MONROE — Tyson Foods is donating $40,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to support hunger relief in the Monroe area, the company recently announced.
Real estate and agriculture entrepreneurs came together with the Chief of Police of the Town of Chapel Hill and a North Carolina Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient in a virtual roundtable discussing the benefits immigration reform would have in N.C. on May 26.
Jaylen, the Joyous Black Boy is not only the title of his new children’s book, but also the kid Danny Blue says he would be if he could hop back in time. Blue tapped fellow Wingate University alumnus Tim Myers to illustrate his story of a 5-year-old who harnesses the power of kindness to cha…
MONROE — Following the May 14 order from N.C. Governor Roy Cooper that continues the trend of opening up communities after about 15 months of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Union County Chamber Board of Directors has made the decision to return to in-person events beginning in Au…
UNION COUNTY — Gas prices will start to decrease, but motorists shouldn’t start celebrating, because prices could climb again around Memorial Day as many drive to vacation destinations, according to Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
MONROE — Gas prices in the area are up roughly one dollar per gallon compared to this time last year, according to a report from GasBuddy.
The Union County Chamber of Commerce announced it will resume in-person ribbon cutting events beginning the first week of June. In an email announcement, the Chamber said due to public safety guidelines and health concerns, the events will look slightly different than the events previously h…
Michael Downing of Waxhaw was recently awarded with both a Distinguished Service Award for mentoring and a Distinguished Achievement Award for marketing. The awards were presented at SCORE Charlotte’s annual Thank You and Awards event held virtually.
WAXHAW — In early January, the Enquirer-Journal interviewed “The Baker,” Michael Pappas about his bakery which offers 14 artisan breads and pastries that are examples of centuries old, European techniques.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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).
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.
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, …
UNION COUNTY — Union County is ranked fourth in the state as a place that owes the most taxes, according to a recent study by personal finance resource, SmartAsset.
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.
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…
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).
MONROE — Turning Point, Inc. has received $2,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation, according to a press release. The organization announced it will use the gift to purchase food for residents at its 42-bed domestic violence shelter.
CHARLOTTE — Three area residents have been elected to SCORE Charlotte’s Executive Committee for two-year terms, according to Helen Ruth (“HR”) Harwell, Chapter Co-President.
MONROE — Belk, Inc., a department store chain founded in Monroe, NC, in 1888 by the late William Henry Belk, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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.
RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate was 6.2%, remaining unchanged from November’s revised rate, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Commerce. The national rate remained unchanged at 6.7%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Zeynep Ebru Cukro of Indian Trail and Kyle Edward Carmody of Waxhaw were among 56 individuals approved for CPA licensure on December 14, 2020.
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…
MONROE — Union Power Cooperative recently awarded more than $20,000 in Bright Ideas grants to teachers in its five-county service area, which will benefit roughly 1,200 Union County students.
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.
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.
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…
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.