Tax bills going out
Union County’s tax office will send out an estimated 110,000 tax bills by the end of this month. Bills will be mailed directly to property owners. Residents of Fairview, Hemby Bridge, Wesley Chapel and Wingate will get one tax bill including both county and municipal taxes. To avoid interest charges, property tax payments must be paid on or before Jan. 5, 2012. If mailed, the payment must be postmarked on or before that date. Property owners whose payments are postmarked on or after Jan. 6, 2012 will be charged a two percent interest penalty for the month of January and an additional three fourths percent penalty each month after until the bill is
SPCC students awarded scholarships
Two South Piedmont Community College students were awarded two-year, $5,000 scholarships from the SECU Foundation Friday, Aug. 12. Both Cody Rollins and Sean Sabin are first-year students. Rollins plans to work toward an Associate in Arts degree and Sabin plans to pursue an Associate in Science. Rollins, 18, lives in Marshville and is a Piedmont High School graduate. Sabin, 18, of Monroe, is a Porter Ridge High School graduate.
The scholarships are funded solely by State Employees’ Credit Union members. They were presented by Roy Young, chairman of the SECU’s local advisory board, and SPCC President Stan Sidor.
Since 2005, the SECU Foundation has provided two People Helping People scholarships to each of the 58 community colleges in North Carolina.
Marvin Ridge looks to kick off season with supply drive
Before heading out to the season opener for Marvin Ridge football, school officials ask that you make a quick side trip. With classes set to start, the school’s athletic booster club hopes to “Kick off for Kids” for the second year.
The school is located at 2825 Crane Road in the Waxhaw area. Booster club officials will be down near the football field, hoping to fill up a bus with supplies like pencils, pens and paper. Boosters will be selling funnel cakes and other snacks at the bus as well.
Local dentist collecting school supplies
Anyone driving by the Waxhaw area can also drop off school supplies at the dental office of Dr. Sandi Ruocco. Ruocco said the practice, located at 8418 New Town Road in Waxhaw, would continue collecting school supplies until Wednesday, Aug. 31, with any and all types of donations welcome.
Waddell endorsed by Republican Caucus
Indian Trail town council candidate David Waddell locked up an endorsement this week, winning the approval of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina.
“We proudly endorse Mr. Waddell because of his message of fiscal prudence and limited government,”” said David Williams, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina. “His strong positions on taxes, spending and public debt convince us that he will be a good steward of the town’s purse.”
The Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina is a state chartered organization. Founded in 1991 as a 527 political organization, the Republican Liberty Caucus states its purpose as working to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government, and free enterprise within the Republican Party and throughout America.
“It is an honor to be endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina,” Waddell said. “The ideals that they promote are aligned with the principles that I value greatly. And these principles are what our nation, state and town are in dire need of.”
Waddell, a master plumber and Indian Trail resident, is campaigning for one of three open seats on the Indian Trail town council.
Tommy Tucker announces re-election plans
During a speech to the Union Republican Forum Wednesday, Aug. 17, Senator Tommy Tucker announced plans to seek re-election to the North Carolina Senate District 35 seat. Tucker gave Forum members an update on what lawmakers accomplished this year, stating that North Carolina needs ongoing leadership that focuses on job creation. Senate Republicans balanced a $19.7 billion bipartisan budget that filled a $2.5 billion deficit, cut taxes, reduced government spending by $1 billion and reformed public education.