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Golf tournament raises funds for Matthews D.A.R.E.

The Matthews Police Department and local Oasis Shriners recently partnered together to hold a golf tournament to raise funds for the DARE Program. The Matthews Police Department is only one of two departments in Mecklenburg County who have DARE Programs.

This year more than 1,200 fifth and seventh grade students attending school in Matthews will benefit […]

By |November 12th, 2010|Matthews|0 Comments

Mint Hill officer crashes car on Idlewild Road

A Mint Hill Police officer was involved in a vehicle crash in the 10600 block of Idlewild Road yesterday morning at 12:30 am. According to Mint Hill police, the officer sustained no injuries and was not responding to a call at the time of the crash. The crash is under investigation by the […]

By |November 12th, 2010|Police|41 Comments

Large and loud crowd doesn’t deter CMS Board from closing schools

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted to adopt proposed changes to more than 60 of the district’s 178 schools following a five-month comprehensive review of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in the midst of a severe funding shortage.

The most contentious battle came from supporters of Waddell High School who at least wanted to delay the vote with the hopes that their school would be saved. The board rejected the proposal to delay the vote, prompting a chant of “No justice no peace” from some in the audience. One woman was arrested as a result.

The board later voted for most of the changes and closings to the 60 schools as recommended by staff. This means Waddell students would be shifted to Harding, and Smith Academy would take the Waddell building.

“We made painful decisions to close and consolidate schools and move children, teachers and staff based on whether schools were underperforming, underutilized or both – with the goal of putting affected students in better-performing, better-utilized schools and cutting buildings first before teachers and programs,” said Eric C. Davis, chairperson of the Board of Education. “It was crucial to make decisions now so families, teachers and staff throughout the system would have time to make plans for the school year ahead. We believe the changes being made will give children in this community the best education possible during these trying times.” […]

By |November 10th, 2010|Schools|2 Comments

Law firm donates computers to Habitat Matthews

Habitat Matthews and Weaver, Bennett & Bland,P.A.  have entered into a partnership that will net the non-profit 15 computers. Weaver, Bennett & Bland,P.A are getting a new set of 15 computers and will donate their few-years-old CPUs to Habitat. “The partners at the firm have a strong desire to keep the computers in the community, […]

By |November 10th, 2010|Non-profit|3 Comments