Medical condition causes Independence player to retire
CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Independence announced the retirement of defender Jungsoo Lee on Sept. 28, following the recent discovery of a medical condition.
“A medical condition came up that we were not aware of and at this point in his career, it made sense that he retire from the game due to that,” Independence coach Mike Jeffries said.
Jungsoo’s 16-year career was highlighted by stints in Korean, Japanese and Qatar leagues, as well as the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
From 2008 to 2013, Jungsoo appeared in 54 games for the Korea Republic National Football Team, including four starts in the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup, where he helped South Korea advance to the knockout stage.
Curves holds Strength Training Festival Day
MATTHEWS – Curves Matthews-Mint Hill is hosting a Strength Training Festival Day on Oct. 10.
Curves will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for free, no obligation, workouts to see what a 30-minute, total body, strength training workout can do. Specialty classes will offered throughout the day including dance, walk and nutritional class.
Call 704-841-1010 for details.
Pedestrian killed crossing Independence Boulevard
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department determined Matthew Mayfield, 41, of Lexington, S.C., was killed attempting to cross East Independence Boulevard from the westbound travel lane.
Officers responded at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 22 at the 11300 block of East Independence Boulevard regarding a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. They found an unresponsive male laying in the median.
The driver was cooperative during the course of the investigation, according to police. The driver will not be charged.
Volunteers build an outdoor learning lab at local school
CHARLOTTE – Lebanon Road Elementary School has a new outdoor learning lab.
Out Teach, a nonprofit that inspires teachers to unlock student performance with the power of outdoor experiential learning, led the project. The Charlotte Hornets Foundation and Novant Health provided funding and volunteers.
Team members from Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center were excited to lend a hand.
“Both education and environment are key priorities for Novant Health, and this project blends the two together beautifully,” said Joy Greear, president and chief operating officer of the hospital. “We see this as a long-term community partnership, and look forward to building relationships with the teachers, students and families at Lebanon Road Elementary.”
Police help raise breast cancer awareness
MATTHEWS – Matthews Police Chief Clark Pennington has approved a department-designed pink undershirt for officers to wear while in uniform during October.
These shirts are available to the public for purchase with proceeds going to the Novant Health Mobile Mammography Unit.
“We are proud to partner with the Matthews Police Department to raise awareness of and increase access to life-saving mammography services,” said Roland Bibeau, president of Novant Health Matthews Medical Center.
Shirts cost $16 for small to X-large and $18 for XX-large. Contact Sgt. David Ruby at dru firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-841-6755 to buy a shirt.
Visit www.NovantHealth.org/Pink for details.
Veteran Realtors to open RE/MAX office in town
MINT HILL – Jayson Mack and Becky Elliott are the new broker/owners of RE/MAX VISION.
Located at 7005-C Matthews Mint Hill Road, RE/MAX VISION will feature several residential real estate professionals. RE/MAX VISION plans to add a commercial division in 2019.
“There’s been an increasing demand for residential and commercial real estate here in Mint Hill,” Mack said. “Now is a great time to be in the business, and the RE/MAX VISION team is looking forward to using their expertise and passion for real estate to help community members find their perfect place to live.”
RE/MAX VISION will specialize in single-family, condominium and land transactions.
Visit www.CarolinaVisionRealty.com or call 980-207-3831 for details.
OlympiActs 2018 coming to Plantation Estates
MATTHEWS – Plantation Estates will host an Olympics-inspired event, in which residents will compete alongside members from two other Acts communities.
OlympiActs will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 9. The event will include nine games: darts, water volleyball, cornhole, billiards, ping pong, jeopardy, jigsaw puzzle solving and two-mile race walk.
Athletes spend weeks prior to the games training for OlympiActs, with the help of fitness trainers from each community.
Residents have the chance to win awards, but even more important than winning is the sense of camaraderie.