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Matthews offering grants to downtown businesses

The Town of Matthews is launching a Façade Enhancement Grant program for businesses in the Downtown Overlay District. Businesses in this district may apply for funds to improve the facades of their buildings.
Projects that may be eligible include: canvas style awnings, paint removal from brick surfaces, cornice repairs, mortar repair, masonry repair and/or cleaning, repair/replacement of windows and doors, removal of false facades and other inappropriate additions and pedestrian friendly enhancements. […]

By |March 15th, 2011|Development, Matthews|0 Comments

Matthews Police update last month’s fatal motorcycle accident

Matthews police have updated the information on the accident between an SUV and a motorcyle in February that killed two people. Craig Anderson (37) of Monroe and passenger Tiffany Johnson (24) of Matthews were pronounced dead shortly after the accident.

Police thought that the person driving the SUV at the time was Gloria Escobar of Charlotte. However, they learned that she was actually the passenger and the driver was 37 year old Alfredo Luna Morales of Charlotte.

See a picture of the SUV after the accident here.

Morales has been charged with resisting a public officer by obstructing or delaying an investigation and driving without an operator’s
license. Warrants were issued for Mr. Morales and he was arrested for those two misdemeanor charges. Morales is being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail on an immigration detainer for not being a legal resident of the United States. […]

By |March 15th, 2011|Matthews, Police|4 Comments

Mint Hill resident a finalist for national prize

Jean Grayson of Mint Hill was named a semifinalist for the Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame, a program dedicated to “celebrating everyday people who possess the same persevering spirit as the Energizer Bunny® and use that determination to make a difference.”

In January, baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and Energizer began a national search for the next member of the Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame. From all of the submissions received, Grayson’s nomination rose to the top. She is now one of 100 Semifinalists in the running to become the 2011 Inductee into the Energizer Keep Going® Hall of Fame. […]

By |March 15th, 2011|Around Town, Good deeds|0 Comments

Subway restaurant robbed

Mint Hill Police reported that the Subway restaurant on Lawyers Road was robbed last Saturday night. Employees said that a black male entered the store wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white shirt or cloth covering his face and demanded the money from the store. He then left the store with an undisclosed amount of money on foot […]

By |March 15th, 2011|Police|1 Comment