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WELCOME FROM TONY GARSHNICK President, Waxhaw Business Association

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There are numerous fun-filled events scheduled throughout the entire year


Waxhaw offers numerous dining options


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A Message from the


••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Welcome to Waxhaw! As we enter a new year, I’m looking forward to leading the Town of Waxhaw as Mayor again.

Having served in both municipal and corporate leadership positions throughout my career, I’ve brought over 40 years of leadership experience to the office of Mayor. My experience brings a wealth of knowledge of building relationships, developing a clear vision, and exercising strong communication skills to share that vision. Keeping residents involved and engaged in town leadership’s decision-making process is pivotal to my role as Mayor. During my first year as Mayor, while in a global pandemic, the Town staff and Board members didn’t slow down. As a team, we worked extensively to activate plans that had been discussed but had yet to be put into motion for many years. We know our residents are passionate about infrastructure, a new downtown park, and transparency. We’ve taken strides to improve and have better visibility in each area with a new Land Development Code and a revised Town Master Plan. We’ve made sure you can find Waxhaw project updates at any time on our website. We will also be launching a new website in 2021, which will make it easier to find information and report concerns. If you are looking to move to Waxhaw or have just moved here, Waxhaw has much to offer. My wife and I love all that our community offers: a vibrant arts community, unique shops and boutiques, and diverse cuisine partnered with professional business services. I understand family, safety, and growth values, and I aim to create a dynamic and beautiful growing Waxhaw for years to come. I look forward to working together with the Board of Commissioners, Town staff, and residents to create a well planned and beautiful Waxhaw.

Sincerely Yours,

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Ron Pappas Ron Pappas Mayor of Waxhaw


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Town of Waxhaw Tax Rate

0.385¢ per $100 _________________________________________________________

Union County Tax Rate



0.2163¢ per $100

Art Box Ceramics & Canvas ....................... Page 21



Total Waxhaw Land Area

11.89 Square Miles

Bike Depot .................................................. Page 15 Broadstreet Homes .................................... Page 01

43.18 INCHES


17,147 WAXHAW

Burgess Funeral Home .............................. Page 33


Carolinas Chiropractic & Spinal Rehab ... Page 29


Claudio’s Watch Repair ............................. Page 21


Couick’s Marine .......................................... Page 02


2019 Estimate



UNION COUNTY 2017 Estimate





Percent of Population by Age Group Persons under 5 Years Persons under 18 Years Persons 65 Years and Over

5.8% 32.5% 8.8%

Farms & Estates Realty .............................. Page 27 Fuzion Hair Design .................................... Page 20 Henn Automitive ....................................... Page 25


Passionate Paws Animal Hospital ............ Page 31


Jen Stevenson Payroll ............................... Page 06 MillBridge ................................. Inside Front Cover Rehobeth Presbyterian Church ................ Page 32 Renew Med Spa ......................................... Page 21

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

Robinson Orthodontics ............. Inside Back Cover


SNA Today ................................................... Page 09


Saint Margaret’s Preschool ....................... Page 28 Stack’s Kitchen ........................................... Page 19


Stewart’s Village Gallery ........................... Page 02


Top Flite Insurance Agency ........................ Page 09


Town of Waxhaw ................................... Back Cover

Tangles Knitting On Main ........................ Page 09

Union County Entrepreneurs .................... Page 26






Eight Legs Gallery ...................................... Page 21

High School Graduate or Higher



Coldwell Banker - Tina Whitley ................. Page 09

Uptown Tea ................................................. Page 21 Waxhaw Family Vision .............................. Page 08


Waxhaw Farmers Market .......................... Page 16


Wilkinson & Associates - Jan Konetchy .... Page 17






(2015-2019) Sources: United States Census Bureau, www.areavibes.com, www.usa.com

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STRONG The Waxhaw Business Association (WBA) is a nonprofit organization comprised of individuals, merchants, property owners, and advocates who work together to support, promote, and improve the local business community of this great town. The WBA offers ample opportunity to meet and network with like-minded business professionals through yearround events. Monthly Breakfast Meetings Held the 3rd Wednesday of each month 7:30am - 9:00am at The Dreamchaser's Brewery 115 E North Main Streeet, Waxhaw, NC 28173 Network After Hours Social events held at different member locations and are the perfect place to meet and mingle in a relaxed atmosphere. So whether your business is retail or realty, banking or baking, large or small, we welcome you to join our Association to make lasting business relationships and plug in to the community.

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Welcome to Waxhaw! As this years Waxhaw Business Association (WBA) President, I am pleased to tell you something about our wonderful town. Ours is a uniquely beautiful community, steeped in history and small-town charm, while still offering the advantages of a prosperous urban area. Our pedestrian-friendly downtown includes a wide variety of restaurants, retailers, antique shops and park areas. We are also home to services such as real estate, insurance, legal and accounting. My family and I, who have lived here for over 15 years, enjoy the extensive variety of activities available to us in Waxhaw. And as a mortgage lender and local Waxhaw business, I have had the opportunity to enjoy the area’s fast-growing business environment. This past year has brought many challenges, but our residents and businesses have risen to the task. A big thank you to outgoing WBA President Marcus Watson and Treasurer Marnie Carter for keeping our organization on track and in focus. Our appreciation also goes to Waxhaw Mayor Ron Pappas and Town Manager Jeffrey Wells for their excellent community leadership. The WBA is dedicated to encouraging, supporting and promoting our town’s thriving business community. Our focus this year is clearer than ever. Whether you are a visitor to our town, an established resident, or simply exploring potential opportunities here, we are pleased to be at your service. The WBA continues to encourage economic development in our community and welcomes new businesses to our area. Waxhaw, you will find, is a very special place. We are here to help you in every way possible. Your success is our success. Sincerely,

Tony Garshnick Tony Garshnick President, Waxhaw Business Association

WHERE IS WAXHAW Waxhaw is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina and nestled in the southwest corner of Union County. Located within 20 miles of Charlotte, NC, Residents are fortunate to be able to tap into the nearby big-city amenities. Waxhaw is also very close to the border of South Carolina - approximately two miles. Access to Waxhaw is made easy by NC Hwy 75 and NC Hwy 16 which intersect at the center of Waxhaw’s downtown area. There’s also easy access to the major interstate systems of I-485, I-85 and I-77, making regional travel to the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Carolina beaches accessible within a couple of hours by car. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, ranked among the top 10 busiest airports in the world based on passenger totals, can typically be reached within 40 minutes.

Mileage Chart Mineral Springs, NC ................... 2 miles Marvin, NC .................................. 2 miles Weddington, NC ........................ 7 miles Wesley Chapel, NC ................... 10 miles Monroe, NC .............................. 12 miles Lancaster, SC ............................. 18 miles

Charlotte, NC ............................ 26 miles Asheville, NC ........................... 146 miles Myrtle Beach, SC .................... 159 miles Atlanta, GA ............................. 266 miles Washington DC ...................... 423 miles New York, NY ......................... 671 miles

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PHONENUMBERS&LINKS Fire • Police • Ambulance.....911


Waxhaw Administration www.waxhaw.com

Atrium Health Waxhaw www.atriumhealth.org .................... 704-667-6800

Waxhaw Town Hall ........................ 704-843-2195

Atrium Health Union www.atriumhealth.org .................... 980-993-3100

Waxhaw Police Department ........... 704-843-0353 (non-emergency) www.waxhaw.com Waxhaw Community Fire Department & Rescue Squad ............................ 704-843-4001 (non-emergency) www.waxhawvfd.org Union County Sheriff's Office ......... 704-283-3789 (non-emergency) www.co.union.nc.us Union County Emergency Management ............... 704-283-3536 www.co.union.nc.us North Carolina State Highway Patrol ............................... 919-733-2126 www.ncdps.gov Union County Crime Stoppers ....... 704-283-5600

Town Manager ...................... 704-843-2195 ext. 254 Administrative Department ....... 704-843-2195 ext. 1

Atrium Health Medical Group of Waxhaw www.atriumhealth.org .................... 704-243-2254

Town Clerk ........................... 704-843-2195 ext. 222 Finance Director ................... 704-843-2195 ext. 230

Carolinas Chiropractic And Spinal Rehab www.carolinaschiropractic.com ..... 704-243-1010

Human Resources ..... 704-843-2195 ext. 240 & 269 Parks & Rec Department ...... 704-843-2195 ext. 278

Novant Health Waxhaw Family & Sports Medicine .......................... 704-384-8640 www.nhwaxhawfamilyandsportsmedicine.org

Events Division ........... 704-843-2195 ext. 226 & 221 Technology Division ............. 704-843-2195 ext. 224

Robinson Orthodontics www.robinsonsmiles.com .............. 704-573-333

Development Services Dept .. 704-843-2195 ext. 257

Waxhaw Family Vision Care .......... 704-843-3053 www.waxhawvision.com

GIS Planning ........................ 704-843-2195 ext .239

Union County Health Department .. 704-296-4800 www.co.union.nc.us/Divisions/PublicHealth.aspx

Public Service Department ................. 704-843-7439

North Carolina Poison Control Voice/TDD/TTY ............. 1-800-222-1222

Vehicle Maintenance ................... 704-843-7439

Building Inspections .......................... 704-843-2195 Planning & Zoning ................ 704-843-2195 ext. 254 Waxhaw Cemetery ...................... 704-843-7439 Waxhaw Animal Control ........ 704-843-0353 ext 268

NC Center for Missing Persons ...... 800-522-5437

Waxhaw Family Vision Care n Comprehensive Eye Exams

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Waste Collection & Recycling Services

Union County

Duke Energy ................................... 800-777-9898 www.duke-energy.com

Waste Pro USA ................................... 980-255-3800 Town of Waxhaw’s Public Services ..... 704-843-7439

Union County Property Tax Office .. 704-283-3746

Union Co. Power Cooperative ........ 704-289-3145 www.union-power.com

Collection Schedule

Union County Register of Deeds .... 704-283-3727

Roll-Out Garbage - Once a Week (Curbside before 7am on day of service)

Union County Parks & Recreation . 704-843-3919

Recyclables - Every Other Week (Curbside before 7am on day of service)

Union County Animal Services ... 704-283-2308

Yard Debris - Once a Week - Tuesday (Curbside

Union County Public Information ... 704-283-3687


Natural Gas NCNG/Piedmont Natural Gas ............ 800-752-7504 www.piedmontng.com Heritage Propane .............................. 800-532-6141 www.heritagepropane.com


Union County Board of Elections ... 704-283-3809 Union County Social Services ........ 704-296-4300 Union County Fire Marshall .......... 704-296-4296

Southern Gas Company .................... 877-415-7468 www.southerngasco.com


Monroe Oil Company (heating oil) ..... 704-289-5438 www.monroeoilco.com

Charlotte Douglas Int’l Airport ........ 704-359-4000

Telephone • Cable • Internet

Spectrum ........................................... 855-261-7300 www.spectrum.com Windstream ..................................... 866-445-5880 Windstream.com

Water & Sewer

Union County Public Works ................ 704-296-4210 www.co.union.nc.us

Union County Public Works ........... 704-296-4210

Union County Veterans Services ... 704-283-3711 or 704-283-3744

Amtrak .......................................... 704-376-4416

Union County Public Schools ....... 704-296-9898 www.ucps.k12.us

Monroe Regional Airport ................ 704-226-2300 Charlotte Area Transit System ....... 704-336-7433

Union County Main Library ........... 704-283-8184 www.union.lib.nc.us

Travel & Road Conditions ................... 511 NC State Highway Patrol ............... 800-233-3151

Union County Chamber of Commerce www.unioncountycoc.com ......... 704-289-4567

NC Dept of Motor Vehicles ............. 704-283-4264 www.ncdot.gov

Monroe Union County Economic Development http://developunion.com ............ 704-282-5780

Motor Vehicle Registration ............. 704-283-4113 www.ncdot.gov/dmv


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Numerous attractions and events abound in Waxhaw. Bring your family and friends out for these exciting happenings. You’ll have no trouble filling your days with fun.

