Matthews resident starts Big Brother tonight

BIG BROTHER 11Jordan 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.


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. Continue reading


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 treated on the scene for heat related issues. The fire was extinguished quickly and there were no other injuries reported.

Matthews Fire & EMS Department was assisted by Providence Fire Department, Stallings Fire Department, and the Charlotte Fire Department Haz-Mat Team.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


Matthews Mayor Lee Myers will not seek 10th term

mayor-lee-myersTown 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 member before he was elected mayor in 1991. He has served continuously as Mayor since that time.

“I have always stood for openness and fairness in government; professionally managed and operated government; visionary and progressive government; government that promotes citizen participation and volunteerism and securing a fair share of regional revenues,” he said.

Born April 19, 1951 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina to Charles T. Myers, attorney and former Mecklenburg County Commissioner and Dottie Myers. Mayor Myers is married to Lucinda and the father of two grown children, Matthew and Amanda.

Mayor Myers graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1969. He received a B.A. from East Carolina University in 1973 and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1976. Mayor Myers has practiced law in Mecklenburg County from 1976 to the present. He currently practices with his son, Matthew Myers, forming the Myers Law Firm, PLLC.


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 Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department and the Charlotte Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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: Continue reading