Bench-Warmers Without a Bench: N.C. Should Fund All K-12 Sports

By Harrison Taylor, Staff Writer Every day between the hours of seven and nine, my 16-year-old brother practices his extra craft: playing varsity football for his school. He plays because he loves the sport. The activity provides him structure, balance, and, most importantly, something to do. I can remember when he first started playing when he was in fifth grade. A nosy family member asked … Continue reading Bench-Warmers Without a Bench: N.C. Should Fund All K-12 Sports

BIGG helps transform Heritage Trail

Celestia Randolph, Staff Writer   Last Friday evening, Bulldogs Into Going Green (BIGG) members assisted Carol Larrimore, master gardener and chief director of the Heritage Project, in her efforts to transform the Heritage Trail into a place for locals to enjoy. Started roughly two years ago, the Heritage Trail Project, located at the Union County Agricultural Center,  is the concerted result of multiple Union County … Continue reading BIGG helps transform Heritage Trail

Local Republicans celebrate Election Night victories

Championing the Conservative Cause Maggie Smith and Megan Katz, Staff Writers The members and supporters of the Union County Republican Party gathered at Hilltop on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 8 to celebrate the races and in some cases victories. As votes were being tallied local representatives dined and mingled with their constituents, friends, and families. Incumbent Mark Brody, NC House Representative of the 55th … Continue reading Local Republicans celebrate Election Night victories

Technology benefits students in the classroom

Technology not just at home but in the classroom Josh Dominguez, Staff Writer This month’s Union County Public School Board meeting was hosted at Cuthbertson High School. Cuthbertson has made it a point to prove technology has been emphasized over the years in schools as a learning tool to help students. Cuthbertson High School has taken the non-traditional approach to enhance the nature of classroom … Continue reading Technology benefits students in the classroom

School bus driver shortage becomes problem in Union County

School Board Members set to discuss issues for parents and students in UCPS system.  Sara Gunter, Staff Writer Here in Union County there are over 10 public schools in the School System. This many schools means a high number of students, 31,000 to be exact. With that many schools and students comes a potential for problems. At the monthly school board of education meeting commissioners … Continue reading School bus driver shortage becomes problem in Union County

UCPS makes changes to mobile app

Union County Public Schools Launches New and Improved Mobile App Kendall Sienon, Staff Writer Union County, N.C. — Finally, connectivity has reached Union County Public Schools in the 21st century. The new and approved UCPS app is now available for students, parents, teachers, staff and administration and it’s FREE! This will allow users to stay connected and up to date on what’s going on with … Continue reading UCPS makes changes to mobile app

Forest Hills Teacher Recognized by UCPS Board of Education

Teacher brings new ideas from Washington after receiving an award.  Robert Gay, Staff Writer Lauren Baucom, a science teacher at Forest Hills High School, addressed Union County Board of Education members last week during the monthly school board meeting on Oct. 4. Baucom, was present at the meeting to receive recognition from board members after being selected to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in … Continue reading Forest Hills Teacher Recognized by UCPS Board of Education