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Yikes! Gas prices up 16 cents in the past week

Now’s a great time to think about buying that hybrid car you’ve had your eye on. That’s because the average retail gasoline prices in Charlotte have risen 16.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.37/g as of Sunday. This is not far off from the national average which has increased 17.0 cents per […]

By |February 28th, 2011|Around Town, Transportation|0 Comments

Funeral arrangements set for CMPD officer who died in Mint Hill Friday

Funeral arrangements are set for CMPD Officer Fred Thornton who died Friday night. Thornton had just got back home in Mint Hill from serving a warrant and was conducting safety checks on his equipment when a flash-bang device exploded. Thornton leaves behind a wife and four children. He was a 28-year veteran of the police […]

By |February 28th, 2011|Around Town|0 Comments

Presbyterian Hospital named among Becker’s 50 best hospitals

Presbyterian Hospital has been named one of the 50 best hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Presbyterian is one of only three hospitals in the Carolinas, and the only hospital in the Charlotte region on the “best hospitals” list for 2011. Included among the list are nationally renowned medical centers such as Johns Hopkins, Cleveland […]

By |February 25th, 2011|Around Town, Development|0 Comments

Matthews Fire and EMS Department project almost complete

Parking and landscaping improvements at the Matthews Fire & EMS Department are nearing completion. This is the first major improvement to the site since the parking lot was constructed in the late 1980s. The wear and tear on a 30 year parking lot with 88,000 pound trucks entering and exiting the site had caused the lot to be in […]

By |February 25th, 2011|Matthews|0 Comments