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MONROE — The Carolina Green Industry Network presented an annual trade show and pesticide seminar at the Union County Agricultural Center on Tuesday (Jan. 24).

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The 7-Eleven, located at 8313 New Town Road in Waxhaw, offered the cheapest price for a gallon of gasoline in Union County as of Monday (Jan. 23) at $2.99 per gallon, according to a GasBuddy.com report.

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Costco is looking at coming to Indian Land, S.C, according to preliminary scoping documents filed with the S.C. Department of Transportation and Lancaster County.

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CHARLOTTE — Construction of the medical school near Uptown Charlotte broke ground on Tuesday morning (Jan. 17). Charlotte is the nation’s largest city without a 4-year medical school, according to a report from Atrium Health. The non-profit health system employs more than 70,000 across 40 ho…

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INDIAN TRAIL — “Why don’t you just come over to my place?,” was the question that Brittney Klaus remembers hearing from her beloved friend, Kimberli Lynn, who taught at Union County Public Schools and had a passion for photography.

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MONROE — Charlotte-Monroe Executive (CME), one of 62 general aviation airports in North Carolina, reported more than $14 million in personal income in 2021 and employed 320, according to a report the N.C. Department of Transportation.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s 72 publicly owned airports contribute more than $72 billion to the state’s economy each year — 11% of the state’s gross domestic product, or total economic output — and support nearly 333,000 jobs, according to a report released by the N.C. Department of Transporta…

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Tony Helms was introduced to blacksmithing by father-in-law Karl Helms. “I got my start at his house, using his forge and from then on out I’ve been hooked,” Tony said.

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WAXHAW — Elizabeth Climer, owner of Tangles Knitting on Main, was convinced to try knitting in 1998 after hanging out with friends at a Tuesday lunch gathering. Twenty-five years later, she still knits and has turned it into a business.

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RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper announced 28,690 new jobs in North Carolina in 2022, representing 182 business recruitment, expansion or rural development projects that engaged with the North Carolina Department of Commerce or its team at the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. in 2022. T…

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The cheapest price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Union County is up 8 cents since last week and 25 cents over the past two weeks, according to GasBuddy.com. The lowest price available is $2.89 per gallon at Sunny Food Store (1800 Walkup Ave.) in Monroe as of Monday (Jan. 9).

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MONROE — During their January meeting on Wednesday, the City of Monroe Planning Board voted to approve a rezoning that would allow for the construction of 15 townhomes. The property consists of six parcels of land with a total area for the project of approximately 1.5 acres.

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The price for the cheapest gasoline available in Union County is up by 17 cents per gallon since last week, according to a report by gasbuddy.com. The cheapest price for gas in the County was $2.81 per gallon as of Monday (Jan. 2), GasBuddy reports.

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SALISBURY — Food Lion Feeds, in partnership with its customers, helped provide 5.4 million meals to help nourish neighbors through its annual Holidays Without Hunger campaign. The initiative benefits Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, and its 33 local…

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RALEIGH — Union County’s unemployment rate was at 3.2% for the month of November 2022, down slightly from 3.3% the month before, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Commerce. A year ago at this time, the County’s unemployment rate was 3.0%.

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MONROE — Ryan Kiehl, owner of Anytime Fitness in Monroe, says a lot of people start a new plan to get in shape in January as a New Year’s resolution and “it doesn’t matter who you are, only a very small percentage of folks never waver and never miss the gym,” he said. Getting fit, or staying…

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MONROE — Parkwood High alum Mark Howell remembers playing with various toys while growing up in Roanoke, Va. His fascination with Lincoln Logs and tools created a desire to build objects with wood, which led him to start an online shopping store in 2019 called Cardinal Toys with his wife Don…

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The cheapest price for a gallon of gasoline in Union County has dropped to $2.67 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. Roughly six months ago, the cheapest price for a gallon of gas reached an all-time high of $4.52.

