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Neighbors: Southern Mecklenburg, Union, York

Mint Hill's proposed 2009-2010 budget doesn't raise taxes or vehicle fees, but it does require the town to take almost $600,000 out of savings to make ends meet.

Matthews commissioners have released $373,000 in capital improvement money, frozen since October, which will pay for fire station and park improvements and two new vehicles.

Pineville's proposed budget includes $6 million to build a new police station and $4.2 million to renovate Jack D. Hughes Park.

Improvements to the intersection of Faith Church Road and Unionville-Indian Trail Road, one of the area's most dangerous, may start in a few weeks.

Indian Trail residents won't have a property tax increase this year, but Town Council members split their vote on the town budget because of disagreements about what level of police protection the town needs.

There are a lot of ways to make a living. It's particularly nice when you can combine your passion with your livelihood.

The tough economy may hit local kids where they live – on the ball field.

Stallings leaders have committed $1.5 million to improve the town's two parks, including a new splash pad at Stallings Municipal Park.

7900 blk Idlewild Rd., May 19.

The Neighbors section needs information about your high school valedictorians and salutatorians.

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