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Mecklenburg County proposes tax increase

Mecklenburg County proposes tax increase

CHARLOTTE – Interim Mecklenburg County Manager Bobbie Shields is recommending increasing the county’s property tax rate by 2.5 cents next fiscal year. Such an increase would result in a property… Read more »

Ford chats with residents about first-term thoughts

Ford chats with residents about first-term thoughts

by Courtney Price editor@mimonitor.com CHARLOTTE – Senator Joel Ford, in his first term representing the Mountain Island area in the N.C. General Assembly, says he wants his constituents to be… Read more »

Whitewater Center helps ‘avoid daily grind’

Whitewater Center helps ‘avoid daily grind’

by Aaron Burns sports@mimonitor.com CHARLOTTE – Area residents looking for ways to have fun as the summer kicks off have as close to a one-stop shop as possible not far from… Read more »

Launch Pad: Shark Tank, Gaston County style

Launch Pad: Shark Tank, Gaston County style

by Lauren Odomirok lauren@mimonitor.com GASTONIA – It’s time for local entrepreneurs to get fired up with the type of energy only the lure of competition can provide. The Gaston Regional… Read more »

Latta Plantation, Rural Hill could face budget cuts

Latta Plantation, Rural Hill could face budget cuts

by Aaron Burns aaron@mimonitor.com HUNTERSVILLE – Kristin Toler wants to make sure the Huntersville community doesn’t lose sight of its history. But if the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation department… Read more »

Memorial garden keeps memories of teacher alive

Memorial garden keeps memories of teacher alive

by Melissa Gute education@mimonitor.com MOUNTAIN ISLAND – When the eight pink balloons tied to a bench in a memorial garden at Mountain Island Elementary School unexpectedly detached and began to… Read more »

Belmont cycling event draws visitors downtown

Belmont cycling event draws visitors downtown

BELMONT – Nearly 100 cyclers participated in the Belmont Criterium, which wound through the streets of downtown on May 4. The weekend rain held off long enough for the racers… Read more »

Hopewell students inducted into Gentlemen’s Club

Hopewell students inducted into Gentlemen’s Club

by Melissa Gute education@mimonitor.com HUNTERSVILLE – Twenty Hopewell High School students took the step into “gentlemanhood” when inducted into the school’s Gentlemen’s Club April 11. The Gentlemen’s Club, founded by… Read more »

Mother’s Day, Pentecost have a lot in common

Mother’s Day, Pentecost have a lot in common

by guest clergy Wade Ogle This year, the month of May has two special Sundays. On May 12, we celebrate Mother’s Day, and on May 19, we celebrate the birthday of… Read more »

DAC Embroidery moves uptown in Mount Holly

DAC Embroidery moves uptown in Mount Holly

MOUNT HOLLY – Casey and Donna Howell recently opened DAC Embroidery at 126 S. Main St. Members of the Montcross Area Chamber joined in the celebration. DAC Embroidery offers embroidery services… Read more »