Posted on 22 September 2014.
Posted in Davidson College, Davidson history, Photos
Posted on 10 September 2014.
Posted in Calendar, Davidson history
Posted on 27 May 2014.
Listen to Will Coley’s moving audio story about his research into the Georgia plane crash, and read his account of growing up in Davidson, in the shadow of that tragedy.
AUDIO: “Southern Flight 242: Bringing My Father Home”
Listen to Will Coley’s audio story “Southern Flight 242: Bringing My Father Home.” Click the play button to start. Public radio fans will recognize the man introducing the piece, Jay Allison, producer of the “This I Believe” series. He and Vicky Merrick assisted in production of the story. Can’t see the player or hear the audio? CLICK HERE> (MP3, 27 min, 11 sec)
My journey to Davidson, New Hope and discovery
By WILL COLEY
Whenever I name Davidson as my hometown, people often ask me if my family is somehow connected to Davidson College. They’re surprised when I say that we didn’t come to town via an academic route.
In 1977 my father, Gordon Coley died in a commercial plane crash in Georgia. My mother, Pam Coley, suddenly became a widow and a single parent in Alabama. We were far from where she grew up in north Charlotte, where all four of my grandparents still lived. My mother knew that she wanted us to be near them, especially after losing our father. Instead of moving back home, she searched for an ideal place nearby for my sister Meredith and I to grow up. She found Davidson and decided to move into a house that was being rented out by the Woods family. Read the full story
Posted in Audio news reports, Aviation, Davidson history, Life in Davidson, Opinion, Public safety, Transportation
Posted on 22 May 2014.
Posted in Around Davidson, Davidson history