Suspect sought in Matthews theft

qs5Matthews Police are seeking a suspect in an auto break-in at Quantum Security, located off Independence Boulevard. A suspect broke into a company van and stole a number of cordless power tools. Security cameras at the site were able to capture photos of the suspect. Continue reading


Back-to-school hotline to open July 20

The Red PhoneCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will open the back-to-school information hotline (980-343-5335) on Monday, July 20. Customer-service representatives will answer questions from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday (CMS is on a four-day work week through Aug. 13). On Monday, Aug. 17, the information hotline will begin operating Monday through Friday through Sept. 4. The operating hours will remain the same. The media is invited to visit the information hotline center (1609 Alleghany St.) for interviews and photo opportunities on July 20 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
The information hotline provides parents and families with information on student assignment and enrollment, child-nutrition services and bell schedules. This year, 22 customer-service representatives will provide information in English or Spanish. Nearly 25,000 calls were answered from the hotline and nearly 1,000 e-mails were answered last year.
Families can also visit the Family Application Center (700 Marsh Road) to obtain student-assignment and enrollment information or on the CMS Web site,


Gov. Perdue announces North Carolina in line to receive $8.8 million to help citizens buy energy-efficient appliances

Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that North Carolina is in line to receive $8.8 million in federal funds to help homeowners purchase energy-efficient appliances, from furnaces and room air conditioners to refrigerators and dishwashers. The money for ENERGY STAR rated appliances would be distributed through a program to be developed by the Energy Office along with the N.C. Office of Economic Recovery and Investment.

The funds are part of nearly $300 million from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act being distributed nationwide by the U.S. Department of Energy. Continue reading


Gamble with the NC Lottery for a chance to do some real gambling in Vegas

unknownFlop, turn and river—NCEL players can now try their hand and get a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker along with two other scratch-off games—5 Times Lucky and Easy 10—will be in stores starting Tuesday, July 14.

The World Series of Poker is a $5 scratch-off game with three 2nd chance drawings featuring a grand prize in each drawing of one World Series of Poker trip package for two to Las Vegas. The trips include four nights and five days deluxe hotel accommodations; roundtrip airfare; $500 spending money; and one seat at the 2010 World Series of Poker main event. Continue reading


The Four Mile Creek Greenway soon to be a reality

The Four Mile Creek Greenway will soon be a reality in Matthews following approval of a unique financial agreement between the Town of Matthews and Mecklenburg County.

“We want to extend our appreciation to the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners for agreeing to this unique financial partnership. By cooperatively working together the people of Matthews and Mecklenburg County will soon be able to enjoy a greenway while capitalizing on a favorable building climate. It is a win-win for all of us,” said Matthews Mayor Lee Myers. Continue reading