PLCMC receives five stars from Library Journal

At a time when the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) is seeing record,plcmc_color_bigger.jpg double-digit percent increases in usage, while at the same time facing potential budget cuts, a national index of public library service from Library Journal has recognized PLCMC among the top libraries in the country. Continue reading

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Pairings announced for N.C. high school basketball playoffs

The Butler Lady Bulldogs (26-1) will face Providence (8-14) and Independence (18-7) will travel to Berry Academy (8-16) tomorrow night in the first round of the state basketball playoffs. Both games begin at 7 pm. The Lady Bulldogs are coming off its first SW4A confernce championship  title, are ranked first in the state of North Carolina, and are ranked in several national polls. Indpendence, which has had an outstanding season in the toughest conference in the state, will have to face Berry despite having a better record because the Lady Cardinals play in a 4A-3A conference. In the men’s brackets, Butler boys (14-12) will travel to West Mecklenburg (18-7) tonight at 7 pm for its first round game.

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What about the lights on the new Lawyers Road sidewalk?

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Construction of the Lawyers Road sidewalk several months ago.

Now that the sidewalk that connects Lawyers Glenn to Brighton Park is complete, and the ADA has said it meets their standards, the next thing is to get it lighted. As it is now, the sidewalk, which is actually a trail under ADA guidelines, weaves its way through a wooded area and can barely be traversed at night. Town Manager Brian Welch said the town will get lights on the sidewalk very soon.
“We are absolutely pursuing it,” he said. “We are not done with that in the least.”
It is not as simple as it seems, however. Floodlights can’t be used because of spill over light into Lawyers Road. Light fixtures, according to the DOT, have to be 50 feet from the road. One option Welch thinks may work are small pathway lights along the sidewalk. Either way, the sidewalk should be lighted soon, Welch said.

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NC results from the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games released

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Caitlyn Belk

The 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games concluded on February 13 in Boise, Idaho, ending nine days of international competition among more than 3,000 Special Olympics athletes, according to Keith L. Fishburne, Special Olympics North Carolina president/CEO.    Four athletes from North Carolina competed as members of Special Olympics Team USA.

In Figure Skating 
Caitlyn Belk of Mecklenburg County came in fifth place in singles and David Wilches, also of Mecklenburg County, came in fourth place in figure skating singles. Continue reading

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Allen Tate-Mint Hill announces awards for 2008

Winners of the 2008 Mint Hill Allen Tate Realtors awards banquet held last Tuesday:
WINNER’S CIRCLE  $2 – 3.9 MILLION: Sarah Menzer, Wayne Steele, Debbie Smith, Diane Zima, Sue Davis, Nancy White, Ann Brim, Cindy Hope. NET RELATIONS ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR: Sue Davis. REFERRAL ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR: Connie Danko. MORTGAGE PARTNER OF THE YEAR: Kathryn Proctor. INSURANCE PARTNER OF THE YEAR: Ann Brim. TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nancy White. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Crystal Johnson. OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Diane Zima. LISTING UNITS: Debbie Smith. LISTING VOLUME: Debbie Smith. LISTING UNITS – CLOSED: Debbie Smith. LISTING VOLUME CLOSED: Sarah Menzer. CLOSED UNITS: Debbie Smith. CLOSED VOLUME: Sarah Menzer. Continue reading

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