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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.

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MONROE — The timing was a couple years ago, when Thomas and Coliesta Vidak opened their restaurant — The Monroe Grill — with the hope that it would become a staple among the well-loved restaurants in the downtown area.

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CORNELIUS — If you’re trying to soak up the last days of summer before school starts, or wondering if you’re cut out for boating or want an easy way to beat the heat, Freedom Boat Club is the answer.

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INDIAN TRAIL — The hardware store located at 205 N. Indian Trail Rd. in Indian Trail is getting a makeover. The retail establishment has converted from Indian Trail Hardware to Ace Hardware Indian Trail and is now part of a family of more than 5,300 locally-owned and operated Ace stores arou…

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Collins Aerospace announced through Twitter on July 13 the completion of a nearly $30 million expansion in Monroe. The company also reports it is evaluating an additional $30 million investment “in the coming years.” Collins Aerospace is “a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent …

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MONROE — To celebrate the start of summer, a pub crawl was held in downtown Monroe on Saturday afternoon (June 26).

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MONROE — Earlier this week, the streets of downtown Monroe welcomed a filming crew, actresses and actors of a feature film.

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MONROE — Claudette Jacobs and her husband, Myron, want to help Union County men and women look good on the outside and feel good on the inside. The Jacobs plan to open a new suite on Nov. 1, 2021.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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WAXHAW — Despite what Google may say, the Museum of the Waxhaws is not “permanently closed,” according to Gene Stowe, the museum’s spokesperson.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examiners announced approving 96 people for CPA licensure on April 19.

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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.

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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).