Police raise money for mammography unit
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department has a newly designed T-shirt for sale with proceeds going to the Novant Health Mobile Mammography Unit.
Shirts cost $20 for sizes small to extra large and $22 for XXL. Pay with cash.
Email Sgt. David Ruby at druby@mat thewsnc.gov if interested in buying a shirt.
Mint Hill Women’s Club to host candidates forum
MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Women’s Club will hold a Meet the Candidates forum with residents running for town commissioner and mayor.
The forum takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Mint Hill Town Hall Assembly Room, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane. The event is free and open to the public.
A representative from the Mecklenburg County Chapter of The League of Women Voters will moderate the discussion.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All questions from the audience will be submitted in writing and collected at 6:45 p.m.
Questions can be emailed ahead of time to MHWClub@gmail.com.
Mecklenburg County Park and Rec earns reaccreditation
CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation has been reaccredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.
The cycle marks the department’s second successful bid for reaccreditation since its initial accreditation in 2009.
Of the more than 12,000 park and recreation agencies in the U.S., only 178 have earned the honor. Department staff collaborated to demonstrate compliance with more than 150 standards on issues ranging from human resources to security.
CAPRA Commission visited Mecklenburg County in June. The agency received its five-year reaccreditation at the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in Baltimore.