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Police chiefs are grand marshalls of N. Meck Christmas parade

North Meck Holiday Parade.

Nov. 18. The chiefs of police in Cornelius and Davidson will be the grand marshalls of the 40th Annual North Meck Holiday Parade on Dec. 3.

Both Davidson Chief Penny Dunn and Cornelius Chief Kevin Black are retiring.

The not-to-miss parade begins on the corner of Griffith and Main streets in Davidson at 1 pm and proceeds south on Main Street into Cornelius where it ends adjacent to Antiquity.

The streets being used for parade staging (Jackson and Watson from Depot to Delburg, Griffith from Main to Sloan/Beaty, and southbound Main from Beaty to Griffith) will close beginning at 10 am. Main Street from Beaty Street in Davidson south to Catawba Avenue will close at noon and will re-open at approximately 3:30 pm.

Chief Dunn

Chief Penny Dunn

Chief Dunn served the Davidson community for over five years, strengthening the department significantly. Dunn’s experience in law enforcement included work in several areas including criminal investigation; day and night shift and specialized unit (including the K-9 unit) command; narcotics; employee recruitment; and cold case investigation.


Chief Black

Chief Kevin Black

Chief Black has served the Cornelius Police Department with distinction for three decades, having come to Cornelius in 1993 after completing a degree in Criminal Justice from Mitchell Community College and risen through the ranks from patrol officer to sergeant, captain, and major. “Chief Kevin Black has served the Cornelius Police Department well for nearly 30 years, and the announcement of his retirement follows many years of outstanding service to our town,” said Mayor Woody Washam.