News About and Around Town: Election Day has come and gone, and here in Matthews we have a mix of new representation and familiar faces. Susan Rodriguez-McDowell defeated 22 year incumbent Bill James for County Commission District 6. Our at large commissioners retained their seats - Pat Cotham, Ella Scarborough, and Trevor Fuller. In the State Senate, Dan Bishop held on to his seat. The State House race remains undecided, with just 53 votes separating incumbent Bill Brawley and challenger Rachel Hunt, with absentee ballots left to count. Absentee ballots were to be postmarked no later than Election Day, so it will be some time before all ballots are in and counted.
One Fun Thing: Millennials will meet at 7 PM tonight at Seaboard Taproom and Wine Bar (213 N Trade St, Matthews ) for the Matthews Library’s series Books on Tap: 20s & 30s Book Club. Grab a drink and join the discussion about Florida by Lauren Groff.