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MATTHEWS – Matthews United Methodist Church will hold a special service to celebrate the Savior's birth as children show their version of the Nativity with costumes, scenery and music.

As we close out this year with life giving us glimpses of what “normal” looks like, I am reminded of how many incredible women we have in our communities who have carried us through the past 18 months by giving of their time, their talents and their resources.

There is a person in my neighborhood who spends 15 minutes a few days a week raking leaves from the gutters leading to the storm drains to the top of the hill. He then puts them in an old garbage roll-out marked “Yard,” but he then takes them to his backyard. He’s been doing this for the pas…

MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department is working with the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshall’s Office to determine the cause of a Nov. 17 house fire in which authorities found human remains.

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WEDDINGTON – Southeastern Gymnastics in Weddington has built itself into a top-tier club producing champions at the state, regional and national levels. Its reputation for having gymnasts continue their career in college is not bad either.


CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools decided on boundaries Nov. 9 for a 45-classroom building on the Mint Hill Middle School campus that will relieve overcrowding at Bain, Lebanon Road and Piney Grove elementary schools starting in the 2022-23 school year.


MATTHEWS – While Mayor John Higdon was visiting Chester, S.C. in the spring of 2020, banners displayed on light poles throughout town caught his eye. The banners featured photos, names and branch of service for local veterans.

MINT HILL – Twannna Henderson will replace outgoing Commissioner Mike Cochrane on the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners following the results of Election Day.

CHARLOTTE – With deer mating season underway, AAA Carolinas is urging motorists to be cautious and extra vigilant on the roads to help avoid collisions, as October through December is considered to be the worst months of the year for vehicle collisions with animals.

WINSTON-SALEM – Due to decreased demand, Novant Health will reduce the hours of operation for its COVID-19 testing locations in Winston-Salem and East Mecklenburg. The health care system will also close COVID-19 testing operations at its Salisbury location.