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The town will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 about discontinuing term limits for members of Fairview's planning board. They're now limited to two three-year terms. Details: the old Fairview Elementary School, 7514 Concord Highway. 704-753-1981 or visit Lisa Hammersly

Indian Trail

The town council will hold a special meeting Tuesday night about controversial building plans.

The council recently halted plans to renovate the recently purchased Blythe building after an architect said it could not accommodate all town staff. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the town's civic building on Indian Trail Road. Marty Minchin

Lake Park

The village's fall festival will be Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with crafts, food, vendors and performances. Right Turn Clyde will perform from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free. Armbands are $5 for unlimited rides and games.

Also, the village's semi-annual garage sale is Oct. 4. Lisa Hammersly


Monroe Middle School is hosting a series of soccer tournaments between students in grades six, seven and eight to raise money for school equipment.

Final matches are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday. The goal is to help offset the cost of a $5,000 security system and get parents involved.


Motorama Classic Cars will host its third annual car show on Oct. 4. In addition to showing classic and antique cars, the event will feature vendors, live music, food and a kids area. The show will be held at Motorama's dealership, 1601 Skyway Drive. Those wishing to register a vehicle may do so at 8 a.m. the day of the event. Judging is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with awards at 3 p.m. Information: 704-226-9400 or Daniel Hartis


Monroe's fall Art Walk is Friday, 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Locations displaying works of more than 25 local artists include Alice Jules Coffee House, Alterations by Christy, Blu Moon Café, Carlson Environmental (formerly the Cason house), Janet's Café, Mucci's Italian Restaurant, and the old courthouse. Many downtown stores and restaurants will stay open later to accommodate event goers. Daniel Hartis


Both Chick-fil-A restaurants in Monroe, 2592 W. Roosevelt Blvd. and Monroe Mall, have challenged Monroe and Forest Hills High Schools to see which school can generate the most votes. Customers will vote for their favorite school by placing their sales receipt into the appropriate ballot box. The winning school gets $1,000; the runner-up, $500.

The contest runs through Oct. 31. Results will be announced Nov. 7 when the two teams play at Forest Hills. Esther Robards-Forbes


The town is tightening some ordinances that have been difficult to enforce.

On Monday, the council discussed several ordinances, includes noise and animal-control rules.

Members talked about adding civil penalties, which could include a fine of $500 for a third offense, and allowing those receiving citations to appeal to the town's board of adjustment. They also plan to more clearly define violations. The town will further discuss the ordinance changes. Marty Minchin


Recent council actions:

Set public hearings for two zoning issues, at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 20.

Named two new alternates for the town's Board of Adjustment: Andrew Benton and Jaren Simpson.

Set the annual Christmas tree lighting for Dec. 7. The tree will have new lights. The event is at the Unionville Town Hall.

Noted that the Union County Public Library branch in Unionville is closing Nov. 6. Lisa Hammersly


The Antique & Collectibles Sale is Oct. 23-25 in downtown Waxhaw, sponsored by Waxhaw American Legion Post and Auxiliary Post. No admission fee is charged. Breakfast and lunch are available. Proceeds help area veterans.

Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 23; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25.