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Cabarrus sets aside $5 million for small business COVID relief

Sept. 21. Cabarrus County is dedicating up to $5 million in American Rescue Plan Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to help small businesses deal with COVID-19. Small business owners in the county have until Oct. 15 to apply for one-time funding through the Cabarrus Recovery Grant – Small Business Support Program. Qualifying expenses […]

Cabarrus County Fair

Cabarrus cancels county fair due to COVID spread, low vaccine rates

Sept. 2. For only the second time in 68 years, the Cabarrus County Fair, scheduled for Sept. 10-18, has been cancelled. County officials blame low vaccination rates and community spread of COVID-19. The decision was made in concert with public health and emergency management officials. Up to 80,000 people attend the fair over a nine-day […]

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Novant: COVID by the numbers

June 15. Nearly 16 months after the first coronavirus cases hit North Carolina, Novant Health says it has administered more than 500,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. “Half-a-million doses is an incredible achievement and represents the countless hours of planning, implementation and dedication that went into our pandemic response,” said Carl S. Armato, CEO of […]

Gov. Cooper reinstates job search requirements

May 24. Gov. Cooper has reinstated work search requirements for anyone seeking unemployment benefits will be required to fulfill work search requirements beginning June 6. Existing claimants will be required to register with a jobseeker account on NCWorks.gov. Under the Order: —Claimants must make contact with at least three different employers each week and keep […]

US Chamber ‘welcomes’ Biden economic rescue plan

Jan. 15. Officials at the US Chamber of Commerce are welcoming President-elect Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan which includes a $1,400 payment per person, raising the minimum wage and a national vaccination program that includes safely opening schools. “We applaud the President-elect’s focus on vaccinations and on economic sectors and families that continue to […]

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‘Trash the Mask’ event at Concord Mills causes concern

Dec. 11. The Concord Police Dept. is paying attention to the “Trash the Mask” event posted across social media platforms by individuals not affiliated with the mall. The city says they “will continue to work with Simon Property officials to determine an appropriate course of action.” Simon Property is the owner of the mall, one […]

Atrium launches 3 new COVID-19 clinical trials

Oct. 20. Atrium Health has launched three new COVID-19 treatment clinical trials, which are the only outpatient treatment trials available in the region to address the COVID-19 virus. All for outpatient use, the first trial is the Gilead Remdesivir Trial, the second is the Regeneron Trial and the third is the Regeneron Prophylaxis Trial. The […]

Stein Mart in Cornelius

Stein Mart bankruptcy will take out anchor store in Cornelius shopping center

Aug. 13. By Dave Yochum. The local store that was perfect for gifts of all kinds, not to mention discount fashions, bedding and even plus-size clothing, will close as part of a corporate-wide bankruptcy filing. Stein Mart has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to wind down operations in the fourth quarter. All stores […]

President Donald J. Trump waves as he leaves the stage following the ribbon cutting ceremony October 17, 2019, at the Louis Vuitton Workshop- Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Trump visits NC biotech company today

July 27. President Donald Trump will visit the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies’ Innovation Center in the Research Triangle Park today. The company is helping with the manufacturing of components for a potential vaccine developed by Novavax. That vaccine is expected to be in Phase 2 clinical trials by the middle of August. As of Sunday, North […]

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