Dog involved in horse attack euthanized
One of two dogs witnesses say attacked a Mint Hill horse last month has been euthanized.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control officers euthanized an American bulldog mix named Bubba Tuesday, Feb. 19, department spokeswoman Melissa Knicely said. Bubba was found on Timber Wood Court in Matthews and owner Michael Roberts of nearby Grier Place, surrendered Bubba to the department.
The other dog, described by Mint Hill police as an orange and brown pit bull named Chucky, is still missing. He was last
seen Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the intersection of Idlewild and Dan Hood roads.
Joker, a 33-year-old horse, died Feb. 6 in the Dan Hood Road pasture where she was born after neighbors saw her being chased by the two dogs. Officials don’t know what caused Joker’s death, but her caretaker suspects she had a heart attack after being chased. It was the fourth time since 2011 Joker had been attacked by dogs owned by Roberts.
Anyone who sees the missing dog should call the Matthews-Mint Hill Dispatch Center at 704-847-5555 or Animal Care & Control at 3-1-1.
Matthews hospital to get new name, logo
Starting April 17, Presbyterian Hospital Matthews will have a new name.
The facility at 1500 Matthews Township Pkwy. will soon be known as Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, according to a news release from the healthcare provider. The name change is part of a system-wide plan to unify all facilities under the umbrella name Novant Health.
The change means a new logo, too, and new signs will be put up at the hospital’s entrances.
Formed in 1997, Novant Health has grown from four to 13 acute care facilities, more than 100 outpatient facilities and more than 350 physician practice facilities in four states, according to the release.
Matthews online survey ends March 4
Through March 4, Matthews residents can take the town’s biannual online citizens survey for a chance to win town
merchandise, Matthews Playhouse tickets and gift certificates to local
The survey is being conducted by an independent research firm, led by Paul Friday, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Survey responses will remain anonymous.
The survey is available online at www.matthewsnc.gov.
Matthews mulls historical designations
The Town of Matthews will soon begin work with the Matthews Historical Society to identify properties within the town that could be deemed historic.
Senior Planner Jay Camp said planning staff has obtained a list of more than 150 “heritage property” sites that could possess some historical significance to the town. Camp said at the Monday, Feb. 25, board of commissioners meeting about 100 of the sites on the list pre-date World War II.
Properties up for consideration include homes, barns, schools, churches, commercial buildings and cemeteries. To view the list, go to www.matthewsnc.gov/TownGovernment/AgendaandMinutes/February252013.aspx and click on “Heritage Property Inventory” under the “Unfinished Business” section of the agenda.
Town commissioners also met with the historical foundation to discuss hiring a historical/cultural coordinator.
Town spokeswoman Annette Privette Keller said the position’s salary hasn’t been set yet.
The coordinator would be responsible for managing the Matthews Historical Museum, recruiting and training volunteers, planning exhibits, cataloging historical collections, writing grants and more.
For more information, call Privette Keller at 704-708-1228.