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Union County Heritage Festival & Wild Turkey 5K Trail Run 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, February 7, 2017 2:24:00 PM

The Master Gardeners of Union County have scheduled the Union County Heritage Festival on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the UC Agricultural Center in Monroe.  The event is a celebration of the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of Union County, with the aim to provide education and inspiration to attain and sustain a healthy lifestyle, community and environment.

The event includes the Wild Turkey 5K Trail Run and Walk, benefiting the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, beginning at 8 a.m. Registration available on-line at http://wildturkey5k.racesonline.  The festival will feature a vendor fair, the Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale, heritage arts demonstrations, kids’ creative and educational activities, raffle prizes, food and blue grass bands, and free talks and cooking demonstrations by local experts.  

The Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers’ mission is to foster a partnership to create a sustainable community through education and implementation. They offer Successful Gardener classes to the public, maintain a website of useful gardening information, monitor a call system called the Growline at 704-283-3822 or UC Master Gardeners and offer three Sales events per year.

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Author Gene Stowe to Speak at Two Events 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:33:00 PM

Gene Stowe, formerly of the Charlotte Observer, will discuss his book 'Inherit the Land' and talk about race relations in Marvin and Union County during the early 20th century and the racial implications of the trial of Miss Maggie's will at two upcoming events as part of Black History Month.

The first event will be held Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Chesterfield Genealogy District Chapter Meeting, Old Chesterfield County Courthouse (100 Main St., Chesterfield SC).

The second event will be held Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Monroe of the Monroe Library.

'Inherit the Land: Jim Crow Meets Miss Maggie's Will' tells the story of a sensational trial in Monroe in 1921 where a jury awarded a white woman's 800 acre Union County home place to a black family.  The verdict, based on the people's decades-old close friendships across the color line, was quickly forgotten in Monroe, but became the source of rare racial harmony in the farming village of Marvin.

 

Celebration of Life Service for Lanny Openshaw 

Posted by Melody Monday, January 30, 2017 12:14:00 PM

Family and friends have organized a 'Celebration of Life' for Lanny Openshaw.  The Celebration will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 2-6 p.m. at Marvin Efird Park (8909 New Town Rd.). Click here to view the Union County Weekly story on Lanny.

Village Council to Hold Special Meeting 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:29:00 PM

The Village Council will hold a special meeting on Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m. at Village Hall to discuss road issues.  Click here to view the agenda.

 

Passing of Former Councilman Lanny Openshaw 

Posted by Melody Monday, January 23, 2017 1:10:00 PM

The Village of Marvin is saddened to share the news of the passing of long-time public servant, friend, volunteer and community activist Lanny Openshaw.  Lanny passed away this past weekend at home, surrounded by friends and family.

Lanny has long been a friend to many in Marvin and throughout Union County.  He was active in Village governance from the early days of our incorporation and has remained an active and influential community leader over the years.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for Saturday, Feb. 11 at Marvin Efird Park. We will share details about this ceremony as they are confirmed.

 

Marvin Efird Park Closed 

Posted by Melody Friday, January 6, 2017 5:15:00 PM

The Marvin Efird Park will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 8 due to the pending inclement weather.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  The park will follow the Union County Public School schedule for Monday.  If the schools are open, we will be open!

Village Office's Closed for the Holidays 

Posted by Melody Thursday, December 22, 2016 1:01:00 PM

The Village Hall will be closed for the holidays Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26 and Tues., Dec. 27.  We will re-open Wednesday morning, Dec. 28.

Warmest wishes to all for a wonderful holiday season!  

 

 

January is Tax Filing Month in NC 

Posted by Melody Monday, December 19, 2016 5:07:00 PM

January is known as “listing month” in North Carolina.  This is because the NC General Statutes require property owners to report personal property, both business and individual, with the County Tax Administrator’s Office between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31.

 

Listing forms on existing accounts are mailed to the owner by the end of December, but it is important to note that failure to receive a listing form does not invalidate the requirement to file. Listings may also be made in person at the Union County Tax Administrator’s Office during the week from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  New business owners can list online at Union County.

 

Both business and individual personal property owners can obtain a listing form by calling 704-283-3746 or at www.unioncountync.gov. Property owners showing “good cause” may obtain a filing extension by sending a written request to the Tax Administrator by Jan. 31.

 

Failure to list either business or individual personal property by Jan. 31, unless an extension is granted, will result in a 10 percent late listing penalty. Real Estate property owners are not required to list because Union County is on a permanent listing system.  Property owners are advised to report any new improvements or deletions to their property in order to ensure accurate taxation. 

Cold Weather Precautions! 

Posted by Melody Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:25:00 PM

Union County Public Works Offers Suggestions for Cold Weather Precautions

 

Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. All types of pipes, when frozen, will build water pressure and can crack. A crack as small as one-eighth of an inch can unleash more than 250 gallons of water a day and cause flooding, high water bills, and serious property damage. Taking the following inexpensive precautions can help protect your home. 

Cold Weather Precautions 
• Winterize your sprinkler system. You probably haven’t thought about your sprinkler system since the summer ended, but it’s very important to winterize it to ensure there’s no standing water left to freeze. Please call your lawn care professional for this service. 

• Use pipe wraps, such as foam insulation, to protect pipes in unheated areas or anywhere they are exposed to freezing temperatures, especially attics, garages and crawl spaces. Insulated pipe wraps are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at most local home improvement or hardware stores. 

• Set your furnace no lower than 55 degrees to prevent pipes from freezing. 

• Never let faucets drip outside. Inspect outside faucets. If dripping or leaking, make the necessary repairs or call a plumber before a freeze. Cold weather will freeze a small drip, fill the faucet, and freeze the pipe potentially causing it to burst. 

If Your Pipes Freeze or Burst 
• Don't risk it. If nothing comes out when you turn on your faucet, call a plumber. 

• If you think any of your pipes have frozen and burst, turnoff the water at the main shut-off valve in the house. Your shut-off valve is located where the service line enters your home, usually in a garage or closet. 

 

Planning Board to Hold Special Meeting 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:36:00 PM

Chairwoman Shkut has called for a special meeting of the Planning Board to be held Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.  This special meeting is intended to replace the regularly scheduled Dec. meeting (12/20), which has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum.

Click here to view the public notice/special meeting agenda.

 

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