Posted at 12:19pm on Jan. 9, 2015
Piedmont junior wrestler Brett Underwood is off to a 31-0 start this season. Underwood, 16, went 32-20 as a Piedmont freshman and 45-3 last season as a sophomore.
Posted at 2:53pm on Jan. 9, 2015
The process to begin construction on the Monroe Bypass/Connector took another step Jan.6 with a public hearing to address potential environmental concerns posed by the proposed 19.7-mile toll road.
Posted at 10:46am on Jan. 7, 2015
The number of people posting photos and messages about lost pets on popular Union County Facebook pages seemed unusually high during the holidays.
Posted at 8:08am on Jan. 8, 2015
Last week’s cold snap notwithstanding, this winter has been milder so far than 2013-14. That won’t necessarily continue for the rest of the season. Enjoy it, but prepare for the worst.
Posted at 2:31pm on Jan. 5, 2015
One bus had no students. In the other accident, the bus driver and 21 students had minor injuries, a school district spokeswoman said.
Posted at 2:37pm on Jan. 3, 2015
The bypass would be a toll road, extending from near Interstate 485 at the Stallings-Matthews line eastward to between Wingate and Marshville – about 20 miles.
Posted at 10:41am on Jan. 2, 2015
The Museum of the Waxhaws will host a special program Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. titled “An Afternoon of Local Poetry, Stories and Song.” The program will feature local storytellers Gladys Kerr and Dora Lee Wiley Brown, as well as musician Beth Brown Al-Rawi and poet Lee Ann Brown.
Posted at 2:01pm on Jan. 3, 2015
Union County has stopped using a gas chamber to euthanize cats and dogs at its animal shelter two months ahead of a state deadline to make the change.
Posted at 2:22pm on Dec. 26, 2014
The Union News looks back at the 2014 fall sports season, highlighting some of the best individual performances.
Posted at 11:55am on Dec. 26, 2014
Barbara Faulk, executive director of the council, said beginning Jan. 8, “Speak Up Spoken Word Open Mic” will be 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the community room at the Union County Community Arts Council building, 120 N. Main St. in Monroe.
Posted at 4:36pm on Dec. 23, 2014
After an Indian Trail councilman released his resignation letter in the Klingon language in January, it became a galactic hit. The Observer story was translated into several foreign languages, and David Waddell was interviewed by BBC radio.
Posted at 5:00pm on Dec. 23, 2014
The Union County man is charged with killing 2 men 24 years apart
Posted at 12:12pm on Dec. 19, 2014
Weddington football won a school-record 14 games made it the program’s first 3AA state championship game.
Posted at 1:01pm on Dec. 19, 2014
The Humane Society of Union County will mark the end of an era on Jan. 4.
Posted at 12:42pm on Dec. 19, 2014
Christmas was on Friday; when I arrived home Wednesday evening, Erin greeted me with a look of concern.
Posted at 9:08am on Dec. 19, 2014
Compiled by Erica Batten
Posted at 1:52pm on Dec. 17, 2014
The company is considering a $28M expansion or renovation project that also would add 67 jobs
Posted at 12:51pm on Dec. 12, 2014
The Marvin Ridge girls’ swim team wants to repeat as 3A state champions.
Posted at 12:56pm on Dec. 12, 2014
An East Elementary School first-grader wasn’t the only child wearing new shoes and a big smile on a recent morning in the JCPenney store at Monroe Crossing, even though the store – and the mall – hadn’t officially opened for the day.
Posted at 2:55pm on Dec. 12, 2014
Artists Peter Godshall and Arlynn Zachary have been awarded Regional Artist Project grants through the region’s RAPG program.
Posted at 8:30pm on Dec. 9, 2014
December is time to band trees against cankerworms; plant bulbs, trees, shrubs and woody herbs; start early vegetables indoors; and prepare spring beds.
Posted at 3:54pm on Dec. 5, 2014
The first action taken by the new Union County Board of Education on Dec.2 showed a solidarity missing since the board’s controversial vote in March to redistrict the schools.
Posted at 3:34pm on Dec. 5, 2014
The JAARS family celebrated Calvin Hibbard’s 90 birthday Nov.14.
Posted at 3:47pm on Dec. 5, 2014
A panel discussion at Lee Park Church in Monroe, which houses the Monroe campus of Charlotte Bible College and Seminary, drew about 40 people.
Posted at 11:35pm on Dec. 2, 2014
The Union County Board of Education unanimously elected John Collins and Leslie Boyd to respectively serve as board chairman and vice chairman at itsTuesday night meeting at Waxhaw Elementary School.
Posted at 4:17pm on Dec. 2, 2014
County commissioners were appealing a verdict for the county school board in a budget funding dispute. The legal tussle is expected to ultimately go before the N.C. Supreme Court.
Posted at 9:21am on Dec. 2, 2014
After a divided vote, Richard Helms became the new chairman of Union County’s Board of Commissioners this week.
Posted at 11:12am on Nov. 25, 2014
Two-time all-state performer, UNC signee, looks to etch her name further into the Weddington history books
Posted at 3:15pm on Nov. 26, 2014
Union-Anson County Habitat for Humanity helps lower-income families find permanent homes.
Posted at 10:20am on Nov. 28, 2014
In Waxhaw, 12 Days of Christmas events include the weekends in December before Christmas; the events, both religious and secular, are open to the public.
Posted at 5:12pm on Nov. 28, 2014
Union County has spent nearly $26,000 to restore and display two water fountains from 1900 that were the first sources of sanitary drinking fountain water in the county.
Posted at 10:35am on Nov. 25, 2014
Marce Savage has claimed the actions are politically motivated, and accused the board of improperly posting her personal data online
Posted at 8:00pm on Nov. 22, 2014
Residents lined the route of the funeral process from Lakeview Baptist Church north of Monroe to Lakeland Memorial Park for the burial.
Posted at 10:29am on Nov. 21, 2014
As you head north on Providence Road, you might notice a new banner hanging on the side of the Weddington Activity Center announcing that Southeastern Gymnastics was named the National Club of the Year by USA Gymnastics.
Posted at 2:29pm on Nov. 21, 2014
Carolinas Medical Center–Union opened the doors on Nov. 17 to a state-of-the-art Women and Children’s Center. The new center is on the CMC–Union campus at 600 Hospital Drive in Monroe.
Posted at 4:36pm on Nov. 20, 2014
The board had been investigating mileage reimbursement issues regarding Vice Chair Marce Savage, who claims the move is politically motivated.
Posted at 2:00pm on Nov. 13, 2014
Cuthbertson junior quarterback Austin Kendall led the Cavaliers to their best season in school history with an 8-3 record and the school’s first conference championship.
Posted at 11:31am on Nov. 14, 2014
The Storefront Theatre is about to try something new. Starving Artist Productions of Charlotte will perform “The Birth” as a full production rather than the normal stage reading format associated with Storefront.
Posted at 11:40am on Nov. 14, 2014
The Wingate men’s soccer team is led by SAC coach of the year Gary Hamill and player of the year Charlie Machell.
Posted at 11:50am on Nov. 14, 2014
Bus parking lots aren’t usually considered fertile ground. But the one at Sardis Elementary School in Indian Trail is an exception.