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Indian Trail

Indian Trail is accepting applications for vendors for its third annual Family Fun Day, set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 18.

The event will be on the lawn of Indian Trail Elementary on Indian Trail Road.

Space is limited, so vendors should respond on or before Friday. Visit or call the town hall at 704-821-8114 for more information. -- Marty Minchin

Indian Trail

Mark Rhoades, president of PC Direct Inc. in Indian Trail, recently participated in the keynote panel discussion at the Everything Channel's XChange '08 conference in Dallas, Texas.

The panel discussed emerging technologies in small to medium businesses, including software service, virtualization and “going green.”

More than 1,000 people attended four-day conference. -- Marty Minchin


Woodridge, a senior community in Monroe, opened a new 24-bed memory care unit that provides enhanced services for residents with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Woodridge is part of DePaul Adult Care Communities, a not-for-profit organization that provides assisted living residential services for seniors.

The organization owns and operates 11 senior living facilities in North Carolina.

Applications are being accepted for both long-term and respite stays.

For further information or to schedule a tour, contact Erin Barbee, administrator, at 704-225-0011. -- Esther Robards-Forbes


The town's property tax bills probably won't be mailed out until mid-to-late September, says clerk and tax collector Sonya Gaddy.

The town is waiting for information provided by Union County.

Payments aren't delinquent until Jan. 5.

In other Unionville news, the town council recently:

Created a fee for voluntary annexations, $250 each.

Agreed to donate $5,000 over two years to Hospice of Union County. -- Lisa Hammersly


Wingate University has introduced a Writing Center for its students.

The center is also open to faculty, staff and alumni. It will be open to the public with workshops scheduled during the year and special events for high school students.

The Writing Center encourages writers to identify their strengths and weaknesses and understand how and why revisions are made.

Kevin Winchester, director of the Writing Center said, “Our focus is on the individual writer and his or her needs; our goal is to encourage students to become better, more confident writers rather than simply producing better writing.”

The Writing Center is located on the second floor of the Ethel K. Smith Library next to the Academic Resource Center.

Visit the Web site for more information: -- Esther Robards-Forbes

Union County

Union County Animal Services will hold a rabies clinic on Sept. 13, 1 to 3 p.m. Rabies shots will be given for $7.

Animals can get free microchips to identify the pets in case they get lost.

The shelter is at 3340 Presson Rd., Monroe. Information: 704-283-8303. -- Lisa Hammersly