SBA offers disaster loans for private nonprofits
ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that certain private nonprofits in North Carolina that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans.
These loans are available following a presidential disaster declaration for public assistance resulting from damages caused by Hurricane Florence on Sept. 7 to 29. Private nonprofits in several counites, including Union, are eligible to apply.
Examples of eligible non-critical organizations include food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools, colleges and houses of worship.
Organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. The interest rate is 2.5 percent with terms up to 30 years.
Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes. Eligible mitigation improvements may include a safe room or storm shelter to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster.
Contact Donald Moye at 704-283-3575 for details. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA’s secure website at www.DisasterLoan.sba.gov.
Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov.
Book tells Indian Trail history
INDIAN TRAIL – The Indian Trail Arts & Historical Society is selling its second published book highlighting the history and people of Indian Trail.
“Indian Trail: The First 100 Years Plus” is an edited compilation of “Indian Trail: The First 100 Years (1907-2007),” which was published in 2007 for the town’s centennial. The update includes an additional 80 pages of new photos, information and individuals not covered in the previous edition.
The 235-page softcover edition may be purchased at Johnny-K’s Restaurant, Call’s Printing and Union West Regional Library for $29.95. Proceeds go toward continuing community historical and art projects.
The book is also dedicated to Nelson Lemmond, a 2005 founding member of the historical society who died in August.
“The society is the guardian of our town’s history and invites people to join,” said Robert Hinson, president of the historical society.
Membership is free. The society meets at noon on the second Tuesday of every month at Indian Trail Town Hall.
Past projects completed have been an 80-foot “Welcome to Indian Trail” sign across from town hall, a set of 14 “History of Indian Trail” plaques in two parks and a Native American sculpture.
Street sweeping occurs on 74
MONROE – The city will sweep U.S. 74 (Roosevelt Boulevard) 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week of Oct. 29 and week of Nov. 5.
Drivers are reminded to take precautions around street sweeping equipment. It is recommended motorists leave at least three car lengths between their vehicle and a street sweeper.
Call City of Monroe Street Division at 704-282-4667 for details.
Student named to Duke TIP
WAXHAW – Ella Gingrich, a seventh-grade student at Cuthbertson Middle School, was invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s 7th Grade Talent Search.
Each year, Duke TIP identifies a group of academically talented students in the United States based on their exceptional grade-level standardized test scores. Only those who score at or above the 95th percentile qualify.
Those students are invited to participate in the search and take the ACT or SAT, which are designed for college-bound 11th and 12th-graders. Participants receive a variety of support services and gain access to research and other information.
Lake Park stuffs pantry
INDIAN TRAIL – The Village of Lake Park is collecting donations for its Stuff the Pantry at Turning Point campaign.
Items collected include paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning products, individually wrapped snacks, water, juice boxes, Kleenex, paper plates and bowls.
Drop off items 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays to Fridays Nov. 1 to 30 at the community center, 3801 Lake Park Road.
Email Angie Figiel at angie.figiel@lakepark nc.gov for details
Lane closures for U.S. 74
STALLINGS – Contract crews working on the Monroe Expressway project will temporarily close one lane on U.S. 74 in both directions between Interstate 485 and Indian Trail–Fairview Road for paving operations.
Lane closures will take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Oct. 28 through Nov. 3.
One lane will remain open in each direction to traffic.
Visit www.DriveNC.gov for details.