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Fitness challenge: It’s town vs. town, and mayor vs. mayor!

Jan. 12. By Dave Yochum. The Centers for Disease Control says the majority of COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S. have occurred in individuals who had underlying conditions, but for 6 percent of COVID-19 deaths, the coronavirus was the only cause mentioned. Back story Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla said the statistic got him to thinking. “What […]

No need for alarm Jan. 13

Jan. 12. More than five dozen outdoor warning sirens around the McGuire Nuclear Station will be tested between 11 am and 1 pm Wednesday, Jan. 13. The test will last for three minutes; some sirens many sound more than once. The test is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and […]


Wooden Stone will close in Davidson

Jan. 11. Wooden Stone, a mainstay of Davidson retail for years, is closing. The owners could not be reached for comment but an employee said the retailer, located at 445 S. Main, is closing because of the pandemic. The store specializes in a wide range of handcrafted objects, supporting the efforts of artists and craftspeople. […]

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Parade for 80th birthday of custodian at Community School of Davidson

Dec. 28. By Lori Tate. Donna Frazier has a superpower: She gets kids excited about doing chores. Frazier, affectionately known as Maw Maw, is the head custodian at Community School of Davidson (CSD), a North Carolina public charter school. Every day after school, the “Trash Kids,” mainly children of staff members, scurry around the school […]

Davidson establishes grants for retailers affected by pandemic

Dec. 14. The Town of Davidson has allocated $40,000 for COVID Business Support Grants to support local businesses which have expenses directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our businesses are a central part of our community. They have shown resilience during this pandemic but need help to operate safely this winter. We hope that this […]

Buxtehude in Davidson

Dec. 23. Organ at Davidson continues its 20-21 season on Jan. 11 with a free, live-streamed concert on Facebook that will include works by Buxtehude, Bach, Franck, Widor, Dupré, and Duruflé. Davidson College Presbyterian Church Director of Music David Brinson will play music from Germany and France starting at 7:30 pm. Since the recital will […]

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A greener holiday season

Davidson Parks and Recreation Dec. 22. Wondering how to make your holidays a little greener? Give gifts in reusable gift bags, metal containers, baskets, or use colorful material, scarfs, or old clothes for wrapping. Have children make their own wrapping paper by sponge stamping paper grocery bags. If every family wrapped just three presents with […]


Davidson Community Foundation launches new emergency fund

Dec. 21. With eviction protections expiring at the end of this month, and the ability to pay both current rent plus any back rent owed a heavy lift for many, the Davidson Community Foundation is planning its third round of grants to local non-profits in mid-January. —Without grant funding for January and February, the Ada […]

Town of Davidson lands communications awards

Dec. 13. The Town of Davidson was recently awarded two Excellence in Communications Awards from the North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers (NCAGIO). Davidson won third place in the graphics category for the FY2020-21 Proposed Budget Snapshot and first place in the Social Media Campaign/Project category for the Public Facilities #TBT information sharing social […]


St. Nick himself will survey Davidson routes Dec. 13-14

Dec. 7. This just in: Santa Claus will be in Davidson for a brief visit to review his Christmas Eve route with the Davidson Fire Dept. Dec. 13 and 14. Santa said everyone should take the appropriate COVID-19 precautions and remember to wear a mask, socially distance and avoid large crowds and gatherings. Here’s the […]