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Marshville, County end 4-year dispute Commissioner says agreement will lead to jobs, economic development for town BY HOLLY MORGAN

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MARSHVILLE — A fouryear dispute between the Town of Marshville and Union County over the use of wastewater

treatment has come to an end. The town council “unanimously voted” to reach a settlement with Union County on the use of county operated wastewater treatment facili-

ties this week, according to an anonymous source with knowledge on the matter. The terms of the settlement have not been revealed. The Town of Marshville had a hearing on Friday morning, according to the source. After the Town of Marshville reached a settlement with

Union County, Commissioner Stony Rushing wrote in an email: “I am grateful that the Marshville Town Council voted unanimously to accept the offer from Union County. The offer included the opportunity for economic development and jobs in addition to lower utility rates. This light at the end of

the tunnel will come at a much needed time with the completion of the Monroe Expressway. Their decision will provide tools that the Town of Marshville will need and their citizens should be proud of the bold step they have taken.” SEE DISPUTE/PAGE A10

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INDIAN TRAIL — Some students are “checking out” at Porter Ridge Middle School. The school has a new, “CheckIn, Check-Out” program (CICO) that provides selected students with a mentor to help encourage and support them. The mentor is a teacher at the school who is paired with a student. Students are not paired with teachers they have for a class. Three teachers from Porter Ridge Middle School discussed the CICO program and how it has helped some students. The CICO program is not for every student but ones who need help making good choices. Corrine Hart is a seventhgrade, language arts teacher at the middle school. “I think the main benefit is giving somebody that is in the building that they feel is invested in them and wants them to do well and wants them to succeed,” she said. “Some of them might not have that at home ... this is somebody (a mentor) who is not involved in their discipline whatsoever, that is not apart of their classroom where they might be having difficulty. It’s purely for someone to form a positive relationship with and help them work through some of these challenges they might be facing.” CICO is a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports program (PBIS) that rewards students who demonstrate good behavior. PBIS initiatives focus more on praising students when they behave or do something well as opposed to focusing on how to discipline students when they misbehave. Schools will discipline students when they misbehave, but the hope for PBIS programs is SEE PROGRAM/PAGE A10

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The 12th Annual Great Turkey Countdown, a product of Indian Trail nonprofit organization Common Heart, met its goal of providing a Thanksgiving meal for 1,000 needy families in Indian Trail, Matthews and Mint Hill. More than 300 volunteers gathered at Common Cupboard food pantry Saturday morning to help distribute the meals. Common Heart needs volunteers year round for the food pantry ([email protected]). 

7 arrested in narcotics sweep STAFF REPORT

The Union County Sheriff’s Office narcotics division executed three search warrants over the past two weeks, resulting in the seizure of a drugs and seven arrests — including a fugitive wanted in connection with recent armed robberies in Monroe. Last Thursday, the division searched an apartment at 6100 Flaggstone Lane in Indian Trail where they reportedly located and seized marijuana, Xanax (Schedule IV), drug paraphernalia and vape cartridges containing THC. Two men were arrested following this search. Zachary Alexander Cranford, 22, a resident of the apartment, was charged

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day morning. Neighbors observed individuals leaving the woods and entering an apartment in the 6100 block of Flaggstone Lane. Deputies determined that two individuals, Zachar y Cranford and John David Stecker, 21, a resident of the Flaggstone Lane Apartment, were the two people responsible for firing a handgun, a violation of an Indian Trail Ordinance. Later in the day, two homeowners located and reported damage caused by the early morning gunfire. One homeowner located a projectile inside his home that entered his residence and traveled through the master bathroom wall.

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with Felony Possession of Cocaine, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Felony Possession of Schedule VI (THC), Maintaining a Dwelling, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax). Also charged was 19 year old Blake Anthony Neal of Stallings. Neal faces charges of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule IV (Xanax) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Deputies were alerted to the Flaggstone Lane apartment after neighbors reported sounds of gunfire coming from nearby woods around 2 a.m. Tues-

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RALEIGH — Occupational licensing may have cost North Carolina more than 42,000 jobs and millions in economic losses, a new study from the Institute for Justice says. The study from the nonprofit, liber tarian public interest law firm looked at the economic cost of occupational licensing across the countr y. According to the study, a conser vative measure of lost economic value by licens-

billion from the national economy, but a broader estimate looking at misallocated resources puts the amount about $184 billion. IJ says licensing probably leads to these losses because the practice restricts competition and gives licensed workers a monopoly. “With fewer competitors, licensees can charge more for their services. Consumers and the wider economy pay the price,” said Morris Kleiner, an economist at the Hum-

phrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Kleiner co-authored the report with economist Evgeny Vorotnikov. In Nor th Carolina, the study found, the estimated economic return from licensing is 11.29 percent, compared to the national average of 13.88 percent. IJ suggests that consumers and the wider economy are bearing the cost of these economic returns. In the 1950s, the national average of licensed workers was

about 5 percent, but now that number has risen to 19 percent. Similarly, the percentage of licensed workers in North Carolina is 18.9 percent. North Carolina has the 27th highest percentage of licensed workers, with 753,751 licensed and employed in the state. The study estimated $112 million as a conservative measure of lost economic value in North Carolina due to occupational licensing. A broader estimate puts the lost economic value around $4 billion.

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“Occupational licensing is the most burdensome way to regulate work,” said Lee McGrath, IJ’s senior legislative counsel. “And as this study shows, licensing also imposes heavy costs on the economy. Policymakers should carefully weigh the human and economic costs of occupational licenses and impose them only when necessar y to address present, significant and substantiated harms that cannot be mitigated by less burdensome alternatives.”

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Rainy weather pushes back paving project for Expressway STAFF REPORT

Expressway to open with ribbon-cutting on Nov. 27 BY HOLLY MORGAN 

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STALLINGS — Rainy weather has pushed back the paving schedule on the Monroe Expressway project, according to the NC Department of Transportation. This weekend and next week, contract crews will continue paving and striping work between Interstate 485 and Indian Trail-Fairview Road. The Monroe Expressway is scheduled to open Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. Crews closed one lane on U.S. 74 in both directions starting on Friday. The closures will be in place until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21. One lane will remain open to traffic in each direction. The lanes may open sooner, depending on progress. Paving operations also required closing the ramp from the I-485 outer loop to U.S. 74 East (exit 51B) from 11 p.m. over the weekend. Go to DriveNC.gov for real-time travel information or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

After approximately 20 years of planning and preparation, the Monroe Expressway will open on Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting that is open to the public. The Expressway will open shortly after the ribbon cutting ceremony. Carly Olexik, communications manager for the Turnpike Authority, wrote in an email that the project cost of the Expressway is $731 million with $17.7 million in overrun. The $17.7 million was used for various construction costs, including: sign-

ing, culvert, bridge and noise wall modifications, and modifications to mitigate utility conflicts that would have delayed project delivery,” she wrote. Money collected from tolls will cover debts and pay for maintenance of the Expressway, Olexik wrote. To promote driving on the Expressway and purchasing NC Quick Pass transponders, the Turnpike Authority and NC Quick Pass have been running digital, print and radio advertisements in the Charlotte area. Olexik wrote, “Over the last year, we have participated in more than a

100 local events and meetings in Mecklenburg and Union counties. There has been exposure to nearly 20,000 people at these events.” She wrote that construction for an Express lane on I-485 would begin in the summer of 2019 and would be open in 2022. WFAE has reported the Express toll lanes on I-77 from Charlotte to Mooresville will be completed by the end of the year. NCDOT’s website, under the I-77 Mobility Partners page, does not provide a specific date, but expects the project to be completed this year.

Great day for a parade: Event expects more than 10,000 people Billed as Union County’s oldest and largest running holiday event, the 65th Annual Union County Christmas Parade is being held in Downtown Monroe on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 2-4 p.m. The event is expected to include more than 2,000 people in the parade, with more than 10,000 expected to witness it from the sideline.

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Commissioners to hold closed session Monday The Union County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Union County Government Center (500 North Main St. in Monroe) for the purpose of going into closed session, according to Chairman Jerry Simpson.

Monroe Council to meet Monday The Monroe City Council is holding a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. at 300 West Crowell St., according to the City Clerk. To see the agenda packet, go to www.monroenc.org and click on “City Council.”

Health Screening at Literacy Council Health screenings will be offered at the Literacy Council (216 N. Hayne St. in Monroe) on Monday, Nov. 19, from 9-11 a.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon at Cotton Street Apartments (819 Cotton St. in Monroe) through the Community Health Services of Union County. The tests include: blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and hemoglobin. For cholesterol screenings, fasting 12 hours before is required (but keep drinking water). To learn more call (704) 296-0909.

