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.
People gathered, clapped and cheered and snapped pictures as they watched the Chinese New Year celebration at Grand Asia Market Friday in Stallings.
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.
Zizi Williams recently opened Butta Beans to offer the people of Monroe and the surrounding areas, a tasty and healthy alternative for dining.
A recent change to the Monroe’s city ordinances has been a point of contention for pawn shop owners.
The assets of Covenant Waste Services have been sold to God Bless the USA, Inc., after Covenant Waste went out of business.