Local News in Union County, North Carolina
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Union Co. parents plan to proceed with redistricting lawsuit
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:56:50 -0700
The move occurs as colleagues mourn sudden death of school board member who had introduced controversial redistricting plan.
Paving company in heap of trouble over dirt dump
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:07:51 -0800
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 ...
Battle over redistricting reaches state level
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:28:43 -0800
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 15:41:55 -0800
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 ...
NC Republican says she'll sponsor bill to legalize strain of medical marijuana
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:12:01 -0700
"To have North Carolina moms travel to Colorado and split up their families, that's not what we need," she said. "We need to take care of the kids here."
Union Co. residents push for elimination of animal control gas chamber
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:16:47 -0800
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.
1 hurt in Union Co. school bus crash
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 04:25:07 -0800
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, according to ...
Union Co. officials preparing for possible ice, power outages
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:00:19 -0800
North Carolina Department of Transportation officials and Union County officials are preparing for the possibility of ice and power outages ahead of the winter storm. On Monday, 34 salt and plow trucks were busy prepping at the NCDOT yard in Monroe after laying down brine on county roads earlier in the day. "Ice is the one that's the hardest to deal with and creates the most problems on the road ...
North Carolina public schools denying admission to immigrant kids, groups charge
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:56:34 -0800
Civil rights groups want the U.S. Justice Department to investigate whether North Carolina school districts are refusing to enroll some immigrant children despite being required to take all comers.
Power restoration could take days
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:12:43 -0800
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Restoring power to customers after the winter storm could takes days, says Duke Engergy. Thousands lost power in Charlotte and surrounding areas. About 3,900 personnel are working to correct the problem. The estimates are as follows: North Carolina Anson County – Saturday, noon Cabarrus County – Saturday, 11:45 p.m. Catawba County – Friday, 3 p.m. Columbus County – Saturday ...