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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mint Hill Mayor Ted Biggers participated in the Levine Senior Center’s 3rd Annual Rock-a-thon this past Saturday. The Levine Senior Center raised more than $12,000 in this fundraising event. Ted Biggers, Jim Taylor (Matthew mayor) and Lynda Paxton (Stallings mayor) were challenged to see who would raise the most money for the center and be declared the “Mayor who Rocks”. […]
The Butler High School girls basketball team defeated Northwest Guilford 50-40 on Wednesday night in the second round of the North Carolina 4A state playoffs. Cierra Burdick led all scorers with 26 points. Mayhana Dunovant scored 11 for Butler, who now posts a 29-0 record for the season. The Butler ladies will play Dudley (Greensboro) […]