Fun run for Special Olympics this weekend

Queen’s Grant Prep School has organized a fun run this weekend at Pine Lake Country and the Farmwood development. The run will raise money for the Special Olympics. Queen’s Grant barely pulled off the event, as they had to get on the town’s Board of Commissioners agenda at the last minute. The board voted 5-0 to allow the school to host the fun run. Police Chief Tim Ledford said he will donate his time to provide security for the event, and he has a plan in place in case of an emergency. The run takes place between 10-11 am Saturday morning. After the run there will be a polar plunge at the Pine Lake swimming pool.

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Haiti organization with local ties releases video

The Mint Hill Times wrote about the husband and wife team Allan and Gail Beisiegel, members of Blair Road United Methodist Church in Mint Hill, who were in Haiti on an annual mission trip when the earthquake struck last month. They worked with the St. Joesph Family, an organization which helps boys who live on the streets as well as kids with disabilities. Here’s the organization’s latest video: Then and Now.

St. Joseph Family: then & now from Miriam Sauls on Vimeo.

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Road improvements coming up next month

Matthews announced this week that improvements to N. Trade Street and Matthews Mint Hill Road will begin March 1, weather permitting. The work on N. Trade Street is designed to make the street more pedestrian friendly and beautify the downtown area. Crosswalk and sidewalk improvements will be completed as part of the plan. Both N. Trade Street and Matthews Mint Hill Road will be repaved. The project is expected to take one month. Staff is working to minimize the impact on businesses and residents. Continue reading

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