Cal Ripken Western N.C. All-Stars capture state title
The Cal Ripken League MARA 11-year-old Western North Carolina All-Stars recently won the state championship.
They traveled to the Cal Ripken Regional Championships in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for the tournament.
Team members are Connor Gilbride, Bishop Jones, Landon Hendrix, Austin Parsley, Joey Piccone, Andrew Brouse, Drew Wade, Jack Weiller, Timmy Rutkowski, Creed Gilley, Jack King, Josh McCutcheon, Fulton Little and Mait Hudson. Coaches are Mike Jones, Scott Casey, Chris Hendrix and Greg Brouse. Vanessa Willis
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Commissioners approved a job description and salary range for a new Economic Development Director position Monday night.
That person will help guide development and redevelopment of office parks in Matthews, and attract new businesses to fill those developments. Matthews Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Whitley says it's a much-needed position.
“We'll be working very closely with this person to try and get information out to businesses interested in coming to Matthews,” said Tina Whitley, director of the town's chamber of commerce. “Almost every week we get a call from a business that wants to relocate to Matthews. They tell us the number of square feet they need and ask where they can build in town. We need this person on town staff to give us these kinds of hard facts.”
Town manger Hazen Blodgett says advertising for the Economic Development Director position will begin later this month and will close Sept. 26, then the interview process will begin.
The salary range for the new position is $49,426-$74,138. Melinda Johnston
The Crews Recreation Center will be closed Tuesday-Sunday for routine maintenance work. Vanessa Willis