Mecklenburg County News Releases

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  1. County Conversations: Engaging Residents on Behavioral and Mental Health

    Over two nights in March 2024, Mecklenburg County residents came together to learn more about behavioral and mental health and join the effort to make things better for their neighbors. The sessions were part of Mecklenburg’s “County Conversations” series, giving residents the opportunity to listen, learn, and share about how they feel about mental health issues and how Mecklenburg County can help.

  2. Packing the Days: Summer Experience Fair Showcases Opportunities for Families

    Mecklenburg County Child, Family, and Adult Services is hosting its 11th annual “Summer Experience Fair,” giving families an opportunity to explore options to keep busy this summer. It’s a time for children, teens, and parents to learn more about the summer camp and educational opportunities available this summer as well as seasonal employment. The fair will be held Saturday, April 6, 2024, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (drop-in), at the  Valerie C. Woodard Center on Freedom Drive in Charlotte.

  3. County Announces Good Friday Holiday Closings

    Mecklenburg County offices and services will be closed on Friday, March 29, 2024, for the Good Friday holiday.

  4. Join Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services for The Big Spring Clean March 23 

    Join Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services and hundreds of residents on March 23 for a morning of spring cleaning. Storm Water Services staff will be at seven creek locations around Charlotte-Mecklenburg that need a litter pick-up.   

  5. Last Call for Heating Help: Application Deadline Is March 31

    Help with heating bills is available through Mecklenburg County’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). The deadline for eligible households to apply is March 31. LIEAP is one of several programs that help low-income households with their immediate energy needs, so they do not need to choose between heating their homes and other basic needs. Applicants must meet income guidelines, be responsible for the bill, provide their account number, and show proof of income. 

  6. Two Mecklenburg County Leaders Rank Among Top Young Professionals in Charlotte Area

    Dr. Raynard Washington, Mecklenburg County Public Health director, and Shahid Rana, deputy director of the Office of Economic Development, have been named 40 Under 40 leaders by the Charlotte Business Journal.

  7. Mecklenburg County to Host Community Event, Panel Discussion for Latta Place

     Mecklenburg County invites residents to attend a community event and panel discussion for the historic Latta Place project.  

  8. COVID-19 Guidance Simplified, Aligned with Most Respiratory Illnesses

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 1 released revised guidelines related to COVID-19. The new guidance aligns with existing guidance for preventing the spread of other respiratory illnesses such as flu, RSV, and other common respiratory illnesses

  9. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Hosts Creek Week March 16-23 

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services and its partners are hosting events March 16-23 to celebrate and appreciate the 3,000 miles of creeks in Mecklenburg County. 

  10. State of the County: Commission Chair Says Mecklenburg Is ‘Strong’ Due to Commitment to Residents

    The state of Mecklenburg County government continues to be strong because of its leaders’ and employees’ unyielding commitment to residents.