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Top News Stories June 21 – July 5, 2012

July 1, 2012: Deadline to Renew Business Licenses in Mecklenburg County

Most businesses in Mecklenburg County are required to have a local "privilege license,” also known as a business license. All business licenses in Mecklenburg County expire June 30, 2012. Read more

Early Voting Starts June 28 for Second Primary

Early voting for the second state primary will begin June 28. Election Day is July 17. Voting locations

FY13 County Budget Takes Effect July 1

Find complete coverage of the FY13 County budget on the Office of Management and Budget home page.

Veterans Services Switches Vendors

Veterans Services will have a new vendor as of July 1. Legal Services of Southern Piedmont will begin helping veteran clients with appeals to the VA and also requests for discharge upgrades with Dept of Defense. The addition of this vendor contract will allow for specialized legal assistance in those two areas.

Public Library Summer Reading - June 12 - August 10, 2012

What comes to mind when you think about summer? Swimming? Summer camp? Barbecues? Music in the park? This year, why not make reading and sharing books part of your summer fun? No matter what your reason for reading -- whether it's to learn new things, escape with a great story, or simply to relax and unwind -- you reap great benefits. Teachers and literacy experts agree that reading throughout the summer helps students retain skills learned during the school year. Most importantly, when parents and children enjoy summer reading together, children develop a love of books and reading that lasts a lifetime.

Stay Cool, Stay Safe: Tips for Dealing with the Summer Heat

The Mecklenburg County Health Department offers tips that will help you and your family stay safe during the summer heat. Read more

July is National Parks and Recreation Month

Learn about all the great things Park and Rec offers at www.parkandrec.com. More information coming in July.




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