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​November 9, 2015



 A Holiday to Honor Our Heroes

Wednesday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and this year, it will be observed as a new County holiday. Throughout the day consider giving some of your time, energy or resources to at least one of our nation's veterans. It would be a small token of appreciation to those who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.

To honor our County employees who are veterans, we will unveil a page on this week to share their stories.

Thank you to all of our veterans.
Health Department’s Colorectal Screening Pilot Project

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States among men and women. Screening can help find cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure.

To address colorectal cancer in Mecklenburg County, the Health Department has launched a pilot screening project for women who are served by the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP).

Women who meet screening guidelines will be offered free, take-home Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT). Once the test is completed, it will be processed in the health department’s laboratory. Through a partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System, any woman that tests positive will receive colonoscopies. Any patient diagnosed with colorectal cancer will be referred to the Levine Cancer Institute for appropriate care.

This screening procedure is a recommended “best practice” by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and will allow the Health Department to evaluate the program and enhance quality prior to expansion into the community.

For more information contact Dr. Marcus Plescia at 980-314-9020 or
Clanton Pavilion to be Renamed in Honor of Dorothy Doores Waddy

I would like to invite you to the dedication ceremony for the Dorothy Doores Waddy Pavilion, formerly known as Clanton Pavilion, on Monday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The address is 3132 Manchester Drive.

Waddy is remembered as a leader in the Clanton Park neighborhood, where she served in several different roles including:

  •  President, Clanton Park Neighborhood Association - 1998-2012
  • President, West Boulevard Coalition - 2011-2015
  • Advisory for S.W. Area Neighborhood Coalition - 2005
  • Co-founder of National Night Out West Boulevard - 2015
  • Sunday School Supervisor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church - 1968


It is our great pleasure to honor her life and service to Mecklenburg County by renaming the pavilion in her memory.
Mecklenburg County to Host Regional Qualifier for 2016 Warrior World Series of Youth Lacrosse

I am pleased to announce that Mecklenburg County has been selected as the host site for the South Regional Qualifier of the Warrior World Series of Youth Lacrosse presented by the Coca-Cola Company.

The games will take place at the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews, 1505 Tank Town Road, on April 9 – 10, 2016. The Regional winner, as well as other top teams from the Region Qualifier, will move on to Denver for the championship.

Other locations and dates of the Regional Qualifiers are listed below:

  • North – Worcester, Mass; April 2-3, 2016
  • East – Cedar Lane Regional Park, Bel Air, MD; April 9-10, 2016
  • West – Orange County Great Park, Irvine, CA; April 2-3, 2016
  • Midwest –Voice of America MetroPark, West Chester, OH; April 16-17, 2016


More information on the Regional Qualifiers can be found at

Congratulations Mecklenburg County!

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