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Access to Four Mile Creek Greenway will be connected to South Trade Street allowing access without crossing the busy street.MATTHEWS, N.C. — Construction work to extend Four Mile Creek Greenway in Matthews could begin in March, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.The work will extend the spur of the greenway that already connects to Brenha...
Access to Four Mile Creek Greenway will be connected to South Trade Street allowing access without crossing the busy street.
The work will extend the spur of the greenway that already connects to Brenham Lane. The path will be lengthened and taken under South Trade Street, which will allow access for pedestrians, bikers, and others directly from the main road. Combined with the existing neighborhood access, the new path will create the potential to enter the greenway without having to cross over busy South Trade Street.
The NCDOT awarded a $2 million contract to Young Construction Co. Inc., of Wake Forest, to begin the work as early as March 13. The project is anticipated to be continued through mid-June.
As early as 2021, tunnel entrances were dug on either side of South Trade Street while crews worked to expand and resurface the roadway.
The N.C. Department of Transportation recently awarded a $2 million contract to complete tunnel construction under S. Trade Street in Matthews to connect access from Brenham Lane to Four Mile Creek Greenway.
Lane closures may be required on South Trade Street while work is being completed, according to the NC DOT.
Officials intend to restrict lane closures to nonpeak travel times on weekdays. Officials pledge to keep all lanes open during both the morning and afternoon commutes.
The greenway links downtown Matthews near Matthews Elementary School with Squirrel Lake Park and East John Street, where the path now continues towards the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews.
This section of the existing 2.26 miles of greenway is separate from the similar named greenway networks that run along McAlpine, McMullen, and Four Mile creeks in south Charlotte near Ballantyne and Pineville. An unfunded portion of the county's master greenway plan does propose connecting the segments.
MATTHEWS, N.C. — From a very young age, North Carolina native Miia Harris knew that performing was her dream. Now, the former Matthews resident is doing big things on the big screen.“When I was really little, when I would get a new book, I would pick a character that I would cast myself as that role, and then I would read the book out loud as that role,” Harris told Your704′s Elsa Gillis....
MATTHEWS, N.C. — From a very young age, North Carolina native Miia Harris knew that performing was her dream. Now, the former Matthews resident is doing big things on the big screen.
“When I was really little, when I would get a new book, I would pick a character that I would cast myself as that role, and then I would read the book out loud as that role,” Harris told Your704′s Elsa Gillis.
“Really, from a young age I was begging my parents to move to LA,” Harris said.
Eleven years and more than 100 auditions later, that dream is becoming her reality.
Harris landed a starring role as “Clawdeen Wolf” in Nickelodeon’s “Monster High: The Movie,” which was released in October.
The week before Harris left for college she auditioned virtually for the movie.
“Then three weeks into school, I ended up booking ‘Monster High: The Movie,’” she said.
Now, Harris gets to do what she loves: transform into something or someone else just like she would as a little girl with her books.
“You get to go on so many adventures. I never would get to be a purple werewolf, but I get to do it so it’s pretty cool,” Harris said.
She hopes this is just the beginning.
Harris knows acting is a tough path. As her career starts to take off, she offers this advice to others considering acting: “My parents did a pretty good job of keeping it real with me. ... I think I just always loved it so, so much that I was like I just don’t think there’s anything else I could do, even if it never works out.
“I think a lot of people have that mentality. If you have this passion for something at the end of the day it doesn’t even really matter if you succeed because it’s what you love to do, and I think to even chase that dream is so fun and exciting.”
You can see Harris again in the sequel to “Monster High: The Movie,” which is scheduled to come out later this year.
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MATTHEWS, N.C. — A new development proposed for a popular area in Matthews is receiving pushback from the neighbors who already live in the area.The master-planned community would sit on 82 acres at Stallings Road and Idlewild Road not far from the Interstate 485 interchange.The land is now mostly undeveloped, but the new proposal would include single-family housing, townhomes and apartments, as well as office, retail and restaurant space....
MATTHEWS, N.C. — A new development proposed for a popular area in Matthews is receiving pushback from the neighbors who already live in the area.
The master-planned community would sit on 82 acres at Stallings Road and Idlewild Road not far from the Interstate 485 interchange.
The land is now mostly undeveloped, but the new proposal would include single-family housing, townhomes and apartments, as well as office, retail and restaurant space.
