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Matthews Alive grants highest payout to nonprofits

Matthews Alive grants highest payout to nonprofits

MATTHEWS – Matthews Alive, Inc. announced this year’s Labor Day festival earned the highest proceeds in the event’s 22-year history, at the Matthews Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Monday, Oct…. Read more »

Hope for the Ebola crisis

Hope for the Ebola crisis

MATTHEWS – The Ebola outbreak in west Africa has generated fear, anxiety and heartbreak among many individuals around the world, but one organization is going into the heart of the… Read more »

Matthews resident uses sense of patriotism to better herself

Matthews resident uses sense of patriotism to better herself

MATTHEWS – Matthews resident Darcia Treadwell has a strong passion for America – so much so that she voluntarily went on a 12-month deployment to Djibouti, Africa to serve her… Read more »

Mint Hill moves forward with park development

Mint Hill moves forward with park development

MINT HILL – On Thursday, Oct. 23, Mint Hill moved forward with a plan to develop a new park on Brief Road. The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners approved a… Read more »

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Jalen in the Middle

Jalen in the Middle

For the better part of three years, Butler’s Jalen Cousar has patrolled the Bulldogs defensive front, making plays on the interior and giving opposing coordinators reason for concern. At more… Read more »

Sports Shorts: Oct. 22 to 28

Sports Shorts: Oct. 22 to 28

Covenant Day volleyball enters state tournament on hot streak The Covenant Day volleyball team entered this week’s N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association championship riding a three-game win streak and with… Read more »

Sharing the wealth

Sharing the wealth

This season marks the returning of glory for the Independence football team, a program that was the envy of high school teams around the country in the not-so-distant past when… Read more »

Lining Up

Lining Up

The mark of any great Butler football team has always been a smothering defense coupled with the Bulldogs ability to put points on the scoreboard in bunches. Using that formula,… Read more »

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Matthews resident gives school patio new life

Matthews resident gives school patio new life

MATTHEWS – Preschoolers at an area Title I school can now learn numbers and the alphabet in a creative way thanks to Covenant Day School senior Katie Thomas, who renovated… Read more »

New leadership team guides Crestdale’s future

New leadership team guides Crestdale’s future

MATTHEWS – A new leadership team arrived at Crestdale Middle School this year to help make the school a leading middle school. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education appointed Katy Richert… Read more »

Education Notes: Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2014

Education Notes: Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2014

Rocky River hosts RavenFest for school community MINT HILL – Rocky River High School’s Student Government Association will host its second annual RavenFest for the Rocky River school community on… Read more »

Carmel Christian performs ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

Carmel Christian performs ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

MATTHEWS – Fireworks, kittens and togas, what more could you need in a play? You’ll find all of that and much more in Carmel Christian High School’s fall production of… Read more »

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Arts & Culture Notes: Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2014

Arts & Culture Notes: Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2014

Piedmont Pastel Society show to debut this weekend in Matthews MATTHEWS – The Piedmont Pastel Society will host its fall show from Nov. 2 to Dec. 6 at the McDowell… Read more »

‘Our Town’ coming to Matthews

‘Our Town’ coming to Matthews

MATTHEWS – Performers of all ages will unite this weekend for an interactive show that will give audience members a taste of life in a small town during the early… Read more »

Arts & Culture Notes: Oct. 15 to 21

Arts & Culture Notes: Oct. 15 to 21

Mint Hill Arts names October Volunteer of the Month MINT HILL – Jennie Martin Tomlin was recently chosen as Mint Hill Arts’ October 2014 Volunteer of the Month. Tomlin is… Read more »

Murder, mystery and humor to take the stage at Spotlight

Murder, mystery and humor to take the stage at Spotlight

MINT HILL – The Black and White Theatre Company will bring a tale of murder, humor and mystery to the stage of Spotlight Performing Arts Academy next week. Members of… Read more »