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An unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement

An unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement

MINT HILL – It was 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia. Rev. Dr. Jesse L. Douglas Sr. was a student at the Interdenominational Theological Seminary and visiting the school library, when a… Read more »

Dirt moving along South Trade Street

Dirt moving along South Trade Street

MATTHEWS – Construction workers have begun moving dirt on the South Trade Street widening project, and drivers in Matthews should expect to see increased activity next month. Matthews held a… Read more »

American Ebola survivor returns home

American Ebola survivor returns home

Area women from the Charlotte Christian School community and beyond heard the brave story of Nancy Writebol, one of the first American survivors of Ebola, at a luncheon on Thursday,… Read more »

Police looking for suspect in phony traffic stop

Police looking for suspect in phony traffic stop

MATTHEWS – Police in Matthews are looking for a suspect they say robbed a man while impersonating an officer. The incident happened on Saturday, Jan. 17, around 7 p.m. on… Read more »

News Briefs: Jan. 22 to 28, 2014

News Briefs: Jan. 22 to 28, 2014

Matthews named ‘Preserve America Commmunity’ MATTHEWS – The town of Matthews has been named one of the newest Preserve America Communities, becoming the 30th North Carolina community to receive the… Read more »

Matthews approves purchase of Outen Pottery

Matthews approves purchase of Outen Pottery

MATTHEWS – A piece of property that’s been significant to the Matthews community for more than 60 years will now officially become a town-owned, historically designated landmark. The Matthews Board… Read more »

Crafting for children

Crafting for children

MINT HILL – The members of Alpine Village retirement community’s craft group are no strangers to giving back. In the past, group members have created gift baskets for local firefighters… Read more »

News Briefs: Jan. 15 to 21, 2015

News Briefs: Jan. 15 to 21, 2015

Mint Hill named ‘No. 9 safest place’ in North Carolina MINT HILL – Real estate brokerage and blog Movoto recently released its latest list of the Safest Places in North… Read more »

Matthews finds ‘bridge’ to new program

Matthews finds ‘bridge’ to new program

MATTHEWS – About 25 people, in groups of four, huddle around card tables in the Crews Recreation Center in Matthews, dealing out cards. Only a murmur can be heard as… Read more »

Community matters

Community matters

If you had told me 15 years ago I’d be writing professionally someday, I’d have laughed. Writing was never a big passion of mine – until I hit a major… Read more »