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Marvin Ridge HS Ranks Highest in Area Schools 

2015 US News Rankings
Posted by Melody Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:29:00 AM

The U.S. News released rankings on top public high schools by state and nationwide Tuesday. The rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were recognized based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

Marvin Ridge HS was the highest ranked school in the Charlotte region.

Passing of Former Marvin Mayor Gordon Suhré 

Posted by Melody Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:57:00 AM

The Village of Marvin is saddened to announce the passing of Gordon Suhré, long-time Mayor of Marvin.  He passed away peacefully this morning of complications from cancer.  Mayor Suhré was a friend to many and served the Village faithfully, beginning with his charter term as a Council Member  in 1993.  He was first elected as Mayor in 1995 and he served continuously as Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem until 2005.  He was an active force in the original incorporation of the Village and was Mayor during the Village's year-long moratorium, which allowed the Village to develop its strict development code which in turn helped to preserve the Marvin that we currently are proud to call home.

Mayor Suhré is survived by his wife Linda, son Chris and his two beautiful granddaughters.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family.


Marvin Approves it's Second Age-Restricted Subdivision 

Posted by Lisa Wednesday, May 13, 2015 1:54:00 PM

The Village Council discussed the Amber Meadow preliminary plat/construction plans at their 5/12/2015 meeting.  They approved the plans with a unanimous vote.  The subject site is located on the north side of Tom Short Road Extension, approximately 0.2 miles southwest of the intersection of Tom Short Road and Rea Road.    The site is 24.06 acres.  The approved plans included 44 age-restricted single-family homes with overall density of 1.82 units per acre and 41% open space. 

The approval of the preliminary plat/construction plans allows land development/grading to begin. A Final plat shall be submitted and reviewed by the Planning Board and Village Council prior to any zoning permits for the construction of new homes. 

Click here for site details and plans




Union County Teacher of the Year 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:57:00 AM

Congratulations to Lisa Austen, the Union County Teacher of the Year!

Ms. Austen is a kindergarten teacher at Sandy Ridge Elementary School.  She was named the 2015-16 Union County Public Schools Teacher of the Year at the Union County Teacher of the Year banquet. The 19-year-veteran teacher has taught pre-K, kindergarten, and first and second grades.

Waxhaw Area Artists Open Studio Tour 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:30:00 AM

The Waxhaw Arts Council presents the Waxhaw Area Artists Open Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, 2015.  Visit area artists in their studios to view current works.  Thirty-four local artists are participating in the tour.

A preview reception will be held Friday, May 1 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Waxhaw Women's Club, with a silent auction to benefit the Waxhaw Arts Council. 

Click here to view the Artist Open Studio Tour brochure for participating artists and studio locations.

Planning Board Special Meeting 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:25:00 AM

The Planning Board has called for a special meeting to be held Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall.  The purpose of the special meeting is to consider the Amber Meadows Final Plat and to continue the preliminary discussion on the Regency Centers Application for Marvin Gardens.  Click here to view the public notice/agenda.

Planning Board Special Meetings 

Posted by Melody Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:15:00 PM

Chairperson Mary Shkut has called for two special meetings of the Planning Board.  

The first special meeting is Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at Banks Fellowship Hall.  This meeting replaces the regular monthly meeting due to the change in location. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and consider application #15-11438 for Regency Centers Rezoning to CZ for Marvin Gardens.  Click here for the special meeting notice/agenda.

CANCELLED - The second meeting is Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is discuss and consider the Amber Meadows final plat, along with other general agenda topics. This meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum.


Council Establishes Special Events Board
Posted by Melody Friday, April 10, 2015 12:28:00 PM

The Village Council has created a Special Events Board which will consist of five members.  The Board will have the duties of planning and overseeing Village special events, including special event concepts, fundraising, event operation, volunteer coordination, etc.  The events will include, but are not limited to, Movie Nights, National Night Out and the Christmas Tree Lighting.  This is a wonderful opportunity to have a positive impact on the Village and to plan events for our area youth.  

Please consider volunteering for this important Board in order to shape Village activities and events.

Click here for a volunteer application or call the Village Hall for additional information.

NC Voter ID Requirements 

Posted by Melody Thursday, April 9, 2015 8:53:00 AM

Beginning in 2016, North Carolina will require voters to show a photo identification when they vote in person. In the 2015 elections, in-person voters may present  a photo ID before voting, but will not be required to do so.  Voters will also be asked if they have one of the approved forms of ID.  If a voter indicates he or she does not have a photo acceptable for the voting in 2016, that voter will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of the photo ID requirement and given a list of acceptable forms of photo ID and information on how to obtain one.

Contact the State Board of Elections with your questions at 1-866-522-4723 or visit

Click here to view a listing of acceptable photo ID necessary for 2016.

Union County Recycling Day 

Saturday, April 25 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Posted by Melody Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:54:00 AM

Union County residents are invited to participate in the Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.   The location for the drop off is Downtown Monroe, the Church Street Parking Lot (beside the Seaboard Train Station).  

Union County Residents may drop off the following items:

Household Hazardous Waste - paints, solvents, herbicides, pesticides, cleaners, household chemicals, household batteries, cooking oil, grease and fluorescent bulbs.

Electronics - computers, laptops, printers, vcrs, cell phones, stereos, TVs, microwaves, vacuums, electronic games, and anything with an electric motor, plug or computer chip.

Tires (off the rim), Batteries (lead-acid batteries), Used motor oil and oil filters

Paper shredding service - shred your personal and financial documents (limit 5 boxes)

For a complete list of acceptable items, click here or call Union County Public Works at 704-296-4210.

NOTE:  No business waste accepted.  This event is for Union County residents only.

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