News About Town: This past Monday (December 10) at the Town Council meeting, the Board reviewed the John Street Working Group plan and will begin discussions with NCDOT to move forward with the two-lane design created during Group sessions. The Board will also request NCDOT delay improvements until after the I-485 Widening (I-5507), McKee Road Section A (U-4713A), Independence Boulevard Widening (U-2509) and Matthews Township Parkway Road Widening (U-5763) projects are complete.
News Around Town: With more trees fallen from the rain-saturated ground, branches downed from ice accumulation, and the usual leaf fall, there’s a lot of yard debris to be collected. Due to the amount to be collected, Republic Services is working diligently but operating on a delay.
One Good Thing: The Matthews Concert Band will perform their annual holiday concert tonight and tomorrow night (December 17 and 18) at the Matthews Community Center (100 McDowell Street) at 7:30 p.m. both evenings. The band, a 60-member ensemble, are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and are used to pay salaries and to purchase instruments and sheet music.