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MONROE — The percentage of residents in Union County who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 continues to lag behind the state. As of Wednesday (June 16), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 96,245 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all …

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MONROE — A Marshville man already in the Mecklenburg County jail in connection with two April 2021 Charlotte area murders, now faces charges in Union County for the murder of Joshua Tramaine Allen, age 33, whose body was found in a wooded area near Wingate on February 9, 2021, according to a…

UNION COUNTY — While the number of individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Union County continues to increase, the county lags behind the state as a percentage of total population. As of Tuesday, June 15, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) repo…

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MONROE — The candidate filing period for the November 2, 2021 Municipal Elections in Fairview, Hemby Bridge, Indian Trail, Lake Park, Marshville, Marvin, Mineral Springs, Monroe, Unionville, Waxhaw, Wesley Chapel and Wingate begins at noon on July 2, and ends at noon on July 16, according to…

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Note: Information about York School has been corrected. The school was located in Marshville, not York as it was originally published. Too, information about the Souvenir’s orginal owner was added.  

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UNION COUNTY — The average number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Union County was below double-digits over the past week. Over the past week, Union County reported a total of 63 new cases — an average of 9 per day.

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RALEIGH: N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced on Friday (June 11) that he signed an Executive Order to extend a variety of measures currently in place to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic until July 30, according to a report from his office.

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INDIAN TRAIL — Union County Sheriff’s Narcotics Bureau observed suspicious activity between two men on Thursday afternoon. Upon further investigation, it turned out that a drug transaction involving the sale of a quantity of heroin occurred between the two, according to the report from the S…

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WESLEY CHAPEL — The second annual Rock n’ Roller Party at Dogwood Park Car Show and Music Festival will be held on Saturday, June 19, from 3-8 p.m. In addition to the car show, the event will also include live music and food trucks.

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MARHSVILLE — The Town of Marshville has purchased a 111 acres on the eastern edge of town and wants to used it to create “quality outdoor recreational opportunities for its citizens, the surrounding community, and the passing public,” according to Town Manager Franklin Deese.

MONROE — The COVID-19 positivity rate in the state of North Carolina has dropped to 1.6% as of Friday (June 11) at noon, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. The positivity rate — which determines the percentage of residents who are testing positive fo…

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Real estate and agriculture entrepreneurs came together with the Chief of Police of the Town of Chapel Hill and a North Carolina Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient in a virtual roundtable discussing the benefits immigration reform would have in N.C. on May 26.

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RALEIGH — N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday (June 9) that the State is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Joshua Tramaine Allen, age 33.

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MONROE — The Monroe Police Department (MPD) arrested Cory McDowell, a 35-year-old English teacher at Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA) with a charge of Indecent Liberties by a Teacher with a Student on Thursday (June 9), according to a report from the City of Monroe’s communicati…

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UNION COUNTY — While the number of individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Union County continues to increase, the county lags behind the state as a percentage of total population. As of Wednesday (June 9), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) re…

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MONROE — Union County Public Schools’ (UCPS) budget has remained unchanged since 2018. At the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday (June 7), Superintendent Dr. Andrew Houlihan and Chairwoman of the Board of Education Melissa Merrell requested a budget increase for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.

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WEDDINGTON — Former Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis was burglarized on Tuesday. Deputies for the Union County Sheriff are looking for two suspects who broke into his garage, stole his neon McLaren 720S luxury sports car and wrecked it on Tuesday morning.

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MONROE — Following a difficult semester when the school lost two faculty members, Union Academy Charter School has a reason to smile.

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RALEIGH — Four North Carolina teachers will get new tools and technology to help teach about outer space and inspire and empower students in the field of space exploration, including H. Lee Hurst of Piedmont Middle School, according to the office of N.C Governor Roy Cooper.

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RALEIGH — Four North Carolina teachers will get new tools and technology to help teach about outer space and inspire and empower students in the field of space exploration, including H. Lee Hurst of Piedmont Middle School, according to the office of N.C Governor Roy Cooper.

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MONROE — There were four new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Union County on Tuesday (June 8), according to Union County Government’s COVID-19 Dashboard. Over the past 15 months the County has now had 24,740 cumulative cases of the virus, which is more than 10% of the population. There were six …

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INDIAN TRAIL — Sun Valley High School, founded in 1961, held its Class of 2021 graduation ceremonies in their football stadium on the night of June 4.

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Jaylen, the Joyous Black Boy is not only the title of his new children’s book, but also the kid Danny Blue says he would be if he could hop back in time. Blue tapped fellow Wingate University alumnus Tim Myers to illustrate his story of a 5-year-old who harnesses the power of kindness to cha…

With health safety conditions improving in North Carolina and its traditional summer busy season fast approaching, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is anticipating an unusually high level of activity in the coming weeks, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Transportation.

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UNION COUNTY — United Way’s Day of Caring returns this year on Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Last year, the annual event was canceled out of precaution due to COVID-19.

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MONROE — Central Academy of Technology and Arts held a graduation ceremony for their Class of 2021 on Thursday (June 4) morning in Walter Bickett Stadium.

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CHARLOTTE — Atrium Health has reached a milestone, announcing on Friday it has distributed more than 3 million free masks throughout the Charlotte region to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This marks more than three times the original goal outlined in the Million Mask Initiat…

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MONROE — The Monroe Police Department’s Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) arrested 20-year-old Brian Hernandez-Lopez of Monroe on June 2, 2021. According to a social media post by the department, Hernandez-Lopez had been evading law enforcement for several months regarding charges that includ…

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MONROE — Union County Early College, located on the campus of South Piedmont Community College, gives students a head start during their educational experience. It allows them to turn an extra year of high school into a two-year associate’s degree through SPCC.

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MONROE — Union County has launched an Emergency Rental Assistance Program and is accepting applications from residents impacted by COVID-19 and need assistance paying their rent and/or utility bills. Union County received $7.23 million in federal COVID-19 Economic Relief funding to establish…

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UNION COUNTY — In addition to celebrating the completion of their time in high school, some graduates are also celebrating earning scholarship money to go toward their college education.

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UNION COUNTY — At the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, Union County was consistently reporting triple-digit numbers of new cases each day. The spread of the virus within the County is now much more under control, with six new cases confirmed on Thursday and just two new cases on Wednesday, a…

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UNION COUNTY — Prior to the local Board of Education meeting on Tuesday (June 1), two competing rallies were outside the Union County Public Schools Professional Development building on Brewer Street in front of Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA), where the meeting was held.

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RALEIGH — Eighteen high school students from across North Carolina have been named National Cyber Scholars by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation after winning a 48-hour competition designed to evaluate aptitude in combating cyberthreats, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Thursday.