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Survey: Stallings is safest Charlotte-area town

Posted at 12:18pm on Apr. 23, 2014

Stallings ranks seventh among North Carolina’s safest towns, according to the Safewise survey.

Probe continues into death of Lake Park jogger

Posted at 6:56am on Apr. 23, 2014

The body of James “Mark” Hudspeth was discovered Monday evening near a Union County jogging trail.

Wingate University president announces retirement

Posted at 10:40am on Apr. 22, 2014

Wingate President Jerry McGee has run the school since 1992 and will be the longest-tenured university president in the state.

Man’s body found where Union County jogger is missing

Posted at 2:39pm on Apr. 22, 2014

The man’s body was found not far from where jogger James Martin Hudspeth was reported missing.

Union Academy girls’ soccer starting to earn respect

Posted at 2:02pm on Apr. 18, 2014

The Union Academy girls’ soccer team is off to its best start in school history.

Charlotte historian, musicians to discuss area’s history of country music

Posted at 11:58am on Apr. 18, 2014

At 3p.m. April27 at the Museum of the Waxhaws, Fiddlin’ Tom Hanchett, staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South, will talk about the history of country music in and around Charlotte.

Waxhaw Area Artists studios opens its doors

Posted at 12:32pm on Apr. 16, 2014

On May 3 and 4, the Waxhaw Area Artists are hosting their biggest undertaking to date: a free, open studio tour featuring 30 artists and 24 studios, all within five miles of historic downtown Waxhaw.

Union County recall plan has ‘50-50 chance’

Posted at 8:18pm on Apr. 18, 2014

The state lawmaker crafting a plan that would allow for the recall of Union County school board members now says there is a 50-50 chance he will be able to introduce the bill.

Police arrest man in Monroe break-ins

Posted at 10:17am on Apr. 17, 2014

Monroe police accuse Henry Gainey of breaking into a Dollar General store and a restaurant this week.

Chicken truck crashes into Monroe store front

Posted at 7:14am on Apr. 17, 2014

The truck crashed into the Rite Aid store on Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. 74) at Sutherland Avenue.