Matthews Alive raises $144K
MATTHEWS – Matthews Alive had a record year, raising $144,062 for nearly 40 nonprofits.
More than 2,200 volunteers and representatives from nonprofits serve in various capacities during the Labor Day festival.
Sales of carnival rides, games, attractions, food vendor, booth rentals and sponsorships generate proceeds, which are shared by nonprofits that worked or participated in the event.
Organizations receiving money are as follows: Always Believe Inc, Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care, BSA Pack 214, BSA Troop 164, BSA Troop 174, BSA Troop 39, BSA Troop 46, BSA Troop 502, BSA Troop 140, Butler Girls’ Volleyball, Butler High School Lacrosse Boosters, Butler HS Band Boosters, Butler Key Club, Butler Football Boosters, Butler Men’s Soccer Boosters, Candlewyck Baptist Church, Crestdale Middle School PTO, Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, East Meck Band Boosters, First Baptist Church, Girl Scouts Meck 8 Service Unit/Hornets Nest Council, Girl Scout/Boy Scout Unit 2032, HAWK, Kiwanis Club of Matthews, Levine Senior Center, Matthews Masonic Lodge, Matthews United Methodist Church Youth Ministries, Matthews Woman’s Club, Socrates Academy Parent Faculty Involvement Association, TEAM Charlotte Swimming, East Mecklenburg High School Band, Marvin Ridge High School Band, Sun Valley High School Band, Providence High School Band, Butler High School Band, Independence High School Band, Charlotte Woodworkers, Dreamweavers Basket Guild, Charlotte Woodcarvers, Oasis Shrine Club, Play-Well Teknologies, Sweet Union Quilt Guild and Piedmont Fiber Guild.
“To put on such a wonderful family tradition in Matthews alongside our sponsors, volunteers and town staff – and then to give back in a big way – is so gratifying,” said Lee Anne Moore, executive director of Matthews Alive. “We are now over the $1.7 million mark for 26 years.”
Lawyers Road to close at Bain School Road
MINT HILL – As progress on building a roundabout in Mecklenburg County continues, an N.C. Department of Transportation contractor will need to temporarily close the affected intersection this weekend.
Weather permitting, the intersection of Lawyers and Bain School roads will close from 7 a.m. Nov. 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Crews for All-American Contracting need to pave the rebuilt intersection.
Motorists will be detoured from Bain School Road to Matthews-Mint Hill Road, returning to Lawyers Road. Those using Lawyers Road will follow Thompson Road to Idlewild Road, then taking the I-485 Outer Loop back to Lawyers Road (exit 47).
Driver faces charges in three-vehicle crash
MATTHEWS – A driver faces multiple charges in a crash involving three vehicles around 8:28 a.m. Oct. 31 at the 800 block of East John Street, according to the Matthews Police Department.
The driver of a Honda Odyssey minivan, identified as 47-year-old Lanny Alfred Hollingsworth, rear-ended a Chevy Volt while trying to pass it illegally, causing the van to go into the oncoming lane and crashing into a VW Beetle, police said.
The driver of the Beetle was transported to CMC Main listed in critical condition, the driver of the Chevy Volt was transported to Novant-Matthews to be evaluated for injuries, and Hollingsworth was transported to CMC Main with injuries listed as serious.
Hollingsworth faces charges of driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, reckless driving, exceeding a safe speed and fictitious tag.