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BOCC Ethics Training
The Board of County Commissioners met in special session December 21 in order to attend required ethics training for local officials.
'Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful' Wins National Award
In 2001, the Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency was directed by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners to develop a plan to help clean up the roadside litter problem.
School is Out? Basketball is On!
Park and Recreation offers a chance for youth, ages 11-17, to attend up to four local college basketball games over winter break.
Eighth Domestic Violence Homicide of 2010
Charlotte-Mecklenburg leads the State of North Carolina in domestic violence related homicides once again, according to the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
National Adoption Month Celebrated
November is National Adoption Month and the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services Youth and Family Services Division wants you to know more about adoption in Mecklenburg County.
Unpaid County Taxes Sent To State For Collection
The Mecklenburg County Tax Collector reminds property owners that past due real estate, individual personal property, and vehicle taxes for the year, will go to the North Carolina State Department of Revenue for collection.
Park and Recreation Volunteer Coordinator Wins Statewide Honor
The volunteer services coordinator for the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is a recipient of the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service for 2010. Lori Saylor was one of only 20 people in the state recognized with this honor.
Mecklenburg County Health Department Receives Award
The Mecklenburg County Health Department has been awarded the 2010 Glaxo Smith Kline Local Health Department Recognition Award for the department's efforts to educate, prepare and immunize the community in response to H1N1.
Four Mile Creek Greenway Community Workshop
Greenway Advisory Council Seeking Input. The Greenway Advisory Council is hosting a workshop to gain citizen input on the design and construction of the proposed parking lot for Four Mile Creek Greenway.
Performance Management Report Gets Good Grade
Mecklenburg County government’s philosophy of Managing for Results (M4R) received recognition from an international organization whose mission supports excellence in local government management.
Veteran's Day Parade Promises Patriotic Fun
Make plans for a fun event, history lesson and patriotic tribute on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, when the annual Salute to Veterans Parade comes to uptown Charlotte from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Get a Flu Shot Now: Why Wait?
Flu shots got an early start this year. But if you haven't gotten yours, now's the time to get serious and get vaccinated before you get sick.
Library Task Force Members Set
With expertise ranging from finance and business to law and planning, the 17-member Future of the Library Task Force is set to begin its work, developing recommendations for a sustainable future for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
Dozens Apply for Library Task Force
More than 86 applicants from across Mecklenburg County volunteered for one of 16 positions available on the newly formed “Future of the Library Task Force.”
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is recognized nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One way to raise awareness is by holding events in memory of those who have lost their lives at the hands of their abusers.
Sen. Hagan at Little Sugar Creek Community Garden
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) visited Little Sugar Creek Community Garden Sept. 24. E. Nadine Ford, senior environmental specialist with the Solid Waste Division of the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA), showed her around.
Mecklenburg County is taking part in Envision:Charlotte, a first-of-its-kind public-private collaboration to make commercial buildings in Charlotte’s urban core more energy efficient.
Community Garden Tour
Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s First Community Garden Tour, scheduled for Sat. Sept. 25th, will feature six of the more than 30 community gardens that exist in Mecklenburg County. Tickets are required and include food and live music.
Get Going Guide - Now Online
The popular publication, formerly printed twice a year, has “gone green” by going online-only – saving enough paper to spare about 60 trees per issue and has transformed into a quarterly electronic publication.
"Future of the Library" Task Force
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Mecklenburg County are seeking applicants for the Future of the Library Task Force. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on September 22. Copies of the application are available online.
County buys part of Doral
With the help of federal money, Mecklenburg County has purchsed half the units of the flood-prone Doral Apartments and will demolish them.
Mecklenburg County has received 11 Achievement Awards for its innovative programs from the National Association of Counties .
Now you can recycle more than ever before with the kick-off of "Single Stream" recycling in Mecklenburg County.
The Mecklenburg ABC Board has announced the recipients of the annual Alcohol Education Grant Program.
Board of County Commissioners has adopted a $1.35B operating budget for FY11 that holds the property tax at its current rate.
Almost 19 tons of cardboard, bottles, cans and grease was recycled during the recent Speed Street Event uptown Charlotte.
July 1 is the deadline to renew your business privilege license that allows you to do business in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Call for Volunteers
MECKLENBURG COUNTY PARK AND REC NEEDS YOUR HELP! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP SIGN-UP NOW TO VOLUNTEER
COOL-OFF ON HOT DAYS AT PARK AND REC OUTDOOR POOLS; POOLS OPEN MAY 29; FREE SWIM LESSONS AGAIN THIS YEAR!
COUNTY MANAGER’S RECOMMENDED CUTS
WOULD REDEFINE COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Air Quality Expert
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWN AUTHOR SPEAKS TO CHARLOTTE BUSINESS LEADERS ABOUT IMPROVING AIR QUALITY
Gold Medal Nominee
MECKLENBURG PARK AND RECREATION NAMED A FINALIST
FOR PRESTIGIOUS 2010 NRPA GOLD MEDAL AWARD!
COUNTY CELEBRATES COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK
WITH SERIES OF COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS.
More Meetings Live
Mecklenburg County is making it easier than ever for residents to watch decisions that County leaders make.
Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement is increasing permit fees, the first broad increase in seven years.
The Mecklenburg County Health Department is providing free mammograms for women 40-64 who have no insurance.
A two year-old Belgian Malinois named Zane is the winner of the Top Dog contest, a preliminary to the 2010 Pedigree Bark in the Park.
Department Director Hired
Mecklenburg County has hired a Maryland executive to head the new County Child Support Enforcement Department.
Top Dog Drawing
Online voting for the Top Dog has been disrupted by computer-savvy pranksters so the Top Dog will be chosen the old fashioned way - a drawing.
Office Hours Changing
The Register of Deeds is changing office hours for marriage license services effective May 1.
Thanks to a partnership and custom training by Mecklenburg County, 15 students have earned a special certification.
County Jobs Cut
Code Enforcement Cuts 45 Positions Amid Decline in Permit Revenue
Target: $95M in FY11
County Manager Harry Jones says the projected revenue shortfall next year could be nearly $100M. Jobs and services have to be cut.
Walking = Cleaner Air
America's Walking Guru Mark Fenton will be in Charlotte March 25 to talk about the benefits of walking for your health and the environment.
Homeless Veterans Stand Down
An event to provide military veterans who are homeless with assistance, services and community resources at one place on one day is set for Friday, March 12, 2010, at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte.
Are You a SuperMom?
The Mecklenburg County Health Department is looking for SuperMoms to serve as role models and spokespersons with Mecklenburg County Fruit and Vegetable Coalition.