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10242629_bg1CHARLOTTE, NC April 24 2009  We have just confirmed that pro golfer Tiger Woods has committed to the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte.

The Quail Hollow Championship will be held during the first week in May.

The Championship has raised over $9.4 million for charity since it started in 2003.

Organizers say it is the most prestigious sporting event in the Charlotte region and it has been recognized as one of the top events on the PGA TOUR.

 

Click here for more information about The Quail Hollow Championship. 

 

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Waxhaw NC April 22 200954d33941a0a0a832

The commuter traffic this morning between the Carolinas along S.C. 75 was rerouted after an overturned tractor-trailer closed the main route from Waxhaw to Fort Mill, S.C.

According to the Highway Patrol, the truck wreck happened on S.C. 75 near Hector Road during rush hour  as commuters tried to make their way to work at 7 this morning. That area is just a short distance south of the state line, between Waxhaw and U.S. 521 and the Highway Patrols from both sides had closed the route on either side of the state line, and traffic was detoured for hours.

Drivers who were headed from southern Union County to Lancaster County or the Fort Mill were delayed for quite sometime as traffic began to build along that stretch of road.  Lancaster County officials said that it took several hours before the wreckage was cleared and the road reopened at around 2:30p.m..

Police said that no one was injured and another driver was issued a summons.

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Union County NC April 22 2009 

 The Community News Resource Group/ CRNG will be launching a brand new publication covering all of Union County, Matthews, Mint Hill and the Idlewild area!

CRNG will cover all type of news including public meetings, elections, school and business and the crime report. One of the other features will be 24 hour “On-Scene” reporting and live coverage of news as it happens here in Union County!

The Union County Dispatch will be a full service weekly online newspaper and will also offer a new resource for local announcements, obituaries and advertising. News alerts will also be available!

The first issue is scheduled to debut on June 1st so be looking for it and please tell all of your neighbors and friends!

The Union County Dispatch

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Monroe NC April 22 2009thompson1 An intoxicated driver crashed his vehicle into the back of another car near the Target store on Hwy 74 Tuesday night and then tried to run away but didn’t get very far.

Monroe police said that Leslie Lee Thompson  jumped out of his vehicle and headed down the street but was soon pursued by several passing motorists including an off-duty police officer who detained him until city officers could arrive.

Monroe fire and EMS responded to the crash and treated several patients from the second vehicle on scene and transported Thompson to CMC-Union with minor injuries.

Police said that Thompson was arrested for numerous violations including:

DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED

OPEN CONTAINER IN PASSENGER AREA

DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED

HIT & RUN – DEATH OR INJURY, LEAVES SCENE

COVER/CONCEAL REGISTRATION PLATE

UNREGISTERED VEHICLE

FAIL TO STOP-STEADY RED LIGHT

NO LIABILITY INSURANCE

NO INSPECTION STICKER

RECKLESS DRIVING TO ENDANGER AWAITING TRIAL

 Thompson is being held without bond.

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Weddington NC April 20 2009picture20007sm

By: Rick McCann

 

If you love fresh fruit and who doesn’t, you must really be excited about this time of year! I know that I am!

Kicking off the fresh produce and fruits this week is one of our favorites, strawberries!

Ripe, red, delicious, sweet and waiting to be plucked from the vine!

There are several places in our area where you can pick your own and get them really fresh.

Check out the Hall Family Farm located at 10713 Providence Rd West, Charlotte, NC just off I-485.

And to find other nearby farms where you can select and pick your own seasonal fruits just go to pickyourown. org.

Happy Pick’n!

 

Winston-Salem NC April 20 2009

A Winston-Salem police officer died Saturday in a motorcycle accident in Davie County.

Robert Staley was driving along U.S. 601 South near the Rowan County line about 12:30 p.m. Saturday when the accident happened.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

The Winston-Salem Police Department confirmed that he had been involved in a fatal accident but could provide no further information.

Staley had been with the force since Sept. 21, 1998 and was scheduled for a military deployment, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department.

