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Martinez family honors daughter through drive by Grant Baldwin grant@cmgweekly.com

CHARLOTTE – Isabelle Martinez was a bright-eyed and eager 16-year-old, much loved by her classmates and soccer teammates, when she became sick last year. “Izzy,” as her friends and family called her, was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia-like symptoms. Doctors began to treat her illness, but it became clear quickly there was an underlying issue. Izzy had Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, a rare immune disease that causes a person’s immune system to attack the body’s organs, including bone marrow, liver and brain tissues. The disease cut a destructive path through her body quickly. Within 13 days of her first hospital visit, Izzy passed away. Her father, Carlo Martinez, co-owner of the Hawthorne’s Pizza chain, and wife Shirley, an assistant manager at the Ballantyne location, were devastated by the loss of one of their three children. As her family began the mourning process, Carlo and Shirley came up with an idea to honor Isabelle’s life. Working within Carlo’s business, they developed a plan to hold a blood drive to help others in similar need and to bring awareness to HLH. “One of the reasons we are having the

Shirley and Carlo Martinez, parents of Izzy Martinez, at Hawthorne’s Pizza which will host the memorial blood drive. Grant Baldwin/UCW photo

blood drive, is to give back,” Shirley said, noting there is no support for the disease because it is so rare. Hawthorne’s Pizza and the Martinez family invite the community to their Mint Hill restaurant Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to donate blood to save the lives of others and to honor Izzy’s life. Make an appointment by visiting www.cbcc.us or calling 704-369-7919.

Town of Weddington - Job Openings Town Clerk – The Town of Weddington, North Carolina (pop. 9924) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced part-time Clerk. The Clerk position reports to the Administrator, Mayor, Mayor Pro-Tem and members of the Town Council. The Clerk is to maintain a commitment to delivering high-quality services to our residents. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, as well as strong organizational and leadership skills. He or she must possess a comprehensive knowledge of municipal legislative processes, knowledge of laws related to open meetings, open records and records retention, ability to utilize technology to update various portions of the Town’s websites relative to posting meeting agendas and minutes, and the ability to interpret Statutes and Town ordinances. The successful candidate will also be responsible for duties including, but not limited to, attending and preparing minutes for all meetings of Town Council and selected committees of the Council, preparing agendas and meeting packets, conducting an annual update of the Town’s Codified Ordinances, and other projects as assigned by the Administrator or Town Council. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. The position is part-time with flexible hours. Salary DOQ. A full description can be obtained on the Town website at www.townofweddington.com. Submit a cover letter and resume to Town Administrator/ Planner, Lisa Thompson; 1924 Weddington Road, Weddington NC 28104 or to resumes@townofweddington.com by January 20, 2017. Town Deputy Clerk/Administrative Assistant – The Town of Weddington, North Carolina (pop. 9924) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced part-time Deputy Clerk/Administrative Assistant. The Deputy Clerk/Administrative Assistant provides clerical support to the Town Council and staff. The Candidate is responsible for notice of meetings, attending meetings and documenting the meetings with full and accurate minutes in the Clerk’s absence. The candidate shall remain abreast of open meetings laws and give proper notification of regular and special meetings. As Administrative Assistant the candidate will conducts administrative and clerical duties such as preparing various correspondences; answering phone calls; filing; providing staff support; assisting in the delivery of Council and Board agenda packages. The position will also help plan and coordinate Town sponsored special events. This includes seeking sponsorships and donations from vendors. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. The position is part-time with flexible hours. Salary DOQ. A full description can be obtained on the Town website at www.townofweddington.com. Submit a cover letter and resume to Town Administrator/ Planner, Lisa Thompson; 1924 Weddington Road, Weddington NC 28104 or to resumes@townofweddington.com by January 20, 2017.

Alongside the blood drive efforts, the Martinez family will collect donations towards the Izzy Martinez Scholarship. This will be awarded next school year at Butler High to a student excelling in sportsmanship, volunteerism and academics.

Marvin mayor, council spar over planning MARVIN – Mayor Joe Pollino disagrees with other Marvin leaders about how to plan the village’s future. Pollino spent much of the Jan. 3 village council meeting bickering back-and-forth with member Ron Salimao over the need to gather Joe Pollino additional feedback from landowners about a future development corridor to include a new village hall. Pollino is concerned the village hasn’t sought enough input from landowners regarding the project, while Salimao countered the town has been interacting with landowners just fine. Pollino feels like the village could get better feedback if the landowners came together as a group to discuss the corridor rather than individually. “I want us to learn more how towns are put together,” Pollino said. “The way we are going about it, I’m convinced that it’s not the way.” The mayor worries the village is working in piecemeal. He’d also like to see Marvin begin a master planning process for a village hall concept. “We don’t have a town hall here because for the last 22 years we have had councils with pie-in-the-sky ideas and going in circles,” Salimou later said. Pollino doesn’t appear to have the board’s support. Village staff said the idea was to get feedback from landowners once there was something to show them.

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Other • 14500 block of East Independence Boulevard: Resist, delay and obstruct. Jan. 1 Property Damage •  8100 block of Indian Trail-Fairview Road: $10 deck railing and $10 broom damaged or stolen. Jan. 1 •  2300 block of Brandon Oaks Parkway: $500 damage to grass. Jan. 4 • 2300 block of Genesis Drive: $4,000 damage to house. Jan. 2 • 5200 block of Old Monroe Road: $200 damage to tires. Jan. 4 •  2300 block of Brandon Oaks Parkway: $200 damage to field. Jan. 4 •  2100 block of Lytton Lane: $300 damage to mailbox. Dec. 31 •  1100 block of Lytton Lane: $300 damage to mailbox. Dec. 31 •  3500 block of Wesley Chapel-Stouts Road: $2,500 damage to backhoe. Jan. 4 Property Thefts • Walmart, 2101 Younts Road: $79.87 stereo equipment, $0.97 jelly and $1.50 Fig Newtons. Jan. 3 • 5100 block of Chelsey Lane: $600 cell phone stolen. Jan. 5 •  5200 block of Old Monroe Road: $25 bicycle stolen. Dec. 30 • Harris Teeter, 6610 Old Monroe Road: $1 food stolen. Dec. 30 • 1100 block of Lytton Lane: $20,000 vehicle stolen. Dec. 31 • 6400 block of Clearwater Drive: $5,000 vehicle stolen. Dec. 31 Vehicle Break-Ins • 14500 block of East Independence Boulevard: $150 purse stolen in break-in. Jan. 1 • 1000 block of Spanish Moss Road: $15 wallet, $1 checks and $15 cash stolen in break-in. Jan. 4 • 6700 block of Old Monroe Road: $100 library books and $25 DVDs stolen. Jan. 2 • 2100 block of Lytton Lane: Vehicle break-in. Dec. 31 •  1000 block of Westbury Drive: $50 Bible, $6 cash, cell phone, gift card and debit/credit cards stolen in break-in. Dec. 31 • 1000 block of Westbury Drive: Vehicle break-in. Dec. 31 • 3400 block of Delamere Drive: Window/glass damaged in break-in. Dec. 31 • 3400 block of Delemere Drive: $50 MP3 player stolen in break-in. Dec. 31 • 3400 block of Delamere Drive: $3 cash stolen in break-in. Dec. 31

Other • Marvin Ridge Middle School, 2831 Crane Road: Disorderly conduct. Jan. 3 •  1300 block of Mallory Lane: Harassing phone call. Jan. 3 Property Damage • 6900 block of Birdsong Lane: $200 outbuilding. Jan. 1 Property Thefts • 8900 block of Calthorpe Lane: $100 laser LED Christmas lights stolen. Jan. 1 • 7900 block of Fairmont Drive: $16 light decoration stolen. Jan. 4 • 7100 block of Lancaster Highway: $2,000 ATV stolen. Jan. 1 • 2600 block of Porter Drive: Possession of stolen goods. Dec. 31 • 2600 block of Porter Drive: $100 phone, $100 key to vehicle, $40 laptop computer, debit card, Social Security card and wallet stolen. Dec. 31 Vehicle Break-Ins • 1800 block of Funny Cide Drive: $3,750 digital camera, $1,100 digital camera, $949 camera lens, $100 camera memory cards, $50 camera charger and $20 spare camera batteries. Jan. 2 Weddington Alcohol/Drugs • 5000 block of Ancestry Circle: Simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance. Jan. 1 • 3500 block of Weddington Oaks Drive: Possession of marijuana. Dec. 31 Home/Building Break-Ins • 3000 block of Cornerstone Drive: $1,000 damage to door. Jan. 2 Wesley Chapel

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Lake Park Home/Building Break-Ins • 3900 block of Lincoln Court: Home Break-in. Dec. 31 •  3900 block of Lincoln Court: $599 pressure washer, $200 string trimmer, $200 edger and $25 gas cans stolen. Dec. 31 Marvin Other • 3500 block of Sandalwood Drive: Trespassing. Dec. 30

Other • Petsmart, 6420 Weddington Road: Littering. Jan.

