BELMONT – The City of Belmont seeks applicants to the Environmental Sustainability Board. This board meets once a month and serves as an advisory board to the city council. 

Current projects for this board include: Establishing a 2019 Work Plan; planning the 2019 Earth Day / Arbor Day Festival; creating and implementing recycling campaigns throughout the city; and working with Waste Pro to decrease the amount of contamination in the recycling collections.

For more information about this board, contact the staff liaison for this board, Jamie Mendoza, at 704-901-2084 or at

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LDS hosts Nativity festival in Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE – The 11th annual Community Nativity Festival in Huntersville is taking place Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. It is hosted by the Gastonia Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Mooresville, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Charlotte, Gastonia and Shelby. 

There are Nativities on display from all over the world as well as nightly musical performances by individuals, church groups and local school choirs. There is also a live Nativity, a children’s craft room and local service opportunities. 

The family friendly event is free to attend. It takes place 4-8 p.m. Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 7036 McIlwaine Road, Huntersville. 

Details: or the Community Nativity Festival on Facebook.  


Lupus Foundation meets

GASTONIA – The November support group meeting of the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter is for those living with lupus, their family and caregivers.

It takes place 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Gaston County at United Baptist Church, 1970 Lowell Bethesda Road, Gastonia.

The group provides participants with an opportunity to receive introductory information about lupus, encourage the expression of concerns, provide an opportunity to share experiences, encourage and support positive coping strategies, and emphasize the importance of medical treatment. Meeting programs vary from guest speakers to DVD presentations and open group discussion.

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month. There is no charge to attend the meeting, and drop-ins are welcome. Contact the LFANC or at 877-849-8271 ext. 1. For more information, visit


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