The political fight between Providence Volunteer Fire Department and the Weddington Town Council will play out in court later this month, but will not truly be over until this fall's municipal elections.
In early June, Monroe City Council voted 4-3 to donate four surplus police vehicles to the Johnson C. Smith University police force.
Municipal elections filing ended Friday with a crowded field in some races and unopposed candidates in others.
The Monroe Police Department is hunting the gunmen responsible for five armed robberies that occurred between July 4 and July 12 and which may be related.
Three more charged in connection with a fatal wreck on July 11 on Lancaster Highway.
More than 150 animals were seized from a property in Chatham County Wednesday. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue took custody of nine roosters and five ducks seized during the raid.