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Rental assistance in Union County available

If you need help paying your rent or if you are a landlord and need payments, please investigate this program. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Editor’s Note: The video attached is from a previous story. If you live in Union County and are struggling to pay rent, or to collect rent as a landlord, there’s an option for getting help through the county. …
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'It was a shock to me': Woman gets $14K after the federal government mistakenly said she was dead

The Small Business Administration has mistakenly denied small business owners grants, claiming they are dead, owe taxes and child support, or aren’t Americans. GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — The federal government invited small business owners to apply for COVID-19 pandemic grants, but then incorrectly denied some applications claiming the applicants owed child support, weren’t citizens and were dead.…
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CMS bus drivers to receive starting pay of $15.75 an hour

The district is looking for full-time and part-time drivers with a starting pay of $15.75 an hour. All drivers, including part-time employees, are eligible to receive benefits.  Wednesday’s event will run from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Northpointe Bus Lot on Northpointe Industrial Boulevard in north Charlotte.…
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Are we seeing a surge in people buying high heels?

With more people returning to work and traveling, heels are once again flying off the shelves. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — During the height of the pandemic, most of us put minimal effort into our appearances as we were stuck at home. But fashion is coming back in full force, particularly high heels.…
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Charlotte City Council to vote on 2040 plan on June 21

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On Tuesday evening the Planning Committee of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend Charlotte’s city council to approve its 2040 plan. “The 2040 plan addresses critical issues from housing affordability and economic mobility to environmental sustainability and transportation,” @choosesam, chair of the Planning Commission, said in part in a statement.…
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'Spelling Success' | Union County student representing NC in Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals

Sreethan Gajula attends Marvin Ridge Middle School and is sponsored for the event by the Carolina Panthers. UNION COUNTY, N.C. — S-E-M-I-F-I-N-A-L-S  One eighth grader from Union County is spelling his way to success on a national stage.   Sreethan Gajula, 14, punched his ticket to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Tuesday, June 15, and is now lone representative from North Carolina in the competition. …
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Mecklenburg County not renewing contract with Latta Plantation following controversy over June 19 event

A June 19 event at Latta Plantation was canceled after social media backlash; some community members referred to the event as a poor rewrite of history. MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — Tuesday night, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners addressed and reviewed controlling documents between Historic Latta Place and the county following an event at Latta Plantation that was canceled after social media backlash. …