News: Local

Apr. 09, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Farm and Tractor Show slated Saturday

The Sixth Annual Union County Farm Show & Festival will be held Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12 at the Union County Agricultural Center.

Apr. 09, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Only two comment at alcohol sale hearing

The Union County Board of Commissioners took another step toward holding a referendum to allow sale of alcohol in unincorporated areas, but delayed a vote to put the issue on the ballot

Apr. 09, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Now what? Appeal? Settle? New Trial

With the decision by the N.C. Court of Appeals, the funding dispute over the 2013-2014 school budget can either be re-tried, settled out of court or appealed to a higher court.

Apr. 08, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Larson set free

Wanda Sue Larson was released from the Union County Jail Wednesday afternoon. She served a week in jail after pleading guilty to child abuse charges in Union County Superior Court.

Apr. 04, 2015 @ 02:10 PM

Poverty rate rises in N.C.; Anson child poverty tops 35 percent

Despite economic gains and recovery, poverty in North Carolina either remained the same or increased from 2007 through 2013, according to a report from the Budget & Tax Center, part of the NC Justice Center.

Apr. 04, 2015 @ 02:05 PM

Small group protests Larson sentence on abuse charges

A small crowd gathered in front of the Union County Courthouse Saturday to protest the plea arrangement granted to Wanda Sue Larson who plead guilty to child abuse charges.