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UNION COUNTY — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 125,271 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs as of Monday (Oct. 18). The 52% compares to 59% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the co…

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UNION COUNTY — As of Friday (Oct. 15), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 124,481 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The roughly 52% compares to 58% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.

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MONROE — As of Wednesday (Oct. 6), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 123,499 residents in Union County have been at least partially vaccinated under all programs. In the county, 116,503 — about 49% — is now fully vaccinated compared to 54% statewide.

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MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 123,245 residents of Union County have been partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus under all programs. The 51% compares to 58% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.…

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MONROE — Every Monday, Union Academy charter school updates its own COVID-19 Dashboard, and according to the last dashboard update (Sept. 27), the school has had a total of 160 positive cases among students and staff since July 26.

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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 Thursday (Sept. 30), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) r…

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MONROE — Approximately 51% of Union County residents have been at least partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, which has taken the lives of 289 County residents since the first death was confirmed on April 9, 2020.

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MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 121,281 residents in Union County have been partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus under all programs, as of Sept. 24. The 51% compares to 57% of the state’s total population who are at least parti…

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MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 120,958 residents of Union County have been at least partially vaccinated under all programs as of Sept. 24. The roughly 50% compares to 57% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.

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MONROE — Lee Park Church held a prayer vigil for healthcare workers, people suffering from COVID, families who have lost loved ones to COVID, the community’s well being and for community leaders on Wednesday night (Sept. 22). The outdoor event was held in front of Atrium Health Union (600 Ho…

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At a time when COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to put a strain on health care systems across the country, Novant Health has announced the implementation of a new digital health program designed to help relieve the pressure on acute care facilities, prevent or earlier detect the need for r…

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MONROE — There were nine COVID-related deaths reported in Union County for the week of Sept. 10-17, according to the Union County COVID-19 Dashboard.

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MONROE — More than 32,000 residents of Union County have caught the potentially-deadly COVID-19 virus over the past 18 months, and roughly 270 citizens of the county have died from it, according to Union County Government’s COVID-19 Dashboard. There’s a vaccine available for anyone 12-and-ov…

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MONROE — The Union County Board of Education voted to halt all staff responsibilities regarding COVID-19 contact tracing and quarantining for students and staff, effective immediately, except as required by law, at its Sept. 13 special called meeting.

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UNION COUNTY — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 118,909 residents in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 50% compares to 56% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.

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MONROE— The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 118,321 in Union County have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 49% compares to 56% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.

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MONROE — As of Wednesday (Sept. 8), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 117,685 residents in Union County have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 49% compares to 55% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.

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MONROE — City of Monroe Council Member Surluta Anthony successfully completed the Advanced Leadership Corps (ALC) training offered annually to select local elected officials by the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to a report from the City’s …

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In North Carolina, firewood is important as a heat source and for recreational uses. However, it can also pose a significant threat to the health of our forests. That’s because tree-killing insects and diseases can easily and inconspicuously hitchhike in or on firewood. Natural dispersal of …

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“God wanted me to look like my mom, but my daddy wanted me to look like him. I guess God knows best,” says Wesley, 5.

MONROE — The spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, which has been haunting Union County since March of 2020, is worse than ever. The 30 COVID-related deaths confirmed in Union County from Aug. 2 to Sept. 2 of 2021 is the most of any month since the pandemic reached the County roughly 18 mo…

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MONROE — Residents of Union County are dying from COVID-19 at a faster pace than ever recently, with 8 deaths reported already this week since Monday (Aug. 30), according to government officials. There have now been 255 cumulative COVID deaths confirmed in the County since the first one was …

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RALEIGH — N.C. Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 229 on Tuesday (Sept. 1), according to a statement from his Office. The Executive Order extends several provisions outlined in Executive Order 224 that direct the State Health Director to issue statewide standing orders for testing an…

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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 (Aug. 25), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) r…

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UNION COUNTY — Union County's had 112,584 residents at least partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as of last Friday (Aug. 20), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS). The roughly 47% compares to 53% of the state’s total population who are…

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MONROE — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have approved booster shots for some immunocompromised individuals. The recommendation is for immunocompromised individuals who have received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to get a third…

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MONROE — Over the past nine days, nine COVID-related deaths among residents of Union County have been confirmed, according to data provided by Union County Government. There have now been 239 cumulative COVID deaths in the county since April 9, 2020.

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MONROE — There have been six COVID-related deaths confirmed in Union County over the past week, according to reports from Union County Government, bringing the cumulative total since April 9, 2020 to 236.

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UNION COUNTY — The North Carolina House passed a $9 billion state budget (72-41) on the third reading last week (Aug. 12). The budget is under review by the state Senate until it is sent to Governor Roy Cooper’s desk for final approval or a veto.

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UNION COUNTY — As of Wednesday, Aug. 11, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 110,580 in the county have been partially vaccinated against COVID-19 under all programs. The 46% compares to 52% of the state’s total population who are at least partially v…

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The number of newly reported COVID-19 cases in North Carolina has more than doubled over the past three days, according to N.C.s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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UNION COUNTY — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 109,013 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs as of Wednesday (Aug. 11). The 45% compares to 51% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the…

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UNION COUNTY — “A few months ago, we thought we were in a good place with COVID-19,” said Dr. Charles Bregier, who is with Novant Health working in emergency medicine and urgent care.

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UNION COUNTY — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 107,389 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs, as of Wednesday (Aug. 4). The 45% compares to 51% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the…

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UNION COUNTY — As of Monday, Aug. 2, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 106,596 in the county have been partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus under all programs. The 44% compares to 50% of the state’s total population who are at least parti…

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UNION COUNTY — As of Friday (July 30), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 106,172 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 44% compares to 50% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the c…

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UNION COUNTY — As of Monday (July 26), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 104,375 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 44% compares to 49% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the c…

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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…