The Town of Marshville, located in Union County, NC, is a small town with big plans for the future. Marshville wants travelers to enjoy its unique local attractions and the small-town charm created by local businesses. Bringing vitality into Marshville requires improvements to U.S. Highway 74.
The South Fork Sewer Regional Utility Consolidation Project was a 12-year effort to eliminate antiquated wastewater infrastructure at multiple Gaston County sewer utilities, improve water quality in the Catawba River Basin and spur development by providing sewer to a large undeveloped area.
The Centers for Disease Control stated that older adults are among those that should not travel at all over the holidays due to the risk of COVID-19 exposure. This also includes having family members travel to the older adult as well.
With an estimated 144 million votes cast, this November’s elections broke a century-old record for percentage of registered voters who voted and recorded the highest number of votes to support a presidential candidate on both sides. The Biden-Harris ticket is the declared winner by the Associated Press based on expected Electoral College votes, exceeding the 270 needed.
Area Agencies on Aging were established through the Older Americans Act to facilitate and support programs that address the needs of older adults. Community planning is one of several mandated functions that these agencies are required to perform. Centralina Area Agency on Aging (AAA) utilizes a variety of planning tools to meet these needs.
Most of our attention may have been on the presidential or even state elections this year, but we should also look at what happened in our local elections. In the nine-county Centralina region, 51 total member seats were on the ballot in the 2020 local government general election.
Recently, the City of Cherryville needed to illustrate the benefits of such investments ahead of the November 2020 election where the ballot would feature three bond issues totaling $8.7 million. City officials wanted to understand the economic impact of the bond referendum if the projects were implemented and sought Centralina’s assistance in analyzing relevant data.
The 2020 elections brought very few changes to the state’s legislative landscape. In the Centralina region, there were 27 races for seats in the N.C. House of Representatives, 24 of which had an incumbent seeking re-election.
Did you know that North Carolina ranks ninth in the nation for the number of people 65 and older? By 2025, one in five NC residents will be 65+. In addition, the CDC estimates that one out of every four Americans has a disability, defined as a significant limitation to one or more major life activities.