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UNION COUNTY — New home sales for the Charlotte region increased 4.5% this March, when compared to the same period last year, according to released data from Canopy MLS. Year-to-date, sales in the region rose 9.5%. Union County is included in what Canopy defines as the 16-county Charlotte region.

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Carolina Farm Credit, a stockholder-owned cooperative who provides financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural related businesses, announced on Thursday (Apr. 8) a cash dividend of over $27 million will be distributed to its members in April. Carolina Farm Credit said the distri…

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For a second year, Easter may look a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While restrictions may not be as limiting as last year and progress has been made through vaccinations, traditional Easter plans may still change as a result of the health crisis.

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CHARLOTTE — SCORE Charlotte, a volunteer organization whose members offer free mentoring, speakers to business trade shows and events and who serve as SCORE Ambassadors, was presented the North Carolina District Chapter of the Year 2020 Award for The Small Business Market by SCORE National.

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MARSHVILLE — The Town of Marshville celebrated the opening of a fitness park on Friday morning (March 5) with Pilgrims Pride. The fitness park is located within the Marshville Municipal Park (820 Park Drive).

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RALEIGH — The state House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday (March 3), directing $1.7 billion of additional relief funding to help meet the needs in North Carolina communities, according to a report from U.S. News.

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GasBuddy is warning motorists that the national average may breach $3 per gallon of unleaded by Memorial Day (May 31) after OPEC’s meeting on Thursday (March 4) closed with no meaningful increase in oil production. The group’s large cuts to oil production in 2020 will generally be extended, …

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examiners recently announced approving 82 people for CPA licensure on February 22.

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MONROE — Parents who would like to enroll their tot in a faith-based preschool now have another option — Calvary Baptist Church Preschool (CBCP).

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UNION COUNTY — The Union County Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual seminar on what local, small businesses need to know about how the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will operate in 2021.

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MONROE — AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Union County are getting a boost in wireless connectivity. A new cell tower has been added to enhance the area’s 4G LTE coverage and help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service, according to the AT&am…

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MONROE — Union Is one of eight counties in the 100-county state of North Carolina with an unemployment rate at 5% or lower, based on statistics compiled through the end of December 2020, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce (DOC).

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MONROE — Citing an effort to meet demand for housing, a team of developers recently broke ground on a luxury apartment complex in Union County.

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UNION COUNTY — The county has “fared better than the nation” when it comes to how the COVID-19 pandemic has effected unemployment rates, according to Phillip Neuhart, manager of Institutional Portfolio Strategy with First Citizens Wealth Management.

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Carl Andrew “Drew” Boggs III, of Waxhaw is one of 140 Americans who received a “full and unconditional” pardon in an Executive Grant of Clemency signed by former U.S. President Donald Trump shortly before Trump’s 4-year term ended on Wednesday (Jan. 20), according to justice.gov.

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MONROE — Jimmy Cleans Express Car Wash in Monroe wanted to “give back to the community that has helped them succeed for the last decade,” according to a press release from the Company, and the decision was made: Give free unlimited club memberships to all local law enforcement officers in the area.

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UNION COUNTY — More than 15,000 Union County residents have caught COVID-19 and more than 100 have died from it within the past 9 months; it has also been hard on commerce, taking away jobs and local businesses.

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UNION COUNTY — ASSA ABLOY (ASSA), a manufacturer with three locations in the county, has experienced an increase in demand of their products because of COVID-19.

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WAXHAW — SCORE Charlotte awarded its highest honor, the prestigious “Dick O’ Brien Award” for 2020 to Jim Weiland in recognition of his nearly 10 years of exemplary volunteer service since joining SCORE Charlotte in 2011, including two years as Chapter President from from 2016-2018, Chapter …

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WAXHAW — What if you could travel the world and back in time on the same trip for less than $20? You can vicariously take such a journey with a loaf of bread or a croissant from The Baker.

