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​Top News Stories June 7-21, 2013
BOCC TO HOLD BUDGET STRAW VOTE JUNE 11, BUDGET ADOPTION VOTE JUNE 18
 
The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners will hold a straw vote on the interim County manager’s FY14 Recommended Budget on Tuesday, June 11, at 5 p.m., in room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. The meeting may be recessed to another date, time and location and would be announced during the vote. The Board will vote whether to adopt the budget at its regular meeting on June 18.
 
DSS EXPANDS SERVICES TO MINIMIZE DELAYS IN BENEFITS TO SOME FOOD AND NUTRITION CLIENTS
 
The State of North Carolina is rolling out its Families Accessing Services through Technology (NC FAST) electronic benefits application process, and Mecklenburg County is ready. The Department of Social Services (DSS) has expanded staff and services and solidified partnerships to minimize delays in the receipt of benefits that some clients might experience during the NC FAST transition. Read more
 
BENEFIT CONCERT AT FREEDOM PARK TO SUPPORT NEWTOWN MEMORIAL PLAYGROUND BUILD
 
The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department and Partners for Parks will host a benefit concert in support of the Newtown Memorial Playground build on Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in Freedom Park. Come and enjoy a night of jazz under the stars featuring Nnenna Freelon and the Branford Marsalis Quartet. Tickets are $5.
 
MECKLENBURG COUNTY OUTDOOR POOLS, SPRAYGROUNDS NOW OPEN
 
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department’s outdoor swimming pools and spraygrounds will open on weekdays beginning June 10, 2013. Pool admission is $1 and spraygrounds are FREE. Pools and spraygrounds opened on a weekend schedule on May 25.
 
CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG LIBRARY BEGINS SUMMER HOURS
 
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is now operating under a summer schedule. All libraries will be closed on Sundays. Click here for more information.
 
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SPEAKERS BUREAU HOLDS TRAINING SESSION
 
The Mecklenburg County Domestic Violence Speakers Bureau will hold a training session for new volunteers beginning June 11 and running five nights through June 25. Participants will join the nearly 80 volunteers that help educate the citizens of Mecklenburg County on domestic violence and how victims can get help when they need it. The DV Speakers Bureau is a partnership of Safe Alliance (formerly United Family Services) and the Mecklenburg County CSS Women's Commission, a joint effort to end domestic violence. The DV Speakers Bureau has participated in more than 200 events every year for the past four years. If you need a speaker for your event call 704-432-1568 or contact Michael.Sexton@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov for more information.
 
GOT A STORY? GET A COMMEMORATIVE COIN
 

 Mecklenburg County is celebrating its 250th birthday this year. The most important part of Mecklenburg’s history is your story. Whether you are a relative newcomer or a seventh-generation “Mecklenburger,” you have a story to tell and we want to hear it. Do you have pictures or a video? How about a fond memory of a time in Mecklenburg County? Or maybe you have a recollection of a not-so-joyful time (such as the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo). Share it here. If we use your story, we’ll send you a limited edition commemorative coin! Visit our Mecklenburg 250 page for details​.

 



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