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Davidson Housing Coalition gets $300K grant from county

Aug. 23. The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners has agreed to a $300,000 grant for rent subsidies at the Hoke Townhome development in Davidson. The Davidson Housing Coalition will purchase eight townhomes for permanently affordable rentals. They will be distributed throughout the development and managed by DHC. Alliance Group is building 81 townhouses on the […]

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Davidson Run for Green is Oct. 2

Aug. 23. Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) will hold the 16th annual Run For Green in downtown Davidson on Saturday, Oct. 2. The race, with 5K, 10K and half-marathon events, showcases several neighborhoods and popular greenways, wildlife corridors, and Treasure Trees. They had 900 runners in 2019; last year’s event was virtual due to COVID> “While […]

Back-to-school tips for parents, commuters and other drivers on the road

Aug. 20. The American Red Cross/Greater Carolinas offers these reminders to commuters and other drivers as the school year begins. Drivers: Slow down Drivers should be aware that children are out walking or biking to school and slow down, especially in residential areas and school zones. Motorists should know what the yellow and red bus […]

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Davidson Commissioners opt for immediate indoor mask mandate

Aug. 19. By Dave Yochum. After an hours’ worth of discussion Thursday evening, the Davidson Town Board voted 5-0 to enact a town-wide mask mandate. They considered waiting to begin the indoor mask mandate on Monday, and then Friday at 5 pm, but agreed it was urgent for the sake of public health for masking […]

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Davidson will vote on mask mandate Thursday

Aug. 18. The Davidson Board of Commissioners will hold a virtual special meeting on Thursday to decide on whether to enact a town-wide mask mandate immediately or wait 10 days for the Mecklenburg County indoor mask mandate to go into effect. Davidson has among the highest vaccination rates as well as lowest infection rates in […]

Davidson is accepting applications for nonprofit grant requests

Aug. 11. Davidson is now accepting applications from nonprofits for grant funding for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.  Go to: www.townofdavidson.org/nonprofitfunding for more information and to apply. The application deadline is Sept. 10. Below are the program grant guidelines:     + Nonprofit agencies must meet a public purpose that the town government does not directly […]

E-bike Demo Day

Aug. 10. Davidson Parks and Recreation is partnering with Mestizo’s Restaurant to offer free test rides with e-bikes from their rental fleet. Come test out an e-bike on Friday, Aug. 20 at the Town Green from 9-11am. Electric-assist bikes are a transportation option. The test ride is available for ages 16-18 with adult. Please bring […]

Davidson National Night Out is Aug. 3

July 23. National Night Out is a really fun event across the country. The Davidson Police Dept.’s crime prevention and community-building edition runs 5 pm to 7 pm Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Roosevelt Wilson Park. This year’s event will offer hamburgers and hot dogs, along with sides and an ice cream truck. There will be […]

15th Annual Back2School event Aug. 14

July 21. Gethsemane Baptist Church in Davidson is partnering with Davidson United Methodist Church, Lake Forest-Davidson and St. Alban’s Episcopal Church on the 15th annual Back2School Community Outreach on Saturday, Aug.14, from 10 am to noon. Back2School aims to equip 600 K-12 students for the upcoming school year by providing book bags and school supplies […]

Mayor Knox running unopposed in Davidson; 8 running for Town Board

July 16. Mayor Rusty Knox is a shoe-in for a third term as mayor of Davidson; he’s running unopposed. Commissioners Jim Fuller, Matthew Fort and David Sitton are not seeking re-election. There are eight candidates for five seats on the Town Board. It’s a non-partisan race, with no official party affiliations. Here are the candidates […]