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COVID-19 hospitalizations climb again; NCDHHS reports 82 deaths

Dec. 2. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services is reporting 4,199 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, up from 2,883 yesterday but fewer than 4,212 reported the day before Thanksgiving. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 climbed by six from yesterdays’s record 2,033. Yesterday was the first time hospitalizations broke through the 2,000 […]

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Public hearing Dec. 7 on Palillo project on W. Catawba

Dec. 2. By Dave Vieser. A proposal to build 252-unit apartment project along with commercial buildings near the intersection of West Catawba Avenue and Junker Drive—around where White House Gardens is now—will be the subject of a public hearing on Monday Dec. 7 at 6 pm. The same proposal generated strong opposition from local residents […]


Good reading in Davidson

ReadDavidson, which encourages people to read a selected book and attend fun and educational book-related events, has selected four books in  multiple age groups for next year’s reading list: Adult (non-fiction): “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent” by Isabel Wilkerson Young Adult/Adult (fiction): “Legendborn” by Tracy Deonn Middle Grades: “Genesis Begins Again” by Alicia D. […]

Legacy Commission asks for feedback on Charlotte street names

Dec. 2. The City of Charlotte Legacy Commission is actively seeking feedback on renaming city streets and local monuments that honor slavery, slave owners, Confederate veterans, supporters of white supremacy and romanticized notions of the antebellum South. Residents can provide feedback by completing an online form or sending an email. The commission said there are […]

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COVID-19 vaccine coming for those most at risk ‘in a few weeks’

Dec. 1. By Dave Yochum. As cases of COVID-19 rise steadily, NC Gov. Roy Cooper said free COVID-19 vaccines are on the way in a few weeks, but “we need to keep doing what we know works,” including wearing masks and social distancing. At a 3 pm press conference, the governor said COVID-19 hospitalizations surpassed […]

New medical building proposed for N. Zion downtown

Dec. 1. A virtual community meeting will be held Wednesday Dec. 2 concerning a proposed medical building to be built near the Antiquity neighborhood. The applicant, MVP Properties of Charlotte, seeks to develop approximately 1.76 acres located on North Zion Avenue to include a one-story 16,000 square feet building devoted to professional/general office uses. The […]

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COVID-19 hospitalizations exceed 2,000 for first time

Dec. 1. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services is reporting another new daily record for COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide: 2,033, an increase of 67 from yesterday. It was the first time hospitalizations broke through the 2,000 mark; there were fewer than 1,200 hospitalized due to COVID-19 statewide one month ago. Gov. Roy Cooper’s new […]

Bring those plants in!

The National Weather Service says it will be seriously cold tonight: Temps will drop to 26 after only getting into the mid-40s today. A low pressure system over the Great Lakes sent unstable air south with snow showers in the mountains of North Carolina. The breeze will make it feel even colder. A Winter Storm […]


Stunning lake shot lands top honors in VLN photo contest

Dec. 1. Taylor Christian’s aerial shot of a sunset in Davidson was Visit Lake Norman’s “Capture Lake Norman” photo contest first-place winner. The local convention and visitors bureau selected three winning photos from nearly 300 submissions that embodied the best of Lake Norman from a tourism perspective. Second place went to Don McDaniel for his […]


COVID-19 hospitalizations in NC double over 2 months

Nov. 30. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services reported a record 1,879 people hospitalized statewide due to COVID-19 on Sunday. But the record stood for only one day, with an increase of 87 patients overnight, for a total of 1,966 hospitalized in today’s NCDHHS report. Some perspective: On Oct. 30, […]