The Town of Midland now extends to the Mecklenburg County line. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, Midland Town Council approved the voluntary annexation of a 105-acre tract that adjoins the Mecklenburg County line. “We are excited to see our town grow to the Mecklenburg County line and appreciative of the Brock and Gullege families for joining us,” Mayor John Crump said. “With significant highway frontage, close proximity to I-485, and convenient rail access, this tract is a prime candidate for future development,” Town Manager Doug Paris said. “Town staff will work closely with the families and their broker on development proposals for the site.” The Aberdeen Carolina Western Railway is a dedicated freight short-line that connects to both Northfolk Southern and CSX lines. It was instrumental in landing Intertape Polymer Group’s $40M advanced manufacturing facility in February of last year.