Rocking through the day

The fourth annual Rock a thon event was held at the Levine Senior Center last Saturday. The cause was to raise money for the center and its programs. There were crafts, virtual bowling, food and music. This is one of the center’s prority events according to Barbara Guthrie, assiatnt director. “We work on this all year long,” she said. “People bake. make crafts, donate crafts, all to support the center.” Continue reading

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Matthews Library honors volunteers at annual event

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Matthews Branch hosted its second annual Winter Celebration to honor volunteers on Sunday, February 12. Two volunteers, Feiwen Walker and Peggy Dixon, received the Ed Maag Volunteer of the Year Award for their dedication as volunteers for 2011. They each received an engraved glass star. Continue reading

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Fire next chapter in Ram history

By Joyce Lavene
Last week, an old problem was brought to the forefront of people’s minds once again. Four teenagers were questioned by Mecklenburg County Police after a fire was started at the Ram Leather Care building on Albemarle Road. All four were charged with trespassing. A 15-year-old in the group was also charged with burning a building. Continue reading

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New board  member wows crowd

By Joyce Lavene
More than 50 people turned out for an event billed as an education conversation on Monday night. Mint Hill Mayor Ted Biggers and Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor hosted the event at the Matthews Town Hall. All of the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners came out as well as most of the Matthews Town Council. Continue reading

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Sue Myrick will not seek another term in Congress

Sue Myrick announced today she will not seek another term representing District 9 in the U.S. Congress. She has represented the 9th District since 1995. Here’s the statement she released on Facebook today:

“After thoughtful discussion with my family, I have decided not to run for another term in Congress. I’m grateful for the privilege of serving you. We have all been blessed by staff members who truly care and delight in helping to solve problems for everyone in the district. Thanks for the trust you have placed in us all these years. We will spend the rest of the year working on the issues that are important to all of you – and I hope to be a positive influence in all our negotiations. I hope you will join me in praying that God will heal our nation. May God bless you and your family.”

 

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