It’s time to have a lot of fun this summer, whether you have a few weeks or a few months to fit it in. One of our favorites every year? Summer Break with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library! And a lot of activities around the County count toward finishing the program, including making a summer bucket list! We’ll help you get a head start.Continue Reading
Author: Jameil Weldon
Written By Hope Marshall, Criminal Justice Program Manager
Reentry is an important part of helping people released from prison get a second chance. Our prison and jail populations have decreased in the last 10 years. That’s a good thing! It also means we need a plan to help them stay out and off the streets.Continue Reading
Election Day will be here before we know it and the number one thing you need to do before you cast your ballot is make a plan! You have a lot of options for voting and a few things to consider before you do it. We’ll walk you through them one by one.
Of course the very first step is to register. This year you can register online! Even if you’re pretty sure you’re already registered, double check ahead of election day. It’s especially important to check your registration if you’ve moved. You can easily look up your status online and avoid any surprises on Election Day.Continue Reading
This is an update to a 2018 blog by Shannon Calabro.
Home improvement shows have a way of making you feel like, “I could do that! Right??” Before you start knocking down walls, consider whether or not your project requires a permit (and get one if it does). You need a residential permit for many home improvement projects, even if you’re doing the work yourself. It’s not just to add another task to your to-do list. When a permit is required, it’s usually because the work has a direct impact on life safety.Continue Reading
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
a tale of a fateful trip.“Gilligan’s Island” Theme Song
Maybe you can’t afford a trip to a tropical island but there’s an island right here in Mecklenburg County THAT YOU CAN RENT. Color me surprised, too! And you won’t get lost there if you go on a three-hour tour. (That’s a “Gilligan’s Island” reference.) Here’s what you need to know about Copperhead Island before your next event.Continue Reading
Do not go to sleep and don’t click away! OK? I’m going to talk about strategic plans. WAIT! Come back! I’m going to pull back the curtain a bit, so you know what they are and why they matter to every single person who lives or works in a community. Yes, even you.Continue Reading
Written with Erin Stanforth, Sustainability & Resiliency Manager
If hundreds of news reports about the supply chain have done little to help you understand what those two words mean, we’re here to help! And we’ll show you why sustainability is an important piece of the puzzle.Continue Reading
Written by Public Information Manager Bill Carroll
Have you ever been to a public meeting? If your answer is “no,” you are missing your opportunity to literally see your elected public officials hard at work on your behalf.
So what’s stopping you from attending a Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners meeting?
A lot, possibly. We know that. And we can help.Continue Reading