News: Local

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 01:58 PM

Homeowners tell city to tighten up rental rule

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


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

O'Neill Digital brings 250 jobs to Union County

Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced today that O’Neil Digital Solutions, LLC will open a new facility in Union County and create 250 new jobs over the next five years.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 12:57 PM

Trooper charged in domestic violence case

Bryan Kirkpatrick, a North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper with District H in Monroe, was arrested April 19 for assault on a female.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 04:59 PM

Lancaster tapped as assistant county manager

Michelle Lancaster is Union County’s new assistant county manager. She began her new position on April 14.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Meeting on policing, community draws 200

Despite ongoing coverage of incidents that has sparked a national debate about law enforcement, many area officers say they believe the relationship between officers and the public remains solid.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

VFD funding change stall, committee will review options

The Union County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to halt a proposed change in funding volunteer fire departments and chose instead to form a committee of stakeholders to study the improvements to fire funding.