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2 Davidson Community Players’ shows at Cain Center next year

Oct. 16. Davidson Community Players will mount two of its 2024 shows at Cain Center for the Arts in Cornelius. Davidson Community Players’ first show at Cain Center will be Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” which will run from Jan.25-27, 2024. Adapted from the 2013 movie, this one-hour version of the Broadway musical will enchant families across […]

Smithville Community Coalition receives Canopy Housing Foundation grant award

July 31. More than 120 area Realtors and representatives from community organizations gathered for the Canopy Housing Foundation’s annual Grants Celebration to recognize the dedication and work of 19 non-profit organizations with $55,000 in funding. The Smithville Community Coalition has been awarded $3,000 to be utilized for Homeownership Financial Education classes for potential homeowners and […]

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Confederate monuments will be topic of UiC large group meeting this month

April 14. Guest speaker Hilary N. Green, Davidson College, professor of Africana Studies, will explore the topic “Confederate Monuments — what’s all the fuss?” at the Unity in Community large group meeting Saturday, April 29. Green will speak on what was the catalyst for the Civil War, the aftermath and the purpose of monuments, including […]

Dawne Kakitsis at the entrance to the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition office on Catawba Avenue.

Smithville was. Smithville is. Smithville will be.

Feb. 24.  Editor’s note: The Smithville Community Coalition is gearing up both as a nonprofit and as an advocate for the historically African American community on the east side of Cornelius, primarily on the south side of Catawba Avenue. This article was written by a coalition staff member to help the public understand their work. […]

UiC celebrates five years and friends are invited

Jan. 11. Unity in Community North Meck will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a party for friends and family on Saturday, Jan. 28. There will be food, entertainment, games and more to recognize the milestone and celebrate five years of fellowship and friendship, social justice protests and community support, and eduction and action. The event […]

State Sen. Natasha Marcus, District 41, said “I was honored to be the one to share this good news with Ms. Dixon and wish her and her students lots of educational fun with their garden project.” Photo Pioneer Community School

Pioneer Springs Community School gets GO Grant

Nov. 1. Pioneer Springs Community School and teacher Sandra Dixon received a Go Outside “GO Grant” of $3,500 for a project to provide outdoor garden experiences to students and explore hands-on learning environments. GO Grants are funded by The Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council and Trust Fund and are awarded to applicants across the state to […]

Candidates forum tonight for county commissioners, School District 1

Oct. 10. Unity in Community, along with a number of local organizations, will hold its second of three North Mecklenburg Community and Candidates Racial Equity Forums tonight. Monday, Oct. 10 | 6:30-8:30 pm Where: David B. Waymer Center, 14008 Holbrooks Rd., Huntersville In person or Zoom (Register here for Oct 10 event) Candidates for: Mecklenburg […]


July 18 really was a BIG day at the lake

By Dru Willis. More than 200 at-risk children dove into all things Lake Norman for Big Day at the Lake July 18, some of them experiencing tubing, swimming, and boating for the first time. A volunteer armada of Boat Hosts—more than 100 strong—and six dozen volunteers, as well as police and firefighters, made it all happen. […]


Farmers Market grows

July 31. The Peninsula Farmers Market, held in the Yacht Club parking lot each Thursday, is catching on. Planned for Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, the market features a wide variety of vendors. It turns out every Farmers Market is different. While the Davidson Farmers Market may feature a greater variety of fresh […]