Morning Minute: Thursday, July 25, 2019

News About Town: We’re a day late for Who are they Wednesday (WATW), but it’s worth an encore. The Matthews Police Department have made a YouTube compilation of security camera portraits in hopes the perps of crimes against Matthews businesses might be recognized or found. Some images are blurry blobs, but most are legible. Even if you don’t know the people, it’s also oddly entertaining to play Guess Where They Were.

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News Around Town: Queen’s Feast Restaurant Week is going on, and two Matthews restaurants are participating. Now through Sunday, Sante and Bonefish Grill are each offering three-course dinners for $35.

One Good Thing: Road trip planned across the country? You can blog your way to Washington state and back, and you won't have to worry about extravagant data fees. Now available through the Matthews Library (and other branches), you can rent a portable hot spot device and access high speed internet anywhere there's a cell phone signal. At $20 for one week ($35 for 14 days, $50 for 21 days), you can hop online to post videos of the picturesque scenery, catch the latest sportsing, or let your kids while away the hours on YouTube.