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Hearing is moved

Expecting a big crowd, the Weddington Town Council has moved its Aug. 11 meeting to the Weddington High School auditorium, 4901 Monroe-Weddington Road (N.C. 84). The council will hold a public hearing at the 7 p.m. meeting on a controversial private sewer treatment plant proposed for an upscale housing development, The Woods. Several hundred people are expected. Information: 704- 846-2709.

Esther Robards-Forbes

Anti-crime event

National Night Out is Tuesday. Several Union County towns including Indian Trail, Monroe, Stallings, Waxhaw and Wingate are participating. National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention effort designed to strengthen community spirit and police-community partnerships.

Residents are asked to turn on their porch lights for the evening. Also scheduled are block parities and visits from law enforcement. Visit www.nationaltownwatch.org. Or check with your town or neighborhood association to learn more about events in your area.

Esther Robards-Forbes

Details on outages

Notice recent power outages in the Lake Park and Hemby Bridge areas?

Several problems are behind the blackouts, says a spokesman for Union Power Cooperative, which serves the area. A faulty circuit breaker in a substation in the Idlewild-Stevens Mill area has interrupted service, as well as several minor construction mishaps.

A contractor is rebuilding lines and repairs are being made to stop the outages that began in early June.

“We certainly understand the frustration and inconvenience the outages have caused,” says company spokeswoman Luanne Sherron. “We're going to do all we can to avoid future interruptions.”

Lisa Hammersly

Hospital is coming

Presbyterian Healthcare broke ground last week on a new community hospital near Mint Hill. It's designed to serve nearby Union, Cabarrus and Stanly county residents. Opening is expected in fall, 2010.

See 3U.

Town hall plan

The Indian Trail Town Council will meet Thursday to talk about renovating or relocating town hall.

The council recently learned that not all the town's staff will fit into the Blythe building, which the town bought for $1.2 million last year to serve as an interim town hall.

The council now wants to talk about long-range plans for a town hall before spending money on renovating the Blythe building.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Indian Trail civic building on Navajo Trail. Information: 704-821-8114.

Marty Minchin

More town news

The Indian Trail Lions Club will host the Fred Kirby Golf Classic in September. Wingate University starts its first class of physicians assistants. Read more about these and more. 3 U

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