News About Matthews: It’s once again time for Elizabeth Lane Elementary to apply for a zoning allowance to keep module classrooms on the school property. Last year the Kress Query asked for an additional security camera on the modules, which CMS found to be of inferior quality to security measures in place. During the 2018 discussions, Query stated he will not approve the modules in 2019 without the additional security. Chris Melton approved the modules last year, but stated he will not support them this year because he feels CMS does not work collaboratively with Matthews. Since 2017, the Board has approved rezoning projects expected to add an additional 168 elementary students for CMS schools in Matthews.
News Around Town: Jim McGuinness, Head Coach of Charlotte Independence, is updating his resume after a very short stint with Charlotte Independence. Hired this past December for a three-year contract, Charlotte Independence has had one win in fourteen games under McGuinness. The team’s general manager (and their former coach) Mike Jefferies, is putting his coaching hat back on for the team.
One Fun Thing: Get out your camera and pretend you’re a tourist, it’s the last day to enter the Town of Matthews “Capture Matthews” photo contest. There are a few rules: photos must be taken in Matthews, no major photoshopping or editing, and no watermarks. These photos will be used on Town social media, the town website, and a number of other marketing methods, so by submitting your photos you give the town permission to use them. Want more details? Find them here