Morning Minute: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

News About Town: Love Matthews kicked off last Friday at Food Truck Friday. The theme of the first week is "Love where you live!" Write what you love about Matthews on the big M at the gazebo in front of town hall and post on Facebook why you #LoveMatthews. Other fun activities include free yoga at Stumptown Park and a self guided, selfie-centric art walk. #LoveMatthews: all the more reason to Love Matthews!

News Around Town: IRS scam calls seem to be on the rise once again. One of our readers wrote and warned us about them, then several other people said they’d had the same call in the past couple of days. We asked Officer Aycock with the Matthews Police about the calls and what to do. He graciously explained. The scam starts when someone calls (Red Flag 1) saying they’re from the IRS and demand immediate payment. They usually ask for it payment to be made on a prepaid card (Red Flag 2). The IRS likes to communicate old school, via snail mail. Odds are good they’re not going to be calling. They’re also not going to tell you how to pay, they want their money and aren’t going to specify mode of delivery. Think it could be the IRS? Hang up and call the IRS yourself.

One Fun Thing: The Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion is coming to Matthews. If you find yourself pulling for Vadar over Luke and championing the intergalactic villains of Lucas Films (registered trademark), get your geeky self to the Matthews Library this Saturday (August 3) from 1 pm til 3 pm. Stormtroopers will be there in exquisitely detailed uniforms, regaling the community with their knowledge of and dedication to the Galactic Empire.