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Charges dropped in murder case of Monroe teen

Charges dropped in murder case of Monroe teen

The only man charged for the 2010 disappearance of 16-year-old Monroe student Phylicia Barnes was released by a judge in Baltimore, Maryland on Jan. 20. Michael Maurice Johnson was charged… Read more »

Walmart opens new ‘community-centered’ grocery store in Waxhaw

Walmart opens new ‘community-centered’ grocery store in Waxhaw

WAXHAW – After many years of trying, Walmart has finally created a presence within Waxhaw, albeit a smaller one than what was proposed nearly a decade ago. On Jan. 7,… Read more »

News Briefs: Jan. 22 to 28, 2015

News Briefs: Jan. 22 to 28, 2015

Indian Trail shows appreciation for board and committee members INDIAN TRAIL – On Tuesday, Jan. 13, the town of Indian Trail hosted an appreciation night for all members of the… Read more »

Red Ventures not involved with land buys just north of Union County

Red Ventures not involved with land buys just north of Union County

Despite speculation that South Carolina-based web marketing firm Red Ventures was behind the recent purchases of two blocks of land at the intersection of Johnston Road and Providence Road West,… Read more »

Area Girl Scouts kick-off cookie sales with new flavors, technology

Area Girl Scouts kick-off cookie sales with new flavors, technology

Area Girl Scouts gathered on Saturday, Jan. 10, to kick off cookie sales at the Union County Cookie Rally in the Old Armory Community Center in Monroe. The Girls Scouts… Read more »

Connecting the  dots between towns and the county

Connecting the dots between towns and the county

On Monday, Jan. 5, the Union County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a plan to assign commissioners as liaisons to each municipality in the county, in hopes of improving communication… Read more »

Building a new kind of clubhouse

Building a new kind of clubhouse

MONROE – Two area women hope to open the doors of a new day care center in Monroe that they hope will take some pressure off busy parents in the… Read more »

News Briefs: Jan. 15 to 21, 2015

News Briefs: Jan. 15 to 21, 2015

Correction: Cane Creek Park fees WAXHAW – A chart showing pricing rates for different Cane Creek uses in the News Briefs section of last week’s Union County Weekly was inaccurate… Read more »

At a turning point

At a turning point

At Carolina Weekly Newspaper Group, we have decided to move away from the structure we have implemented during the last three years, in which one managing editor watched over the… Read more »

Consultant report on PVFD draws criticism from officials

Consultant report on PVFD draws criticism from officials

Last week’s article on an “audit and assessment” of the Providence Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) by McGrath Consulting Group (MCG) has drawn criticism from some officials in the town who… Read more »