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MONROE — The Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) reported one of its School Resource Officers (SRO) was on campus at Piedmont High School early last week and observed 17-year-old Matthew Carter collapse during a cardiovascular-related medical emergency. UCSO said Deputy C. Baucom (SRO) imme…

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WINGATE — Most Wingate University students will be take a breather during the holiday break, but for those looking to make up a required course, knock out an elective or just get ahead, the University is offering Winter Term.

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MONROE — The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee has announced its scholarship recipients for the Class of 2021. For the 17th consecutive year, two area high school seniors are receiving a $1,000 scholarship toward their education — this year’s winners are Michael Xavier Wilson from Monroe…

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MONROE — A male student at Piedmont Middle School was charged with a felony on Wednesday (Dec. 8) for admittedly making up a report that someone would bring a firearm to school the next day, according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO).

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MONROE — Union County Public Schools will hold its annual High School Programs Expo this Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. — noon. The event will be held at the Union County Agriculture Center, located at 3230 Presson Rd.

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WINGATE — Healthcare professionals can become JEDI warriors by advocating for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion when they serve their patients and clients. That’s the message that a panel of Wingate University occupational therapy students, led by Caty Miller, hopes to share during an…

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MONROE — The Wolfe School’s Les Deming is the 2021-22 Union County Public Schools (UCPS) Principal of the Year, according to a UCPS announcement. Wesley Chapel Elementary’s Nicole Phelix is the 2021-2022 UCPS Assistant Principal of the Year. The UCPS district includes 53 schools.

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Following is the Poplin Elementary School academic honor roll for the first term of the 2021-22 school year:

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MONROE — Union County Public Schools (UCPS) has announced a schedule for 13 graduation ceremonies in the spring of 2022, with 11 of them slated over a three-day span (June 6-8).

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UNIONVILLE — Unionville Elementary won’t let COVID-19 stop them from hosting their annual barbeque. The 72nd barbeque will be on the first Friday in November as always, which is on Nov. 5.

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MONROE — Every Monday, Union Academy charter school updates its own COVID-19 Dashboard, and according to the last dashboard update (Sept. 27), the school has had a total of 160 positive cases among students and staff since July 26.

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MONROE — The Union County Education Foundation continues to supplement the learning experience by issuing grants to teachers through the LIFT program, which stands for Leadership and Innovation Funding for Teachers.

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MONROE — Union County Public Schools’ (UCPS) weekly COVID-19 dashboard report, which shows the number of positive and quarantined cases for students and staff, revealed a dramatic jump in cases last week.

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UNION COUNTY — Is it safe to keep face masks optional for students and staff in the county’s public school system during the height of a deadly pandemic?

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UNION COUNTY — Union County Public Schools (UCPS) COVID-19 dashboard shows the number of positive and quarantined COVID-19 cases for students and staff was over 5,000 at the end of last week. UCPS reports having roughly 41,000 students.

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Calkins on Georgia Southern’s President’s List

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MONROE — The Union County Board of Education has voted to maintain their previous decision to keep face masks optional for the upcoming school year, which starts on Monday, Aug. 23. Masks will remain optional for students and staff. Union County Public Schools (UCPS) reports having roughly 4…

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MONROE — Kyle MacLellan is a high school senior who has created an organization for young women that aims to empower women and volunteer in the community.

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MONROE — Fall semester classes at South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) started this week (Aug. 9). With in-person, online, and hybrid offerings, the school reports enrollment headcount is trending upward by over four% compared to 2020; more than 3,500 students are enrolled in fall classes.

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MONROE — Union County Public Schools (UCPS) is adding extended stop arms to about 30 buses in order to better ensure the safety of students, bus drivers and motorists.

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Romanelli makes Dean’s List at Tufts U.

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MONROE — The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded Union Academy Charter School a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2020. This is the 11th year CFO Lynn Kroeger and her staff have received recognition for …

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WINGATE — Andrew Woods, associate professor of pharmacy at Wingate University, has been selected to participate in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s 2021-2022 Academic Leadership Fellows Program. He joins the 18th cohort of 30 individuals who represent some of academic pharm…

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MONROE — Union Academy Charter School teacher Zöe Zander has been recognized with an Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award from NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English). Zander was one of 12 educators in their first five years of teaching to be selected for the award.

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Clements, Chang earn degrees from The Citadel

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MONROE — The Union County Board of Education has voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Dr. Andrew G. Houlihan’s contract until June 30, 2025, according to a report from the Union County Public Schools communications department. The vote took place at the July 13 meeting in open session.

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UNION COUNTY — In a unanimous vote (9-0), the Union County Board of Education decided to make wearing a mask optional for students and employees this upcoming school year, starting Aug. 1. This policy applies to all public school campuses as well as transportation, sports and extracurricular…

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MONROE — Twelve Union County Public Schools (UCPS) students are attending the Governor’s School of North Carolina this summer, according to a report from UCPS

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MONROE — The Monroe Police Department (MPD) arrested Cory McDowell, a 35-year-old English teacher at Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA) with a charge of Indecent Liberties by a Teacher with a Student on Thursday (June 9), according to a report from the City of Monroe’s communicati…

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MONROE — Union County Public Schools’ (UCPS) budget has remained unchanged since 2018. At the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday (June 7), Superintendent Dr. Andrew Houlihan and Chairwoman of the Board of Education Melissa Merrell requested a budget increase for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.