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Union Co. decries $91M ‘runaway verdict’ on school money, outlines appeal claims

Posted at 6:09am on Aug. 29, 2014

Ten months after launching their appeal, Union County commissioners finally outlined the reasons they want an appeals court to toss out what they called a $91 million “runaway verdict” awarded to the school board.

Monroe church celebrates 125 years by donating shirts to school

Posted at 12:59pm on Aug. 22, 2014

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Monroe decided to celebrate 125 years by collecting shirts for students at nearby East Elementary School.

Union County theater offerings abound as fall rolls in

Posted at 1:45pm on Aug. 22, 2014

Union County’s newest community theater group, the Union County Playmakers, are offering theater lovers an opportunity to enrich their Labor Day weekend with a free concert reading of “Over the River and Through the Woods” by Joe DiPietro.

Albright shining light on animal cruelty

Posted at 3:24pm on Aug. 22, 2014

A picture on the rear window of Curt Albright’s pickup truck shows a puppy and a piglet side by side.

Tell us the news you’re proud of

Posted at 11:47am on Aug. 20, 2014

Do you remember the first time you saw your name or picture in the newspaper for an athletic feat you were proud of?

In Union County, a fresh start for 6,300 reassigned students

Posted at 7:48pm on Aug. 23, 2014

The concept of a fresh start to the school year will have special meaning Monday in Union County, where about one in seven students will be part of a massive reassignment program.

Land acquisition begins for Monroe Connector Bypass

Posted at 9:52am on Aug. 20, 2014

The Monroe Connector Bypass toll road is still navigating some legal challenges but, with recent federal highway approval, the N.C. Department of Transportation has restarted design and right-of-way acquisition for a portion of the project.

Tad Baucom brings experience to Sun Valley football

Posted at 12:09pm on Aug. 15, 2014

Veteran head coach Tad Baucom looks to help re-energize another Union County program in Sun Valley.

Firing up the gridiron

Posted at 11:09am on Aug. 13, 2014

The landscape of Union County football changed dramatically this offseason, as five of the area’s 12 head-coaching positions were filled by new faces.

Southern accent: Summer vacation can be a pain in the neck

Posted at 3:52pm on Aug. 12, 2014

I may not want to browse the school-supply aisles at Walmart just yet, but I do feel a bit like lying down.