Members of the Union County Sheriff's Office, a local attorney, Wingate University students and others participated in an open dialogue between law enforcement and the community as part of a special forum Thursday.
Monroe City Council unanimously approved $200,000 in improvements to the Winchester Center.
A new age-restricted housing development is under construction in Marvin.
Eddie Clyde Helms, who has been charged in connection with 1988 and 2012 murders, now faces additional charges in connection with soliciting the murder of a witness.
As in past years, people once again packed the Union County Agricultural Center for the annual Union County Crime Stoppers Barbecue Friday.
The Union County Board of Commissioners will consider an economic development incentive grant during its meeting Monday evening.