Police investigate robbery at donation site
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred outside the Salvation Army on East Independence Boulevard.
Officers responded to the scene at 7:37 p.m. Aug. 18. The victim told officers a man and woman approached after the victim pulled up to drop off donations. The male reportedly brandished a knife as both suspects removed bags of tools from the back of the victim’s truck. There were no injuries reported.
The suspects were last seen in what is believed to be a gray over tan late 1990s or early 2000s Ford Windstar van with a temporary tag that has “Georgetown Auto” on it.
Contact Detective Danielle Helms at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-847-5555 with any details about the case.
Fight leads to arrest
MATTHEWS – Police officers responding to a fight at 12:05 a.m. Aug. 22 at the 1400 block of Chamber Drive ended up finding illegal narcotics and a handgun.
Seeing the police, one of the men ran away. He was identified as Karl Carter Bazemore, 30, of Matthews. He was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin, trafficking methamphetamine and resisting a public officer.
Panel discussion focuses on colorectal cancer
MATTHEWS – Novant Health Matthews Medical Center holds a panel discussion on how colorectal cancer is on the rise in patients who are 50 years old and younger.
How do genetics, nutrition, lifestyle, preventive medical care and changing guidelines impact this disease? Learn about prevention, diagnosis and treatments.
Bring questions for a surgeon, gastroenterologist, genetic counselor, cancer nurse navigator, nutritionist and social worker.
The panel takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the hospital’s conference room A-D, 1500 Matthews Township Pkwy. Dinner will be provided.
Call 704-384-6991 or email email@example.com to register.
Meet Mint Hill candidates over coffee
MINT HILL – Jessi Healey, a candidate for Mint Hill commissioner, has scheduled a series of Coffee with a Candidate events Saturdays through November to give citizens a chance to get to know those running for office.
Mayor candidates Richard Newton, Brad Simmons and Karen Trauner, as well as commissioner candidates Mike Cochrane, Dale Dalton, Patrick Holton and Tony Long plan to participate, according to Healey.
The schedule is as follows: Aug. 31 at Bojangles’, Sept. 7 at Jimmie’s, Sept. 14 at Mint Hill Roasting Company, Sept. 21 at Vintner’s Hill, Sept. 28 at Bojangles’, Oct. 5 at Jimmie’s, Oct. 12 at Mint Hill Roasting Company, Oct. 19 at Vintner’s Hill, Oct. 26 at Bojangles’ and Nov. 2 at Jimmie’s.
Email Jessi Healey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s club holding fashion show
MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Women’s Club will kick off its 45th year with a fashion show featuring 10 ensembles from Chico’s that members will be modeling.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Sept 19 at Mint Hill Town Hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane. It is open to women in the Mint Hill and surrounding areas interested in finding out more about the organization.
The event is free, but the organization requests personal hygiene products (shampoo, deodorant, detergent, tissue, toothpaste or toothbrushes) to donate to Healing Vine Harbor and Servant’s Heart of Mint Hill.
Email Andree West or Marilyn Fargo at MHWClub@gmail.com for details.
Is grandma’s old vase junk or treasure?
MINT HILL – Carillon Assisted Living of Mint Hill will host an Antique Road Extravanganza to raise money for Servant’s Heart of Mint Hill.
Professional antique appraiser and dealer David Carr will evaluate items to help you determine if you’ve got treasure on your hands.
Don’t bring weapons, military memorabilia, gold, gems, coins, stamps or sports memorabilia. Bring antiques, vintage furnishings, artwork, family heirlooms, prints and artwork, jewelry, glass, ceramics, small furniture (that guests can carry themselves) and photos of large or heavy furniture.
The event takes place 1 to 4 p.m. (last admittance at 3:30 p.m.) Sept. 14 at Carillon Assisted Living of Mint Hill, 5601 Margaret Wallace Road. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $25 at the door. Guests must sign a waiver.
Call 704-550-3853 to RSVP.
Matthews golfer finishes 7th
CHARLOTTE – Kelley Topiwala, of Matthews, finished tied for seventh in the 14th Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls’ Championship on Aug. 25 at Pine Island Country Club.
Topiwala hit a 6-over-par 150 over two rounds to lead Charlotte area golfers.
The tournament is affiliated with the Carolinas Golf Association.
Museum participates in county passport program
CHARLOTTE – The Matthews Heritage Museum, in conjunction with the Mecklenburg Historical Association Docents and other historic sites, is participating in the “Passport to History” publication.
The booklet features 12 historic sites in Mecklenburg County that families are able to explore.
This booklet is aimed toward elementary-aged children and their families. Each site has a page in the booklet that asks questions, and a page to provide an activity. A child would answer the questions after a visit to the site and complete the activity. A signature from someone at the site would verify the visit.
When all sites have been visited, and all questions answered, the booklet should be submitted to obtain a patch for the completion of the project. Booklets will be sold at each participating site.
Girl Scout Payton Bjurstrom is completing the project to obtain her Gold Award.
The museum is located at 232 N. Trade St. It is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.