News: Local

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 08:18 AM

Hites Report: Cut a million or raise taxes

Interim Monroe City Manager Robert Hites said farewell to Monroe last week and offered the City Council a little tough love.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

County gets new Extension director

 Kelly Liddington has been named to direct the North Carolina Cooperative Extension program in Union County.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 08:49 PM

Nominations sought for man, woman of year

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Union County Man and Woman of the Year. Each year, two Union County residents are selected for the honors, based on nominations by employers, co-workers, associates and friends.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 08:46 PM

North Carolina ranked among hungriest states

North Carolina is among the top 10 states with the highest percentage of food insecurity or hunger.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 08:44 PM

State switches student grading standard

The State Board of Education voted unanimously last week to move to a 10-point grading scale for high school students, starting with the fall freshman class.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 08:41 PM

Plue named principal of year

The 2014-15 Union County Public Schools Principal of the Year is Kevin Plue, principal at Forest Hills High School, and the Assistant Principal of the Year is Dr. Brian Patience from Porter Ridge Middle School.