Union County

  Local family-run hardware store thrives after decades of female leadership

  Coyotes are lurking in Union Co. Here’s why experts say there might be more sightings

  Union County Schools propose changes to ban vaping products in schools for students

  Quick-thinking School Resource Officer saves elementary school student

  Lockdown lifted following police activity near Monroe Middle, Monroe High

  Missing 90-year-old man located in Cleveland County

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  Father charged with killing 2-year-old son who died from ‘intentional blunt force trauma’

  Union Co. farmer creates seasonal ‘hay art’ for neighbors

  Former Matthews teacher accused of online sex crimes involving minor

  Humane Society of Union County in need of fosters, adoptions

  New lawsuit claims Union Co., Gaston Co. DSS negligent in Wanda Sue Larson abuse case

Indian Trail man accused of illegally removing median in neighborhood

  Veteran walks 607 miles, through tornadoes and storms, makes one request

Army veteran walks 600-plus miles to raise awareness for veteran's health and suicide prevention.

  Union Co. jail volunteer collects books from strangers to give to inmates

“They’re worn, they’re torn, they can’t have them anymore.” A volunteer says the jail's books aren't in great shape. So, she’s meeting strangers in parking lots to collect theirs.

  Another painful milestone for Kilah Davenport’s family

Kilah Davenport died from complication of a horrible case of abuse on March 13, 2014.

Multiple Union County businesses broken into during overnight smash-and-grab spree

Several businesses in Indian Trail are dealing with damages after an overnight spree of break-ins in which the thieves used rocks to smash through the glass storefronts.

  Matthews pool company being investigated after dozens of customers complain

  Monroe police chase ends with rollover crash on I-485 in south Charlotte

  Man wanted for robbing ALDI store at gunpoint in Indian Trail

  Thieves ransack home after mom passes away in Monroe

  13-year-old middle school student hit, killed by train in Monroe

  Local photographer uses unique skills to help client hurt badly in Monroe crash

  Indian Trail mother says vase, flowers, Jesus statue were stolen from son’s gravesite

Indian Trail resident Nancy Beck has turned to the police for assistance after several items disappeared from her son’s gravesite in Sunset Memory Gardens and Mausoleum off Lawyers Road in Mint Hill.

  Residents report contractor who reportedly scammed 76-year-old, multiple others, out of hundreds

Some homeowners in the area say a man working as contractor collects hundreds of dollars in deposits, and never starts the job.

  29-year-old man reported missing in Union County

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Forrest Stephen Treat was last seen in the Arbor Glen neighborhood in Indian Trail around 11 a.m. on Monday.

Union County deputy charged with assault on a female

Christopher Scott Horne, 49, was served a criminal summons Friday afternoon and is now on administrative duty pending the outcome of the case.

  Pennsylvania sex offender accused of sexually exploiting NC teen

Deputies say they were notified in June 2018 that a man was exchanging sexually explicit messages with a teen in Union County. Deputies began investigating and identified Christian Winterhalter as the suspect, who they say send nude images of himself to the victim.

3,000-gallon sanitary sewer overflow reported in Union County

The overflow began at around 10:30 a.m. lasting until 1 p.m. and is estimated at 3,000 gallons, of which 1,000 gallons entered The 12 Mile Basin Tributary #2.

  Owner facing charges after reports of starving, roaming horses eating tree bark

A man is facing animal cruelty charges after refusing to seek treatment for his horses, who were thin and roaming freely, deputies say.

  Union County School Board officials consider reevaluating Kindergarten curriculum

Testing continues to be a hot topic in the North Carolina school system. Just last month state Superintendent Mark Johnson vowed to lessen testing in schools, starting at younger grade levels.

  Woman killed in Union County house fire identified

One person was killed after a fire erupted at a home in Union County early Friday morning.

  Councilwoman accuses colleagues of misusing public money to try and oust her from seat

A councilwoman in the Village of Marvin, a small town in western Union County, has filed an affidavit in court accusing the village’s mayor and a fellow council member of illegally using public funds to finance a lawsuit to remove her from office.

