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News in Union County, North Carolina
Union County sheriff IDs deputy killed in tractor-trailer wreck
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:24:09 -0800
Authorities have released the name of a North Carolina sheriff's deputy who was killed after a tractor-trailer overturned onto his cruiser.
Memorial service set for beloved NC deputy killed in freak accident
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:24:50 -0800
MONROE, N.C. — Hundreds in Union County are expected to attend the memorial service for a fallen sheriff’s sergeant who was killed in a “freak accident” while on the job. Pastor Steve Jirgal of Lakeview Baptist Church announced funeral arrangements for Sgt. Jeff Greene, who died Wednesday on U.S. 74. Greene was an active member […]
NC deputy killed in crash involving tractor-trailer
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:09:58 -0800
The driver of a tractor-trailer will be charged in a crash that killed a North Carolina sheriff's deputy Wednesday, troopers said.
Beloved Union Co. deputy will be laid to rest Saturday
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:15:37 -0800
WATCH the funeral for Sgt. Jeffrey Greene here: http://www.wsoctv.com/videos/news/wsoc-live-event-2/vtRgs/ Hundreds in Union County are expected to attend the memorial service for fallen Union County Sheriff's Sgt. Jeffrey Greene, who was killed while on the job Wednesday in a traffic accident on U.S. 74. The visitation was held Friday night in Monroe. Church officials estimated hundreds ...
CMPD responds to questions about cell phone tracking
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:54:16 -0800
The District Attorney's office insists it didn't know and didn't see the newly unsealed court orders until WBTV and our news partners at The Charlotte Observer filed a motion and got a judge to unseal the documents.
NC teachers head to Houston for 48 percent salary increase
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:02:34 -0700
At least 55 teachers who taught in North Carolina last school year are now teaching in Texas. Houston school leaders made four recruiting trips to the state this past year, more than they made to any other state, according to the Houston Independent School District. A North Carolina state report found a significant increase in the teacher turnover rate in the past couple years. The latest ...
Six North Carolina judges resign over gay marriage legalisation
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:05:09 -0700
More North Carolina judges resign over gay marriage legalisation
Beloved Union Co. sergeant dies when truck overturns on cruiser
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:44:56 -0800
A beloved Union County sergeant was killed in a freak accident that unfolded in a matter of seconds Wednesday morning. Flags are flying at half-staff as the Union County Sheriff’s Office waits for answers about what happened. WATCH: Flags at half-staff after Sgt. Jeff Greene killed in wreck Sgt. Jeffrey Greene is the first Union County deputy to ever die while on the job. "Jeff Greene was a ...
Helicopter-engine maker to close Monroe plant
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:03:24 -0800
Nov. 05--French helicopter-engine maker Turbomeca announced Wednesday it is closing its plant in Monroe, cutting 112 jobs in a year-long phase out. Turbomeca opened in Union County in 2008, establishing its first U.S. manufacturing plant.
Four More North Carolina Judges Resign Over Refusal To Conduct Same-Sex Weddings
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:17:23 -0700
Since gay marriage was legalized in North Carolina on Oct. 10, at least six North Carolina judges have resigned from their benches because they do not want to disobey their Christian belief and conduct same-sex marriages.