Officers find ATM skimmers
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department is looking for a man they say put an ATM skimmer on a machine at First Citizens Bank at Matthews Township Parkway.
The bank alerted police about the skimmer at 4:34 p.m. Feb. 17. Police determined someone put the skimmer on the ATM at 6:59 a.m.
The suspect, described as a white male, drove a silver Chrysler Town and Country Van, with a white decal on the left rear corner window. Police discovered a suspect fitting this same description had installed a skimmer on the same day at the First Citizen’s Bank at 424 N. Indian Trail Road in Indian Trail.
Police encourage people conducting an ATM transaction that day at the Matthews location and noticing discrepancies with their accounts to notify the bank and police at 704-847-5555 to file a report.
People who visited the Indian Trail location that day and noticed discrepancies with their accounts should notify the bank and call the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 704-283-3789 to file a report.
Floating boat docks installed
MONROE – Union County Parks and Recreation has replaced its fixed boat docks on Cane Creek Park Lake with new floating docks.
Several times during the past few years, the lake had to be closed whenever heavy rain caused water to rise and cover the fixed boat docks. The floating boat docks will eliminate this from occurring in the future.
Seven floating boat docks were installed on the lake.
Eight run for commissioner
MONROE – The Union County Board of Commissioners race has grown to eight people as of Feb. 27.
Republicans running include incumbents Stony Rushing and Jerry Simpson, as well as challengers Jeff Atkinson, Anna Blood, Carl Lucas, Dennis Rape and Travis Wilson.
Steven Davis is the only Democrat running.
Filing was scheduled to end at noon Feb. 28.
City opens lakes
MONROE – The City of Monroe Water Resources Department has announced the opening schedule for the city lakes. Lake Lee, Lake Twitty, and Lake Monroe are scheduled to open March 1.
The open season will run from March 1 to approximately Nov. 1.
Hours of operations are generally sunrise to sunset and can be confirmed by checking with the lake inspector stations at each lake or at www.water.monroenc.org/ and selecting “Lake Hours of Operations.”
No activities are allowed on the lakes except for boating and fishing during the hours of operation and when an inspector is on duty.
Call 704-282-4601 for details.
Volunteer at the steeplechase
CHARLOTTE – As the charity beneficiary of the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase, the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter seeks volunteers to help at this year’s event.
The Queen’s Cup takes place April 28 in Mineral Springs.
Volunteer positions include tailgating, ushers, race setup souvenir sales and tailgate judging.
Volunteers must register through http://bit.ly/ALZQueensCupVolunteer.
They must be at least 16 years old. Participating volunteers will receive a T-shirt and must attend one pre-race training session on March 17, April 12 or April 14.
The Charlotte Steeplechase Foundation estimates $160,000 has been donated to the Alzheimer’s Association since 2014 through the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase.
Quilters convene at Ag Center
MONROE – The Charlotte Quilters’ Guild holds its Carolina Lily Quilt Show, featuring more than 150 judged quilts on display.
Shop more than 20 local and regional vendors selling quilting-related goods. Handcrafted items made by members will also be available for purchase in the boutique.
The Charlotte Quilters’ Guild Carolina Lily Quilt Show takes place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 and 10 at the Union County Agricultural Center, 3230 Presson Road. Admission costs $5. Raffle tickets cost $1. The drawing will be March 10. Email quiltshow@charlottequilters guild.org or visit www.charlottequiltersguild.org for details.
Cinnaholic rolls out new Indian Trail location
INDIAN TRAIL – Cinnaholic, the gourmet cinnamon roll bakery, has opened its first North Carolina location at 6461 Old Monroe Road.
Cinnaholic gained national attention after appearing on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank.”
Customers can choose from a variety of Cinnaholic’s frosting flavors and toppings. The vegan bakery franchise commits to using ingredients that are animal-free and free of dairy, lactose, eggs and cholesterol.
“Our delicious, vegan cinnamon rolls will fulfill a need for a healthier, sweet treat that locals have been asking for,” said Michelle Henriquez, who owns the Indian Trail bakery with Vittorio Bellettini.
Visit www.cinnaholic.com for details.