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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:53:00 PM

The Marvin Village Council has proclaimed the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and urges citizens of Marvin to support this observance and to increase their awareness of this destructive force. Click here to view the proclamation.

One Stop Voting Begins Oct. 23 

Posted by Melody Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:53:00 PM

One-Stop (early) Voting for the November 4 General Election begins on Thursday, October 23 and ends Saturday, November 1.

One-Stop Voting sites are open Mon-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 10/23 and 11/1 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  One-Stop sites are:

  • Hemby Bridge Volunteer Fire Department - 6628 Mill Grove Road
  • Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center - 100 Navajo Trail
  • Mineral Springs Volunteer Fire Department - 5804 Waxhaw Highway
  • Monroe Public Library - 316 East Windsor Street
  • Wesley Chapel Volunteer Fire Department (Main) - 315 Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road
  • Wesley Chapel Volunteer Fire Department - 8821 Newtown Road
  • Wingate Community Center - 315 West Elm Street

For additional information contact the UC Board of Elections at 704-283-3809.

Fire Prevention Week 

October 5-11, 2014
Posted by Melody Monday, October 6, 2014 9:57:00 AM

Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11, 2014.  The Wesley Chapel Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a community event on October 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise awareness of Fire Prevention Week.  Activities will include a smoke house designed to help children understand fire safety, numerous brochures and information about fire safety, dressed-up characters, live rescue/rappelling demonstrations, a bounce house, snacks, and a raffle among other treats.  The event will be held at Station #26 on Waxhaw Indian Trail Rd in Wesley Chapel.

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire.  That tragic fire in 1871 killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.

Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls, and is the longest running public health and safety observance on record.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
  • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.

Your Wesley Chapel Fire Department maintains two stations – Station #31 on New Town Road and Station #26 on Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road.  Members of the department live within the fire district and are our neighbors and friends.  They protect 30,000+ people, 13 schools with 11, 000+ students and a growing commercial base.  In 2013 they ran 1, 328 calls ranging from fires, rescues, and medical emergencies.

Click here for additional information on the Wesley Chapel VFD.

 

Union County Christmas Bureau 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, October 1, 2014 8:55:00 AM

The Union County Christmas Bureau will begin taking applications for individuals and families in need of assistance during the Christmas season on Oct. 6 at the Department of Social Services. If you would like to sponsor a family or child this Christmas, contact Gloria Haney at 704-296-4312.

Click here for additional information on the Christmas Bureau.

Marvin Ridge Athletic Program Celebrates Excellence with Wells Fargo Cup 

3A Conference Recipient
Posted by Melody Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:32:00 AM

The Marvin Ridge High School Athletic Program has achieved great success athletically by winning the conference Wells Fargo Cup for 7 straight years. The schools athletic teams have accumulated 5 state championships, 4 state runner-ups, 2 third place finishes, and a total of 18 playoff berths. 

Click here to read the full story.

National Day of Service & Remembrance 

911 Remembrance
Posted by Melody Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:16:00 AM

The Marvin Village Council has proclaimed September 11, 2014 as National Day of Service and Remembrance and urges citizens to recognize the heroism of firefighters, rescue and law enforcement personnel, and military service members and to remember the victims and innocent lives lost as a result of the tragic events on 9/11/2001.

Click here to view the proclamation.

Constitution Week - September 17-23 

Posted by Lisa Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:42:00 AM

The Marvin Village Council has proclaimed the week of September 17-23 as Constitution Week and asks citizens to reaffirm the ideals the Framers of the Constitution had in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties.

Click here to view the proclamation.

Marvin works to bring local roads into the 21st century 

Monday, August 4, 2014 3:17:00 PM

Once upon a time Marvin was a land of farms and equestrian homesteads. Back then our roads made 
sense, for they were rarely used. Today we are bursting with trips to school, commutes to work, a run to 
the store, or just a struggle to be wherever we need to be. We have moved into the 21st century, our roads 
have not. 
Though our major thoroughfares are managed at a state level, the residents of Marvin are taking action. 
In the short run our deputy sheriff, Deputy Ed Swan, has begun directing traffic at the intersection of 
Marvin Road and New Town during the evening commute. The Marvin Village Council has authorized 
funds to hire off duty deputies to direct traffic at the Marvin School Road – New Town – Marvin 
Waxhaw Road intersection during the morning commute. The service of our deputies is not a permanent 
solution; they cannot replace actually upgrading our roads. However, their service to make our roads safer 
for everyone is greatly honored. 
The Village of Marvin is taking action to upgrade key intersections. Funds have been allocated to align 
Marvin School Road with Marvin Waxhaw Road, making that intersection a four way signalized 
intersection. The Village is nearly ready to break ground on the alignment; the intersection would be built 
by NCDOT where funding has fallen short for that part of the project. The Village is working with 
NCDOT and the State to have the intersection funded. 
The Village has retained a consultant to develop conceptual plans and cost estimates to replace the 
antiquated intersection at Marvin Road and New Town with a roundabout. The roundabout would serve 
two purposes; one is to make the traffic move more smoothly. The other purpose is to slow people down. 
We would like to leave the races to the horses. 
Conceptual plans and cost estimates are being developed to replace the dangerous curved merging of 
Marvin-Waxhaw Road at Bonds Grove Church Road with a straight “T” intersection. We want to get rid 
of the blind curve that lies just before the merging of the two roads.
The projects are big for a Village of just 6,700 residents. We plan to provide funding to the extent that 
our budget allows. We are working closely with developers that will develop land near these roads, 
seeking funding support from them for these critical transportation needs. Finally, we need help from the 
State. We all use these roads; the residents of Marvin and our neighbors alike. 
When you see the Marvin Deputy directing traffic, take a break from the peddle and give him some room. 
Driving on our roads is scary enough; imagine standing on the road in rush hour wearing an orange vest 
just to keep us all safe. And call NCDOT and your representative in Raleigh. We will do our part; can 
they help?

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