 

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Monroe NC April 20 2009

 

Union County Week-end Arrest Report

 

Newton, Donald Craig (W M, 29) Arrest on chrg of Assault On Female

 

Allen, Reginald Leon (B M, 32) Arrest on chrg of Communicating Threats (M), at 3223

Walkup Av, Monroe, NC, on 4/18/2009

 

Brendan Kyle (W M, 16) Arrest on chrg of Breaking/entering-felony (F), at 1001 Nez Perce Ln, Indian Trail, NC, on 4/18/09

 

White, James Earl (W M, 38) Arrest on chrg of Assault On Female (M), [Missing Address], on 4/18/2009

 

Parker, Catheryn Leighann (W F, 40) Arrest on chrg of Larceny-felony (F), at 2115 W Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC, on 4/18/2009.  

 

  Patton, John Darren (W M, 38) Arrest on chrg of Driving While Impaired (M), [Missing Address], on 4/18/2009.  

 

Thomas, Brian Douglas (W M, 35) Arrest on chrg of Assault On Female (M), at 3130 Camden Rd, Marshville, NC, on 4/18/2009

 

 Workman, Michael Douglas (W M, 18) Arrest on chrg of Placing Exhibit With Intent Of Intimidation (F), at 3504 S Rocky River Rd, Monroe, NC, on 4/18/2009. 

 

Ali, Joyce Elaine (B F, 55) Arrest on chrg of Possess Stolen Goods (F), at 9000 Mcadam Way, Charlotte, NC, on 4/18/2009

 

 White, Gerald (B M, 47) Arrest on chrg of Possess Stolen Goods (F), at 805 Kates St, Charlotte, NC, on 4/18/2009

 

 Goodson, Stacy Darius (B M, 39) Arrest on chrg of Larceny-misdemeanor (M), at 553 Derrydowne Dr, Charlotte, NC, on 4/18/2009. 

 

 Belue, Jessica Lynn (W F, 18) Arrest on chrg of Drunk & Disruptive (M), at 105 Peyton Court, Waxhaw, NC, on 4/18/2009 

 

  Maske, Bobby Ray (B M, 18) Arrest on chrg of Possess Cocaine Fel (F), [Missing Address], on 4/18/2009 

 

 

Evans, John Patrick (W M, 32) Arrest on chrg of Assault On Female (M), at 2505 Morgan Mill Rd, Monroe, NC, on 4/17/2009

 

Evans, John Patrick (W M, 32) Arrest on chrg of Fta (F), at 2704 Morgan Mill Rd, Monroe, NC, on 4/17/2009.

 

Townsend, Vittoria Shay (W F, 17) Arrest on chrg of Consume Alcohol < 21 (M), at 6006 Brick Landing Dr, Monroe, NC, on 4/17/2009.

 

 M  Clark, Christopher Ray (W M, 26) Arrest on chrg of Contempt Of Court, M (M), at 400 N Main St, Monroe, NC, on 4/17/2009.

 

Fta(communicating Threa… Davis, Antoine Lamont (B M, 16) Arrest on chrg of Fta(communicating Threats) (M), at 901 Creekridge Dr, Monroe, NC, on 4/17/2009.

 

Order To Show Cause  Howard, Sheronda Lakita (B F, 17) Arrest on chrg of Order To Show Cause (M), at 400 N Main St, Monroe, NC, on 4/17/2009

 

Price, Kenneth Ted (W M, 19) Arrest on chrg of Breaking/entering-felony (F), at 5001 Smith Town Rd, Marshville, NC, on 4/17/2009.

 

Price, Kenneth Ted (W M, 19) Arrest on chrg of Breaking/entering-felony (F), [Missing Address], on 4/17/2009

 

Order To Show Cause  Allen, Jonathan Shelton (B M, 19) Arrest on chrg of Order To Show Cause (M), at 400 N Main St, Monroe, NC, on 4/17/2009.

 

  Rapp, Allison D (W F, 43) Arrest on chrg of Driving While Impaired (M), at PVA Family Dollar, Waxhaw, NC, on 4/17/2009.  

