City, county closings for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving turkey

Surrounding cities and counties have announced the following closings for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

All Charlotte city and county offices will be closed Nov. 24 and 25. This includes all units of the Department of Social Services, the Tax Office, Elections Office, the Register of Deeds Office, and the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA) Office.

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

On Thanksgiving Day, buses, trains and the streetcar will operate on a Sunday schedule.

On Friday, Nov. 25, buses, trains and the streetcar will operate on a Saturday schedule. The CATS Pass Sales & Information Office and Call Center will be closed both days.

CharMeck 311

CharMeck 311 will be closed Nov. 24 and 25, 2016.

CharMeck 311's normal hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Solid Waste Services

Trash and recycling will not be picked up on Thanksgiving Day. Thursday collections will be picked up on Friday, and Friday collections will be picked up on Saturday.

Animal Care and Control

Animal Care and Control will be closed on Nov. 24 and 25.

The Department of Social Services Care Line (704-336-CARE or 704-336-2273) operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to receive reports of suspected abuse or neglect of children, the elderly or disabled adults.

The Health Department will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.

The Main Library and all library branches will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and be closed on Thanksgiving Day. All library facilities will be open on Friday, Nov. 25.

Park and Recreation administrative offices and all facilities will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Park and Recreation administrative offices, along with Recreation and Senior Centers, the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, the Marion Diehl Pool and Ray’s Splash Planet will be closed on Friday, Nov. 25. Nature centers will be open normal hours on Nov. 25. 

Grayson SkatePark will operate from 10 a.m.-6 pm.. on Friday, Nov. 25.

City of Concord 

Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday’s garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection by Waste Pro will operate on a normal schedule next week. However, Thursday and Friday customers will have a one-day delay, with Thursday’s items collected on Friday, and Friday’s items collected on Saturday.

All customers are asked to place yard waste at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, November 21. Yard waste will be collected by the end of the day Wednesday, November 23. There will be no loose leaf collection scheduled next week, and cycle two continues with Thursday route customers on Monday, November 28.

Customers are reminded that all garbage, recycling, and bulky waste must be placed at curb by 6:00 a.m. on their collection day. If items are set out after 6:00 a.m., they may not be located and miss collection. Customers should consider placing items at the curb after 5:00 p.m. the night before, and can click here to verify their collection schedule.

Rider Transit will not be in service on Thursday, November 24, resuming normal service on Friday, November 25.

City parks and greenways will be open on the normal schedule. The Academy and Logan Recreation Centers (Hartsell is under renovation) will be closed on Thursday, November 24; open from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 25; and open from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 26.

The public is reminded to participate in Concord's Holiday kickoff events this weekend, including the Tree Lighting and Fireworks on Friday, November 18, and the 88th annual ACN Concord Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 19. The Tree Lighting and Fireworks are Sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System and Uwharrie Bank. The start of the parade will be marked by the sounding of the historic Gamewell Diaphone at Fire Station 1.

Cabarrus County 

Government offices, including the Cabarrus County Government Center, Human Services, Animal Shelter, County Landfill and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility will close on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of Thanksgiving.

All branches of the Cabarrus County Public Library close early, Wednesday, November 23, at 5 p.m., and remain closed through Saturday, November 26.

The Cabarrus County Senior Centers will close Thursday, November 24, through Saturday, November 26.
The Cabarrus County Landfill (4441 Irish Potato Road), opens Saturday, November 26, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Camp T.N. Spencer, Frank Liske and Vietnam Veterans parks close on Thursday, November 24, and open on Friday, November 25, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Republic Services curbside garbage and recyclable collections for residents in unincorporated parts of Cabarrus are on a one-day delay.

City of Hickory

Offices on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, but garbage and recycling pick-up will continue without interruption.

The City of Hickory offices will re-open on Monday, November 28, at 8:30 a.m.

Other city department closings and/or schedule changes:

Hickory Public Library
Hickory Public Library, the Patrick Beaver Memorial main facility and the Ridgeview Branch, will close early on Wednesday, November 23 at 6 p.m. and remain closed Thursday and Friday.  The library will reopen at its regular hours on Saturday, November 26.

Parks and Recreation Department
The administrative offices are closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.

All recreation centers will close early on Wednesday, November 23 at 6 p.m. and remain closed Thursday and Friday. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, November 26.

Parks are open 365 days a year.

York County

County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25; and will resume normal operations on Monday, November 28.

The 16 collection & recycling centers will be closed on Thursday, November 24; and will resume normal operations on Friday, November 25.

The county landfill will be closed on Thursday, November 24; and will resume normal operations on Friday, November 25.