  Driver injured when dump truck overturns in Indian Trail

The crash happened before 4:30 p.m. on Indian Trail Fairview Road between Faith Church Road and N. Rocky River Road.

  Traffic shift coming as crews work to convert US-74 intersections into superstreets in Union County

Officials say this design will improve safety by reducing the chance for intersection crashes and decrease travel time with simplified traffic signal timing.

Marijuana, heroin, money, guns seized in multiple traffic stops in Union County

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the narcotics unit wrapped up the first week of the 2019 with a productive Friday.

  Crews pull car out of pond in Union County water rescue

Upon arrival, officials found a vehicle mostly submerged in a retention pond behind Rock Rest Elementary.

  How busy is the new Monroe Expressway?

The Monroe Expressway in Union County is one month old. Drivers who ride the toll road will soon start receiving invoices in the mail.

Man ‘viciously’ attacked by two pitbulls inside Indian Trail home

A man was visiting a friend’s home in Union County when he was “viciously” attacked by two pitbulls Thursday morning.

  Elementary school traffic director hit by truck, suffers three broken ribs

Union County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Tahira Stalberte says a truck hit the traffic director at Rocky River Elementary School.

  UCPS hopes academic achievement continues at Walter Bickett Elementary School

Union County Public School (UCPS) Superintendent Dr. Andrew Houlihan is happy one of his low performing schools is doing better this year.

  Union County Commissioners ready to vote on resolution concerning Dist. 9 race

Union County Commissioners are ready to make a resolution to immediately certify the results and declare a winner for NC District 9 race between Mark Harris and Dan McCready.

Child sex assault suspect wanted in Union County

Detectives are attempting to locate Daran Wingo, who they call a sexual assault fugitive, and say several warrants have been issued for his arrest.

  77-year-old woman killed in car crash in Union County

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened in the 7000 block of Potter Road near Forest Lawn Drive in Weddington.

One killed in Union County crash

Troopers say the crash happened at the corner of S Rocky River Road at Doster Road. A passing motorist reported the crash Thursday morning.

  Marshville community holds parade for child battling illness

Dozens of community members in Marshville came together to put on a Christmas Parade for a little boy that is battling a serious illness.

  Father of 1-year-old boy killed in Florence flood waters speaks for first time

Dazia Lee, 20, was expected to appear in Union County Court Tuesday morning. She is charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving through a closed highway, which officials say led to the death of her son, Kaiden.

  Woman, service dog injured in alleged Indian Trail dog attack

Michelle King claims that she and her service dog, Princess Sky, were injured by two other dogs in an attack Sunday afternoon.

Students plan to honor Union County teacher fighting cancer

A beloved teacher with a big battle.

  WBTV sits down one-on-one with Congressman Elect Mark Harris

After his opponent, Dan McCready, officially conceded on Wednesday, Mark Harris says he’s feeling rested and ready to take on his new role in congress.

  VIDEO: Vehicle collides with patrol car in crash involving 18-wheeler on Highway 601

Two Union County deputies were injured during a car crash Wednesday morning

Arrests made in Firehouse Subs robberies

Firehouse sub employee arrested in connection with store robberies.

  Charges filed against mother of 1-year-old who drowned in Florence flood waters

The Union County Sheriff’s Office has filed charges against a woman who drove around barricades on NC 218 and was swept away in floodwaters, resulting in the drowning death of her 1-year-old son.

  Arrests made after Union County police search for armed robbery suspects

Police searched for and arrested both of the alleged robbers Sunday in Midland.

Death investigation underway in Indian Trail

A death investigation is underway in Indian Trail

22 Union County co-workers win $1 million Mega Millions prize

As for what everyone plans to do with the money, the dreams are varied. Some plan to make investments or pay off student loans, others plan to travel.

  Hamilton star returns to Union County high school to mentor students

Tyler McKenzie graduated from Central Academy of Technology and Arts in 2009 and returned to his roots to host master classes for the school’s performing arts students.