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Heavy rain causes sewer overflows STAFF REPORT

The City of Monroe Water Resources Department responded to a sanitary sewer spill on Nov. 15, after heavy rains occurred across the region, according to the City’s communications department. The overflow of roughly 4,300 gallons entered Richardson Creek and Lake Lee. The impact to Richardson Creek was deemed minimal due to the large volume of creek flow, and there was no risk to the City of Monroe water supply, according to the report. Another sanitar y sewer over flow occurred off Old Fish Road near Unionville on Nov. 15. The overflow began at approximately 9:02 a.m. and lasted until approximately 2:32 p.m. The overflow was estimated at 14,100 gallons of wastewater entering Grassy Creek, according to a Union County Department of Public Works spokesperson. State regulations require that any spill of untreated wastewater greater than 1,000 gallons be reported to the NC Department of Environmental Quality within 24 hours, and that information be broadcast to all electronic and print media covering the county where the spill occurred. Residents can help by not flushing grease down their kitchen drains, by repairing any damage to white sewer cleanout caps in their yards, and by promptly reporting any suspected sanitary sewer overflow or problem to the City’s Water Resources Department at (704) 282-4601.

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UCPS announces 2019 graduation schedule STAFF REPORT

Union County Public Schools has announced its graduation schedule for the Class of 2019, along with location and starting times. Early College will finish first, and will hold graduation on May 8, 2019 starting at 5 p.m. at South Piedmont Community College, Salon. A total of 13 graduations are on the schedule

for UCPS. Monroe High and Forest Hills High have both held their graduations on their football fields in recent years; both schools will graduate in Wingate Univerity’s Cuddy Arena in on June 8. Forest Hills will go first at 9 a.m. and Monroe will follow at 3 p.m. The Wolfe School will use Central Academy of Technology and Ar ts Auditorium to graduate on

May 29 at 6:30 p.m. South Providence will also use CATA for graduation (on June 6). Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, will host the graduations for Central Academy (June 9), Marvin Ridge (June 10), Cuthbertson (June 10), Marvin Ridge (June 10) and Parkwood (June 10). Cabarrus County Arena will host the graduations of Piedmont, Porter Ridge and Sun Valley on June 8.

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Christmas Tree lighting The Town of Weddington will hold its annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Nov. 30 from 5-9 p.m., according to the Town Clerk. The event will include free cookies, hot chocolate and S’mores. DJ Fannie Mae will be in charge of the music and special guest will be visiting from the North Pole. Food trucks will be available. The tree lighting will be around 6:45 p.m. The event coincides with a coat drive. A collection bin will be on hand for new or gently used winter coats, hats and gloves. Items will be given to families in need in Union County.

Chinese Healing Art at Matthews Library The Matthews Library will host a free program about the Chinese Healing Art of Qigong on Nov. 29 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Participants will watch a PowerPoint presentation and will have an opportunity to practice some of the meditative movements. Call 704-416-5000 to register. Matthews Library is located at 230 Matthews Station Street.

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Obituaries Barbara Whitley | Waxhaw

Barbara Ann Har tis Gamble Whitley, 84, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, November 15, 2018. She was born August 30, 1934 in Union County, NC daughter to the late Murray Oscar & Rosa Grif fin Har tis. She is also preceded in death by her husbands, Raeford Carl Gamble & Clifford William Whitley; five sisters: Thelma Medlin, Edna Mae Boatright, Fannie Har tis, Lucille Williams, and Charlotte Nadine Deese; three brothers: Theron Hartis, Herman Hartis, and J.N. Hartis; and one great grandson, Samuel Isaac Gamble. Barbara is sur vived by two sons: Donald Gamble (Judy) and Dennis Gamble of Monroe, NC; one daughter: Renee Nash (Randy) of Monroe, NC; two sisters: Elizabeth “Lib” Horne and Ercel Horton both of Monroe, NC; nine grandchildren,

fifteen great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Throughout the years, Barbara’s life revolved around caring for family members and ser ving others outside the home. She loved the children of her family. She always liked taking the grandchildren to get a hamburger or an ice cream cone. Barbara also ser ved the Lord as she was a member of several churches throughout her lifetime. A celebration of Bar-

Christopher Knight | Pageland, S.C. bara’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Gordon Funeral Chapel, 1904 Lancaster Ave. Monroe, NC. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lakeland Memorial Park. Due to Monroe Christmas Parade downtown Monroe, consider using Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation 3800 Shamrock Drive Charlotte, NC 28215-3220 or at the following website: http://www.alzheimers researchfoundation.com Gordon Funeral Service & Cremator y is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuneral service.com. PAID OBITUARY

Laura Parker | Monroe Laura Wayne Parker passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018. She was born March 17, 1938 at the Ellen Fitzgerald Hospital in Monroe, NC. She was the eldest child of five children born to Burdette and Lois Lower y Parker. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Bert Parker, nephews Casey and TJ, brother-in-law Phil Somers and sister-in-law Mavis Parker. She retired from Lance in Charlotte. Laura is survived by her sisters, Betty Somers, Sandra Moon (Steve) and

Janet Starnes (Mitch) and many nieces and nephews. Laura was a lifelong member of Mountain Springs Baptist Church. The family will receive

friends and loved ones at the church Monday, November 19, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the church. Burial will be at Lakeland Memorial Park immediately after the services. Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.mcewenmonroe chapel.com. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the family of Ms. Parker. PAID OBITUARY

Christopher Knight, 68, of Pageland, South Carolina moved from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Hospice House of Union County, North Carolina surrounded by his family. Chris, the son of Wade H. Knight and Mary Clifton Knight, was born December 2, 1949 in Union County, Nor th Carolina. Chris was proud to be a lifelong resident of Pageland, South Carolina. Chris graduated from Pageland High School in 1968. The following year he graduated from the Auto Mechanics program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, Nor th Carolina. Chris fell in love with his sweetheart, Cathy Courtney, on Easter Sunday of 1969. Chris and Cathy married the following year and celebrated 48 years together. His greatest joy was his family. Chris was most recently a member of South Pointe Fellowship in Pageland where he recently served as a deacon and school board member of South Pointe Christian School. He loved serving alongside his church family. Chris began his career in the automotive industry while working after school for Outen Chevrolet. Mr. Roddy Outen gave him the opportunity to continue in the industry he loved by working in the auto parts depar tment of Outen Chevrolet. The majority of Chris’ career was with Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet in Charlotte, North Carolina where he enjoyed

39 years of employment and received awards for top sales including a Lifetime Achievement award from GM Motor Corporation in his role of Parts Depar tment Manager. Chris cherished the friendship of his City Chevrolet Family. Chris loved the automotive parts business. It was a joy to him to help customers with their auto parts needs. Through his work, Chris became a friend of the regional dirt track racing series where he developed many friendships with series owners, track owners, drivers and their teams. Chris will be remembered for his love of family and friends, his ability to tell stories of his life and events, his humor, laughter and joy of life. Chris enjoyed hunting, fishing, auto racing and watching sporting events. Chris prayed to return to his church and community to spread the message of God’s greatness and encourage everyone to build a relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Family members left to celebrate and remember Chris are his loving wife of 48 years, Cathy Knight of Pageland, South Caro-

lina; daughters, Kasey (Brad) Whitfield of Bolivia, North Carolina and Kristen (Miguel) Moreno of Jefferson, South Carolina; brother, Marion “Sonny” (Frances) Knight of Indian Trail, North Carolina; brother-in-law, Gary (Sheila) Courtney of Dallas, Georgia; grandchildren, Jackson Christopher Arant, Aiden Nicholas Arant, Addison Katherine Arant of Jefferson, South Carolina and Remy Ellen Whitfield, soon to be born of Bolivia, North Carolina; grandchildren’s father, Jason Arant of Pageland, South Carolina. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018 at South Pointe Christian School Gym with Pastor Marty Quick, Pastor Johnny Sims and Pastor Duane Stegall officiating. The burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland. The family will receive friends from 5:00 — 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at South Pointe Christian School Gym. Memorials may be made to South Pointe Christian School, PO Box 188, Pageland, South Carolina 29728 or Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, North Carolina 28110 and online. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina (www.baumgart nerfh.com) is assisting the Knight Family. PAID OBITUARY

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Glenn Hipps Jr. | Waxhaw Glenn Lee Hipps Jr., 73, of Waxhaw passed away peacefully on November 15, 2018. He was born on June 24, 1945 in Buffalo, NY. Church was the center of his life; he was an active member of Living Saviour Lutheran Church in Charlotte where he taught 6th grade Sunday School. He was a devoted husband, daddy and pops. He was brilliant as he worked as an engineer, developing Patents and was a skilled welder, as many knew him and his own family business, Weldone Welding. He enjoyed incorporating his welding with his own craft with sculpture and art. He loved shag dancing and the sound of beach music. His grandsons adored him, “Pops” was someone who was mesmerizing to his 3 grandsons. He will be greatly missed by many of the Charlotte area. Glenn’s laugh was contagious and his sense of humor was brilliant, he will be greatly missed. Glenn is sur vived by his loving wife of 48 years, Pat Hipps; daughter, Lesleigh Taylor Hipps Guinn and her husband, Jeremy and 3 grandsons, Rhys Allen, Hudson Taylor and Shepard Lee Guinn. A visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. at Living Saviour Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 18, followed by a 2:00 p.m. Memorial Ser vice with military honors. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family. PAID OBITUARY

