Morning Minute: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

News About Town: At the Council meeting last night the town honored Public Works employee Kerry Ernsberger as Employee of the Year for 2018 . The mayor spoke highly of Kerry, mentioning his dedication to community service and kindness to those in need. Assistant Town Manager Becky Hawke praised Kerry for professionalism, problem solving and an overall positive attitude.

News Around Town: Hey #MatthewsMakers! The Parks and Rec Department is looking for artists interested in participating in a multi-sensory art show at the McDowell Art Gallery this summer. Sound, video, and tactile installation artists, this is your chance to show your work in a gallery.  The show opens June 1 and runs through August 2. Ready to submit or have more questions? Contact Melissa Johnson at or 704-708-1262.

One Good Thing: Join the American Legion Post 235 (184 South Trade Street) for a Four Chaplains Spaghetti Dinner this Saturday February 2, 2019. This service and dinner mark the anniversary of the sinking of the USAT Dorchester (February 3, 1943) and honors the bravery of four chaplains, each of different faiths, who sacrificed their own lives to save many men aboard the ship. The interfaith service begins at 4:00 pm followed by dinner at 4:15 pm. Tickets will be available at the door and are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 6.