Morning Minute: Friday, January 25, 2019

News About Town: There was a little excitement at Town Hall yesterday, and for once it didn’t involve a council meeting. Around 1 PM emergency services were called after the alarm system went off. Three Matthews fire trucks answered the call. After an inspection of the premises, it was determined there was a fault in the sprinkler system which caused the alarm to go off.

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News Around Town: A Matthews shop was featured on national TV yesterday. The Today Show visited thrift boutique ZABS Place and aired a five-minute segment showing how the store trains young adults with special talents for the workforce.

One Good Thing: Looking for something fun to do tonight? Matthews Free Medical Clinic and Matthews Athletic Recreation Association are two of the benefactors of a fundraiser at Retro Fitness (1848 Galleria Blvd, Charlotte), just over the town border in the Galleria. A slew of Matthews businesses are donating delicious treats including Mac’s, Moe’s, Seaboard, Black Chicken, and Nothing Bundt Cakes. DeCarlo, the side gig for the Boston frontman Tommy DeCarlo , will be rocking down the house. Tickets are $23 and the doors open at 5. Please no spike heels, they can damage the soft gym flooring.