Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:33:00 PM
Gene Stowe, formerly of the Charlotte Observer, will discuss his book 'Inherit the Land' and talk about race relations in Marvin and Union County during the early 20th century and the racial implications of the trial of Miss Maggie's will at two upcoming events as part of Black History Month.
The first event will be held Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Chesterfield Genealogy District Chapter Meeting, Old Chesterfield County Courthouse (100 Main St., Chesterfield SC).
The second event will be held Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Monroe of the Monroe Library.
'Inherit the Land: Jim Crow Meets Miss Maggie's Will' tells the story of a sensational trial in Monroe in 1921 where a jury awarded a white woman's 800 acre Union County home place to a black family. The verdict, based on the people's decades-old close friendships across the color line, was quickly forgotten in Monroe, but became the source of rare racial harmony in the farming village of Marvin.
Monday, January 30, 2017 12:14:00 PM
Family and friends have organized a 'Celebration of Life' for Lanny Openshaw. The Celebration will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 2-6 p.m. at Marvin Efird Park (8909 New Town Rd.). Click here to view the Union County Weekly story on Lanny.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:29:00 PM
The Village Council will hold a special meeting on Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m. at Village Hall to discuss road issues. Click here to view the agenda.
Monday, January 23, 2017 1:10:00 PM
The Village of Marvin is saddened to share the news of the passing of long-time public servant, friend, volunteer and community activist Lanny Openshaw. Lanny passed away this past weekend at home, surrounded by friends and family.
Lanny has long been a friend to many in Marvin and throughout Union County. He was active in Village governance from the early days of our incorporation and has remained an active and influential community leader over the years.
A Celebration of Life is being planned for Saturday, Feb. 11 at Marvin Efird Park. We will share details about this ceremony as they are confirmed.
Friday, January 6, 2017 5:15:00 PM
The Marvin Efird Park will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 8 due to the pending inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. The park will follow the Union County Public School schedule for Monday. If the schools are open, we will be open!
Thursday, December 22, 2016 1:01:00 PM
The Village Hall will be closed for the holidays Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26 and Tues., Dec. 27. We will re-open Wednesday morning, Dec. 28.
Warmest wishes to all for a wonderful holiday season!
Monday, December 19, 2016 5:07:00 PM
January is known as “listing month” in North Carolina. This is because the NC General Statutes require property owners to report personal property, both business and individual, with the County Tax Administrator’s Office between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31.
Listing forms on existing accounts are mailed to the owner by the end of December, but it is important to note that failure to receive a listing form does not invalidate the requirement to file. Listings may also be made in person at the Union County Tax Administrator’s Office during the week from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. New business owners can list online at Union County.
Both business and individual personal property owners can obtain a listing form by calling 704-283-3746 or at www.unioncountync.gov. Property owners showing “good cause” may obtain a filing extension by sending a written request to the Tax Administrator by Jan. 31.
Failure to list either business or individual personal property by Jan. 31, unless an extension is granted, will result in a 10 percent late listing penalty. Real Estate property owners are not required to list because Union County is on a permanent listing system. Property owners are advised to report any new improvements or deletions to their property in order to ensure accurate taxation.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:25:00 PM
Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. All types of pipes, when frozen, will build water pressure and can crack. A crack as small as one-eighth of an inch can unleash more than 250 gallons of water a day and cause flooding, high water bills, and serious property damage. Taking the following inexpensive precautions can help protect your home.
Cold Weather Precautions
• Winterize your sprinkler system. You probably haven’t thought about your sprinkler system since the summer ended, but it’s very important to winterize it to ensure there’s no standing water left to freeze. Please call your lawn care professional for this service.
• Use pipe wraps, such as foam insulation, to protect pipes in unheated areas or anywhere they are exposed to freezing temperatures, especially attics, garages and crawl spaces. Insulated pipe wraps are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at most local home improvement or hardware stores.
• Set your furnace no lower than 55 degrees to prevent pipes from freezing.
• Never let faucets drip outside. Inspect outside faucets. If dripping or leaking, make the necessary repairs or call a plumber before a freeze. Cold weather will freeze a small drip, fill the faucet, and freeze the pipe potentially causing it to burst.
If Your Pipes Freeze or Burst
• Don't risk it. If nothing comes out when you turn on your faucet, call a plumber.
• If you think any of your pipes have frozen and burst, turnoff the water at the main shut-off valve in the house. Your shut-off valve is located where the service line enters your home, usually in a garage or closet.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:36:00 PM
Chairwoman Shkut has called for a special meeting of the Planning Board to be held Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall. This special meeting is intended to replace the regularly scheduled Dec. meeting (12/20), which has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum.
Click here to view the public notice/special meeting agenda.
Monday, December 5, 2016 12:21:00 PM
The Village of Marvin seeks qualified applicants for the full-time position of Village Administrator/Senior Planner to carry out the policies of the elected governing body (Mayor and 4-member Council). The successful candidate will be responsible for professional level tasks including, but not limited to: general supervision of departments, budget preparation and modification, providing the Village Council with information on the status of projects and municipal functions, as well as Coordination of the Village’s planning, zoning and subdivision functions to include current and long-range planning, annexation administration, subdivision procedures, and development review. The candidate will be responsible for leading and managing a staff of five employees that deliver quality work. The candidate must demonstrate familiarity in municipal finance, planning, and zoning administration and possess the ability to work effectively with the governing council, staff, and citizens.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy or other appropriate field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three years managerial experience or equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Salary: $50-65K (commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills). Benefits package is provided.
Submit cover letter and résumé to: Village of Marvin; Attn: Melody Graham; 10004 New Town Rd., Marvin NC 28173. Deadline: December 27, 2016. EOE.