Water Tower

This iconic 49,000 stainless-steel structure looms over the downtown area with it’s close proximity to the intersection of NC 75 and NC 16 and the railroad tracks that run through the center of town. It was built in 1940. The tank was the town’s water supply for many years until new ground water tanks were built. 116 McDonald Street | Waxhaw, NC 28173 10

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Pedestrian Bridge Sometimes a bridge is more than just a way to get from Point A to Point B. It can be a landmark like the pedestrian bridge located in the heart of downtown. This town icon was built in 1888 when the railroad company constructed a rail line to Atlanta. Today, many people, young and old, climb the stairs to the top so they can stand on the wooden planks of the bridge and watch as a train passes under their feet. Downtown Waxhaw

Military Wall of Honor

This all brick structure salutes the brave men and women who have defended the freedoms we enjoy. The annual Memorial Day, 9/11 Patriot Day, and Veteran’s Day celebrations take place here as well as other special activities throughout the year. The wall is maintained by the American Legion Auxiliary Post 208 Waxhaw. Veterans or their families are welcome to purchase a personalized brick with the veterans name, branch of service and dates of service. 100 E. North Main Street | Waxhaw, NC 28173 www.waxhawmilitarywall.webs.com

Museum of the Waxhaws This museum is brimming with collections that tell story upon story of the humble beginnings of the Land of the Waxhaws. Learn about the Waxhaw Indians and the European settlers who gave birth to this burgeoning community. Stroll through the Secrest Homestead, a nineteenth century family residence with several outbuildings. Enjoy indoor and outdoor exhibits, artistic performances, historical reenactments, and group tours. The Museum is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to the public with field trips and group visits occurring as scheduled throughout each week. 8215 Waxhaw Hwy | Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-1832 https://museumofthewaxhaws.org

Museum of the Alphabet This one-of-a-kind museum tells the story of alphabet makers from ancient history to modern times. Learn how languages are written, spoken, translated, and printed. Photographs, paintings, sculpture and weavings, quiz boxes and models help visitors grasp the vast amount of information available. 6409 Davis Road | Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-6045 www.jaars.org/visit/museums

Mexico Cårdenas Museum This museum is dedicated to former president of Mexico, Lázaro Cárdenas and his love and commitment to the people of Mexico. Displays include historical photographs, books, folk art, jewelry and embroidered native costumes. 6403 Davis Road | Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-6045 www.jaars.org/visit/museums

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Full of History

Duncan McDonald House

The history of Waxhaw is one that began with an Indian tribe that once inhabitated this area.

This area was home to the Waxhaw Indians long before the European settlers came to the area. The Waxhaw Indians were allied with the Catawbas in their wars with the Cherokee and were almost wiped out in 1715 by the Yamasee War and by diseases brought by the early settlers to the area. Soon afterwards German, English, Scottish, Welsh and other European settlers arrived in the area to establish a settlement. The land was fertile and trade was made easy by the proximity of the Catawba River and the main trading path which ran from Petersburg, Virginia to Augusta, Georgia. The Town of Waxhaw was chartered in 1889, making it the third oldest town in Union County. Even though Waxhaw is one of the oldest communities in Union County it wasn't well known until 1888 when railroad tracks from Atlanta were laid. It was clear that this area needed a dependable means of overland transportation. It was increasingly difficult to deliver and receive goods to and from the supply centers in the south.

The Duncan McDonald House was built by Waxhaw's first post-master in 1888 and now acts as a characteristic recreation venue. At one time the town’s early switchboard was operated from this house. From senior citizen programming to events welcome center to historical showcase to rentable meeting space, this is a great place to visit! 115 N. McDonald Street Waxhaw, NC 28173

Waxhaw Library Waxhaw Branch Library has over 17,000 items, including books, DVDs, videos, books on tape and CD, young adult books, genealogy, CDs, magazines, newspapers and more. There are seven computers for adults and two computers for children, in addition to two online public access computers. It’s conveniently located near downtown in the Historic District. 509 South Providence Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-3131 | www.union.lib.nc.us

Today, Waxhaw is a vibrant community that has progressed from those humble beginnings. It has come a long way from it’s early roots as indian land and still takes the time to proudly remember its past. The most noteworthy native of this region is Andrew Jackson, 7th president of the United States. President Jackson was born in the Waxhaw area in 1767. An ongoing dispute centers on whether he was born in North Carolina or just to the south in South Carolina. He was born in one of two cabins, less than 100 yards apart, but because the state line ran between them, it’s unknown which state he was actually born in. Jackson lived in North Carolina until he moved west to Tennessee, at the age of 21. 12

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Waxhaw Reading Room Used Bookstore offers a wide

variety of books at discounted prices. The bookstore accepts used book donations and inturn resells the books to the public. All proceeds are directed to the Waxhaw Library to support a new larger town library and associated operational costs. 201 W South Main Street, Suite B Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-2665 www.libraryassociationofwaxhaw.org

The Meeting Place Once known as the Waxhaw Police Department, The Meeting Place is a rentable recreation meeting room that accommodates 25. It includes a bathroom, kitchenette area, mounted flat-screen television monitor, tables, and chairs. The Meeting Place is perfect for family gatherings and community meetings. Located next to the David G. Barnes Children's Park

Jug & Well The large clay urn was originally used at the Rodman-Heath Mill which played a vital role in the town’s economy for many years. The well was originally dug circa 1900 to serve the trains and crews of the Depot and remained in use until the 1920’s. The current well replica, built in 1989, commemorates Waxhaw’s original community well which once stood near this spot.


Jammin' by the Tracks

Drive - In & Sit - In Movie Nights

Bring a chair and your dancing shoes and enjoy the tunes downtown Waxhaw under the Water Tower the first and third Fridays of the month. To be held June thru August. www.waxhaw.com

JAAR S Day Wxw Sk8 Nights Wxw Sk8 Nights are hosted at the Waxhaw Sk8 Park in April and September by the Parks & Recreation and the Waxhaw Police departments. This is a Skate Jam format. The skateboarding competition is free to compete in and we will be dishing out prizes and skate gear! www.waxhaw.com

Watch flight demos, see how innovations in technology and software are speeding Bible translation, or take flight in a missionary plane or helicopter at this free event. JAARS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. 7405 Jaars Road | Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-6000 | www.jaars.org

Load the family up and have a night out at the movies. You’ll have a choice between a drive-in movie format at Forest Hill Church Campus in Waxhaw or a sit-in format downtown at the Waxhaw Community Corner under the Waxhaw Water Tower. www.waxhaw.com

Queen’s Cup Steeplechase No event in the Charlotte region gives you the experience you get at The Queen’s Cup. With everything from amazing tailgates, fancy hats and bow ties to powerful thoroughbreds galloping over 4’6″ obstacles. The Queen’s Cup is about sport, it’s about fashion, it’s about a tailgate extravaganza! 6103 Waxhaw Hwy | Mineral Springs NC 28108 704-843-7070 | www.queenscup.org

Waxhaw Kaleidoscope Fest / Taste of Waxhaw Traditionally held the third weekend in May, this event will be taking a hiatus in 2021 and revamping for a brand new experience in 2022. However, join us for the Youth Art Show that weekend hosted at the Waxhaw United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Patriotic Ceremonies The Town of Waxhaw is steeped in military history and very proud of its military service members, both past and present. Local military personnel are honored on Memorial Day, 9/11 Patriot Day and Veteran's Day with a remembrance ceremony at the Military Wall of Honor in downtown Waxhaw. Held the 2nd Saturday in December, the Wreaths Across America event pays tribute to US Veterans by placing wreaths on military graves in the Town cemetery. With a strong partnership between the Town of Waxhaw, American Legion and local business leaders, each ceremony is educational in nature. Everyone is welcome to attend these free events.

Independence Day Celebration Waxhaw is perhaps best known for its July 4th Parade. This hometown parade takes place through historic downtown Waxhaw and is attended by enthusiastic revelers. Announcers cover the entire parade route to make sure that you hear all of the details surrounding the fun entries passing by from antique cars and fire engines, to parade-themed floats, horses, stilt walkers, clowns, and more.

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Back to School Bash In August, the Back to School Bash hosted by the Waxhaw community, Waxhaw Police, and Parks & Recreation provides school supplies, backpacks, shoes, food, clothes and entertainment to help families in need start the school year out right! www.waxhaw.com

Grill’n & Chill’n BBQ Cook Off Autumn Treasures This two-day event, held the second weekend in October, highlights some of the finest local artisans and crafters, in our biggest event of the year. Other features include live entertainment, a food court featuring fun foods like hot dogs, smoked turkey legs, funnel cakes, shaved ice and much more. For the kids, there is the Kidz Zone with a children’s entertainment stage, rides, inflatables. and more

Enjoy some of the best local BBQ around. Held in October during Autumn Treasures, barbecue teams cook and have their meats judged by a professional line-up of Kansas City Barbeque Society certified judges. All ticket sales from this event help local charities. www.waxhaw.com


Pirate Day This family friendly event takes place at the Museum of the Waxhaw’s as pirates take over the museum grounds. There’s sword fighting, black powder and bullwhip demonstrations, games, mermaids, stories, food, games, artisan vendors, and firing of real cannons! 8215 Waxhaw Hwy | Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-1832 | www.museumofthewaxhaws.org

National Night Out Held nationally on the first Tuesday in August. Neighbors come together with local law enforcement agencies to raise crime and drug prevention awareness and to send a message to the criminals that the communities are organized and are fighting back to discourage criminal behavior. This safe and fun event is a great opportunity for you and your family get to know the public servants that are dedicated to keeping you safe. BEFORE YOU VISIT, IT IS SUGGESTED YOU CALL OR VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT POSTPONEMENTS, CANCELLATIONS, OR CLOSURES RELATED TO COVID-19 14

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Come enjoy one of the best times of year with the Town of Waxhaw. Downtown Waxhaw comes alive the Saturday before Halloween with children and adults in this family-friendly festive costumed event. This free event invites participants to trickor-treating in the downtown business district, costume contests, a haunted maze, spooky carriage rides, and ghouling music! www.waxhaw.com

Holiday Happenings in Waxhaw GingerSnap 5K / Girls On The Run Race is an annual race open to everyone. It’s held the Saturday before Thanksgiving in downtown Waxhaw and benefits Girls On The Run of Union County NC.

