Posted on 16 April 2013.
Davidson College students, faculty and staff gathered around the Chambers Building flagpole Tuesday at 11am for a moment of silence for the victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.(David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Davidson College students, staff and professors gathered around the flagpole next to the Chambers Building at 11am Tuesday in a moment of silence to remember those who died or were injured in Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line
. A few people gathered and the crowd quietly grew as students emerged from classes or their dorms.
In a note to fellow students earlier Tuesday, Student Government Association Chris Ragsdale announced the observance. “Our campus community and our country as a whole have been deeply disturbed by the events that occurred in Boston earlier today. It is indeed a sad time, and a time for reflection and remembrance.”
April 16, 2013, Boston.com, “Doctors: Marathon bombs appear to have intentionally included shrapnel; law enforcement officials renew plea for video, photos”
April 16, 2013, NPR.org, “Boston Marathon explosions: Latest developments.”
April 15, 2013, DavidsonNews.net, “Crazy, local runners say, amid Boston Marathon chaos.”
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Posted on 15 April 2013.
Leyla Herrera, 8, of Mooresville, helps guide the canoe for her sister, Lydia, 4. More photos below. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)
CORNELIUS – A crowd came out to the Lake Norman YMCA on Lake Cornelius Saturday for the annual Family Fun Day. Activities included canoeing, archery, sports, bounce houses, face painting, and arts and crafts. The event also was a chance for the Y to promote its summer events, from day camps to the annual triathlon to adaptive water skiing, which allows people with disabilities to learn how to ski.
MORE INFO: http://www.ymcacharlotte.org/lakenorman
Bill Gross holds “Fred”, an inflatable dog, while helping out his daughter, Dr. Lori Hoe, at the booth for new her practice, “Main Street Veterinary Hospital” in Cornelius. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)
Brad Larsen, of Cornelius, coaches his son, Noah, 5, in archery. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)
The band 3 Days Leave of Lawrence, SC, performed. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsponNews.net)
Devin Gilroy, 4, of Cornelius, wears bunny ears while playing in the kids’ obstacle course area. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)
Posted in Cornelius, kids, Photo of the Day
Posted on 12 April 2013.
Local leaders and officials from Carolinas HealthCare System turned over dirt in a ceremony groundbreaking for CHS’s new behavioral health hospital Friday. (CHS photo)
A groundbreaking ceremony was held a midday Friday for Carolinas HealthCare System’s $36 million behavioral health “campus” off N.C. 73 in east Davidson.
Construction has begun on the new hospital and an out-patient mental health clinic, which are scheduled to open in 2014. The hospital is expected to create 155 permanent jobs, including physicians and other staff.
Dr. James Scully
Officials say the hospital fills a critical need in the region. We have more about the hospital plans and a Q&A with CHS executive Dr. Roger Ray, in HEALTH & FITNESS
Speakers at Friday’s event included CHS chief executive Michael C. Tarwater, Medical director Dr. Roger Ray, newly hired chief clinical officer Dr. John Santopietro, and Dr. James H. Scully Jr., medical director and CEO of the American Psychiatric Association, as well as Davidson Mayor John Woods.
2. Davidson Mayor Davidson Mayor John Woods spoke during the groundbreaking. (CHS photo)
Posted in East Davidson, Health & Fitness, Photo of the Day
Posted on 06 April 2013.
Thomas Lurey, 8, holds an albino king snake while his grandfather, Charlie Wilkins, watches. More photos below. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Eight-year-old Thomas Lurey stood next to a table in the courtyard between two Davidson College science buildings Saturday with a white snake draped around his neck, its head in one hand and tail in the other.
“It’s an an albino king snake … It’s non-venomous,” he told a reporter, with the air of an expert.
Thomas and his grandfather, Charlie Wilkins, drove from Greensboro Saturday for the college’s annual Reptile Day, when Davidson College’s Herpetology Lab brings a horde of slithering, climbing and crawling creatures into the sunlight for a few hours. Read the full story
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