Mecklenburg County News Releases

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  1. Organizations Can Save Time and Money at the Small Business Hazardous Waste Event

    On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, Mecklenburg County’s Solid Waste Management Program will hold a small business hazardous waste collection event which will allow non-residential organizations to bring hazardous waste for a reduced fee.

  2. Wear Orange Day to Spotlight National Gun Violence Awareness

    June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month and today is Wear Orange Day which gives additional spotlight to community and individual efforts to decrease gun violence. Bright orange, is the color of gun violence awareness.

  3. More Healthy Benefits for Seniors at Farmers Markets

    Mecklenburg County is participating in the Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).

  4. BOCC Adopts $2.5 Billion Operating Budget for FY2025

    The FY2025 operating budget totals $2.5 billion, an increase of $140 million or 5.9% over the current FY2024 operating budget. The budget sets a property tax rate of 48.31 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. That represents a one-cent increase in the tax rate that was previously scheduled to fund the Capital Improvement Plan adopted last year.

  5. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Walk to Build Support for Elders

    Mecklenburg County residents are invited to join their neighbors from across the community to support our elders and those who care for them on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Age-Friendly Mecklenburg, AARP Charlotte, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of N.C. are co-hosting a walk and wearing purple to raise awareness of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older persons. The walk will be held June 4, 2024 at Freedom Park beginning at 9 a.m.

  6. Mecklenburg County’s Free Sundown Sounds Concert Series Returns This Summer

    Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation’s free summer concert series, Sundown Sounds, will return to stages this summer. With a range of genres, from R&B to classic rock, beach music, funk and more, the concert series offers sounds everyone can enjoy.

  7. County Announces Memorial Day Closings

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

  8. Mecklenburg Shapes Leaders: CSS Director Graduates from ‘Leadership North Carolina’

    Stacy Lowry, director of Community Support Services, is one of 56 civic and community leaders from around North Carolina to graduate from Leadership North Carolina. The class comprised leaders from across the state and across sectors—government, business, nonprofit, education, etc. A graduation ceremony was held May 8 at the Charlotte Museum of History.

  9. Updating MTS Rides: Mecklenburg Transportation System to Modify Trips for Post-Pandemic Era

    Beginning July 1, 2024, the Mecklenburg Transportation System will update the types of trips offered for senior citizens and disabled residents.

  10. Residential Pools for Short Term Rentals Forbidden in Mecklenburg County

    Public Health leaders are warning the community that short-term rentals of residential swimming pools are not allowed in Mecklenburg County.