BIKE DEPOT A community bike shop serving all your cycling needs

Menorah Lighting is held during the Jewish Hanukkah celebration. The ceremony takes place by the Old Oak Tree bandstand on E. North Main Street in downtown Waxhaw. Senior Citizens Christmas Party is a townsponsored party held the first Friday in December. Waxhaw senior citizens are invited to enjoy a Christmas dinner with entertainment and Christmas cheer, courtesy of several Waxhaw area restaurants. Holiday Festival of Lights begins the first Saturday in December with over one million lights sparkling and twinkling through historic downtown Waxhaw. Musical performances, a live nativity, free carriage rides, carnival rides and games, children’s activities and an appearance by Santa highlight this celebration. Waxhaw Christmas Parade is held downtown on the second Sunday in December and features local school marching bands, floats, and entries by hundreds of businesses and members of the community.

Wreaths Across America is a great ceremonial event that honors and remembers fallen military veterans who have supported and defended our great nation. The Parkwood JROTC, the Union County Composite Squadron (Cival Air Patrol), along with the Town of Waxhaw are proud sponsors of this annual nationwide event. You are invited to be a part of this remembrance by joining us December 18, 2021 for a commemorative ceremony and the laying of wreaths on local veterans’ gravesites. Santa's Ride Thru the Neighborhoods is a partnership with the North Pole, the Town of Waxhaw and the Waxhaw Volunteer Fire Department. Santa makes an appearance in 35 neighborhoods within the official Waxhaw’s town limits the third week in December. Due to his hectic schedule, Santa does not stop in the neighborhoods but drives by waving and wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.

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Join us at the Waxhaw Farmers Market (WFM) each Saturday at our spacious, two-acre location. Located one mile from downtown Waxhaw, at 27290 Waxhaw Parkway, our site offers easy parking, spacious walkways, and opportunity for us to grow. Hours are 9am-12pm. We are farmers and artisan vendors proudly growing and making all our products locally. We come to the market to provide you fresh-from-the-farm goodness and

Waxhaw Farmers’ Market YEAR-ROUND FARMERS’ MARKET Located at 27290 Waxhaw Parkway | Waxhaw, NC 28173 waxhawfarmersmarket.org


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unique crafting of hand-made foods and specialty items. Make Saturday morning your weekly destination to meet family and friends for a cup of coffee or tea and numerous homemade breakfast items and baked goods. Enjoy seasonal children’s activities and local music as you spend time together relaxing on a bench or at a picnic table. WFM’s most important feature is our dedicated growers. Every week they bring healthy, farm-fresh, locally grown items - often picked 24 hours prior to coming to Market Day! Our local farmers include: vegetables, fruit, meat, seafood, eggs, mushrooms, fresh flowers and plants. Our ‘straight-from-the-farm to your table’ farmers give our customers an opportunity to know where your food comes from and how it is grown. Come back to local, meet our growers, and begin your weekly grocery shopping with quality fresh food. WFM also offers a diverse array of specialty products. Our local vendors create hand-made products such as personal care items, jams and jellies, oat-based products, soaps, candles, wood items, and more. New this year, on the first Saturday of the month, artisans will join the market to share quality homemade items to showcase our talented community. Our mission is to provide healthy, fresh, local food, foster direct relationships with farmers and customers, and to enhance quality of life in our local area by providing a common gathering location. Established in 2001, this our 19th year serving the community with a year-round market from April through December. We also offer a winter market, which is open every other Saturday from 10am-12pm. For information, updates and our weekly newsletter go to Waxhawfarmersmarket.org or follow us on Facebook. Make the Waxhaw Farmers Market your Saturday destination. Come Back to Local!

Horse Community & Greenway Trails Attract Riders to Waxhaw Union County has the largest equine population (by county) in North Carolina Waxhaw has a long timeline of equestrian history. The original inhabitants of the region were a Native American group known as the Waxhaws (originally called the Wysacky). The tribes involvement in the Yamasee War led to their destruction and the freeing of their land for European settlement. The area was first settled by European-Americans in the mid-eighteenth century. Most settlers were primarily of Scots-Irish origin. These settlers became subsistence farmers and horses were an integral part of their daily life. The equestrian lifestyle is still part of this area's tradition. This close-knit community is full of many equestrian lovers who have discovered the lands splendor with an abundance of equestrian farms and horse-friendly neighborhoods. Warm sun and a relaxed lifestyle make Waxhaw a favorite for horse lovers. The area has picturesque barns, gentle topography, rolling meadows and miles of trails, which gives oodles of horse people time to explore them with their favorite gentle giant. Living in a horse loving community allows equine enthusiasts to share their passion with other horse lovers and enjoy quick access to stables, riding trails, and equestrian activities. No matter what kind of riding you do - English or Western, dressage or eventing, trail riding or just for pleasure, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more vibrant horse culture. Located between Waxhaw and Monroe on Highway 7, the Mineral Springs Greenway is a quaint trail system that runs through the area and is the perfect place for a ride among other enthusiastic horsemen and women. Horses, joggers and mountain bikers enjoy this serene 1.7 mile out-and-back natural surface trail

as it follows along a creek through some nice forested areas. Just south of Waxhaw is Cane Creek Park which offers miles of trails for horseback riding. This Union County park encompasses 1,050 acres of land and surrounds a 350-acre lake that is peaceful and well maintained. For those who aren’t lucky enough to call Waxhaw home, it’s a short distance from Charlotte for a quick escape from the city, and far enough to provide a peaceful and charming ride. Come experience Waxhaw by horseback at one of the many area stables offering riding lessons, riding camps, horse shows, leasing, boarding, sales and training. n


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Take a Bite Whether you’re a foodie or just plain hungry, a large and tasty asset in Waxhaw is the variety of culinary options available. Before you visit, it is suggested you call or check website for information about restrictions or closures related to COVID-19. Please follow all safety guidelines.

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701 Main Restaurant & Bar

Offering a large menu and extensive bar selection. Committed to fresh, quality food, combined with a home-style atmosphere.

Specializing in fresh, mouth-watering burgers. The menu also includes chicken, hot dogs, onion rings, tots, salads, milkshakes, and much more! Daily burger specials.

701 W. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-256-1203 http://701mainrestaurant.com

203 N .Broome Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-256-1198 https://broome-street-burgers.business.site

Asian Grill

Burger King

Mandarin, Hunan, and Szechuan Cuisine dishes are bound to satisfy your hunger.

3913 Providence Road S #C Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-5888 www.asiangrillonline.com

Bistro D'Antonio

A warm and relaxed restaurant, offering Italian inspired cuisine. Check out the five course wine dinner to enjoy an evening of signature dishes with expertly paired wines.

3909 Providence Road S Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-243-0633 www.bdantonio.com

Blue Door Deli & Market

This deli & maket offers hot & cold sandwiches, soups, salads, baked goods, and beverages for breakfast, lunch, or grab & go.

202 W. North Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 www.blueldoordeli.com

Blue Lagoon Cafe

Keep your energy up and your bellies full, with homemade food such as breakfast, pastries, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, coffee, and cappuccino. Daily specials.

203 N. Broome Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 803-448-7621 http://bluelagooncafesc.com


Serving perfectly seasoned chicken, made-from-scratch biscuits, signature fixin’s and other regional favorites.

1325 N. Broome Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-243-1554 www.bojangles.com


Broome Street Burgers

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Fast food hamburger chain, featuring flame-grilled hamburgers and it’s signature sandwich - the Whopper.

3005 Providence Road S Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-243-1397 www.bk.com

Burney's Sweets & More

Family oriented bakery serving sweet treats like donuts, croissants, cupcakes and more.

318 E. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 980-224-3537 www.burneyssweetsandmore.com/waxhaw-nc

Capricci's True Italian

Delicious Italian family recipes made with fresh ingredients. A wide selection of liquor drinks, beers and wines are available from the bar. Weekly specials offered.

109 W. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-256-5521 www.chinaiiwaxhaw.com

China II Restaurant

Modern interpretations of classic Chinese dishes that use high quality and fresh ingredients.

1309 N. Broome Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-1337 www.chinaiiwaxhaw.com

Cookie Dough Bliss

Over 20 flavors of premium, ready to eat cookie dough served in a freshly made waffle cone, as a pie, dough pops or cookie dough ice cream sandwiches!

318 E. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-256-5187 www.cookiedobliss.com/waxhaw

Cork & Ale

You'll find an extensive selection of handselected fine wine by the glass and bottle, craft beer bottle shop and taproom, and delicious, inspired dishes, pairings, and small plates. Bring your friends and have a great time at a table, bar, or on the patio.

113 E. North Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-256-7757 www.corkale.com

Crossroads Coffee House

Welcoming & cozy hometown coffee shop offering hand roasted beans. Large selection of coffee beans, teas, brewing essentials, smoothies, and baked goods.

112 N. Broome Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-5667 www.roasterunderground.com

Cupcake Queen

"Yummy! If you are looking for a sweet treat this is the place for you! This family owned and operated cupcakery serves scratch made baked goods made with natural and hormone-free ingredients.

201 W. South Main Street, Suite A Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-256-1292 www.yourcupcakequeen.com


Long-running chain serving signature donuts, breakfast sandwiches and a variety of coffee drinks.

8121 Kensington Drive Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-723-1845 www.dunkindonuts.com

Domino's Pizza

Wide range of pizzas & a variety of other dishes and sides. Delivery & carryout.

El Vallarta

Offering a variety of authentic Mexican dishes and a full service bar. Outdoor seating available.

1201 N. Broome Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-243-3929 https://elvallarta.com

Emmet’s Social Table

Located in a former Cotton Mill, enjoy a variety of flavor experiences with small plates or American style tapas. Features a spacious bar area, dining room and patio with fire pit.

