News: Local

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 04:22 PM

Boggs asks concession on land use rules

The Union County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing about an amendment to allow permitted federal and state highway development land uses.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

County rejects high-density residential rezoning

The Union County Board of Commissioners denied a request to rezone 43 acres from residential/agricultural use to high-density residential.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 04:19 PM

Locke Foundation: UCPS gets results at low cost

Union County Public Schools had the highest academic achievement with the lowest per-pupil expense, according to the report. The system received a 1 for basic return on investment, an 86 on the achievement index and had a per-pupil expenditure of $7,511. With return on the investment the lower the score, the higher the achievement. A school that received a 1 had the highest productivity levels with the lowest spending. UCPS was among 13 schools in the state to receive a 1.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 03:57 PM

County approves economic development grant

The Union County Board of Commissioners approved an economic development grant for an amount not to exceed $340,000 over a 5-year period to what could become the county's first pharmaceutical company.

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

Drug maker eyes industrial park site

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. is considering a location in the Monroe Corporate Center for its first North American manufacturing facility.

Jul. 10, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

School board reaffirms redistricting decision

The Union County Board of Education reaffirmed their redistricting plan Tuesday night and passed a resolution that addressed the changes to the redistricting lines brought up by Citizens for Adequate Public Schools (CAPS).