Union County

7-year-old recognized for helping to save mother who fell down flight of stairs in Union Co.

Officials recognized a 7-year-old boy for helping to save his mother who fell down a flight of stairs in Union County.

Union County government employee and husband die from COVID-19 complications

Union County Public Schools adds one more day of in-person learning a week

  Neighbors concerned after stray bullets hit several homes

  ‘Black Lives Matter’ spray painted on front of high school in Union Co.

  Deadly shooting at Union Co. Airbnb pool party possibly tied to March drive-by shooting in Kannapolis

Union Co. alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta named Chapter of the Year

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  Wingate football team organizes campus march against racism, social injustice

  Elementary school in Union Co. to close temporarily after COVID-19 exposure

Retired Union County sheriff’s K-9 ‘Champ’ passes away

Schools in Union and Iredell report COVID-19 cases during 1st week of school

  Elementary school temporarily going remote due to positive COVID-19 cases within staff in Union Co.

N.C. man still missing weeks after vehicle found at abandoned house

School resource officer rescues choking elementary school student in Union Co.

A school resource officer rescued a choking student at an elementary school on the first day back of classes in Union County Monday.

  Union County Public Schools head back to in-person learning, superintendent reports few problems

Union County is one of the several school districts in the area who opted for Plan B, which is rotating sections of students for in person learning. On Monday, the first group went to school whereas the other groups stayed for remote learning. Although the superintendent for UCPS said the first da

  Union Co. teachers say district-issued cleaner is dangerous for students, staff

Teachers in Union County Public Schools have raised concerns about a cleaning solution issued for use in classrooms this school year, the label for which advises it can be harmful to human skin and cause eye irritation. The district hasn't provided any alternative.

  Union County teachers rally for safe return to school

A rally was held Sunday in Union County with a hearse leading the procession.

  Off-duty Union County deputy killed in motorcycle crash

Man charged in Union County shooting

Four pregnant cows shot and killed in Union County

  ‘I’m ready to rock and roll’; Some Union Co. teachers ready to return while others push for Plan C

  Parents question school bus safety in school districts going back to school

Fire destroys part of Union County home

Former Matthews teacher sentenced to six years in prison on child pornography charges

A former teacher and coach in Matthews was sentenced to six years in prison for receiving child pornography, court officials announced Thursday.

  Some Union Co. teachers continue to push for remote learning, board moving forward with Plan B

Librarian Brittany Gendron was emotional at the school board meeting Tuesday night because she felt her voice was not heard.

  No changes made as some Union Co. teachers call for fully virtual learning at school board meeting

One school employee broke down in tears at the end of the meeting after only two board members addressed teacher’s concerns who came to the meeting to speak.

Monroe church holds service less than week after ‘heartbreaking’ fire

On Sunday, the congregation at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Monroe was back in service.

Missing 15-year-old girl from Union Co. found safe in Charlotte

The Monroe Police Department said a missing 15-year-old girl has been found safe in Charlotte.

N.C. man sentenced for lying to FBI about helping with person’s plans to join ISIS

A North Carolina man has been sentenced to five years in prison for lying to the FBI about buying plane tickets for someone who planned traveling to Syria to join ISIS.

Accused drug dealer charged in Union County man’s death

Cameron Michael Whitson was found dead in a bedroom at his grandparents’ home on Heather Glen Drive in Wesley Chapel on May 22.

  ‘Why are we playing with people’s lives?’ Union Co. teachers want remote start to school year

Some teachers say they are being forced to choose between their livelihoods and their lives

  New lawsuit claims Union Co. Sheriff’s Office deleted video of inmate’s death

A new lawsuit filed Tuesday says Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey and his staff at the jail are responsible for the death of an inmate who died from a drug overdose while in custody. The lawsuit also says some video of the incident was deleted.

  Petition calls for fully-remote learning as Union Co. chooses once a week in-person instruction

As school districts across North Carolina prepare to reopen, not every parent is pleased with their options.

  Deputy’s report said a suspect was resisting before being tased, pepper sprayed. Video shows otherwise.

