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SAT scores rise at CMS

Testing data released by the College Board Aug. 25 showed that average SAT scores in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools rose slightly in 2009 while national and state scores declined. The district’s top performers continued to outscore their state and national peers, scoring 30 points above the nation’s high-fliers and 45 points higher than those in North Carolina.

In the combined verbal, math and writing, Butler students averaged 1,553 while Independence students averaged 1,347. […]

By |August 26th, 2009|Schools|5 Comments

Matthews Alive! poster art contest winner announced

Elaina Henderlite is the winner of the 2009 Matthews Alive! Art Contest. Each year the Matthews Alive! Festival organizers host the Poster Art Competition. The art is used on festival posters, t-shirts, event guides and other items related to the annual festival. Artists were asked to design their posters around this year’s theme for the festival “Hometown Matthews – 4 Days or Forever.” […]

By |August 25th, 2009|Matthews|26 Comments

When will the blinking signal at Hwy. 51 and Lebanon start working?

You may have driven up Highway 51 in the past couple of weeks and wondered, when will this traffic light stop blinking and begin to work like it’s supposed to? Town Manager Brian Welch contacted the NCDOT they said the traffic light will officially begin working tomorrow, August 26. The lights, Welch was told by […]

By |August 25th, 2009|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Meeting tomorrow night at town hall

The Board of Commissioners of the Town of Mint Hill will hold a called meeting on Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 pm in the John M. McEwen Assembly Room, Mint Hill Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the opportunity for the Board to discuss the composition of a Comprehensive Land […]

By |August 25th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parent University cranks back up at CMS

Back to School for parents – Back to school isn’t just for kids. Thanks to programs like Parent University, thousands of adult learners will also be tackling new subjects this fall. More than 70 course topics are available for families this fall, including gang awareness, how to talk to your teen, and preparing for teacher […]

By |August 25th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Matthews redefines its historic preservation outlook

by DillonH

A Historic Preservation Task Force appointed by Matthews Mayor Lee Myers has completed their work and presented their recommendations to the Matthews Board of Commissioners tonight.

The group began meeting in November 2008. They were charged with answering three questions: What is the future of the history in Matthews? Do we need a plan to preserve the history of Matthews? If so, what should the plan look like and whose responsibility is it to preserve the history of Matthews?

The Task Force was co-chaired by Mayor Pro-Tem Jim Taylor and Paula Lester of the Matthews Historical Foundation. The group made the following recommendations: […]

By |August 24th, 2009|History, Matthews|0 Comments