Locals say the area is already bustling and so busy that opponents of the project argue the roads can’t handle more people living nearby.
“It seems like in Matthews all of a sudden, if there’s land, we must build and it must be high-density,” neighbor Ginger Monette said during a Matthews Town Commission meeting Monday night. “I feel like every time I go on a new road there’s a massive apartment complex. It’s like, I don’t even want to live here anymore.”
On Monday night, the project’s developer -- Pappas Properties -- said it took feedback from a public hearing last month and has hopefully addressed some of the concerns.
The group said it worked with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to incorporate plans for a roundabout at Davis Trace Drive and a relocated Stallings Road. It also proposed plans to widen Idlewild Road.
“I’m scared to death of my wife to go down to the end of Stallings Road and turn at the end of Idlewild (Road),” said Chip McKenzie, a neighbor of the land. “A traffic circle, a traffic circle would make a lot of difference.”
The developer also said it has adjusted plans to have less apartments and less traffic.
The Matthews Town Commission would need to approve a rezoning of the land before the project can move forward. No decision was made on Monday.
Residents will have to wait until after the new year to find out if the town will approve the rezoning that could pave the way for the development. The town commission chose to continue the discussions in its January meeting.
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MATTHEWS, N.C. — Proposed changes to an ordinance could bring more food options to Matthews.The change would allow food trucks to park downtown on the street instead of on private property.ALSO READ: Patty and The Dogs food truck in Charlotte listed for saleA local business owner asked for the change in the town’s current ordinance.The...
MATTHEWS, N.C. — Proposed changes to an ordinance could bring more food options to Matthews.
The change would allow food trucks to park downtown on the street instead of on private property.
A local business owner asked for the change in the town’s current ordinance.
The Carolina Beer Temple doesn’t have a parking lot where food trucks can set up and owner wants the town to allow food trucks on public streets with permission from nearby businesses.
Anndei Chasnoff likes to set up her food truck near her family’s home in Matthews.
She’s limited in where she can sell her tea in town limits.
“We have to park on private property. We park in a business parking lot,” said Chasnoff, the owner of The Boba Tea Bar.
Food truck operators must currently park on private property and can’t block public parking spaces.
That could change.
Town leaders are considering changes to Matthew’s food truck ordinance, which would allow food truck operators to park on public streets downtown.
“It would be great because then we wouldn’t just have to be in one spot,” Chasnoff said. “We can move from one place to another. Go where the people are.”
However, people in the area argue that downtown already comes with enough parking challenges.
Joanna Groothuis goes to school in Matthews and thinks the move would add more congestion to the crowded downtown area.
“Having the big old food trucks and people walking around stresses me out,” said Groothius, a student at Central Piedmont Community College -- Levine Campus. “My first thought is kids running out or adults stepping out -- or the food trucks taking up parking spots.”
The town’s planning director says food truck operators would have to follow rules, such as parking in eligible spaces during specific hours and near designated businesses.
Chasnoff thinks it’s a small sacrifice that can make a big difference in her community.
“It can help,” the food truck owner said. “It doesn’t only help us, but I think it has a positive impact on the local economy.”
The planning board will consider the proposal on April 25 then it’s up to the town commission to give it final approval.
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MATTHEWS – The Town of Matthews Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resource Department has announced its event schedule for 2023.The list contains popular favorites, as well as new offerings – a little something for everyone. Residents in the 28105 zip code will receive the annual events mailer in early February.Date Night Drop-OffHeld on the second Friday of every month at the Crews Recreation Center (1201 Crew...
MATTHEWS – The Town of Matthews Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resource Department has announced its event schedule for 2023.
The list contains popular favorites, as well as new offerings – a little something for everyone. Residents in the 28105 zip code will receive the annual events mailer in early February.
Date Night Drop-Off
Held on the second Friday of every month at the Crews Recreation Center (1201 Crews Road). Activities to keep children (ages 6-13) active and happy while parents spend an evening out. Advance registration is required. There is a small fee.
Matthews Comic Con
Saturday, Jan. 28, at Matthews Community Center (100 E. McDowell St.). Held in partnership with The Temple’s Edge, The Carolina Beer Temple and Rebel Base Comics. The event will feature exhibitors, comics, cosplay, collectibles and more.
