News About Town: The Town of Matthews put a ring on it with Interim Planning Director Jay Camp. Hired in 2006, Jay has been filling the role of Planning Director since the retirement of Kathy Ingrish in 2018.He was recently promoted to permanently fill the role and stated, "I look forward to continuing our longstanding tradition of strong planning and will work to ensure that we maintain and strengthen our high quality of life with thoughtful, sustainable and innovative planning practices."
News Around Town: The first Matthews-only candidate forum took place last night at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Two mayoral and ten town council candidates gathered to discuss Racial Division specific to Matthews. Approximately 80 people were in attendance and they heard responses to a broad range of questions from the moderator and audience relevant to racial disparities in our community. After a two-hour candid discussion moderated by WCCB anchor Tonya Rivens, the evening wrapped up around 9 pm.
One Good Thing: Promise Pajamas, a Charlotte-area nonprofit, is bringing their show on the road to Matthews—a fashion show, that is. Promise Pajamas aims to bring a sense of normalcy to underprivileged children who would otherwise be unable to afford a pair of pajamas. Join the organization Friday, September 6, at Matthews United Methodist Church for an evening of food, a silent auction, and a pajama fashion show. Tickets are $25.