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Monday | The Charlotte Observer

Wake-up time for CMS students and others across N.C.

Hundreds of thousands of Charlotte-area children and their family members are awakening early this Monday morning, on the first day of classes for many of North Carolina's public schools.

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Related Topix: Gaston, NC

Monday | The Charlotte Observer

Many Union County students change locations

The first day of school this year in Union County is also the first day of a controversial pupil reassignment plan.

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Related Topix: Weddington, NC

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Union County Weekly

Local leaders, residents can meet representatives

In an effort to learn more about what is happening in the state and federal legislature, the Union County Chamber of Commerce has arranged a luncheon allowing multiple representatives to mingle with business leaders and residents on Sept.

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Related Topix: Monroe, NC, US Politics, US News, Representative Robert Pittenger, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Richard Hudson

Union County Weekly

Union County DSS names Betancourt new program administrator

Union County Department of Social Services hired Patrick Betancourt as a new Program Administrator over Child Welfare Services, continuing a drastic movement toward change since coming under scrutiny last November following child abuse allegations against one of the county's top child welfare supervisors.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Fake cop pulls over 90-year-old man in Union Co.

The sound of a siren coming from a light blue car in the elderly man's rear view mirror prompted him to pull over along Highway 601.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

WBTV

Union Co. to approve recognition of 2 WWI soldiers

Union County commissioners are expected to approve adding the names of two forgotten World War I soldiers to a county marker in Monroe.

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Related Topix: History in the News, Monroe, NC

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

More details emerge in killings 24 years apart

Eddie Clyde Helms, 61, was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with homicide cases from 2012 in Union County and 1988 in Anson County, the Union County Sheriff’s Office said .

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Anson County, NC, Marshville, NC

Union County Weekly

Moving up: Former middle school principal takes over Porter Ridge High

Harris's desire to help more students brought him across the county line to Union County Public Schools and, eventually, to Porter Ridge High School, where he recently began serving as head principal.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC, Gardner-Webb University, Wingate University

Union County Weekly

Seminars to focus on property in bypass's path

After more than a decade of debate, it appears construction on the Monroe Bypass will begin in early 2015.

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Related Topix: Mecklenburg County, NC, Wingate, NC, Marshville, NC

Union County Weekly

Group continues to seek charter school for western Union

A group of local education advocates are continuing their push this summer to establish a charter school in the Indian Trail/Stallings area, but still needs the support of the state before moving forward.

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Related Topix: Indian Trail, NC, Stallings, NC, Iredell County, NC, Cabarrus County, NC

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Suspect in 2 killings has first court appearance

Eddie Clyde Helms, 61, was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with homicide cases from 2012 in Union County and 1988 in Anson County, the Union County Sheriff’s Office said .

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Anson County, NC

The Charlotte Observer

3 charged in alleged Monroe home invasion

Randall Andrew Miller, of Marshville, is among three men arrested Tuesday in connection with an alleged home invasion Sunday night in Monroe, police said.

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Related Topix: Monroe, NC, Marshville, NC

Sys-Con Media

PruittHealth - Union Pointe Now Open

On July 31, hundreds of people joined PruittHealth - Union Pointe for its impressive open house event.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Indian Trail, NC, Nursing

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Misleading deed mailings target Richmond County

A California company is asking Richmond County residents to pay $83 for public real estate records that cost about $2.

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Related Topix: Richmond County, NC, Raleigh, NC, Iredell County, NC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Marshville man accused of 2 murders spanning 24 years

Marshville man accused of 2 murders spanning 24 years Marshville man accused of 2 murders spanning 24 years Check out this story on WCNC.com: http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/08/12/marshville-man-accused-of-2-murders-spanning-24-years/13940177/ MONROE, N.C. -- A Marshville man was charged in connection with two murders that occurred 24 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Marshville, NC, Monroe, NC, Anson County, NC

Sat Aug 09, 2014

WBTV

Couple in abuse case could face foreclosure

The North Carolina couple charged with abuse after a boy was found handcuffed to their porch with a dead chicken around his neck now face possible foreclosure proceedings.

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Related Topix: Monroe, NC

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Union County Weekly

County considers rural concerns in EMS deployment

A map showing potential deployment zones as presented to area residents at recent emergency response forums.

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Related Topix: Waxhaw, NC, Monroe, NC

Lincoln Times-News

Man arrested for selling drugs, fleeing from officers in 2013

Jonathan Christopher Wise, 28, of 5806 Woody Grove Road in Indian Trail, was arrested on Thursday by the Union County Sheriff's Office for outstanding warrants from the Lincolnton Police Department stemming from an undercover narcotics operation in 2013.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Indian Trail, NC

Union County Weekly

Taking knowledge abroad

Brazilian principals visited classrooms of various grade levels to learn techniques to bring back to their school systems.

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Related Topix: Tar Heel, NC

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Mt. Airy News

Surry schools rank No. 4 in productivity

The Surry County school system ranks fourth in the state in a new study examining how productive educational districts have been with the funding available to each.

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Related Topix: Surry County, NC, Education Etc., Davie County, NC, Mooresville, NC, Burke County, NC

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