cost of living

Local restaurants struggling to find workers


DENVER — As dining restrictions implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted, it’s hard to go to more than one or two restaurants in Denver without seeing “help wanted” signs in their windows.  When restaurants across the country were forced to close their dining rooms last March, many establishments let employees go. In the span of two months, restaurants and […]

Huntersville puts target on fire department funding


HUNTERSVILLE – The town board’s second round of budget talks included a majority endorsement for more fire services expenditures, a mix of opinions about staff pay hikes and an agreement there’s no need yet to set aside funds to finance a new town hall. At the board’s May 11 session – following answers and explanations related to 124 commissioner questions […]