401 E. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-233-7813 https://emmetsnc.com

Fox's Pizza Den & Millstone Creamery

Treat your family to the finest pizzas, sandwiches, and homemade ice cream at a great value. Choose from 20 different gourmet toppings for your pizza.

407 E. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-1439 www.carolinafoxs.com

Hacienda El Rey Mexican Restaurant

Serving fresh, authentic and flavorful Mexican cuisine at an affordable price. Family owned and operated.

3901 Providence Road South, Suite A Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-256-9024

Ice Cream & Pizza Works

Family-owned restaurant serving NY style pizza with thin crust & generous toppings. Wings, calzones, sub sandwiches, pasta, and salads are also offered. After your meal, choose from 16 flavors of Hershey’s ice cream.

3901 Providence Road S, Suite G Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-3566 www.dominos.com

3913 Providence Road S Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-1753 http://icecreampizzaworks.com

East Coast Wings + Grill

Java's Brewing Bakery and Cafe

American grill chain specializing in chicken wings in many flavors & levels of heat. Burgers, salads, soups and flatbreads are also offered.

8121 Kensington Drive, Suite F Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 980-800-9464 https://eastcoastwings.com

Enjoy breakfast or lunch in a friendly and cozy atmosphere. French pastries, cakes, sweet treats, bagels, quiches and a large variety of fresh baked muffins.

1526 Providence Road S #150 Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-243-1168 www.javasbrewingbakeryandcafe.com

Pelican's Snoballs

8121 Kensington Drive Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-243-0277 www.jerseymikes.com/3165/waxhaw-nc

318 E .South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 980-349-6145 https://pelicanssnoballs.com

Mary O'Neill's

Pizza Hut

A fast-casual sub sandwich chain serving authentic East Coast-style subs on fresh baked bread.

Cozy Irish pub and restaurant serving up savory pies, stews and traditional plates of meat and potatoes alongside local beers, craft cocktails and wine.

116 W. North Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-256-7800 www.maxwellstavern.com

Maxwells Tavern

A family friendly atmosphere, nestled in downtown Waxhaw. Serving lunch and dinner with daily food and drink specials.

112 E. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-2773 www.maxwellstavern.com


Fast food provider serving a variety of items like World Famous Fries, the Big Mac, the Quarter Pounder, Chicken McNuggets, the Egg McMuffin..

2532 Cuthbertson Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-1400 www.mcdonalds.com

Mingfu Sushi & Chinese

This could become your favorite choice for Asian cuisine. Large slection of Chinese dishes and fresh sushi. Very high-quality food and great service.

8139 Kensington Drive Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-1006 http://mingfu.squarespace.com

Moe's Original BBQ

Award-winning Bama-style smoked pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken paired with an ample rotation of traditional Southern sides and desserts. Daily specials. The bar features local and regional craft beers on tap, bottled domestics and wine.

8163 Kensington Drive A Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-243-7427 https://moesbbqcharlotte.com

Moe's Southwest Grill

Freshly made Southwestern fare. Burritos, quesadillas, tacos & more made from 20+ fresh ingredients. Vegetarian, low-cal & catering options are available.

8133 Kensington Drive Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-9355 www.moes.com

Papa John's Pizza

Place your order for hot and fresh pizza, sides, and desserts. Carryout and delivery available.

8139 E. Kensington Drive Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-1145 www.papajohns.com

Doling out New Orleans-style shaved ice in a wide variety of classic & unique flavors.

Hot, fresh and tasty pizza, wings, sides, pasta, desserts and drinks available. Easy ordering options and super service. Carryout and delivery available.

703 W. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-627-2021 www.moes.com

Provisions Waxhaw

Fresh breakfast and lunch cooked to order 7 days a week. Homemade soups, salads sandwiches, and bakery items made with locally sourced ingredients. Shop over 100 local vendors.

107 W. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-256-3642 www.provisionswaxhaw.com

Queen South Waxhaw

Sports Bar and restaurant featuring classic American food, mixing some southern favorites and NY inspired Pizza. Late night bar and food as well!


Virtuoso Bread Works

3905-A Providence Road South Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-243-3692 www.subway.com

205 Salem Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 www.virtuosobreadworks.com

Casual counter-serve chain for build-yourown sandwiches & salads, with a wide array of better-for-you options.

Waxhaw Creamery

2517 Cuthbertson Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-243-0548 https://stackskitchen.com

109 E. North Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-7927 https://waxhawrockstorebbq.com

Taco Trailer - Taqueria La Costena

Enjoy quick and delicious mexican cuisine from this street vendor. Tacos, burritos, and tamales are among the offerings.

Providence Road South Near the Goodwill Trailer Lot Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-622-3320

Frozen yogurt shop serving a variety of frozen treats & chilled coffee drinks. From Super FroYo to Vegan and GMO Free, to Gluten Free and Dairy Free, something for everyone is offered.

8133 Kensington Drive Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-5349 www.tcby.com

Sospeso Coffee Roasters

Uptown Tea Shop

107 W. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-254-4540 www.sospesocoffee.com

South Main Street BBQ

Enjoy "Tex-Lex" BBQ” (A combination of Eastern NC and Lexington style barbecues with Texas style barbecue)! Texas Style Brisket, Carolina Pulled Pork and St. Louis Style Ribs cooked by an award winning pit master.

Waxhaw Bobo Tea

Create your own boba tea with your favorite flavor, jam, jelly, popping boba and chocolate or caramel syrup

318 E. South Main Street, Suite F Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-256-5447 https://waxhawrbobatea.com

This is barbecue heaven for all who stop by. They prides themselves in serving pork, beef, chicken, ribs, Brunswick stew, traditional sides, and banana pudding.

2538 Cuthbertson Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-243-0210 https://waxhawrockstorebbq.com

Waxhaw Tap House

Explore the vast and flavorful world of tea. Offering a wide variety of premium loose leaf teas and accessories. We also offer tea education on how to brew a perfect cup of tea you'll love to drink.

310 E. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 734-777-4870 https://uptownteashop.com

Located in the heart of downtown Waxhaw, this is a must stop for anyone in town. The scoops of homemade ice cream are generous, and the flavor selection is excellent.

Waxhaw Rock Store BBQ


1201 N. Broome Street, Unit J Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-256-4626 www.queenssouth.com

Small batch coffee roaster and tasting room located inside Provisions Waxhaw in historic downtown. Serving single origin and estate grown specialty coffees from around the world. Pour over and bagged coffee available for purchase as well.

Cozy little bakery serving artisan breads and delightfully delicious pastries. You’ll love the cinnamon rolls, croissants, and bagel bombs.

Taco Bell

Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant serving tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas, quesadillas, nachos and other specialty items such as the Crunchwrap Supreme® and Doritos® Locos Tacos.


Jersey Mike's Subs

Offering 24 taps with a focus on Carolina craft beers. Also offering wine and cider. Over 3,000 square feet of interior space with three outdoor patios. Beer garden, games and much more!

110 McDonald Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-xxx-xxxx http://waxhawtaphouse.com

Every attempt has been made to present an accurate dining guide at the time of printing. We suggest calling ahead to check with venues if you have any questions.


116 E. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-5299 www.southmainbbq.com

Stacks Kitchen

Good food and plenty of it. Family oriented restaurant serving breakfast ALL DAY. Open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week.

1315 N. Broome Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-243-2024 https://stackskitchen.com

Breakfast • Lunch • Catering Open 6AM - 3PM 7 Days A Week 2 Convenient Locations

1315 N. Broome St. • Waxhaw • 704-243-2024 11100 Monroe Rd. • Matthews • 704-841-2025 w w w. s t a c k s k i t c h e n . c o m Waxhaw • North Carolina


Waxhaw’s Main Street Is Nationally Accredited As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, the Waxhaw Main Street Program is recognized as a leading program among the national network of communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center. Waxhaw was designated as a Small Town Main Street Community in 2009 by the North Carolina Department of Commerce and joined a growing number of North Carolina communities focused on downtown revitalization. In 2015, Waxhaw graduated to the full Main Street Program designation.

HAIRCUTS ~ COLOR ~ HIGHLIGHTS ~ TEXTURE We are a full service salon offering the latest haircuts, styles, and texture services for women and men. Come and enjoy yourself in our friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

New Clients are welcome.

704-843-8280 210 W. South Main Street • Waxhaw, NC 28173 www.FUZIONHAIRDESIGN.com Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9am-7pm | Saturday 9am-3pm


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408 East South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-0226 www.RenewMedSpaNC.com

Tipqqft Claudio’s Watch Repair Specializing in the Repair of High Grade Timepieces Claudio Cur CW21-OWME Certified Watchmaker

704-843-4102 www.claudioswatchrepair.com 318 East South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173

Omega • Rolex • Hamilton • Tissot • Rado Citizen Vintage and Modern Timepieces

Siela Boutique


Pinky Out Sk8 Co.


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Refresh Gift Shop

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Stay Active As Waxhaw continues to grow, so does the vast network of recreational possibilities for local residents.

Dare Steele Garden This lovely pocket park located in one of the downtown historic district neighborhoods features beautiful roses and a contemplation area. The garden was named after Waxhaw's beloved history teacher, Dare Steele. Intersection of South Providence Street and McKibben Street Downtown Waxhaw


H.C. Nesbit Park Located near Kensington Elementary school, this 40-acre park includes soccer fields, baseball fields, picnic areas, and a playground. This park has access to the trailhead that leads to the suspension bridge over Twelve Mile Creek. 1304 H.C. Nesbit Road | Waxhaw, NC 28173


Sk8 Park Skateboard enthusiasts flock to this outdoor venue in downtown Waxhaw to practice their tricks. The park offers impressive obstacle ramps and expansive concrete ground features. The half-pipe, quarter-pipe, decking, rails, ramps, and bowl are well-suited for skateboard lovers of all ages and skills and it's free to use. Helmets are required. There is video surveillance on-site. Be safe and have fun! Downtown Waxhaw | Caldwell Street


Citizens must continue following the CDC’s guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. This includes maintaining a social distance of six feet from others, wearing a face mask or cloth covering if you have one, washing your hands or using hand sanitizer often, and staying home if you’re not feeling well.

