Latest library news: Towns will get involved, but at what price?

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library sent a press release today with encouraging news: The City of Charlotte, as well as surrounding towns, seem willing to pitch in funds to help keep the libraries open. Only three branches are now slated to be closed: Checkit Outlet (downtown Charlotte), Carmel, and the Belmont Center.

Meanwhile, library officials have met with representatives of all the towns in Mecklenburg County to see what kind of level of involvement towns can make toward keeping libraries open. The City of Charlotte, which has eight libraries, has offered to pitch in. And surrounding towns also seem interested. At last night’s Mint Hill Board of Commissioners meeting, Mayor Ted Biggers said the town is interested in helping the library, but only if it is fair across the board. Continue reading

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BI-LO offers way to help Mint Hill non-profits

From May 3 through June 12, members of the Mint Hill community can join BI-LO in supporting local non-profit.

Customers can make donations to BI-LO Charities’ fundraising efforts by adding $1 or more to their grocery bill. These donations stay in the Mint Hill community and help our neighbors who are in need.

Each local BI-LO location has identified a local charity to support with the funds raised. The BI-LO store located at 9108 Lawyers Road is raising funds for Mint Hill Lions Club.

“Our store teams are passionate about getting involved in the communities where they work and live. This commitment to our neighbors in need has always been part of BI-LO’s culture,” said BI-LO Charities Executive Director Carol Browning. Continue reading

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