 

Bivens, Louise M (B F, 45) Arrest on chrg of Obtaining Property By False Pretenses (F), at Monroe, on 4/17/2009

 

  Burch, Christopher Rene (B M, 32) Arrest on chrg of Driving While Impaired (M), [Missing Address], on 4/17/2009.   

 

 Carter, Clint Lane (W M, 37) Arrest on chrg of Weekender (M), [Missing Address], on 4/17/2009.

 

Watson, Richard Alan (W M, 21) Arrest on chrg of Weekender (M), [Missing Address], on 4/17/2009

 

Walters, Freddy Dewayne (W M, 34) Arrest on chrg of Weekender (M), [Missing Address], on 4/17/2009.

 

Lafferty, Wayne Eric (W M, 42) Arrest on chrg of Possess Cocaine Fel (F), at Hwy 16 Near Carhlertson Rd, NC, on 4/17/2009.

 

Lafferty, Eric Wayne (W M, 42) Arrest on chrg of Possess Cocaine Fel, F (F), at Hwy 16 @ Lowes Pva, Waxhaw, on 4/17/2009

 

Blanchard, Samantha (W F, 18) Arrest on chrg of Possess Sched Ii (F), at 9000 Stitt St, Monroe, NC, on 4/17/2009.

 

Fta  Testerman, Lonnie (W M, 31) Arrest on chrg of Fta (M), at 9000 Stitt St, Monroe, NC, on 4/17/2009

 

 

Dubose, Victor Obrien (B M, 26) Arrest on chrg of Possession Of Firearm By Felon (F), at Green St, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.

 

 Santos, Alonzo Santiago (W M, 22) Arrest on chrg of Dwi – Provisional License (M), at 100 E Windsor St, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.   

 

 Montalvo, Jose Javier (W M, 28) Arrest on chrg of Open Container (M), at 100 E Windsor St, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.   

 

Tomberlin, Charles Ray (W M, 46) Arrest on chrg of Possess Drug Paraphernalia (M), at 200 N Church St, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.   

 

Pickelsimer, Derrick Chase (W M, 23) Arrest on chrg of Drunk & Disruptive (M), at 1000 E Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.   

 

 Arellano, Carlos Ortiz (W M, 24) Arrest on chrg of Driving While Impaired (M), at Brewer Dr, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009. 

 

Brooks, David Wesley (W M, 25) Arrest on chrg of P/w/i/s/d Marijuana (M), at Hwy. 75 Near Collins Rd., Waxhaw, NC, on 4/19/2009.  

 

Brown, Larramie Deshawn (B M, 33) Arrest on chrg of Domestic Criminal Trespass, M (M), at 1712 Icemorlee St, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009. Hutchinson, R 

 

Gryner, Amanda Marie (W F, 17) Arrest on chrg of Breaking/entering-felony (F), at 3344 Presson Rd, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.

 

Lyons, Jhared Allyn (W M, 16) Arrest on chrg of Breaking/entering-felony (F), at 3344 Presson Rd, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.

 

Saldana, Melissa Maria (W F, 18) Arrest on chrg of Breaking/entering-felony (F), at 3344 Presson Rd, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.  

 

Mejia, Eduardo Alberto (W M, 35) Arrest on chrg of Limited Driving Priviledge (M), at 146 Flowers St, Rockingham, NC, on 4/19/2009.  

 

Townsend, Jermey Timothy (B M, 19) Arrest on chrg of Assault On Female (M), at 213 First St, Morven, NC, on 4/19/2009.  

 

 Kelly, Harry James (W M, 61) Arrest on chrg of Awdw W/ Firearm (M), at 1402 S Providence Rd, Waxhaw, NC, on 4/19/2009.  

 

  Petrucci, Adam John (W M, 18) Arrest on chrg of Assault On Female, M (M), [Missing Address], on 4/19/2009. Humphrey, A W

 

No Operators License  Miller, Jarvis Dakota (B M, 19) Cited on Charge of No Operators License, at 399 E Green St/maurice St, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.

 

Perez, Gudibel (W M, 22) Cited on Charge of No Operators License, at 799 N Charlotte Av/i B Shive Dr, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.