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Town Creek Park This park features a paved trail which provides easy access for strollers, road bikes, and handicapped visitors. The trails of the park connect to the Carolina Thread Trail. A picnic shelter, playground and butterfly garden were newly constructed in 2018. 4240 Waxhaw-Marvin Road | Waxhaw, NC 28173 __________________________________________

David G Barnes Children’s Park Located in downtown Waxhaw, this one-acre neighborhood park is filled with play equipment for the little ones to climb, swing, and slide. Families can enjoy a leisurely afternoon among the well-maintained greenspace. Amenities include a small picnic shelter, benches, and bathrooms. 215 W South Main Street | Waxhaw, NC 28173

Water Tower Community Corner Just under Waxhaw's famous Water Tank, you will find open space primarily used for Waxhaw's signature events. This space can be reserved for select dates. Intersection of Hwy 16 and North Main Street, Downtown Waxhaw

Greenways & Trails Greenways and trails are natural or landscaped corridors for pedestrian or bicycle passage and a connector linking parks, nature reserves, cultural features, or historic sites. Waxhaw is home to the Carolina Thread Trail's signature Cross-State Suspension Bridge. Planned soon is a future connection from the H.C. Nesbit Park to the back of the Town Creek Park trailhead that leads to the continuation of the Carolina Thread Trail through the Prescot community.

Suspension Bridge Waxhaw is home to the Carolina Thread Trail's signature Cross-State Suspension Bridge! This 170-foot long bridge crosses over 12 Mile Creek and connects North Carolina and South Carolina along the Carolina Thread Trail. You can reach this spectacular bridge with a 1/4 mile hike or bike ride from H.C. Nesbit Park, down the gravel road behind the traffic circle. Trailhead begins at back of H.C. Nesbit Park

Cane Creek Park

Spend a few hours or the whole day with nature at this hidden gem. Situated on 1,050 acres of land, this is the largest recreation facility in the county and maintained by the Union County Parks and Recreation Department. Activities available to the public include hiking trails, bike trails, camp sites, boat rentals, beach and swimming area, volleyball courts, and a miniature golf course. The 350-acre lake, is home to some of the best largemouth bass fishing in the state as well as bluegill, crappie, and catfish.

Waxhaw Athletic Association The WAA is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization offering athletic instruction with both competitive/ advanced levels & rec programs, camps, and clinics. Baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, football and cheerleading are offered. Young athletes can are taught to foster teamwork and emphasize good sportsmanship in a safe, supervised, competitive league structure. Parent and volunteer involvement is encouraged. Yearly fees are charged to help defray costs, and public fundraising is conducted to ensure that all interested children, regardless of their financial resources or athletic ability, are eligible to participate. PO Box 441 Waxhaw, NC 28173 https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx ?tabid=2329717

5213 Harkey Road | Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-3919 | www.co.union.nc.us

Andrew Jackson State Park Located just south of Waxhaw, in Lancaster County, SC, this state park is dedicated to the U.S. President, Andrew Jackson. With 360 acres, there is a combination of history, art and family fun. You can fish or rent a paddle boats for a fun-filled day on the small lake. Other park amenities include nature trails, campground, picnic facilities, replica of a late 18thcentury one-room schoolhouse, and an amphitheatre. The museum is highly educational with hands-on activities. 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road Lancaster, SC 29720 803-285-3344 www.southcarolinaparks.com

Waxhaw Soccer Club Waxhaw Soccer Club is a part of the Waxhaw Athletic Association. This non-profit organization is committed to developing the love of soccer within our players and our community. Programs are available for children ages 3 1/2 to 18 at every skill level. www.waxhawsoccer.org Waxhaw • North Carolina


GOVERNMENT & ADMINISTRATIOn Administration Town Manager Jeffrey Wells 704-843-2195 ext. 254 jwells@waxhaw.com Assistant to Town Manager / Town Clerk Melody Shuler 704-843-2195 ext. 222 mshuler@waxhaw.com

Town Hall 1150 N. Broome Street PO Box 6 Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-2195 Fax 704-843-2196 Monday - Friday 8am-5pm www.waxhaw.com The Board of Commissioners meet on the Second and Fourth Tuesday of every Month @ 6:30pm at the Police Deptartment Community Room 3620 Providence Road South. Please follow the Town’s website for any closings, cancellations of events, meetings or public gatherings related to COVID-19.

Elected Officials Mayor - Ronald P. Pappas 704-219-4686 ron.pappas@waxhaw.com Mayor Pro-Tem Brenda McMillon 704-219-5406 Brenda.mcmillon@waxhaw.com Commissioner Pedro R. Morey 704-219-8866 pedro.morey@waxhaw.com Commissioner Anne M. Simpson 704-219-8949 anne.simpson@waxhaw.com Commissioner Tracy Wesolek 704-219-6573 Tracy.wesolek@waxhaw.com Commissioner Jason Hall 704-219-5449 jason.hall@waxhaw.com 24

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Deputy Clerk Barbara Blackwell 704-843-2195 ext. 238 bblackwell@waxhaw.com Finance Director Rosemary Bernauer 704-843-2195 ext. 230 rbernauer@waxhaw.com Staff Accountant Rosemary Dodd 704-843-2195 ext. 223 rdodd@waxhaw.com Tax Collector / Accounts Payable Paula Kee 704-843-2195 ext. 228 pkee@waxhaw.com Human Resources Director Wendy Davenport 704-843-2195 ext. 240 wdavenport@waxhaw.com Human Resources Assistant Emily Howe 704-843-2195 ext. 269 ehowe@waxhaw.com Technology Manager Nick Bahnweg 704-843-2195 ext. 224 nbahnweg@waxhaw.com Technology Technician Matt Faulkenberry 704-843-2195 ext. 248 mfaulkenberry@waxhaw.com Parks and Recreation Director of Parks and Recreation Dena Sabinske 704-843-2195 ext. 278 dsabinske@waxhaw.com Administrative Assistant James Adams 704-843-2195 ext. 258 jadams@waxhaw.com Program Coordinator Amy Merrill 704-843-2195 ext. 235 amerrill@waxhaw.com

Events Manager Lisa Hoffman 704-843-2195 ext. 226 lhoffman@waxhaw.com Events Administrative Assistant Joan Rhodes 704-843-2195 ext. 221 jrhodes@waxhaw.com Parks and Facilities Supervisor / Safety Coordinator Billy Sellers 704-843-2195 ext. 227 bsellers@waxhaw.com

Planning & Zoning Planning Director Jeffrey Wells, AICP 704-843-2195 ext. 254 jwells@waxhaw.com Senior Planner Blair Israel, RLA, AICP 704-843-2195 ext.277 bisrael@waxhaw.com Senior Planner Mattison Miller 704-843-2195 ext. 232 mmiller@waxhaw.com

Parks and Recreation Technician Jimmy Fowler 704-843-2195 jfowler@waxhaw.com

Planner Elisa MacGoun 704-843-2195 ext 233 emacgoun@waxhaw.com

Development Services

GIS Planner / Interim Downtown Manager Max Hsiang, CZO 704-843-2195 ext. 239 mhsiang@waxhaw.com

Permitting Office Manager Susan Lee 704-843-2195 ext. 257 slee@waxhaw.com Chief Building Inspector Dan Pruss 704-641-0597 ext. 255 dpruss@waxhaw.com Building Inspector John Deer 980-348-8174 jdeer@waxhaw.com Building Inspector Mike Jackson 704-651-8589 mjackson@waxhaw.com Building Inspector David Sellers 704-651-5666 dsellers@waxhaw.com Permitting Tech Lauren Lafond 704-843-2195 Ext. 242 llafond@waxhaw.com Permitting Tech Debra Leftwich 704-843-2195 Ext. 234 dleftwich@waxhaw.com Code Enforcement Code Enforcement Inspector Larry Pantori 704-843-2195 Ext. 252 lpantori@waxhaw.com

Engineering Development Services Director / Town Engineer Matt Hubert, P.E. 704-843-2195 ext. 237 mhubert@waxhaw.com Staff Engineer Orion Holtey, P.E. 704-843-2195 ext. 259 oholtey@waxhaw.com Staff Engineer Theo Ghitea, P.E. 704-843-2195 ext. 256 Sedimentation & Erosion Control Inspector Chris Rice 704-843-2195 ext. 236 crice@waxhaw.com Public Services Director of Public Services Todd Matthews 704-843-7439 tmatthews@waxhaw.com Administrative Assistant / Cemetery Manager Paula Ezzell 704-843-7439 pezzell@waxhaw.com Vehicle Maintenance Brain Sansom 704-843-7439 ext. 282 bsansom@waxhaw.com


3620 Providence Rd. South | P.O. Box 305 Waxhaw, NC 28173 Ph: 704-843-0353 Fax: 704-243-2144 Drug/Crime Tip Line: 704-843-7179 Emergency: 9-1-1 Chief of Police - Michael Eiss meiss@waxhaw.com The Waxhaw Police Department, as part of and empowered by the community, is committed to a safe and peaceful environment, rendering aid to those in need, and protecting the lives, property, and rights of residents and visitors. The Police Department staff are committed to preserving peace, order and safety; enforcing laws and ordinances; and safeguarding constitutional rights.


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3500 Waxhaw Parkway Waxhaw, NC 28173 Ph: 704-843-4001 www.waxhawvfd.org

7703 JAARS Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Ph: 704-843-4001 www.waxhawvfd.org

Chief of Department - Gregory Sharpe 704-843-4001 chief@waxhawvfd.org Fire Marshal - Kevin Starnes 704-843-2195 ext. 298 kstarnes@waxhaw.com The Waxhaw Community Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad is a volunteer organization that functions because of the people who volunteer their time to provide fire protection and emergency medical first response. This department has proudly served the community since 1954 and was one of the first volunteer departments in Union County. They strive to protect life and property by providing the highest level of service to the community.

CodeRED is a local emergency alert system that informs subscribers with notifications from their local emergency response team in the event of local emergency situations or critical community alerts such as evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices and missing child reports. www.onsolve.com/solutions/products/codered/ ReadyNC is a free, all-in-one tool for emergency preparedness, information during/through an emergency event and finding assistance after an event. Developed by North Carolina’s State Emergency Management, ReadyNC helps people prepare for everything from traffic jams to hurricanes and ice storms. The app gives information on real-time traffic and weather conditions (based on your current location and across the state and not just by the zip code you live in), river levels, evacuations, shelters and power outages. www.readync.org Waxhaw • North Carolina


HELPING BRING IDEAS TO LIFE Union County Entrepreneurs is a 501c6 non-profit organization where small business owners can interact with a like-minded community to create a framework for starting a business and receive ongoing objective support. Headquartered in Mineral Springs, UCE is located just minutes from downtown Waxhaw. UCE helps foster entrepreneurial and economic development in the community by providing office space, services, training, mentoring and a network of professional advisors. A new virtual business simulation course is offered that teaches aspiring entrepreneurs the ropes without the risk. The classes are fun and led by experienced entrepreneurs and will challenge you in every area of startup. Do you find it impossible to do a Zoom meeting, Facebook Live, webinar, or record and edit a training video from your home without kids screaming, dogs barking, or phones ringing? Do you want to create and sell your own training or instructional videos but don't have the video expertise or the camera equipment? Do you want to create videos each week that engage your social media audience and don't know where to start? INTRODUCING...THE NEW Mineral Studios - Union County's new video studio. The studio is complete with professional lighting, cameras, tripods, camera mounts, and green screen. Whether you are a small business, a teacher, or YouTuber, this private space can be rented by the hour 7 days a week. Our friendly staff is available to handle all your technical needs while you focus on getting your message out to your audience. Call 704-219-8765 to set up a visit and learn how Mineral Studios

can help take your business to the next level! Want to get involved? Become a member? Explore the group’s website at unioncountyentrepreneurs.com or stop by to tour the facilities at 5910 Waxhaw Hwy. (on the corner of Hwy. 75 and Potter Rd.) in Mineral Springs.



