News: Local

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 01:23 PM

Vouchers ruled 'constitutional'

The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled this week that the Opportunity Scholarship Program, commonly called vouchers, is constitutional.


Jul. 25, 2015 @ 01:22 PM

City joins county block grant program

Monroe City Council voted Tuesday to join Union County in the “Urban County” Community Development Block Grant Program.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 02:18 PM

Mediation ordered in VFD dispute

A Union County Superior Court judge ordered mediation in a dispute between Providence Volunteer Fire Department and the Town of Weddington a week before PVFD's deadline to vacate its town-owned station.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 01:54 PM

Bill would redistribute sales tax revenues

Sen. Tommy Tucker joined a bipartisan group of legislators this week to support changing how the state distributes sales tax revenue to counties.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 01:19 PM

Yates named CFO of the Year

Union County Executive Director of Administrative Services and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Yates today was named CFO of the Year for Midsized Government Agencies by the Charlotte Business Journal at its 7th annual CFO of the Year Awards Luncheon.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 01:11 PM

Armed citizens provide protection for military

In the wake of recent shootings at Chattanooga, Tenn. Marine recruitment centers, some local veterans and others are taking steps to protect staff of the local Army Career Center in Monroe.