News About Town: Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Martinez and Harvey spoke at the most recent council meeting (September 23). As members of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff Community Engagement Team, the sheriffs explained a few of the programs the team offers. Those programs include a Citizens Academy, active shooter presentations, and partnerships with churches to provide food pantries in areas of need. The team is working toward building positive relationships between law enforcement and the community.
News Around Town: Butler High School Principal John LeGrand was recently named Southeast Learning Community Principal of the Year. Now in his sixth year at Butler, LeGrand was principal at Bain Elementary before moving to Butler.
One Good Thing: Shana Tova! Rosh Hashanah, the two-day Jewish New Year celebration, began Sunday night and lasts through Tuesday at sundown. Rosh Hashanah, which literally means "head of the year" is the first of the Jewish High Holidays and is celebrated by blowing a shofar (a Ram's horn) as prescribed in the Torah and eating symbolic foods such as apples and honey to bring about a sweet year ahead. May the year 5780 bring peace, hope, happiness, and health to all!