_____________________________________ I BELIEVE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. _____________________________________ I SEE OPPORTUNITY WHEN OTHERS SEE IMPOSSIBILITY. _____________________________________ I TAKE RISK. I’M FOCUSED. I HUSTLE. _____________________________________ I KNOW THAT NOTHING IS UNREALISTIC. _____________________________________ I FEEL OVERWHELMING LOVE. _____________________________________

Union County Entrepreneurs provides a wide range of support and services that enable our members to transform their dreams into innovative businesses that make prosperity a reality. We facilitate authentic connections, mentorship, and peer-to-peer collaboration for all of our members. Services Offered: • Wi-Fi, Printers and Fax • Shared Workspaces • Online Member Network • Flex Desk • Mineral Studios • Online Networking Roundtables 5910 Waxhaw Hwy Mineral Springs, NC 28108 704-219-8765 UnionCountyEntrepreneurs.com 26

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I EMBRACE MY CHILDLIKE WONDER & CURIOSITY. _____________________________________ I TAKE FLYING LEAPS INTO THE UNKNOWN. _____________________________________ I CONTRIBUTE TO SOMETHING BIGGER THAN MYSELF. _____________________________________ I CREATE. I LEARN. I GROW. I DO. I BELIEVE IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO START LIVING A DREAM. _____________________________________ I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR. _____________________________________


Rail Statistics • Did you know that walking on or along railroad tracks without the consent of the railroad company is illegal, deadly and a Class 3 misdemeanor (NC General Statute, 14-280.1)? Always cross the tracks at a public crossing and look both ways to be sure a train is not coming. • Approximately every 3 hours a person or car is hit by a train in the US. • Only railroad employees are allowed on the railroad tracks and right-of-way.

Known for its welcoming atmosphere, small-town charm, and safe neighborhoods, Waxhaw is home to neighbors of all ages. From Gen Xers and Millennials to Baby Boomers and beyond, Waxhaw is a diverse and growing town. According to United States Census Bureau, Waxhaw is among one of the fastest growing municipalities in the nation with an estimated 72.9% population increase since 2010. Waxhaw is bursting at the seams with residents who would rather live here than anywhere else, and businesses are always innovating ways to attract customers. Flocking to Waxhaw are young and old, single and married, and empty nesters. As the town grows, so does the commitment to a thriving community - one where an exceptional quality of life defines the future. The dedication to community includes an outstanding school system, easy access to great healthcare providers, and year-round recreational opportunities. Given the popularity of the area, Waxhaw offers a diverse range of residential options that appeal to all age groups and lifestyles. Both relocating and first-time homeowners will find an enticing mix of housing choices, including historic homes, single-family homes, townhomes, and apartments. Some of the best and most recognized builders in the state and country have descended upon Waxhaw to build new homes for newcomers. Some homes are under construction while others are move-in ready. Local real estate agents are ready to help you find your perfect home or office space. Experienced agents know both the residential and commercial market and make finding the perfect spot almost effortless. With rich resources and southern charm, this community is thriving. Come see for yourself why Waxhaw is exactly where you want to be.

• A train traveling at 55 mph takes more than a mile to stop. That’s equal to 18 football fields!

Rail Safety Facts • Waxhaw has 8 highway-railroad crossings. • 17 daily trains travel through Waxhaw at 40-50 mph. • There are 72 highway-railroad crossings in Union County.

Driver Safety Tips • Trains always have the right of way, even over police, fire and ambulance vehicles. • Never stop your car on railroad tracks. • If you stop to wait for a train at a traffic signal, always stop safely behind the white line. • Never drive around lowered gates it's illegal and deadly. Source: http://berailsafe.org/

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EDUCATION UNION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 500 N. Main Street Suite 700 Monroe, NC 28112 Phone: 704-283-3733 www.ucps.k12.nc.us _______________________

Elementary Schools Kensington Elementary 8701 Kensington Drive Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-290-1500 www.kees.ucps.k12.nc.us New Town Elementary 1100 Waxhaw-Indian Trail Rd. Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-290-1525 www.newtown.ucps.k12.nc.us Rea View Elementary 320 Reid Dairy Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-290-1524 www.reaview.ucps.k12.nc.us Sandy Ridge Elementary 10101 Waxhaw Manor Drive Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-290-1505 www.sres.ucps.k12.nc.us


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Waxhaw Elementary 1101 Old Providence Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-290-1590 www.ucps.k12.nc.us Western Union Elementary 4111 Western Union School Rd. Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704- 843-2153 www.wues.ucps.k12.nc.us

Middle Schools Cuthbertson Middle 1520 Cuthbertson Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-296-0107 www.cms.ucps.k12.nc.us Marvin Ridge Middle 2831 Crane Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-290-1510 www.mrms.ucps.k12.nc.us Parkwood Middle 3219 Parkwood School Road Monroe, NC 28112 Phone: 704-764-2910 www.pwms.ucps.k12.nc.us South Providence Middle 500 South Providence Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-290-1580 www.sps.ucps.k12.nc.us

High Schools Cuthbertson High 1400 Cuthbertson Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-296-0105 www.chs.ucps.k12.nc.us Marvin Ridge High 2825 Crane Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-290-1520 www.mrhs.ucps.k12.nc.us Parkwood High 3220 Parkwood School Road Monroe, NC 28112 Phone: 704-764-2900 www.pwhs.ucps.k12.nc.us

Alternative Schools South Providence 500 S. Providence Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-290-1580 www.ucps.k12.nc.us

Charter Schools Apprentice Academy High School of North Carolina 2505 Weddington Road Monroe, NC 28110 ph: 980-313-4787 www.aahsnc.org

Union Academy Main Campus 675 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Monroe, NC 28110 Professional Center 3828 Old Charlotte Highway Monroe, NC 28110 Phone: 704-238-8883 Pre-K: 704-283-0403 www.unionacademy.org Union Day School 3000 Tilley Morris Road Weddington, NC 28104 Phone: 704-256-1494 www.uniondayschool.com

Private Schools Marvin Academy K-12 1525 Crane Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-256-3060 www.marvinacademy.org Omni Montessori School Grades 7-9 7118 McWhorter Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-843-3335 www.omni-montessori.org

Thales Academy Waxhaw K-6 8012 New Town Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Phone: 704-256-5370 www.thalesacademy.org

Higher Education Central Piedmont Community College Levine Campus 2800 Campus Ridge Road Matthews, NC 28105 Phone: 704-330-4200 www.cpcc.edu South Piedmont Community College Charlotte Highway Campus 4209 Old Charlotte Hwy. Monroe, NC 28110 Phone: 704-290-5100 www.spcc.edu Wingate University 220 N. Camden Street Wingate, NC 28174 Phone: 1-800-755-5550 www.wingate.edu

HEALTHCARE Also available and dedicated to the overall health and well-being of Waxhaw and its surrounding area is Novant Health. Numerous facilities, advanced medical treatments and procedures, and highly qualified staff have distinguished Novant Health as a healthcare leader for the residents of the southern piedmont region of North Carolina.

Live well Waxhaw Being healthy is one of life’s greatest blessings, and for residents and businesses in Waxhaw, access to great care close to home is a true benefit of living and working in such an outstanding community. From the many specialists and subspecialists who practice in town to state-of-the-art technology used to diagnose and treat those in need, Waxhaw is leading the way to better health. The medical community has grown substantially in recent years in response to the community’s needs. There’s no need to travel out of the community when everything from a scraped knee to chiropractic care can be treated by the wide variety of medical professionals here. And what might not be available within the town limits, can be found just minutes away. Atrium Health Waxhaw operates as an extension of Atrium Health Union in Monroe, with advanced diagnostic imaging, board-certified emergency physicians and a helicopter pad for high-level trauma patients. When emergency medical needs arise, Atrium Health Waxhaw Emergency Department is available 24 hours a day and is easily accessible on Providence Road (Hwy. 16). A friendly and knowledgeable staff work diligently, around the clock, to keep the Emergency Department running smoothly and efficiently. Atrium Health Waxhaw is home to several physician groups, including specialists in internal medicine, women’s health and pediatrics. On-site medical practices include Medical Group of Waxhaw, Charlotte Medical Clinic, Union OB/GYN, Union Surgical Associates, Union Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists, and Waxhaw Pediatrics.

Carolinas Chiropractic and Spinal Rehab is committed to improving your health and maintaining the lifestyle you enjoy. Dr. Kyle Jones, Dr. Juan Gloria, and Dr. Robert Mazel along with the rest of the friendly team are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your needs. Finding the true cause of the problem instead of just merely treating symptoms is their focus. High-quality, personally tailored and affordable pain management and chiropractic care that is specifically targeted to your wellness needs by using highly-effective techniques and services in a state-of-the-art facility. For all of your family vision needs, Waxhaw Family Vision Care strives to provide the highest quality of eye care and eyewear in Waxhaw and the surrounding area. Dr. Robert Cureton and Dr. Steven Cress as well as the entire staff are dedicated

to providing you and your family a lifetime of exceptional vision care in a professional and friendly environment. They take pride in offering a full range of services for both contact lenses and eyeglasses, from thorough eye health examinations with diagnostic equipment to treatments of eye diseases, conditions or problems. You can also be assured of the latest advances in eyewear technology, with the highest quality materials and products for all types of vision correction. Dr. Wesley Robinson, Dr. J. Dane Kovach, and Dr. Alexander Edelmann at Robinson Orthodontics are committed to providing a wide variety of orthodontic needs. Treatment options range from traditional, time-proven appliances to the latest innovative orthodontic advancements. They provided efficient, comprehensive orthodontic care for patients of all ages, including children, teens and even adults! With offices located in Mint Hill and Waxhaw they are creating beautiful, confident smiles for their patients.

These are just a small listing of the available healthcare facilities and services located in the community.


