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Matthews Alive returning this weekend

Matthews Alive returning this weekend

MATTHEWS – Thousands of residents in Matthews and the surrounding communities are expected to take a trip to downtown Matthews this weekend as the town hosts its 22nd annual Matthews… Read more »

PAWtism Festival to debut this weekend

PAWtism Festival to debut this weekend

MATTHEWS – People will have the chance to simultaneously support a local animal rescue and children with autism through the inaugural PAWtism Festival will take place in downtown Matthews this… Read more »

News Briefs: Aug. 27 to Sept. 2

News Briefs: Aug. 27 to Sept. 2

Matthews Alive! returns Labor Day Weekend MATTHEWS- Matthews Alive! is returning for its 22nd year to downtown Matthews from Friday, Aug. 29 to Monday, Sept. 1. The four-day festival will… Read more »

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Total Transformation: Big Man on Campus Jaire Alexander

Total Transformation: Big Man on Campus Jaire Alexander

Jaire Alexander had all the right ingredients to be one of the best wide receivers in the state when he arrived at Rocky River. He has blazing speed, is a… Read more »

Game Previews: Aug. 20 – 26

Game Previews: Aug. 20 – 26

Richmond County at Rocky River Game time: Friday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m. 2013 records: Richmond County was 9-4, Rocky River was 11-3 Last meeting: Richmond County won, 37-13, on Aug…. Read more »

Q&A: Jason Fowler, Rocky River football coach

Q&A: Jason Fowler, Rocky River football coach

Rocky River had their best season to date last year, winning 11 games, the Southwestern 4A championship and their first two playoff games in school history under coach Jason Fowler,… Read more »

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Bain starts school year with new leader

Bain starts school year with new leader

CHARLOTTE – Bain Elementary School’s new principal has always wanted to work at a school, but she originally didn’t think it would be as an educator. Tracey Hayes, a University… Read more »

Back to school checklist

Back to school checklist

As students head back to the classroom, the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly has prepared a checklist for Charlotte-Mecklenburg School students with information from the CMS website for parents to follow to… Read more »

Passionate principal leads Matthews Elementary

Passionate principal leads Matthews Elementary

MATTHEWS – Matthews Elementary School has welcomed a new face who loves children and has always had a passion for teaching as its new principal. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board approved… Read more »

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Community gathers for afternoon of art

Community gathers for afternoon of art

MINT HILL – Mint Hill is calling all artists and performers for the annual Sunday Afternoon in the Park. The event, scheduled for Aug. 24 from 1 to 6 p.m…. Read more »

Art crawl coming to downtown Mint Hill

Art crawl coming to downtown Mint Hill

MINT HILL – Businesses, nonprofits and arts organizations in downtown Mint Hill will join together this weekend to promote arts awareness through the inaugural Art Around the Block event. The… Read more »

Shedding light on a bleak culture

Shedding light on a bleak culture

MATTHEWS – The stories of Ukrainian citizens affected by the nation’s current conflict are far more complex and hard-hitting than what’s portrayed in the general media, according to Silent Images… Read more »

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