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6 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Mecklenburg boosts early voting hours, sites

The following sites open Thursday for early voting in Mecklenburg County April 25-25 and April 28-May 3. For specific times, visit the board of elections website at www.meckboe.org .

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Related Topix: Mecklenburg County, NC, North Carolina, Cornelius, NC, Gaston County, NC, Iredell County, NC

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Union County Weekly

Commission candidates talk UCPS, growth, DSS

Candidates running for the Union County Board of Commissioners recently discussed tensions between county leaders and Union County Public Schools, management of continued growth, trouble at the Department of Social Services and more at a forum hosted by the Union County League of Women Voters.

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Related Topix: Wingate University, Wingate, NC, Waxhaw, NC, Weddington, NC, Stallings, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Dog rescued from shelter attacks 3, fatally shot by deputy

The German Shepherd that was rescued from euthanization two weeks ago, then shot and killed Sunday afternoon by a Union County deputy after the dog attacked three people, was first picked up as a stray in Rowan County.

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Related Topix: Rowan County, NC, Indian Trail, NC

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Man killed by falling tree in Union County

Union County officials are investigating the death of a man who was struck by a falling tree Wednesday morning at a construction site near Weddington.

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Related Topix: Weddington, NC

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WBTV

Sheriff's deputy shoots and kills dog rescued from shelter 2 weeks ago

A dog that was rescued from euthanization two weeks ago was shot and killed Sunday afternoon by a Sheriff's Deputy after the dog attacked three people, including its owner and the officer.

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Related Topix: Indian Trail, NC

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Educators, legislators cool to pay report

Several educators and legislators on a General Assembly task force were cool Monday to their own panel's recommendations for overhauling public school teacher compensation, which included few specific actions and asked for another study.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Forsyth County, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors

WBTV

Deputies: Fight leads to shooting in Indian Trail

A man is recovering after being shot in the leg during a fight on Creft Circle in Indian Trail on Saturday, deputies said.

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Related Topix: Indian Trail, NC

Business Journal

Duke Energy targets 5 NC sites for industrial development

Duke Energy has chosen five North Carolina sites totaling almost 900 acres for its 2014 Site Readiness Program, including a 140 acre site in Union County.

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Related Topix: Mineral Springs, NC

The Charlotte Observer

ASU student from Waxhaw hurt in mountains

A Union County man is recovering Monday in a Tennessee hospital after being injured while rappelling Saturday in the North Carolina mountains, authorities say.

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Related Topix: Waxhaw, NC, Avery County, NC

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Union deputy tracks down break-in suspect

Douglas Michael Bercini, 18, of Indian Trail was charged in a residential break-in this week, the Union County Sheriff's Office said.

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Related Topix: Indian Trail, NC

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Rocky Mount Telegram

Monroe man sentenced to life in 14-year-old case

A Monroe man has been sentenced to life in prison after his conviction in a 14-year-old murder case.

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Related Topix: Monroe, NC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

NCDOT asks Union Co. to maintain roadways

The North Carolina Department of Transportation would like to see Union County towns maintain future subdivision roads.

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Related Topix: Weddington, NC, Waxhaw, NC

Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

More than $27M still owed in property taxes to Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and towns

Mecklenburg County offers several ways for people to pay their bills. Learn more about the options at paytax.charmeck.org .

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Related Topix: Mecklenburg County, NC, Charlotte, NC, Providence (Charlotte, NC)

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Charlotte man's book published after his death

Writing teacher Barbara Lawing , stands with Helen Brame, widow of Bob Brame, as fellow members of the Monday Afternoon Writing Class sit, including Katharine Steele , Roz Greenspon, Jo Ann Ball, Sovella Tankersley, Sheila Evans, and Eileen Friars, on February 27, 2014.

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The Charlotte Observer

Indian Trail daycare, Creative Care, shuts doors for zoning violation

A judge in Union County ordered an Indian Trail daycare to close Friday following 17 months of notifications from the county and court proceedings.

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Related Topix: Indian Trail, NC

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

State awards contracts for 2 new Union County bridges

The N.C. Department of Transportation said the new bridges will be on Poplin Road over the South Fork of Crooked Creek and on N.C. 200 over Chinkapin Creek.

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Related Topix: Monroe, NC

Fri Mar 28, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Speeding Porsche in Weddington causes concern

Someone has frightened and angered Weddington residents in recent days by speeding around town in a white Porsche, and now law enforcement is getting involved.

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Related Topix: Weddington, NC

Thu Mar 27, 2014

WBTV

Man arrested on drug charges while wearing electronic monitor, officials say

A man already wearing an electronic monitoring device after a drug-related arrest was arrested again Wednesday, according to deputies in Union County.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Stallings, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC

Tue Mar 25, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Stallings votes to oppose Monroe toll road

Stallings this week became the fifth Union County municipality to oppose or question the Monroe Bypass/Connector, when the town council unanimously voted to withdraw its support for the toll road and ask the state instead to consider improving U.S. 74. The controversial toll road still has the support of much of Union County's business community, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Stallings, NC, Monroe, NC, Anson County, NC, Indian Trail, NC, Marshville, NC

The Charlotte Observer

This road funding idea needs dead end

North Carolina doesn’t have enough money for roads and other transportation needs.

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Related Topix: Weddington, NC

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