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Jim Taylor served four terms as the seventeenth Mayor of the Town of Matthews and sat on the Board of Commissioners for ten years. During his time leading Matthews, Jim was also appointed Mayor Pro-Tem by his colleagues and spent time on numerous advisory boards and committees including Matthews Volunteer Fire Department, Matthews HELP Center, chaired the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO), Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC), Matthews Alive! and several others. The objective of Inside Matthews is to get everyone in the loop and for Jim to share his ideas and thoughts about the Matthews Community, with the Matthews Community. Jim will share information on and about the Town of Matthews, from the inside, out. His vision is to communicate with the listener how Matthews has evolved from the small cotton and railroad town it began as, to the thriving destination and successful business center it is today. Tune in periodically to hear Jim have conversations with local business, civic and political leaders from Matthews, North Carolina to hear about what’s happening Inside Matthews.

Jim Taylor served four terms as the seventeenth Mayor of the Town of Matthews and sat on the Board of Commissioners for ten years. During his time leading Matthews, Jim was also appointed Mayor Pro-Tem by his colleagues and spent time on numerous advisory boards and committees including Matthews Volunteer Fire Department, Matthews HELP Center, chaired the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO), Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC), Matthews Alive! and several others. The objective of Inside Matthews is to get everyone in the loop and for Jim to share his ideas and thoughts about the Matthews Community, with the Matthews Community. Jim will share information on and about the Town of Matthews, from the inside, out. His vision is to communicate with the listener how Matthews has evolved from the small cotton and railroad town it began as, to the thriving destination and successful business center it is today. Tune in periodically to hear Jim have conversations with local business, civic and political leaders from Matthews, North Carolina to hear about what’s happening Inside Matthews.

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Jim Taylor served four terms as the seventeenth Mayor of the Town of Matthews and sat on the Board of Commissioners for ten years. During his time leading Matthews, Jim was also appointed Mayor Pro-Tem by his colleagues and spent time on numerous advisory boards and committees including Matthews Volunteer Fire Department, Matthews HELP Center, chaired the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO), Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC), Matthews Alive! and several others. The objective of Inside Matthews is to get everyone in the loop and for Jim to share his ideas and thoughts about the Matthews Community, with the Matthews Community. Jim will share information on and about the Town of Matthews, from the inside, out. His vision is to communicate with the listener how Matthews has evolved from the small cotton and railroad town it began as, to the thriving destination and successful business center it is today. Tune in periodically to hear Jim have conversations with local business, civic and political leaders from Matthews, North Carolina to hear about what’s happening Inside Matthews.

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English


Episodes

Matthews Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department

4/11/2022
The Town of Matthews has quite a few fantastic parks. From our “premier” event park, Stumptown Park, to small pocket parks like Country Place and KP Parks, there’s a place for everyone. In this episode of Inside Matthews, Jim sits down to talk to the Director of the Town of Matthews Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, Cory King and Scott Rawls, our Parks Manager. Connect with Inside Matthews on the Web, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We’d love to hear from you to. If...

Duration:00:53:29

Tina Whitley

2/18/2022
Thanks for listening to the award -winning Inside Matthews podcast, voted by the readers of the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly as their favorite local podcast. Jim is back in the studio this week having a conversation with an outstanding member of the “Matthews Family”, Tina Whitley. Tina has been instrumental in many of the happenings in Matthews over the years including Artfest and Matthews Alive. She’s been active with the Rotary Club of Matthews, Kiwanis and was Executive Director for the...

Duration:00:46:21

Jim and Chris Talk About Inside Matthews

12/24/2021
Jim invited Chris back from behind the computer to in front of the microphone to talk about the Inside Matthews podcast and share a few, little know historical facts about the Town of Matthews like, why is so much named Fullwood around here and where the Matthews name originated from. Our two hosts also share with you their proudest moments and long term vision for Inside Matthews. Please listen, like and subscribe to the award-winning Inside Matthews podcast on your favorite podcasting...

