News About Town: Tonight’s Board of Commissioners meeting will be a busy one. Topics include allocating funds for the handrails on town hall, the tree replanting for the Taft development, adding part-time desk officers to the patrol unit to meet the needs of the police department, and an 11% pay increase for the Town Manager.
News Around Town: As planning for widening Idlewild progresses, Matthews is taking the opportunity to brainstorm access to Stevens Creek Nature Preserve. The preserve is a 281 acre a preserve in Mint Hill that abuts the Matthews boundary northeast of I-485 and Idlewild Road. Hear from the town and give input Thursday, July 25 from 4-7 p.m. at Poplin Elementary School (5627 Poplin Road Indian Trail, NC 28079). The event is also an NCDOT meeting to provide info on the widening and modifications of the existing I-485 interchange.
One Good Thing: Registration is open for Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church’s First Annual Leukemia/Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 5k Walk/Run for the Cure. The event, in honor of Pastor Larry Whitley, begins at 9 am on September 21. Registration closes August 31. Participants are asked to wear orange during the 5k to raise leukemia awareness.