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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MONROE — A motor march was held early Monday morning to protest Union County Public Schools’ (UCPS) decision to implement Plan B for the school year, which starts on Aug. 17.

The City of Monroe Water Resources Construction Division will be replacing approximately 530 linear feet of existing two-inch steel water main on West Phifer Street from 718 W. Phifer St. to the end, according to the City's communications department.

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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 — Sheriff Eddie Cathey and members of the Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) are facing a complaint from a man arrested in April of 2019, claiming deputies used excessive force when arresting him.

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MONROE — Almost 8,000 students (18.6% of the student population) have opted in for Union County Public Schools “Plan D” virtual academy for the fall semester of 2020. For those who have decided to move forward with “Plan B”, which includes one day a week of on-campus learning, UCPS officials…

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MONROE — Chinmay Singh earned first place at the National 10th Grade Math Competition, according to a report from Union Academy Charter School. The competition was going to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was held virtually.

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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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MONROE — Carson Alexander Jones, a 21-year-old Monroe man, was arrested by Union County Sheriff’s detectives on Wednesday (July 29) on charges related to the fatal drug overdose of 21-year-old Cameron Michael Whitson that occurred in May. Jones is charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, Sell/…

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NORTH CAROLINA — Earlier this week, Republicans rolled out another stimulus package called the HEALS Act. It is currently a drafted proposal.

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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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UNION COUNTY — Almost 8,000 students are registered for the virtual academy offered by Union County Public Schools (UCPS) for the fall semester of 2020. UCPS serves approximately 42,000 students; the 7,849 students who are enrolled make up 18.6% of the student population.

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MONROE — Firefighters responded to a fire that “blazed through the roof” of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (725 Deese Rd.) at around 5 a.m. on Monday (July 26), according to City of Monroe Fire Chief Ron Fowler.

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RALEIGH — If Novavax’s coronavirus vaccine gets approved, manufacturers in North Carolina hope to have millions of doses already prepared and immediately ready to immunize residents.

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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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TUSCALOOSA, AL — A total of 16,470 students enrolled during the 2020 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above, or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s).

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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 — Morgan Eudy, 20, of Monroe has been selected as the first recipient of the William F. Morris, DO Scholarship presented by Campbell University. Eudy is part of the Class of 2022.

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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.

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MONROE — Tony Garrett Taylor, a co-owner of Taylor Behavioral Health Center, LLC and Options Driven, LLC in Monroe, has been sentenced to eight years in prison followed by two years of supervised release for the theft of more than $6.1 million from Medicaid and committing tax evasion, accord…

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The mission of Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry (UCCAM) since 1985 has been to help families with an urgent financial emergency to meet their essential life needs and to become self-sufficient. The organization provides for the basic needs of housing, utilities, food and personal care…

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RALEIGH — The University of North Carolina Board of Governors is keeping tuition and fees the same no matter what happens with COVID-19. But while UNC insists the value of classes remains high — even when those classes are held via Zoom — students tell Carolina Journal this isn’t the college…

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INDIAN TRAIL — James Oliver Austin, 34, of Charlotte was arrested following a pursuit that began Tuesday (July 21) afternoon in the Indian Trail Wal-Mart parking lot, according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

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MARSHVILLE — In February of this year, a North Carolina artist proposed the idea of painting a mural of Randy Travis in Marshville as a way to honor the eight-time Grammy award winning country music performer. The Marshville Town Council approved the proposal about a month ago.

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CHARLOTTE — Charter Communications, Inc., announced on Wednesday, July 22, the opening of a new Spectrum Store in Monroe.

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INDIAN TRAIL — The three-year-old son of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Timothy Justin O’Lear was accidentally shot in his left hand while retrieving a pair of socks from a drawer, according to a Union County Sheriff’s Office report on Monday (July 20).

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Area schools, colleges included, will begin again in less than a month. Public schools, under Governor Roy Cooper’s plan, will operate under a hybrid of in-person and remote learning.

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Union County — There have been 2,251 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Tuesday (July 21), according to N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out o…

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UNION COUNTY — When Travis Kiker resigned from the Union County Board of Education almost a month ago, it created a vacancy. According to North Carolina Session Law 2017-63 (HB 520), the Board needed to reach out to the political party Kiker was affiliated with to request a recommendation fo…

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Union Symphony Orchestra will have “Latin Night” at Franklin Court Grille (232 E. Franklin St.) in Downtown Monroe on Aug. 1 from 6 p.m. until 8:30. Cuban cuisine will be available for patrons.

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RALEIGH — Agricultural producers in North Carolina can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of…

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UNION COUNTY — On Thursday, The Enquirer-Journal asked its social media followers for their opinions on how Union County Public Schools chose to reopen schools this fall.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s “Safer at Home Phase 2” Executive Order 147 that was set to expire on July 17 at 5 p.m. has been extended until at least Aug. 7, 2020, according to nc.gov. The Order is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been responsible for the dea…

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Union County — There are 2,036 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county after a single-day record 94 cases were confirmed on Thursday (July 16), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate …

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UNION COUNTY — Three hours after Governor Roy Cooper announced the state’s plan to reopen K-12 public schools next month, Union County Public Schools (UCPS) announced a plan to execute it. The school district will follow Cooper’s plan, which is a hybrid of in-person and remote learning, howe…