Dr. Joseph Toglia, also known as “Pino”, died peacefully of natural causes on Monday, August 27th at his home in Midland, N.C. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Fay Toglia (née Smith) who died in 2003. He was formerly of Ardmore, PA. where he lived while a Neurology Professor at Temple University Hospital. Pino was bor n in Pescopagano, Italy, to Antonio and Rosa Toglia (née Torciano) on April 24, 1927. He attended medical school at the University of Naples and the University of Rome in 1945-1951. Dr. Toglia enlisted in the Officer’s School of Aviation Medicine and ser ved as a Flight Surgeon in the Italian Air Force. In 1954, he emigrated to the United States to complete post-graduate training at Bowman Gray Medical School at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC., where he met and married Betty,

a Registered Nurse. They eventually settled in Ardmore and raised three children there. In the 1960s Dr. Toglia had affiliations with the Veterans Administration, Baylor University Hospital in Houston, TX, Philadelphia General Hospital, and Philadelphia Psychiatric Center. He also served as a Major in the Medical Corps of the United States Army Reser ve. In 1970 he became a Professor of Neurology and Otorhinology at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Toglia was Board Certified in Neurology, Psychiatry and Electroencephalography. He was granted a U. S. Patent for a Nystagmus Processor for EEG machines. During his tenure as Professor at Temple, he published over 100 articles in both American and Italian medical journals. From 1963 to 1989, he served as Director of the Neurologic Electrodiagnostic Laborator y at Temple University, and became a Professor Emeritus of Neurology

express heartfelt gratitude to the following friends who so loved and tirelessly cared for Pino: Doug and Maureen Fincher, Gina and Dell Gardner, and Tammy and Jerry Dixon. The family also expresses thanks to Joseph’s physician, Dr. Meredith Bowen, and to the home health workers without whose tender care we would not have been able to carry out his final wish of remaining at home: Jimena, Tara, Antoinette, Pam, Debbie, Nadia, Judy, Harriett, Amy and the staff at Neighborhood Nurses, as well as the nurses and staff at Hospice of Union County. A memorial ser vice in celebration of Pino’s life will be held Friday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Hartsell Funeral Home, in Midland, NC. Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Toglia family. Online condolences may be made at www. hartsellfh.com. PAID OBITUARY

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in 1989. Dr. Toglia appeared several times as a guest on NBC in New York and Philadelphia, and appeared on RAI (Italian Television). In 1989, after a successful career in clinical practice, research, and teaching, Joseph and Betty retired to Duck, NC, where the family had spent many enjoyable summers. In 1991 they relocated to Charlotte, NC to be closer to family. Joseph enjoyed watching the Italian Soccer League, the fine ar ts, wrote poetry, and had a passion for music, which he instilled in his children. He especially loved Italian opera and classical music. As a child he took organ lessons, and he continued to play and improvise at the piano throughout his life. In later years, he was fascinated by nature, especially birds, which he continued to study from his window, even near the end of his life when he was too weak to go outside. Joseph was loved by

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the politics of anger I

realize the where they can go Democrats took over without being shot the House, which is down by some mad not new news. man. But I’m A movie tired of theater? A hearing Nancy baseball field? Pelosi and A grade school. other liberals A synagogue? in Congress Liberals, say that now issuing their we need to usual simplistic MICHAEL start working knee-jerk REAGAN reaction, say together. Now we need the problem is bipartisanship. guns and the solution Really? Where have to mass shootings is to they been for the last get rid of all of them. umpteen years? But the problem Since at least 2016, is much deeper than I haven’t noticed the guns. I think America Democrats clamoring has lost its soul. for compromise Spirituality, and cooperation in morality, kindness, Washington or on the better part of CNN. our natures, love for Suddenly your fellow humans Nancy Pelosi no matter what their wants to practice politics — it’s getting bipartisanship? Yeah, harder and harder to right. find in our daily lives. I agree with Everyone’s angry President Trump. on TV. Left or right, Now that Fox or CNN, it doesn’t Democrats are in matter what side charge of the House you’re on. and looking under Social media every bed for excuses and cable networks to impeach Donald overflow 24/7 with Trump, they also need hate, not calls for to start writing some political compromise. legislation. They thrive on No matter how ratings and clicks and “bipartisan” their bills anger — not civility are, of course, they and compromise — to probably won’t get generates their profits. past the U.S. Senate or In my father’s time, the president’s desk. in the 1970s and 1980s, In other words, for we debated important the next two years political issues, but we we’ll have gridlock. did it without trying to Nothing major will get destroy our opponents’ done on issues like careers or reputations. immigration reform or Now everything in our trade deals with politics is personal and China. nasty. Meanwhile, out We don’t merely here in California say we disagree with we’ve been burying a person’s position. the victims of last Instead we say, “You’re week’s mass shooting a racist. You hate at the Borderline Bar women.” & Grill and wondering There’s hardly if there’s any place left anywhere you can go in America where we in the mainstream can take our families media to hear an that’s safe. uplifting spiritual When I was message or an growing up in the inspiring leader who 1950s all I had to rises above petty worry about in school politics. There’s was diving under my almost nowhere you desk once a month can relax and make in case the Russians yourself feel good. dropped a nuclear I tweeted the other bomb on us. day that people should Today, my son turn off the news and Cameron, who’s a the cable channels for stay-at-home dad, a night and watch the has to worry about annual country music sending his kids to awards. grade schools where That’s what I did. they are holding active It was just country shooting drills. music and awards. No Who ever thought politics. No anger. No 50 years ago that we’d name calling. have to be concerned It was entertaining about this danger? and pleasant — an We now have a oasis of civility in whole generation our angry world. It of parents, and was something all of grandparents too, who us could all use a lot are worrying about more of.

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e’d all like a “better” era of “peace, love and harmony” internet in terms of privacy, that the Worldwide Web was politeness, taste and supposed to usher in on behalf of safety. And who would all humanity. oppose eliminating false Still, we’ve been here or misleading information before — and need to keep from social media sites, or in mind we’ve overreacted preventing online bullying to the threats, real and and such? imagined, posed by new Last week, some of the technology before dialing world’s most significant, down regulations and influential and powerful codes to a reasonable GENE figures around such issues compromise on free — in the words of The Wall POLICINSKI expression, privacy and FIRST AMENDMENT Street Journal, “the giants safety. CENTER of the web” — gathered at Early concerns about the 2018 Web Summit in privacy noted that the Lisbon, Portugal and in Brussels new-fangled telephone could ring at an international conference on into a home at any hour of the data privacy and policy. day, while proper guests of the At the Lisbon meeting, an day would knock on the door and audience reportedly cheered announce themselves. for a proposed international Content on radio was relatively institute to propose regulations unregulated, with government worldwide on social media. attention directed more to the United Nations Secretary-General actual problems with frequencies António Guterres warned in a and interference — until the speech that “the weaponization of Communications Act of 1934 gave artificial intelligence is a serious the Federal Communications danger” and Microsoft President Commission power not only to Brad Smith called for “a digital govern the technology but what Geneva Convention” to end state was said over the airwaves via cyberattacks against civilians. the so-called “Fairness Doctrine.” Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee Intended to ensure that all voices called for private companies, were heard on public airwaves, governments and internet users the doctrine was abandoned in the to unite around what he called a 1980s as no longer needed in a “contract for the Web,” a nine-point world of virtually unlimited cable plan with goals to protect personal and satellite channels, but also privacy, create online methods to with the realization that it actually counteract harassment and hate diminished discussion on matters speech and for universal access to of public interest. the web. In movies, the “Hays Code” was In Brussels, Apple CEO Tim adopted by Hollywood filmmakers Cook advocated for the U.S. to in the early 1930s to head off adopt the European Union’s strict moves to have Congress set strict data privacy law, enacted in May, standards for what movies could allowing consumers to review, edit show across a wide range of topics and delete personal information and issues — from comments on the web. Cook warned that about the law and drug use to sex technological advances are leading and violence. One silly example of to a “data industrial complex” the code’s restrictions: Childbirth and that “our own information, was considered a “taboo” subject. from the everyday to the deeply In the acclaimed film “Gone with personal, is being weaponized the Wind,” as a character was against us with military efficiency.” giving birth, actors in the scene So much for the once-hoped for could only be shown as shadows