Duration:01:05:21

Sarah Baumgardner with Matthews Playhouse

12/10/2021
Our hometown theater group in Matthews, NC is Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts and since 1995, they’ve “enriched the lives of children, adults and families by inviting them to participate in the world of the performing arts and education”. Earlier, in our 6 episode, we met June Bayless, Howie Labiner and Cassie Prodan of the “Playhouse” and in this new installment of the Inside Matthews podcast, we invited the new Managing Director , Sarah Baumgardner, to stop by the Sweetwater...

Duration:00:33:24

Stumptown AC

11/26/2021
For folks in Matthews, NC, Stumptown AC is our local, hometown soccer team. As a member of the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), Stumptown AC plays at the “crown jewel” of the athletic world in Matthews, the Mecklenburg County owned, Sportsplex at Matthews. Earlier this fall, the team at Inside Matthews was invited to and offered behind the scenes, VIP access to Stumptown AC’s match against Detroit City FC. Before, during and after the match, Jim Taylor walked around the pitch...

Duration:00:49:57

Matthews Human Services Council and Natisha Rivera-Patrick

10/22/2021
The Matthews Human Services Council, in essence, connects community non-profits in and around Matthews, NC. Their mission is to “enhance the quality of life for the people living in the Matthews area by collaborating and being the driving force with local agencies, organizations and institutions to help resolve community needs”. In this episode of the Inside Matthews podcast, recorded in the Historic Reid House, Jim sits down to talk to HSC Board President Bill Helms and Vice President...

Duration:00:54:29

Commissioner Jeff Miller

10/8/2021
Earlier this year, Commissioner Jeff Miller made the decision to not seek re-election to the Town of Matthews Board of Commissioners. Not including his time on the Park & Recreation Advisory Committee, Jeff has proudly served the citizens of the Town of Matthews for over fourteen years. During this time, Matthews has certainly grown and become quite the destination not only for restaurants, entertainment venues but for it's parks and cultural resources as well. Listen as Jim Taylor, the...

Duration:01:03:40

Nate Huggins and Blessed Assurance Adult Daycare

9/24/2021
For well over twenty years, Nate Huggins has been a fixture in the Matthews Community. Always having a contagious, positive attitude, Nate embodies what we at Inside Matthews love to share; the special people and organizations that make Matthews, Matthews. Now in their third decade, Nate's organization, Blessed Assurance Adult Daycare provide a necessary service to seniors in the Matthews Community. Listen as Jim has a conversation with Nate about his community involvement, as well as the...

Duration:00:50:31

Season 2 Kickoff with Chris Melton

9/10/2021
We're thrilled to kick of the second season of our award winning podcast that features the special people and organizations that make Matthews, Matthews. In this episode, Jim takes you behind the scenes of Inside Matthews and has a conversation with Chris Melton. Chris edits and produces the podcast and, along with Jim, shares his vision and mission Inside Matthews.

Duration:00:43:50

The Matthews - Mint Hill Weekly

8/13/2021
Justin Vick and Adrian Garson are the editor and publisher of our community's local newspaper, The Matthews - Mint Hill Weekly. Each week, they're responsible for publishing and distributing thousands of copies throughout Matthews, and neighboring town Mint Hill, and they also create content for two additional publications, plus twelve social media sites. In this episode of Inside Matthews, Jim talks to Justin and Adrian about what goes in to producing one of the area's top publications as...

Duration:00:40:59

Matthews Police Department

7/30/2021
Chief Clark Pennington has led the Matthews Police Department since January, 2018 and, in this episode of Inside Matthews, Jim has a conversation with Chief Pennington about his background in law enforcement and what led him to Matthews, NC. Public Information Officer (PIO) Tim Aycock joins the Chief and Jim to discuss the make-up of the police department, including the different divisions (or bureaus), policing strategies and the Chief's vision for the future of Matthews Police Department.