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Property Thefts • 3500 block of Smith Farm Road: Larceny. Dec. Vehicle Break-ins • 1200 block of Clover Lane: Vehicle break-in. Dec.

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News Briefs Correction A headline in the Jan. 6 edition of Union County Weekly described former mayor Heath Guion as the first mayor of Stallings. While he was on the first town council, he was not the first mayor.

What Puppy Bowl II lacks in sports, makes up for in cuteness MATTHEWS – The Carolina Panthers may not be playing in this year’s Super Bowl, but that hasn’t stopped A Plus Garage Doors from organizing its second annual Puppy Bowl. Event specialist Connor Roberson said last year’s charity event probably benefited from aligning with the Panthers 2015 run, but the bowl would have happened anyway. It was pure coincidence. The staff at the 30-year-old company really loves dogs. “It’s a cause nobody disagrees with,� Roberson said. More than 300 people attended last year’s event, which also generated nine adoptions. In this game, the pets don’t really pay much attention to yardage or end zones. They just like to sniff each other out. Would-be pet owners get to sniff dogs out, too. The event is designed to showcase how cute, playful and adoptable the pups can be as pets, Roberson said. It takes place at 11 a.m. Jan. 28 at Pet Essentials, located at 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road. The event will include Rent-A-Puppy, kissing booth, K9 Unit and vendors. Proceeds from the Puppy Bowl will be divided among three shelters: Peanut’s Place Small Breed Rescue, Halfway There Rescue and The Humane Society of York County. Visit www.aplusdoors.com or call 704-4361025 for details.

Congressman Pittenger opens downtown Monroe office WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pit-

tenger has opened a regional office in downtown Monroe. The office features two congressional staffers with a combined 20 years of helping constituents with federal issues, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans benefits, IRS and other agencies. “Sheriff (Eddie) Cathey told me that Social Security was a major issue for Union County, so I’ve assigned Graham Long, my Social Security expert, to work out of the Monroe office,� Pittenger said. “Linda Ferster, who has represented me in Union County for several years and began her career as a teacher at Parkwood High School, will also be available to help battle federal bureaucracy.� The Monroe office, located at 100 W. Jefferson St., suite 1A, is open Monday through Thursday.  Constituents are encouraged to call ahead at 704-917-9573, as staff will occasionally be out of the office at community meetings. Pittenger will continue offering weekly office hours in downtown Waxhaw. Staff will be available Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Waxhaw Meeting Place, 209 W. South Main St.

County offices closed for MLK MONROE – Union County government offices, including the divisions of Social Services and Public Health, all county libraries and the animal shelter will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Cane Creek Park will open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Union County Landfill will open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Union County Board of Commissioners normally meets the first and third Monday of each month. Due to the holiday, commissioners will convene Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m.

Heating assistance still available MONROE – The Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Social Services continues to accept applications from those interested in receiving help with their heating costs during the winter. Applications are being taken 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 1212 W. Roosevelt Blvd.

Youth make All-State Junior Golf Teams SOUTHERN PINES – The Tarheel Youth Golf Association and the Carolinas Golf Association named 60 youth, including Waxhaw resident Zach Swanson, to the 2016 North Carolina AllState Golf Teams. Swanson, who attends Marvin Ridge High School, made the first team. He has committed to UNC Charlotte. Golfers must have played in at least five Tarheel Youth Golf Association N.C. ranking events in the past year. The awards were determined by a combination of scoring differential and total points earned. They’ll be honored Jan. 28, 2017, at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines.

Union County presents online annual report MONROE – The Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Union County Annual Report is available at www. unioncountync.gov/annualreport. The report highlights some of the accomplishments achieved through the services provided to residents over the previous fiscal year. It focuses on five strategic initiatives – protecting residents, serving those in need, creating cultural and recreational opportunities, building for the future and growing the economy.

Tax deadlines loom in January MONROE – State statutes require property owners to report personal property, both business and individual, with the Tax Administrator’s Office by Jan. 31. Business and individual personal property owners can obtain listing forms calling 704283-3746, visiting www.unioncountync.gov or going in person 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 500 N. Main St., suite 236. Failure to meet the deadline, unless an extension is granted, will result in a 10 percent penalty. Real estate property owners aren’t required to list because Union County is on a permanent listing system. Owners should report property improvements or deletions to ensure accurate taxation.

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Boutique, Starbucks joining Waverly

December 2016

Home Sales

Staff Report

CHARLOTTE – Mainstream Boutique, Source1Phones and Starbucks have signed leases at Waverly. They join more than 30 other retailers and restaurants that have signed at the 90-acre site being developed by Crosland Southeast and Childress Klein. “These signings add to the diverse mix of national, regional and local retailers at Waverly and bring us another step closer to our vision for a walkable, mixed-use destination in south Charlotte,” said Chris Thomas, partner at Childress Klein. Here’s a roundup of what each store has to offer:

Dawn Talley plans to open a Mainstream Boutique store next to District 5 Interiors this spring. The store sells unique clothing, accessories and giftware to women of all ages and sizes. It launched an exclusive clothing line, Mac and Me, in 2014. The company has franchise locations in 22 states, including stores in Mooresville and Winston-Salem. The 1,392-square-foot store at Waverly will be its first in Charlotte.

Source1Phones Source1Phones will open a 944-square-foot space next to Carolina Ale House this summer. The Charlotte-based company repairs phones, tablets, MacBooks and other products. With its first location in Fort Mill, S.C., Source1Phones has signed leases for three additional lo-

Date sold

Address An aerial shot of Waverly, a 90-acre, mixed-used development near Providence and Ardrey Kell roads, not far from the Union County line. Photo courtesy of Yellow Duck Marketing

Alexis Pointe 5803 Barefoot Lane Dec. 20 5805 Barefoot Lane Dec. 15

cations in the Charlotte market.

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Starbucks is building a freestanding, 2,300square-foot store at the southeastern corner of Providence Road and Golf Links Drive, a newly signalized intersection. Starbucks has more than 25,000 stores around the globe. Its Waverly store is expected to open in late spring.

Upcoming openings A 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods, Waverly’s retail anchor, will open in spring 2017. Novant Health, the project’s medical anchor, opened a 22,000-square-foot office last fall. Retailers, including Chuy’s and ULTA Beauty, recently opened. Mattress Firm plans to open this month. Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread will follow in February. Visit www.waverlyclt.com for details.

Editor’s note: Information provided by the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association and www.sales.carolinahome.com

Sale Price

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Date sold

Address Crismark 4005 Crismark Drive

Dec. 15

Sale Price

$430,000

$145,000 $139,900

Anniston Grove 1602 Tarrington Way Dec. 27

Glendalough 4316 Marlay Park Dec. 9 4425 Marlay Park Dec. 6

$383,182 $280,000

$399,000

Bent Creek 6007 Thicketty Pkwy.

