News: Business

Feb. 07, 2014 @ 12:15 PM

Economists expect a more ‘normal’ 2014

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Sunday, thus predicting six more weeks of winter. 


Feb. 07, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

City enacts stricter regulations on pawn shops

A more stringent ordinance dealing with pawn brokers, precious metal dealers and secondary metal recyclers was passed by the Monroe City Council Tuesday night by a 4-3 vote.


Feb. 01, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

Happy New Year: Chinese new year that is

People gathered, clapped and cheered and snapped pictures as they watched the Chinese New Year celebration at Grand Asia Market Friday in Stallings.


Jan. 28, 2014 @ 02:12 PM

Loosened pawn rules may be tightened

The ordinance regulating pawn shops in Monroe was discussed in the public safety committee last week and after a presentation and discussion, the committee voted to return to the originally proposed ordinance, which mirrors the county's ordinance. 


Jan. 25, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

ButtaBeans offers a vegan menu

Zizi Williams recently opened Butta Beans to offer the people of Monroe and the surrounding areas, a tasty and healthy alternative for dining.


Jan. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Pawn shop owners find regulations onerous

A recent change to the Monroe’s city ordinances has been a point of contention for pawn shop owners.