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INDIAN TRAIL — Former town leader, Shirley Howe, passed away at 81 years of age from COVID-related pneumonia and Lewy body dementia on Thursday (Jan. 14), according to members of her family.

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January is a fun month! Monday, January 18, is the observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday, so banks and post offices will be closed. King was the leader of the civil rights movement before being assassinated in 1968. January’s flower is the Carnation, birthstone, the garnet.

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Renovations to the Historic Union County Courthouse continued on Wednesday (Jan. 13) during Phase 1 of the Restoration and Renovation project. According to the U.C. Government Communications Department, the project is for the restoration of the clock tower where the existing slate roof will …

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MONROE — Shelby Adams received the John H. Crowder Service Award during the Union County Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 12) for “making a difference” at her school and in her community.

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“Jesus deserves all the power,” says Kianna, 9. “He died on the cross to save us from our sins. This is cool for me to believe in him. He created everything, so he should have power over everything. I think he totally deserves it!”

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WAXHAW — SCORE Charlotte awarded its highest honor, the prestigious “Dick O’ Brien Award” for 2020 to Jim Weiland in recognition of his nearly 10 years of exemplary volunteer service since joining SCORE Charlotte in 2011, including two years as Chapter President from from 2016-2018, Chapter …