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Pineville residents get two chances this week to get involved in their town.

A community police meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Great Room of The Dorchester, 12920 Dorman Road, Pineville. It's a chance for residents to talk to police about concerns or issues. Information, 704-889-2231.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, residents can discuss changes proposed to Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park. Meeting is at the Hut Meeting Facility on Johnston Drive. Information, Pineville Park and Recreation, 704-889-2400.

Melinda Johnston

Union County

Scott Heslink, a candidate for the Union County school board, has withdrawn from the race.

Heslink, who works for Wachovia, said that he must focus on business. “The current upheaval in the financial industry is going to take my full attention in the coming months,” he said. Heslink was running for one of two at-large seats on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Other at-large candidates are: Laura Minsk of Marvin, Dennis Rape of the Monroe area, David Scholl of Stallings and Solomon Williamson of Indian Trail.

For more information, visit www.co.union.nc.us/Portals/0/ BOE/Documents/candidate filing11-4-08.pdf.

York County

St. John's UMC, 130 Tom Hall Street in Fort Mill, sponsors Oktoberfest 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday. The day includes a children's activity area with inflatables, silent auctions, vendors, pumpkins, bake sale, stew sale and crafts.

Celeste Smith

To our readers:

You may notice some new people and places in today's Neighbors, as we've combined some of our community sections and therefore broadened the area this section serves.

You will still find news here that is close to home, as well as many of your favorite features. That includes community columnists, home price comparisons and news of events.

For the first time, you can also read about nearby communities that are a short drive away. The communities served by this Neighbors are Southern Mecklenburg, Union and York counties.

Please contact us with story ideas, comments or questions. E-mail thecity@charlotte observer.com or call Editor Lisa Hammersly at 704-358-6035.

Index

Commuter news 2U

News in brief 2U-3U

Dining out 4U

Meck columnists 7U, 9U

Home sales 9U

Union columnists 10U, 12U

Police blotter 11U

Scrapbook 13U

York columnists 14U

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