In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, construction crews of women volunteers, including recording artist Trisha Yearwood, will be pounding nails and raising walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2 – 10. Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity of Matthews are looking for local women volunteers to work one day on a Habitat Matthews’ construction site during the nine-day event. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary. Continue reading
Mint Hill Masonic Lodge (#742) celebrated its 40th anniversary two weeks ago. The Lodge has steadily grown over the 40 years from 109 charter members in 1969 to 454 present members. In the pictures:
The cake that Lodge Chef Bob Bryant made for the occasion.[singlepic id=793 w=320 h=240 float=center]
Don Wilson(MOC) introducing the Master of the Lodge, John Trail.[singlepic id=791 w=320 h=240 float=center] Continue reading
The AVID Program at Independence High School is proud to announce that two students have been named Dell Scholars by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. Breanne Ross and Ketwanna Clifton each will receive a $20,000 scholarship to aid them as they pursue their college education. Breanne will attend Appalachian State University and Ketwanna will attend Catawba College in Salisbury. The two Patriot seniors are part of 300 others around the country awarded the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s scholarship.
Crestdale Middle staff and students will celebrate being named a “School to Watch” today at 1 pm. The national award recognizes middle schools for success in four areas: academic achievement, adolescent development, equitable education and organizational processes for academic growth. Special guests at today’s celebration include Board of Education member Ken Gjertsen, Superintendent Dr. Peter C. Gorman and Area Superintendent Nancy Bartles.