Mecklenburg County News Releases

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  1. Second Chances and New Directions: Rise 2 Work Offers Opportunities for SNAP Clients

    Mecklenburg County’s Rise 2 Work program offers job training that leads to meaningful employment for SNAP recipients. Rise 2 Work is part of the voluntary N.C. Food & Nutrition Services Employment and Training program, which is intended to increase clients’ skills, careers, and ultimately their families' financial well-being. 

  2. County Manager Recommends $2.5 Billion Operating Budget for FY2025

    Mecklenburg County Manager Dena R. Diorio today presented her recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2025 to the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.

  3. Don’t Miss the Four Wards of Charlotte Bike Tour

    It’s time to grab your bicycles (and helmets!) and join us for a tour of the historic four wards of Uptown Charlotte. What better way to welcome spring than a little exercise and education?

  4. Whooping Cough Warning in Mecklenburg County

    Public Health leaders are seeing a worrisome trend, an increase in pertussis or whooping cough cases in Mecklenburg County. Some counties in the western part of North Carolina are seeing outbreaks of pertussis.

  5. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Honors Six Local Businesses as 2024 Crowns of Enterprise Winners

    On May 9, Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte named six local businesses as winners of the 2024 Crowns of Enterprise Awards. The awards honor small businesses that demonstrate leadership, practice sound business strategies, strengthen the local economy and support diversity and inclusion.

  6. Spend Summer 2024 at Mecklenburg County’s Outdoor Water Attractions

    Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation’s outdoor water attractions will kick off summertime hours and operations on May 25. Start planning how your family will spend this summer at Mecklenburg County spraygrounds, pools and beaches.

  7. Update Extreme Weather: Power Outage - Valerie C. Woodard Center Remains Closed

    Update: Only Valerie C. Woodard Center remains closed today, Thursday May 9, 2024. 

  8. Public Health Leader Angela Lee Honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

    Mecklenburg County congratulates Angela Lee, retired Assistant Health Director, on being awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Lee retired in December 2023 after a 30-year career in public health that helped improve the health and well-being of communities across North Carolina. 

  9. Behavioral Health Strategy: Residents Can Comment on Plan to Address Mental Health and Substance Use

    Mecklenburg County has completed a draft of a behavioral health strategic plan and invites residents to review and offer comments, especially people with lived experience, family members, and service providers. Behavioral health generally refers to mental health and substance use disorders, life stressors and crises, and stress-related physical symptoms. In recent years, Mecklenburg County has identified behavioral health as a priority for improving the well-being of residents. 

  10. Do the Write Thing: Students Share Powerful Experiences With Youth Violence

    Two students have been named National Ambassadors of Mecklenburg County’s annual “Do the Write Thing” writing contest. Qui’arie Randall from Northeast Middle School and Justice Fields from Whitewater Middle School may represent their peers during the National Campaign to Stop Violence Recognition Week in Washington, D.C. this summer. An initiative of the National Campaign to Stop Violence, Do the Write Thing is a writing program for middle school students that engages students to think about how youth violence has affected their lives and to consider what they can do about it.