Day Care

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Two vigils were planned in Charlotte Sunday to remember victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris - one at mid-afternoon organized by leaders of the local French community at Freedom Park and another organized by the Islamic Center of Charlotte this evening at Marshall Park. Meanwhile, South Carolina authorities have been using a new law to check up on violations at small day cares, and the campaign has led to the closing of 56 day care homes.


Cabarrus County

Almost 400 children in Cabarrus County may lose access to a day care program designed to help their parents keep working.

The Cabarrus Child Care Subsidy program helps low-income families pay for day care so the parents have more time to maintain jobs or go to college. It currently serves about 1,500 children.

But county Director of Social Services Ben Rose said it can’t afford to keep serving that many because of federal and state budget cuts.

“Part of the challenge, too, is that we’ve had increased demand over the past year,” Rose said.