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HIGH POINT — The High Point Market continued its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and showed no apparent ill effects from recent uncertainty about the overall direction of the economy.

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RALEIGH — Merchants Distributors, LLC (MDI), a wholesale grocery distributor founded in Hickory in 1931, will invest $35 million in a new expansion of its services and operations, creating 125 jobs, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday (July 12). The company anticipates adding approximately 250…

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RALEIGH — Vanguard Furniture Company, Inc., a North Carolina furniture manufacturer, plans to add 100 new jobs in Burke County, Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday. The company will invest more than $5.9 million for an expansion of its upholstery manufacturing operations to Morganton.

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MORGANTON — Chaddock Furniture Workroom, a family-owned manufacturer of high-end designer furniture, has announced the addition of up to 40 new roles across the entire organization to be filled immediately by skilled artisans and aspiring craftspeople at its Morganton workroom.

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RALEIGH — Meritor, Inc. [NYSE: MTOR], a supplier of commercial vehicle solutions, will add 25 new jobs in Burke County, Governor Roy Cooper announced Friday. The company will invest more than $4 million to expand its trailer operation in the city of Morganton.

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LENOIR — JBS USA Foods brings to the table not only safe, high-quality protein products, but also community investment programs for Caldwell County.

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LENOIR — The first Caldwell County homeowner has been connected to high-speed internet as part of the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology grant project led by Blue Ridge Energy and SkyBest Communications.

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LENOIR — Residents of Caldwell County seeking ways to relax and unwind should look no further than Wolf Moon: Salt Cave and Stress Reduction Center, coming soon to 814 Harper Ave.

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LENOIR — Wednesday marked the ribbon cutting for Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Paul H. Broyhill Center for Advanced Technologies.

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After the big Black Friday sales, check out the small, local and independent businesses participating in Small Business Saturday (SBS), a day to celebrate small businesses and all they do for their communities.

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RALEIGH — WestRock Company [NYSE:WRK], a global manufacturer of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, will create 50 new jobs in Catawba County, Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday. The company will invest more than $47 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Claremont.

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HIGH POINT — High Point Market organizers said they were pleased with attendance at the fall trade show, which officially ended its five-day run Wednesday.

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HIGH POINT — Some home furnishings businesses reported on the opening weekend of the fall High Point Market that they’d like to see more customers in their showrooms, but their overall business was still strong.

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HIGH POINT — High Point Market organizers say they’re upbeat about the fall trade show that begins this weekend even as the home furnishings industry continues to struggle with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The return of school-related jobs helped nudge the local unemployment rate down in August, according to a state report.

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On behalf of Hudson-based La-Z-Boy Casegoods, the La-Z-Boy Foundation recently made a $2,500 donation to the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. The Foundation of CCC&TI provides funding for scholarships, academic support, childcare, emergency assistance, co…