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Former Matthews resident donates bullet resistant vest for dog

Nell Robinson, a former resident of Matthews, donated a bullet resistant vest for Bosco, a K-9 dog, with the Matthews Police Department.
Bosco, who is of Belgium Malonis descent, joined the Matthews Police Department last year. He and Officer Jeff Corbett were at a community service event when Ms. Robinson met them.

“I had seen publicity about […]

By |January 17th, 2011|Matthews|0 Comments

Organization that throws b-day parties for homeless children gets new name, location

Birthday Blessings is getting a name change and a new local facility. The nonprofit organization which was started to provide birthday parties for homeless children, will become Bright Blessings USA and will move its headquarters to Matthews.
The name change was a “strategic decision by the organization and its Board of Directors with twofold purpose: To […]

By |January 13th, 2011|Around Town, Matthews, Non-profit|0 Comments

Matthews Director of Public Works appointed to N.C. committee

Ralph Messera, Director of Public Works for the Town of Matthews, has been appointed to serve on a N.C. League of Municipalities Committee. He will serve a two year term on the General Government Legislative Action Committee.

His work on the committee will include considering and developing the proposed legislative agenda for the Towns and Cities […]

By |January 3rd, 2011|Matthews|0 Comments

Brawley to be sworn in next week in Matthews

Bill Brawley, the newly elected N.C. Representative for District 103 (which includes Mint Hill) will take the oath of office January 5th in Matthews. The event will be held at 7 pm at the Matthews Town Hall in the Commissioners Meeting Room and is open to the public.

Brawley takes the place of Jim Gulley who […]

By |December 30th, 2010|Around Town, Matthews, Politics 2011|0 Comments

Matthews mayor accepts the no fizz challenge

Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor is one of 300 mayors across the Carolinas who will put down the sodas for the month  of January and instead drink water. The challenge was made by the non-profit No Fizz Charlotte, a non-profit organization “dedicated to advocating for healthy hydration and awareness about the dangers of soda for children […]

By |December 24th, 2010|Matthews|2 Comments

Gingerbread House winners announced

The First Gingerbread House Competition was held last week as part of the Matthews Hometown Holiday Celebration. Fourteen houses were constructed for the contest and the plan is to have this competition next year.

Adult Category Winners: 1st- Sylvia Serdula; Second – Kate Krajewski.

Child Category Winners: 1st – Maria and Sarah Wood; 2nd – Joe Krajewski; 3rd – a tie between Jessica […]

By |December 8th, 2010|Matthews|0 Comments