Posted on 10 March 2010.
Robert Carrington (at center), currently at Vance High, talked with parents and students at Bailey Middle about his new role as band director for the new William A. Hough High School.
Robert Carrington of Vance High was a judge Tuesday at Bailey Middle’s band concert. Parents, however, were more interested in him as the newly-named band director for William A. Hough High School. He is one of many teachers who have been hired to staff the new school. We have a report on that, plus boundary concerns for North Meck related to this fall’s opening of Hough High.
In other matters, we have reports on Pine Lake Prep‘s work to collect donations for victims of Haiti’s earthquake, Davidson Day‘s blood drive Thursday, a Miss Clemson contestant with Davidson ties, and several calendar items. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Schools
Posted on 09 March 2010.
The Gatch Band consists of, from left: Will Keenan, Jimmy Gatch, Matt Dockery, Mason McClanahan and Chris Pope.
Spring has sprung at last, and none too soon. What a long winter for Davidson! The songbirds seem to be in high form of late, and that got us feeling musical. Therefore, today’s column is a feature on our local Fab Five, the Gatch band, whose talented musicians have been invited to compete Saturday in a “Battle of the Bands” event at NoDa’s Neighborhood Theater.
The band has two members who sing in the Davidson United Methodist Church youth choir: Will Keenan and Jimmy Gatch. Read the full story
Posted in Around Davidson, barbee farms, Calendar
Posted on 05 March 2010.
Stephen Curry will be back home Saturday to play his dad’s team, the Charlotte Bobcats. The former Wildcat would have been playing in Charlotte as part of the Southern Conference tournament if he hadn’t gone pro in the spring. Instead, he is in town as a rookie star for the NBA, averaging 15.6 points per game and leading his team in assists.
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Posted in Calendar, Davidson College, Scoreboard
Posted on 04 March 2010.
The folks at Armin's Catering posed with their bridal spread at the Feb. 20 expo. L-r: Kyle Yocum, Armin Desch, Lea Cookson, Carlo Rossi, Kimberly Barrouso, Gary Myerscough and Jake Whittmer. (Photos courtesy of Inprints Photography)
We wrote in November about how Armin’s Catering was chosen by the town’s parks department to book events and manage Beaver Dam Park. (See “Beaver Dam Park” to relive the ribbon cutting ceremony.) On Feb. 20, the company put the lovely location to good use, holding a bridal expo that featured a real wedding ceremony for one lucky couple. We have a report on how the day went for newly-officially-weds William and Jennifer Shepardson.
And just in time for March Madness we have a delightful photo from the super fans in the “D-block” section of Davidson College basketball games. They recently welcomed a new young member into their ranks.
Speaking of the men’s basketball team:
Good luck at the SoCon tourney, Wildcats!
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Posted in Around Davidson, barbee farms, Business, Davidson College
Posted on 03 March 2010.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a human tree of students from Community School of Davidson!
Community School of Davidson got ready for Arbor Day by forming a “human tree” Friday afternoon.
We have a report about the involvement of CSD 8th graders in Davidson’s Arbor Day celebration, plus news of Bailey Middle‘s win at Battle of the Books, Davidson IB‘s win at a Black History Bowl, history day at Woodlawn, and local sports news.
Our calendar includes this weekend’s Run Too Overcome and an upcoming event featuring Davidson College’s take on “Math Madness” Read the full story
Posted in Schools
Posted on 02 March 2010.
Tuesday’s snowfall is causing cancellations for some after-school activities at area schools. That includes a parent meeting for Hough High, which has been rescheduled. Also, Mooresville schools closed early. See below for more, and check back for updates as more weather-related information comes in. Read the full story
Posted in Schools
Posted on 25 February 2010.
The insignia of the Eagle Scout includes this special neckerchief and also the eagle medal pinned on the left pocket. See below for Davidson's three newest Eagle Scouts.
Feb. 8 marked the official 100th birthday of the Boys Scouts of America. In an oft-told story among scouts, the BSA was founded by journalist W.D. Boyce after he became lost at a foggy street corner in London and a boy took his arm and helped him get oriented. The boy then famously refused a tip, saying he was only doing his duty as a scout. Mr. Boyce was so impressed that it is said he headed back to America and founded the BSA.
We’ve had our own foggy mornings here in Davidson of late, and we certainly have lots of scouts in our town to offer assistance. In fact, at Scouting for Food Saturday, on the same day this year as the BSA anniversary, the Davidson collection point (in the parking lot of Davidson United Methodist Church) tallied over five tons of food destined for the Loaves & Fishes pantry.
The Davidson Lions Club is the sponsor of both Troop 58 and Cub Pack 58. In honor of the BSA centenary, we have a column devoted to the recent activities of our scouts. Sunday saw an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for three in Troop 58, held at the congregation house for Davidson College Presbyterian Church. The very next night, the same space was transformed from Eagle Court to Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet, celebrating the achievements of Cub Pack 58. We have news of both events.
Happy Anniversary, Scouts!
Posted in Around Davidson, barbee farms
Posted on 24 February 2010.
The flurry of departure for parents of Davidson Elementary fifth graders was made a bit easier by Steve Vetrone, who set up a free coffee stand in the bus loading area. Mr. Vetrone is a manager at Summit Coffee and the father of Morrigan Vetrone, one of the fifth graders on the 2010 D.C. tour.
A caravan of buses rolled out of Davidson Elementary at 6:15 Wednesday morning, headed for the nation’s capital. The school’s entire fifth-grade will spend the next three days in a whirlwind tour that will take in the Smithsonian museums, Arlington Cemetary, the Holocaust Museum, national memorials, the White House and even a meeting with Congressman Mel Watt on the steps of the Capitol. Trip coordinator Thomas Underhill said this year’s tour includes a total of 216 students, parent chaperones and teachers.
We hope they all stay warm! Meanwhile, School Notes this week has reports on the new library at McKinney Academy, recognition for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ North Area Superintendent Monique Gardner-Witherspoon, poster contest winners at Woodlawn, a new LKN Rotary Club scholarship for high school seniors, and a Davidson IB teacher in the news. All that plus a calendar of events, including the upcoming Run Too Overcome 5K.
The predawn departure of four busloads of Davidson Elementary fifth-graders, bound for a three-day tour of D.C.
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Posted in Calendar, Schools