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United Way of North Carolina has awarded Bernhardt Furniture Company a 2020 Spirit of North Carolina Award. For more than 24 years, United Way of North Carolina has recognized organizations for exemplary work in their local communities through the Spirit of North Carolina award. Organization…

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Wayne Gravelys Hometown Brand Center in Lenoir recently was named as among the top 55 Cub Cadet dealers in the country out of more than 1,700 dealers. Pictured from left are Craig Klinect, Dixie Stapleton, Tommy Parsons, Christina Parsons and Donna Kaylor.

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When Ronald Johnson returned to his home in Dulatown in late January after a nearly two-month struggle with COVID-19, he was smaller and weaker. His full recovery from the ordeal, even at home, would take time.

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Furniture manufacturers face a growing threat of dual problems from growing backlogs: dissatisfied customers and eroding profits.

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Graystone Eye was recently honored with three awards for excellence in health care marketing and public relations from the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society during the reVISION 2020 Annual Conference. Recognized for a humorous spin around relatable, everyday life …

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Lenoir city officials say they have been working diligently to draw businesses and tenants to downtown Lenoir, but their efforts won’t come to fruition overnight.

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Furniture orders continued to be strong in November, just not as much as the previous five months, and manufacturers should raise prices, a consulting firm that follows the industry says.

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McCreary Modern had no lost time accidents reported within its operations for the 2020 work year, representing over 1.5 million man hours of safety performance and earning a safety award from the company’s worker’s compensation insurance company. Jeff Cline, vice president of McCriff Insuran…

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A new state report on the pre-pandemic economic impacts of public airports shows that Foothills Regional Airport contributed about $10 million to the local economy.

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Job growth statewide took baby steps in December, and conditions in Caldwell County and the larger Hickory region barely budged from where they were in November, according to a new state report.

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Small business owners can apply for new funding from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, and borrowers who were approved last year can return for a second round of funding provided they meet more restrictive criteria.

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Despite the pandemic, the residential real estate market in the Hickory region, including Caldwell County, saw growth in home sales and prices in 2020, according to a company that gathers real estate data.

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Yet another report documents that Caldwell County’s economy was humming in the months before the coronavirus-related shutdowns last spring.

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Despite the pandemic-related economic crisis, Caldwell County’s residential construction industry hit milestones in 2020 that it hadn’t come close to for a dozen years.

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Beginning Monday, Blue Ridge Energy offices are closing to the public until further notice due to effects from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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STAT Inc. recently received the “Circle of Excellence” award from Colonial Pipeline for its safety record. Pictured, from left, are Chad Sparks and Stephanie Sparks Lail of STAT and Chris Becker, safety specialist with Colonial Pipeline. Colonial presented the award to its contractors who ac…

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Caldwell County’s unemployment rate in November was unchanged from the previous month as hiring appeared to stall, a situation also reflected in statewide numbers.

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Furniture orders continue pouring in to manufacturers faster than they can be filled, a consulting firm reports.

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A space designed to help new businesses expand is now open at Hudson’s HUB Station.

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A packaging manufacturer will invest $52 million to build a new plant in Hickory that will create up to 101 jobs by 2020, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday.