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Weddington Warriors Awarded Wells Fargo 3A Cup Championship 

Posted by Melody Thursday, June 9, 2016 11:57:00 AM

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, in conjunction with Wells Fargo, released the final standings in the 37th annual Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2015-16 academic year. The award recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications.

The Weddington Warriors were named the 3A Champions.  The 3A race was one of the closest finishes in the Cup’s history as Weddington edged past Marvin Ridge by 2.5 points. The Warriors held on for the victory by sweeping both Men’s and Women’s Soccer State Championships as well as State Titles in Men’s Cross Country and Men’s Indoor Track. They also had third place finishes in Women’s Swimming & Diving, Men’s Outdoor Track and Women’s Cross Country to help bolster their total. Marvin Ridge made an excellent push toward the Warriors in the spring season as the Mavericks were the top 3A points receiver in four sports. Marvin Ridge won the Men’s Dual Team Tennis title as well as Baseball and the 1A/2A/3A Men’s Lacrosse State Championship. They were the top 3A finisher in Women’s Lacrosse as well.

Congratulations Warriors!!

Primary Voting Day - June 7 

Posted by Melody Monday, June 6, 2016 2:35:00 PM

A congressional primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Union County to vote in the following contests:

1.  US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 9

2.  REP NC SUPREME COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE

Most voters will be asked to present acceptable photo identification when presenting to vote in person, with exceptions for voters who are unable to obtain acceptable photo identification, have a religious objection to being photographed, or are victims of a natural disaster. Acceptable forms of photo identification are a NC Driver License or DMV-issued identification card (expired up to four years), US Passport or Passport card (unexpired), Military ID card or Veterans Affairs ID card (unexpired, if there is an expiration date), and certain tribal enrollment cards.  

Visit the UCBoE website for additional information.

MRHS Baseball Wins 3A State Championship Title 

Posted by Melody Monday, June 6, 2016 1:40:00 PM

Congratulations to the MRHS Baseball team on their back to back win for the 3A State Title!  The Mavericks defeated Topsail Beach in a 3 game series this past weekend.  After dropping game 1, the Mavs rebounded and dominated in games 2 and 3, taking the series and bringing the title back to Marvin!  Way to go Mavs!!

Click here for the story.

MRHS Baseball Advances to State 3A Championships 

Posted by Melody Friday, June 3, 2016 11:51:00 AM

MRHS Baseball won the 3A Western Regional Championship this past weekend.  They advance to the 3A State Championships today in a 3 game series against Topsail H.S.  The games will be played in Burlington.  We wish them the best of luck as they defend their title and hope for back to back championship titles!  Go Mavs!

    

Council to Hold Public Hearing on the Budget 

Posted by Melody Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:56:00 AM

The Village Council will hold a public hearing on the FY 2016-2017 Operating Budget at a special meeting to be held on Tuesday, June 7 at 5 p.m. at the Village Hall.  The Budget Message and proposed budget ordinance are available for public inspection at the Village Hall.  A digital copy is available here.

 

Planning Board Special Meeting 

Posted by Lisa Friday, May 27, 2016 6:05:00 PM

Chairwoman Shkut has called for a special meeting of the Planning Board to be held Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.  This meeting replaces the regular May meeting that was cancelled.  Click here to view the agenda.

MRHS Men's Lacrosse State Champs! 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:13:00 AM

The Marvin Ridge HS Men's Lacrosse team won the State 3A Championships!  The final game was against Carrboro High School.  The Mavs won the game 16-3.  Congratulations Mavericks!  

Planning Board Meeting Cancelled - 5/17/16 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:57:00 AM

The regular May Planning Board meeting (5/17/16) has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum.  

Two MRHS Coaches Named NC Coaches of the Year 

Posted by Melody Friday, May 13, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Two Marvin Ridge High School coaches have been recognized by the National Federation of State High School Associations as the 2015 Coaches of the Year.

Melissa King-Pierce and Cameron Starr were presented with their 2015 Coach of the Year awards at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Spring Board of Directors meeting in Chapel Hill.  

Coach King-Pierce was selected to receive the 2015 Coach of the Year award at the state level in girls swimming and diving.  During her four years as head coach, the swimming and diving teams have won the Southern Carolina Conference, Union County championships for boys and girls for each of the past four seasons, seven regional championships, two state runner-up performances and three NCHSAA 3A state championships.  Under her guidance, swimming and diving athletes have won six individual and 14 relay state titles, while six of her former athletes have gone on to compete on the collegiate level.

Coach Starr received the 2015 Coach of the Year award at the state level in girls cross-country.Starr has been coaching at Marvin Ridge High School since the school opened in the fall of 2007.  During his tenure as an assistant and head coach, his cross country and track teams have won a combined 24 Union County championships, 32 conference championships, 16 regional championships, eight state runner-up performances and six state championships.

Harry Swimmer Named CNN Hero 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, May 10, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Harry Swimmer, local resident and friend to many in the Marvin area, has been named a CNN hero!  Mr. Swimmer created the Mitey Riders program, a certified equine-assisted therapy program for young people with a wide range of disabilities.  He began the program in 1994 and has hosted more than 700 children since that time.

Click here to see the video clip and read the interview with Mr. Swimmer.  Visit the Mitey Riders website for information on the program and volunteer opportunities.

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