Holly Park 2102 Foster Court Dec. 29 7545 Sparkleberry Drive Dec. 21

$199,000 $209,000

Hunters Pointe 416 Hunters Pointe Drive Dec. 16

$255,000

Indian Trail Park 408 Kennerly Drive Dec. 1

$125,000

Lake Park 3914 Lincoln Court 6618 Courtland St. 3415 Mayhurst Drive 3501 Alden St. 3612 Esther St. 5800 Hoover Ave. 3603 Denise Drive 5901 Creft Circle

Dec. 20 Dec. 19 Dec. 16 Dec. 15 Dec. 15 Dec. 14 Dec. 6 Dec. 1

$235,000 $200,000 $155,000 $209,000 $168,000 $172,000 $172,000 $207,500

Oak Grove 2307 Ivy Run Drive

Dec. 16

$210,000

Bonterra 1025 Bimelech Drive Dec. 28 1539 Saratoga Blvd. Dec. 27 1047 Preakness Blvd. Dec. 22 1039 Thessallian Lane Dec. 22 1613 Painted Horse Drive Dec. 20 1605 Painted Horse Dr. Dec. 16 1027 Thessallian Lane Dec. 16 2003 Trigger Drive Dec. 13 1812 Painted Horse Drive Dec. 12

$270,000 $296,695 $210,000 $305,828 $310,125 $429,990 $310,000 $223,000 $330,000

Brandon Oaks 3009 Linstead Drive Dec. 30 3126 Spring Fancy Lane Dec. 29 1016 Canopy Drive Dec. 28 1010 Craven St. Dec. 27 1025 Spanish Moss Rd. Dec. 22 1011 Secret Garden Ct. Dec. 22 3017 Secret Garden Ct. Dec. 22 6977 Honey Tree Lane Dec. 22 6898 Fenwick Drive Dec. 14 1030 Spanish Moss Rd. Dec. 6

$263,000 $238,000 $264,900 $252,500 $312,500 $188,625 $205,000 $195,000 $200,000 $294,000

Country Woods East 1524 Hawthorne Drive Dec. 21

$253,000

Dec. 1

$170,000

Pine Forest 1601 Crowell Dairy Road Dec. 8

$297,000

Ridgefield 1009 Ridgefield Circle

Dec. 30

$179,000

Sheridan 2000 Orby Ave.

Dec. 30

$295,000

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Education

Union County Weekly | Jan. 13, 2017 | Page 9

Better relationship on horizon for county, schools

by Courtney Schultz courtney@cmgweekly.com

If the joint meeting between the Union County Board of Commissioners and Board of Commissioners is any indication of what’s to come, the two boards are looking at an amicable relationship. The board met Monday, Jan. 9, to discuss upcoming issues relating to the school system. BOE members presented ideas, but not many actions were officially taken. However, the conversations laid the groundwork for discussions at the commissioners’ Jan. 17 meeting.

District 6 BOE member Kathy Heintel said she hopes the realignment plan will be a sevento-10-year plan the board can feel comfortable knowing where students will be, as well as will increase transportation efficiencies. BOE Chair Melissa Merrell said the plan comes at a “perfect’ time, as the ninth-graders who were grandfathered into the last redistricting will graduate this June. Commissioner Stony Rushing questioned if the board would look into allowing students to attend schools near where their parents worked. Heintel said they haven’t discussed that option, but could be in a future conversation about policy; however, her biggest concern was ensuring students attended schools near their homes.

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UCPS provided an update to its student realignment plan work, which doesn’t have a timeline. This will be the first time the board has looked at realignment since the last redistricting. SleepJerome apnea is a serious McKibben, who hasdisorder conducted multiplegets demographic for UCPS in the past, hat worseforecasts over time. Bewill meet with the school board’s facilities cause it robs the body of the pre- committee Jan. 31 to discuss the scope of work. ciousInoxygen it needs to survive the past, McKibben has evaluated enrollandment, thrive, sleep apnea been demographic updateshasand projected inked to but a wide variety of medigrowth, committee members will discuss more he could provide.heart calwhat problems including Superintendent Andrew Houlihan attacks, congestive heart failure,said he knows this is an “off” year for McKibben to condiabetes, bloodbut pressure, duct thesehigh evaluations, he believes UCPS andstaff even Alzheimer’s . annually. should look at enrollment

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The BOE approved a timeline of bond project construction at its Jan. 5 meeting, with all projects starting their design phases in the next six months. The first projects, which start this month, will include the new transportation facility and Monroe High School. UCPS Consultant Joe Delaney explained UCPS already had the blueprints for the transportation facility and land acquisition from the last bond, which moved it up the list. Contractors are already completing work at Monroe High, so UCPS plans to add the bond work to their work to help streamline the process. Sun Valley High School work would start in

February, but would end the latest of all projects in fall 2019. UCPS also plans to look at renovating the football stadium rather than completely removing it. Commissioner Richard Helms questioned the order of the specific projects needed at Sun Valley and whether they would be simultaneous. Heintel said they plan to work with the contractor and architect to see if SVHS’s most pressing needs, such as its cafeteria, could be taken care of first. Rushing wondered about the mobile classrooms being removed at Porter Ridge Middle. He hopes they’ll get moved over and not eliminated. Houlihan said he has no problem with it, but it’ll be something figured out during the development process. Commissioners will vote on the timeline at their Jan. 17 meeting.

Bond cash flow

Union County is responsible for ensuring the $53.6 million of bond projects approved by Union County voters last fall receive the funding to move forward with construction. Union County commissioners will appropriate $6.2 million from the 2016 referendum to provide funding to begin design and engineering and another other preliminary costs before July 1. County commissioners will then appropriate the other $47.4 million for construction funding as part of UCPS’ capital request for fiscal year

2018. The BOE approved a resolution laying out this pay schedule at the Jan. 9 meeting. County CFO Jeff Yates said the majority of the bond-related action takes place “behind the scenes” and the most likely the total cost of the bond will be around $54 million, which include legal fees and payments to the LGC. He also said because of the bond’s structure the $53.6 million can only be used for the seven projects on the referendum, but specific dollar amounts are not tied to specific projects. If the projected $12-million transportation facility costs only $10 million, the extra $2 million can only go toward the six other projects or to do more on the facility. Commissioners will vote on the bond pay schedule resolution at their Jan. 17 meeting.

Budget preparation calendar

The BOE also shares its budget calendar for the next fiscal year. UCPS plans to starts working on gathering data for the budget in February and the superintendent will propose his budget on April 4. The BOE wants to have a joint meeting with commissioners in early April and plan to have the budget proposal completed by May 1. Commissioner Frank Aikmus said he was glad that the boards will have a joint meeting about the budget and the budget will get to commissioners sooner than past years.

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Education Briefs Foundation sponsors annual scholarships MONROE – The Union County Education Foundation is accepting applications through Feb. 24 for its 2017 college scholarship program. The program provides $1,000 to $2,000 scholarships to any UCPS senior. Applicants must write a 500-word maximum “Teacher Tribute,” highlighting a specific teacher and what they’ve meant to the applicant. Other requirements include results of SAT or other scholastic tests, a letter of recommendation from an administrator; complete transcript; resume of all extracurricular activities and a confirmation they can attend the May 11 “Sweet Salute” scholarship presentation at 7 p.m. All application components can be submitted online at app.reviewr.com/s1/site// unioncounty.

portunity to help its community. The tree was filled with paper snowflakes, each containing a holiday wish from a Poplin family member in need. With 40 percent of Poplin’s students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, the school’s staff decided charity should begin at home. This is the second year school staff and the community held an Adopt a Snowflake event. “We’ve helped in other areas, like with the hurricane victims, but we’ve got needs here in Union County, too, and we’ve got to recognize that there are people here who need help, as well,” said Poplin Elementary Media Specialist Beth Medlin. Principal Scott Broome said this year the school helped 12 families who asked for assistance. No names were listed on the snowflakes for the discretion of the family. “The majority of the requests were for clothes and shoes,” Broome said. “Each member of the family had his or her own snowflake containing a wish.” Even members of the community who didn’t have a student at Poplin Elementary got involved. “Parents would come in or send their kids to come get a snowflake off the tree,” Broome

said. When the Dec. 16 deadline arrived and the school staff realized there were still snowflakes on the tree, they stepped up to make sure every wish come true. “A line of people went up to the office,” Medlin said. “I thought that was very cool. It says a lot about our staff here at Poplin.” Broome said the experience has been very rewarding for all who participated. “Just to see people who have a need and to be able to help them is wonderful.” The families picked up their presents Dec. 20.

