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Seven sign with Virginia Tech to enroll mid-year
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:28:26 -0800

The Virginia Tech football program announced Thursday the signing of seven new scholarship members to its program who will join the Hokies in January. The seven players, listed alphabetically are: Adonis Alexander, a safety from Independence High in North Carolina; Xavier Burke, a tight end from Brunswick High and Fork Union in Virginia; Austin Clark, an offensive lineman from Rockbridge County ...

Report: NC Medicaid expansion would create thousands of jobs
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:54:13 -0800

Expanding the federal Medicaid program in North Carolina would create 43,314 jobs in the state by 2020, including more than 4,000 jobs in Mecklenburg County, according to a study issued… Click to Continue »

School bus driver dies in NC crash
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:25:05 -0800

A North Carolina school bus driver died in a crash involving a garbage truck Monday.

Troopers: Alcohol a factor in third fatal Union Co. crash in a week
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 12:47:07 -0800

North Carolina state troopers are investigating a fatal crash in Monroe, the third to happen in Union County in the past week. Investigators said 26-year-old Rashonda Rushing lost control of her truck and crashed in front of a home on NC 84 West near Rocky River Road. Officials said the homeowner called 911. Three men were riding in the truck but were not injured. Rushing was ejected from the ...

Family forgives suspected drunk driver after fatal NC crash
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:09:33 -0800

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — The family of a North Carolina woman who was killed by a suspected drunk driver said they forgive the suspect. WSOC-TV reported that Waverly Cash died early Thursday morning in Union County after officials said she was fatally hit by 24-year-old Laina Davis. The victim was on the back of a […]

NC Republicans hold more top effectiveness spots
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:19:14 -0800

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans expanding their majorities at the General Assembly in 2012 are now wielding even more influence, according to a biennial effectiveness survey released Tuesday by a nonpartisan research group.

Board of Education member resigns amidst investigation
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:47:27 -0800

A member of the North Carolina State Board of Education resigned her position during an investigation into possible misuse of taxpayer dollars. PAST COVERAGE: Board member accused of stealing money says SSN posted Marce Savage was appointed to the board by Gov. Pat McCrory in March of 2013.   State Board members typically serve eight-year terms.   Savage is currently under investigation by the ...

Vehicle accident damages bridge, partially closes road in Union Co
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:04:54 -0800

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said bridge crews closed the lane just west of the US Highway 601 intersection to repair the bridge.

The Kwanzaa Experience
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:05:32 -0800

Join North Carolina Road Scholar, Elisha Minter, as she discusses the history and meaning of this cultural holiday. Learn about: The “Nguzo Saba” or seven principles The Seven basic symbols and their meanings Emphasize the Kwanzaa’s focus on African health and wholeness

Driver ejected from truck in NC crash; alcohol believed to be a factor
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 13:09:51 -0800

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — North Carolina state troopers are investigating a fatal crash in Monroe, the third to happen in Union County in the past week, according to WSOC-TV. Investigators said 26-year-old Rashonda Rushing lost control of her truck and crashed in front of a home on NC 84 West near Rocky River Road. Officials […]