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    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
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  • Union Co. to hold meetings on EMS contracts

    Union Co. to hold meetings on EMS contracts

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:55:57 GMT
    Union County will hold three community meetings this week to discuss EMS contracts with residents beginning at Lane's Creek Township on Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. The county is in contract talks after receiving information from a Fitch and Associates study to switch from a "static model to a dynamic model" which would see EMS units stationed throughout the county and more-so "on the move." Currently, two EMS units are stationed at fire stations where as the rest are at EMS headquarters by CMC ...
    Union County will hold three community meetings this week to discuss EMS contracts with residents beginning at Lane's Creek Township on Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. The county is in contract talks after receiving information from a Fitch and Associates study to switch from a "static model to a dynamic model" which would see EMS units stationed throughout the county and more-so "on the move." Currently, two EMS units are stationed at fire stations where as the rest are at EMS headquarters by CMC ...
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From Ukraine to the United States -- it's been a journey for Vitaly Svisten.

Ukraine was where he was born in 1970. As a young adult, he fled to the United States with his family in 1989.

"My parents wanted to leave from the early '60's and of course the communists, the commies, wouldn't let us leave," Svisten said.

Now as a United States citizen, he lives in Indian Trail with his wife and children -- and his American flag flies on Memorial Day.

"Forget the Ukrainian flag, none of that," Svisten joked.

This weekend, Svisten took to Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw with his family.

Cane Creek is wrapping up it's Memorial Day Fish Competition this Monday. Prizes go to the biggest catch in categories of bass, crappie, catfish and carp.

Svisten caught dozens of fish with his family -- and immediately took to the grill to fry with olive oil.



Cane Creek Park provides camping, swimming, boating, horseback riding, fishing and a number of other outdoor activities.

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