EducationNC features teacher MONROE – Rock Rest Elementary School Principal Kristy Thomas was recently featured in EducationNC, an online news source, for her leadership in helping raising the school’s achievement over the past six years. The article discusses the importance of principals to provide the proper guidance and structure to boost a low-performing school’s performance. “Everybody has to have a hand in the vision. Everybody has to have a hand in the work. Everybody has to have a hand in the creation of ideas,” Thomas said in the article. Find the article at www.ednc. org/2017/01/03/transforming-schools-es sential-role-principal.

UCPS moves forward on capital

Last year’s recipients of Union County Education Foundation Scholarships celebrated their earnings and honored teachers at the Sweet Salute. Photo courtesy of Union County Education Foundation

Poplin cares for its community INDIAN TRAIL – No one suspects a tree with no ornaments would be celebrated, but Poplin Elementary School sees it as an op-

Poplin Elementary School faculty chose “wishes” of its tree from individuals in the community in need. Photo courtesy of UCPS

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MONROE – The Union County Board of Education approved a few contracts for capital projects at its Jan. 5 meeting. Some projects followed needs addressed in the bond referendum, while others considered pressing roofing needs. UCPS awarded a $566,050 contract to Rike Roofing for a partial re-roofing of Weddington High School. Seven contractors submitted bids for the project, which will be funded by the 2016-17 capital budget. The board also awarded a $1.67-million contract to Little Diversified Consulting for architectural and engineering work at Sun Valley High School, contingent upon legal review and pre-audit. BOE member Kathy Heintel said staff also would look at what renovations could be done to SVHS’ field and stadium, be-

fore building a brand new stadium. Three firms were interviewed. The facilities committee and staff unanimously agreed on the firm. Bergmann and Associates received a $274,941 contract for architectural and engineering work at Monroe High School. This is the same firm that is designing the auditorium. The auditorium project would be pushed back a few months to align construction schedules. Morris-Berg Architects earned a $344,300 contract for work for the new transportation facility. The firm originally designed the new transportation facility to be built on Goldmine Road in Monroe in 2008. That project was placed on hold the same year due to economic decline, according to Joe Delaney, interim deputy superintendent. The board had to go to county commissioners for bond funding release on Monday, Jan. 9.

School board seeks advisors MONROE – The Union County Board of Education is organizing a Citizens Advisory Committee to provide feedback as members research student realignment. The committee will work with the administration and board’s facilities committee during the current school year. Interested community members should complete the form at goo.gl/0D6psg and submit the information to superintendent@ ucps.k12.nc.us by Jan. 27.

New app shows school options RALEIGH - The Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina organization has recently launched a new web app, NC Schools Around Me, which serves as a central database to search school in the area. The app allows parents to input their address and a map updates in real-time with their local options, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, and private schools enrolled in the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program and includes the latest report card grades from the state. Visit schoolsaroundme.com for more information.

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Education

Union County Weekly | Jan. 13, 2017 | Page 11

District seeks greater funding flexibility Request follows increase in charter school payments

by Courtney Schultz courtney@cmgweekly.com

The Union County Board of Education wants to have more control over its share of excess funding the county receives, which could go toward new laptops for teachers. County staff typically proposes conservative numbers for its tax and fines collections when setting its annual budget. Sometimes, the county receives more than expected. The public school system is entitled to a share of that money, allocated in the school tax fund balance. Last year, UCPS received $2.9 million in its tax fund balance, which county commissioners specifically allocated to fund renovations at Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts. County Finance Director Jeff Yates estimated UCPS could receive $2 million in its next fiscal year. The school board wants more flexibility with the funding, according to Vice Chair Gary Sides. The conversation began at the Jan. 5 BOE meeting, in which members agreed to shift funding for upgraded laptops for teachers toward charter schools. Per state law, local school systems are required to take the total local funds provided and divide it by the number of students to acquire the cost per pupil. Then, the school system must pass that per-pupil spending to charter schools for students

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that would otherwise attend UCPS. This year’s pass-through amounted to $6.3 million, a $2.5 million increase from last year. Two new charter schools opened up this year in the county and one opened up across the Matthews border. Finance Director Dan Karpinski estimates UCPS passes funding on to 15 charter schools. “The problem is when you have new and fastgrowing charter schools, which is what we experienced this year, the ability to account all those students is very difficult for (the N.C. Department of Public Instruction),” Karpinski said. Sides explained it’s difficult for UCPS to estimate its charter school payments by the July 1

budget deadline because the allocations are based on 20-day enrollment, so UCPS won’t know the actual payment until after September. “It’s not our money,” Sides said. “It is money that is passing through us to the charter schools.” The BOE asked for charter schools funding in its last fiscal year from the county, but only received the additional funds estimated to go to charter schools from the previous year. Sides hopes to better explain to county commissioners about charter school pass-through payments in the next budget cycle. The board ultimately agreed to shifting funding, but would need approval from county com-

missioners. Sides suggested using the $2 million from the upcoming tax balance to replenish funding for new teacher laptops. UCPS plans to enter into a four-year lease of laptops, but has not selected a contract. Board members felt uneasy about designating those funds for the laptops because the payment would be from a one-time fund and UCPS would need to ensure they have payments for the rest of the lease. Sides explained the board wouldn’t need all the funding for the lease all at once, but could ensure allocation of those funds in the next budget. Sides said he felt commissioners would want to know where the funding would be used. However, the board agreed to request commissioners allow them flexibility with the tax overflow and the board would vote on how to use those funds later. At-large BOE member Leslie Boyd said the funding could go toward replenishing the laptop fund, but simply wanted commissioners to give the board the opportunity to decide. District 6 BOE member Kathy Heintel said she wanted to ensure in the next budget cycle all of UCPS’ needs are addressed so the board isn’t realizing midyear its doesn’t have funds for pressing bills. The request was brought up at a joint meeting with commissioners, but no action was taken.

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Monroe dismisses request for Benton Heights by Justin Vick justin@cmgweekly.com

MONROE – City leaders denied a request from Union County Public Schools to close a portion of Cherry Street as part of planned renovations at Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts. UCPS not only plans to build a new auditorium, but also add more parking across Cherry Street, as well as a lane for bus stacking. District officials claimed closing Cherry Street would allow for safer access to between the school campus and parking, as well as help separate bus and vehicle traffic. “Our main purpose is safety of the students,” David Pope, facilities project manager for UCPS, said during the Jan. 3 public hearing. Monroe Engineering Director Jim Loyd told the council that the district sought the same abandonment in the late 1990s, but residents at that time were against it. Benjie Mullis and Olin Smith were among residents speaking out against the idea this time around, citing additional traffic being diverted to Duke and Phifer streets. “I understand safety concerns for students, but I don’t think closing the street is going to help that,” Mullis said. The council received a stack of letters from Benton Heights students urging them to approve the proposal.

Union County Public Schools wanted a portion of the road closed between Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts auditorium (in orange) and parking. Monroe leaders voted the proposal down. Rendering courtesy of City of Monroe

Destiny Huntley, one of those students, spoke in favor of closing Cherry Street because she wanted to ensure the school would get a new auditorium. “I think one of the reasons that you guys should take away Cherry Street to create the new auditorium in the back is because they have been putting on shows for so many years, but they can’t seem to fill in all the seats because there’s only two doors,” Destiny said. “It

would just make the school better because we have had the tiny little auditorium for a very long time.” Mayor Bobby Kilgore assured Destiny the auditorium would be built regardless of the council approving the closing of Cherry Street. Councilmember Lynn Kesizh offered a motion to close the street for the purpose of maintaining student safety, but a council majority of five of his colleagues opposed it.

YWCA seeks grant to help Winchester MONROE – The YWCA plans on applying for a grant that would expand its educational programming in Monroe to include the Winchester Center. The nonprofit already has youth learning centers at the Old Armory Community Center and the Monroe Housing Authority complex on Walkup Avenue. “We are passionate about serving children and their families in Monroe,” said Lelia Smallwood, regional director of youth programs for the Charlottebased nonprofit. “We’re absolutely committed to making a positive impact.” Smallwood said the program’s overreaching goal is to eliminate generational poverty in underserved areas by offering no-cost after-school and summer programming for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The only thing the YWCA asks in return is participation among parents. The program helps build literacy into the family dynamic and employs strategies such as text messaging and interactions with a full-time family support coordinator to maintain parental support. The YWCA will find out if it won the three-year grant in June. The program would then start in fall 2017. The center would be able to accommodate 35 children that live within a two-mile radius of the center. Tonya Edwards, the city’s parks and recreation director, said the YWCA partnership frees up her staff to focus more on programming for teenagers and senior citizens.


