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Posted in Photo of the Day
Posted on 19 December 2012.
Tom Marshburn answers a reporter’s question at a press conference held at the Cosmonaut Hotel, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. (NASA/Carla Cioffi photo)
Tom Marshburn is back in space today after lifting off at 7:12am EST (6:12pm local time) aboard a Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan. The 1982 Davidson graduate and NASA astronaut is a flight engineer on a 6-month mission to the International Space Station, where he’ll help with medical studies of astronauts on an extended space mission.
Evening temperatures were below freezing as the rocket sped away from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, according to a NASA announcement. Along with Dr. Marshburn are Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko.
(WATCH the launch video here.) Read the full story
Posted in Davidson and the World, Davidson College, Photo of the Day
Posted on 15 December 2012.
Students lit votive candles outside Davidson Elementary School Saturday night after a vigil for victims of the Connecticut shootings. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
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By DAVID BORAKS
It was a somber moment as the sun set Saturday night outside Davidson Elementary School, where the community came together to remember those who died in Friday’s shootings at an another elementary school, in Newtown, Conn. About 125 parents, students and staff, elected officials, clergy, and public safety officers held candles and listened as the names of the dead were read aloud, a handbell ringing after each name.
The candle-light vigil was organized by families from the school and included remarks from local clergy as well as a couple of local students. It came as people across the area struggled to make sense of the tragedy. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, kids, Life in Davidson, Photo of the Day, Photos, Public safety, Schools
Posted on 10 December 2012.
Rabbi Michael Shields, center, of Temple Kol Tikvah, plays dreidel as Justin Gaeta, 10, right, watches. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)
The Jewish Council of Lake Norman held a community Hanukkah Celebration on Sunday evening at the Charles Mack Citizens Center in downtown Mooresville. The annual event included potato latkes, crafts for kids and a “high stakes” dreidel competition. Photographer Gayle Shomer
was there to capture the scene. Read the full story
Posted in Church news, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Photo of the Day