Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:07 PM

Monroe gets Main Street designation

The N.C. Department of Commerce, Office of Urban Development has announced that 20 North Carolina communities have achieved accreditation from the National Main Street Center for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs, which have demonstrated exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Waxhaw contractor tops Dirty Half Dozen

A Waxhaw-based contractor with a history of incomplete work was at the top of the Better Business Bureau of the South Piedmont’s 2014 Midyear Dirty Half-Dozen list.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Town Clerk to retire after 36 years

After 36 years with the Town of Waxhaw, Bonnie McManus will retire in September from being the town clerk

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Boggs Paving official pleads guilty to federal charges

Kevin Hicks, 43, of Monroe, and former Boggs Paving CFO was charged last year with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Department of Transportation and one count money laundering conspiracy after an investigation by the FBI, USDOT and the Internal Revenue Service.
Hicks is one of the eight defendants charged in relation to a $87 million fraud scheme involving government-funded construction projects. Hicks pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and one count of money laundering conspiracy.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 10:34 AM

County 911 service malfunctions

Union County’s 911 service line for cell carriers is malfunctioning. Anyone using a cell phone who needs to report an emergency should call 704-289-1591. Those calls go directly to the county's 911 center and the callers receive the same service as if they dialed 911. Callers using a LAN line should still call 911. Once the cause of the malfunction is identified and repaired, we will alert the public.

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 04:08 PM

Deadline for school board election nears

Filing for Union County Board of Education ends Friday.