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Open house this week for Carolina Thread Trail

Organizers of the Carolina Thread Trail want to hear from you. They invite you to  join them at a public Open House meeting at the Matthews Community Center (100 East McDowell Street in Matthews) from 5-7 pm so you can share your feedback and learn more about The Thread. The Thread Trail initiative is an […]

By |September 22nd, 2009|Development, Environment|9 Comments

MUMPO votes on Monroe bypass

Tired of having to use Highway 218 or the clogged Highway 74 to get to the beach? It might not be much longer before the Monroe connector is built. On Wednesday, the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO) endorsed Alternative D as the preferred alternative route for the Monroe Connector/Bypass and to support the proposed interchange at US 601. MUMPO is responsible for overseeing the development of the transportation system in Mecklenburg and Union Counties. The bypass is scheduled to open in 2013.


By |September 18th, 2009|Transportation|7 Comments

Matthews Help Center to celebrate 30 years of giving back to the community

The Matthews Help Center will have its 30th anniversary celebration this Saturday, September 19 from 10 am to 3 pm. The event will take place at its location at 119 North Ames Street in downtown Matthews.

There will be lots of inexpensive food including Hot Dogs – $1, Chips – $.50,  Drinks – $.50, Popcorn – […]

By |September 15th, 2009|Non-profit|0 Comments

NCDOT travel info now on Twitter

Finding out if an accident will delay your morning commute is as easy as looking at your cell phone.

The N.C. Department of Transportation now offers travel information for motorists and ferry passengers on Twitter, a free social-networking Web site.

“A quick check of Twitter can make for a quicker trip to work,” said Gov. Bev Perdue. “State government and our DOT are using 21st century technology to connect you to up-to-date travel information so you don’t start or end your day in a frustrating logjam or bottleneck.” […]

By |August 31st, 2009|Raleigh, Transportation|1 Comment