Clear Creek donates water to Haiti

It wasn’t long after the earthquake hit Haiti a few weeks ago that Clear Creek Elementary began raising funds to donate water to the devastated country. The water was delivered so fast, the school didn’t even have a chance to hold a official check donation ceremony. The school got that opportunity last Friday, presenting a ceremonial check in the amount of $1,600.


Pedestrian killed on Independence Blvd

A Pineville man was struck by a car and killed on Independence Boulevard in Matthews Saturday night.  When officers arrived  they found the victim, Jack Anthony Sweeney (W/M d.o.b. 08/24/1982) of Pineville, N.C. lying in the center lane of U.S. 74. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Continue reading


Suspect caught in Rite Aid armed robbery

Matthews Police were able to track down an armed robbery suspect on Saturday. Moritz Alexander Huber was arrested after robbing at knife point the Rite Aid on John Street and then fleeing on foot. Here’s the press release from the Matthews Police Department:

On Saturday, February 6, 2010 at approximately 2:45 PM, a white male entered the Rite Aid pharmacy located at 630 W. John St. He went to the front cashier and began to make a purchase. When the cash drawer opened the subject jumped the counter and threatened the clerk with a knife. The suspect took money from the register and left the store on foot. Continue reading


It’s official: Monroe Hardware coming to Mint Hill

As we reported more than six months ago, Monroe Hardware will open a store in Mint Hill. The hardware company, which started in 1886, will move into the space that used to be occupied by Harris Teeter in the Mint Hill Festival shopping center. The store specializes in unique hardware items as well as power tools, feeds, and gardening supplies. One of the founders of the store was William Henry Belk, the founder of Belk Department Stores.

Pick up next week’s Mint Hill Times for more on this story.

Here are some pictures of the store in Monroe.