Union County welcomes public works administrator
MONROE – Union County hired Hyong Yi as public works administrator.
Most recently, Yi worked with the City of Charlotte as the director of organizational innovation. Prior to that, he served as the assistant city manager providing leadership in engineering, water, storm water, sewer, solid waste and environmental sustainability services.
Yi has also served as Mecklenburg County’s director of management and budget, responsible for strategic planning and organizing the county’s annual $1.5 billion budget.
“He brings a wealth of experience to our organization and will be an asset to the county team,” County Manager Mark Watson said.
DAR member has served as member for 50 years
MONROE – The John Foster Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented a 50-year certificate of membership and pin to Elizabeth Reed Gibson during its May meeting.
She joined as a junior member in Youngstown, Ohio in February 1968. She transferred to the John Foster Chapter in June 1972.
Gibson has held many offices, including national honorary vice president general, national vice president general, state regent of North Carolina and regent of the John Foster Chapter.
She is the wife of James Robert Gibson and is the mother of three children and five grandchildren. She is a descendant of Revolutionary Patriot Pvt. Conrad Bechle (Beighley) who fought under Capt. Wagner and Lt. Phillip Boehm (Baughman).
Visit www.facebook.com/JohnFosterChap terDAR for details about the club.
Fundraiser honors heroes on July 4, Sept. 11
WAXHAW – The Rotary Club of Waxhaw-Weddington is rolling out the “Flags for Heroes” fundraiser, which will create a visual display of 100 American flags in downtown Waxhaw on July 4, Sept. 11 and Veterans Day.
Individuals can sponsor a flag honoring their hero for $50 for the Fourth of July weekend or $100 for July 4, Sept. 11 and Veterans Day. Heroes can be military service members, first-responders, teachers, neighbors, spouses or moms.
Register a hero at www.waxwedrotary.org. A medallion will be attached to each flag detailing the person being honored or remembered.
Monies raised from the event will be used to support local Rotary projects and the Queen City Honor Flight.
County seeks feedback on critical intersection report
MONROE – The Union County Planning Department, in coordination with the county’s 14 municipalities, is accepting feedback on the 2019 critical intersection report.
The report reflects four months of analysis and community input into the transportation needs of Union County, focusing on improving intersections with safety and congestion issues.
The list of 15 intersections will be used to direct grant efforts to secure funding for design and construction of improvements.
The comment period runs through June 28. The report is available at www.co.union.nc.us, as well as at the Union County Planning Department offices, located at 500 N. Main St., suite 70.
County commissioners will consider adopting the report and its recommendations after comments have been addressed.
Contact Bjorn Hansen at 704-283-3690 or firstname.lastname@example.org to provide comments.
CSX repairs railroad crossing
MONROE – CSX Railroad has scheduled closing the crossing at Wesley Chapel Stouts Road, between Old Charlotte Highway and U.S. 74, for repair from 8 a.m. June 18 to 5 p.m. June 19.
This will necessitate rerouting traffic.
Signage will be in place marking detour routes. All crossings are generally closed anywhere from two to five days.