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Faith

Sophomore makes Hemby House handicap-accessible by Courtney Schultz

WEDDINGTON – Marvin Ridge High School sophomore Parker Kemp has been a faithful member of Weddington United Methodist Church since he was 2 months old. When Parker realized some members were unable to attend activities at the church’s Hemby House, he sought to build a handicap ramp. “As soon as Parker heard that people were not able to attend GriefShare or Bible studies due to their disability, he immediately knew that he wanted to help them,” Greg and Julie Kemp, Parker’s parents wrote in an email. The 15-year-old, who is a member of Boy Scout Troop 99, got to work, with the help of his fellow Scouts, building and receiving permits for the ramp to complete his Eagle Scout Project. He had to create blueprints, calculate the right scaling, conduct research on the Americans with Disabilities Act and acquire proper permits through the town and county to complete the project. Parker said getting the permits was the hardest part of the process. “I learned that you really shouldn’t take for granted what people do when they build these things,” Parker said. “It’s a lot harder than they look.” He had 13 Scouts and five leaders assist with

Marvin Ridge sophomore Parker Kemp enlisted the help of his Boy Scout Troop to help build a handicap ramp at Hemby House for his Eagle Scout Project. Photo courtesy of Julie Kemp

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INDIAN TRAIL – For 10 years, Common Heart has focused on “bridging the gap” for families in need by providing food. Executive Director Keith Adams is now focusing on transforming lives. Thanks to grants from Speedway Children's Charities and the Grace & Hope Foundation, Common Heart plans to launch “Getting Ahead in a Just Getting By World” Feb. 7 at Mill Grove UMC's Sun Valley campus. The program is Common Heart’s implementation of Bridges Out of Poverty concepts, which have been taught through workshops. Bridges training helps the upper or middle class better understand the realities of those living in poverty and develop strategies to help them. The program will hire 12 residents as “investigators,” to paint a picture of local poverty. They’ll investigate poverty and its effects in the community and their lives as they discover resources to move into greater stability. The community then will be able to better understand poverty. “It's our hope the Getting Ahead graduates together with Bridges allies in middle class and wealth will help to create a sustainable community where all can do well,” Adams said. “Our goal is personal and community transformation.” Common Heart needs meals donated for the program. Adult volunteers are also needed to help with childcare. Email CONNECTS@ CommonHeart.org or call Barbara Anglin-Law at 704-218-9060 for details.

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Business Briefs 4M Fitness offers MMA training INDIAN TRAIL – 4M Fitness LLC has opened a 14,000-square-foot gym in the Old Hickory Business Park. The gym offers weight, cardio machines, locker rooms, saunas and group fitness classes, as well as boxing, personal training, MMA, muay thai and jiu jitsu. It will house the ESPO Boxing and MMA teams. The gym is committed to changing lives, not just performing workouts. “We are building champions here,” said Adam Esposito, boxing director and head coach. “We are training future world champs in the ring, but also champions who overcome their own hardships to be the best version of themselves.” The gym is located at 2021 Van Buren Ave.

Realtor joins Premier Team CHARLOTTE –The Premier Team at RE/ MAX Executive welcomes Union County resident Debbie Hilton to its Ballantyne office. The Charlotte native became a Realtor in 2005 after 20 years in nursing. The career change allowed Hilton to work with her husband, a mortgage

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Public works director to head state water quality group

Registered agents filed these new corporations with the N.C. Secretary of State from Dec. 30 to Jan. 5:

MONROE – Ed Goscicki,executivedirector of Union County Public Works, was elected president of the North Carolina Water Quality Association. He will serve a oneyear term, presiding over leadership from public utilities and consultants. The association Ed Goscicki aims to protect public health and the environment efficiently and costeffectively. It focuses on regulatory, legal and legislative issues facing public water, sewer and stormwater utilities. “We have an extremely talented and skilled group of professionals within the organization,” Goscicki said. “I look forward to working with them to ensure our communities have clean, safe and affordable water for years to come.”

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CHARLOTTE – WalletHub ranked Charlotte 71st on its ranking of Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle. The personal finance site compared 100 cities across 30 metrics. Charlotte also ranked 72nd in terms of budget and participation rank and 67th for sports facilities outdoor recreation.

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Monroe • CW Walton LLC – Charles Walton, 2059 Lancaster Ave. • Destin Business Services Inc. – Ken Harrison, 311 Carter Road. • Enjoy Life Holdings Inc. – Christopher Grissom, 2500 West Roosevelt Blvd. • GMR Innovations LLC – Gordon Rider, 3129 Sikes Mill Road. • Highway 74 Discount Tobacco Inc. – Nawal

Shaarani, 1716 Sells St. • Killingsworth Plumbing LLC – Michael Rogers, 1407 Airport Road. • Lenahan Wealth Management LLC – Michael Lenahan, 2661 W. Roosevelt Blvd., suite 104. • Longhorn Metal Roofing Company Inc. – Emiliano Perez, 2900 Stitt St. • MCR Enterprise LLC – Christopher Ford, 1013 Lacharette Lane. • Mounted Shooting Coach LLC – Lee Helms, 473 Clontz Long Road. • Peachy Clean of Charlotte LLC – Jessica Helms, 6606 Prospect Pointe Drive. • Scarfone Consulting Inc. – Michael Scarfone, 3020 Beaver Dam Drive. Waxhaw • ACR Technologies Inc. – Walter Rosser, 2704 Occaneechi Court. • BKW Transport LLC – Byron Williams, 1406 Laurel Hill Drive. • CRM Solutions LLC – Jeffrey Donovan, 4905 Congaree Drive. • Cross Tutoring LLC – Catherine Holl-cross, 4225 Oxford Mill Road. • Lauren Mullan Realty Inc. – Lauren Mullan, 3022 Chisholm Court. • Martin Road Solar LLC – Justin Coffey, 8112 New Town Road. • MUGARITA LLC – Jason Pratt, 1100 Ridge Haven Road. • Park Slope Enterprises Inc. – Lauren Mullan, 3022 Chisholm Court. • Shields Realty Inc – Marianne Shields, 1308 Screech Owl Road. • Southern Brownstone Inc. – Lauren Mullan, 3022 Chisholm Court. • Super Tanz LLC – Marquis Beagle, 8204 Brisbin Drive. • Tango 65 Holdings LLC – Thomas Tousignant, 3608 Linden Court.

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12

Ribbon Cutting

Debbie Browne marks the membership of her company, Events by Deb, with the Union County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The company specializes in planning weddings, corporate events and other events. Call 704-753-1981 or visit www.eventsbydeb.com for details. 10 and 10:30 a.m.; 10931 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews

Union County Weekly | Jan. 13, 2017 | Page 15 Small Business Center presents a free lunch and learn seminar on making your passion your profession. Call Lisa Rolan at 704-9932424 for details or register at www.ncsbc.net/ workshop.aspx?ekey=480370002. 6 to 9 p.m.; Creech Board Room, 4209 Old Charlotte Hwy., Monroe

17 Book Club

Adults discuss “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty at a Union West Regional Library book club meeting. Call 704-821-7475 for details. 5:30 p.m.; 123 Unionville-Indian Trail Road. Indian Trail

17

I-485 Hearing

Children 8 to 12 years old are invited to the Union West Regional Library from the cold to make a warm and cozy scarf while supplies last. Call 704-821-7475 for details. 4 p.m.; 123 Unionville-Indian Trail Road. Indian Trail

The N.C. Department of Transportation holds a public hearing about improvements its making to Interstate 485, between I-77 to U.S. 74. The project will add an Express Lane in each direction of I-485. Drivers pay a fee to ride in the Express Lanes. An open house about the project takes place from 4 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 7 p.m. 4 p.m.; Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, 3316 Pleasant Plains Road, Matthews