 

Pacheco, Benjamin Juarez (W M, 37) Cited on Charge of Window Tinting Violation, at 3014 Old Charlotte Hwy/pinedell Av, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.  

 

  Martinez, Luis (W M, 17) Cited on Charge of No Operators License, at 1600 W Roosevelt Blvd/ne Ramp Skyway Drive, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.   

 

 Gaonzalez, Cesar Augusto (W M, 22) Cited on Charge of No Operators License, at 199 S Secrest Av/cureton St, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.   

 

 Chavez, Guillermo Mora (W M, 19) Cited on Charge of No Operators License, at 1599 Concord Av/patton Av, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009.   

 

Hammond, Kelly Dewayne (B M, 32) Cited on Charge of Dwlr, at 2513 Riverside Ln, Monroe, NC, on 4/19/2009 3:46:01   

 

 

 

Waxhaw Arrests

 

04/12/2009 20:09  NAUNDORFF, DAVID ALLEN

Charge: COMMUNICATING THREATS  7105 MCCAIN BLVD 

 

04/14/2009 13:30 MCGILL, JOSHUA DAVARIUS

Charge: FTA(INJURY TO REAL PROPERTY)  1201 SHARONDR 

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Charge: FAIL TO APPEAR/COMPL  1201 SHARON DR 

 

04/15/2009 15:54 CROOK, DAVID SHAUN

Charge: FTA (CHILD SUPPORT)  6319 LANCASTER HWY 

 

04/15/2009 19:25 TEMPLIN, ANDY CHRISTOPHER

Charge: MANUFACTURING SCHED I  6314 NESBIT RD 

 

04/16/2009 07:51 RAYEVICH, RUSSELL FORBES

Charge: FTA / CITATION- RDO  6618 HIGH GAP RD 

 

04/16/2009 14:15 MCCRAY, ROGER RYDELL

Charge: SIMPLE ASSAULT  201 SOUTH PROVIDENCE ST

 

04/18/2009 22:31 Arrest Arrestee: BELUE, JESSICA LYNN

Charge: DRUNK & DISRUPTIVE  105 PEYTON COURT

 

04/19/2009 03:29 Arrest Arrestee: BROOKS, DAVID WESLEY

Charge: P/W/I/S/D MARIJUANA  HWY. 75 NEAR COLLINS RD. 

 

 04/19/2009 21:17 Arrest Arrestee: KELLY, HARRY JAMES

Charge: AWDW W/ FIREARM  1402 S PROVIDENCE RD

 

 

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UNION COUNTY, N.C. April 20 20093251922328 A busy road in Union County was closed and powerlines were down after a crash Sunday morning.

Police said one man was taken to the hospital after he lost control of his vehicle on Secrest Shortcut Road early Sunday morning.

The road was closed between Poplin and Fowler Secrest Drive, that is between Indian Trail and Monroe.

It later reopened after crews repaired powerlines.

Duke Energy crews and police were on scene for hours as traffic was diverted to Hwy 74 causing long delays along that stretch of road.

The name and condition of the driver has not been released yet.

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images_sizedimage_140142436Stallings NC April 20 2009

Police were called to a residence Sunday morning in reference to a family disturbance involving an armed person.

Police said that when they arrived at the Idlewild Rd. address a female with a knife fled and officers chased her a short distance as she continued to resist them until subdued.

Danya Yvonne Lentz of 15501 Idlewood RD. Stallings was charged with resisting arrest and delaying and obstruction of law enforcement officers and was transported to the Union County detention center.

Authorities reported that no one was injured during the incident and Lentz was later released by UCDC on bond.

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m_image_10f765715f3_93_88_fa_d0_5dfad722Weddington NC April 20 2009

By: Rick McCann

UCD Staff

An afternoon suicide in the small community of Weddington has shocked local residents and stunned rescue workers.

At around 4:30p.m. deputies and rescue workers responded to a report that a person had taken their life at a local park and upon arrival deputies discovered that the person was deceased.

At this time authorities are not releasing the name of the person but we do know that the suicide victim used a charcoal grill inside their vehicle and inhaled the carbon monixide.

