News: Local

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 02:04 PM

Lisa Austen named Teacher of Year

This year’s UCPS Teacher of the Year knew from the beginning of her career that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of children, to change a child’s life for the better.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

Street named for retiring Wingate university president

 Under a bright blue April sky, the mayor of Wingate joined with officials at Wingate University yesterday to officially dedicate the McGee Promenade. A signpost was unveiled with the words “McGee Promenade” next to a blue and white capital “W”.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 01:59 PM

City homeowners complain about rental property

Residents of Monroe’s Historic District spoke to Monroe City Council about trash and noise in the neighborhood.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

Two die in separate wrecks in Marshville

A man driving a logging truck died Friday morning during a wreck on Highway 74 in Marshville. He was one of two fatalities in Marshville Friday. The second was a teeger who died in a head-on collision on Landsford Road.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 11:52 AM

City forgives excess costs at St. James Villa

Last May, the Monroe City Council agreed to accept the private streets in the Saint James Villas community. Council also approved funding to allow maintenance work to be completed as part of the summer resurfacing contract.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Alcohol sales at Ag Center stirs debate

The Union County Board of Commissioners voted to put certain alcohol referendums on the 2016 ballot, but the following conversation about alcohol at events was heated.