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Midland to hold public comment session this Tuesday at Midland Fire Station #1

8.12midlandAt the town hall meeting on Tuesday, Midland town council voted to continue the public comment session on the sewer capital recovery fee until the following Tuesday, August 19, at 7 pm. Originally, plans were to meet at New Horizons Church, but the location has since been changed to Midland Fire Station #1, 12805 Hwy. 601 South. Council made the decision to meet at a later date and different location because the town hall will only hold 50 people. There were more than 50 people present to speak about the sewer capital recovery fee. Additionally, Planning and Zoning Administrator Richard Flowe will give a presentation on the fee and council wants all residents to be able to see it.

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Midland council, Cabarrus citizens express concern over budget cuts

By Leah Schmalz

At the July 21 Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners meeting, many citizens voiced their disapproval of the budget cuts passed in June in a public comment session that lasted nearly two hours. Among the speakers were Mayor Kathy Kitts and Commissioner Mike Tallent of Midland, who addressed the elimination of $1.8 million in funding for Wallace Park.  Continue reading

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Albertson takes the lead at SCPC

By Natalie Lloyd

Tammy Albertson has taken the lead as the new executive director of the Stanly County Partnership for Children. Albertson transitioned into the director’s role July 1 following Barbara Whitley’s retirement at the end of June.  Continue reading

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Stanfield reviews last year’s accomplishments, looks ahead

By Leah Schmalz

At the town hall meeting last Thursday, Stanfield Town Administrator Bob Harvey presented a list of accomplished projects from the previous fiscal year, as well as a list of goals for the new fiscal year.  Continue reading

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Midland residents raise concerns over capital recovery sewer fee

By Leah Schmalz

Midland residents connected to sewer are raising concerns over an $8.50 fee that will be added to their bills each month as part of the capital recovery program. The news came in a letter residents received on July 18 from the town outlining the capital recovery plan as a way to pay off loans for sewer system improvements throughout the community.  Continue reading

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Charlotte Color Festival comes to Midland Saturday

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The Charlotte Color Festival looks to spread uplifting feelings and usher away worry this Saturday at Oaks Events in Midland. A national event held at cities across the country and the world’s largest color festival, it features vibrant colors, live music, food, yoga and dance. The event follows the Indian tradition of Holi, a traditional festival celebrated for centuries to welcome the arrival of spring and passing of winter. It encourages leaving behind bad feelings and throwing worries to the wind, symbolized by tossing handfuls of powdered colors into the air. The colors are made from cornstarch to be non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Attendees are encouraged to wear white to let the colors show up on their clothing. Running from noon to 5 pm, the festival will feature music from Blue Spirit Wheel, AZitiZ, Dub Kirtan All Stars and Kirtaniyas. Atma Yoga will also be present at the event. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students with a valid ID.

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Alberghini joins Weekly Post and Mint Hill Times staff

Mark Alberghini joins The Weekly Post staff as its Advertising Sales Representative. PHOTO BY NATALIE LLOYD

Mark Alberghini joins The Weekly Post staff as its Advertising Sales Representative. PHOTO BY NATALIE LLOYD

By Natalie Lloyd

Mark Alberghini has recently joined The Weekly Post and Mint Hill Times staff as the advertising sales representative.

Originally from Lake Lure, N.C., Alberghini lived in Charlotte for a time before moving to Stanfield in 1990. During the 90s, he served several terms as mayor of Stanfield. Alberghini said his time as mayor helped him to become familiar with the people and businesses of the community.  Continue reading

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New group will support grieving families

By Natalie Lloyd

In April 2012, Jeff and Paula Fox lost their 23-year-old daughter, Jami Pless, to a car accident. Out of their tragedy, they are now reaching out to make a difference for other families who have experienced the death of a child.

“We wanted to honor Jami’s memory in a way that makes a difference, because she was one of those people who made a difference to everyone she met,” said Paula Fox. Continue reading

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Asciutto recovers from surgery, thanks community

By Leah Schmalz

Stanly County Commissioner Peter Asciutto is recovering at home from bypass surgery to repair five blocked arteries on June 26. Asciutto was running when he passed out. “I was just lucky the guy behind me stopped,” he said. “They said if I were running alone, I wouldn’t have made it.” Continue reading

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