Roundabout construction to start at intersection
MONROE– N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews started building a roundabout June 3 at the intersection of Rocky River Road and N.C. 75.
The $1.1 million project is expected to be completed in mid-July.
Crews will first close Rocky River Road and Old Waxhaw-Monroe Road to traffic. Drivers heading north on Rocky River Road will follow a signed detour along Doster, Corinth Church, Fletcher Broome and New Town roads, returning to Rocky River Road. Southbound drivers will follow this detour in reverse.
Motorists on Old Waxhaw-Monroe Road will also be detoured to Doster, Corinth Church and Fletcher Broome roads, back to N.C. 75. Both detours will be in place up to four weeks.
In mid-June, N.C. 75 will close for two weeks to continue construction. Eastbound traffic will be detoured from N.C. 75 to Potter and New Town roads. Westbound drivers will follow this detour in reverse.
County asks customers to limit yard irrigation
MONROE – A spike in yard irrigation has stressed Union County’s available supply of treated water. Until there is consistent rainfall, the county is urging customers to temporarily refrain from watering their yards.
The county is capable of supplying 25 million gallons per day of treated water for its customers’ use. On a typical day, residents consume 14 to 16 MGD. In the week leading up to May 31, up to 23 MGD was consumed due to a significant increase in yard irrigation.
As the county nears its available capacity, customers may experience fluctuations in water pressure and water quality until the water treatment plant is able to keep up with demand on the county water system.
Residents asked to report ATV operation on sanitary sewer
MONROE – The City of Monroe is encouraging property owners to report non-city activity along sanitary sewer easements to help the city control dumping, vandalism and possible damage to utilities.
The city also would like to remind residents that operating ATVs on sanitary sewer easements is illegal without the expressed consent of the landowner on which the easement is located.
Residents are urged to contact the police department at 704-282-4700 when they see illegal ATV operation on sanitary sewer easements or public streets.
Call the water resources department at 704-282-4601 for details.
Furr, Gurian receive professional certifications
MONROE – Susan Furr, emergency communications operations manager, and Jason Gurian, emergency communications training coordinator, have received their Emergency Number Professional certifications.
Furr and Gurian have made commitments to become leaders in the 9-1-1 industry. They have undergone a nearly year-long study program and were recently certified under the National Emergency Number Association Institute.
Receiving an ENP certification is one of the most prestigious achievements a public safety professional can obtain. The program requires years of on-the-job experience, training and service to the 9-1-1 profession.
Colonial Tavern Night takes you back to 1780
WAXHAW – The Museum of the Waxhaws holds its annual Colonial Tavern Night fundraiser with entertainment, colonial music and stories about the Buford Massacre.
Plan to spend time with George Washington and other colonial reenactors, including Nora Brooks as Abigail Adams.
The event takes place June 22. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served in two seatings, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The museum closes at 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40. Admission includes dinner and two tickets for beer or wine or games of chance that could win additional drink/game tickets. Buy them at www.museumofthewaxhaws.org.
Sport Clips to open in Wesley Chapel’s Village Commons
WESLEY CHAPEL – Sport Clips Haircuts will open June 11 in the Village Commons shopping center on Hwy. 84.
“With the support of Sport Clips’ real estate team and technology, we identified this location and believe it will be a perfect fit,” shop owner James Bailey said. “Sport Clips has been such a popular hair care option for men and boys in the area, and we’re excited to grow our presence.”
The shop offers haircut services, including the “MVP Experience” that includes a precision haircut, massaging shampoo, hot steamed towel treatment, and neck and shoulder massage.
There’s also large, flat-screen TV playing sports programming at each haircut station and in the lobby, as well as massaging chairs in the shampoo area. Walk-ins are welcome. Online check-in is available
Visit www.haircutmenwesleychapelnc.com for details.
Barry endorses Womack for NCGOP chairman
MONROE – Former Union County Chairman Dan Barry endorses Jim Womack for NCGOP chairman.
With the NCGOP Convention on June 7 to 9 in Concord, delegates will select party leadership for the next two years.
“Jim embodies the integrity, experience and passion we need in our next party leader,” Barry said. “Jim understands the role of the party and its governance.”
Womack’s experience as a county chairman, where he regularly elects Republicans in-spite of the Democratic Party registration advantage, will be vital to re-energizing and reviving the party, Barry said