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Living Legacy Tree selected in Matthews

A willow oak tree at Matthews Elementary School has been designated as the first Living Legacy Tree in Matthews. The tree is considered to be 80-100 years old. The Living Legacy Trees are trees with specific structural, species, historical or aesthetic characteristics that make them unique specimens and of value to the community.

The public is […]

By |January 18th, 2011|Matthews|0 Comments

Former Matthews resident donates bullet resistant vest for dog

Nell Robinson, a former resident of Matthews, donated a bullet resistant vest for Bosco, a K-9 dog, with the Matthews Police Department.
Bosco, who is of Belgium Malonis descent, joined the Matthews Police Department last year. He and Officer Jeff Corbett were at a community service event when Ms. Robinson met them.

“I had seen publicity about […]

By |January 17th, 2011|Matthews|0 Comments

Butler Basketball to play at Time Warner Arena

The Butler Bulldogs will compete against Winston-Salem Reynolds High School on Saturday at 2:00 pm at Time Warner Cable Arena in Uptown Charlotte.  The Bobcats will host the New Orleans Hornets at 7:00 pm on Saturday.  Several Bobcat players and Chris Paul of the Hornets are scheduled to attend the high school game.

A ticket purchased […]

By |January 14th, 2011|Butler High School, Sports|0 Comments

Fire victim thanks community for support

A Mint Hill family’s worst nightmare has come with a silver lining. On the evening of November 22, a spark escaped through a crack in the chimney and into the attic of Melissa Blando and her three kids’ home. The resulting fire caused enough damage that the house has to be torn down and rebuilt.
Melissa […]

By |January 14th, 2011|Around Town, Good deeds|0 Comments

What’s closed or open this MLK Day?

We already know that CMS will not honor MLK Day so that it can make up for recent snow days. But what else in the county will be closed or open? Here’s a list: […]

By |January 13th, 2011|Mecklenburg County|0 Comments

Organization that throws b-day parties for homeless children gets new name, location

Birthday Blessings is getting a name change and a new local facility. The nonprofit organization which was started to provide birthday parties for homeless children, will become Bright Blessings USA and will move its headquarters to Matthews.
The name change was a “strategic decision by the organization and its Board of Directors with twofold purpose: To […]

By |January 13th, 2011|Around Town, Matthews, Non-profit|0 Comments