More city news coming
Next week, a new section will replace Neighbors of Union County. You'll continue to get Union County news and features. The new Neighbors also will include coverage from nearby areas in the Charlotte region. Send your news to mynews@ charlotteobserver.com. You can reach editor Lisa Hammersly at lhammersly@charlotteobserver .com or call 704-358-6035.
Indian Trail fun day
Indian Trail will hold its annual Family Fun Day 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday on the front lawn of Indian Trail Elementary, 200 Education St. On the agenda: live music, pie baking contest, pumpkin decorating contest, free rides, face painting, games. The town also will preview its first Indian Trail Farmers Market on the lawn of Town Hall, 100 Navajo Trail. That's 8 a.m.-noon.
New schools named
Union County's new middle and high schools formerly known as “C” finally have real names. The school board last week dubbed the “C” schools Cuthbertson Middle School and Cuthbertson High School. They're named for their Cuthbertson Road addresses. Also, elementary school “L” will be called Poplin Elementary, like its Poplin Road location. All the schools are scheduled to open in August, 2009.
Union County and the city of Monroe were in the rumor denial business last week. Each sent out unusual press releases, denying rumors making the rounds.
No secrets about Union County's water: “A rumor surfaced on a local blog that Union County may have failed to notify water customers of violations of drinking water standards in recent weeks. Lancaster County, S.C., experienced violations and had to notify their customers of the violations,” read the press release from Union County spokesman Brett Vines. Its headline: “Union County's Distribution System is in Full Compliance with Federal and State Drinking Water Regulations.”
Monroe police chief still has job: “Over the last two days, I have become aware of a rumor that is circulating regarding Chief Debra Duncan … I normally do not comment on rumors, but I feel it is important to reassure our citizens and our dedicated police officers that Chief Duncan has my full support as our Chief of Police, and that I am extremely proud of her continued leadership of our police department…” was the release from City Manager Craig Meadows.
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