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Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly Newspapers

Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly Newspapers

Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly

Matthews-Mint Hill USA WEEKEND inside! Volume 3, Number 42 • Oct. 22-28, 2010 www.matthewsminthillweekly.com Pure Taqueria opens in downtown Matthews page 3 Matthews launches new downtown parking rules page 6 Inside ... Mint Hill’s Summerwood building rules remain page 10 News Briefs .........................6 Letters ...............................13 Education ...........................18 Calendar/Crossword ..........19 Arts ...................................20 Sports ...............................22 Movies ..............................25 Classifieds..........................28 ★ Ann Newman NC House District 103 Matthews teen launches Medical Mission in Kenya During a mission trip to Kandaria, Kenya, Matthews teen Mariah Hughes (above, center) carries rocks along with local tribe members. Goodbye, white oak 100-year-old tree to be bulldozed for Covenant Day School athletic expansion by Kara Lopp kara@matthewsminthillweekly.com A white oak tree in Matthews rumored to be 100 years old won’t be spared during the expansion of Covenant Day School’s athletic facilities at Warner Park, Head of School Marni Halvorson said this week. The tree has been the focus of recent pleas from neighbors in the adjoining Sardis Forest neighborhood. Neighbor Deanna Burns even tied a yellow ribbon and silk, yellow flowers around its trunk. (see White oak on page 12) Endorsed by: North Carolina Police Benevolent Association Charlotte Fire Fighters Association North Carolina Association of Educators Headwaters Campaign North Carolina Association of Social Workers North Carolina Hospital Association North Carolina Advocates for Justice Home and Hospice of the Carolinas Conservation Council of NC North Carolina Nurses Association Lee Myers – Former Mayor of Matthews Tina Ross – Mint Hill Town Commissioner Kress Query – Matthews Town Commissioner Chipp Bailey – Mecklenburg County Sheriff Learn more at www.votenewman.com by Josh Whitener news@matthewsminthillweekly.com Whenever someone in the western Kenyan town of Kandaria gets sick, it’s a 3-mile trip – often on foot – over rough terrain to the doctor. In this town of about 6,000 people that can include women in labor. (see Kandaria on page 16) Bank acquires Erickson property at foreclosure sale Matthews site was to be home for upscale retirement community by Frank DeLoache frank@matthewsminthillweekly.com In a matter of minutes Oct. 14 and with only one bid, PNC Bank acquired the 106-acre site in Matthews where the Erickson Retirement company once planned to build as many as 1,100 apartment-style homes. According to Mecklenburg County court records, Erickson borrowed $10 million from the Pittsburgh, Pa., bank on Aug. 27, 2008, using the 106 acres on McKee Road, near (see Erickson on page 15) Photos courtesy of Mariah Hughes

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