on a wall. The code was on the books for decades but was weakened in the 1940s and 1950s — particularly in 1952 when the U.S. Supreme Court, considering a case involving the movie “The Miracle,” extended First Amendment protections to films. Likewise in television, the “Television Code” was adopted by the National Association of Broadcasters under threat of a government council to set rules. From 1952 to 1983, the code ruled on everything from how actors dressed to references to religion, sex, family life and more. Famously, the code resulted in married couples shown on TV only using double beds and in 1952, when the star of “I Love Lucy,” Lucille Ball, became pregnant, that word was not permitted — the show was allowed to say only that she was “with child” or “expecting.” When the sound of a flushing toilet was heard in 1971 in an episode of the groundbreaking sitcom, “All in the Family,” it reflected a growing demand by the public for realism rather than the unrealistic depictions of everyday life that the code had encouraged. Note that all of those overreactive attempts to regulate came early in the development of those mediums of expression. The web is barely out of its teenage years, in effect, and social media megaliths such as Facebook and Twitter are even younger. The web’s revolutionizing impact extends from newly accessible public records to instant global communication. And our reliance on social media as a means of reporting news, recording our lives and relaying our views is unlike anything seen in generations, if anything before. But if history is a guide — and it is — we need to temper calls to “protect” ourselves from that which we do not like or find dangerous, lest we replace such with censored, sanitized and government-regulated messages or content intended to pacify rather than provoke and inform. There may well be a need to rein in the wild web, to set privacy boundaries and fight real misuse. But we must be certain that the control over what we see, hear, say and access remains as close to our own fingertips as possible — and not handed over to some “National Nanny” claiming to act on our behalf, lest we be confined to a future of shadows on the wall, double beds and a view of life where no one ever uses a toilet.

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Waxhaw does great job honoring veterans axhaw held what year the Event Planning has to be their best Committee, under the ever Veterans Day direction of Lisa Hoffman, ceremony at the does more to beautiful Military make these events Wall of Honor even better than in downtown the previous year! Waxhaw. 100 years THANK YOU, ago, WWI ended! Event planners. A little “nip” was in (You can purchase the air, but sun was a tile with your shining brightly to favorite veteran’s DOROTHY honor our fabulous name, rank & MOLONEY service on it for veterans. Anthony Parker, Union $30., and have it County Veterans Services adhered to the Military Officer, served as the Wall of Honor. If you are Emcee for the event. The interested, call Karen Composite Squadron of the Johnson, 704-219-8765.) Waxhaw’s, MER-NC-300 ••• provided the Presentation In honor of Veterans of the Colors, Vocalist Day, free limited dental Brentwood Richardson services were offered on sang the National Anthem November 9th at Pleasant beautifully, as usual. Plains Dental, located at Waxhaw Cub Scout 53 5850 Highway 74 West in led the audience with Indian Trail from 8 a.m. the Pledge of Allegiance, until 5 p.m. The first 50 Bill Connell, Chaplain veterans to arrive were of the Waxhaw Police guaranteed to be seen. Department provided Five dentists, Dr. Ali, Dr. the Invocation, Guest Henry Ernst, Dr. Perkins, Speaker was Sergeant Dr. Massomi, and Dr. Aaron Barney, USMC, and John Bishop, offered the finally, Edna Drakeford service of cleaning teeth, and her “team” presented as well as X-rays, and 14 terrific “Quilts of Valor.” filling or re-filling what Quilt recipients are: Tom was needed. Some of the Poole, Marvin McCabe, people who took advantage James Huntley, Aaron of this wonderful act said Barney, Anthony Parker, it was terrific and all the Johnny Helms, Matthew dentists and their staff Lofland, Les Barnes, Ken were fabulous. Such a Paco Posko, Harold DeVoe, thoughtful and generous Peter Rubino, Jackie Clay, act of kindness to reward Don Rousseau, and Davis our veterans. THANK Jones. These quilts are YOU, Dr. Ali, Dr. Ernst, created by Edna, and her Dr. Perkins, Dr. Massomi, team of seamstresses. This and Dr. Bishop. When I team works all year in order mentioned this wonderful to be prepared for a special act of kindness to several event to honor our veterans. people, they informed Edna and her team me that they are regular members deserve a big patients there, and the hand of applause for being entire office, Doctors and so generous and kind. all staff members, are THANK YOU, Edna and wonderful. her team! (I’ll get the names ••• of the team members for Golden Corral served next week!) Also, the tents a complimentary dinner to set up were a wonderful veterans and their families! asset for the event. Each It was crowded, despite the

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Obituaries Hubert Baucom | Wingate Huber t Baucom, 75, of Wingate passed away peacefully on November 15, 2018. He was born in Union County on May 12,, 1943 to the late John Key and Lena Mae Baucom. He attended Piedmont High School and was a man of many talents — he could do just about anything. Huber t loved horses, carpentr y and woodworking. In addition to his parents, Hubert is predeceased by his brothers, Dwight Baucom, Buren Baucom and Arlie Baucom and a sister, Patricia Deese. He is sur vived by his loving wife, Janette Polk Baucom; daughters, Stephanie B.

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SENIOR FITNESS CLASS, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Bazemore Center, Winchester Avenue, Monroe. Free to all senior citizens. Details, 704-282-4654. BABY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Union West Library. Details, 704-821-7475.

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11:15 a.m., Union West Regional Library, for children ages 12 months to 36 months. BABY TIME, 11:30 a.m., Waxhaw Library. Details, 704-843-3131.

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p.m. meeting, Bonds Grove United Methodist Church, Waxhaw. Details, 704-843-2735.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 5464, 7:30 p.m., 712 VFW Road, Monroe.

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training, 7:30 p.m., Station 5025, Hemby Road, Weddington. For details, call Dick Bonner, 704-846-1014 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays.

GRIFFITH ROAD VFD LADIES’ AUXILIARY, 7:30 p.m.,

station on Griffith Road at Broome Road. For details, call 704-2898223, 704-283-6311 evenings.

UNION COUNTY COMMUNITY Bottom group, 6 p.m. to ACTION BOARD 7 p.m., old Belk building, OF DIRECTORS, 7 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704-377-0244.

INDIAN TRAIL TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly),

private weigh-in, 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m; meeting 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Indian Trail United Methodist Church, 113 Indian Trail Road. First visit free. Details, 704-843-9365.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245.

TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) of MONROE, 10- 10:15 a.m. weigh-in, meeting from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. First Baptist Church, 109 Morrow Ave. Details, 704-283-1223.

TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY), 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 7

p.m., UCCA Head Start administrative offices, 1401H West Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe. Details, 704-283-7583. (No Meeting in JULY, AUG. DEC.)

VFW POST 5464 LADIES, MEN’S

auxiliary meetings. 7:30 p.m. 704-283-4842.

HOMEWORK HELP,

4:30 — 6:30 p.m. for 1st through 8th grade. Monroe library.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP, Meets at noon at the Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center, 2325 Hanover Dr., Monroe. Support one another while also learning more about the disease and ways to manage it. For more information, contact Cindy Leckey at 704-291-0007 or 704233-1783.

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316 E. Windsor St., for children ages 12 months to 36 months. For details, call 704-2838184. TODDLER TIME, 10 a.m., Waxhaw Library, for children ages 12 months to 36 months.

WAXHAW WOMEN’S CLUB at 7:30 pm. at 200 East South Main Street in Waxhaw. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Jan Whitlock at 704-2569051.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 171 meets each Tuesday night 7 p.m. — 8:15 p.m. at Yadkin Bank 2593 W. Roosevelt Blvd in Monroe. Call Scoutmaster Jack Nelson at 704 243 4447 for information. MONROE INVESTORS, 8:30 a.m., Brown Derby, Skyway Drive, Monroe. Details, Elsie Smoluk, 704-3638815.

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a.m., Union West library. BABY TIME, 10 a.m., Edwards Memorial Library, Marshville.

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MONROE ROTARY CLUB, noon to 1 p.m., Rolling Hills Country Club. Details, 704-2834645.

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Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704-377-0244.

10:30 a.m., Union West Regional Library, for TOPS NO. 373 children ages 12 months (Take Off Pounds to 36 months. Sensibly), 6 p.m. TODDLER TIME, 10 weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. a.m., Monroe Library,

meeting, 805 South Bragg Street, Monroe. For details, call 704-2820073.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245.

