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Fitch Affirms Union County, NC's GOs at 'AA+' and LOBs at 'AA'; Outlook Stable
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 08:55:00 -0800

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings on Union County, North Carolina :

Report: Corrections officer's alcohol-level 3x legal limit during fatal crash
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:18:45 -0800

Highway Patrol says 61-year-old corrections officer William R. Womack Jr. smashed into the entrance sign of Willoughby Woods, on North Carolina Highway 84 near Monroe on December 2.

Company creates 67 new jobs in Union Co.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:38:04 -0800

Scott Technologies Inc. will be investing in growth of its Scott Safety headquarters in Union County. 

Troopers identify man killed in Union County crash, blame excessive speed
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:43:41 -0800

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said a man died in a single-car accident Tuesday afternoon in Union County, and told Channel 9 that speed was likely a factor. The crash happened at South Potter and Bruton roads in Mineral Springs around 3:40 p.m. William Medlin was traveling 70 mph when he hit a tree on South Potter Road, according to troopers. Witnesses told Channel 9 that even before Medlin ...

Judge denies appeal; McRae to remain in prison for crime he says he didn't commit
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:19:34 -0800

Derrick McRae, a schizophrenic Richmond County man serving life in prison for a 1995 murder, has lost his appeal to have his case retried. W. David Lee, senior resident superior court judge for Union County, issued an order last week denying McRae's 2013 motion for appropriate relief.

Man imprisoned in 1970s to receive state ACLU award
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:00:40 -0800

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina is giving its highest award to a man held in the 1970s as a "political terrorist" as the organization marks its 50th anniversary.

1865: Blue and gray generals face off in NC battles
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:08:37 -0800

While Union forces pushed out of Wilmington and New Bern, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's armies crossed from South Carolina into North Carolina on March 7, 1865. Sherman's troops occupied Fayetteville on March 11 and burned the old federal arsenal.

Blue and gray generals face off in N.C. battles
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:38:34 -0800

Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's armies crossed from South Carolina into North Carolina on March 7, 1865.

NC considers exempting some from performing gay weddings
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:14:55 -0800

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina lawmakers are convinced that court officials should be exempt from having to perform same-sex weddings or issue marriage licenses to gays because of the workers' religious beliefs.

Student-run credit union open for business at West
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:45:02 -0800

Mountain Credit Union Business Development Director Chris Angel was put on the spot in the fall of 2013.