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Union County schools spokesman named superintendent of Edenton-Chowan district
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:38:32 -0700

He served as principal of three Union County schools between 2002 and 2012 before taking over as chief communications officer. In 2011, he was named the Wells Fargo North Carolina State Principal of the Year.

Photo Release -- SECU Supports Local Home-State Jobs With Major Purchase of Lenovo PCs
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:44:26 -0700

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Helping to keep jobs in North Carolina, State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) has contracted with Lenovo to purchase 8,000 energy efficient PCs to replace existing units in its network ...

NCDOT asks Union Co. to maintain roadways
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:40:08 -0700

UNION COUNTY, N.C. -- The North Carolina Department of Transportation would like to see Union County towns maintain future subdivision roads. In a letter sent out by NCDOT Engineer John Underwood to the different municipalities, declining revenues at the State level were cited as the main reason. NBC Charlotte asked Underwood what impact the letter will have on these towns.   "Hopefully this has ...

Police blotter, 4/18: Megan's law offender arrested in North Carolina
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:59:39 -0700

A tow truck driver picks up debris from a two-car accident in the 2400 block of West Cumberland Street in North Lebanon Township that tied up traffic for about a half hour Friday afternoon.

Trooper shortage hurting NCHP response times
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:43:24 -0700

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper shortage is eating into response times on the roads you drive.   It’s also prompting a heavy emphasis on recruiting to solve the problem.   Right now there’s a 200-trooper shortage across the state.   It includes nine positions in Mecklenburg, Union and Gaston counties, officials said. More are in surrounding counties.    In Catawba ...

As Mecklenburg County sheriff, Chris Hailey says he’d want jail substations
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:21:32 -0700

Chris Hailey has spent most of his adult life driving around in a patrol car, cruising the highways of North Carolina and the streets of Raleigh.

Group honors Union Civil War hero
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:31:42 -0700

Members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War members place a wreath at the grave of Pvt. Isaac Powell as member Peter J. Meyer places a Grand Army of the Republic marker on Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in New Bern.

NC community college rate break for vets proposed
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:47:49 -0700

Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges.

Who opposes school choice — and why?
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:40:08 -0700

RALEIGH — Liberal activists may fume, and left-wing editorialists may grind their teeth, but legislative leaders are going to defend their 2013 opportunity scholarship bill against lawsuits by the teacher union and other special interests.

Census: Meck Co. second-fastest growing county in NC
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:38:00 -0700

A report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau stated that Mecklenburg County was the second-fastest growing county in North Carolina. The report revealed where the heaviest population growth in the state was concentrated last year. The fastest-growing county in North Carolina, according to the Census Bureau, between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013, was Brunswick County, whose population ...