Mini, Me, & Tea
Friday, Feb. 10, at Matthews Community Center (100 E. McDowell St.). For children 7 and under with a supporting adult. A Valentine’s Tea with crafts, snacks and beverages. Presenting sponsorship is available.
Friday, March 3, at Crews Recreation Center (1201 Crews Road). Wrestling matches in a family-friendly atmosphere, in partnership with the Patriotic Wrestling Federation. Presenting sponsorship is available.
Friday, March 17, at Matthews Station Street. Live music with Seaboard Brewing beer available for purchase in the designated area. Presenting sponsorship is available.
Main Line Markets
Held Saturdays, March 25, June 24, Sept. 30 and Dec. 16, along West Charles Street. Quarterly pop-up markets feature 50-plus vendors selling handmade goods, food trucks, music and craft beer from Carolina Beer Temple. Vendors curated by email@example.com.
The Great Easter Eggspedition
March 31 to April 9. Participants download the GooseChase app on their phones, solve a dozen clues and find Easter eggs hidden throughout Matthews. New this year businesses can join as egg locations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Earth Day/Kids in Nature Day
April 15 at Squirrel Lake Park (1631 Pleasant Plains Road), in partnership with HAWK. STEM activities, vendors, fishing, hikes and eco-friendly exhibits. More information is available at hawkncwf.org.
Beats ‘n Bites presented by Harris Teeter
Last Friday of each month, April through September, in Stumptown Park (120 S. Trade St.) from 5 to 9 p.m. This popular event features food trucks of varied cuisine and a lineup of bands, as well as beer from Seaboard Brewing. Possible associate sponsorships are available.
Shred Event at MUMC
Saturday, April 22, in the parking lot at Matthews United Methodist Church (801 S. Trade St).
Festival of India
Saturday, April 29, at Stumptown Park (120 S. Trade St.). The celebration of Indian culture includes art, authentic food, dance and exhibits.
Par 2 Disc Golf Tournament
May at Squirrel Lake Park (1631 Pleasant Plains Road). Family disc golf open to all levels with registration going live in February.
BeachFest Matthews presented by Novant Health – Matthews Medical Center
May 12 and 13 in Stumptown Park (120 S. Trade St.). This annual event features beach music, shag dancing, exhibits, food vendors, a carnival, and small shops at this first street festival of the spring. Small shop and commercial vendor spaces are available.
June 19 in Stumptown Park (120 S. Trade St.). In partnership with the Cultural Diversity Advisory Board, this new event will include music, art, a keynote address, vendors and family-friendly activities. Presenting sponsorship is available.
Independence Day Celebration (combined with Beats ‘n Bites)
Friday, June 30, at Stumptown Park (120 S. Trade St.). Food trucks, activities, and a concert are available at Stumptown Park. Then move to Matthews United Methodist Church (801 S. Trade St.) or MARA (Arthur Goodman Park, 1200 S. Trade St.) viewing areas for fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks have been made possible by MARA and will be launched from its fields.
Cool Vibes Indoor Concert Series
Aug. 12 and 26 at Fullwood Theater (100 E. McDowell St.). Specialty acts, hors d’oeuvres, beer/wine in a cool atmosphere. Presenting sponsorship is available.
Matthews Alive Festival presented by Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
Sept. 1 to 4 at downtown Matthews. The traditional four-day street festival returns with a full carnival, food vendors, 150+ small shops, exhibits, and multiple stages of entertainment. Commercial business and small shop vendor spaces are available at matthewsalive.org. Area sponsorships are available.
Crews Family Fun Nights
Held the first Friday night of each month, October through March, at Crews Recreation Center (1201 Crews Road). Advance registration is required. A family-friendly activity/theme each month. Presenting sponsorship is available.
Saturday, Oct. 21, at Stumptown Park (120 S. Trade St.). A celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, including music, dance, art and food vendors.
The Jingle Jam concert will be held Friday night, Dec. 1 (Presenting Sponsorship is available). The Winter Wonderlights park and tree lighting will be held Saturday, Dec. 2. There will also be photos with Santa, the menorah lighting, a Kwanzaa celebration, the Nutcracker performances, Drop ‘n Shop, Noon Year’s Eve and more.
The department hosts other programs at the community center, art center, and Crews Recreation Center as well as a large list of summer camps.