12 Open Mic

18 Teen Games

12 Scarf Craft

The Dreamchaser’s Brewery launches an Open Mic Night that highlights a local musician. This week’s event will feature Jordan Middleton. All are welcome to play original or other music. Visit www.dreamchas ersbrewery.com or call 704-843-7326 for details about the brewery. 7 p.m.; 115 E. North Main St., Waxhaw

Teenagers in middle and high school are invited to stop by the Union West Regional Library to play board games and video games. Bring a friend. The library will have will feature an Xbox system ready with a variety of games. No registration is required. 4:30 p.m.; 123 Unionville-Indian Trail Road. Indian Trail

13 Live Music

19 I-485 Hearing

Double Dog Dare brings its brand of Americana, classic rock and rhythm and blues to The Dreamchaser’s Brewery. The duo features Joe Middleton and Larry Smith. Visit www.dreamchasersbrewery.com or call 704-843-7326 for details about the brewery. 7 p.m.; 115 E. North Main St., Waxhaw

14 Equine Benefit

The U.S. Equine Rescue League encourages people to support its cause by doing something as simple as eating dinner. Tell the cashier at Chipotle that you support the cause and the restaurant will donate a portion of proceeds to the league. Visit www.userl.org or www.userl-nccp.org for details. 5 to 10 p.m.; 1909 Matthews Township Pkwy., Matthews

14

Live Music

Jim Sharkey, a singer-songwriter specializing in Americana and Celtic music, rocks The Dreamchaser’s Brewery. Visit www. dreamchasersbrewery.com or call 704-8437326 for details about the brewery. 7 p.m.; 115 E. North Main St., Waxhaw

15 Open Mic

The Dreamchaser’s Brewery hosts Open Mic Night featuring musician Kevin Marshall. All are welcome to play original or other music. Visit www.dreamchasersbrew ery.com or call 704-843-7326 for details about the brewery. 7 p.m.; 115 E. North Main St., Waxhaw

16

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The N.C. Department of Transportation holds a public hearing about improvements its making to Interstate 485, between I-77 to U.S. 74. The project will add an Express Lane in each direction of I-485. Drivers pay a fee to ride in the Express Lanes. An open house about the project takes place from 4 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 7 p.m. 4 p.m.; South Charlotte Banquet Center, 9009 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte

19

Cartooning Club

Children ages 6 and older sharpen drawing techniques with others at the Union West Regional Library. They’ll learn ways to add details to make drawings even better. Call 704-821-7475 for details. 5:30 p.m.; 123 Unionville-Indian Trail Road. Indian Trail

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21 Women Voters

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Marvin Ridge swim and dive still area’s premier program by Ben Doster ben@cmgweekly.com

Marvin Ridge’s girls’ swim and dive team are a dynasty that doesn’t seem close to ending any time soon. The school’s boys’ squad also appears to be a state title contender once again after finishing runner-up last season. Mavericks’ coach Melissa King-Pierce has created a championship culture within the program. Expectations continue to rise for a team that has won all six of its meets on the girls’ and boys’ sides this season. Marvin Ridge is led by a slew of proven veterans, including 19 seniors (11 boys and eight girls). King-Pierce believes this is the strongest team she has had during her five years at the helm. Seniors Caroline Hauder, Kate Marshall, Katie Rivers, Ashley Baum and Nikki Canale are continuing their success after playing vital roles the past two years. Hauder, Baum and Rivers were a part of Marvin Ridge’s state championship-winning 200-yard medley relay team last season. Hauder also won state championships in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke last season. Hauder and Marshall also helped to anchor key spots on Marvin Ridge’s 400-yard freestyle relay team that brought home

Marvin Ridge’s swim and dive team stuffed 100 stockings for the Union County Christmas Bureau. Photo courtesy of Melissa King-Pierce

the state crown, while Baum and Marshall were on the Mavs’ 200-yard freestyle relay team that won state. Canale, who made it to the Olympic Trials, won her second state championship in diving last season. They give King-Pierce a strong core nucleus to work with. However, she has a young crop of talent rising through the ranks to complement

this group and make Marvin Ridge’s future look bright. The girls only lost one swimmer that scored points last season, and they have gone above and beyond to cover her loss of production. KingPierce expects them to stay where they were and possibly improve. Freshmen Lexi Calder, Madeline Tessin, Susan Mumford, Gianna Reinhart and Anna Beth Sca-

Weddington girls’ basketball still best of Southern Carolinas by Ben Doster ben@cmgweekly.com

It almost goes without saying Weddington’s girls’ basketball team is the top program of its kind in Union County. Coach Ryun Cook has built the Warriors into a perennial winner. They have won three consecutive Southern Carolinas Conference championships and appear to be the team to beat in the conference again this season. It’s hard to tell if Weddington (11-4, 2-0 Southern Carolinas) has what it takes to reach or go beyond the fourth round, where it stumbled last season, but the Warriors are built to make another deep postseason run. What’s most impressive about Weddington’s success thus far is how it has maintained such a high level of play despite losing six seniors to graduation at the end of last season. The Warriors also lost forward Elanna Peay, who transferred back to Central Cabarrus.

Most of their success this season can be attributed to their suffocating defense, which has kept opponents from getting into a rhythm offensively. It also helps to have their top two scorers back from last season in junior guard Erin Addison (averaging 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game) and senior forward Remi Roberts (11.6 ppg, 9.3 rpg, one apg, three spg and 2.8 bpg), who are picking up from where they left off in 2016. “When you have a point guard like Erin, who has played in a lot of big games, and a 6-foot girl like Remi, who has played in a lot of big games, I think their poise is better,” Cook said. “They know what it takes to win games and play consistent throughout the season.” The Southern Carolinas is tougher than it was last season, because the teams are much improved from top to bottom throughout the conference. However, that doesn’t change Weddington’s lofty expectations for 2017, especially since the Warriors are the league’s frontrunner until someone knocks them off their throne. Weddington visits Anson on Friday, Jan. 13, for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff.

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lise are making a splash as rookies. King-Pierce expects them to at least make it to regionals. The boys remain deep and talented. Their greatest challenge should be Chapel Hill, which they fell to last season. However, the Mavericks are expected to be more competitive than last season’s 43-point loss in the state championship meet. Marvin Ridge is closing the gap and might have what it takes to surpass its nemesis. Senior Jeffrey Murray is back after winning the state championship in the 200-yard freestyle, while senior Peter Dwyer returns after finishing state runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly. Seniors Nate Utesch and Adam Fisher, who joined forces with Murray and Dwyer to win state in the 400yard freestyle relay, are other proven contributors. Senior Agrim Sharma, junior Matthew Shen, senior Michael Popescue, freshman Boyd Poelke, freshman Hamilton Hauder and sophomore Josh Stablein also are integral pieces to KingPierce’s lineup. Weddington, Cuthbertson and Sun Valley also have solid teams this year, but Marvin Ridge is clearly second to none in the county. Regionals are Friday, Feb. 3, with diving taking place in the morning at Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics and swimming in the afternoon at Mecklenburg Aquatics Center in Uptown.

Yellow Jackets eager to prove last season wasn’t fluke by Ben Doster ben@cmgweekly.com

Forest Hills’ boys’ basketball team lost a senior class to graduation that had taken the program to great heights, but the Yellow Jackets haven’t dropped off after reaching the semifinal round last season. Forest Hills fell on the road, losing 67-62 to a scrappy Parkwood team Tuesday, Jan. 10. However, the Yellow Jackets still have an impressive resume that includes a 13-3 (1-1 Rocky River 2A) record with three wins over a strong Piedmont team. Coach Matt Sides’ roster lacks size and depth, but his guard play is among the best in the area. Sophomore combo guard Nasione “Nas” Tyson is the unquestioned go-toguy. He leads Forest Hills in scoring (20.1 points per game), rebounding (7.3 per

game) and is second on the team in assists (3.7 per game). His backcourt mate Tyrese Barbour is an experienced floor general. He is a proven ball-handler and distributor, who averages 12.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.9 steals. They are joined on the perimeter by sophomore guard Jai Rorie, who is second on the team in scoring (13.7 points per game). Sides likes to push the tempo with his guard-heavy lineup. His players aren’t afraid to mix it up on the boards or on defense. “They want to make a name for themselves, and they want to leave their own legacy,” Sides said. “We’re definitely a different team. The kids have continued this culture of high expectations, doing the right thing, playing hard and playing for each other.” Forest Hills travels to West Stanly for a 7:30 p.m. conference clash Friday, Jan. 13.

