Matthews Morning Minute: October 1, 2018

News About Town: Coffee with a Cop, a partnership between CMPD, Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, NC State Highway Patrol and the Matthews Police Department, is back this Wednesday, October 3, from 7:30 til 10 AM at East 74 Restaurant. This is a great chance to thank them for all they did during Florence (who else saw the video of the police pulling debris out of storm drains?) chat with the police, ask questions, and find out what they’re working on in Matthews. Plus, there’s coffee. East 74 Restaurant, 10915 Monroe Rd. Matthews, NC 28105


News Above Town: Sunny and highs in the low 80s, so shorts and short sleeves it is.

News Around Town: Crews Rd family fun night returns this Friday! Back by popular demand, the first Family Fun Night at the Crews Road Rec Center is Game Truck Night. The fun starts at 6 PM and it’s all FREE. Crews Rd Rec Center Family Fun Nights are the first Friday of every month, October through March. 1201 Crews Road, Matthews, NC 28105


One Good Thing: The roads here are clear and the debris is largely gone, but in other areas of North Carolina people (and their pets) are still struggling post-Florence. Thank goodness for Barks and Blooms. We mentioned them a while back, but they’ve had so many donations they’re still filling up trucks to take east to storm ravaged areas. Cat food is especially in demand. If you’d like to donate contact Daniela or drop supplies off at Your Mom’s Donuts (or any of their other drop off sites, but…donuts).