CHARLOTTE – Two Monroe health care companies were among several around the state used for two and a half years to defraud Medicaid of more than $6 million, according to information used in federal court on Thursday.

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RALEIGH - Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday (Oct. 21) that North Carolina will remain in Phase 3 for three more weeks as health officials continue to monitor North Carolina’s viral trends. The Executive Order remains into effect through 5:00 p.m. on November 13, 2020.

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UNION COUNTY — There have been 5,698 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (Oct. 21), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested pos…

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A Few Good Men, Inc. announced through a press release it will be supporting some local citizens on Saturday (Oct. 24). In the release, the organization said it decided to support a 18-unit housing development in the Newtown/Winchester community by helping out citizens who may be experiencin…

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examiners announced last week that five area residents were among 99 North Carolina candidates who recently passed the Uniform CPA Examination between July 1 and Aug. 31.

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CHARLOTTE — Canopy Realtors Association, an organization that provides monthly reports on residential real estate activity for the Charlotte Metro region based on data from Canopy MLS, released new data last week that shows a significant increase in home sales when compared to last year.

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UNION COUNTY — There have been 5,654 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Tuesday (Oct. 20), 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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WINGATE — According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, more than 53,000 students applied to medical schools last year, but fewer than 22,000 were accepted. Wingate University and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine signed an affiliation agreement last week (Oct. 13) …

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UNION COUNTY — There have been 5,616 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Oct. 19), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positi…

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UNION COUNTY - The NC Cooperative Extension — Union County, Council On Aging in Union County, All About Seniors and Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region are partnering with the Town of Indian Trail to hold the first Care-A-Van event in November.

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UNION COUNTY — From Thursday, Oct. 15 to Saturday, Oct. 17, early voting totals jumped from 7,224 to 18,811 or 38.4% in Union County, according to the county Board of Elections.

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WINGATE — Deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s office responded to a call about a man who was shot in the leg on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 18).

UNION COUNTY — There have been 5,586 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Sunday (Oct. 18), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positi…

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Nominations are now open for the 2020 Union County Man and Woman of the Year Awards, according to a spokesperson for the awards committee. Two Union County residents will be selected for the honors based on nominations submitted by employers, co-workers, associates and friends.

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UNION COUNTY — There have been 5,556 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Saturday (Oct. 17), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested posit…

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WEDDINGTON — Weddington’s Town Council is saying “no” to a proposed development that would bring 2,110 units of high density residential development, 360 multi-family apartments and 31.5 acres of commercial development to an area that shares a border with the Village of Wesley Chapel.

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UNION COUNTY — There have been 5,526 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday (Oct. 16), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positi…

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UNION COUNTY — North Carolinians swarmed polling places on the first day of early voting on Thursday (Oct. 15). According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, more than 333,000 voters casted ballots. As of Thursday, the board believes the number of voters this year may be more tha…

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MONROE — Hamilton Drywall Products, a manufacturer of drywall finishing products, will create 34 new jobs in Union County, Governor Roy Cooper has announced. The company will invest $5 million to locate a regional headquarters and production facility in Monroe, according to the report.

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UNION COUNTY — There have been 5,441 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (Oct. 14), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested pos…

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MONROE — Using funds from a public safety bond, the Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) is building a new administration building that is expected to be constructed by early Spring of 2022, according to Tony Underwood, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office.

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MONROE — The City of Monroe Water Resources Department will close Lake Lee, Lake Monroe and Lake Twitty at the end of October, and reopen next spring, according to the City’s communications department.

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The Town of Indian Trail is in the process of creating a new comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan to provide guidance on how to meet the demands for future recreational, programming, environmental, and maintenance needs, as well as to establish priorities for facility improvements …

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MONROE — The Humane Society of Union County (HSUC) has announced the hiring of its first executive director in the organization’s 37- year history. Anne Marie Forbes brings decades of non-profit experience to the position for the Humane Society of Union County.

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MONROE — A staff member at East Union Middle has tested positive for COVID-19, and as a result, several students and staff members may have been exposed to the virus, according to a report from Union County Public Schools’ communications department.

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Is your child safe at college? It’s normal for parents who send their kids off to college to worry about their well being, but during a pandemic, health becomes an even bigger concern.

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UNION COUNTY — There have been 5,364 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Oct. 12), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positi…

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MONROE — Jimmy Cleans Express Car Wash started in Monroe a decade ago and has expanded over years, adding locations in Salisbury and High Point.

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Of the 44 U.S. Presidents who have run for reelection, 34 of them have won. But while history may favor Republican incumbent Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Election, the polls suggest Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

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RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper announced that he accepted the nominations for Carr McLamb and Tommy Tucker as the newest members of the State Board of Elections on Friday (Oct. 9). Tucker and McLamb will take the seats formerly held by David Black and Ken Raymond, who resigned simultaneously …

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MONROE — Eric Trump, a son of President Donald Trump, stopped in Monroe on Thursday for a campaign rally on behalf of his father.

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MONROE — Leaders from Union County and the Town of Norwood came together to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new water treatment plant just beyond the intersection of Lawyers Road and New Salem Road on Wednesday (Oct. 7).

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Union County — There have been 5,186 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (Oct. 7), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested posi…

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UNION COUNTY — The League of Women Voters, the Union County Chamber of Commerce and the Enquirer-Journal partnered to host a virtual debate between candidates for the Board of County Commissioners. The debate, held Tuesday, was moderated by Dr. Joseph Ellis, chair and associate professor of …

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STALLINGS — Atrium Health hoped to pass out 10,000 two-ply, reusable masks during a giveaway at Stallings Municipal Park on Tuesday (Oct. 6). Those who wanted a mask could either drive through the parking lot in a single-file line or walk up to volunteers and request one.

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MONROE — Union County Emergency Services K9 Camden was given a bullet and stab protective vest via a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., according to a report from Union County Government. K9 Camden’s vest is embroidered with the sentiment “In m…

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Union County — There have been 5,109 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Oct. 5), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positiv…

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INDIAN TRAIL — A five-year-old girl and two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle at a soccer field on Houndscroft Road in Fieldstone Farms at approximately 3:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon (Oct. 3).

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MONROE — Students at East Elementary School squealed at the sight of an adult pig heart presented by Michelle Hage, Atrium Health liaison.

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Democratic candidate Cal Cunningham has enjoyed a healthy lead in most polls leading up to Election Day (Nov. 3) in his bid to unseat U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, but Cunningham is now saddled with what The Atlantic and other publications are calling a “sexting scandal.”