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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.  […]

By |August 11th, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

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.  […]

By |August 11th, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

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.  […]

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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.  […]

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Charlotte Color Festival comes to Midland Saturday

By Leah Schmalz
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, […]

By |July 16th, 2014|Your Hometown|0 Comments

Alberghini joins Weekly Post and Mint Hill Times staff

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.  […]

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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. […]

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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.” […]

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Midland adopts street traffic and parking schedules ordinance

By Leah Schmalz

The Midland town council adopted a revised street traffic and parking schedules ordinance at the July meeting. The primary change is that some streets with a 35 MPH speed limit are reduced to 25 MPH.

There are 50 total streets that will see a change in speed limit. This requires approximately 60 new signs, for a cost of $9,000. In addition, the town plans to post “Neighborhood Speed Limit 25 MPH” signs within neighborhoods, for an additional cost between $5,000 and $6,000. “We will not start enforcing until the signs are up,” said Cabarrus County Deputy Sheriff Barrett Ellwood. “I’m going to pull everyone in and talk to them. That way they aren’t writing tickets the day the signs go up.”  […]

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Awards presented during Locust council meeting

By Natalie Lloyd

Two prestigious awards were presented during the city council meeting in Locust last Thursday.

First, Police Chief Frank Hartsell awarded a certificate to Officer Kevin O’Conner for completion of his advanced law enforcement certification. Hartsell said the certification is one of the highest awards a law enforcement officer in North Carolina can receive. The certification required a Bachelor degree and 480 additional training hours, as well as other requirements.  […]

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