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WAXHAW — After being socially hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic for roughly a year now, cabin fever is rampant. For anyone hungry for sunshine and outdoor activities, Cane Creek Park can be a solution.

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INDIAN TRAIL — Common Heart’s 4th annual Hunger Walk fundraiser will be a virtual event this year; participants can join in from wherever they’d like anytime on Sunday, March 7.

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MONROE — A Waxhaw man is helping residents at the Community Shelter of Union County get to work. In a county without public transportation, simply getting to work can be an expensive problem that slows a homeless person’s return to independent living.

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MONROE — How did City of Monroe Councilwoman Angelia James spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day? She rose early and gathered with volunteers to host a teacher appreciation drive thru at The Spot restaurant (1513 Concord Ave.).

Hopefully by now, many Union County residents have noticed a new sign on HWY 74 East promoting the Union County Agricultural Center and something called NC Cooperative Extension. However, many residents may not know exactly what Cooperative Extension is, nor what we do here in Union County.

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For centuries, holly has been the subject of myths, legends, and traditional observances. The ancient Chinese used Ilex chinensis extensively for decorating during their February New Year’s festival. The Romans used the plant to decorate their houses, temples, and deities for Saturnalia, the…

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RALEIGH — To reduce bicycle injuries and deaths, the N.C. Department of Transportation is encouraging people to apply to receive free bicycle helmets as part of an annual initiative the agency conducts.

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As we head into winter, horse owners face many challenges dealing with the cold weather. Unfortunately, winter can lead to a higher incidence of colic in horses. There are several ways horse owners can help reduce the chance of colic this winter.

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Everywhere I look I am seeing and delighting in the brilliant fall colors. Sadly, the peak time for fall color has passed in our area and all this wonderful color will be gone before we know it. Take note now of your own garden. Do you have color? If not, then you might consider adding plant…