Pipe project coming to downtown Matthews in June

Starting June 15, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities contractor will replace and extend an existing 8-inch sewer pipe that serves several downtown businesses near the Trade Street/John Street intersection in the heart of downtown Matthews.

The project, expected to last up to two weeks, will involve a 4-day traffic detour from June 15-18, between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. The new sewer pipe needs to be replaced to alleviate service problems with the existing line. Building the new line a little bit longer than the current one will allow additional downtown businesses an alternative way to connect to the system and enhance their existing sewer service. Continue reading


MH Police bust indoor pot growers


Officers Forster (front), Blevins (left) and Garrison.

Mint Hill Police served a search warrant on a residence located at 10528 Truelight Church Road. Officers Blevins and Forster obtained this search warrant by investigating an anonymous tip received by the Mint Hill Police Department. Officers seized several marijuana plants from the basement of this residence. The marijuana plants were being grown using special grow lamps, and a homemade irrigation system. Officers also seized several items of drug paraphernalia associated with manufacturing, distributing and using illegal drugs. Officers arrested eight people in the house, five for possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of marijuana, and three for possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling for use and sale of illegal substances, and manufacture a controlled substance.


Matthews to discuss boundaries for high schools

A Community Forum on Public Education will be held at 7 p., this Sunday, June 7, at Matthews Town Hall. Anyone who would like to voice an opinion on public education issues, and the proposed CMS high school boundaries is invited to attend.

Matthews Mayor Lee Myers will moderate the meeting. This is not an official Matthews Town Board meeting. However, members of the Town Council are interested in hearing what the public has to say regarding issues pertaining to education. At 7 pm on Monday, June 8, during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Matthews Town Board, the board will discuss and consider action on the proposed CMS pupil assignment plan.


$50,000 lottery ticket purchased at Food Lion on Monroe Road

060320103Three North Carolina Powerball tickets are worth $50,000 each following the Saturday, May 30 Powerball drawing. The Power Play multiplier was five and each matched four out of five white balls plus the Power Ball. The tickets, sold in New Bern as well as Mecklenburg and Onslow counties, have yet to be claimed. The ticket in Mecklenburg County was sold at the Food Lion at Sardis and Monroe roads.


New classes offered at Matthews Crews Recreation Center

Line Dancin'
Two new classes will be offered at the Crews Road Recreation Center in Matthews: Line Dancing and Linercise.

Line Dancing: Learn easy and fun-to-do line dance steps to a variety of music such as Big Band Era, Broadway Show tunes and Country. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary and no partner needed. Wear comfortable shoes, preferably with smooth soles. Class is on Wednesdays, from 4-5 pm, beginning June 3. Cost is $3 per class.

Linercise: A low-impact, up-tempo line dancing class with stretching, light weights lifting and moves to improve your breathing and balance. It’s a light-hearted class done to fun music. Class is on Mondays, 4-5 pm, beginning June 1. Cost is $3 per class.

For more information call the center at 704-708-4405.


Health talk this weekend at MH Farmers’ Market

100_7238This Saturday, June 6, the Charlotte Medical Clinic—Mint Hill will offer the second in a series of Health Talks presented by the doctors at the clinic. Dr. Stephanie Simon presented the first workshop on osteoporosis and provided free bone density screenings. (See picture.)  On Saturday, Dr. Glen Powell will speak to visitors about menopause, at 10am in the Ashcraft Schoolhouse at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village. Once a month during the Farmers’ Market, a doctor from CMC will speak on another subject and offer other free screenings.