Union County

Union County Sheriff’s Office investigates shooting in Waxhaw

The Union County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.

Wingate Police chief suddenly resigns, town officials confirm

  Union Academy headmaster will not return after contract expires

  New upgraded Community Shelter set to open in Union County

  Union County sergeant injured in high-speed crash

  Indian Trail man connects with mayor to plan charitable event in honor of late brother

  Deputy suffers bruised ribs, principal hurt after school fight leads to arrests in Union Co.

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  Items stolen from Indian Trail business while owner away for Memorial Day weekend

  Indian Trail boy ‘pays it forward’ after community helps replace stolen bike

Man arrested on statutory rape charges in Union County

2 arrested after man robbed at gunpoint after being lured to Indian Trail for sex

  Union County school crossing guard named NC School Hero, awarded $10K

  Local high school student battling incurable condition graduates top of her class

  Vice President Pence discusses U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement at Union Co. plant

The Vice President shared the impact the agreement may have on North Carolina farmers during his visit for the Charlotte Republican National Convention Kickoff.

  One of Monroe’s oldest homes set to be demolished, neighbors saddened over loss of historic landmark

One of the oldest homes in Monroe area set to be demolished.

School resource officer, school staff save maintenance worker in cardiac arrest in Union County

A school resource officer, along with a school receptionist and a school nurse, helped save a maintenance worker who was in cardiac arrest in Union County in April.

  Man found dead in vehicle in Union County identified

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation is happening on Howey Bottoms Road in Indian Trail.

  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

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

Alden John Whitehead, 30, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old son, Louis-Charles “Louis” Gilbert Chenier.

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

It’s called “redneck hay art,” if you ask its creator.

  Former Matthews teacher accused of online sex crimes involving minor

The Union County Sheriff’s Office (USCO) says they “found no evidence of physical activity with children," however they say the inappropriate activity was committed strictly online.

  Humane Society of Union County in need of fosters, adoptions

The Humane Society of Union County is a 501c3 nonprofit that takes in animals and will one-day be adopted out.

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

A new federal lawsuit claims officials at Union County Department of Social Services and the Gaston County Department of Social Services are responsible for abuse suffered by a boy who was found chained to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck at the home was Wanda Sue Larson in November 2013.

Indian Trail man accused of illegally removing median in neighborhood

Ryan Kevin Smith, 32, is charged with two counts of injury to real property and one count of felony conversion. Smith allegedly removed the median from Braxton Drive in the Brandon Oaks 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

More than 35 people have reached out to WBTV after the Investigates team exposed a Matthews pool company accused of taking customers money but not finishing the work.

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

Monroe police tried to pull over a silver Nissan with a false license plate, but the car didn’t stop.

  Man wanted for robbing ALDI store at gunpoint in Indian Trail

The man, armed with a handgun, led employees to the safe where he robbed the store of an undetermined amount of cash.

  Thieves ransack home after mom passes away in Monroe

A Monroe man's mom died less than two weeks ago. Then, he finds her home ransacked - sentimental items, stolen.

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

Police say they found the middle school aged boy dead on the railroad tracks. The initial investigation determined he was hit by a train, but not at a specific train crossing.

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

A local photographer recognized a Monroe man badly hurt in a crash as one of her clients. Now, she's taking the lead to help him and his family.

  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.