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.
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.
Posted at 2:58pm on Aug. 16, 2014
Two forgotten soldiers from Union County who fought in World War I are finally poised to get long-overdue recognition this week.
Posted at 2:22pm on Aug. 16, 2014
On the eve of his killing, Charles Godwin attended Wednesday night church services in the Marshville area, then lingered to chat in the parking lot with other parishioners.
Posted at 2:30pm on Aug. 13, 2014
The Union County man charged with committing two murders 24 years apart had his first appearance in county court Wednesday and will continue to be held in jail without bond.
Posted at 3:38pm on Aug. 7, 2014
Marvin Ridge sophomore Lexi King has already emerged as one of the states’ best runners.
Posted at 3:14pm on Aug. 7, 2014
Union County’s recent school redistricting may be an issue that drives voters to the polls on Nov. 4, but it may not be a topic the new board will have to address anytime soon.
Posted at 4:57pm on Aug. 8, 2014
The Union County couple charged with child abuse after a boy was found handcuffed to their porch with a dead chicken tied around his neck are facing possible foreclosure proceedings.
Posted at 10:02am on Aug. 8, 2014
The Indian Trail councilman who wrote his resignation letter in Klingon wants to beam up to Capitol Hill. David Waddell is running as a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate.
Posted at 2:35pm on Aug. 1, 2014
Harmony Dance Center in Indian Trial raised funds to send 14 students for professional instruction in New York City.
Posted at 1:16pm on Aug. 1, 2014
Former Carolina Panthers star looks to re-energize Mavericks’ football program, which went 2-9 last season after winning 41 games from 2008-2012.
Posted at 9:36am on Jul. 31, 2014
Monroe’s new city manager is expected to start work by Oct. 10, city spokesman Pete Hovanec said Thursday.
Posted at 3:13pm on Jul. 30, 2014
An Indian pharmaceutical company plans to invest $17 million and open its first North American manufacturing facility in Monroe.
Posted at 1:53pm on Jul. 29, 2014
The N.C. Department of Transportation said crews will close the intersection of N.C. 84 (Weddington Road) and Airport Road at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Posted at 11:41am on Jul. 25, 2014
The dog days of August are nearly upon us, and here are some activities planned for the first weekend of the month that you might enjoy.
Posted at 11:08am on Jul. 25, 2014
Sun Valley pitcher Brittany Pickett was named the 3A West Pitcher of the Year by the N.C. Softball Coaches Association.
Posted at 4:37pm on Jul. 24, 2014
More than a decade later, eight players from the 2003-2005 Weddington Middle School football team have proven to be Division I talents.
Posted at 2:35pm on Jul. 24, 2014
One of the easiest beaches to get to from the Charlotte area is also one of the most appealing: Sunset Beach in southeastern North Carolina, just across the state line from much better-known Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.
Posted at 1:59pm on Jul. 22, 2014
Part of my educational philosophy is that atmosphere is crucial. What we read, watch and listen to will become the gallery of our minds. Now Pandora is gumming up the works.
Posted at 9:00pm on Jul. 26, 2014
Matthew Delk, Union County’s assistant county manager since 2007, has been named county administrator of Pickens County, S.C.
Posted at 12:21pm on Jul. 27, 2014
When Union County erected a marker in 1996 to the local men who died in World War I, the names of soldiers James Floyd Staton and Roy Perry were inadvertently left off.
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.