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MONROE — Gas prices in Union County are about 8 cents cheaper than the state average, according to a report from the American Automobile Association (AAA). The price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in N.C. averaged $3.19 cents as of Monday (Nov. 29), per AAA, while the Union County average…

RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners has announced three individuals from the area have recently passed the Uniform CPA Examination.

RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted October 2021 unemployment rate was 4.1%, down 0.2 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Commerce; the national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.6%.

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The 200-year legacy of the American Santa Claus as we know him is meticulously documented and explained in author Tom Jerman’s new book, Santa Claus Worldwide: A History of St. Nicholas and Other Holiday Gift-Bringers.

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INDIAN TRAIL — Kinetic announced plans on Thursday (Nov. 18) for a multi-year initiative that will bring fiber internet to more communities in North Carolina, including Indian Trail, according to a release from the company. Last month, the company completed a rollout in the Waxhaw downtown area.

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WADESBORO — South Piedmont Community College has partnered with Columbus McKinnon Corporation (CMCO) in Wadesboro to recruit 20 machining apprentices who will be full-time employees earning $17 an hour while they are being trained.

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MONROE — After months of steady increases in gas prices, the national average for a gallon of unleaded dipped by 2.6 cents per gallon last week to $3.40 per gallon, according to Gas Buddy.

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Note to readers: Due to the postal holiday observed on Thursday, Nov. 11, The Enquirer-Journal will not publish a Thursday print edition. The Saturday, Nov. 13, issue will include the weekly Faith page and the weekly TV and Entertainment Supplement.

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UNION COUNTY — This year’s Union County Christmas Parade will be in-person at 2 p.m. on Nov. 21, and Sophia Randazzo will lead as the parade princess. The parade is hosted by Alliance for Children.

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MONROE — Ghosts, goblins and ghouls filled the streets in downtown Monroe on Saturday (Oct. 30) during a Halloween pub crawl that started in the afternoon (3 p.m.) and lasted until 11 p.m.

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UNION COUNTY — County Manager Mark Watson and Executive Director of Monroe-Union County Economic Development Chris Platé gave a “State of Union” address on Wednesday (Oct. 27), hosted by the Union County Chamber of Commerce at Rolling Hills Country Club.

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TDS Telecom (TDS®) plans to construct a 1,600-mile fiber network to five communities in Union County: Monroe, Stallings, Wesley Chapel, Indian Trail, and Waxhaw.

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MONROE — Aw Shucks Farms was selected to host a Countdown to Christmas display from the Hallmark Channel. The display features pumpkins, bales of hay, boxes decorated like Christmas gifts and snowmen made from white pumpkins.

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MONROE — The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in North Carolina, as of Monday (Oct. 25), has reached $3.23 — up nearly 14 cents per gallon over the past week — according to a report from gasbuddy.com, a free service designed to help drivers find the best gasoline prices in the…

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MONROE — It’s projects like the Morgan-Windsor Alley that are making downtown Monroe more of a destination place and building up night life in the area. Monroe City Council is discussing making the Alley a reality.

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MONROE — During the pandemic, you may have learned a new skill or picked up a new hobby. Rithvik Malipeddi, age 9, of Monroe, used the pandemic as an opportunity to start pursuing his dream of attending MIT and becoming a software engineer. Malipeddi designed an app that helps injured athlet…

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INDIAN TRAIL — Turning Point opened the doors of it’s fourth Second Chance store on Wednesday (Oct. 6) with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. The store is located at 13803 E. Independence Boulevard Suites C/D.

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MONROE — In April of 2020, Brenda Parson became a widow and sold her home in Charlotte. She purchased a home in Monroe and started her first business in remembrance of her late husband.

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MONROE — Lee Park Church held a prayer vigil for healthcare workers, people suffering from COVID, families who have lost loved ones to COVID, the community’s well being and for community leaders on Wednesday night (Sept. 22). The outdoor event was held in front of Atrium Health Union (600 Ho…

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At a time when COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to put a strain on health care systems across the country, Novant Health has announced the implementation of a new digital health program designed to help relieve the pressure on acute care facilities, prevent or earlier detect the need for r…

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CHARLOTTE — Residential home sales across the 16-county Charlotte region rose 3.5% year-over-year as 5,356 homes sold compared to sales in August a year ago, according to a report from Canopy MLS. Closed sales, which reflect single-family, condo and townhome data only, increased 3.2% month-o…

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MONROE — Rehab Development Inc., hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday morning (Sept. 8) to celebrate construction starting in and around the former Piedmont Buggy Works Factory at 514 Miller Street behind the Community Shelter of Union County.

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MARSHVILLE — Food Lion Media Relations announced this week the supermarket chain has added its To Go grocery pick up service at its Marshville location. Customers can now place orders online through Food Lion’s website, shop.foodlion.com, or through its To Go app and place an order for pick …

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WAXHAW — Michael Tyler Evola of Waxhaw, NC, was appointed to the North Carolina Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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MONROE — South Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center led the 2021 53 Ideas Pitch Competition this summer. The competition attracted more than 125 entries from across the 10-county region.

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MONROE — Executive Director of Turning Point Jessie Lindburg doesn’t require eye glasses; however, she felt like she needed a pair to make sure she read a response from Tyson Foods correctly, indicating they would donate $50,000 — double what the nonprofit requested.

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MONROE — The Union County Chamber is seeking nominations from individuals and businesses for its Annual Excellence in Business Awards, which recognizes individuals, nonprofits, and businesses demonstrating outstanding performance, innovation, a lasting impact on our community and exhibiting …

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MONROE — Bill Thompson is North Carolina incarnated. A Southern gentleman hailing from Hallsboro, Thompson is what North Carolina would look like and sound like if it were a person.

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MONROE — Locals now have another option in town when shopping for prescription eyewear. Eyemart Express is celebrating the grand opening of its first store in Monroe. This marks the retailer’s 14th location in North Carolina.

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UNION COUNTY — Continuing with the Business Builder Series, the Union County Chamber of Commerce invited the downtown directors of Monroe and Waxhaw to give an update on the status of the city and town. The operations director of the Dowd Center Theatre also provided an update about the even…

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MONROE — Because the City of Monroe does not rely on the county for wastewater treatment service, it has the ability to approve mixed-use development projects like Camp Sutton Collective that is being led by Moser Commercial Real Estate.