Posted at 2:22pm on Jul. 23, 2014
A judge in Union County rejected on Wednesday the latest effort by parents to stop the school districts controversial redistricting plan, and one of the parents said he expects his group will now drop its lawsuit.
Posted at 10:23am on Jul. 23, 2014
About 8,700 gallons of sewage spilled into a branch of Richardson Creek during the storm, said city spokesman Peter Hovanec.
Posted at 10:10am on Jul. 14, 2014
Several Union County baseball players were selected to the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association 2014 All-State teams.
Posted at 6:14pm on Jul. 17, 2014
On a recent night at Mac’s Speed Shop on South Boulevard, patrons were greeted by live, classic rock music that resonated with the part-biker bar’s regulars.
Posted at 10:09am on Jul. 18, 2014
This is the story of a packet of letters from musicians in a middle school orchestra that made the journey from Wheaton, Ill., to Waxhaw on their way to Brooklyn, N.Y.
Posted at 11:21am on Jul. 18, 2014
I survived eating some of the steak I told you about last week. But it didn’t taste good (though the dog didn’t complain). And, as it turns out, I’m not the only person who’s recently been visited by shady steak-sellers.
Posted at 11:53am on Jul. 18, 2014
An agreement between the developers of the Eden Hall subdivision, off Marion Drive, and ACTS/Plantation Estates, both in Matthews, will complete a three-and-a-half mile pedestrian/bike trail network between N.C. 51 and East John Street.
Posted at 9:48pm on Jul. 15, 2014
Stony Rushing beat Tracy Kuehler for a seat on the Union County Board of Commissioners.
Posted at 2:10pm on Jul. 10, 2014
Unionville American Legion Post 535 brings players from different Union County baseball teams together. The 17 players from Cuthbertson, Marvin Ridge, Piedmont, Sun Valley and Weddington high schools won eight of their last 13 games.
Posted at 3:07pm on Jul. 10, 2014
Weddington rising junior kicker and punter Keith Duncan will participate in the USA Football National Team Development Games with more than 180 other high school athletes July 14-19 in College Station, Texas.
Posted at 5:52pm on Jul. 13, 2014
The five-way crossing near Unionville is about to become history. A roundabout will bring together Sikes Mill, Tom Helms, Love Mill and East Lawyers roads.
Posted at 2:18pm on Jul. 11, 2014
It’s the latest shakeup for an agency that has undertaken a major overhaul following last November’s arrest of a child protective services supervisor on child abuse charges. Wanda Larson was fired after an 11-year-old boy she was the guardian of was found handcuffed to her Monroe-area porch with a dead chicken tied around his neck.
Posted at 12:00pm on Jul. 9, 2014
Union County school officials on Wednesday defended their revisions to maps used in redistricting and dismissed claims by parents that the changes were improper.
Posted at 2:10pm on Jul. 2, 2014
Daniel Healy, Tim Hennessey and Vas Lahanas founded Commitment to Excellence Wrestling Academy in Fort Mill to share their passion for the sport.
Posted at 12:07pm on Jul. 3, 2014
Weddington United Methodist Church leaders should find out soon if their plans for soccer and softball fields behind the church’s family life center on Providence Road will become a reality.
Posted at 9:58am on Jul. 3, 2014
Four local divers were named 2014 NISCA/Speedo Girls’ One Meter Diving All-Americans.
Posted at 1:45pm on Jul. 3, 2014
As Union County has grown, so has Carolinas HealthCare System. Two recent stories illustrate how much.
Posted at 12:05pm on Jul. 7, 2014
Faison was city manager in Whiteville for more than four years.
Posted at 8:41pm on Jul. 6, 2014
Consstruction work will close a portion of N.C. 200 through mid-October, and a part of Fincher Road for two weeks.
Posted at 3:13pm on Jun. 17, 2014
When Joe Fronsee, 67, moved to Charlotte 16 years ago, he immediately joined the Siskey YMCA. The only problem was that he hated the hip-hop and remix music in the background.
Posted at 9:37am on Jun. 26, 2014
New Porter Ridge coach Zach Bevilacqua takes over a Pirates program that is 48-10 in the past four seasons.
Posted at 12:53pm on Jun. 27, 2014
For seven years, I’ve extolled the joy and nostalgic warmth the Waxhaw annual Fourth of July celebration brings. This year, I’ve called in reinforcements.
Posted at 1:21pm on Jun. 27, 2014
Hundreds of volunteers have logged thousands of hours to get Wesley Chapel’s Dogwood Park ready to open. Their work will pay off July 12 when the village hosts an opening-day celebration.
Posted at 6:57am on Jul. 1, 2014
Union County commissioners approved a 15.4 percent tax increase Monday night to cover school district expenses, which will add about $200 to the bill for a typical taxpayer.
Posted at 9:32pm on Jul. 4, 2014
With the Fourth of July falling on a Friday, many of the events marking Independence Day are scheduled for a day early this year.
Posted at 10:47am on Jun. 26, 2014
The Union County Sheriff’s Office said Gabriel Martinez Castro, 21, of Monroe was arrested about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday and faces multiple charges.
Posted at 12:30pm on Jun. 20, 2014
Barbara Chandler served in the military for 22 years, retired and now continues to serve others.
Posted at 11:37am on Jun. 20, 2014
A visit to Hook Tire in Waxhaw just got a little more interesting, thanks to Larry and Diane Hook’s ongoing commitment to the arts.
Posted at 11:09am on Jun. 20, 2014
Sun Valley softball team wins first NCHSAA state title since 1997.
Posted at 4:49pm on Jun. 19, 2014
The battle over a water tower in Weddington ended June 16 at the Union County Board of Commissioner’s meeting. Now, tower construction could begin in the next three months.
Posted at 4:35pm on Jun. 22, 2014
City officials say the work will affect McIntyre and Polk streets between Steele Street and Jones Street. Crews will be installing a new water main, to replace a cast iron line nearing the end of its service life.
Posted at 4:30pm on Jun. 17, 2014
Bjorn and Michael Bovim‘s sport of choice means driving 60mph around a track in a karting suit, helmet and neck brace.
Posted at 2:52pm on Jun. 20, 2014
Authorities said the 18-year-old apparently suffered a seizure and fell out of the boat.
Posted at 1:55pm on Jun. 19, 2014
The chase wound through Union and Anson counties and ended after police put down spike strips to deflate the car’s tires. The children were turned over to Anson County Department of Social Services.
Posted at 11:56am on Jun. 18, 2014
Police said the man jumped over the counter and stole money when the employee opened the cash register.
Posted at 2:23pm on Jun. 17, 2014
Marvin Ridge won the 2013-14 N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A Wells Fargo Cup for overall athletic achievement.
Posted at 2:18pm on Jun. 13, 2014
Waxhaw Sk8 Park officially opened in November 2006. Since then, it’s had some less-than-festive openings after unscheduled closings prompted by excessive litter, vandalism and other problems.
Posted at 12:48pm on Jun. 13, 2014
Piedmont baseball is 51-13 over the past two seasons with two straight appearances in the state championship series.
Posted at 11:49am on Jun. 13, 2014
Kathy Turner has spent much of the past three years creating a garden paradise on a defunct highway bridge that was going to be destroyed near the Rocky Broad River. The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge has become a major attraction to visitors to the Hickory Nut Gorge in western North Carolina.
Posted at 6:35am on Jun. 17, 2014
Despite the potential for a tax increase to pay for Union County school district expenses, only one resident weighed in on the countys proposed budget at a public hearing Monday night but she did so in song.