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A weekend to celebrate

A weekend to celebrate

MINT HILL – Thousands of are residents showed up at Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park over the weekend for the 32nd annual Mint Hill Madness festival. The event, held Friday… Read more »

When a dream comes true

When a dream comes true

Matthews Playhouse celebrates 20th anniversary MATTHEWS – Twenty years ago, June Bayless had a vision to launch a small community theater in the Matthews area. Fast-forward two decades, and Bayless’s… Read more »

Budget hearing generates little discussion

Budget hearing generates little discussion

Proposed 2.5-cent tax increase to help meet deficits, pay for South Trade Street MATTHEWS – A budget proposal calling for a 2.5-cent tax increase for Matthews residents was met with… Read more »

‘Young Voices’ travel far

‘Young Voices’ travel far

MINT HILL – Eighteen-year-old Cameron Alexander, of Mint Hill, had the opportunity of a lifetime last weekend. Cameron traveled to New York City with Young Voices of the Carolinas, where… Read more »

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Hopkins puts Queen’s Grant track on map

Hopkins puts Queen’s Grant track on map

Queen’s Grant sophomore Avianna Hopkins was at the doors of coaches, Matt Carr and Tyler Sinclair, trying to get as much information as possible and figure out how she could… Read more »

Inaugural season success for Queen’s Grant track

Inaugural season success for Queen’s Grant track

Queen’s Grant didn’t expect to make much of a ripple effect in the school’s first year with a track and field program, but the girls’ team certainly made a splash…. Read more »

Panther baseball takes game one

Panther baseball takes game one

Providence coach Danny Hignight has guided four baseball teams to the semifinal series of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4A state playoffs. He didn’t win a single a… Read more »

Providence girls’ soccer heading to states

Providence girls’ soccer heading to states

Providence girls’ soccer team needed all hands on deck, extra time and even penalty kicks to win the Western Regional and advance to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association… Read more »

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‘Young Voices’ travel far

‘Young Voices’ travel far

MINT HILL – Eighteen-year-old Cameron Alexander, of Mint Hill, had the opportunity of a lifetime last weekend. Cameron traveled to New York City with Young Voices of the Carolinas, where… Read more »

Junior D.R.E.A.M Team strengthens Crestdale community

Junior D.R.E.A.M Team strengthens Crestdale community

MATTHEWS – The Crestdale Middle School Junior D.R.E.A.M (Daring to Role-model Excellence as Athletic Mentors) Team has made an impact on the school and Matthews community since 2007 and plans… Read more »

Education advocates discuss  solutions to teacher pipeline crisis

Education advocates discuss solutions to teacher pipeline crisis

Public education advocates and administrators agree the crumbling teacher pipeline in North Carolina is a pressing issue, but the solution might be more than simply raising educators’ salaries. MeckEd, a… Read more »

Education Notes: May 28 to June 3

Education Notes: May 28 to June 3

Area students excel at state convention MATTHEWS – Latin students from Matthews-based Master’s Academy and area middle and high schools competed in contests at the North Carolina Junior Classical League… Read more »

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When a dream comes true

When a dream comes true

Matthews Playhouse celebrates 20th anniversary MATTHEWS – Twenty years ago, June Bayless had a vision to launch a small community theater in the Matthews area. Fast-forward two decades, and Bayless’s… Read more »

‘Young Voices’ travel far

‘Young Voices’ travel far

MINT HILL – Eighteen-year-old Cameron Alexander, of Mint Hill, had the opportunity of a lifetime last weekend. Cameron traveled to New York City with Young Voices of the Carolinas, where… Read more »

Lucas Krenzin finds his passion in glass

Lucas Krenzin finds his passion in glass

Like many people, fused glass artist Lucas Krenzin struggled to find something to do full time that made him happy. Though he enjoyed art class in high school, Krenzin didn’t… Read more »

Mecklenburg County theater teacher nominated for  Tony Award

Mecklenburg County theater teacher nominated for Tony Award

Linda Ann Watt nominated for Excellence in Theatre Education Students from Matthews and Mint Hill weren’t surprised to learn their acting teacher, Linda Ann Watt, earned a nomination for the… Read more »