From Joe Marusak with the Charlotte Observer:

“Belmont’s Main Street has been recognized as a ‘Great Main Street’ by the North Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association’s Great Places Initiative.

Belmont’s nomination highlighted the role its Main Street plays as a center of vibrant activity that includes a thriving business community, the reuse of a former general store and a department store, family-friendly entertainment and active living – all while retaining its ‘small town’ feel.”

Read more from the Charlotte Observer here.