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News in Union County, North Carolina
Battle over redistricting reaches state level
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:28:43 GMT
The battle over redistricting in Union County schools has reached a state level. Thursday, North Carolina Board of Education members adopted a resolution that recognized the authority of local boards of education in making redistricting decisions, but resolved that the boards "deliberate with extensive input from parents and other citizens." Union County BOE Vice-Chair Marce Savage is a state ...
State releases report cards for Union, Gaston DSS
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:41:55 GMT
UNION COUNTY, N.C. -- State officials have released their findings after conducting investigations into the Department of Social Services in both Union and Gaston counties. A case of alleged child abuse involving a Union County DSS supervisor prompted the investigation. Police say an 11-year-old boy in Wanda Larson's care was found tied to her porch with a dead chicken dangling from his neck ...
Storm leaves flood damage near Charlotte, 430,000 power outages to the north
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:23:23 GMT
Meteorologists say utility crews and North Carolina residents will get several days of springlike weather to help them clear away the mess left by the most damaging winter storm in more than a decade.
Local attorneys plan to sue Union County School Board
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:42:07 GMT
A group of local attorneys say they plan to sue the Union County School Board, following a decision earlier this week to redistrict thousands of students.
Paving company in heap of trouble over dirt dump
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:07:51 GMT
A Union County paving company, already the subject of a criminal federal investigation, is now operating an illegal dirt dump site, according to county officials. Eyewitness News obtained a copy of a notice of violation (NOV) sent to Stallings Farming LLC on Tuesday by Union County Planning & Zoning officials. Stallings Farming LLC is a corporation that lists one of its principal managers as ...
Union Co. residents push for elimination of animal control gas chamber
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:16:47 GMT
Fewer than a dozen counties in North Carolina still use a gas chamber to euthanize animals at the county shelter. Rowan County became the latest to eliminate it Monday, when the Board of Commissioners voted to get rid of the chamber and use lethal injection instead. Animal advocates in other counties, like Union, are fighting for similar changes.
Flooding in Charlotte; ice, snow, power outages to north
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:54:43 GMT
Forecasters said the system could become a major ice storm for the central and northwest parts of North Carolina.
1 hurt in Union Co. school bus crash
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:25:07 GMT
The North Carolina Highway Patrol was investigating a school bus accident in Union County early Tuesday morning. The accident happened around 6:45 a.m. on New Town Road near South Potter Road, just south of Wesley Chapel. Union County officials said there were students on the bus but that none of them were hurt. A person in the vehicle that collided with the bus had minor injuries and was taken ...
N.C. Electric Cooperatives Reporting 55,600 Outages Due To Winter Weather
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:22:00 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are reporting 55,600 outages as a result of the winter weather. Line crews are responding to outages as quickly as possible. Counties experiencing the most outages are Davidson, Iredell, Orange and Randolph.Line crews from unaffected areas of the state have been dispatched to help with restoration ...
DOJ: NC sheriff deputies shared racist video game
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:47:25 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say deputies of a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers shared links to a bloody video game in which players shoot people entering the country illegally, including children and pregnant women.