News About Town: During the July 22 Town Council meeting (Consent Agenda portion), the council unanimously voted to purchase new chairs for the Hood Room. (The crowd rejoiced.) Upon recommendation by town staff, the board approved the purchase of 100 new chairs with a mix of 20-inch seats with arms and 22-inch seats without arms. The town will keep some of the old chairs and sell the remainder as surplus. (Meeting packet, page 19.)
News Around Town: Last month, Jatwan Cuffie, the Butler student accused of killing classmate Bobby McKeithen in October, 2018, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Cuffie maintains he intended to hurt, but not kill McKeithen. According to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office, Cuffie could serve a maximum of nine years in prison.
One Good Thing: Take the opportunity this Thursday, August 15 at 6 pm, to hear Matthews Heritage Museum Director Barbara Taylor share her research on the day-to-day life in Tank Town (now known as Crestdale). The event includes a panel discussion comprised of current and former residents of Tank Town. Panelists will share personal memories and perspectives on the future growth in and around the area.
The program is free, but seating is limited. The event will be held in the meeting room at the Matthews Public Library (230 Matthews Station Street).