Austin Village Pet Hospital opens April 30
MATTHEWS – Dr. Allie Seagle will celebrate the grand opening of Austin Village Pet Hospital on April 30.
The hospital is located in the former Pressly Animal Hospital site in the Austin Village Shopping Center (1315 Chestnut Lane).
“I’m excited to be back on the East Coast after practicing at a fast-paced, small animal hospital in Las Vegas,” said Seagle, a Charleston native with an 11-year-old Blue Heeler, 6-year-old Tabby cat and 2-year-old Torbie cat.
The “Fear-Free” certified facility operates weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. New clients will receive their first exam free. Call 704-529-9777 or visit www.AustinVillageVet.com for details.
Masonic lodge celebrates 125th anniversary
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Masonic Lodge is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year by hosting a community birthday celebration May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The public is invited to learn more about the history of masons while enjoying activities at the lodge and Stumptown Park. Masonic historian Steven Campbell will discuss the role Freemason’s played in Mecklenburg County during the American Revolution.
Admission is free and includes live music in Stumptown Park from “Heroes At Last,” inflatable bounce houses, games and food. Guests are encouraged to donate canned food or personal hygiene items to the Matthews Help Center.
“One of the key tenants of masonry is charity, and we are excited to be giving back to the community as we celebrate 125 years in Matthews,” Lodge Master Brian Turner said.
Rec commissioner faces fraud-related charges
MONROE – The basketball commissioner for the Mint Hill Athletic Association is facing fraud-related charges.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tramiel Lemont Platt, 31, of Charlotte, last week on charges of obtaining property by false pretenses and identity theft.
The sheriff’s office began investigating April 10 after Pro Printing in Indian Trail reported an unauthorized transfer of funds from its checking account toward a personal loan for Platt at another financial institution.
Detectives determined Platt was a frequent customer of Pro Printing, where he ordered uniforms and sports apparel on behalf of the Mint Hill Athletic Association. They determined Platt had been in Pro Printing just prior to the fraudulent transfer of funds and likely took a photo of a check lying on a desk, according to the sheriff’s office.
Detectives suspect Platt used bank account information from the Pro Printing check to make a loan payment.
His next court appearance is scheduled for May 20.