News: Local

Jul. 10, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

Family, fellowship and faith

For a week every summer, the faithful gather at Pleasant Grove Camp Ground in Mineral Springs, as they have done for more than 180 years.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Home sales and prices rose during June

CarolinaMLS June sales rose 3.7 percent this year with 3,631 properties sold, compared to 3,502 properties sold in June of the previous year.  Sales are up 13.7 percent compared to last month.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Judge to rule on voting law changes

A federal judge will rule this week on a preliminary injunction filed to halt changes to North Carolina’s voting laws passed by the N.C. General Assembly last year.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Monroe hires new city manager

The Monroe City Council voted to hire Edward L. “Larry” Faison as its City Manager during a special meeting Monday morning.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

DSS collects $10 million in child support

Union County Division of Social Services (DSS) Child Support Enforcement (CSE) was one of only 11 county CSE units to meet all five N.C. Division of Social Services performance standards for FY 2014. Union County also passed all self-assessment goals for FY 2014.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

68 children die each year in hot cars

Recent tragedies have called attention to the dangers of leaving children in vehicles during hot weather, but it happens more often than we realize.