The person had also been involved in an earlier incident, possibly a family disturbance but the sheriff’s office has made no statements regarding this incident and was still processing the scene of the death.

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2127008294RALEIGH, N.C. APRIL 17 2009 — North Carolina state troopers and local police have ticketed thousands of speeders in the past two weeks during spring highway safety campaigns.
The patrol and local authorities last week wrapped up a two-week speed enforcement campaign across North Carolina that resulted in more than 38,000 citations being issued as of April 12. Local police wrote more than 19,000 tickets and troopers wrote more than 18,000.
Troopers also wrote 965 tickets last week during a campaign to target speeders in work zones along major highways.
Authorities say driving too fast is the leading cause of wrecks and highway deaths.

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Monroe NC April 18 2009

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In the past week both the Monroe Police and deputies from Union County Sheriff’s office have responded to persons with a gun calls.

In several of those incidents,  officers found teenagers roaming public streets with pellet or “Air-Soft” guns and in one case a teen was carrying a shotgun.

While most people might think that these are just harmless children playing in their neighborhoods with these weapons, the fact is that these situations could have all turned out to be tragic. Air-Soft and pellet handguns are made to look like the real thing and there have been 6 situations through-out the country this year where children have been killed by police because officers could not tell the difference between real and fake weapons and felt threatened when teens pulled or pointed these guns.

If your child is allowed to play with these type of guns, please remind them to stay on their own property and do not roam the area which could alarm your neighbors and cause a serious incident to occur. If they are approached by police, they should drop the weapon immediately and then explain to the officers that they are fake or pellet guns and they should never flee from the officer. This will heighten the officer’s suspicion and possibly cause the officer to use deadly force.

Guns, regardless of type are not play toys anymore and should be kept under strict control and guidance of parents.

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MONROE, N.C. April 14 20092c35b55ab9eebc38

By: Rick McCann—Police say that it was a speeding drunken driver that caused a crash that killed a passenger in his car early Sunday, troopers said.

The crash happened at about 2:45 a.m. on Airport Road between Goldmine Road and Highway 84 in Union County.

Police, firefighters and EMS responded to the scene as well as the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

A Trooper said that he determined that the driver was intoxicated and driving more than 100 mph through a curve when the car crossed the center line, went airborne, barrel rolled, and then flipped end-over-end several times.

The driver was ejected but was not seriously hurt and was transported to an area hospital. One passenger was injured while another was killed.  

Troopers identified the victim as 26-year-old Mark Jason Penegar of Lawyers Road in Monroe.

Authorities do expect to file serious charges against the driver and are continuing their investigation.

 

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Monroe NC April 14 2009

By: Rick McCannd0fc124a257cd49a

Both the City of Monroe and the Union County Sheriff’s Office employs animal control officers to handle stray animals, abuse complaints, wandering livestock , injured animals anything else that might involve the many different types of animals found in Union County.

But when they go home or are otherwise busy, city and county law enforcement are the ones that are called upon to respond and handle the situation and such was the case this week when Monroe Police found themselves on E East St rounding up horses that had escaped late at night. Officers were able to corral the escapees after an hour of manuvering their vehicles to pursuade the horses to head back home.

Deputy sheriffs also found their duties expanded when they were dispatched to capture an escaped goat that had trespassed on someone else’s property and on a call about suspicios noises found a hungry racoon had made his way into the homeowners garage.

One police officer quipped, we’re jack of all trades and animal cops don’t have anything on us.

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Indian Trail NC April 14 2009070129_wsp_trooper_car

By: Rick McCann

An alert resident notified the sheriff’s office that teenagers had broken into a vacant house on Lake Park Drive at around 3:30pm Monday and deputies were able to nab the suspects.

Several deputies were dispatched and spotted teens walking away from the burglarized house as well as finding some still in the empty residence. All of the suspects both male and female were arrested and released to their parents for a later appearance in court.

Vacant homes have become a major problem in many communities since the economic troubles began. These houses attract drug dealers looking for a place to hang out and do drugs, vagrants, thieves looking to steal copper and vandals.

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