Dr. Robert Mazal, Chiropractic Physician • Dr. Kyle Jones, Clinic Director • Dr. Juan Gloria, Chiropractic Physician

105A Waxhaw Professional Park Dr. Waxhaw, NC 28173





Waxhaw Animal Control 3620 Providence Rd. South | Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-0353, Ext. 268 | www.waxhaw.com/128/Animal-Control Animal Control Officer - Michael Scarfone 704-843-0353 ext. 268 | police@waxhaw.com Animal Control Officer - Robert West 704-843-0353 ext. 268 | rwest@waxhaw.com

Apply for a License All dogs, over the age of 4 months, within the vicinity of Waxhaw are required to be licensed by the town on an annual basis. Upon licensing an animal, the owner must show proof that the animal is current on rabies vaccinations and proof of spay or neuter is also required, if applicable. Your dog’s metal license tag is permanently assigned, and should be worn on the collar at all times. When renewing your dog’s license in 2021, you will not receive a new metal license tag unless a replacement tag is specifically ordered at time of renewal. Replacement tags are $4.20.

Union County Animal Services 3340 Presson Road | Monroe, NC 28112 Animal Service: 704-283-2308 | Animal Adoption: 704-283-8303 https://unioncountysheriffsoffice.com/animal-services

Adopt To adopt a pet from Union County Animal Services, please visit the shelter during our hours of operation. Monday through Friday 1:00pm - 5:00pm Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm | Closed Sunday Visit with the animals, spend time with the animal you are interested in, making sure they are the right fit for your family. Once you are ready to adopt, we do same day adoptions. You will need your driver’s license and $85.00 cash, Visa or MasterCard. You will sign a contract stating the animal will be spayed or neutered within 6 months of adopting, if not already completed. The $85.00 includes a well check and spay or neuter at one of our approved vet offices, along with the first round of shots already given.

Lost and Found Pets ANIMAL LICENSING Non-Neutered / Spayed Licence Fee..... $20.00 per year Neutered / Spayed Licence Fee. ........... $15.00 per year 30

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Report lost or found pets to Union County Animal Services at 704-283-2308 or email ucadopt@unioncountync.gov Please include a picture of the pet when emailing with a full description, area lost/found and date the animal went missing or was found.

Fear Free Animal Hospital Design [ Dr. Susan Bonilla, MS, CVA, CCRP, CACP ]

You may have recently heard the term Fear Free from a friend or seen it advertised. Founded in 2016 by Dr. Marty Becker, it comprises a group of different veterinarian professionals and pet experts gathered together for the single purpose of preventing and alleviating fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the veterinary professionals and people who care for them. Since its inception, over 30,000 veterinary and pet professionals have committed to becoming Fear Free certified. In 2019, Passionate Paws Animal Hospital proudly joined an elite group of practices to attain the honored distinction of becoming a Fear Free Certified Practice. This certification means that all our doctors and team members on staff, including our groomers, are all individually trained as Fear Free professionals. Being Fear Free certified validates much of what we have already practiced since opening over four years ago. Fear Free certified practices will have successfully implemented Fear Free into all aspects of their business: culture and leadership, client education, staff training, the facility, and most importantly, patient visits. My husband and I built our hospital for pet parents because we are pet parents and so is everyone on our team. We set out to create a unique experience for both pets and pet parents that put your furbaby at the center, promoted and delivered a Fear Free experience, provided integrative pet healthcare, and partnered with you as the primary caregiver in developing customized treatment plans. When we started our design, we knew nothing of the Fear Free program, we just knew there had to be a better experience for pets and pet parents than the traditional vet visit so many of us have experienced in the past. A visit to the vet should be pleasant and fun, not stressful and fearful. In order to do this we completely reinvented the look, feel, and even smell that has long been associated with a typical animal hospital. But, we didn’t stop at design. We also reexamined our approach to patient care and pet parent service to ensure a calm, pleasant, and fun experience for pets and pet parents alike. At Passionate Paws, we strive to make every patient visit a Fear Free experience as every team member wants your pet to be happy when he or she walks through the door of our animal hospital. Free Free doesn’t mean that your pet will never experience anything uncomfortable at our hospital—he or she may be injured or ill, after all—but it does mean that we make every effort to reduce any fear, anxiety, and stress related to examinations, procedures, and grooming. Here are a few of the ways we help your pet stay comfortable and relaxed from arrival to departure. When you first arrive at our hospital your senses and your pet’s will be greeted with pleasing smells from our aromatherapy diffuser, designed to calm and relieve anxiety. No hospital should smell like an animal hospital, and ours never does. To ease our patients even more, we have designed our waiting area to be species specific, with cats and dogs on opposite sides. Taking it one step further, we built a cat-only exam room (no dogs allowed) to provide an added layer of calmness for our feline friends. For those dogs that are a bit more nervous, we can bring you right away into our side door that leads directly into an exam room. For our anxious cats, we can bring them directly into the cat-only exam room upon arrival. Upon entering the exam room, you and your pet will notice that performing exams on a cold, slick table are a thing of the past. For our dog patients, we provide comfortable bedding on the floor, where our medical team conducts the majority of their examina-

It has always been important to us to make your pet’s veterinary visit as pleasant as possible.

tions and procedures. For our cat patients, we offer a cat tree as well as warm bedding to perform the majority of the examinations and procedures. Each room is equipped with natural pheromone diffusers that emit calming substances into the air that are specific to dogs and cats, and play species-specific music bioacoustically engineered to calm your pet (and maybe even you.) These examples and more await each and everyone of our patients and pet parents at Passionate Paws, providing a very unique one-of-a-kind experience. Our hospital becoming a Fear Free Certified Practice is just the natural progression from what my husband and I envisioned from the start. We are so excited to continue to improve the experience for our existing pets and pet parents and for those that are still to come.

Dr. Susan Bonilla is the owner of the award-winning Passionate Paws Animal Hospital in Waxhaw and our new location in Matthews/Weddington, offering traditional and complementary treatment options such as acupuncture, chiropractic, and physical therapy. Full-service grooming is also available at Waxhaw. You can reach her at 704-256-7576 or e-mail at Hello@PassionatePaws.Vet

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WORSHIP The worship options for citizens of Waxhaw are as varied as the people who compose the community. Area churches offer a variety of worship opportunities, and you can choose from numerous denominations.

Blessed Hope Baptist Church 3607 Andrew Jackson Drive Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-2553

Bonds Grove United Methodist Church 8215 Bonds Grove Church Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-5231

Center Grove Freewill Baptist Church Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church 416 W. North Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-7411

Banks Presbyterian Church 10012 New Town Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-6705

Bethlehem United Methodist Church 5300 Nesbit Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-764-3602

First Baptist Church

Grace Community Church

348 Providence S. Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-846-6770

Cuthbertson High School 1400 Cuthberston Rd. Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-321-9389

First United Presbyterian 7700 Waxhaw Hwy. Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-4774

Five Stones Church Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-243-0655

Forest Hill Waxhaw

600 Northwest Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-243-2431

8120 Kensington Dr. Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-716-8700

Ebenezer AME Zion Church

Gentle Shepherd Assembly of God

6308 Providence Road South Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-5992

3512 Providence Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-0938

Faith Community Church

Glenstone Chapel

701 Howie Mine Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-2085

Faith Soldiers Word Ministries 5017 Waxhaw-Marvin Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-567-2128

Marvin Ridge High School 2825 Crane Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-644-8942

Gospel Way Baptist Church 7310 Tirzah Church Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-0664

Grace Covenant Community Church 8923 Waltham Forest Ct. Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-321-9389

Hermon Baptist Church 9713 Lancaster Hwy. Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-4924

New Unity AME Zion Church 7709 Providence Road South Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-3835

Oak Grove Baptist Church 4013 New Town Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-283-6419

Howie Baptist Church

Piney Grove Baptist Church 6712 Sims Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-5100

Immanuel Baptist Church

Providence Road South Church

9112 Lancaster Hwy Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-243-1159

King Memorial Baptist Church 701 E. Main Street (Hwy. 75) Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-5251

Liberty Hill Baptist Church 520 Billy Howey Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-5906

3606 Providence Road South Waxhaw, NC 28173

Real Life 216 W. North Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-243-7120

Rehobeth Presbyterian Church 5919 Rehobeth Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-243-1299

Little Zion AME Zion CHurch

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church

3820 New Town Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-292-1536

8515 Rea Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-243-3523

Marvin AME Zion Church

St. Matthew Catholic Church

1525 Crane Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-3611

South Campus 4116 Waxhaw Marvin Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-543-7677

Tirzah Presbyterian Church

9914 New Town Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-243-4293

7507 Tirzah Church Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-2893

Mary Elizabeth Baptist

Union United Methodist Church

5007 Tom Starnes Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-0888

Mighty Fortress Church 6012 Brady Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-243-1470

Mineral Springs United Methodist Church 5915 Old Waxhaw-Monroe Road Monroe, NC 28112 704-843-5905

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7513 Broomes Old Mill Rd. Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-3610

6401 Howie Mine Church Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-4228

Marvin United Methodist Church


New Town Road Community Church

6315 New Town Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-1603

Walkersville Presbyterian 6204 Brady Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-3612

Waxhaw Baptist Church 8213 Old Waxhaw-Monroe Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-4822

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church

Waxhaw Bible Church

700 Miller Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-4122

6810 Pleasant Grove Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-4514

Mt. Pigsah Baptist Church

Waxhaw Presbyterian

Highway 16 Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-4530

8100 Old Waxhaw-Monroe Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-5577

New Living Word Discipleship and Worship Center

Waxhaw United Methodist Church

7513 Broomes Old Mill Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-3610

200 McDonald Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-3931



Phone Number


American Legion Post 208

801 E. South Main Street, Waxhaw, NC 28173



Carolina Regional Mustang Club

P.O. Box 481883, Charlotte, NC 28269



Common Heart

P.O. Box 2761, Indian Trail, NC 28079



Masonic Lodge 562

120 W. North Main Street, Waxhaw 28173



Nutrition For The Elderly

5915 Old Waxhaw-Monroe Rd., Mineral Springs, NC


Project 2 Heal

7008 Providence Rd. South, Waxhaw, NC 28173



Rotary Club of Waxhaw-Weddington

PO Box 754, Waxhaw, NC 28173



Turning Point of Union County

PO Box 952, Monroe, NC 28111

704-283-9150 704-283-7233 / Hotline


Union County Chamber of Commerce

903 Skyway Drive, Monroe, NC 28110



Union County Community Arts

120 North Main Street, Monroe, NC 28112



Union County Habitat for Humanity

2520 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC 28110



United Way of Central Carolinas

102 E. Franklin Street, Monroe, NC 28112





Waxhaw Arts Council Waxhaw Athletic Association

PO Box 441, Waxhaw, NC 28173



Waxhaw Business Association

PO Box 540, Waxhaw NC 28173



Waxhaw Italian Irish Club

Waxhaw, NC 28173

Waxhaw Line Dance Club

Waxhaw, NC 28173



Waxhaw Lions Club

PO Box 512, Waxhaw, NC 28173

Waxhaw Police Exporers

3620 Providence Rd. South, Waxhaw, NC 28173



Waxhaw Woman’s Club

200 E South Main Street, Waxhaw, NC 28173



www.facebook.com/WaxhawItalianClub www.facebook.com/lionsclubs

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DID YOU KNOW Fun Facts About Waxhaw and Surrounding Areas

JOHN LAWSON John was a young Englishman who was commissioned to travel the Carolinas backcountry. The trip took nearly two months and crossed over 500 miles. In December, 1700, Mr. Lawson started his hike on Pamlico Sound with several colonist friends. He wrote vivid descriptions about the land he crossed and the people he met in his journals, including information about the Waxhaw area.