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that with enough positive reinforcement for good behavior, students will choose to behave and make good choices, thus, negating a need for disciplinary actions. At Por ter Ridge Middle, students who are chosen to be apart of the program, have a short conversation with their mentors in the mornings and afternoons. The mentor asks them how their day went and how they are feeling. Each student has a scorecard that their teachers fill out and give to the mentors to show how the student acted in class. The scores range from one to three with three being the best. The

scorecard lists how prepared, how responsible and respectful the student was that day. Stephen Harris Jr. is an eighth-grade math teacher at the school. He said that each day he and the student he mentors discuss the scorecard and why the student may have struggled. Also, they discuss what the student can do in the future so avoid struggling. The scorecards are kept so that they can be presented at parent-teacher meetings and Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings when a student has behavioral goals. The data from scorecards will show if CICO is working and worth continuing in the future. Harris said he saw improvement in his student’s behavior. Prior to the CICO program, the student did not make an effort

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CICO is exclusive to Porter Ridge Middle School, but in the future, all schools in North Carolina will have a PBIS program like CICO. The goal for CICO is for every teacher to be a mentor to at least one student, according to Hart. The program has about 15 students this year. PBIS programs have three modules; one is for the entire student population, another is for selected students who need help making good choices and the third module is for students who need to be taught what good choices look like. Students in module three are taught by school counselors on good choices. According to Hart, the CICO program will stay with teachers; therefore, school counselors will not mentor students because they have a separate role with students in

Possession of Marijuana up to ½ ounce and Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia. Appling was charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to sell and Deliver Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia. On Wednesday, the narcotics division located and arrested a fugitive wanted in connection

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Until 2014, the Town of Marshville utilized wastewater treatment facilities operated by Union County. Marshville paid Union County based on usage of the facility. In 2014, the town stopped paying the County for wastewater treatment ser vices because it accused the County of overcharging. Meters, purchased by the County, determined how much wastewater from Marshville was treated. An ar ticle in The Enquirer-

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the module three category. Vargas said implementing a CICO program at school is important because: “... having somebody there to just listen and somebody there to talk to ... and asking for advice and building communication skills and relationship skills, that’s huge and you do see a difference.” She said, at first, students feel awkward communicating with an adult about their feelings, but after a few conversations, the difference in students’ willingness to communicate is “tremendous.” “Just letting kids know they have somebody if they need to vent or just talk to or just brag to someone who really, genuinely cares about their day and how they did that day,” she said.

with two recent armed robberies in Monroe — 29 year old Breyon Quintrell Goosby was arrested at 3405 Love Mill Road near Piedmont High School. The armed robberies are being investigated by Monroe Police. O n T h u r s d a y, a month long drug investigation culminated with a search warrant execu-

Jour nal in 2016 stated that Marshville owed more than $300,000 to the County. In April of 2016, a lawsuit filed by the county showed that the balance rose to $467,000 in unpaid fees, according to an appeals case prepared by the North Carolina Court of Appeals in September of 2017. Marshville attempted to dismiss the lawsuit and claimed that they had equitable share in the wastewater treatment facility because they paid to use it. In October of 2016, the county revoked the town’s ability to use county wastewater facilities.

tion at 6113 Follow the Trail Drive in the Crismark Subdivision of Indian Trail. There, detectives reportedly located and seized cocaine and filed multiple charges against Devon DeShaun Dennis, 27, of the residence. Dennis is charged with several counts of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine.

An earlier ar ticle published by The Enquirer-Journal stated that Marshville, in 2018, utilizes wastewater treatment facilities in Anson County and an East Union facility. The Town of Marshville made a contract with Union County in 1978 to use county operated wastewater treatment facilities. In 1994, the contract was extended and again in 2011. In 2012, Union County approached the Town about a new contract, but a decision was not made. The County and Town still operated under the original contract, per the appeals case.

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Warriors roll to 48-0 victory Carson praises Capone in win over Central Cabarrus BY JEREMY VERNON [email protected]

WEDDINGTON — Continuing its streak of dominant play, the Weddington High football team routed Central Cabarrus, 48-0, at home Friday night in the first round of the 3AA state playoffs. The Warriors (11-1), who gave up 142 yards of total of fense against the Vikings (8-4), have now outscored their last six opponents by a total of 223 points, 279-56, since their lone loss of the season to Charlotte Catholic on Sep. 28. “Of fensively, I just told them (after the Catholic game) I was angr y, and I wanted to play angry offensively the rest of the year,” first-year head coach Andy Capone said.

“They kind of bought into it ... You never want to get shut out, and we’ve got too many skill guys and too good of an offense to do that. So I think they’ve bought into the angry mentality and we’re starting to click on all cylinders.” Things went wrong in a hurr y for Central Cabarrus, as two botched snaps on punts gave Weddington the ball inside the Vikings’ 10-yard line on back-to-back possessions to open the game. The Warriors capitalized on the short field position with two touchdown passes from senior quar terback Whitner Litton to senior receiver Max Brimigion to take the quick 14-0 advantage. SEE WARRIORS/PAGE B2

PHOTOS BY TROY CHERRY / Enquirer-Journal

Above: Weddington senior QB Whitner Litton was 9-for-11 passing in the first round of the playoffs, helping his team build a 45-0 halftime lead. Right: Weddington senior Wayne Dixie (21) ran eight times for 50 yards in the Warriors’ 48-0 win over Central Cabarrus on Friday. 

Last-minute TD lifts Country Day to title BY MICHAEL WAYNE O’NEILL E-J INTERN

INDIAN TRAIL – With 1:09 to play in the state championship game, on a 4th-and-19 play, sophomore Russell Tabor scrambled before completing a 22-yard touchdown pass to senior Rylan McLaurin that lifted his Charlotte Country Day Buccaneers (8-5 final record) to a 17-14 victor y over Metrolina Christian Academy (8-4) Friday on MCA’s home field. Countr y Day also won the N.C. Independent School Division II state football title in 2010. CCD finished second in the state last year after knocking out MCA in the first round. Friday marked the first time in school history that Metrolina has appeared in a state championship football game. “We played our hearts out,” said Metrolina coach Thomas Langley. “We had a really good week of practice. We thought it would be a defensive battle. Both teams (came into the game) with pretty good defenses SEE TITLE/PAGE B3

When Metrolina football coach Thomas Langley said his team “played their hearts out” in the state championship game, he was talking about plays like this — when senior Dylan Quick used his grip on the undershirt of Country Day ‘s Twan Flip Jr. (5) to bring him to the ground. TROY CHERRY / Enquirer-Journal

Coleman’s big plays spark Pirates to 48-22 triumph BY JUSTIN MURDOCK

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INDIAN TRAIL — Behind its prolific rushing attack, Porter Ridge High’s football team eliminated R.J. Reynolds, 48-22, in the opening round of the 4A state playoffs on Friday. Pirates senior tailback Jaylen Coleman was the catalyst, rushing for a game-high 235 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries. He scored from 58 yards out on

the first play from scrimmage and added two more TDs in the first half on runs of 62 and 29 yards to give the Pirates a 21-7 advantage. “I give the credit to my offensive line and the coaches,” said Coleman. “They made holes where I needed them to be and I took advantage of it. We got a lot of guys back in practice this week and that helped.” SEE PIRATES/PAGE B3

Wingate advances with victory at West Georgia FROM STAFF REPORT

Wingate University advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division 2 football playof fs with a 41-31 win at West Georgia on Saturday. The Bulldogs improved their record to 9-3 overall and ended the Wolves’ season at 10-2. It was WGU’s first home loss of the season.

Freshman Jalen Brooks (6-3, 190), who had 10 catches for 156 yards in the regular season, caught touchdown passes from 40 and 20 yards out from QB Shaw Crocker, a 6-1, 205-pound redshirt freshman. Brooks, who played at Hickor y Ridge High in Harrisburg, led the Bulldogs with five catches for 91 yards. SEE WINGATE/PAGE B3

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Monroe pulls away from Freedom Mount Tabor knocks out Mavs BY ASH HUTTO CORRESPONDENT

MORGANTON — Monroe High scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and caused six turnovers on the night during a 43-20 upset at Freedom in the first round of the 3A playoffs on Friday. Freedom entered the game seeded sixth with a 9-2 record while the 11th-seeded Redhawks barely finished the regular season above .500 (6-5). “They are one of the best teams in their league,” said Monroe coach Johnny Sowell of the Patriots, who placed second

in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference. “We had a good game plan. Our kids didn’t want to go home. We felt like we left a couple of scores on the field in the first half so we came out in the second half and started clicking pretty good.” An interception set up the Redhawks’ first score, a field goal. Freedom responded by taking its only lead of the night, 6-3. Monroe led 16-14 at halftime. “We have done a pretty good job at halftime making adjustments and finding out what we want to attack and stick with it,” said Sowell. “We were able to run and throw the ball well and as long as we don’t turn the ball over we will be all right.”

Both teams scored a touchdown in the third and the Redhawks held a 23-20 lead going into the final quarter. Monroe had three takeaways in the four th quar ter. During the regular season, the Patriots had just eight total turnovers in their last eight games. “A lot of it has to do with team pursuit,” said Sowell of his team forcing turnovers. “(Senior Chris) Colon, he was able to make some big hits. Those big hits turned into fumbles and they were able to get on the ball. It was a team ef for t … It was a complete game for us. Kicking game was good for us, too. All three phases did well for us.” Monroe (7-5) advances to the second round where they

will take on defending state champion Charlotte Catholic. The Redhawks played Catholic close in the regular season in a 21-14 loss to the Cougars, who have won 11 games in a row. “We gave oppor tunities away,” said Sowell of the last meeting against Catholic. “We just need to capitalize and not make those same mistakes. We as coaches need to make sure they have a good week of practice. This game Friday means more now than it did before.”

