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Local News
3:12 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Headline Roundup: Highway 74 Closed, Family Dollar Merger And More

Highway 74 Closer After Traffic Fatality 

Highway 74 is still closed in Monroe near CMC-Union. A section of the road has been shut down in both directions since shortly after 7 this morning, when a tractor trailer turned over onto a sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car. The deputy was killed in the accident. Authorities haven’t released that person’s name. The driver of the tractor trailer, Eddie Weeks of Fayetteville, faces a misdemeanor death by motor vehicle charge. The DOT hasn’t said whether that section of Highway 74 will reopen.

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Charlotte Observer
2:01 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

One Killed When Truck Overturns On Patrol Car In Monroe

A tractor-trailer overturned on a Union County Sheriff’s Office patrol car Wednesday on US 74 near Sutherland Avenue in Monroe, killing one person, according to authorities.
Credit Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

A tractor-trailer overturned on a Union County Sheriff’s Office patrol car Wednesday morning in Monroe, killing one person, according to authorities.

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun February 17, 2013

Customs Desk Could Bring More Corporate Jets To Monroe

Officials at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport expect more corporate air fleets will land on the tarmac, once the airport can accept international flights.
Credit Kenneth Lu/Flickr

Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport will begin constructing a customs building, and that could be a business boon for Union County.

No place in the Carolinas has more aerospace companies than Monroe.

“Those companies do a lot of international work,” says North Carolina Aviation Director Richard Walls. “So, being able to bring flights and cargo directly into Monroe allows all of that cargo to get into those factories and into those aerospace companies much more quickly and much more efficiently.”

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