Incoming CMS Supt. Heath Morrison held a media briefing May 25 at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center. Dr. Morrison unveiled his entry plan, which establishes a framework for his few months on the job. He officially begins his new duties on July 2, but has been visiting Mecklenburg County regularly since being appointed in April.
The Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas (AFMAC) will present a documentary entitled Honoring Our Heroes- The American POW Experience. WWII 1939-1949 honoring ex-prisoners of war at two venues: Friday, June 1 at 7:30 pm at St. Sarkis Armenian Church, 7000 Park Road, Charlotte and Wednesday, June 6 at Matthews Community Center, 100 […]
The Planning Board met Monday at the Town Hall to approve the minutes of the March 22 meeting and to discuss and recommend the rezoning request filed by Sullivan, Burd and Roupas, LLC. The dentists are asking to construct a new building at 6332 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
The first approval made by the Planning Board was […]
Long-time Independence High School chemistry teacher, Melissa Bliss, did something crazy before Mother’s Day—she went sky diving. She made a trip down to Skydive Carolina in Chester, South Carolina, where she met up with her tandem partner, the man who would be latched onto her when she made her big leap towards the ground.
There are a couple of procedures, including picking a flight suit, watching an informational video and doing a series of exercises before jumping.
“It was a very quick process before we went up in the air, the instructors made it out to be no big deal, so I wasn’t quite nervous.” Bliss said.
She paid extra for a videographer to go skydiving with her so he could take pictures and even make a video, so she could show her friends and family.
“It made a great, and shocking, Mother’s Day present for my mother,” she said. […]
The Mint Hill Park on Fairview hosted the Matthews-Mint Hill American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life May 18-19. Teams raised money for the walk and set up booths, selling treats and passing out literature. Throughout the night at least one team member was required to be on the track, representing the sleeplessness of cancer and […]
Lifetime Mint Hill residents Alton and Kathy Grayson are proud grandparents of a newly accepted Naval cadet. Reid Grayson, son of Brent and Rebecca Grayson, will attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland this fall on a soccer scholarship.
Reid graduates this spring from Nations Ford High School. His soccer skills took him to national playoffs for numerous seasons, and college scouts had their eyes on him.
After visiting several university campuses, Reid decided to join the Navy and attend the Naval Academy, where applicants rely on nominations from members of Congress. Reid interviewed with and was nominated by South Carolina Representative Mick Mulvaney. […]