MOUNT TABOR 27, MARVIN RIDGE 14

Mount Tabor eliminated Mar vin Ridge in the first round of the 3AA playoffs. The home team jumped out to a 14-0 lead at the half

before the Mavericks scored in the third quar ter when sophomore quarterback Sully McDermott connected with Sean Brown in the end zone to cut the lead to 14-7. The Spartans put the game away with two straight touchdowns to extend their lead to 27-7. McDermott threw another touchdown, this time to junior Aidan Twombly, but could get no closer than 13 points. Mount Tabor, which went undefeated in the Piedmont Triad Conference and earned a No. 3 seed, improved to 8-4 overall. Mount will host Asheville Erwin in the second round. Mar vin Ridge, seeded 14th, completed the season with a 6-6 record.

Sun Valley advances, reaches 10 victories FROM STAFF REPORT

CONCORD — Sun Valley High defeated Cox Mill 30-14 in the first round of the 3AA playoffs in a historic night for Spartans QB Sam Howell, who broke the NCHSAA record for total all-purpose yards in a career. Howell rushed for a touchdown and threw for three more scores, including pass plays of 71 and 39 yards to Isiah Hall and a 60-yard TD pass to Christian McIntosh. Sun Valley, seeded 10th in the West Region, led 24-7 in the fourth quarter when seventh-seeded Cox Mill scored its only offensive touchdown of the night. The Spar tans’ defense held Cox Mill to just seven points; the Chargers also scored on a blocked punt. The 14 total points were the lowest total of the season for Cox Mill.

They also had a chance to score on the opening possession, but the Spartans defense forced a fumble at the goal line that junior Kolbi Anderson recovered in the end zone for a touchback. Sun Valley has now won five straight games to improve to 10-2. They advance to the second round where will travel to face A.C. Reynolds on Friday in a rematch of last year’s state semifinal game, won by Reynolds 28-25. Cox Mill finished the season with an 8-4 record. Sun Valley junior Christian McIntosh (11) caught a pass from Sam Howell (14) and turned it into a 60-yard touchdown pass in Friday’s win at Cox Mill. ED COTTINGHAM / Enquirer-Journal

Stellar defense gives Warriors shot at another state title BY JEREMY VERNON [email protected]

A staple under long-time head coach T im Carson, Weddington High’s defense has continued its dominance under first-year head coach Andy Capone so far this season. Friday night’s first round game against Central Cabarrus was perhaps the unit’s strongest outing all year, as the Warriors shut out the Vikings, 48-0, and only allowed 142 yards of total offense. Weddington brought pressure from the outset, stuf fing runs two and three yards behind the line of scrimmage and getting after Central Cabarrus quarterback Evan McGee early and often. The intensity overwhelmed the Vikings and gave the Warrior offense the ball inside Cabarrus’ 30-yard line on each of their first three possessions. “Just relentless,” Capone said of his defense. “All year long we’ve just preached getting after the quarterback, getting after ever ybody and being physical and playing to the whistle, and they continue to do that relentlessly and it puts us in good field position ... It’s a team (effort),

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Weddington junior defensive end Trey Alsbrooks returned an interception 15 yards for a touchdown. The Warriors’ defense outscored their opponents’ offense on Friday. but the defense, they’re the ones that get us rolling.” Weddington’s defense sacked McGee six times on the night, including five in the first half. But even when the Warriors didn’t get pressure on the quarterback, they were still disrupting things on the back end.

Along with a few batted passes at the line of scrimmage, junior defensive end Trey Alsbrooks jumped in front of a short route and returned an interception 15 yards for a touchdown to push Weddington’s lead to 42-0 in the second quarter. The Vikings responded by putting together their best drive of the game — making it

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Weddington junior kicker Ian Williams made two field goals, including this 50-yarder, and his holder, Max Brimigion (2), caught two touchdown passes.

Weddington’s average starting field position in the first half was the Central Cabarrus 35-yard line. After Litton threw two more touchdown passes on back-toback possessions to Will Shipley and Eamon Murphy to push the lead to 28-0, it was time for the other two phases of the game to carr y the scoring load. After Weddington forced a three-andout on Central Cabarrus’ ensuing possession, senior James Shipley returned a punt 56 yards for a touchdown. Three plays later, Trey Alsbrooks intercepted the Vikings’ quarterback and took it back 15 yards for another score. “We practiced really hard this week, and we got a lot of film on them and we studied it really hard,” Alsbrooks said. “The defense even took extra time on

down to the Weddington 9-yard line — but the drive ended after senior Max Brimigion intercepted McGee in the end zone on fourth down. “Our defense, up front we are amazing,” Brimigion said. “We can just play with our front four defensive linemen, and we know they can stop the run, and that gives us less pressure as DBs so we know we can just lock up one-on-one.” When the Warriors won the 3AA state title in 2016, their defense allowed an average of just 12.9 points per game and also shut out their firstround opponent, Statesville, at the start of the playoffs. This year’s Warriors have given up an average of 12.8 points per game, but the similarities don’t stop there for what Weddington hopes is another title contender. “A few years ago we had a ton of seniors ... and this year we have a bunch of seniors,” said Brimigion, who caught 17 passes for 290 yards and three scores as a sophomore in 2016. “Just the overall feel, it’s such a tight unit. We’re all family and we all love each other like brothers. The feeling (this year) really feels the same.”

their own trying to study film and knowing what they were about to do.” With a 45-0 advantage at the halftime break, the Warriors gave most of their starters a rest for the majority of the second half. Still, Central Cabarrus only had one play in Weddington territory over the final two quarters of the game. In attendance for Friday’s win, former Warriors coach Tim Carson said he’s liked what he’s seen from the team and their coach so far this season. “We knew Andy was going to be a good coach. He did it while I was here and he’s leading this team,” Carson said. “From looking at it, he’s brought a lot more energy to the team, and that’s what they need. They need that energy and he makes it a little bit more fun. He’s a great coach and he’s just going to keep going. You’ve got a great group of young men who work hard and the perfect man for the job.” Next up for Weddington is a

trip to Statesville, where the Warriors will take on No. 4 seed South Iredell next Friday in the second round of the 3AA state playof fs. The War riors have won the only previous meeting between the two teams -- a 38-0 drubbing in the first round of the 2014 state playoffs.  

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21 24 3 0 — 48 0 0 0 0 — 0 SCORING SUMMARY W -- Max Brimigion 11 pass from Whitner Litton (Ian Williams kick) W -- Brimigion 7 pass from Litton (Williams kick) W -- Will Shipley 16 shovel pass from Litton (Williams kick) W -- Eamon Murphy 8 pass from Litton (Williams kick) W -- James Shipley 56 punt return (Williams kick) W -- Trey Alsbrooks 15 interception return (Williams kick) W -- Williams 50 field goal W -- Williams 42 field goal WEDDINGTON CENTRAL CABARRUS 8 First downs 4 19-52 Rushes-yards 12-0 10-12-0 Comp.-attempts-int. 10-25-2 108 Passing yards 142 1-0 Fumbles-lost 2-0 5-40 Penalties-yards 8-95 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing: W -- Wayne Dixie 8-50, Kyle Parsons 4-0, Litton 2-2, Will Shipley 1-2, Trevor McGee 1-1, Dante Casciola 1-0, Landyn Backey 1-(-1), Cory Hennings 1-(-2); CC -- KeShawn Harvey 4-0, DeAndre Boykins 4-(-4), Evan McGee 3-2, Solomon Faulkner 1-4, Hakim Simmons-Blakeney 1-2 Passing: W -- Litton 9-11-0 94, Casciola 1-1-0 14; CC -- McGee 10-24-2 142, Dallas Foard 0-1-0 0 Receiving: W -- James Shipley 3-39, Brimigion 3-31, Will Shipley 2-16, Jackson McClain 1-14, Murphy 1-8; CC -- Harvey 3-5, Cobee Anderson 2-58, Chandler Rivers 1-44, Taebian Tapp 2-21, Arthur Bailey 1-16, Omar Phillips 1-(-3)

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Panthers look for bounce-back in Detroit BY JEREMY VERNON [email protected]

After an embarrassing 31-point loss to the Steelers last Thursday, the Carolina Panthers (6-3) will look to turn things around in Detroit on Sunday as they take on the Lions (3-6), who have lost three straight games by double digits. Here’s what to expect:

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A big par t of Detroit’s hor rid star t to the season has been their inability to defend the r un under first-year head coach Matt Patricia, and that could spell a big day for Carolina r unning back Christian McCaffrey. The Lions are currently 23rd in the league in run defense and 27th in yards allowed per attempt (4.9). In contrast, McCaffrey has averaged 4.7 yards per carry and is coming off back to back games with at least 75

rushing yards and a touchdown. McCaffrey was the lone bright spot for the Panthers against Pittsburgh, and the second-year back has now scored at least two touchdowns in three consecutive games. He has a new backup now after the Panthers released CJ Anderson. Cameron Artis-Payne will play behind McCaffrey and recently-acquired Travaris Cadet is now the third tailback.