A narrative of a violent arrest by Union County sheriff's deputies last year contains allegations that the suspect resisted arrest that are not seen in video of the incident. Instead, the video shows a man being tased and pepper sprayed while on his knees with his hands behind his back.

  Waxhaw couple scammed out of nearly $1,000 by someone claiming to save them on cable bill

A warning tonight from the North Carolina Attorney General about a scam involving a bogus discount for DIRECTV. One family has lost nearly a thousand dollars.

Police searching for Monroe woman missing for a month

Amy Mcbride Crist, 42, was reported missing from Monroe on June 24.

  ’I can’t breathe’: Video shows violent arrest in Union County. Now the target has sued.

Suspected of violating a protective order Dustin Parrish was arrested in April, 2019. He says he was tasered, pepper sprayed and beaten despite complying with the deputies' directives.

  CMPD officer charged after 3-year-old son accidentally shoots self with father’s gun

The 3-year-old son of a CMPD officer was accidentally shot after going in a dresser to get something for his father in Union County.

Wingate University employee dies from coronavirus complications, school says

The Wingate community is mourning the loss of Ann Deese, an employee of the university for 31 years,

Rebels no more. North Carolina high school will change its Confederate-themed mascot

The Union County Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday night to change the school’s mascot and nickname.

  COVID-19 clusters confirmed at Union Co. graduation ceremony and among middle school staff

Officials have identified 16 people who tested positive for COVID-19 who all attended the Marvin Ridge High School graduation.

  Union County Public Schools board member resigns following ‘shocking, inappropriate’ posts on social media

A Union County Public School board member is resigning after accusations that he made “insensitive posts” on social media last week.

Deputies search for missing Union County teen last seen Saturday

15-year-old Lauren Kaydance Maynard was last seen at her home on Lancaster Highway in Waxhaw around 5 a.m. on Saturday.

Plane tips over after wheels get tangled in tall grass in Union Co.

A plane tipped over after its wheels got tangled up in grass in Union County.

Man shot, killed by co-worker inside warehouse in Monroe

A man was shot and killed by his co-worker inside a warehouse in Monroe Wednesday night.

  Students protest at Marvin Ridge HS after ‘Black Lives Matter’ school rock defaced

The protest was organized as a peaceful rally to protest for equality.

  Union Co. Public School released 2020 graduation information at Tuesday night board meeting

Dr. Houlihan says graduations will be held the week of June 22. He says locations and rain dates are expected to be announced by the end of the week. Dr. Houlihan says they are also working on audio and live streaming capabilities for anyone who wishes to watch remotely.

  Knife-wielding man shot by deputy following disturbance outside Union Co. church

The incident occurred near the Oak Grove Baptist Church on the 4000 block of New Town Road.

$900K seized during traffic stop in Monroe

Officers were working traffic enforcement in the area of Rocky River Road and U.S. 74.

Man killed in Union County fire

Deputies responded to the blaze on the 2700 block of N.C. 205 outside Marshville around 2:25 a.m. A man was found dead in the residence.

$15K reward offered for information about Monroe gun burglary

Officials are offering a reward up to $15,000 for information related to a gun burglary in Monroe.

Union County graduates to pick up caps and gowns in drive-thru format

Seniors in Union County Public Schools will pick up caps and gowns this week via a drive-thru format.

Missing Union County man found safe

Officials say a man who was reporting missing from Union County Thursday has been found safe.

Skeletal remains found of man missing for more than a year in Union Co., no foul play suspected

Officials confirmed Monday that they have found the skeletal remains of a man who has been missing for more than a year in Union County.

  50 deaths, hundreds of coronavirus cases reported at area care facilities

There have been 50 deaths and hundreds of cases of COVID-19 reported at nursing homes and other congregate living facilities in the greater Charlotte area, according to new data released by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

  59 COVID-19 cases linked to outbreaks at three Union Co. long-term care facilities

Union County has 202 total confirmed cases on the virus, and 59 of these are in long-tern care facilities.

Person injured in Monroe shooting; suspect turns himself in

Police responded to a home on S. Bragg Street after a person was shot in the upper chest.

