The Stanly County Chamber of Commerce, local business leaders, and patients joined the staff of Jordan Family Dentistry in a ribbon-cutting and open house celebration last Friday afternoon.
“This part of the country is in the center of everything. We are a great small com- munity that is closer to bigger cities and close to the mountains and to the coast. There is no reason why people shouldn’t want to do business here and live here, I hope your business takes off and is very successful,” said Bill Lawhone, Stanly County Chamber Board Chair and Bank of Stanly President.
Dr. Sherrill Jordan and her staff, Gina McGrew, office manager, and Danielle Almond, dental hygienist, opened the practice in September 2012. The practice is located at 4385 Hwy. 24/27 East, Suite B in the Presnell Business Park in Midland.
“We have been blessed to be here for six months. I could not have done it without Gina and Danielle, they have been with me the whole time. We have learned together and we have had wonderful patients and we look forward to years and years of being the hometown dentist here,” said Jordan.
Midland Town Hall staff and mayor along with property sellers are all smiles while signing the closing documents on the property. Pictured from L-R: Back Row: town clerk Nancy Boyden, town engineer Brian Wilson, assistant Planning, Zoning & Subdivision Administrator, Jana C. McMakin, finance officer Sonya Reynolds, Planning, Zoning & Subdivision Administrator Richard Flowe, and town administrator David Pugh. Front Row: Don Widenhouse, Mayor Kathy Kitts, Connie Hinson, and Willie Hinson. PHOTO BY MICHELLE WATERS
The Midland Town Council and Mayor announced the purchasing of a site for the future Midland Town Hall at the town council meeting last Tuesday, September 11. The town closed on the property two days later.
The town purchased a property of 2.45 acres along with an acceptance of a one-acre donation from owners GATRDO, LLC and Willie and Connie Hinson.
“This is something members of this council and previous Midland Coun- cils have worked diligently to strive for: a community building that Midland can call its own,” said Mayor Kathy Kitts.
The town has been in the process of surveying the property for several months in order to accommodate a building structure such as a town hall.
The location of the property is less than one quarter of a mile south from the intersection of US 601 and Hwy. 24/27. The town will construct a Main Street from US 601 according to the Midland Town Plan 2030.
The unveiling of the first draft of Town Hall rendering will be at the Tuesday, October 9 monthly meeting of the town council. The public may comment on the renderings during the Saturday, October 13 Town Hall meeting from 9 am until 11 am.
Midland Resident Melissa Lily is running for Register of Deeds
Liz Poole is running for a seat on the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners
Richard Hudson is a candidate for Congress
More than 20 candidates for various positions in Cabarrus County and the state came out to a meet and greet with the residents of Midland last Saturday, September 8 at the Midland Volunteer Fire Department Station on Hwy. 601.
Midland council members Rich Wise and Mike Tallent as well as Mayor Kathy Kitts hosted the event.
The candidates ranged from N.C. Eighth District Republican nominee Richard Hudson to Cabarrus County Commissioner Liz Poole. There were also candidates running for school board, Cabarrus County Register of Deeds, state superintendent, and N.C. Court of Appeals.
“I think I am the only candidate for congress that has ridden the mechanical bull at Midland Magic,” said Hudson before giving a serious speech on the importance of creating jobs by cutting taxes, reducing excessive regulations, and funding worker retraining through community college programs.
“My top three priorities are jobs, jobs, and jobs,” Hudson said.
Melissa Lilly, a Midland resident, is running for Cabarrus County Register of Deeds. She has been an employee at the register of deeds since 2005.
“I’m running because I believe I have the knowledge and experience to run that office,” said Lilly.
Another Cabarrus County native at the forum was Liz Poole, Chairman for the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners.
“I am running for re-election. I have the experience to be a county commissioner again. I think it is the best part time job. I have lived in Cabarrus County my entire life, and I have a lot of understanding of what goes on in schools and what goes on in the community,” said Poole.
Midland residents were also able to donate blood at the station with Community Blood Centers of the Carolinas. Through Community Blood Center, any donations made stay within the community. Council member Wise said blood donations are at their lowest during the summer months because schools are not in session. He urged candidates and citizens alike to consider donating.
The next town hall meeting will be October 13 from 9-11 am. All citizens are encouraged to attend.
The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners voted to give a tax incentive grant to Corning for a proposed $69 million expansion at the plant in Midland.
The commissioners approved a motion to suspend regular procedures to hold the public hearing and take action at the work session last Monday, July 2.
After debate amongst the commissioners, the motion passed 3-2 for the tax incentive. The grant would be a three-year grant equal to 85 percent of the ad valorem taxes on the increase in personal property taxes.
The commissioners debated the necessity of taxing the Cabarrus County citizens versus offering a tax incentive to bring in revenue and jobs from the Corning plant expansion.
“My vote does not have anything to do with Corning. I think they’re a good company. I don’t blame them for asking for the tax incentives. To me, it’s still unfair taxation to the rest of the taxpayers of Cabarrus County. I cant see it any other way,” stated commissioner Larry Burrage. Continue reading →
The Midland Town Council met for a second retreat Monday, April 9. The council members continued their discussions from a previous meeting in January.
The purpose of the retreat was to outline goals and objectives for the town of Midland in the coming year. Each objective was broken down into sections based on importance and then given a specific action, time frame, and resources that would be needed to complete the goal.