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Students create art to show how they would prevent violence

Students from Matthews Elementary School recently participated in a Silence the Violence Poster Contest. The contest is sponsored annually by the Matthews Police Department. Students are asked to tell a story on how they will work to prevent violence using their artistic skills.
Winners of the contest are invited to spend the day shadowing the Mayor, Town Manager, Police […]

By |May 13th, 2011|Matthews, Police, Schools|2 Comments

Matthews town manager delivers budget to the board

There will be no tax or fee increase in the town of Matthews if the town board approves the budget submitted to them Monday by Town Manager Hazen Blodgett. The fiscal year 2011-2012 budget proposed by Blodgett would be $18,517,074. The budget reflects a revenue neutral tax rate due to the county’s property revaluation.  Revenue neutral is the tax rate that will bring in the same amount of tax revenue as the current tax rate and is increased to reflect growth in the tax base between reappraisals.

Town Board members will make a decision on the tax rate and the Town budget before June 30, 2011 as required by state law.

“We continue to experience the effects of the recession with limited revenues. Over the last two years we have made significant cuts to our budget. We have put off purchasing equipment and resources as well as not replacing vacant positions,” said Blodgett. “In this year’s budget we have been able to include some items that we have put off replacing as we expect to see a slight increase in our revenues and we do not want to experience any negative impact to the services we provide our citizens.”

A public hearing will be held on the budget on May 23 at 7 pm. […]

By |May 12th, 2011|Matthews|0 Comments

Mint Hill Police warn of scammers

Mint Hill Police are reporting that several citizens in the town have called to verify whether the department is soliciting money over the phone. Police say they are not soliciting money over the phone, and the phone calls are the work of scammers. They said that if you get a phone call asking for money, […]

By |May 10th, 2011|Around Town, Police|0 Comments

Safety issues at Rocky River High School getting more attention

WCNC reported today about the safety concerns Mint Hill Police Chief Tim Ledford has about Rocky River High School. Two weeks ago, Ledford told Mint Hill Board of Commissioners that their radios do not work in the school. He also said that with only one resource officer at the school, Mint Hill Police are having […]

By |May 10th, 2011|Around Town, Police|2 Comments

Mike Newsome Accepts Coaching Position at A.L. Brown

On Monday A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis announced Butler’s Mike Newsome would be taking over as head coach of their football team.
“It was an extremely tough decision.  My wife and I sat down and we discussed the pros and cons.  In the end I think this is the best decision for me.  The opportunity to […]

By |May 9th, 2011|Butler High School, Sports|24 Comments

Tucker: ‘We have the resources to become energy independent’

Tommy Tucker (R-35), who represents the Mint Hill area in the North Carolina Senate, released this video about an energy bill he is co-sponsoring with Bob Rucho and Harry Brown.

The bill, predictably called the Energy Jobs Act, will make off shore drilling for natural gas possible in the state, as well as other energy exploration.

 

By |May 9th, 2011|Environment, Raleigh|0 Comments