Posted at 11:47am on Apr. 8, 2014
John Joseph Carvalho II, 57, was convicted by a Union County jury after two hours of deliberation, authorities said.
Posted at 11:00am on Apr. 4, 2014
Three parties locked in a dispute over a proposed water tower in Weddington will sit down April 10 in a court-ordered mediation to see if they can resolve their differences.
Posted at 12:01pm on Apr. 4, 2014
The Day of Silence is an anti-bullying, anti-hate event designed to demonstrate support for anyone being harassed because of their actual or perceived sexual preference, identity, or expression, and a day of reflection and remembrance of victims, said founder and Parkwood High School student Gabbie Hubert.
Posted at 12:39pm on Apr. 4, 2014
Two Union County schools are in the top 10 of the state Wells Fargo Cup 3A rankings after the winter sports season.
Posted at 12:41pm on Apr. 4, 2014
Inspired by her family and heritage, Weddington’s Cheyenne Burnam has made a name for herself on the lacrosse field.
Posted at 3:27pm on Mar. 27, 2014
Devin O’Connell was in kindergarten in Chatham, Mass., when he noticed a girl around his age involved in go-kart racing. Her dad owned his own full-sized modified car. At the age of 5, O’Connell was hooked.
Posted at 2:35pm on Apr. 2, 2014
The N.C. Department of Transportation said the new bridges will be on Poplin Road over the South Fork of Crooked Creek and on N.C. 200 over Chinkapin Creek.
Posted at 9:56am on Mar. 28, 2014
Central Academy of Technology and Arts leads the Wells Fargo Conference Cup standings for the Rocky River 2A after the winter sports season.
Posted at 2:46pm on Mar. 26, 2014
With a fastball that has hit 91 miles per hour, a change-up in the low 80s and a slider with great movement, junior Max Wotell has a rare combination of talent and attitude, according to Marvin Ridge baseball coach Mark Mennitt.
Posted at 12:22pm on Mar. 28, 2014
Motorists say they have seen a Porsche being driven at more than 100 mph on Weddington-area roads.
Posted at 12:12pm on Mar. 21, 2014
The Museum of the Waxhaws will hold a special event 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5 entitled “Swords and Crosses” in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Posted at 2:22pm on Mar. 21, 2014
“Down to Earth Day,” a blend of education and entertainment that translates into fun for the whole family, will take place April 5 at the Union County Agricultural &Conference Center.
Posted at 9:15am on Mar. 25, 2014
A judge rejected a temporary restraining order request Monday for Union County parents trying to stop the school boards redistricting plan.
Posted at 1:27pm on Mar. 24, 2014
Flooding damaged the CSX rail crossing on Wesley Chapel-Stouts Road, between U.S. 74 and Old Monroe Road.
Posted at 1:10pm on Mar. 19, 2014
A Monroe woman has been accused of fatally stabbing a man Tuesday afternoon in her home, police say.
Posted at 1:55pm on Mar. 19, 2014
The shooting was reported about 4:15 a.m. on Chestnut Lane near Potter Road. That is near the Indian Trail-Stallings town line.
Posted at 12:30pm on Mar. 14, 2014
Senior Wingate men’s swimmer Marko Blazevski won his third NCAA Division II national championship in the 400-yard individual medley March 13.
Posted at 5:13pm on Mar. 13, 2014
Piedmont all-state pitcher Corey Sikes wants another state championship ring after going 11-0 on the mound with a 1.17 ERA on last year’s state title team.
Posted at 6:10pm on Mar. 17, 2014
Union County parents sued the school board Monday to try to thwart a redistricting plan, claiming the plan was developed in secret and illegally approved.
Posted at 10:12am on Mar. 12, 2014
The move was made “out of respect” for funeral of school board member this week
Posted at 9:42am on Mar. 11, 2014
Funeral arrangements have been set for John Crowder, a longtime Union County school board member, who died Sunday.
Posted at 2:35pm on Mar. 7, 2014
Seventeen Wingate indoor track and field athletes earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Coaches Association Division II All-Region honors.
Posted at 3:38pm on Mar. 7, 2014
There are at least two options in the Waxhaw area to add some interest to the weekend of March 15-16: a group of short plays and a celebration for former-President Andrew Jackson’s birthday.
Posted at 1:56pm on Mar. 7, 2014
It was no real surprise to Forest Hills track coach Harold Crowder when his son, Juwan, decided to get serious about running track as a freshman at the school about three years ago. Juwan was following in family’s footsteps.
Posted at 1:36pm on Mar. 7, 2014
There’s just one more goal left to check off Dong-Jun Kim’s high school bucket list: Win a state championship with his Maverick teammates.
Posted at 12:14pm on Mar. 6, 2014
Registered Republicans will have nearly four times the number of candidates to choose from than their Democratic counterparts during the May 6 primary in Union County. Out of a dozen partisan races, 30 of the candidates are Republican, eight are Democrats and two are Libertarians.
Posted at 2:12pm on Mar. 7, 2014
Wesley Chapel resident Mary Beth Riney was in the audience at Porter Ridge High School on March4 when the Union County Board of Education unexpectedly voted to proceed with school redistricting.
Posted at 3:48pm on Mar. 4, 2014
It’s not your typical mild-mannered library card.
Posted at 12:16pm on Mar. 4, 2014
One person was hurt in the Union County collision and two in Rowan County, authorities said.
Posted at 12:37pm on Feb. 28, 2014
Cuthbertson girls’ soccer wants to prove it can hang with teams in the Southern Carolina Conference and class 3A.
Posted at 1:55pm on Feb. 28, 2014
March will include the celebration of an anniversary and birthdays related to the rich history of Waxhaw and its famous citizen, Andrew Jackson.
Posted at 2:16pm on Feb. 28, 2014
Rose Belcher-West started an organization to bring hope and healing to Union County families that have been impacted by domestic violence or sexual abuse.
Posted at 7:30pm on Mar. 7, 2014
Jeff Mangum worries about kids who aren’t getting enough to eat. So he and other motorcycle enthusiasts are planning to help alleviate that problem in Union County.
Posted at 3:18pm on Feb. 27, 2014
Sahil Vasa and Jackson Plyler will sit No. 1 and 2 in Weddington High’s tennis lineup this season, bringing with them experience that belies their years.
Posted at 3:58pm on Feb. 28, 2014
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, co-composer of Oscar-nominated ‘Let It Go,’ stands at the peak of her career.
Posted at 2:07pm on Feb. 21, 2014
Senior tri-captains Reilly McDermott and fraternal twin brothers Jason and Jonah Moore hope to lead Marvin Ridge to its best season to date.
Posted at 11:21am on Feb. 21, 2014
Some people are defeated by obstacles. Others, like 69-year-old Olin Marsh, are stronger because of them. He wants his experience to serve as a lesson to Marshville’s young people, including the students he mentors at East Union Middle School.
Posted at 2:56pm on Feb. 21, 2014
Union County School Superintendent Dr. Mary Ellis and her staff have a lot of homework. At its recent work session, the board of education asked Ellis to research four topics.
Posted at 2:31pm on Feb. 21, 2014
The Marvin Ridge girls’ lacrosse team has gone 33-7 over the past two years. Last year, Marvin Ridge went 16-4 – including 8-0 in Conference 9 play – before running into Catholic again in the state quarterfinals.
Posted at 12:17pm on Feb. 21, 2014
There is a magic carpet awaiting kids in grades K-6 this June when the Union County Community Arts Council and the Central Academy of Technology and Arts team up to present Disney’s “Aladdin” as the featured play for 2014 at the Summer Performing Arts Camp.