Myrick votes for Defense bill

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) today voted in favor of the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act. The bill appropriates FY 2010 funds for the Department of Defense. The House version of the Defense Appropriations bill passed in July with Rep. Myrick’s support.

“The first priority of the United States government is to ensure national security,” Rep. Myrick said. “This bill adequately funds our military and ensures that our troops have the resources and equipment to defend our citizens”.

The FY 2010 bill includes increased funding for military compensation and military health care programs, as well as sufficient funding for the purchase of vital military equipment.

The FY 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill passed by a vote of 395-34.


Indy Principal Bosco speaks to Chamber

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Independence Principal Mark Bosco spoke to the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce’s Business Luncheon today at Jimmie’s. Read about what Bosco told Mint Hill business leaders in next Thursday’s Mint Hill Times.[nggallery id=107]


New mayor takes reigns in Matthews

download James (Jim) P. Taylor was sworn in as the 17th Mayor of Matthews Monday night. Taylor replaces R. Lee Myers who served as the Mayor of Matthews for 18 years.

Jim Taylor served on the Matthews Town Board for five terms having been elected in 1999. He is active in the community as a board member of the Matthews HELP Center and the Matthews Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors as treasurer and secretary. Throughout his ten years as a Town Board member he served on a number of committees and boards in the Town and region. Continue reading


Matthews residents: Town now offers merchandise for sale


The Town of Matthews has t-shirts, hats, fleece jackets and hooded sweatshirts available for purchase just in time for Christmas. All of the items feature the Town’s new logo.

The items are very affordable and are perfect gifts for anyone on your shopping list. Prices range from $10 for a t-shirt or ballcap to $25 for the fleece jackets. The hooded sweatshirts are $23.

You can purchase Town merchandise at the Matthews Chamber of Commerce located in the Matthews Visitor Center – Train Station at 210 Matthews Station Street. The Chamber of Commerce Office is open, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.