Indian Trail's Town Council voted 4-0 last week to spend $24,000 for a new Web site.
It will include features such as online applications and more ways for residents to send information to the town.
Indian Trail GIS Administrator Luke Fawcett told the council the town's current site is outdated.
“I think perhaps back in the day it was adequate for our town, but it's a poor reflection of our town now,” he said.
Fawcett also said the town staff now spends a lot of time keeping the site updated, and a new site would make updating and adding content much easier.
The council said they are pleased with consulting firm Web Full Circle, which won the bid for the project.
Fawcett said the Web site would improve the town's image and help get more information to the public. Marty Minchin
The Unionville Subregional Library branch will close its doors in mid-November.
Union County commissioners unanimously voted last week to close the branch, located since 2003 in Unionville Town Hall.
“The library is removed from normal shopping patterns, and its limited space restricts the number and variety of available on-site materials,” county Library Director Martie Smith said in a news release.
Since it opened, just 22,900 items have been checked out – less than one month of checkouts at Union West Regional Library in Indian Trail.
A closing date has not been decided. Mike Torralba
The Village of Wesley Chapel will celebrate 10 years of incorporation on Sept. 6.
The celebration will kick off with a parade at 11 a.m. from the Wesley Chapel Volunteer Fire Department on Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road to the Village Commons Shopping Center. A festival will begin after the parade.
The festival will run until 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed. Visit www.wesleychapelnc.com for details. Esther Robards-Forbes
A breakfast benefiting Hospice of Union County is scheduled for Aug. 30 at Hope Second Advent Christian Church in Monroe. The church is at 6804 Morgan Mill Road. Details: 704-292-2100.
Hospice provides end-of-life care for people with terminal illnesses.
The breakfast will be 6-10 a.m. The price is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Mike Torralba
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