GOLD MINES There have been 40 gold mines in Union County since it was formed in 1842. In the early years, area farm laborers and tenant farmers would work in the mines during the farming off-season. Howie Gold Mine in Waxhaw started in the 1840’s. There are several shafts with depths up to 400 feet. It’s known as one of the states largest and most productive mines until it closed in 1942. At its apex, the mine employed about 100 men. 34

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Mr. Davie was born in England, but immigrated to the American colonies in 1763 when his father brought him to the Waxhaw region. He was a military officer who led an attack against the British during the Revolutionary War. Davie later became the 10th Governor of NC, as well as one of the founders of the University of North Carolina. He is buried at the Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church.

Born in 1850, Mr. Rodman became one of Waxhaws most prominent, influential, and wealthiest residents. He was a local farmer, businessman and banker who was very well-liked and respected. He helped build the Rodman-Heath Cotton Mill and Waxhaw Banking and Trust Company. John built and lived in this Victorian-style home which sits just north of the pedestrian bridge.

Built in 1898 by John Lafayette Rodman, Sr., and E.J. Heath, this mill was Waxhaw’s largest employer from 1898 to 1946. As many as 300 people were employed at one time. The property was abandonded from 1946-1960. Today, the former cotton mill has been renovated into modern residential apartments and several commercial business spaces, including a popular dining establishment.




Steph is a three-time NBA champion and six-time NBA All-Star who once owned a home in Waxhaw. Curry purchased the 7,650 sq. ft. home in 2011. Located in a guarded community, the sprawling house includes four bedrooms, a movie theater, wine cellar, exercise room, and game room with a wet bar. In 2019, he and his wife sold the property for $1.21 Million

Kristen is known for co-writing the songs for the 2013 animated film Frozen with her husband Robert Lopez. Kristen and her husband have won Academy Awards for “Let It Go” from Frozen and “Remember Me” from Coco. She has also won two Grammy Awards. In 1990 her family moved to Waxhaw from Charlotte. Although she went to college and moved away, her parents still live here.

Steve is a former NFL wide receiver who currently lives in the Longview subdivision in Waxhaw. He played professional football for 16 seasons, primarily with the Carolina Panthers, before ending his career with the Baltimore Ravens. Smith was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and threetime All Pro. He bought the house in 2012 after his previous house sold for $1.8 Million.



DMV Driver's License Office 3122 US 74 West • Monroe, NC 28110 ............................ 704-283-4264

316-B Windsor St. E • Monroe, NC 28112 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1106 • Monroe, NC 28111 704-283-3809 • Fax: 704-282-1083 www.co.union.nc.us

NC Motor Vehicle License Plate Agency 622 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Ste E • Monroe, NC 28110 ........... 704-283-4113 • New residents are required to obtain a North Carolina driver's license within 60 days of establishing permanent residence. • To apply, you must appear in person at one of the state’s driver license offices and take the required tests.

Questions about: Campaign Finance ............................................................... 704-283-3710 Voter Registration ................................................................ 704-283-3633 Absentee Voting ................................................................... 704-283-3864 All Other Questions .............................................................. 704-283-3809 New residents may register to vote at the Union County Courthouse, North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (if conducting other transaction), any town hall, library branch, post office or high school in Union County. You can also register online. at www.co.union.nc.us

• If you have moved to the area from another North Carolina county, you have 60 days to get another license with your new address. • New residents must also register their vehicle(s) before the reciprocity agreement between North Carolina and your former state expires (usually 30 days).


• To register your vehicle, you must apply in person at a license plate agency and present your title and a valid registration card from your former state.

524 N. Broome Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-2138 1-800-ASK-USPS www.usps.com

• You must also obtain a vehicle safety inspection within 10 days of receiving your NC License Plate. Annual inspection required. For more information go to: www.ncdot.org/DMV

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Waxhaw Business Association MEMBER DIRECTORY n Maroon Color Indicates Participating Advertiser In This Publication [Arranged in alphabetical order]

Abernethy Properties 10130 Perimeter Parkway Suite 200 Charlotte, NC 28216 ph: 980-254-1008 www.abernethyproperties.com Art Box Ceramics & Canvas 310 E South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-962-0913 www.artboxceramics.com Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group 102 D Waxhaw Professional Park Dr Suite 300 Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-778-6205 www.atlanticbay.com/tonyg/ BB&T Home Mortgage 6804 Weddington Road Matthews, NC 28104 ph: 704-363-1063 www.bbandt.com City of Monroe 201 E. Windsor Street Monroe, NC 28112 ph: 704-282-4511 www.monroenc.org Consolidated Planning, Inc. 6115 Park South Drive Suite 200 Charlotte, NC 28210 ph: 864-593-2520 www.thomasjdumas.com Cross Country Appraisal 3704 Banyan Way Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-635-9534 www.crosscountryappraisal.com Cybertary 9716-B Rea Road Suite 180 Charlotte, NC 28277 ph: 704-256-4717 https://charlotte.cybertary.com DoUnto Partners 1306 Waynewood Drive Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 631-335-3452 https://dountopartners.com Dreamchaser’s Brewery 115 E. North Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-843-7326 www.dreamchasersbrewery.com 36

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Dunkin’ Donuts 8121 Kensington Drive, Waxhaw NC 28173 ph: 704-723-1845 www.dunkindonuts.com

Marvin-Waxhaw Sports 11409 Bloomfield Drive Charlotte, NC 28277 ph: 708-646-7496 www.bestversionmedia.com

Renew Med Spa 408 East South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-843-0226 www.renewmedspanc.com

FCT Transport & More 3212 McPherson Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 980-552-1101 www.fcttransport.com

Mass Mutual Carolinas 4350 Congress Street Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28210 704-557-9694 http://carolinas.massmutual.com

Rinehart Realty 526 N Broome Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-499-9999 www.rinehartrealty.com/waxhaw-office/

George R McGough CPA PLLC P.O. Box 397 Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-400-3979 https://mcgoughcpa.com Hall Family YMCA 83127 Weddington Road Matthews, NC 28173 ph: 704-240-1750 www.ymcacharlotte.org Jen Stevenson Payroll LLC Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 540-420-1106 www.jenstevensonpayroll.com Jimmy Grappone, Realtor at the CLT Life powered by Costello REI 2010 S. Tryon Street Suite D Charlotte, NC 28203 ph: 704-313-8514 www.the cltlifehometeam.com Kinterra Group, LLC 7708 Farmbrook Drive Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-843-4860 www.kinterra.net Laurelwood Community Preschool 4710 Waxhaw-Marvin Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-243-8580 www.laurelwoodcommunitypreschool.com LuLu Salon 528 N. Broome Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-709-0555 https://hairsalonlulu.com Mario’s Italian Restaurant 2945 Matthews-Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104 ph: 708-847-4884 www.eatmariospizza.com

Massage At The Cabin 6500 Rehobeth Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-502-5456 www.massageatthecabin.com

SCORE Charlotte 6302 Fairview Road Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28210 ph: 704-344-6576 www.charlotte.score.org

MEI Publishing, Inc. 1835 Charles Avenue Lancaster, SC 29720 ph: 718-548-4200 www.meipublishing.com

Siela Boutique 318 E South Main Street Suite I Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-256-3716 www.sielaboutique.com

Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC - Intellectual Property Law Firm 13850 Ballantyne Corporate Pl. Suite 500 Charlotte, NC 28277 ph: 704-887-5288 www.wigginsvandegarde.com

Smith-Bucy Construction, Inc 108 E. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-256-4991 www.smithbucyconstruction.com

Patricia P. Belcourt, CPA, P.A. P.O. Box 557 Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-843-2901 www.pbelcourtcpa.com Physical Therapy Center 105 Waxhaw Professional Park Dr Suite B Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-843-7000 www.physicaltherapycenter.org/ Project2Heal 7008 Providence Road S Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-256-4056 http://project2heal.org Realty One Group 8035 Providence Road Suite 350 Charlotte, NC 28277 ph: 704-659-4409 https://revolution.myrealtyonegroup.com

South Main Street BBQ 116 E South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-843-5299 www.southmainbbq.com Stay Local, LLC 8302 Woodmont Drive Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-771-3495 www.tradervalues.com Tangles Knitting on Main 200 W. North Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-243-7150 www.tanglesonmain.net Top Flite Insurance Agency 105 Waxhaw Professional Park Dr Suite E400 Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-243-2100 www.topfliteagy.com Town of Waxhaw PO Box 6 1150 N. Broome Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-843-2195 www.waxhaw.com

Trax Stop & Shop 203 N. Broome Street Suite A Waxhaw NC 28173 ph: 704-256-3841 http://traxstop.com Turning Point PO Box 952 Monroe, NC 28111 ph: 704-283-9150 Crisis Hotline: 704-283-7233 https://turningpointnc.org Union County Chamber of Commerce (Main Office) 903 Skyway Drive Monroe, NC 28211 ph: 704-289-4567 www.unioncountycoc.com Union County Education Foundation PO Box 909 400 North Church Street Monroe, NC 28112 ph: 704-296-0725 www.ucedfoundation.org ValuePest ph: 704-847-1080 http://valuepest.com/geo/northcarolina/union-county-south Waxhaw Candle Company 113 W. South Main Street Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-681-5084 http://waxhawcandlecompany.com Waxhaw Escape 3901 Providence Road S Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-256-1378 http://waxhawescape.com Waxhaw Farmer’s Market 27290 Waxhaw Parkway Waxhaw, NC 28173 ph: 704-577-7763 www.waxhawfarmersmarket.org

Every effort has been made to insure accuracy of this list at the time of printing. Visit wwww.waxhawba.com for more information.

Dr. Wesley Robinson, DMD, PA Dr J. Dane Kovach, DDS, MS Dr. Alexander Edelmann, DDS, MSD Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Waxhaw Location: 2514 Cuthbertson Road # C | Waxhaw, NC 28173 Mint Hill Location: 5831 Phyliss Lane | Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-573-3331 • www.robinsonsmiles.com