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Arts council honored among national peers

Arts council honored among national peers

Group gets one of a handful of nominations for arts and education by Ciera Choate One local arts group is hoping to get some much-deserved national recognition. The Union County… Read more »

Faith Notes: July 20

Faith Notes: July 20

Great Week of Service to kick-off in August WEDDINGTON – Weddington United Methodist Church will kick-off its Great Week of Service 2012, Aug. 6 through 11. The week, which provides… Read more »

Rescue group needs help with fencing

Rescue group needs help with fencing

The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue group needs people this weekend and next to help install a chain-link fence on the group’s new property. The volunteer group rescues, cares for and then… Read more »

Wesley Chapel gears up for Night Out

Wesley Chapel gears up for Night Out

WESLEY CHAPEL – Town leaders are asking residents to get themselves ready for this year’s National Night Out, scheduled for Aug. 7 at the Target, 6350 Weddington Road in Wesley… Read more »

Intersection changes coming at Stallings and Stevens Mill roads

Intersection changes coming at Stallings and Stevens Mill roads

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is changing the intersection of Stallings and Stevens Mill roads to a four-way stop soon. The conversion is scheduled for Aug. 1, weather permitting…. Read more »

NCDOT keeps focus on Monroe Bypass despite setbacks

NCDOT keeps focus on Monroe Bypass despite setbacks

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said in a statement this week that officials would continue work on bringing the Monroe Bypass to Union County despite recent setbacks for the… Read more »

Local senator gets violence prevention act approved

Local senator gets violence prevention act approved

N.C. Sen. Tommy Tucker, whose district covers part of Union County, recently got his School Violence Prevention Act signed into law. The act addresses the issue of school violence and… Read more »

County still providing animal control to Monroe

County still providing animal control to Monroe

County commissioners recently agreed to extend the contract with Monroe for animal control services. The county’s animal control has been providing the services for Monroe, which includes sheltering animals, doing… Read more »

Quilt squares needed for county project

Quilt squares needed for county project

Union County needs quilt squares for a project aimed at raising funds for the About Breast Cancer program. The program provides free screening and diagnostic mammogram services to uninsured and… Read more »

Monroe city manager steps down

Monroe city manager steps down

MONROE – Wayne Herron, city manager of Monroe, resigned this week. He’s held the position since April 2009. In the interim, assistant city managers Greg Demko and Brian Borne will… Read more »