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Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly Newspapers

Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly Newspapers

Matthews-Mint Hill - Carolina Weekly

Matthews-Mint HillUSA WEEKEND inside!Volume 3, Number 33 • Aug. 20-26, 2010Turn the this page...www.matthewsminthillweekly.comLeMay reachesdecisionpage 3Matthews’ Pure Taqueria plansOct. 4 opening page 11Inside ...Minor League BaseballMajor League Fun!Ready forsome highschoolfootball?page 24News Briefs .........................6Letters ...............................10Arts ...................................22Sports ...............................24Calendar/Crossword ..........28Movies ..............................29Classifieds..........................32Inspired creations:An occasional series featuring local artistsWalking on the wild sideLocal wildlife photographersupports exotic animalswith artwork salesby Erica Oglesbynews@matthewsminthillweekly.comNot many people can boast sharingsleeping quarters with a cheetah, butWilliam Dixon can. The cheetah’s namewas Pride and the two met in Africawhere Dixon, a wildlife photographer,was perfecting his art.“Your German shepherd at home isprobably as dangerous as that cheetah,”Dixon said.Skeptical? Dixon, a pharmacist by(see Dixon on page 13)Public vs. privatebattle continuesMatthews couple appeal property decision,ask legislature for helpby Kara Loppkara@matthewsminthillweekly.comThe Matthews couple who remain engulfed in a 20-yearproperty dispute with the Town of Matthews are turning tothe legislature for help.Not for their own case, they say, but to prevent other peopleand municipalities from having similar disputes.Lester and Virginia “Ginger” Wright, of 1115 Home Place,contend that their street, off Reverdy Lane on Matthews’ westside, is private – not public. The town claims the dead-end(see Property on page 8)Enjoy FIREWORKS & FAmILy FuN at the KNIGHTS BALLPARK!Friday @ 7:15 Backpack Giveaway, 1st 1,000 Kids 12 & under, sponsored by Levine Children’s Hospital & Time Warner CableSaturday @ 7:15 Post Game Fireworks, sponsored by Bank of America, WBT, Time Warner Cable,Carolina Weekly Newspaper Group & NewsTalk 1110 WBTJDRF “Swing for a Cure” Baseball Jersey AuctionSunday @ 2:15 Family Day Presented by BB&T, plus kids run the based sponsored by Discovery Place704-357-8071 www.charlotteknights.comHungry? These cheetahs at the Harnas Wildlife Refuge in Namibia, Africa were. (Above) localwildlife photographer William Dixon carries their meal of fresh meat, likely donkey, during arecent trip to photograph the cats. Dixon sells his artwork in Matthews, with a portion of theproceeds benefitting cheetah conservation organizations.Could Matthews, Mint Hilllibrary deals be threatened?Huntersville now refuses to sign agreementby Josh Lanier, Andrew Batten, Frank DeLoache and Kara Loppnews@matthewsminthillweekly.comMatthews and Mint Hill town officials were left scratchingtheir heads this week after Huntersville commissioners decidedthey won’t sign an agreement between Mecklenburg Countymunicipalities and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg library.The agreement, which came before Huntersville commissionersAug. 16, establishes how the library and towns wouldwork together to keep libraries open after a brutal budget session.Citing continued concerns about the number of operatingdays for its regional library, commissioners voted unanimouslyto accept – but not to sign – the agreement. Regardless of(see Libraries on page 19)Photos courtesy of William Dixon

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