Mecklenburg County News Releases

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  1. New Families, New Beginnings: Mecklenburg County to Celebrate National Adoption Day

    The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed November as National Adoption Awareness Month. On Saturday, Nov. 18, Mecklenburg County and N.C. Courts will celebrate National Adoption Day with recently adopted children and their families. Thirty-four youth who have received decrees between October 2022 and October 2023 will be recognized.

  2. Crisis Intervention Team Honored Exceptional Service and Celebrated Award Winners

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) recognized the outstanding work of first responders with people experiencing a mental health crisis.

  3. ​County Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Closings

    Most Mecklenburg County offices and services will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24.

  4. Nominations Open for 2024 Crowns of Enterprise Awards

    Nominations are open for the 2024 Crowns of Enterprise Awards, sponsored by Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte.

  5. Serving Those Who Served: Mecklenburg County Salutes Its 52,000+ Veterans

    As the nation honors our American heroes for their military service on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Mecklenburg County recognizes and salutes our community’s many veterans for their service and sacrifice through the decades. Veterans Services can help vets and their families 



  6. County Will Fund $6 Million to Area Agencies for Opioid Addiction Treatment Work

    Nearly 100 community partners, leaders and students attended this year’s Opioid Settlement Fund Update meeting on Nov. 7.

  7. Five-Year Milestone: Three Commissioners Recognized with Service Pins

    At the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Nov. 8, 2023, County Manager Dena R. Diorio presented Vice Chair Elaine Powell, Commissioner Mark Jerrell, and Commissioner Susan Rodriguez-McDowell with their five-year service pins. All Mecklenburg County employees who reach their five-year mark are awarded a service pin to celebrate the milestone, including County Commissioners.

  8. Operation Green Light: Shine a Light in Support of Veterans on Nov. 11

    Saturday, Nov. 11 is a day to honor veterans who have served and their families. To demonstrate its support on Veterans Day, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community is asked to shine a green light at home, while the Charlotte skyline is illuminated in green. It’s Operation Green Light, a national initiative to support military veterans, and raise awareness of their unique challenges and resources available from Mecklenburg County Veterans Services and other local, state and national partners.

  9. ​County Announces Veterans Day Closings

    Most Mecklenburg County offices and services will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, for Veterans Day. 

  10. The HOMES Program is Helping Mecklenburg County Homeowners Deadline Extended Through Dec. 15

    Applications for the HOMES Program have been coming in and so far, thousands have benefitted from the support.  The program provides economic assistance grants of up to $660 for qualifying homeowners.