Matthews home invasion case dropped

WSOC TV is reporting the home invasion incident last week where a Matthews resident on Springwater Road claimed he was held up at gun point and robbed of $25,000 my not have happened.

“There were a number of holes in the story we couldn’t explain,” said Officer Stason Tyrrell.


Queen’s Grant third graders hold economics fair

Students at Queen’s Grant Community Charter School got a taste of what it’s like to run a business Thursday as the school held its annual Third Grade Economics Fair. Each student designed their own business, along with a business plan, and set up a booth in the gymnasium. Products included popcorn, brownies, snow cones, tattoos (the non-permanent kind), hair coloring, nail coloring, various games, picture drawing and karaoke. Fake money was handed out to parents, teachers and other students who then could purchase goods and services. The third grade teachers are Ms. Murison, Mrs. Shelton and Mrs. DeBell. The principal of the school is Christy Morrin.



Butler High School Teaching Fellows and alternates announced

Butler High School
The following Butler High School Students were awarded Teaching Fellow Scholarships: Anastasia Nicole DeWolfe (Alt), William Tyler Jones, Megan Marie Kasper, Sarah Rose Kasper (Alt), Carrie Gabrielle Roth and Amanda Courtney Tant.  Jasmine Hunter of Independence High School was also selected. In all, 30 students from CMS either received the award or were selected as an alternate. For those keeping score, Wake County Schools had 74 students awarded the honor.


Myrick wants alternative to current budget

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) released the following statement today’s vote on the Fiscal Year 2010 budget:

“How is increasing taxes by $1.5 trillion over ten years, increasing discretionary spending by 8.6 percent, and bringing our total national debt to $17.1 trillion considered a responsible thing to do in this economy? I voted for a Republican Budget Alternative that controls spending, decreases taxes for families and small businesses, and stops putting trillions of debt on the shoulders of our children and grandchildren.”