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Chief Dunn: Hate Has No Place in Davidson

March 25. This was written by Penny Dunn, chief of police in Davidson, in response to the shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colo: Often, we pause for a moment when we see violent events happening in other parts of the United States and then continue on with our lives, believing terrible things do not happen […]

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High school students can enter Congressional Art Competition

March 25. US Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12) is sponsoring the North Carolina Congressional Art Competition, which is open to Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school students who reside in and/or attend school in the 12th Congressional District. “From Romare Bearden of Charlotte to Herb Jackson of Davidson and many others, the 12th District has a lot of artistic […]

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Passover begins Saturday evening

March 25. Passover, also known as Pesach in Hebrew, is one of the most important festivals in the Jewish calendar. lt begins the evening of Saturday March 27 and ends the evening of Sunday April 4. It commemorates God liberating Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt and Moses leading them to their freedom as a […]

Davidson activated Emergency Operations Center

March 18. The Town of Davidson has activated it emergency operation center because of the possibility of severe weather conditions. For non-emergency concerns, such as a tree in the road, contact the EOC directly by phone at 704-940-9643. This will help reduce congestion for emergency dispatch.

Fire safety: More time at home means more risk

March 12. By Dave Vieser. Local and statewide fIre officials are asking residents to be wary of fires in light of so many people staying home. Although there were 1,586 local fire calls in 2020, none of the fires were fatal and only one injury was sustained during the entire year. Statewide, there was a […]

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Forum provides many perspectives on work force housing crisis

Graphic: National Apartment Association March 11. Affordable housing, also known as workforce housing, is the subject of an online forum on March 30 called “Our Housing Future: Needs, Goals & Solutions.” It’s sponsored by the Davidson College Deliberative Citizenship Initiative and Center for Civic Engagement, and the North Mecklenburg Economic Mobility Collaborative (NEMC). Property values […]

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 […]