Realtors get together to help repair Habitat for Humanity homes

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Realtor Care Day was held last week, as agents representing Mathers Realty, Grace Realty Group, Henderson Properties, Helen Adams, Dickens Mitchner and Cottingham Chalk all participated to help families on Selma Burke Lane and George Clay Lane in Matthews. This is a Habitat for Humanity neighborhood with homes needing some maintenance and repair. The group worked all day Friday to help 10 families unable to perform the work themselves. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Middle to observe Memorial Day with Wall of Remeberance

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Mint Hill Middle School will be observing Memorial Day with a Wall of Rememberance. This observance, sponsored by the STAR community outreach club, will honor those who have given their lives in the service of their country during any conflict. The school is asking the community to send the name and branch of service of any fallen soldier you know to the school in care of Pat Plummer (p.plummer@cms.k12.nc.us) or send the name to the school office to be placed in the special box. These service members do not have to be from the area community.

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Butler literary magazine to publish final edition

Friday marks the 12th and final edition of Butler High School’s Pawprint Literary Magazine. The Pawprint 2009 Literary Magazine release party and Artists Tea will be held at 1 pm in the Media Center. The award winning Butler jazz band will provide entertainment throughout the event. Because of budget cuts the creative writing class will no longer be offered to students as an elective. Continue reading

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Better to burn out than fade away: Oakboro begins a new season of Cruise Ins

oakboro-cruise-inGreat weather and the season’s first burnout brought around 8,000 people out for the Oakboro Cruise-in and Burnout on Friday. Organizers estimated 400 bright, shiny street rods and classic cars lined the streets and parking lots. The event is always held the fourth Friday of each month and is the largest cruise-in held in a North Carolina downtown. For more information, visit www.OakboroCruiseIn.com.

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Bevy of book sales at the Public Library

April 17, 2009 (Charlotte, NC) – Want to know one of a book lover’s best kept secrets? The answer is shopping at library book sales for lightly worn, but well-loved books at low prices. Many libraries use book sales as an opportunity to purge their shelves of older materials. Often, donations that were not able to be distributed in the collection are also for sale. All proceeds benefit the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC), helping to improve general library offerings.

Book sales are organized by PLCMC and its supporters. The sales listed below are just a sample of what’s to come. Be sure to check out the library events Web page for book sale updates.

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Women needed for Habitat for Humanity project

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In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, construction crews of women volunteers, including recording artist Trisha Yearwood, will be pounding nails and raising walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2 – 10. Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity of Matthews are looking for local women volunteers to work one day on a Habitat Matthews’ construction site during the nine-day event. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary. Continue reading

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