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Home Sales (continued from page 7)

Taylor Glenn 11005 Magna Lane Dec. 7 4013 Magna Lane Dec. 7

Sale Price

$279,900 $263,000

The Arbors at Blanchard Farms 2006 Arbor Hills Drive Dec. 29 $310,000 2014 Arbor Hills Drive Dec. 28 $330,000 3001 Arbor Hills Drive Dec. 28 $349,000 2025 Arbor Hills Drive Dec. 16 $300,595 1030 Ivy Way Dec. 16 $329,900 2029 Arbor Hills Drive Dec. 14 $305,370 The Enclaves at Crismark 2018 Freeport Drive Dec. 27 $419,900 2117 Capricorn Ave. Dec. 21 $380,990 1001 Freeport Drive Dec. 9 $438,585 2017 Freeport Drive Dec. 2 $438,070 Traewyck 1703 Cottage Creek Rd. Dec. 19 Union Grove 1005 Alcona Court Dec. 22

Dec. 30

Atherton 209 Squash Harvest Court $863,154 212 Squash Harvest Court $1,073,153 Bromley 1246 Delaney Drive 1266 Delaney Drive

Dec. 22 Dec. 15

Brookhaven 1010 Russet Glen Lane Dec. 21 1002 Camrose Crossing Ln. Dec. 16 1014 Harrogate Lane Dec. 15 1003 Harrogate Lane Dec. 2 Callonwood 1048 Serel Drive 1300 Sarandon Drive 1050 Woodglen Lane 1046 Fleming Lane

Dec. 28 Dec. 27 Dec. 22 Dec. 2

$850,978 $790,614 $549,500 $415,000 $388,000 $378,500 $206,000 $335,000 $213,000 $290,000

Briarwood 2524 Carroll St.

Dec. 15

$166,000

Southwinds 1008 Skywatch Lane 730 Sinclair Drive 2314 Kevinshire Court 924 Skywatch Lane 1000 Skywatch Lane 703 Skywatch Lane

Dec. 28 Dec. 22 Dec. 21 Dec. 7 Dec. 7 Dec. 5

$170,000 $154,990 $194,000 $174,490 $169,490 $142,990

Southwood 1010 Lakewood Drive

Dec. 21

$220,000

$260,000

Springview 4508 Springview Drive Dec. 29

$123,000

$192,000 $155,000

Stonebridge 5124 Sand Trap Court

Dec. 22

$299,807

Dec. 13

$264,170

Welsh Heights 507 Mccarten St. Dec. 29

$65,000

$450,000 $392,000

Hamilton Place 3115 Persing Court Dec. 21

$237,000

Wishbone Farms 2221 Walnut Lane Dec. 15

Providence Glen 8007 Avanti Drive Dec. 2 7814 Montane Run Court Dec. 1

$287,500

Providence Pines 6619 Providence Road Dec. 8

$400,843

$147,500

Quellin 8411 Dunton Court Dec. 7 8002 Morehouse Drive Dec. 7 3100 Blackburn Drive Dec. 1

$392,500 $326,500 $395,000

$632,305

Rosecliff 1011 Rosecliff Drive

$975,000

Dec. 14

$346,500

Shannon Vista 5506 Verrazano Drive Dec. 2

$382,000

Camberley 2124 Majestic Poplar Dr. Dec. 13

$220,500

Silver Creek 1106 Deep Hollow Court Dec. 22

$275,000

Somerset 8800 Waltham Forest Ct. Dec. 13

$370,000

Steeple Chase 176 Valley Glen Drive Dec. 12

$580,000

Stonegate 6207 Lowergate Drive 6116 Lowergate Drive

$338,000 $280,000

Brittany Downs East 5907 Heathrow Court Dec. 5 5905 White Cliffs Drive Dec. 2

Grayson 2903 Eagleview Lane

Hampton Meadows 5306 Willow Run Drive Dec. 15 Hillsdale 609 Hillsdale Drive

Dec. 20

$140,000 $141,000

$139,500

$157,500 $162,000

Long Brooke 3105 Viola Lane Dec. 22

$149,900

Meadowview 511 Meadowview Drive Dec. 29

$119,500

Meriwether 1006 Fort Clapsop Court Dec. 8

$170,000

Newtown Estates 718 Winding Way Drive Dec. 27

$123,500

Chestnut Oaks 1237 Saint Johns Ave. Dec. 20

$332,500

River Chase 2516 River Chase Drive Dec. 30 2429 River Chase Drive Dec. 28 2409 Hunters Way Dec. 15

$139,000 $146,000 $115,000

Sandalwood 3100 Faircroft Way Dec. 30 5003 Jade Court Dec. 29 2605 Faircroft Way Dec. 16

$145,000 $188,000 $156,000

Lake Providence 8319 Lake Providence Dr. Dec. 21

$650,000 $512,425 $649,000 $600,000

Lismore 1092 Callonwood Drive Dec. 29

$335,000

Madison Ridge 14832 Rexford Chase Ct. Dec. 19

$251,000

Quintessa 5008 Soleado Drive

$650,000

Dec. 19

The Courtyards at Emerald Lake 1008 Avalon Drive Dec. 1 $386,340 Vickery 2018 Donovan Drive 2011 Chalet Lane 1423 Vickery Drive 1304 Vickery Drive 1201 Vickery Drive

Dec. 29 Dec. 22 Dec. 16 Dec. 16 Dec. 7

Willowbrook 2532 Willowbrook Drive Dec. 2 Willowcroft 1233 Yarrow St. 1237 Yarrow St.

Dec. 29 Dec. 27

Smith Field 2208 Cori Jon Drive

Dec. 1

St. Johns Forest 408 Bougainvillea Court Dec. 16

$220,000

Village Lake 3401 Peninsula Court Dec. 22

$550,000

Weddington Ridge 722 Tammy Drive Dec. 9

$190,950

Wesley Chapel 602 Latimer Way Dec. 29

$187,000

Woodlands Creek 2524 Logan Caroline Ln. Dec. 29 3305 Lucy Drive Dec. 21 3311 Lucy Drive Dec. 15 3416 Neely Evans Court Dec. 12 3415 Sara Margaret Drive Dec. 9 2518 Logan Caroline Ln. Dec. 8 3314 Sara Margaret Drive Dec. 5

$188,000 $256,900 $239,900 $235,000 $277,475 $284,900 $269,000 $234,900

Bethany Estates 3722 Story Lane Dec. 23 3731 Story Lane Dec. 13

$340,000

Dec. 13

28173 Amber Meadows 1016 Jasper Lane Dec. 29 Barrington 2713 Twinberry Lane

Cavaillon 1721 Cavaillon Drive Dec. 30 1732 Cavaillon Drive Dec. 29 1801 Cavaillon Drive Dec. 16 1914 Pensco Pond Drive Dec. 1

$560,990 $581,295 $572,670 $616,695

Conservancy at Waxhaw Creek 8127 Mossy Rock Road Dec. 16 $260,075 8122 Mossy Rock Road Dec. 9 $250,580 8138 Mossy Rock Road Dec. 6 $332,380 Cureton 3012 Chasbury Park Dr. Dec. 30 8718 Whitehawk Hill Rd. Dec. 29 8704 Deakin Court Dec. 19 8208 Sunset Hill Road Dec. 19 8712 Whitehawk Hill Rd. Dec. 9 3100 Scottcrest Way Dec. 8

$495,000 $455,000 $774,550 $297,000 $460,000 $310,000

Deerfield Plantation 2712 Ski Trail Lane Dec. 5

$555,000

Demere 1400 Mallory Lane 1302 Mallory Lane

Dec. 22 Dec. 13

$290,000 $280,000

Harrison Park 2013 Thorn Crest Drive Dec. 28 2032 Dunsmore Lane Dec. 15 2017 Dunsmore Lane Dec. 9