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WAXHAW — Known since 2011 as a “Smart Fitness Studio” franchise due to its bio-adaptive, robotic exercise equipment providing a customized workout, The Exercise Coach is now a “smart” fitness studio for yet another reason: its value in the time of the Coronavirus.

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MONROE — At the age of 27, Jamison Crowder has already made more money as a professional than any athlete in Union County history. He reminded the NFL of his value on Sunday, when he caught a touchdown pass and threw for another in the New York Jets’ 23-16 home win over Cleveland.

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UNION COUNTY — Since 2007, the N.C. Department of Commerce has implemented a three-tier system to determine the economic health of all 100 counties in the state. For at least half of those years, Union County has remained a tier three county, making it is one of the 20 most economically-stab…

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RALEIGH — Five area residents were among the 117 individuals who were recently approved by the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners for CPA licensure.

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Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation announced on Tuesday (Dec. 8) it is contributing $50,000 to the Town of Marshville to build an outdoor fitness area that will be free for the community. The outdoor fitness center will be linked to the Carolina Thread Trail and is expected to be complete in March 2021.

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MONROE — Downtown Monroe has been a popular filming location the past few weeks. A web series called “Funny for the Life of Me” was shot in downtown last week, and this week a $12 million, five-season, 65-episode television show called “Queue” is being filmed. Both productions used the stree…

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MONROE — Does your family have a secret recipe for a well-loved dish or dessert? Maybe it’s your mother’s five-flavored pound cake or the handcrafted sauce your dad makes to pour on pulled pork barbeque.

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MONROE — Lorayn DeLuca, local actress and producer, loves Monroe. She says it’s the “perfect backdrop” for projects she has been involved in.

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MARSHVILLE — Larry Stinson, a recently retired principal living in Marshville, has produced a book, “Teachers’ Devotionals: Godly Principles from Principal Stinson.” He told The Enquirer-Journal it is the first volume of several he plans to have published.

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During their annual awards ceremony on Nov. 14, the Carolina Beach Music Awards (cammy.org) recognized local, community radio station, 99.1 the Fun One as their 2020 Radio Station of the Year. Members of the Carolina Beach Music Academy voted and selected “The Fun One” from a field of seven …

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CHARLOTTE — With its expansion of renewable energy and significant reduction in carbon emissions, combined with its continued focus on social responsibility, Duke Energy was recently named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the 15th consecutive year.

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MONROE — The FM radio station 99.1, THE FUN ONE is partnering with the Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry to present the FUN ONE FOOD DRIVE on Friday, Nov. 20 from 12 — 7 p.m. Listeners and members of the community are invited to attend and encouraged to drop off non-perishable food (ca…

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MONROE — “It’s a big shoe to fill,” Amy Vasquez said about becoming the new co-owner of The Derby Restaurant and Bar off of Skyway Drive.

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The Charlotte Hornets unveiled their new City Edition uniform to be worn during the 2020-21 NBA season on Wednesday. The uniform, which celebrates Charlotte’s history as home of the first U.S. Branch Mint and the Carolina Gold Rush of the early 1800s, is mint with gold and granite accents. G…

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UNION COUNTY — In a virtual State of Union address, County Manager Mark Watson and Chris Platé, executive director of economic development, provided viewers with a report on the health of the county.

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WEDDINGTON — Donna Goscicki had no intentions of becoming an author; however, she had a nudging feeling telling her to write about being a grandmother. Two years later, that feeling came into fruition in the form of “Go to Grandma’s?” — Goscicki’s first children’s book.

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MONROE — A Public Policy Luncheon titled “The 2020 State of Union County” will be held as a Virtual Event featuring a panel discussion about economic development, infrastructure, planning for growth in Union County and COVID-19’s impact on economic development in our community on Thursday, N…

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RALEIGH — Three locals were among the 91 North Carolinians who recently passed the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examiners test, according to a report from the organization.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Commerce (NC DOC) released the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment figures on Tuesday (Oct. 20). NC DOC reports the adjusted rate for September was 7.3%, increasing 0.8 of a percentage point from the August revised rate. The national rate decre…