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WAXHAW — At the Dec. 13 Board of Commissioners meeting, Waxhaw’s town leadership voted to expand the town’s Main Street program by creating a 501c3 tax-exempt organization to preserve and promote Downtown Waxhaw. This decision will enable the town to expand the services provided to small bus…

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Commerce is now accepting applications from other state agencies and non-profit organizations for special grants designed to help small businesses train workers. The department’s Workforce Solutions division is making up to $2 million available for …

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INDIAN TRAIL — Terry Simpson, 65, learned about hard work, dedication, and perseverance while growing up helping his family on the farm. It took him a long time to develop an appreciation for his labor; it made the work required to establish a business in the produce market seem easy 20 years ago.

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Charlotte-based public radio station, WFAE, has announced the formation of a union with SAG-AFTRA. The bargaining unit, according to Radio Ink, a radio-industry trade publication, is made up of the stations editorial staff, including its on-air hosts, digital support workers and other conten…

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INDIAN TRAIL — Angie and Ryan Simpson have found their way to baking through companionship, trust, and patience over the past 17 years. Together, they own a bakery named “Cake Affect,” which has been in business since October 2019.

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WINSTON-SALEM — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has recognized six Novant Health hospitals for high quality maternity care, including: Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health M…

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MONROE — Unemployment in Union County jumped significantly last month, from 2.8% in September to 3.3% in October of 2022, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Commerce.

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MONROE — Potter & Company, P.A., a 60 year-old Certified Public Accountant company with locations in Monroe, Concord and Mooresville, has announced a new Managing Partner and two new Partners to the firm.

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MONROE — Mother and daughter Robin and Kerrigan Laney are like two peas in a pod, and they cherish their opportunity to run M-Bellish Boutique together. They’ve been doing it now for decades.

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INDIAN TRAIL — Ice skaters are practicing their routines at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail in preparation for the 17th Annual Skate a Gift, where skaters dedicate a performance as a Christmas gift to their families and friends.

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It was announced Friday (Nov. 18) that Paxton Media Group, owner of the Enquirer-Journal, will acquire six North Carolina newspapers: the Lexington Dispatch, the Asheboro Courier-Tribune, the Burlington Times-News, the Kinston Free Press, the New Bern Sun Journal and The Daily News of Jacksonville.

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The fourth quarter of the calendar year is always important for the retail business. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has traditionally been one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and Small Business Saturday (Nov. 26) will be celebrated and encouraged in Union County and thro…

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The cheapest gas price in Union County was $3.12 per gallon of unleaded as of Monday (Nov. 21), according to gas buddy.com. Cheapest gas prices in Union County have fluctuated between an all-time high of $4.52 per gallon in mid-June of 2022 down to as long as $2.96 per gallon in September.

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WAXHAW — The Waxhaw Holiday Lighting was held on a chilly Friday night (Nov. 18) in downtown. Waxhaw’s annual Holiday Lighting offers plenty of shopping and dining opportunities among their many thriving, local businesses.

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted October 2022 unemployment rate was 3.8%, increasing 0.2 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.7%.

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MONROE — Allison Hinson Baucom, owner and operator of Strawberry Chic Boutique, had to learn the ins and outs of marketing while working to obtain a human services degree at Wingate University. With the benefit of time, she found ways to sell her clothes online and successfully make her tran…

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WAXHAW — The Town of Waxhaw’s Board of Commissioners showed their support for local businesses by signing a proclamation of support for Small Business Saturday, being held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at their Nov. 8 Board of Commissioners meeting.

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BOSTON — As Americans prepare to hit the road for Thanksgiving, average gasoline prices will be at their highest seasonal level ever for the weekend according to GasBuddy, the leading fuel savings platform saving North American drivers the most money on gas. The national average is projected…

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MONROE — Local community and beach music radio station WDZD 99.1 and 94.3 was voted 2022 Radio Station of the Year at the Carolina Beach Music Awards (cammy.org) last weekend. This is the third consecutive year that the radio station brought the hardware home.