Morning Minute: Thursday, May 2, 2019

News About Town: If you’re in Matthews this weekend and you hear the sound of the ocean, it’s all in your imagination...but it is BeachFest weekend! The festival kicks off at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and runs until 10:00 p.m. The fun continues Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Enjoy music, dancing, food, rides, and a host of other entertainment.

News Around Town: As the greater Charlotte area processes the shock from the UNCC shooting, the community has come together to share in grief. Yesterday afternoon, family friends of Ellis Parlier, victim of the UNCC shooting, held a prayer vigil at Matthews Presbyterian Church on West John Street.

One Fun Thing: Join the Matthews Chamber of Commerce this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for the Healthy Living Expo. The event includes kids activities, a workout zone (try something new!), and health screenings. The event is rain or shine, held outside on the green in front of Town Hall and the Chamber Office.