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Planning Board Special Meeting 

Posted by Lisa Friday, May 27, 2016 6:05:00 PM

Chairwoman Shkut has called for a special meeting of the Planning Board to be held Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.  This meeting replaces the regular May meeting that was cancelled.  Click here to view the agenda.

MRHS Men's Lacrosse State Champs! 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:13:00 AM

The Marvin Ridge HS Men's Lacrosse team won the State 3A Championships!  The final game was against Carrboro High School.  The Mavs won the game 16-3.  Congratulations Mavericks!  

Planning Board Meeting Cancelled - 5/17/16 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:57:00 AM

The regular May Planning Board meeting (5/17/16) has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum.  

Two MRHS Coaches Named NC Coaches of the Year 

Posted by Melody Friday, May 13, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Two Marvin Ridge High School coaches have been recognized by the National Federation of State High School Associations as the 2015 Coaches of the Year.

Melissa King-Pierce and Cameron Starr were presented with their 2015 Coach of the Year awards at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Spring Board of Directors meeting in Chapel Hill.  

Coach King-Pierce was selected to receive the 2015 Coach of the Year award at the state level in girls swimming and diving.  During her four years as head coach, the swimming and diving teams have won the Southern Carolina Conference, Union County championships for boys and girls for each of the past four seasons, seven regional championships, two state runner-up performances and three NCHSAA 3A state championships.  Under her guidance, swimming and diving athletes have won six individual and 14 relay state titles, while six of her former athletes have gone on to compete on the collegiate level.

Coach Starr received the 2015 Coach of the Year award at the state level in girls cross-country.Starr has been coaching at Marvin Ridge High School since the school opened in the fall of 2007.  During his tenure as an assistant and head coach, his cross country and track teams have won a combined 24 Union County championships, 32 conference championships, 16 regional championships, eight state runner-up performances and six state championships.

Harry Swimmer Named CNN Hero 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, May 10, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Harry Swimmer, local resident and friend to many in the Marvin area, has been named a CNN hero!  Mr. Swimmer created the Mitey Riders program, a certified equine-assisted therapy program for young people with a wide range of disabilities.  He began the program in 1994 and has hosted more than 700 children since that time.

Click here to see the video clip and read the interview with Mr. Swimmer.  Visit the Mitey Riders website for information on the program and volunteer opportunities.

Marvin Movie Night to be held Friday, May 13 

Posted by Melody Friday, May 6, 2016 12:59:00 PM

The Village of Marvin invites you to enjoy movie night under the stars!  We will feature the Disney movie 'Inside Out'.  Bring your blankets and chairs to set up on the lawn.  It should be a great night for a picnic dinner!  Movie begins at dusk, appx. 8:15.  Bring your flashlights and bug spray, just to be safe!

Kids activities begin at 6 p.m. in the barn and a scavenger hunt will take place along the nature trails.

Planning Board to Hold Special Meeting 

Posted by Melody Friday, May 6, 2016 11:26:00 AM

Chairwoman Shkut has called for a special meeting of the Planning Board to be held Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall.  Click here to view the special meeting notice/agenda.


Representative Craig Horn to Speak at Marvin Ridge HS 

Posted by Melody Thursday, May 5, 2016 1:24:00 PM

Representative Craig Horn will hold an open forum on "Education Matters, Funding & Policy" on Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Marvin Ridge HS.  The forum will take place in the media center.  The public is invited to attend.

Village Council Calls for Public Hearings 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, May 3, 2016 3:38:00 PM

Please take notice that the Marvin Village Council has called for public hearings to be held Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall (10004 New Town Rd.) for the purpose of receiving public comment on the following:

  1. Proposed Text Amendments to Section 150.015 Definitions (Irregular Shaped Lots)
  1. Proposed Text Amendments to Sections 10.99 General Penalty, 91.99 Penalty (False Alarms), 92.99 Penalty (Noise), Section 93.99 – Penalty (Trees), 150.014 Penalties (Subdivision), 151.999 Penalty (Zoning)
  1. Temporary Use Permit #16-11673 to allow for the Firethorne Country Club Fireworks display on July 4, 2016

The Village of Marvin reserves the right to make amendments to the proposed documents based on information received at the public hearing.  Citizens are invited to make written and oral comment.  All documents are available for inspection at the Village Hall during regular business hours.   

The Village of Marvin does not discriminate on the basis of disability.  If you need auxiliary aid or service or other accommodations in order to attend or fully participate at the public hearing, please contact the Village Clerk at (704) 843-1680 as far in advance as possible so that your request can be considered.

Marvin Ranked Top Ten Happiest Places in NC 

Posted by Melody Monday, May 2, 2016 3:57:00 PM


Zippia, a career guidance website, has ranked Marvin as one of the top ten happiest places in North Carolina (See rankings here).  Marvin ranks #7.  Zippia reports:

There’s a search that we are all on that dwarfs our job or career search — the search for happiness.  And as we all know, where we live and the job we have can all play a big part in our overall sense of contentment and happiness. For that reason, we took a dive into the most recent census data to help you identify which places in the United States have the biggest smile of them all.  On our happy data journey, we settled on seven criteria to help determine which U.S. places are the happiest. The criteria include things like having insurance, owning a home, and having a job.

There’s a bunch of different studies out there that try to measure what makes people truly happy. And while we all know that money doesn’t buy happiness, it definitely removes anxieties and helps keep you healthy. It’s just that anything past about $70,000 a year doesn’t help as much.  So what else besides money contributes to your happiness? Well we think the following certainly do:

  • Being well educated (Population with at least a bachelor’s degree)
  • Having a job (As measured by the unemployment rate)
  • A short commute to work (God do people hate traffic)
  • Low cost of living
  • Having a family (Getting, and staying married, has a ton of happiness benefits, on average)
  • Owning a home (That’s a big plus)
  • And the poverty rate (Money definitely helps out)

That’s a ton of fun — and happiness — for the whole family, backed by science. The data all comes from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey.  After we decided on the criteria, we gathered the data for the a total of 3,580 places in the Unites States with populations between 2,000-10,000 people.  We then ranked each place from one to 3,580 for each of the seven criteria with a score of one being the happiest.  Next, we averaged the seven rankings into a Happiness Index for each place with the lowest overall Index being crowned “Happiest Small Town in America”.

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