Matthews reps visit sister city
MATTHEWS – Mayor Paul Bailey, Commissioner Barbara Dement, Commissioner Jeff Miller and Town Manager Hazen Blodgett recently traveled to sister city Sainte-Maxime, France.
“We enjoyed a terrific visit to Sainte-Maxime and appreciated learning more about their culture and traditions, as well as honoring the 75th anniversary of D-Day,” Bailey said. “It is important to continue the strong partnership between us.”
During their visit, Bailey, Dement and Miller signed a declaration reaffirming the partnership.
The original declaration was signed in 2015 when Sainte-Maxime officials visited Matthews.
The group marked the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in the area by paying tribute to fallen soldiers.
The group also attended a parade of restored wartime vehicles through the streets of Sainte-Maxime. Town representatives paid for their own travel and accommodations.
Police check out bomb threat
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department investigated a bomb threat made Aug. 27 at the Walgreens at 1220 Matthews Township Pkwy.
Officers at the scene were told that an unknown man called in the threat by phone to a store employee. Officers searched the building with assistance of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Bomb Unit K-9. No devices were found.
Contact Detective Stacy Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-847-5555 with any information regarding the case.
Police department, sheriff keep festival-goers safe
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department partnered with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office this year in patrolling the Matthews Alive festival.
“To have an event that provides family entertainment, food, and fun while at the same time raising money to put directly back into the community is what Matthews is all about,” Police Chief Clark Pennington said.
Mint Hill Arts invites all to printmaking demonstration
MINT HILL – Barbara Mellin, of Winston-Salem, will bring printmaking to life as she explains the processes and tools at a free Mint Hill Arts demonstration.
Mellin loves to reinterpret traditional techniques for contemporary audiences, using modern, non-toxic materials.
She will illustrate these at Mint Hill Arts and have samples of linocuts, etchings, mezzotints, dry points, woodblocks, monoprints and monotypes.
Her presentation begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Mint Hill Arts, 11205 Lawyers Road.
Mint Hill Arts prepares for People’s Choice Show
MINT HILL – Members of the community can pick the winners of the Mint Hill Arts People’s Choice Show in five categories: best in show, prettiest, funniest, most creative and best repurposed art.
The show begins Sept. 6, with the opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 11205 Lawyers Road.
The public is invited not only to vote, but also to enjoy refreshments, art and good conversation at the free reception.
Voting occurs throughout the month.
The gallery is open from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays through Sept. 25.
Winners in each category will be awarded ribbons Oct. 4 at the reception for the October show.
Visit www.minthillarts.org for details.
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