Morning Minute: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

News About Town: Matthews Police, Kiwanis Club, Matthews HELP Center, and several area business sponsors got together Friday evening at the Matthews Sportsplex for the annual Matthews Gives Back to School event! The event included food and games, but the focal point was a school supply drive. By gathering donations from the community and sponsors, the group was able to fill 160 backpacks full of school supplies. Way to go Matthews neighbors, and thank you Matthews Police for taking the initiative to help those in need in our community.

News Around Town: There are few gravel roads left in Matthews, but for a little while yesterday, I-485 in Matthews was just that. Large rocks lay scattered across three lanes of traffic on the interstate between the John Street and Independence Boulevard exits, it was unclear how they ended up on the road. Matthews Public Works and NCDOT cleared the rocks and traffic resumed by 1:30 pm.

One Good Thing: Saturday, August 24, from 11 am-2 pm, Novant Health will celebrate their silver anniversary in Matthews. The all-ages 25th-anniversary celebration includes services such as skin cancer education, and the mobile mammography unit. Don’t worry. It’s not all medical fun. The event includes live music, refreshments, a NY style ice cart, and booths with community partners the Matthews Library and Matthews Rotary Club. Find the fun in the Novant Health Matthews Medical Center parking lot.