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Matthews Mayor Pro Tem charged in alleged domestic assault incident

Matthews Mayor Pro Tem charged in alleged domestic assault incident

MATTHEWS – Matthews Mayor Pro Tem Joe Pata was arrested Friday on a domestic assault charge. On Friday, July 24, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Matthews Police Department responded to… Read more »

Drought, heat cripples farmers

Drought, heat cripples farmers

County declares Stage 1 conservation measures Nancy Humphries, owner of Mouton Blanc Farms, walks onto an empty field that once was home to luscious tomatoes, ripe squash and other homegrown… Read more »

National magazine puts spotlight on town

National magazine puts spotlight on town

Family Circle recognizes Matthews as ‘Best Town’ MATTHEWS – Growing up in the SouthPark area of Charlotte, Pam Lang once thought of Matthews as a town you drove through to… Read more »

Pipeline to future drug use

Pipeline to future drug use

Youth marijuana, pharmaceutical drug use stays stagnant, other drug use decreases With adolescents on summer break having more free time, medical professionals are concerned some students use that lack of… Read more »

News Briefs: July 23 to 29

News Briefs: July 23 to 29

Heritage Museum to open ‘The Massey Family Papers’ exhibit MATTHEWS – The Matthews Heritage Museum will open a new exhibit, “The Massey Family Papers: Uncovering the Past,” on Saturday, July… Read more »

Money and the mind

Money and the mind

Local professionals discuss relationship between mental and financial health MATTHEWS – Money and mental health aren’t mutually exclusive – experts say they’re more closely related than most people realize. When… Read more »

County sees increase in dialysis treatment

County sees increase in dialysis treatment

Lawmakers want to eliminate barriers to adding stations Mecklenburg County’s 15 dialysis clinics continue to treat a steady stream of patients for kidney failure, prompting health-care providers to respond by… Read more »

Contractor finds $4M lottery ticket

Contractor finds $4M lottery ticket

MINT HILL – A Mint Hill contractor realized July 14 that he had been driving his truck around for weeks with an unclaimed lottery ticket worth $4 million. James Lampi Jr…. Read more »

Abandoned dog left for dead

Abandoned dog left for dead

Community rallies around injured pit bull, Echo MATTHEWS – A defeated pit bull believed to have been used in illegal dogfighting and left for dead has not forgotten how to… Read more »

Theater group to bring Shakespearean tragedy to Mint Hill stage

Theater group to bring Shakespearean tragedy to Mint Hill stage

Production of ‘Hamlet’ to mix classic drama with modern flair MINT HILL – “To be, or not to be,” pondered by Hamlet, is perhaps the most famous question from a… Read more »