The Pineville Pilot March News Briefs

CMC-Pineville to host ‘Heart Matters’ March 29

The Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute at Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, a branch of Carolinas HealthCare System, will host “Heart Matters” on March 29, a Saturday, from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m.

The event will focus on heart disease prevention, education, symptoms and awareness and will include breakout sessions led by the center’s experts. Complimentary health screenings also will be conducted. The breakout session topics will include risk factors for heart disease, exercise and fitness for heart health, cholesterol and heart disease, heart healthy recipes and healthy cooking alternatives.

The event will be held at the CMC-Pineville Conference Center, 10628 Park Road, and a light lunch will be served. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Call 704-667-6507 or visit to register. Same-day registration will start at 8:15 a.m. the morning of the event.


Town approves study for reorganization of Pineville police

The Pineville Town Council approved an agreement with US ISS Agency, LLC, an investigative security service, to conduct a workload analysis study on the Pineville Police Department.

The study will capture necessary data needed to complete the reorganization of the police department and would gather information on the number of calls for service, types of calls, response times, etc. The study also would compare data to the number and classifications of officers the department currently staffs. The information would be used to help reorganize the police department in the most efficient way, Pineville town administrator Haynes Brigman said.

ISS quotes $25,530 to conduct the study, according to a town memo. The money was not budgeted in the police department’s budget this fiscal year, so the study would come at an added expense to the

It’s still unclear when the last police department reorganization took place, Brigman said, but it has been more than 12 years. Larger police departments typically re-organize every five to seven years to ensure they continue to adequately meet the needs of the community. Small departments, like Pineville, may not re-organize as frequently.


Pineville police to participate in Operation Medicine Drop

The Pineville Police Department will participate in Operation Medicine Drop, a national medicine drop program, on Thursday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BI-LO.

Officers will be on hand at the store to collect unused or expired medication to ensure they are disposed of properly. Proper disposal of unused, expired or unwanted medication keeps at-risk medicine out of the hands of kids and out of the water system, according to the department’s website.

Sharp needles and biohazard materials will not be accepted. BI-LO is located at 9101 Pineville-Matthews Road.


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