Posted on 13 February 2013.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx gave the keynote speech at a Black History Month event Tuesady at Ingersoll Rand in Davidson. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Black History Month recognizes the advances that African Americans have made on the road from slavery to freedom, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx said in a visit to Ingersoll Rand in Davidson Tuesday. But, he added, there’s still a ways to go.
“We’re not done yet,” the mayor said. “When I go into the urban centers of our city, I see (high) schools where there are 50 percent (graduation rates). I see use mployment lines, long lines of people of every race, background, persuasion. When I think about some of the challenges we face with health disparities, and going on down the list, there are plenty of issues for us to keep working on.” Read the full story
Posted in Beaty-Watson-Armour area, Business, Photo of the Day, Politics
Posted on 31 January 2013.
Community School of Davidson students used new flags at Griffith and Watson streets to lead a group of public works employees back across the street Wednesday. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
We celebrate lots of innovations and traditions here in Davidson, and this week has certainly brought some unique firsts: New crosswalk safety flags on Griffith Street and new trash and recycling cans on Main Street.
That’s right: We had a dedication for new trash cans. Turns out that project has been in the works for a few years, since being proposed by a group of Community School of Davidson students. Meanwhile, the new crosswalk flags also came out of a project at the school.
Drivers on Griffith Street in Davidson this week are finding a new crosswalk safety tactic in use: Bright orange flags that pedestrians can wave to get the attention of passing drivers. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Environment, kids, Life in Davidson, Photo of the Day, Planning & Development, Public safety, Public works, Town Hall
Posted on 25 January 2013.
Posted in Cornelius, Environment, Photo of the Day, Schools