News: Local

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Jobless rate down to 4.4 percent

Unemployment in Union County fell to 4.4 percent in Union County in December 2014, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analytics Division.


Feb. 07, 2015 @ 02:26 PM

CATA students hear story of integration

Students from Central Academy of Technology and Arts and Monroe High School witnessed a part of living history last week when Minnijean Brown-Trickey, a member of the "Little Rock Nine" came and spoke to them.


Feb. 05, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Homeless population pegged at 160

Union County Community Shelter volunteers and staff, along with Monroe police officers went into the county for the annual Point-in-Time count.


Feb. 05, 2015 @ 03:17 PM

Fiscal challenges loom for county

While Union County’s financial future will likely be healthier in the next five years, several factors could pose challenges.


Feb. 05, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

Resignation ends Savage's term on school board

School Board Chairman John Collins announced Tuesday night that he accepted Marce Savage’s resignation, effective Jan. 31.


Feb. 05, 2015 @ 03:13 PM

Highway Patrol graduates class of troopers

A new class of North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers has graduated from Basic Patrol School and moved on to their field training.