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Taser policy in place

The Stallings Town Council approved a strict Taser use policy by a 5-1 vote Monday, giving the police department the go-ahead to train officers and issue them Tasers.

Police Chief Larke Plyler said the department has bought 10 Tasers, and Sgt. Heath Cranford is being trained as a Taser instructor. He will train the rest of the Stallings police officers.

Council member Wyatt Dunn voted against the Taser use policy, although he added stipulations to the Taser use policy to make it more restrictive. Dunn has said Stallings is a safe community and officers don't need Tasers.

All on-duty police officers could be carrying Tasers by mid-October, Plyler has said. Marty Minchin

Farmers Market Plans

Preparing for the first Indian Trail Farmers Market on Oct. 18, the Town of Indian Trail will hold a meeting for all interested farmers at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Union County Cooperative Extension Office, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe. Questions: 704-821-5401. Esther Robards-Forbes.

Family Fun Night

Stallings Family Fun Night will be 4-9 p.m. Saturday at Stallings Municipal Park.

The annual event will feature free rides for children, live music and food vendors. Pets and alcohol are not allowed. Town organizers ask that attendees walk or carpool, if possible, because parking is limited.

For more information, call 704-821-0308. Marty Minchin.

Gun ordinance OK'd

The village of Wesley Chapel now has a gun ordinance. The town council voted unanimously Tuesday night in favor of the ordinance, and it's now in effect.

The ordinance bans the shooting of firearms in the village. Violators can face up to $1,000 in fines, a one-year revocation of the hunting license or 30 days in jail.

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