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Matthews resident starts Big Brother tonight

Jordan Lloyd of Matthews will appear on her first episode of Big Brother on CBS tonight at 8 pm. Lloyd, 22,  currently lives in a small apartment with her mom and brother, but if she wins the reality show, will put a down payment on new house for her mom.

By |July 9th, 2009|Matthews|1 Comment

Civitan Club begins in Matthews

A new Civitan Luncheon club is forming in Matthews. Club organizers invite community residents to attend organizational meetings held at Beantown Tavern. The club meets on Wednesdays from 12 till 1 pm. Once the club becomes officially chartered, the meetings will change to twice a month.

Civitan is a worldwide organization of everyday citizens who want to make a difference in their community. Members enjoy personal and professional development opportunities while focusing on helping others. Civitan’s major emphasis is to help people with development disabilities. Civitan funds the Civitan International Research Center, a developmental disability research and treatment facility located at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. […]

By |July 6th, 2009|Matthews, Non-profit|0 Comments

Fire at East Coast Container Corporation quickly contained

There was a fire at East Coast Container Corporation Monday around 4:45 p.m. The business is located in the 3200 block of Campus Ridge Road. The fire started in the office area and spread to the paint booths. At no time was there a problem with the air quality in the area. Two firefighters were […]

By |June 30th, 2009|Matthews|0 Comments

Matthews Mayor Lee Myers will not seek 10th term

Town of Matthews Mayor Lee Myers announced today he will not seek a 10th term.  Myers has served as mayor of the town for 18 years – currently he is the longest serving active mayor in Mecklenburg County.

Myers was first elected to the Matthews Town Council in 1987. He completed two terms as a council […]

By |June 30th, 2009|Matthews|1 Comment

Fire damages home in Matthews

A house was heavily damaged by fire Saturday afternoon around 4 pm in Matthews. The house is located at 2535 Sam Newell Road. When firefighters arrived flames could be seen burning through the roof. Two firefighters were treated at the scene for heat-related issues. No other injuries were reported.

Matthews Fire & EMS Department was assisted […]

By |June 29th, 2009|Matthews|0 Comments

Children’s World Museum heading to Matthews?

Jerry and Sue Helms, the founders of the Children’s World Museum, will present an overview of the museum to the Matthews town council tonight. Jerry Helms said last week he had a few locations in mind to move the museum. The museum was closed abruptly last week after Helms got word that the Mint Hill was not going to help with funding. The museum was costing around $4,000 a month to operate, most of that in rent money. Here’s the rest of the Matthews meeting agenda for tonight: […]

By |June 22nd, 2009|Matthews, Non-profit|1 Comment