sign for the town of Waxhaw was installed on May 14 at Highway 75 and North Providence Street in front of JB's Lazy Pig BBQ in downtown Waxhaw, according to the town's website. Thirty signs will be installed throughout the community by the end of June.

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  4. Photo Gallery: Waxhaw Art Kaleidoscope brings family fun to downtown WaxhawRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Union County Weekly

    Hundreds of people took part in Waxhaw Art Kaleidoscope in downtown Waxhaw on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17. This event has replaced the former Spring Fest by adding an artistic flair to pay tribute to the growing artistic community in Waxhaw and Union County. Forty-five artists from painters to sculptures and wood workers set up booths and displayed their artwork to patrons.

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

    Thursday May 14 | 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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  6. Local girl scouts work together to bring Union County its first dog parkRead the original story

    Friday May 8 | Union County Weekly

    To walk through Dogwood Park in Wesley Chapel is to see what local Boy and Girl Scouts have to offer their communities. Park benches, picnic tables, grilling areas, trail markers, a reading nook and a little free library are a few of the park amenities donated or built by local Scouts.

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  7. The Misty Meadows Mitey Riders celebrate their 21st annual spring festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Union County Weekly

    Hundreds of miles from the site of Saturday's Kentucky Derby, 8-year-old William Kinsey, a Waxhaw resident with Down syndrome, mounted his horse Chief and took his place in the corral on May 2. There were no television cameras, but a crowd cheered him on. Mitey Riders is a nonprofit that offers free therapeutic horseback riding for children with special needs.

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  8. Education Notes: April 30 to May 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Union County Weekly

    The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution , has named its "DAR Good Citizens" for the 2014-15 school year as well as the winners of the annual essay contests, which include area students. Senior Victoria Herring, of Marvin Ridge High School, earned the DAR Good Citizens distinction.

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  9. Waxhaw Farmers Market produces local farm-to-fork cultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Union County Weekly

    Through the hazy morning sunshine of an early-April Saturday, farmers set up shop and early risers browse through bundles of kale and shitake mushrooms at the Waxhaw Farmers Market. Eileen and Rich Hansen of Marvin pick up a bottle of wildflower honey from Berry Bees.

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  10. Animals First Rescue to hold "Whiskers and Wine" fundraiser on May 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    This three-year-old German Sheperd/Beagle mix, Sammy, is available for adoption through Animals First Rescue of the Carolinas. Crystal O'Gorman/UCW photo Animals First Rescue of the Carolinas - a local nonprofit that rescues cats and dogs and finds them permanent homes - will host its third annual "Whiskers and Wine" fundraiser at Cru Wine shop in south Charlotte on Saturday, May 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. The event includes a wine tasting with four to six red, blush and white wines, an Elvis impersonator and kittens and dogs will be available for adoption.

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  11. Cuthbertson 'saves' domestic violence victims through school-wide chapterRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    Students in Cuthbertson High School's Students Against Violence Everywhere chapter took a stand against domestic violence in Union County in 2014 and have earned the nonprofit's coveted "Chapter of the Year" award. The National Association of SAVE is a nonprofit dedicated to decreasing the potential for violence in schools and communities.

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  12. News Briefs: April 16 - 22Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    At its Monday, April 13 meeting, the Weddington Town Council voted to reverse a February decision to hand fire-taxing authority back to Union County. The resolution states the county will continue to provide fire service to its residents through a municipal fire district created in 2012.

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  13. Cuthbertson baseball wins on and off the fieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    The Cavs are led by a nucleus of returning talent including Brett Beamesderfer, Brendan Delay, coach Travis Little, Cody Smith and Bailey Connell. Ben Doster/UCW photo He spent the previous 10 years coaching college baseball and scouting for the New York Yankees.

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  14. Education NotesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    From left, Sun Valley High School Principal Dr. Shaun Poole, Antioch Principal Dr. Jamie Benfield, Indian Trail Principal Candice Boatright and Austin Village Harris Teeter manager Yisha Butts all showcase the grant money given to their schools to encourage healthy living. Photo courtesy of UCPS Grant money from Harris Teeter will give students at three Union County schools the chance to become healthier and more active.

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  15. Waxhaw organization helps victims of human traffickingRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    In response to the growing problem of human trafficking in the Charlotte area, Debbie Hancock and Kate Stahlman co-founded Compassion To Act, a faith-based nonprofit based in Waxhaw that provides a residential rehabilitation program for victims of human trafficking, as well as providing community outreach and raising awareness. Stahlman and Hancock became friends over Bible study and found their shared vision during a missionary conference in Fort Mill, South Carolina in October 2010.

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  16. Finish The Wall completes unfinished faith-based construction projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    Joel Davis, an engineer from Waxhaw, felt compelled to start south Charlotte-based nonprofit Finish The Wall not long after returning from a mission trip with Carmel Baptist Church in 2005. Davis said the team worked on an educational space and daycare center for Emanuel Baptist Church in Barbados for one week, but they didn't complete the project.

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  17. Windows into the Soul, Ash Haffner's parting message and the community's responseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    "if i die, i don't want to be remembered as the sad person i was, ok?" - excerpt from Ash Haffner's suicide note Ash Haffner felt pulled in every direction. It was more than she could bear.

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  18. Weddington brothers rock out for vetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    Weddington residents CJ and Max aren't typical middle school boys. Yes, they spend most of their free time on the baseball field and playing with their pet lizards and their Westie, Rosco, but they also have their own band and play classic rock music to raise money for veterans.

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  19. Education Notes: March 26 - April 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    Union County Community Shelter community support manager Jenn Alexander recently thanked UCPS staff and principals for raising $25,253 for the Souper Bowl of Caring, according to a news release. Alexander said 2014 was the first year the fundraiser moved into the public school system.

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  20. Waxhaw chef competes in statewide competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Union County Weekly

    Beginning March 22, select chefs from across North Carolina - including Waxhaw's own Paul Verica of Heritage Food and Drink - will showcase their culinary abilities in a statewide competition for the chance to win $2,000, a handmade chef knife by Ironman Fore and the coveted "Red Chef Jacket." The Got to Be NC Competition dining series is a single elimination tournament and will pit 24 chefs from around the state against each other in a dual-bracket regional tournament before winning chefs advance to a champions' battle at the end of the year.

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