No charges against Marvin council
The Walden Pond Homeowners Association will not file charges against the Marvin town council, association President Wayne Plybon said.
Two weeks ago while clearing brush, workers at the Marvin Efird Park went a bit over the Village’s boundary and trimmed plants and shrubs on land belonging to Walden Pond. Although the Marvin council promised to replant the area, some homeowners demanded charges be filed.
“We’re taking them at their word,” Plybon said. “They said they’ll replant the area, and we trust they’ll do that.”
Plybon said the homeowners’ association had no part in the calls to the sheriff’s office or talk of filing criminal charges. That effort was led by individual homeowners.
Indian Trail intersection shut down
For the next two months, the intersection of Rocky River and Indian Trail-Fairview roads will be closed. Officials from the N.C. Department of Transportation said the intersection will remain closed until Oct. 14 so crews can make repairs and upgrades. Officials suggest taking Ridge Road to Lawyers Road as an alternative.
County offices closed for Labor Day
All county offices will close Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day, along with the county landfill and the animal shelter. All county library branches will close from Saturday, Sept. 3, to Monday, Sept. 5, as will Jesse Helms Park and Fred Kirby Park. Cane Creek Park will operate its normal hours.
Union County students win college scholarship
Two Union County students walked away with college scholarships as part of the ninth annual Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program.
Marvin Ridge senior Kailey Filter and Casey Swoope, a senior at the Central Academy of Technology and Arts, each received a $2,500 scholarship toward the college of their choice.
The competition was open to students from 23 counties in North and South Carolina. Since 2003, the DeMayo Program has awarded scholarships to 82 high school seniors. Judges evaluate students on SAT scores, high school grades, involvement in the community and a presentation each applicant had to create, highlighting the dangers of drinking and
Monroe to inspect stormwater outfalls
As part of its ongoing effort to meet state and federal regulations, the City of Monroe will begin inspecting stormwater outfalls along creeks and tributaries within the Monroe corporate limits. Stormwater outfalls are discharge points into the creek channels which include pipes, ditches, and other outlets.
During the inspections, city personnel conduct dry weather screenings of the outfalls and test water samples when necessary to detect illicit discharges entering waterways. The screenings also will help determine the source of the pollution and ultimately eliminate any discharge.
City staff will first inspect Bearskin Creek, followed by Richardson Creek and Stewart Creek. Inspectors cross public and private property to reach stormwater outfalls and sections of creeks. City staff will contact property owners if they are unable to gain normal access to private property. The two- to three-person crews will wear florescent green vests and also carry picture badges identifying them as Monroe employees.
Monroe hospital to offer free mammograms
Carolinas Medical Center-Union will offer free mammograms for qualifying women on Sept. 20 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Mammograms will be performed in Charlotte Radiology’s mobile mammography unit, which will be parked in front of CMC-Union’s Outpatient Treatment Pavilion, at 600 Hospital Drive in Monroe.
To qualify, women need to be at least 35 years old, live or work in Union County, have a primary-care doctor, and either lack health insurance or have an insurance plan that does not cover mammogram screenings. Pregnant women are exclude.
Pre-registration is required by calling 704-283-3265.
Garden Club celebrates 10 years
Next month, the Weddington’s Garden Club will turn 10.
It’s hard for club members to forget the first time they got together, Sept. 11, 2001. To commemorate the significance of that fateful date, the members chose the Peace Lily as the official club flower.
Since that first meeting, members have contributed their talent and energy to build a thriving club that has contributed more than $10,000 and many hours to the community. Members have enjoyed informative speakers, toured a wide variety of public and private gardens and shared the joy of gardening.
The club’s annual plant sale takes place in April. The club’s only fundraiser, the sale helps pay for its community projects and scholarship fund.
The Garden Club of Weddington welcomes any adult who is interested in gardening. The group meets the second Tuesday morning of each month, September through May.
Find more information at the club’s website, www.gardenclubofweddington.com.