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Sports complex: A committee charged with researching how Stallings can bring a sports complex to the town will begin meeting this week. Town leaders recently decided to pursue the idea again after support had cooled earlier this year. The town has considered buying 83 acres at the corner of Stallings and Stevens Mill roads for the project. Committee members include Rob Mitchell, Ira Bostic, Richard Westbay, Richard Baker and Harry Stokes. Stokes is a Stallings Town Council member, and the others represent other town committees. The first meeting will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Stallings Town Hall on Stallings Road.

Cancer Survivors: Edwards Cancer Center at Carolinas Medical Center-Union will host its sixth annual Cancer Survivors' Day Celebration on Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Union County Agricultural and Conference Center, 3230-D Presson Road, All cancer survivors, their family members, and friends are welcome. Admission and parking are free. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 704-993-2265.

Golden LEAF grant: South Piedmont Community College has been granted a one-year extension for utilizing remaining funds from a $556,380 Golden LEAF grant awarded in 2009 to purchase and operate the Career Cruiser, a mobile classroom serving communities across Anson County.


Taste of Union: Sept. 24 5-8 p.m., in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church at 302 E. Windsor Street in downtown Monroe. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and are on sale now at participating restaurants and Operation Reach Out at 1308 Miller Street in Monroe. Sponsors or information about tickets can be found at or by calling 704-749-4938.

Stormwater inspections: As part of its ongoing effort to protect area waterways and to meet state and federal regulations, the City of Monroe will begin inspecting stormwater outfalls along creeks and tributaries in the Monroe corporate limits. Details: 704-282-4515.