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Top News Stories Feb. 5 - 19, 2013
Board Receives Update on Revaluation Tuesday Night

The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. Acting County Assessor Bobbie Shields will give the Board an update on the work of Pearson’s Appraisal Service as they continue to study the County’s 2011 property revaluation. Learn more

Children's Dental Clinic Works To Make Kids Smile; Appointments Available

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. The Mecklenburg County Health Department Children’s Dentistry is welcoming new patients and wants to assist children in having healthy teeth now and in the future. To schedule an appointment, call 704-350-7300. (Mecklenburg County Residents only).

New Interactive Website Helps Mecklenburg County Mark 250 Years

To salute our progress spanning two-and-a-half centuries, Mecklenburg County is rolling out a special interactive website marking our 250th birthday -- our "sestercentennial" --at The website allows you to post your story, or you can email it to us at So tell us about your Mecklenburg memory today.Our history isn’t complete without your story.

City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Release Enhanced Interactive Quality of Life Study

The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County recently released the new Quality of Life Study, performed under contract with the University of North Carolina – Charlotte (UNCC) Metropolitan Studies Institute. The Quality of Life Study is a collection of social, crime, physical, economic and environmental conditions that provide a snapshot of the health of our neighborhoods. For the first time, the new study report format features an interactive web 'Dashboard' with maps and graphs to display data in a user friendly platform. There will be several upcoming community meetings to learn how the new interactive online dashboard can be used to get a snapshot of a neighborhood’s health and to generate a report. This information, in turn, can help neighborhood residents develop their future work plans and choose areas of focus based on what they believe a positive quality of life looks like in their neighborhoods.

How Should Our Region Grow? Residents' Input Sought at Area Open Houses

Residents in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County will have a unique opportunity to provide input that will help to build a planning framework to address the region's growth and ensure the continued vitality of local communities. The first of five "CONNECT Our Future" open houses will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the front concourse of Bojangles Coliseum, located at 2700 East Independence Blvd., Charlotte.

Register Now for Park and Recreation Summer Camps

Registration is now open for Park and Recreation’s 2013 summer camps. Visit for more information.

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