Morning Minute: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

News About Matthews: Republic Services did not finish their Monday trash, recycling, and yard waste routes. Sardis Forest (Neil Ridge & Leeswood), Sardis Rd, and Stanhope, Somersby, Sandy Mead, Mangionne, and Barrington should now be picked up. If not, call Republic Services directly at 704-393-6900.

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News Around Town: Approximately 50 Matthews businesswomen gathered at Grace O’Malley’s last night for Women In Business with the Matthews Chamber. The Greater Matthews Family Network (a collaboration of COSKids, Mathews Free Medical Clinic, and the Matthews Help Center) made a short presentation about their work, followed by a networking reception.

One Interesting Thing: On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, news reached Galveston, Texas that the Civil War had ended. Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day (celebrated annually on June 19) symbolizes the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the farthest reaches of the southern US.