County mails out tax bills
MONROE – The Union County Tax Office has mailed 2019 annual property tax bills.
The tax office sends an informational notice to approximately 37,000 property owners who escrow their property taxes.
The Union County tax rate for 2019-20 is $0.7309 per $100 assessed valuation. Revenue from the property tax funds the following: $0.2163 for county operations, $0.0133 for countywide fire, $0.0233 for countywide EMS, $0.4450 for Union County Public Schools and $0.0330 for voter-approved bond debt.
Wingate, Wesley Chapel, Fairview, Mineral Springs, Marshville, Hemby Bridge and Stallings residents will receive one tax bill that includes both county and municipal taxes. The partnership with these municipalities provides their residents with one point of contact for all property tax questions and concerns.
Property taxes are due Sept. 1. To avoid interest charges, property tax payments must be paid on or before Jan. 6, 2020.
3 arrested on heroin charges
INDIAN TRAIL – The Union County Sheriff’s Office arrested three men suspected of carrying enough heroin to warrant trafficking charges.
The arrests resulted from two investigative operations in the Indian Trail area.
Anthony Lee Teague, 27 of Indian Trail, faces numerous drug charges, including multiple counts of trafficking heroin.
Luis Jay Christopher Caballero, 27, of Charlotte, and Alexander Blake Gilmore, 30 of Fairview, face heroin trafficking charges as a result of a narcotics operation.
Rain prompts sewer overflow
MONROE – Heavy rain prompted a sanitary sewer overflow Aug. 23 off Sardis Church Road near Indian Trail.
County officials estimate 6,750 gallons of wastewater entered Crooked Creek from 9:15 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. The overflow was not of the magnitude to cause immediate danger to human health or the environment, according to the county.
All pipes, pumps and equipment were operating properly prior to the overflow.
Call the Union County Public Works Department at 704-296-4210 for details.
County golfers compete in golf tournament
CHARLOTTE – Cindy Song, of Waxhaw, finished tied for 11th in the 14th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls’ Championship on Aug. 25 at Pine Island Country Club.
Song shot an 8-over-par 150 over two rounds to lead Union County golfers. Others golfers included Layla Meric (23rd), of Wesley Chapel; Braelyn Pippin (47th), of Waxhaw; and Amber Capote (64th), of Waxhaw.
The tournament is affiliated with the Carolinas Golf Association.
Sorority holds free market
MONROE – The Union County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host its fourth annual Free Market for the Union County.
Families who are in need of clothing and shoes are encouraged to attend and shop for items at no cost. Gently used apparel will be available for adults, teens, children and infants.
The free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at the J Ray Shute Center, 506 E. Green St. Registration is not required. There are no income requirements to participate.
Golf tournament benefits children’s hospital
MONROE – Wingate University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program sponsors the sixth annual Hit the Tee for DPT on Sept. 14 at Stonebridge Country Club, 2721 Swilcan Burns Drive.
The tournament will include longest drive and closest to the pin competitions, a putting contest, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Registration ends on Sept. 4.
Proceeds will go to Novant Health’s Hemby Children’s Hospital, the Foundation for Physical Therapy and WUDPT. Last year’s event raised more than $3,000 for the hospital.
Go to commerce.cashnet.com/WUDPT GOLF. to register.
Church holding golf tourney
INDIAN TRAIL – Indian Trail United Methodist Church is accepting registration for its annual golf tournament through Sept. 2.
The tournament will be held Oct. 12 at the Charlotte National Golf Club.
Registration is limited to the first 80 golfers. Singles are welcome and will be paired with an incomplete team.
Visit www.itumc.org for details.