$220,970 $135,000 $186,500

Highclere 136 Highclere Drive 205 Grantham Place 209 Grantham Place

Dec. 30 Dec. 21 Dec. 20

Hollister 7610 Caspian Drive

Dec. 30

Providence Downs South 1604 Lookout Circle Dec. 20 $1,150,000 9803 Go For Gin Court Dec. 8 $850,000 1620 Funny Cide Drive Dec. 6 $1,020,000 1408 Venetian Way Drive Dec. 5 $1,150,000

Dec. 13

Dec. 15 Dec. 15

Stratford on Providence 6008 Oxfordshire Road Dec. 27

$1,405,000

Summerhill Estates 7912 Hillanby Court Dec. 23

$92,000

The Chimneys of Marvin 10610 Waxhaw Manor Dr. Dec. 15 $580,000 The Gates at Ansley 909 Giacomo Drive Dec. 30

$685,000

The Glen at Wesley Oaks 503 Conaway Court Dec. 7 $428,000 The Oaks on Providence 4001 English Oaks Court Dec. 7 $210,000 The Reserve 9202 Spratt Lane Dec. 8

$277,777

Triple C Mini Ranches 9610 Deer Run Road Dec. 12

$550,000

$697,070 $724,253 $722,155

Tullamore 954 Meadow Vista Drive Dec. 29 958 Meadow Vista Drive Dec. 29 237 Walkers Bluff Court Dec. 28

$666,540 $750,000 $800,000

$515,000

Tuscany 2433 Madeira Circle 2414 Madeira Circle 2432 Madeira Circle 2321 Maderia Circle 2420 Madeira Circle 1930 Madeira Circle

Dec. 30 Dec. 29 Dec. 27 Dec. 22 Dec. 22 Dec. 16

$451,190 $465,415 $499,940 $375,000 $506,695 $340,000

Waxhaw Farms 4817 Waxhaw Farms Rd. Dec. 29

$255,500

Weddington Chase 8309 Woodmont Drive Dec. 16

$680,000

Weddington Trace 7609 Berryfield Court Dec. 29

$557,500

Wesley Oaks 6304 Archerfield Court Dec. 22 416 Ranelagh Drive Dec. 9

$358,000 $345,000

Houston Ridge 2408 Labelle Drive Dec. 9

$329,000

Hunter Oaks 608 Queenswater Lane Dec. 28 8608 Dansington Court Dec. 15 404 Basingdon Court Dec. 7

$446,000 $382,500 $393,000

Inverness on Providence 2916 Merryvale Way Dec. 30 $544,794 321 Barclay Drive Dec. 29 $502,040 2909 Merryvale Way Dec. 21 $537,580 Ladera 1238 Ladera Drive 1029 Ladera Drive

28112

$454,348 $475,207 $469,900 $464,900 $480,705

$430,000 $422,500

$358,000

The Estates at Wesley Oaks 1017 Patricians Lane Dec. 29 $400,000

Windy Ridge 1132 Wind Chime Court Dec. 12

Woodhaven 937 Cameron Court

$85,000

Laurel Creek 1116 Landen Chase Drive Dec. 16 1119 Landen Chase Drive Dec. 2

$259,550

Lake Forest Preserve 1010 Lake Forest Drive Dec. 16 1068 Lake Forest Drive Dec. 16 3045 Twin Lakes Drive Dec. 9

$756,600

$193,000

$160,000 $174,900 $168,650

Potters Trace 504 Circle Trace Road Dec. 30

$800,000

$430,000

Providence Downs 9100 Unbridle Lane Dec. 20

Dec. 15 Dec. 9 Dec. 8

$364,999

Highgate 6050 Foggy Glen Place Dec. 22

Providence Acres 557 Cottonfield Circle Dec. 21

Brekonridge 4700 Pickford Court 4802 Aldersbrook Drive 4625 Dewberry Lane

Lexington Commons 1810 Lexington Ave. Dec. 28

Dec. 21

$155,000

$219,500

$165,000

$163,000

Chestnut 1026 Butterburr Drive

Dec. 16

Plantation Forest 7326 Bailywick Drive Dec. 6

Barbee Farms 2924 Dairywood Lane Dec. 12

$155,000

Forest Park 713 Pesca Lane

$384,125 $375,000 $355,710 $454,775 $299,990 $307,894 $288,000 $380,000 $312,000 $273,070 $295,000 $390,000 $475,785

$194,000

Pilgrim Forest 920 Pilgrim Forest Drive Dec. 14

$267,000 $267,000 $235,000 $200,000

Millbridge 3004 Millbridge Pkwy. Dec. 30 7010 Fallondale Road Dec. 29 1004 Sterling Drive Dec. 29 1001 Sterling Drive Dec. 29 3038 Oakmere Road Dec. 22 3026 Oakmere Road Dec. 20 2109 Glenhaven Drive Dec. 17 4004 Millbridge Pkwy. Dec. 16 3009 Bridgewick Road Dec. 16 3022 Oakmere Road Dec. 14 3010 Oakmere Road Dec. 9 3009 Millbridge Pkwy. Dec. 8 1004 Hampton Grove Rd. Dec. 7

Lakeview Estates 1519 Pamela Drive Dec. 7

$572,055

Fairhaven 1904 Yellow Daisy Drive Dec. 27 1865 Yellow Daisy Drive Dec. 22 1408 Sunflower Field Pl. Dec. 16 1115 Afternoon Sun Rd. Dec. 16

$127,000

Sale Price

$210,000

Dec. 30

$432,000 $344,000 $350,000 $392,500

$134,000

Date sold

Historic District 702 Church St. Dec. 22

Candella 509 Alucio Court

Chestnut Place 1002 Twin Pines Drive Dec. 29 1207 Clover Lane Dec. 22 1107 Clover Lane Dec. 12 1102 Clover Lane Dec. 5

Dec. 29

Address

Arbor Creek 3926 Arbor Creek Court Dec. 6

Colonial Village 1417 Williamsburg Lane Dec. 30 3313 Continental Drive Dec. 2

Dec. 9

Canterbury 902 Marion Lee Road

Sale Price

$413,965 $414,900 $424,500

$312,763

Dec. 30

Date sold

Carmel Acres 1717 Carmel Church Rd. Dec. 19

Clover Bend 2110 Clover Bend Drive Dec. 14

$593,000

Address

Adelaide Estates 1021 Torrens Drive Dec. 28 1017 Torrens Drive Dec. 27 1016 Torrens Drive Dec. 27

$200,000

28104 Arbor Oaks 4600 Bonner Drive

Sale Price

28110 Date sold

Address

Date sold

Address

Dec. 28 Dec. 15

$930,055 $890,308

$85,000 $115,000

Lindenwood 1208 Hardwood Drive Dec. 15

$332,500

Bramblewood 1419 Griffith Road Dec. 29

$158,500

Brooks Farm 2203 Field Pond Lane Dec. 13

Longview 8800 Thornbury Place Dec. 15 234 Glenmoor Drive Dec. 2

$918,000 $943,000

$148,500

Marvin Creek 5017 Groves Edge Lane Dec. 14

$580,000


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We’re Growing! And we want you to join us.

Apply Online UnionAcademy.org Established in the year 2000, Union Academy (K-12), a National School of Character, is the first and longest operating charter school in Union County. The school is a tuition-free public school of choice that operates independently of the local school district.

Accepting Student Admissions Applications

January 9 February 27, 2017.

Student Achievement • In 2016 UA graduated 105 seniors with a graduation rate of 95% • 95% of the seniors were accepted into colleges • 2016 seniors were awarded almost $7,000,000 (million) in scholarships. • Students at UA scored higher than the state in all areas of testing. • Vast majority of UA students reached top two achievement levels of 4 and 5 which means they met and exceeded the College/Career readiness standard. • ACT and SAT scores above national and state averages Great Things about Union Academy • Named a National School of Character • Named a NC 2016 School of Character • Named a Regional Top 10 Workplace by the Charlotte Observer • Won 4 Enquirer Journal Reader’s Choice Awards for best elementary, middle and high school; Union Academy Athletic Association won Reader’s Choice for favorite local non-profit • Raised $679,000 at 2015 and 2016 UA Ultimate Auction

We Are UA!

Union County Weekly  

Vol. 12, Iss. 2; Jan 13, 2017

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