South Charlotte

News briefs


Ribbon cutting: Lifespan will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony 10-11 a.m. May 24 at Creative Campus Monroe, 2409-B Old Charlotte Highway. The creative campus program includes therapeutic training in art, horticulture, recreation and health and wellness. Lifespan is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization that operates programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Details: Lori Avery, 704-944-5112.

Union County

Library hours: Libraries in Union County will open 30 minutes later on weekdays and the Monroe Library will close one hour earlier on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning May 31. Many library fines and fees will increase July 1. New hours at the Monroe Library, Union West Library in Indian Trail and Lois Edwards Memorial Library in Marshville are 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays; Sundays, 2-5 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The library in Waxhaw will open Saturday, 1-5 p.m. It will be closed Sunday. Monday and Thursday the library will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Overdue fines increase to 25 cents per day up to a maximum of $10 per item. Call the library at 704-283-8184.

Reappointed: The Union County Board of Commissioners has reappointed John Petoskey to a four-year term as tax administrator. Like many larger jurisdictions, Union County has consolidated the offices of tax collector and tax assessor into a professional tax administrator position. According to N.C. General Statutes, the tax assessor is appointed by the board of commissioners for a term of not less than two nor more than four years. Petoskey has served as Union County tax administrator since 2003. He was named Tax Assessor of the Year in 2010 by the N.C. Association of Assessing Officers.