Info session for nonprofits seeking county funds

An information session for nonprofit organizations interested in applying for County grant funding for fiscal year 2011 will take place Monday, February 15, 2010. Staff members from the Mecklenburg County Manager’s Office will host the free session from 10 a.m. to noon in room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center at 600 E. Fourth St., Charlotte. Continue reading

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$1 million in stimulus grants available for local diesel equipment owners

Grants to Replace Aging Diesel Engines+ (GRADE+) will assist businesses in the Charlotte region with replacing their heavy-duty diesel equipment, vehicles or engines. More than 100,000 pieces of equipment in the 13-county region that straddles North and South Carolina are eligible to participate in this $1 million grant opportunity. GRADE+ grants are an excellent opportunity for participants to reduce maintenance costs, increase fuel efficiency and extend the life of their equipment while breathing easier financially with assistance from stimulus funds.
Past GRADE+ grant recipients include Baucom Service Inc., Blythe Development Co., Bruce R. Jenkins and Associates, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, City of Gastonia, Culp Brothers Inc., Duke Energy, Gaston County Solid Waste, Hoopaugh Grading Co., McWhirter Grading Co., Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services, Okuma America Corp., Piedmont Airlines, Radco Construction Services, TRANSFLO Terminal Services Inc. and US Airways. Continue reading

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What’s closed in Mint Hill and Mecklenburg County for Labor Day?

Mecklenburg County and Mint Hill government offices and agencies will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2009 for the Labor Day holiday. This includes all units of the Department of Social Services, the Tax Office, Elections Office, the Register of Deeds Office, and the Land Use and Environmental Services Office.

The Main Library and all library branches will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2009.

All Solid Waste administrative offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2009 with the exception of Compost Central, which will be open 7 am – 3 pm. Mint Hill trash pick up will be pushed back to Tuesday. Continue reading

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Mint Hill feels lucky these days

If you play the lottery, this might be a good time to buy a ticket in Mint Hill. Two weeks ago, a woman won $100,000 from the gas station on Lawyers Road across from Bojangles. This past week, someone else won $10,000 in the Power Ball from the Wilco on Albemarle Road. Talk about a Merry Christmas!

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