The town of Matthews is a great place to open and operate a small business. Liz Parham, director of the North Carolina Main Street and Rural Planning Center, as well as several small business owners delivered that message at the Matthews Business Summit.
Madison Conrad recently received the Roger Penske Outstanding Student Award by the Technical Foundation. The annual prize of $8,500 is awarded to one UTI student who completes 52 weeks of core curriculum and stands out academically and serves as a good role model and teammate to her fellow classmates.
“Flossy,” formally known as Martha Elizabeth Burnett Marrone, turned 100 years old on Feb. 3, 2017. Family and friends threw her a party in the fellowship hall at Wilson Grove Baptist Church in Mint Hill, where she has been a member her whole life.
Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor, recently re-elected chairman of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization, hopes the meetings this year will be a little smoother than last when, he says, the group was put on the hot seat by former Gov. Pat McCrory, who attempted to toss the Interstate 77 toll lane issue back in their laps.
On a recent Saturday morning, 9-year-old Samuel Manley rested comfortably in a bean bag chair in the children’s room at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system’s Matthews branch practicing his reading skills under the careful guidance of a “Cat in the Hat” and a dog in a red neckerchief.