Morning Minute: Thursday, October 10, 2019

News About Town: Lace up those sneakers, registration is live for the Matthews Police Department’s Gobble Wobble 5k to benefit the Special Olympics! The run will take place on November 9th beginning at 7:00 am. Runners will cover a course through Colonel Francis Beatty Park. Early registration is $35 and you’ll receive a bib, official time, and T-shirt.

News Around Town: According to, 6.1% of the population in Matthews is Hispanic or Latino. September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the cultures and contributions of American citizens who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. President Lyndon B. Johnson made the original proclamation to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968; during Ronald Reagan’s presidency, Reagan expanded the observation to mid-September to mid-October. For more information and history, read here. For our Hispanic and Latino neighbors and friends, gracias por los talentos que traen a nuestra ciudad.

Don’t Forget: Tomorrow (October 10) candidates for Matthews Town Council and Mayor of Matthews will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their vision for Matthews at Matthews Mint Hill Weekly’s Candidate Forum. The event starts at 6 PM at the Levine Senior Center, 1050 Devore Lane, Matthews.

Send in pics of your pup in full Halloween gear to the Police Department by tomorrow at 5 pm with the possibility of winning a Chick-Fil-A prize!

Tomorrow we’ll draw for the two sets of tickets for Madeline at the Playhouse! The show runs Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 20, at the Matthews Community Center (Fullwood Playhouse). Want to be entered to win? Head over to Facebook and say, “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines...” (or your favorite Madeline quote).