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22 hrs ago | WBTV

Veteran continues challenge of NC marijuana laws

Another state decides to allow the use of medical marijuana. With the governor's signature Monday, New York became the 23rd state to permit the drug with a doctor's prescription.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Asheville, NC

Tuesday | The Charlotte Observer

Union parents claim redistricting maps illegally redrawn

Union County parents suing to stop the school district from redistricting claimed Tuesday that maps for the plan were illegally redrawn to exempt "numerous prominent individuals, land developers and influential churches."

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Waxhaw, NC

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Closures Monday on 2 Union County roads

N.C. 200 will be closed between New Salem Road and Old Camden Road south of Unionville from 9 a.m. Monday through mid-October.

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Related Topix: Unionville, NC, Indian Trail, NC

Union County Weekly

News Briefs: June 26 to July 2

Filing will be available at the Union County Board of Elections, 316 E. Windsor St. in Monroe, until July 25, a Friday, at noon.

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Related Topix: Monroe, NC, Stallings, NC, Matthews, NC

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Farmer says train wreck fuel spill left land infertile

A local farmer says contamination left over from a deadly train crash in Union County has rendered part of his farm useless.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Mineral Springs, NC, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Union County no longer the cheap place to live

When compared with surrounding counties, living in Union County doesn't look as cheap after their county leaders voted Monday for a 15.4-percent property tax rate increase.

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Related Topix: Cabarrus County, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Officials: Beware misleading mailings for deed copies11:22 am | 0

Richmond County's register of deeds is warning property owners about deceptive mailings from a California records company seeking to cash in on North Carolina real estate deals.

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Related Topix: Richmond County, NC, Iredell County, NC, Tar Heel, NC

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Anson Record

ACEC students celebrate 2014 graduation

Nine Anson County Early College graduates also received their associate's degrees during 2014 graduation ceremonies on May 12 and June 7. Nine Anson County Early College graduates also received their associate's degrees during 2014 graduation ceremonies on May 12 and June 7. Congratulations to the sixth graduating class of Anson County Early ... (more)

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Related Topix: Anson County, NC, Monroe, NC, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Wingate University

Fri Jun 27, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte man convicted in 'Operation Wax House' probe

A federal jury has convicted a Charlotte man as part of the long-running "Operation Wax House" probe, the latest person found guilty in connection with the multimillion-dollar mortgage and investment fraud scheme, federal prosecutors said Friday.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Mecklenburg County, NC

StarNewsOnline.com

Law enforcement should handle enforcement of puppy mill regulations

The proposal to transfer the enforcement of puppy mill regulations from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to the Department of Public Safety is a good move.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Brunswick, NC

Union County Weekly

Local advocacy group keeps eye on Union recovery

Local business leaders continue to work hard to keep the economic ball rolling in Union County as the impact of the recession begins to fade for some industries.

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

Union County Weekly

Marvin pushes for intersection improvements

Western Union County has experienced high growth in recent years, something that has many local leaders working to plan for their towns' future.

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Related Topix: Marvin, NC, Charlotte, NC, Waxhaw, NC

Thu Jun 26, 2014

WBTV

Three Matthews teens charged in violent home break-in, deputies say

Five people were arrested earlier this week after investigators say they broke into a home and held three people at gunpoint while they robbed the home.

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Related Topix: Matthews, NC, Indian Trail, NC

Anson Record

ACEC students celebrate 2014 graduation

Nine Anson County Early College graduates also received their associate's degrees during 2014 graduation ceremonies on May 12 and June 7. Nine Anson County Early College graduates also received their associate's degrees during 2014 graduation ceremonies on May 12 and June 7. Congratulations to the sixth graduating class of Anson County Early ... (more)

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Related Topix: Anson County, NC, Monroe, NC, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Wingate University

Wed Jun 25, 2014

WBTV

Deputies: Man arrested after Union Co break-in, chase

A man was arrested Wednesday after deputies say he broke into a house, stole a car and led authorities on a chase.

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Related Topix: Wesley Chapel, NC

Mon Jun 23, 2014

WSOCTV

Inmate escapes work detail, sees girlfriend and returns

State prison officials are defending a work detail program after an inmate escaped for hours while washing cars at a local highway patrol office.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

Sat Jun 21, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Indian Trail Council to approve apartment complex despite concerns

Neighbors on the outskirts of Indian Trail might be disappointed by the Town Council's vote Tuesday it looks like a zoning change that would allow new apartments at the intersection of Plyler and Unionville Indian Trail roads will be approved.

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Related Topix: Indian Trail, NC, Unionville, NC, Huntersville, NC

WBTV

Man accused of child sex abuse in NC and NY

A man who moved to North Carolina from about a decade ago from upstate New York is accused of sexually abusing children in both states.

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Related Topix: Warsaw, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Body of Union County teen recovered from lake on Saturday morning

Crews resumed the search Friday morning for the body of an 18-year-old who drowned Thursday evening while fishing with his grandfather on Lake Twitty, northeast of Monroe.

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Related Topix: Monroe, NC, Marshville, NC

Union County Weekly

Public waits to see county's decision on budget

Only one Union County resident spoke about the proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year as the board of county commissioners took public comments one final time before its vote on June 30. Dawn Moretz, a teacher in Union County Public Schools, sang her comments to the tune of the song "Leaving on a Jet Plane" saying that she would be leaving the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Pat McCrory, US Governors

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