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. Continue reading
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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 around the rear of the building and into an adjacent neighborhood. No weapon was presented during the incident. Officers circulated the area and were unable to locate the suspect.

Please contact Mint Hill Police at 704-545-1085 or Police Dispatch at 704-889- 2231 with any information on this incident.

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Police looking for man who robbed a Mint Hill restaurant at gunpoint

Mint Hill Police are looking for a man who robbed the China Express II in Mint Hill on March 3 at 10 pm. The suspect was described as a black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 200 pounds, with black, shoulder length dread locks. He was wearing black pants and black shirt. The suspect  had a handgun and made demands from the staff of the restaurant. He was last seen fleeing the scene on foot towards Idlewild Road.

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Matthews will host workshop on caring for trees

The town of Matthews will host a two-part workshop called, “A Homeowner’s Guide to Successful Tree Care” at 7 pm on March 29 and 10 am on April 2.
The workshop is sponsored by the Town of Matthews Appearance and Tree Advisory Committee. The classes will be held at the Matthews Community

The Mint Hill Times

Photo by SpecialKolin via Flickr

Center with the second class moving to Four Mile Greenway.
David Grant, an Urban Forester with Union County, will teach the class. David is a native of South Carolina and a graduate of Clemson University. He is a
certified arborist and a registered forester. He has an extensive background in professional tree care and urban forestry. He is chair of the N.C. Urban
Forest Council Executive Committee. He is a recipient of the N.C. Urban Forest Council’s Young Professional Award.
He will discuss the common mistakes and problems that may harm your tree as well as tree care, maintenance and what trees will work in your lawn.
Both classes will be held rain or shine and are free to the public. Dress comfortably and for outside weather.
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