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Area behind Summit Coffee, Pickled Peach getting a makeover

March 4. That sweet community gathering area behind Summit Coffee and The Pickled Peach in Davidson is getting a makeover. The playground will be moved and improved, brick walkways will be expanded, and water hydrants will be installed for use by the Davidson Farmers Market. During construction the Davidson Farmer’s Market will move down into […]

Brown U president will discuss higher ed post-COVID

March 4. If you’re pondering the value of a college education in the 21st century, a Davidson College Zoom lecture on the evening of March 17 will be helpful, and it’s open to the public. Some of the problems in US higher education that existed before the pandemic have worsened over the past year. Dr. […]

Virtual event Saturday for young people focuses on issues like bullying, dating violence, self esteem

Feb. 25. By Dave Yochum. The North Carolina Parent Teacher Association and Family Mankind will hold a virtual event—Know Your Worth/Teen Empowerment—that will address such issues as dating violence, bullying, self-esteem, and opportunities around future careers on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 am to 2 pm. Joining in the event are the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police […]

Vaccine clinic full

Feb. 22. A vaccine clinic at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson on Tuesday, Feb. 23 is full. It was only available for individuals in Groups 1 and Groups 2.  There were 252 shots available, or nine shots every 15 minutes. Everyone who has an appointment for the first shot will be scheduled to receive […]


Why Lake Norman should support a transportation sale tax

GUEST OPINION. Last week Lake Norman Chamber CEO Bill Russell explained why the chamber is opposed to the proposed sales tax increase for transit in Mecklenburg County. Olee Joel Olsen, a business owner and member of the chamber, disagrees. Here’s why. Feb. 8. By Olee Joel Olsen. As the Lake Norman region grows, our traffic […]


Coronavirus trends: NCDHHS data show some are in the right direction

Feb. 10. COVID-19 hospitalizations and the percent positive rate continue to drop statewide, according to the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. Hospitalizations across North Carolina have declined to levels not seen since early December. The median daily volume of new cases over the past seven days (4,172) compared to the median of the […]

How to apply for NC Education Corps

Feb. 9. Students attending Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will benefit from a new partnership between the NC State Board of Education, the Office of the Governor, local school systems and the N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service. The NC Education Corps will provide emergency relief to public schools by employing talented community members—including current college students […]


Need help with your water bill?

Feb. 9. Charlotte Water is urging customers to ask for help with delinquent utility bills rather than wait for disconnections due to non-payment, which are set to resume later this year. Charlotte Water “Ambassadors” have made more than 9,000 calls to let customers know about financial aid.  “What our Ambassadors learned from the phone call […]


I-77 Express will allow extended commercial vehicles starting Feb. 8

Feb. 5. I-77 Mobility Partners and the NC Dept. of Transportation will allow more types of vehicles into the I-77 Express lanes starting Feb. 8. Larger two-axle vehicles and vehicles pulling single axle trailers can begin using the express lanes. “Expanding the type of vehicle that can enter the toll lanes is an acknowledgment that […]


Artist Talk Tuesday with Deborah Roberts

Feb. 5. Black History Month is a great time to explore Black art. Deborah Roberts, an accomplished artist from Austin, Texas, will discuss her work during a You Tube Live Artist Talk hosted by Davidson College 5-8 pm Feb. 9. Roberts creates marvelous collages that may contain fragments of different features, skin tones, hairstyles and […]