Duration:00:53:08

The 18th Mayor of Matthews, Paul Bailey

7/16/2021
Paul Bailey served the citizens of the Town of Matthews for 30 years, most recently as the 18th Mayor of the Town. In this episode of Inside Matthews, Jim talks to Paul about his role as a charter member of the Matthews Transportation Advisory Committee, his time serving parents and students, representing District 6 on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education and the transformation of Matthews during his terms as Commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem of Matthews, NC.

Duration:00:57:28

Matthews Alive!

7/2/2021
Matthews Alive! is returning in this Labor Day Weekend and in this episode of Inside Matthews, Jim sits down to have a conversation with Executive Director Lee Anne Moore and the Chairperson of the Matthews Alive! Board of Directors, Julie Bee. They talk a little bit about the history of the festival, currently in it's 29th year, and the inner workings of hosting one of the area's largest events as we emerge from a pandemic. Listen to the entire episode to hear the exclusive announcement on...

Duration:00:57:06

Matthews Fire & EMS

6/18/2021
Jim is back on the road for this episode of Inside Matthews to have a conversation with the current and a few of the previous Chiefs of Matthews Fire & EMS. Recorded on-site at Station 1 on South Trade Street, this episode features Rob Kinniburgh, Dennis Green and Cal Higgins as they tell the story of how the department has evolved from Matthews-Morningstar Volunteer Fire Department in 1953 to the current, modern day, Town of Matthews Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Duration:00:57:54

Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts

6/4/2021
"Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts began in January of 1995 with the idea to create a theatre for children in the Matthews area. The original Board of Directors consisted of parents, theatre professionals and educators that wanted to create a venue for young people to perform and view quality theatre." In this episode of Inside Matthews, Jim sits down at center stage, in the Fullwood Theater, to have a conversation with MPH Founder and Artistic Director, June Bayless, previous Board...

Duration:00:43:45

The Historic Reid House & Matthews Historical Foundation

5/21/2021
The Matthews Historical Foundation was formed in 1987 by a group of local citizens and currently owns and operates the Historic Reid House and the award winning Matthews Heritage Museum. In this special episode of Inside Matthews, Jim Taylor goes on location to the Reid House to have a conversation with the current President of the Matthews Historical Foundation, Becky Willard, John Urban who serves on the Board of Directors for the Matthews Historical Foundation and the Executive Director...

Duration:00:51:31

The 16th Mayor of Matthews, Lee Myers

5/7/2021
Lee Myers, a life-long resident of Mecklenburg County, served as the Mayor of the Town of Matthews for 18 years, from 1991 to 2009. Prior to his election as Mayor, Lee was a member of the Board of Commissioners in Matthews for four years. In 2009, NC Governor Beverly Perdue awarded Lee the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, which is one of the highest civilian honors in the state of North Carolina. In this episode of Inside Matthews, Jim sits down to have a conversation with Lee about what led...

Duration:00:57:38

Sergeant Michelle Archer, Retired

4/23/2021
Sergeant Michelle Archer (Ret.) most certainly left her mark on the Matthews Community before retiring from the Matthews Police Department a few years ago. Michelle served our Town as a School Resource Officer (SRO) for several schools but she made the greatest impact on students during her time at Butler High School. She possessed an incredible ability to relate and connect with students, known affectionately as her "Butler Babies", like no one else. In this Episode of Inside Matthews, Jim...

Duration:00:44:00

The 12th Mayor of Matthews, Kress Query

4/13/2021
In 1969, life-long resident Kress Query became the 12th Mayor of the Town of Matthews. Since then, Kress has made an immeasurable impact on our town, including playing a key role in the development of the Town's first zoning ordinance. The Query Family can trace their roots in Matthews back to the 1700's and they're descendants of an individual who signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (Meck Dec), prior to the national Declaration. Jim recently sat down to have a conversation...

Duration:00:58:29

Inside Matthews

4/9/2021
In this initial episode, Jim Taylor, former four-term Mayor of the Town of Matthews shares his objective and vision for Inside Matthews. Tune in periodically to hear Jim have conversations with local business, civic and political leaders from Matthews, North Carolina to hear about what's happening Inside Matthews.

Duration:00:06:17