Stallings police search for armed robbery suspect
Officers are searching for a suspect after an armed robbery Monday night at the Stallings Express gas station. At about 10 p.m., Stallings police responded to a call at 4540 Potter Road. Witnesses said a black man wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt entered the building, pulling out a semi-automatic hand gun. He walked behind the counter, forced the clerk to open the register and then walked out with an undisclosed amount of money.
Stallings police ask anyone with information to call the department at 704-821-0300 or Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-289-5600. Callers could be eligible for a reward, for information about the identity and leading to an arrest of the suspect.
New director for Union Symphony
Richard Rosenberg will take over this year as Artistic Director for the Union Symphony Orchestra. The symphony’s board of directors made the announcement July 12 in a press release to local media. In addition to working as a conductor, Rosenberg previously produced two compact discs of music with jazz legend Dave Brubeck, along with two discs of Mozart piano concerti.
The Union Symphony Orchestra is a professional organization which performs at the Batte Center on the campus of Wingate University. For information on auditions, Rosenberg, or the 2011-2012 season of events, visit www.unionsymphony.org.
District makes more school reassignments
During their Tuesday, July 12 meeting, the Union County Board of Education was informed of two more changes for the upcoming school year. Union Elementary Principal Cindy Croffut will take over as principal for Sandy Ridge Elementary. Jennifer Deaton, who worked this past year as an assistant principal for Sun Valley Elementary, will take over for Croffut as principal at Union Elementary.
Stallings Shred Day set for July 23
Stallings residents can bring any used papers to Town Hall July 23 and have them shredded, free of charge. The town’s “Shred Day” will run from 10 a.m to 1 p.m., with several guidelines included. No magazines, newspaper or glossy paper can be shredded. Also no files with metal bars or binders, as they have plastic and metal in them. Anything with staples or paperclips are allowed.
Linda Evans to speak to Union Writer’s Club
Author Linda Evans will speak to the Union Writer’s Club July 19, discussing e-publishing and how to turn personal ideas into published work. The event, which is free, will be held at the Union County Community Arts Office, 120 North Main Street in Monroe.
Waxhaw student wins national recognition
Marvin Ridge student Brett Ward took first place in a national contest recently, as part of the Future Business Leaders of America Conference. July 1, Ward took home first place in the job interview competition, which included creating a professional resume, job application letter of resume and going through four separate interviews.
“Brett definitely earned the title of National Champion for this event,” said Troy Burns, teacher and faculty advisor for Marvin Ridge High School. “He worked very hard against some tough competition from around the country.”
In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.
New business launches in Indian Trail
Another new business will open its doors July 16 in Indian Trail, with the grand opening of Southern Marketplace. The Marketplace, 5811 Hwy 74 West, will serve as home to a series of stores, covering everything from furniture shops to hand crafted jewelry. The grand opening will run from 10 a.m to 5 p.m., with a sidewalk sale, a tent sale, door prizes every 30 minutes, a corn hole contest and other activities.