Mecklenburg County News Releases

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  1. Public Health Advisory: Mpox Cases and Exposures Are Rising Among Mecklenburg County Residents

    Public Health leaders report an alarming trend with mpox in Mecklenburg County. Since the start of the year the number of reported mpox cases has risen steadily in the region. 

  2. Mecklenburg County, N.C. and Mecklenburg, Germany: Celebrating 30 Years of a Business and Cultural Partnership

    Mecklenburg County welcomed a delegation from Germany to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a “Proclamation of Business and Cultural Friendship.” Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and the modern-day State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany formed the partnership in 1994 and celebrated the special relationship in a ceremony on March 4.  

  3. Are you Ready for Severe Weather?

    Severe Weather Preparedness Week for North Carolina is March 3 to March 9, 2024.

  4. Fun in the Sun: Get Ready to Register for Mecklenburg County Summer Camps

    Start planning your summer by marking your calendar for Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation summer camp registration. Registration for camps will open March 5-7.  

  5. Telling the Mecklenburg Story: County Marks Government Communicators Day

    Telling Mecklenburg County’s story in a way that enhances transparency and increases civic engagement is the work of the Public Information Department and communicators across the County organization.

  6. Office of Violence Prevention Holds Graduation for Peacekeepers Academy Inaugural Cohort

    Mecklenburg County’s Office of Violence Prevention is proud to announce the graduation of its first cohort of the Peacekeepers Academy, a learning series for grassroots organizations working to prevent community violence.

  7. Love Like That: National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in Mecklenburg County

    One in three young people in the United States experiences abuse by a dating partner. In an average Mecklenburg County classroom, that’s more than 10 students.

  8. County Awarded Grant to Sustain Local Justice System Solutions

    Mecklenburg County Criminal Justice Services was awarded an additional $228,000 in a capstone grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recognizing seven years of progress toward safely reducing the local jail population while addressing inequities in the justice system.

  9. Resident Budget Survey: What Would Make Mecklenburg County a Better Place? Your Money. Your Community. Your Voice.

    Residents of Mecklenburg County have until the end of February to let us know what they think would make our community a better place. The resident budget survey for Mecklenburg County’s Fiscal Year 2024-2025 spending plan will be open through Feb. 29. It is available at Budget.MeckNC.gov.

  10. Siemens Energy Selects Mecklenburg County for Upcoming Expansion

    Siemens Energy, one of the world's leading energy technology companies, has selected Mecklenburg County for its advanced manufacturing facility to produce large power transformers. The company will invest $149,859,000 and bring 475 new jobs to Charlotte.