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NCAE honors Crown Point’s Mark Anderson as ‘Principal of the Year’

NCAE honors Crown Point’s Mark Anderson as ‘Principal of the Year’

MATTHEWS – Crown Point Elementary School has found a “great leader in the school community” in its principal, Mark Anderson, and the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) recognized him… Read more »

Matthews approves MARA stealth tower height extension

Matthews approves MARA stealth tower height extension

MATTHEWS – Residents of Matthews could soon see a 40-foot change to an existing stealth tower on Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association (MARA) property. The Matthews Board of Commissioners approved… Read more »

Festival offers a chance to ‘discover Mint Hill’

Festival offers a chance to ‘discover Mint Hill’

New highlights to include geocaching and Munzee MINT HILL – The past will unite with the present this weekend in Mint Hill, as the eighth annual Discover Mint Hill brings… Read more »

Fighting cancer, one lap at a time

Fighting cancer, one lap at a time

Matthews resident fundraises in memory of father, father-in-law MATTHEWS – Jeff Williams knows the harsh realities of cancer all too well. The Matthews resident lost his dad to brain cancer… Read more »

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Butler does it again: Bulldogs repeat as track and field conference champions

Butler does it again: Bulldogs repeat as track and field conference champions

Butler boys’ track and field team won the Southwestern 4A conference championship for the second year in a row on April 23. Coach Mark Sanders said the coaches have worked… Read more »

Sports Shorts: April 30 to May 6

Sports Shorts: April 30 to May 6

Around the bases with Ben Butler (13-4-1, 10-1 Southwestern 4A) remains a game ahead of Myers Park (10-7, 9-1 Southwestern 4A) in the conference standings. The Bulldogs regular season finale,… Read more »

Q&A  with Providence High School trainer Ellen Fukuzawa

Q&A with Providence High School trainer Ellen Fukuzawa

For 2015’s second quarterly Health and Wellness issue, Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly sat down with Providence High School athletic trainer Ellen Fukuzawa to discuss health, safety and overall well-being for student… Read more »

Sports Shorts: April 23 to 29

Sports Shorts: April 23 to 29

Butler boys lacrosse on cusp of special season It’s been a decade since Butler boys lacrosse team has had a winning season, but the Bulldogs (7-4, 5-3 Conference 11) are… Read more »

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NCAE honors Crown Point’s Mark Anderson as ‘Principal of the Year’

NCAE honors Crown Point’s Mark Anderson as ‘Principal of the Year’

MATTHEWS – Crown Point Elementary School has found a “great leader in the school community” in its principal, Mark Anderson, and the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) recognized him… Read more »

Education News & Notes: April 30 to May 6

Education News & Notes: April 30 to May 6

Matthews Elementary prepares for spring cleaning MATTHEWS – Matthews Elementary School will host its MES Landscaping Day on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. The school will welcome… Read more »

Covenant Day ignites with growth

Covenant Day ignites with growth

School breaks ground on new high school building Covenant Day School officials turned the dirt on Thursday, April 16, to kick off the first phase of the school’s Legacy capital… Read more »

Legislators address uncertain 
fate of public education

Legislators address uncertain 
fate of public education

Area legislators faced hard questions regarding the fate of North Carolina public education on Friday, April 10, at MeckEd’s Community Conversation event, and the outcome doesn’t look as promising as… Read more »

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Charlotte Academy of Music ‘key’ to student’s success

Charlotte Academy of Music ‘key’ to student’s success

Like most moms, Jodi Stokes thought it would be fun for her then-6-year old son, Kyle, to learn piano. When she took him for his first lesson, his talent was… Read more »

A&E News & Notes: April 23 to 29

A&E News & Notes: April 23 to 29

Matthews Playhouse to present two plays this weekend MATTHEWS – Student actors from Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts’ School of Theatre will perform “A Year with Frog and Toad”… Read more »

Kings Drive Art Walk develops artist and audience

Kings Drive Art Walk develops artist and audience

Charlotte resident Alfreda Johnson always considered making Charleston Sweetgrass baskets a serious family hobby. By the time Johnson retired from Wells Fargo in 2011, she was ready to get serious… Read more »

Arts Notes: April 9 to 15

Arts Notes: April 9 to 15

Heritage Museum’s ‘Thing-a-ma-Jigs’ exhibit to run through April 18 MATTHEWS – The Matthews Heritage Museum will host “Widgets and Thing-a-ma-Jigs: An Exhibit of the Mostly Unknown” through April 18. The… Read more »