Matthews announced this week that improvements to N. Trade Street and Matthews Mint Hill Road will begin March 1, weather permitting. The work on N. Trade Street is designed to make the street more pedestrian friendly and beautify the downtown area. Crosswalk and sidewalk improvements will be completed as part of the plan. Both N. Trade Street and Matthews Mint Hill Road will be repaved. The project is expected to take one month. Staff is working to minimize the impact on businesses and residents. […]
WFAE is reporting that Matthews has spent $80,000 on lobbying help from the Ferguson Group in order to help its chances at more stimulus dollars. Yet Matthews has only taken in $35,000 in stimulus funds—money it probably would have received anyway.
A Pineville man was struck by a car and killed on Independence Boulevard in Matthews Saturday night. When officers arrived they found the victim, Jack Anthony Sweeney (W/M d.o.b. 08/24/1982) of Pineville, N.C. lying in the center lane of U.S. 74. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. […]
Matthews Police were able to track down an armed robbery suspect on Saturday. Moritz Alexander Huber was arrested after robbing at knife point the Rite Aid on John Street and then fleeing on foot. Here’s the press release from the Matthews Police Department:
On Saturday, February 6, 2010 at approximately 2:45 PM, a white male entered the Rite Aid pharmacy located at 630 W. John St. He went to the front cashier and began to make a purchase. When the cash drawer opened the subject jumped the counter and threatened the clerk with a knife. The suspect took money from the register and left the store on foot. […]