By DAVID BORAKS
In what Davidson Mayor John Woods called a “very special moment to celebrate the heart and soul of Davidson,” a new patio was dedicated in front of the Davidson public library at the start of Town Day Saturday morning. The new space includes more than 1,000 bricks engraved with names or messages of hundreds people and organizations who donated money to help keep the library open this year amid a county budget crisis.
As Mayor Woods spoke, a brown tarpaulin covered the brick-and-cement patio, which was installed last week, just in time for the celebration. After the mayor’s brief speech, a half-dozen volunteers slid the tarp off the bricks, and a swarm of citizens poured into the new space to look for their bricks. Read the full story