The Pineville Pilot Jan. News Briefs

Town leaders to move forward in pursuing Pineville library

The Pineville Town Council approved a resolution of support Tuesday, Jan. 14, to start the process of seeking backing for a library in Pineville.

Pineville is currently the only town in Mecklenburg County without a library within its town limits and has not had a library for at least 30 years, according to the resolution. Mayor Pro Tem Melissa Rogers Davis has been working with town staff and the Mecklenburg County Library Commission on the prospect of a Pineville library after hearing requests from Pineville residents to bring one to the area. Currently, the closest library is the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s South County Regional branch, located at 5801 Rea Road in south Charlotte. The library system shuttered some of its libraries during the recession, as well as cut back hours at libraries that remained open, and has since worked to return hours at the remaining branches to pre-recession status.

Town council is in support of the initiative in hopes of enhancing the quality of life for Pineville residents.

Now, town staff, including new town administrator Haynes Brigman, will work with the Library Commission to create a business plan, soliciting funding from county officials and securing adequate support for the branch.

 

Spay Neuter Charlotte hosts ‘Happy Neuter Year’ promotion

Spay Neuter Charlotte is hosting a special promotion to celebrate the new year.

Throughout the remainder of January, the nonprofit’s Pineville and NoDa locations will offer dog and cat neuters (male) for $20, a savings of $20 to $55 per pet. The “Happy Neuter Year” promotion is available thanks to a grant provided by PetSmart Charities. The organization also will offer a “Beat the Heat” promotion in February, which offers cat spays (female) for $20 per pet, a $30 savings.

Spay Neuter Charlotte offers high-quality, but low-cost sterilization and wellness services for the Charlotte area with a goal to end preventable euthanasia and create a community without homeless pets, according to a news release.

Find more information and make an appointment at www.spayneutercharlotte.org or call 704-375-2009. Space is limited.

Spay Neuter Charlotte in Pineville is located at 10833 Pineville Road.

 

CMC-Pineville to host community health talk

Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, a branch of Carolinas HealthCare System, will host a community health talk Feb. 11, a Tuesday, called “In Focus: A Look at Peripheral Disease.”

The event will feature Dr. Christopher Boyes of Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute as he explains peripheral arterial disease.

The event will start at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A light dinner will be provided.

Find more information at www.carol inashealthcare.org/healthtalkspineville, or call 704-667-6507. The event will be held in the hospital’s conference center.

CMC-Pineville is located at 10628 Park Road.

 

Rolling road blocks coming to I-485

The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to use rolling road blocks to complete some work on Interstate 485 in the Ballantyne area starting Monday, Jan. 20, weather permitting.

Crews will stage the rolling road blocks first on the inner loop of I-485 from midnight to 5 a.m. on Monday, according to a news release. Each road block will last roughly 30 minutes, allowing crews to set girders at the future Johnston Road flyover bridge. The bridge will help alleviate congestion from people trying to turn left on northbound Johnston Road to reach the inner loop.

Work will begin on the outer loop on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from midnight to 5 a.m. Additional work will take place on Johnston Road on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 22 and 23, starting at midnight both days. Road blocks will start on northbound Johnston Road then switch to southbound.

The work is part of the widening project on I-485, which should be complete by the end of 2014.

 

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