N.C. woman gets 3 years in prison for posing as FBI agent on dating website

A Monroe woman was sentenced to three years in prison for posing as an FBI agent on a dating website and illegally having a gun.

  Union Co. sending cards to little girl whose Make-a-Wish trip, birthday were both cancelled

Soon-to-be-5-year-old Ivy Van Vorce in Waxhaw is already celebrating her birthday a little early this year. Her birthday is May 7, but already, there are dozens of cards coming into her P.O. box.

Five arrested, including two juveniles, following drive-by shooting in Union County

Union County deputies say a drive-by style shooting, which injured a man, happened in the front yard of a home on Enderbury Drive in Indian Trail on March 17.

2 people die from COVID-19 complications in Union County

Health officials say two more people have died from coronavirus complications in Union County.

City of Monroe firefighter tests positive for coronavirus

Officials say the firefighter was recently exposed to an individual who later tested positive for COVID-19. After being notified of the possible exposure, the firefighter was tested on April 4 and received a positive result.

Union Co. reports first coronavirus-related death: Man in his 70s connected to nursing home

Union County health officials confirmed the county’s first coronavirus-related death Thursday morning.

  Union County first responders thank healthcare workers in surprise procession to hospital

They say they feel supported by the medical community, and now they have the chance to give that support right back.

One dead in Monroe industrial plant fire

An industrial plant caught fire in Monroe Tuesday morning, leaving one person dead, officials confirm.

Suspect arrested for armed robbery of prescription medicine in Monroe

Police say a suspect was arrested after pointing a gun at a pharmacy clerk and stealing prescription medicine in Monroe Thursday.

UCSO bloodhound passes away after 5 years on the force

Bloodhound Heidi, with the department since 2015, passed away due to a recent illness, the UCSO posted on Facebook Tuesday.

  Mother charged after newborn found alive in plastic bag near Union County home

The mother of a newborn baby found inside a plastic bag near a Union County home Wednesday is charged with attempted murder and felony child abuse.

Union County government officials report 13 coronavirus cases, confirm community spread

Union County government officials say there are currently 13 cases of coronavirus in the county, and they have also confirmed community spread.

Union County missing 13-year-old found safe

A 13-year-old girl reported missing in Union County was found, deputies said Wednesday morning.

Union Co. and City of Monroe declare states of emergency, issue curfews

Union County and the City of Monroe Monday issued separate states of emergency to help fight the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

1 killed in two-car crash in Union County

Police say the crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. on Secrest Shortcut Road between Barbee Farms Drive and Jamestowne Drive in Monroe.

Waxhaw market to provide meals for students impacted by school closures

Waxhaw Provisions will allow school children impacted by the layoff to eat from the children’s menu for free.

No one home in fully engulfed Indian Trail house fire

First responders were called to William Clark Road in Indian Trail just after 9 p.m.

  School districts in the Carolinas making decisions amid coronavirus fears

Several local school districts are beginning to announce plans to suspend travel and field trips due to coronavirus fears as North Carolina is currently under a state of emergency.

  Boil Water Advisory lifted in Union County

“All schools and offices will be closed today, March 12. All after school and athletic events are cancelled as well,” the district posted online.

Union County 7th grader reported missing

Union Preparatory Academy in Indian Trail says 7th-grade student Merlyn Elias Castillo was reported missing by her parents over the weekend from her Monroe-area home.

  8-year-old Union Co. boy to speak at funeral for 97-year-old World War II veteran

Elementary school student Landon Knestrick is about to get on plane to fly to Colorado to speak at the funeral of 97-year-old World War II veteran Donald Stratton. A friendship between the two began in 2016.

  Dorian Harper, convicted in 2013 Union Co. child abuse case, released from prison

A Union County man, convicted after a boy was found chained to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck, has been released from prison.

  Bank robbery suspect arrested after leading deputies on highway chase from Union Co.

A bank robbery suspect is now in custody after leading deputies on a highway chase from Union County Thursday.

  Union County dog groomer’s business damaged in overnight break-in

A dog groomer in Union County said her business was damaged during a break-in early Monday morning.