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The Panthers’ inability to consistently get pressure on the quarterback came back to bite them in a big way against the Steelers, as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finished 22-of-25 for 328 yards, five touchdowns and a per fect passer rating while only being sacked one time. Carolina faces another dynamic quar terback this week in Matthew Stafford, but the Lions’ offensive line has struggled at times to defend the

CAROLINA AT DETROIT 1 p.m. on FOX All-time series: The Panthers lead the all-time series with the Lions, 6-2. Noteworthy: Cam Newton has completed 48-of-67 passes (71.6 percent) for 636 yards and four touchdowns in his past two games against the Lions.

veteran this season. Detroit ranks 23rd in the league with 29 sacks allowed this season. Stafford has been sacked more than 47 times in one season (2017), although the Lions look primed to break that record this season. The Panthers will need big performances from Julius Peppers, Mario Addison and their interior pass rushers if they hope to set the tone defensively.

LOOKING BACK

These two teams also played in Detroit last season, with the Panthers holding of f a four th-quar ter comeback to escape with a 27-24 lead. Last season’s game against the Lions was quarterback Cam Newton’s best performance of the year from a statistical perspective. Newton completed 26-of-33 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a win, aided by big performances from tight end Ed Dickson (five catches, 175 yards) and Devin Funchess (seven catches, 53 yards, one touchdown). Newton has seen his numbers jump up this season under the direction of of fensive coordinator Nor v Turner, and Sunday presents another opportunity for the veteran quarterback to put up another solid performance.

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Three of the four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 drivers qualified near the top of the board in Friday’s knockout time trials at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but Denny Hamlin, who has his own agenda, stole the pole for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90). Tr ying to extend his streak of winning at least one race per season to 13 consecutive years, Hamlin streaked around the 1.5-mile track in 31.059 seconds (173.863 mph) to secure the top starting spot in the race that will determine the series champion. Hamlin edged Joe Gibbs Racing teammate and Championship 4 competitor Kyle Busch (173.622 mph) by .043 seconds in the money round. Future JGR teammate and reigning series champion Martin Truex Jr., qualified third at 173.539 mph. Playof f driver Joey Logano was fifth fastest in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford at 173.366 mph. Fellow title contender Kevin Harvick fought a tight-handling No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to a 12th-place run in the final round of qualifying. Hamlin has more than his streak of winning seasons on the line. He revealed via Twitter on Friday that Mike “Wheels” will no longer be his crew chief after Sunday’s race. No replacement has been named. Hamlin hopes to duplicate his performance from five years ago when he won at Homestead for his only victory of the season. “It’s big for us to get this race team up front here,” said Hamlin, who won his fourth pole of the season, his third at Homestead (and second in a row). “We definitely want to end on a high note and try to win. In 2013 we were in the same predicament where we hadn’t won a race until the final race and we got it done, so hopefully it’s our

time to do it. “We’re going to keep digging. Hats off to this team. We were hanging around that seventh to 10th the first couple of rounds and they just… “Wheels” made the right adjustments.” Busch was pleased with his qualifying effort, even though it fell just short. “Not too bad, wish we had a little bit more there obviously to get the number one pit box,” Busch said. “Two years in a row, Denny has been able to figure that last run out. Just see what happens tomorrow.” Where Har vick’s car was too tight in the final round, Truex’s was too loose. “We were a little too free on that final run,” Truex said. “I tried to gain a little bit more but I just couldn’t quite finish getting the throttle down and I think I lost a little bit there. It was a good day. Great effort by the guys. Nice, smooth solid day, which is what we needed. We go win this thing from there and we’ll get to work tomorrow.”   NASCAR CUP SERIES QUALIFYING

HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 173.863 mph. 2. (18) Kyle Busch (P), Toyota, 173.622 mph. 3. (78) Martin Truex Jr. (P), Toyota, 173.539 mph. 4. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 173.433 mph. 5. (22) Joey Logano (P), Ford, 173.366 mph. 6. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 172.535 mph. 7. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 172.507 mph. 8. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 172.430 mph. 9. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 172.403 mph. 10. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 172.353 mph. 11. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 172.029 mph. 12. (4) Kevin Harvick (P), Ford, 171.942 mph. 13. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 172.529 mph. 14. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 172.518 mph. 15. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 172.276 mph. 16. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 172.243 mph. 17. (6) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 172.199 mph. 18. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 172.002 mph. 19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 171.953 mph. 20. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 171.559 mph. 21. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 171.527 mph. 22. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 171.369 mph. 23. (43) Bubba Wallace #, Chevrolet, 171.027 mph. 24. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 170.708 mph. 25. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 172.013 mph. 26. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 171.827 mph. 27. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 171.233 mph. 28. (24) William Byron #, Chevrolet, 170.800 mph. 29. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 170.498 mph. 30. (95) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 169.715 mph. 31. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 169.651 mph. 32. (00) Landon Cassill(i), Chevrolet, 168.951 mph. 33. (23) JJ Yeley(i), Ford, 167.198 mph. 34. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 167.002 mph. 35. (99) Kyle Weatherman, Chevrolet, 166.898 mph. 36. (51) BJ McLeod(i), Ford, 164.424 mph. 37. (97) Tanner Berryhill, Toyota, 162.955 mph. 38. (66) Timmy Hill(i), Toyota, 161.609 mph. 39. (15) Ross Chastain(i), Chevrolet, 0.000 mph.

WINGATE FROM PAGE B1

Wingate junior Domineke McNeill (5-10, 195) had his best game of the season, r ushing 13 times for 95 yards — including a 23-yard r un and a 20-yard touchdown run with 3:23 left in the game

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Metrolina’s Ben Titherington (7) caught two passes in his final high school football game. Titherington is one of 13 seniors on the first MCA football team to ever reach the state championship game.

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and that’s what it proved to be tonight. We hit a couple of big plays and had some good production but Countr y Day’s a very well-coached defense and they made plays.” Junior Jadus Davis scored both of Metrolina’s touchdowns, including a 67-yard touchdown catch from senior QB Myles Saxton that gave the Warriors a 14-10 lead. Within the first five minutes of the game, Davis scored from four yards out to put Metrolina on the scoreboard. Countr y Day got on the board when Quentin Cooper tied the game with a two-yard scamper into the end zone with

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Por ter Ridge (8-4 record) finished with 377 r ushing yards and scored all six of its touchdowns on the ground. Senior Malcolm Hines r ushed for 115 yards and two scores on 11 attempts, highlighted by a 51-yard TD with 5:02 left to put the Demons (5-7) away. The Pirates also got a big boost from their defense, which forced a season-high four tur novers. Senior linebacker/kicker Jared Wheatley recovered a fumble, while senior Colton Richardson, junior Nick Horstkamp and junior Alex Chapman each had an interception.

that pushed the lead to 10 points. The Bulldogs rushed for 245 yards on 45 carries (5.7 yards per attempt) and threw for 127 yards while West Georgia had 184 rushing yards (5.4 yards per carry) and 192 yards passing. Wingate freshman Nijere Peoples (5-9, 210) scored on a 2-yard run and finished with 17 carries for 65 yards. Peoples, who played at Butler High,

7:37 left in the first half. A 38-yard field goal by the Bucs’ Edward Dellinger with 5:03 left in the third quar ter proved critical to the outcome. Three minutes later, Metrolina responded when Saxton threw a screen pass to Davis, who raced down the left sideline 67 yards to reach the end zone -- breaking multiple tackles along the way. Metrolina held the lead for most of the fourth quarter. On 4th down and 19 at the Metrolina 22, the Bucs had one last chance. Tabor scrambled to avoid defenders before  completing the game-winning touchdown pass to McLaurin. The Warriors returned the ensuing kickof f to their own 40 yard line. Aided by two pass-inter ference calls, MCA pushed the ball deep into

Country Day territory. With 16 seconds left in the game, Country Day sealed the win with an interception. Metrolina lists 13 seniors on its 48-player Maxpreps roster.   Among their top players eligible to return on offense are star ting QB Angel Gonzalez, leading rushers Jack Crump and Jadus Davis and receivers Colby Girard and Justin Hedge. All five players who contributed to Metrolina’s 13 interceptions can return in 2019, including Girard (team-high 5 interceptions), junior Indiana Moen, junior Luke Rof fler, junior Carson Carpenter and Davis. Leading tackler Colton Fitch, a sophomore, can also return for MCA’s defense, which had two shutouts and allowed an average of 18.6 points in 2018.

