Duke Energy linemen compete at international competition
CHARLOTTE – Martin Rowland, of Waxhaw, and Joshua Shannon, of Monroe, were among 77 Duke Energy linemen from six states competing in the International Lineman’s Rodeo on Oct. 19 in Bonner Springs, Kan.
More than 320 individual competitors and nearly 250 teams will vie for top honors in events testing job-related skills, such as simulated hurt-man rescues, equipment repair and pole climbs. Competitors are judged on speed, agility, technique and safety procedures.
“Duke Energy rodeo competitors participate in additional training to compete against the best in the world,” said Harry Sideris, senior vice president of customer experience and services. “The competitions help our linemen refine their skills to serve our customers even more safely and efficiently.”
Novant is Corporate Champion for Women & Children
WINSTON-SALEM – Novant Health has been named one of the three Corporate Champions for Women & Children by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina.
Organizations are selected for their support and assistance to women and children across the state.
Heritage Trail becomes part of Carolina Thread Trail
MONROE – The Union County Extension Master Gardener Heritage Trail is now officially part of the Carolina Thread Trail system.
Led by the Catawba Lands Conservancy, the Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of trails covering 1,610 miles in 15 counties in the Carolinas that connect 2.9 million people.
Carol Larrimore led the effort with help and support in the planning, development and building of the Heritage Trail from the Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Boy Scout Troop No. 1 of the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, Eagle Scouts, Bill Smith, Lisa Thompkins, Larry Mellichamp, North Carolina Union County Extension Center and Union County Parks & Recreation.
The Heritage Trail portion of the Carolina Thread Trail connects with Union County Parks & Recreation Jesse Helms Park trail. The signage for the Union County Heritage Trail portion of the Carolina Thread Trail was installed Oct. 17.
The trail head begins at the entrance to the Heritage Trail at the south end of the Union County Agriculture Center property (3230 Presson Road, Monroe), adjacent to the parking lot.