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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.

Forgotten WWI soldiers from Union Co. poised to get recognition

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.

More details emerge in Union, Anson killings 24 years apart

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.

Suspect in 2 killings has first court appearance

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.

Marvin Ridge’s Lexi King hopes to improve on freshman cross country season

Posted at 3:38pm on Aug. 7, 2014

Marvin Ridge sophomore Lexi King has already emerged as one of the states’ best runners.

12 seek spot on school board

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.

Union County couple in child abuse case facing possible foreclosure

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.