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3-year-old gets surprise Valentine from Iraq

3-year-old gets surprise Valentine from Iraq

by Andrew Batten Valentine’s Day this year will be hard to top for 3-year-old Kira Smith. On Monday, Feb. 14, Kira was sitting at the tables in her preschool classroom… Read more »

Task force ready to close library branches

Task force ready to close library branches

Mountain Island branch likely safe by Frank DeLoache In crucial votes Tuesday, a task force studying the Mecklenburg library system signaled its support for closing four to six more branch… Read more »

Conflict questions addressed

Conflict questions addressed

by Andrew Batten Three Mecklenburg County solid waste board members withdrew from discussion on the ReVenture Park project because of financial ties to the park’s developer. Rich Deming, a contractor… Read more »

Gullet receives pushback on rate structure changes

Gullet receives pushback on rate structure changes

by Andrew Batten Some Charlotte City Council members are unhappy with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities’ plan to modify how it charges for water and sewer service, a change that could see average… Read more »

New home for street department

New home for street department

by Sarah Melton The Mount Holly City Council approved a temporary housing solution for the city’s Street & Solid Waste Department at its Monday, Feb. 8, meeting. The issue originally… Read more »

Nominations sought for police awards

Nominations sought for police awards

CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee is looking for nominations for the 32nd annual Police Community Relations Awards. The award recognizes Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers who have contributed to police-community… Read more »

Businesses asked to participate in confidence survey

Businesses asked to participate in confidence survey

CHARLOTTE – BusinessFirst Charlotte, the city and chamber’s business retention program, as well as Advantage Carolina and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board, are asking businesses to participate in the inaugural… Read more »

Water Line repairs taking longer

Water Line repairs taking longer

CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities officials say that fewer work crews are making pipe repairs a lengthy process. The utility has a backlog of more than 500 needed repairs. Two factors… Read more »

North Meck Republican Women names new board

North Meck Republican Women names new board

Members of the North Mecklenburg Republican Women elected a new board of directors Feb. 8. The new officers are Linda Angele, treasurer; Mary Lou Richardson, president; Sharon Hudson, vice-president; Pandora… Read more »

Macy’s hosting black history panel

Macy’s hosting black history panel

In celebration of the contributions of African-Americans, Macy’s at Northlake Mall will host some of Charlotte’s African-American activists and pioneers to share their personal success stories. On Feb. 26 at… Read more »