News: Local

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Hearing set on Bypass construction

The N.C. Division of Water Quality holds a public hearing Jan. 9 about the N.C. Department of Transportation application for a permit to build the Monroe Bypass.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

Employee complaints spark council split

Cook's letter echoed other comments made by other Indian Trail employees, he said. Three former town employees wrote emails to the council supporting Cook and asking the council to investigate treatment of town staff.

But in closed session, Cohn said a pre-written apology letter was presented for the council to adopt. It was read aloud but not discussed much.

Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:33 PM

State limits euthanasia by gas chamber

Use of carbon monoxide to euthanize dogs and cats will be limited in North Carolina starting in early 2015.

Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Bull sale draws over 500

It’s a good thing that it rained Saturday lest the 39th Union County Performance Tested Bull Sale may have spawned calls to the fire department! The red-hot sale of 41 bulls and 17 heifers did more than spark a little interest.

Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

Weather cooperates with Christmas parade

With temperatures in the mid-50s and a sunny sky, thousands of parade-goers enjoyed watching floats, hearing the music of marching bands and seeing other colorful parade entries marching through the streets of historic downtown Monroe for the 61st annual Union County Christmas Parade on Sunday.

Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Garbage truck, school bus collide; 1 dead

A bus driver for Union County Public Schools died Monday afternoon after the bus he was driving collided with a garbage truck on New Town Road.