  $1.5 billion Mega-Million ticket sold in South Carolina, $1 million sold in Monroe, NC

Simpsonville store sells $1.5 Mega-Million ticket

  Body found in soybean field identified as missing Union Co. man

Melton, also known as “Snoopy,” was last seen on August 10, according to detectives, but was reported missing September 3.

  Deputies trying to identify man accused of inappropriate touching at Indian Trail Walmart

Deputies from the Union County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man accused of inappropriately touching two teenage girls at the Walmart in Indian Trail.

  More than 900k power outages restored in the Carolinas

In addition to having no lights or a way to cook, many students in the Charlotte area were out of class due to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools being out of power.

  Body found behind Piedmont High School football stadium identified

Students at Piedmont High School in Union County found a man's body behind the football stadium Friday morning.

  500k lost power as TS Storm Michael moved through the Carolinas

Most of the damage done to power lines was due to downed trees, which officials say all came on very quickly after Tropical Storm Michael’s winds whipped through our area.

  More than 35,000 homes without power in aftermath of TS Michael

Tropical Storm Michael brought heavy rain and winds to much of North Carolina Thursday, leaving a number of downed trees and powerlines across Charlotte and the surrounding region.

  Michael gives Union Co. neighbors ‘deja vu’ weeks after Florence

Families who just finished cleaning up after Florence are now starting the process all over again after Michael.

  Union Co. residents wary of more potential flooding from Michael

Sheriff’s deputies are ready with barricades like the ones used back in September. They are hoping drivers will mind those markers, after the area lost two people to flooding in the last storm.

Person killed in Union County crash

The wreck happened around 4 p.m. on the 1400 block of Landsford Road near Marshville.

  Business owners “united for change” in downtown Monroe

Business owners "united for change" in downtown Monroe

Reward offered for missing Union Co. man last seen in early August

Deputies say 33-year-old Carl Dewayne Melton, who goes by “Snoopy,” was last seen on August 10 in the area of Griffith Road and NC 200. However, he wasn’t reported missing until September 3.

  Flood-ridden counties urge residents to get wells tested, offer free service

Flood-ridden counties urge residents to get wells tested, offer free service

  Local farmers suffer crop loss after Florence

Local farmers suffer crop loss after Florence.

  Body of baby swept away in floodwaters recovered

The rescue operation began around 8:30 p.m. on the 7700 block of NC 218 East in New Salem.

Police seek assistance finding burnout driver in church parking lot

Union County police seek help identifying dangerous driver caught on film on Monday afternoon.

Local schools announce plans to resume classes this week

Charlotte-area schools prepare to resume schedules following Hurricane Florence.

  Man’s body recovered in floodwaters in Union County

Union County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a man was recovered next to a car after being trapped in the area of Landsford Road and Camden Road in Marshville.

  Shelters open across the Carolinas for Hurricane Florence evacuees

There are several shelters opening up across much of the Carolinas and the WBTV-viewing area as hundreds of thousands of people evacuate the North Carolina and South Carolina coast ahead of Hurricane Florence.

  28 roads remain closed in Union County after flooded conditions

Union County Emergency Management, issued a curfew for all of Union County from 7 p.m. on Sunday until 7 a.m. on Monday due to the severe weather conditions in the county.

  Damage, flooding left behind after Florence dumps rain across WBTV viewing area

There were reports of damage, power outages and downed trees in multiple areas in and around Charlotte throughout the day.

Union County Public Schools cancels class Monday due to Florence impacts

The district made the announcement around noon Sunday, saying they assessed the county and decided to cancel class as a result of Florence, which left areas flooded, trees down and thousands without power.

  Counties across WBTV-viewing area declare State of Emergency

The hurricane is expected to bring heavy rainfall and winds in the Carolinas over the weekend and into next week.

Animals recovered, one still missing as crates fall out on road during Wilmington to Charlotte transport

The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue says several animals are possibly still in their crates on the side of the road or have been hit and they need some people in the area to go search.