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Recently, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID Act—bipartisan legislation co-authored by U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), which ensures family members of veterans who passed away from due to COVID-19 receive the survivor be…

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Union County is excited to welcome Judith Garcia as our new Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program educator, otherwise known as EFNEP. If you’re not familiar with EFNEP, EFNEP offers free nutrition classes to help families and youth cook healthy meals at home, be more active, save mon…

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Summer is in full force, and what better way to preserve your fruits, vegetables, and meats after harvesting, than by canning! If you’re using a pressure canner, it’s very important to check the pressure gauge frequently, to verify that the gauge is reading the pressure (psi) correctly.

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MONROE — The number of COVID-19 cases has been climbing recently across the nation and throughout the state, and Union County is no exception. According to Union County Government’s COVID-19 dashboard, the County Alert System remains at “yellow,” which means Union County is “experiencing sig…

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UNION COUNTY — As of Wednesday, July 21, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 102,726 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 43% compares to 49% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the…

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UNION COUNTY — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 101,690 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs as of Monday (July 19). The 42% compares to 46% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the co…

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UNION COUNTY — As of Friday, July 16, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 101,430 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 42% compares to 46% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the co…

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UNION COUNTY — As of Wednesday, July 14, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 100,941 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 42% compares to 46% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the…

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UNION COUNTY — As of Monday, July 12, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 100,723 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 42% compares to 46% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the co…

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MONROE — As of Friday (July 9), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 100,538 in Union County have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 42% compares to 46% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the county…

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MONROE — Union County lags behind the state when it comes to the percentage of population that has been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus. As of Tuesday (July 6), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 99,416 in the county have been partially vaccinated …

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UNION COUNTY — As of Friday (June 25), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 98,213 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 41% compares to 45% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.

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MONROE — As of Wednesday (June 23), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 97,834 in Union County have been partially vaccinated against COVID-19 under all programs. The 41% compares to 45% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vacci…

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UNION COUNTY — While the number of individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Union County continues to increase, the county lags behind the state as a percentage of total population. As of Monday, June 21, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) repor…

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UNION COUNTY — While the number of individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Union County continues to increase, the county lags behind the state as a percentage of total population. As of Friday, June 18, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) repor…

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MONROE — The percentage of residents in Union County who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 continues to lag behind the state. As of Wednesday (June 16), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 96,245 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all …

UNION COUNTY — While the number of individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Union County continues to increase, the county lags behind the state as a percentage of total population. As of Tuesday, June 15, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) repo…

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UNION COUNTY — The average number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Union County was below double-digits over the past week. Over the past week, Union County reported a total of 63 new cases — an average of 9 per day.

MONROE — The COVID-19 positivity rate in the state of North Carolina has dropped to 1.6% as of Friday (June 11) at noon, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. The positivity rate — which determines the percentage of residents who are testing positive fo…

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UNION COUNTY — At the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, Union County was consistently reporting triple-digit numbers of new cases each day. The spread of the virus within the County is now much more under control, with six new cases confirmed on Thursday and just two new cases on Wednesday, a…

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UNION COUNTY — While the number of individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Union County continues to increase, the county lags behind the state as a percentage of total population. As of Tuesday, June 1, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) repor…

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Union County Public Health will offer COVID-19 vaccines for anyone 12 years of age and up at 4010 U.S.-74 in Wingate on Wednesday, June 2, from 3-7 p.m., according to a report from Union County Government’s communications department. The vaccinations will be free.

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UNION COUNTY — As of Friday (May 28), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 92,326 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 38.5% compares to 42.9% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.

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UNION COUNTY — The percentage of residents in Union County who are testing positive for the COVID-19 virus was once over 20%, but it has been steadily declining as more locals get vaccinated. The positivity rate in Union County is now down to 3.7%, which suggests the deadly virus is under co…

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MONROE — The state of North Carolina is reporting a COVID-19 positivity rate of 3.4% as of Friday (May 21), according to NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), an indication that citizens can generally feel safe from the deadly pandemic as they move about in public.

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UNION COUNTY — While the number of individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Union County continues to increase, the county lags behind the state as a percentage of total population. As of Wednesday, May 12, the Union County Government Dashboard reports 22.8% of adults have been …

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Union County — There are 21,301 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday (Mar. 12) at 12:45 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have test…

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Union County -- There are 21,246 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Thursday (Mar. 11) at 12:15 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have t…

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UNION COUNTY — There have been 3,830 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday (Aug. 28) at 12:00 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have…

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MONROE — Two staff members at Poplin Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19 and as a result, several staff members may have been exposed to the virus, according to report from Union County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Tahira Stalberte; as a result, Poplin Elementary w…

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Union County — There have been 3,276 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday (Aug. 14) at 11:50 a.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have…

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The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the NC Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) has distributed approximately 3.5 million cloth face coverings, 4.5 million procedure masks, and significant amounts of additional personal protective equi…

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UNION COUNTY — Organizers and some participants from the Motor March on Monday went to the Board of Education (BOE) meeting the next day to voice their concerns on how the school district plans to reopen schools in two weeks, and to express their frustration that those plans did not include …

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UNION COUNTY -- There have been 2,881 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Tuesday (Aug. 4), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested posit…

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Union County — There have been 2,823 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Aug. 3) at 1:45 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have t…

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UNION COUNTY — Innovative Digital Systems and DigitalPrintSupplies.com has donated 10,000 ProTekAll 3-ply face masks to the school district ahead of students’ return on Aug. 17. The masks are for students and teachers.

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Union County — There are 2,802 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Sunday (Aug. 2), according to N.C. Department of Health and Human Service's COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out…

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Union County -- There have been 2,671 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county since March, as of Thursday (July 30) at 11:30 a.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those wh…

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Union County — There have been 2,611 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (July 29), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and…

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RALEIGH — N.C. Governor Roy Cooper has added prevention measures in the battle against COVID-19, which has taken the lives of nearly 1,900 residents across the state in 2020, with Executive Order 153 stopping the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries …

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Union County — There have been 2,572 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (July 27) at 12 p.m., according to N.C. Department of Heath and Human Services. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of…

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MONROE — Union County eclipsed 2,500 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Sunday (July 26), according to a report from N.C. Department of Heath and Human Services; the first case in the County was confirmed on March 18.