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Top News Stories Sept. 13 - 27, 2012
Mecklenburg County Health Department Offers Immunizations for Students

In order for children to enter school in North Carolina, they must have their immunization records up-to-date. The Immunization Program at Mecklenburg County Health Department can answer questions that you have about immunizations. For immunizations questions, call 704-353-1997. For appointments, call 704-336-6500.

Help Mecklenburg County Reduce Waste the Natural Way

Experts from Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Management have announced a series of free organic waste reduction workshops in composting and other methods of residential organic waste control. Anyone can compost almost anything organic – from vegetable peelings to yard waste. Instead of relegating all that organic matter to the garbage can, learn how to put it to good use. You can also learn ways to make your home a “greener” place, how to reduce waste during the holidays, and put worms to work for you in your very own worm farm. Classes begin Sept. 8, 2012. All classes are free and conveniently located throughout Mecklenburg County, but pre-registration is required. The deadline for pre-registration is the Monday before the class. Please select a workshop and complete the registration form for online registration or register by phone 704-336-4304.

Turning Panthers Tailgaters Into Recyclers

How much trash can tens of thousands of parking-lot partiers (typically known as “tailgaters”) generate before each Carolina Panthers game, and how do you get them to stop thinking about football just long enough to recycle a bottle, can or cardboard? That’s where Panthers Tailgate Recycling Partners get involved. Tailgaters get a yellow recycling bag as they enter their usual parking lot prior to the game. Before heading into the stadium, tailgaters are instructed to leave bags (and collapsed cardboard if not in the bag) at the curb to be picked up by the City of Charlotte’s Special Services teams.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Summer Reading Results are in

The use of technology resulted in the Library’s ability to showcase the program’s success in a new way, thus strengthening the relationship between libraries and education while helping students avoid summer brain-drain. Click here for more.

September is National Library Card Month

Get your library card today and have access to a wealth of information and resources, for free and just in time for “Back to School!” Here’s how!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is a time to raise awareness by holding events in memory of those who have lost their lives at the hands of their abusers. It is also a time to celebrate all survivors of intimate partner violence. Here are some local events taking place in the area that you can participate in. Thank you for lending a voice for those that cannot always speak for themselves.

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