Por ter Ridge had just four interceptions all season before Friday. Wheatley connected on all six of his extra points and was 2-for-2 on field goals, including a 50-yar der just before halftime. Por ter Ridge, the No. 6 seed in the 4A West bracket, travels to No. 3 seed Greensboro Page (6-5) in the second round next Friday. Page, which had a firstround bye, won the Metro Conference. The Pirates had to for feit their first three wins of the season after two players were found academically ineligible. Por ter Ridge willl tr y to get past the second round of the postseason for the first time since 2012. “We have yet to play our

best football,” said Coleman, who has committed to Duke. “I’m looking for ward to seeing how far we can take this.”  

went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season, and now has 1,059 yards and 14 touchdowns on 191 carries. Floyd Louallen, a redshirt sophomore from Forest Hills High, scored on a special teams recovery. Wingate redshirt senior Christopher Birozes (6-0, 200), who took time off in his career for a liver transplant, made a solo tackle. It was his second tackle of the season.

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 Reynolds 0 14 0 8 - 22 Porter Ridge 14 10 14 10 - 48 Scoring summary PR - Jaylen Coleman 58 run (Jared Wheatley kick) PR - Coleman 29 run (Wheatley kick) RJ - Will Crowley 6 pass from Charlie Mensh (Jack Doherty kick) PR - Coleman 62 run (Wheatley kick) RJ - Shaheim Revel 5 run (Doherty kick) PR - Wheatley 50 FG PR - Grayson McCall 1 run (Wheatley kick) PR - Malcolm Hines 3 run (Wheatley kick) RJ - Revel 15 pass from Mensh (Tavon Taylor run) PR - Hines 51 run (Wheatley kick) PR - Wheatley 40 FG   Reynolds Porter Ridge 12 First downs 16 27-102 Rushes-yards 40-377 16-29-3 Passes 3-5-0 182 Passing yards 53 1-1 Fumbles-lost 4-2 7-52 Penalties-yards 6-60   Individual statistics Rushing: Reynolds - Revel 15-80, Mensh 4-10, Taylor 2-5, Nick Imes 2-5, Trevon Bethea 1-2; PR - Coleman 15-235, Hines 11-115, McCall 8-22, Alex Chapman 2-5, Mason Cox 2-0, Ralph Covington 2-0. Passing: Reynolds - Mensh 16-29-3 182; PR McCall 3-5-0 53. Receiving: Reynolds - Revel 6-90, Taylor 6-52, Crowley 2-17, Tobias Johnson 2-23; PR - Connor Henderson 1-31, Nick Horstkamp 1-11, Colton Richardson 1-11.

Wingate has won seven games in a row and has matched the program’s best record of this decade in football; the 2010 Bulldogs finished 9-3. Defensively, linebacker Elijah Gilmore had a team-high 10 tackles, Cal Hanford had 1.5 sacks and a fumble recover and the secondar y had two interceptions — one by safety Joe Kelly and the other by cornerback Davion Washington.

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These arrests and reports are provided by the Union County Sheriff’s Office and Monroe Police Department. Arrests are listed by name, age, charge and address of arrest. The accused are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Oct. 3 Name: Jordan Michael Hill Age: 24 Charge: Misdemeanor fail to appear Address of Arrest: 4502 Red Hook Rd, Monroe Name: Brandon Ivan Solis Age: 33 Charge: Misdemeanor trespass second degree Address of Arrest: 2216 Vagabond Ln, Monroe Name: Jeffrey James Barrett Age: 48 Charge: felony true bill of indictment Address of Arrest: 721 West Main, Marshville Name: Jeremy Douglas Crouch Age: 40 Charge: Felony probation violation Address of Arrest: 6116 Sunrise Ln, Monroe Name: Madison Luana Bowman Age: 17 Charge: Felony possession of marijuana half ounce to 1 and half ounce Address of Arrest: 2861 W Hwy 74, Monroe Name: James Alexander Blount Age: 24 Charge: Felony probation violation Address of Arrest: 3344 Presson Rd, Monroe Name: Trude H Gretz Age: 46 Charge: Misdemeanor child abuse, misdemeanor driving while impaired Address of Arrest: 4901

Weddington Rd, Weddington Name: Anita Watts Bierlair Age: 57 Charge: Misdemeanor child abuse, misdemeanor driving while impaired Address of Arrest: 3344 Presson Rd, Monroe Name: Hugo Mendoza Aguilar Age: 29 Charge: Misdemeanor driving while impaired Address of Arrest: 3344 Presson Rd, Monroe

Oct. 4 Name: Able Xavier Ramos Gonzalez Age: 20 Charge: Misdemeanor driving while impaired Address of Arrest: 3344 Presson Rd, Monroe Name: Robie Chase Patterson Age: 33 Charge: Misdemeanor fail to appear Address of Arrest: 3999 W Hwy 74/n Main St, Wingate Name: Jeimy Yulanny FerrufinoHernandez Age: 27 Charge: Misdemeanor driving while impaired Address of Arrest: Us 74 Name: James Ernest Lowery Age: 26 Charge: Misdemeanor fail to appear Address of Arrest: 3344 Presson Rd, Monroe Name: James Arthur Carter Age: 39 Charge: Trespassing second degree Address of Arrest: 600 W Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe Name: James Ellis Autry Age: 29 Charge: Misdemeanor fugitive Address of Arrest: 3799 Marshville

Olive Branch Rd/Ansonville Rd, Marshville Name: William Lynn Harman Age: 48 Charge: Felony violation of domestic violation protection order Address of Arrest: 2214 Lancaster Av, Monroe Name: Alexis Shakira Page Age: 23 Charge: Misdemeanor fail to appear Address of Arrest: 609 N Church St, Ninety Six, SC Name: Jimmy Alexander Sturdivant Age: 66 Charge: Misdemeanor parole violation Address of Arrest: 2630 Nelda Dr, Monroe Name: Walter Kapatrick Colston Age: 48 Charge: Larceny Of Motor Vehicle (F) and 2) Motor Vehicle Theft (F) Address of Arrest: 1601 Skyway Dr, Monroe Name: Logan Chase Kingsmore Age: 19 Charge: felony possession with intent to sell manufacture or distribute cocaine, possession with intent to sell manufacture sell or distribute ecstasy, felony trafficking in ecstasy, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, 3 counts felony probation violation Address of Arrest: 5232 Old Monroe Rd, Indian Trail Name: Lauren Michehelle Miller Age: 29 Charge: Felony Possession of heroin, misdemeanor possession drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor surrender of surety Address of Arrest: 3344 Presson Rd, Monroe

Name: Richard Anthony Blount Age: 18 Charge: Misdemeanor fail to appear Address of Arrest: 3405 Love Mill Rd, Unionville Name: Shadod Maurico Evans Age: 24 Charge: felony first degree arson Address of Arrest: 103 College St, Wingate

Oct. 5 Name: Tatiana Vladimirovna Mukhammad Age: 41 Charge: Misdemeanor simple assault Address of Arrest: 2009 Arbor Hills Dr, Indian Trail Name: Emmanuel Nsapo Kabya Age: 22 Charge: Misdemeanor assault on female, misdemeanor interfering with emergency communication Address of Arrest: 2009 Shady Ln, Monroe Name: Shadod Maurico Evans Age: 24 Charge: Felony first degree arson Address of Arrest: 103 College St, Wingate Name: Richard Keith Bennett Age: 38 Charge: Felony probation violation Address of Arrest: 2630 Nelda Dr, Monroe Name: Jeremy Nikko Lockhart Age: 30 Charge: Felony probation violation (quick dip) Address of Arrest: 3344 Presson Rd, Monroe Name: Dajon Reid Age: 17 Charge: Felony attempt first degree rape, felony indecent liberties with child Address of Arrest: 1675 York Hwy,

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Fort Mill Name: James Milton Ingram Age: 29 Charge: Misdemeanor fail to appear Address of Arrest: 7206 E Marshville Blvd, Marshville Name: Trevon Tyrell Ingram Age: 21 Charge: Misdemeanor larceny Address of Arrest: 2811 Mason St, Monroe Name: Adam Latif Mercado Age: 27 Charge: Felony probation violation, quick dip Address of Arrest: 3344 Presson Rd, Monroe Name: Stephane Mande Kavungere Age: 42 Charge: Misdemeanor driving while impaired, misdemeanor drink beer or wine while driving, misdemeanor no operators license, misdemeanor speeding Address of Arrest: 218/Concord Hwy Name: Sarah Christine Caldwell Age: 28 Charge: Misdemeanor simple possession of schedule four controlled substances, misdemeanor driving while impaired Address of Arrest: 1900 Weddington Rd/w Franklin St, Monroe Name: Devin Madeline Howard Age: 36 Charge: Misdemeanor weekender Address of Arrest: 3344 Presson Rd, Monroe Name: Calvin Speed Theodore Glaser Age: 21 Charge: Misdemeanor driving while impaired Address of Arrest: 5809 W Hwy 74, Indian Trail

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