Public Hearing For Boundary Request for Oakhurst

This meeting is scheduled to take place 
at Garinger High School at 6pm.
For more information please visit the CMS website  

East Charlotte Friends & Neighbors Rally to Assist Local Veteran In Saving Her Home

East Charlotte neighbors are working together to support local Veteran Vickie Fewell in saving her Shannon Park home.   This long time East Charlotte activist has been given notice that her home will be sold at auction Nov. 3.  Friends, neighbors and supporter are asked to lend any support they can to help Ms Fewell to help keep this tragedy  from happening. 
A site has been set up to receive  donations to assist Ms Fewell.   Neighbors and friends have also scheduled a rally on Wednesday at 6 p.m.  5014 Grafton Drive, off The Plaza.
Please consider lending help to this long time champion of East Charlotte!!

Charlotte Neighborhood Leadership Awards

Neighborhoods and neighborhood leaders collaborate with City staff to accomplish great things throughout our community. While volunteering can be a thankless job at times, the 2014 Neighborhood Leadership Awards provides you with the opportunity to show your appreciation for the work that neighborhoods do to make our city a great place to live, work and play.
Several City departments have crafted special awards to celebrate accomplishments and inspire additional efforts.  The 2014 Neighborhood Leadership Awards categories, and the names of the City departments that will sponsor each award category, are below.
·   Community Safety Ambassador 
(Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department)
·   Moving Forward 
(Charlotte Department of Transportation)
·   Good Neighbors 
(Neighborhood & Business Services’ Code Enforcement division)
·   Sustainability Pioneer 
(Neighborhood & Business Services’ Community Engagement division)

Headlines Barber Shop Collecting Food Donations For Second Harvest Food Bank

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Post by Jan Pettis.

Headlines Barber Shop will be colleting food for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina thru August 16th.  Their goal is to raise 1,000 pounds of food!!  Be sure to drop off donations to support this great community effort.  – 5309 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28212 

Fourth of July Fun in East Charlotte

East Charlotte neighbors enjoyed lots of smiles and laughs as they celebrated the 4th of July 2014 with the 46th Annual Hickory Grove Parade!  Check out more photos and video at the parade website: Http://

Neighbors and Families Gather for Hickory Grove 4th of July Parade
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Speak Tweet Tee – Celebrate Social Media Day 2014!!

Here at East Charlotte Tweets we LOVE  Social Media and really believe in the power of these new communication channels.   One of the main goals of this blog is to help local businesses to
tap into the power of Twitter!  To celebrate Social Media Day, June 30th, we are hosting our first Giveaway–  A Twitter Tee!!   We are giving away a “Tweet Speak” Tee to 5 lucky winners.

It is easy to enter,  just sign in the Rafflecopter Contest below!   Entrants must  add a comment to this  blog post and can gain extra points by tweeting about the contest, adding a post to their Facebook page or following via Twitter.

Winners will be  chosen at random and announced on Monday July 7th here on the East Charlotte Tweets Blog.  Winners will be notified via email and must reply by midnight on July10th.

Entrants must be  at least 18 years  and able to recieve  shipment to an address within a local Charlotte, NC  zipcode.

If you have questions feel free to use the Speak pipe app here on the site to contact us.

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I Love Charlotte Limpa

On the first Saturday of April, the Queen City recieved a very special community service from youth members of TheJesus Ministry, Inc….. a city wide cleanup/beautifucation day.  Members from this youth cleanup brigade could be seen walking along Albermarle road in East Charlotte picking up debris along the street. ‘ I Love Charlotte Limpa’ is the name of the annual community servie event sponsored by Jesus Ministries.  We send a heartfelt THANK YOU to these young people for their BIG contribution to our city.  Keeping Charlotte beautiful is truly an important responsibility for all Charlotteans.  These young people are a shining example of what can be done to make a positive change in local community.  
Jesus Ministries Community Service in Charlotte NC
Positve Youth  of Jesus Ministries!!

One 7 Ministries Offers Helping Hand to Local East Charlotte Families

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East Charlotte – If you can offer any support to these families please contact One7 Ministries. We must all work to support those in need.