Sorority partners with shelter to host Casino Night
MONROE – The Union County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hosts An Evening in Monte Carlo Casino Night and Gala to benefit its scholarship fund, public service initiatives and the Union County Community Shelter.
The gala starts at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at Rolling Hills Country Club, 2722 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Tickets cost $125.
It will include thousands of Delta dollars to play at 12 casino tables, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and raffle drawings. Participants will also dance to DJ KDot.
“This night of fun and excitement is intended to raise money for the programs and initiatives we implement throughout Union County,” said Melita Pope Mitchell, chapter president. “In addition, we are excited to give back a portion of the proceeds to support our partner in fighting homelessness and hunger, the Union County Community Shelter.”
Last year, the shelter provided emergency housing to 331 single adults and 132 families, plus provided 54,591 prepared meals through its soup kitchen.
Visit www.ucaccasinonight.eventbrite.com for details.
Colorado deputy had ties
to Union County
INDIAN TRAIL – WBTV and WSOC filed reports in Indian Trail on Jan. 2 after realizing the Colorado deputy killed in a New Year’s Eve shooting had briefly lived in Union County more than 10 years ago.
The ambush that killed Zachari Parrish III made national news.
Parrish’s parents owned a home off New Town Road in Waxhaw from 2000 to 2001 and the Ashford Glen neighborhood in Weddington from 2001 to 2004, according to county land records.
Amanda Foster, of WBTV, interviewed childhood friends Blake Stickley and Molly Vidovich, while Joe Bruno, of WSOC quoted his former travel baseball coach Brian Stickley and Metrolina Christian Academy Head of School Rick Calloway.
“They are telling me that this is a man that even when he was very young had a big impact on everyone who met him,” Foster said during her newscast. “That’s why his death happening so many states away is being felt very deeply by this community.”
Friends of the Parrish family created a GoFundMe account to help the family. It has raised at least $269,000 in two days thanks to the contributions of more than 4,000 people.
Novant Health implements five-star provider ratings
WINSTON-SALEM – Novant Health is launching online reviews of physicians based on data collected through patient experience surveys.
“Providing safe, high-quality care and a remarkable patient experience are our top priorities,” said Dr. Tom Jenike, senior vice president and chief human experience officer. “We know that part of that remarkable patient experience is giving our patients a voice and an opportunity to share their feedback with our organization and with others.”
Five-star ratings are calculated based on patient responses to 10 questions on a survey focused on provider communication. Responses are converted to a five-point rating system.
Ratings and comments from patients are posted for providers who have at least 30 responses in 12 months.
Five-star ratings will be posted on www.NovantHealth.org/doctor, as well as individual clinic sites.
Bona achieves environmental milestone
AURORA, Colo. – Bona has achieved zero waste at its manufacturing facility in Monroe.
Less than 1 percent of companies in the state can make this claim, according to the company, which
specializes in hardwood floor care and maintenance.
By working with partners and internal protocols, as of December all materials at the Monroe facility will be recycled, repurposed or reused. This includes wastewater, paper, plastic and any hazardous material that may result from the manufacturing of Bona products.
Over the years, Bona has installed new lighting, motor controllers and optimized heating and cooling systems to significantly decrease the building’s environmental footprint. Since 2015, the Monroe facility has reduced its water usage by several thousand gallons annually.
“This important milestone keeps our promise to do what we can as a company to lessen our impact on the environment,” said Richard Goering, senior vice president, sales and operations North America/Latin America.
Chowan University announces dean’s list
MURFREESBORO – Jayshawn McLaughlin, of Monroe, made the fall dean’s list at Chowan University.
McLaughlin, a freshman majoring in business administration, attained a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.79 for the fall semester.
Heating assistance still
available through LIEAP
MONROE – The Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Social Services continues to accept applications for citizens interested in receiving assistance with their heating costs during the cold-weather months.
Applications are being taken at 1212 W. Roosevelt Boulevard in Monroe, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Initially, potential recipients of a one-time benefit from the Low Income Energy Assistance Program had to be 60 years old or older or disabled and receiving services from the Division of Aging and Adult Services. Applications for these individuals were taken in December.
Now, households without a member in the specified target groups listed above may apply to receive benefits. Applications for all households will be taken until March 31. Certain income and reserve criteria also apply.
Those applying should bring the following information, for all household members, to the interview – Social Security numbers, birthdates, citizenship status, daycare expense receipts, legally ordered child support paid to someone outside the household, income information and proof of income for all household members for the month prior to the month of application (paycheck stubs or income statements showing funds received during the month) and current receipt, bill or statement from the power, gas, or fuel oil company for your primary heat-source, showing an account number dated in the last 30 days.
If approved, an assistance payment will be made directly to the heating provider. Call DSS at 704-296-4300 for details.