Posted on 15 September 2011.
Recent votes by the Davidson Town Board and Mecklenburg County Commission have tied up some legal loose ends that will allow Mecklenburg County to acquire the failed Abersham project, off Grey and Shearer roads, and also let the owners of the only home ever built in the failed project stay there. Read more in REAL ESTATE & HOME»
Posted in East Davidson, Environment, Mecklenburg County, Planning & Development, real estate
Posted on 14 September 2011.
This Saturday, Sept. 17, will be a big day for ‘green’ events in Davidson. Davidson Lands Conservancy’s Run for Green road races and Green Day festival will be on the Village Green, as will Davidson Garden Club’s annual plant sale. Across Main Street next to Town Hall, it’s the weekly Davidson Farmer’s Market. And Saturday also is the first day of the 3rd annual Know Your Farms Charlotte area farm tour. Read on for the details. Read the full story
Posted in Cabarrus County, Calendar, Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, Environment, Fund-raisers, Mooresville, Nonprofit news, Sports
Posted on 13 September 2011.
Davidson College grad and trustee worked previously at Bank of America. He also will lead Carolina Thread Trail project
The Catawba Lands Conservancy, which works to protect land across the Greater Charlotte region, has named 1984 Davidson College grad and former Bank of America executive Thomas W. Okel as executive director.
Mr. Okel takes over on Oct. 3, replacing Dave Cable, who announced in March he was leaving the post. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cabarrus County, Cornelius, Davidson College, Environment, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Mooresville, Nonprofit news, Planning & Development
Posted on 08 September 2011.
Water levels were lower than normal on Lake Norman on Aug. 27 when this photo was taken near Jetton Park in Cornelius. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net) .
It may seem like we’ve had a lot of rain lately, as hurricanes and tropical storms sent their effects our way. But folks who monitor lake water levels in the area say it hasn’t been enough. With August drier than usual, officials have declared that the region is back at a Stage 1 drought level – the second lowest of five stages. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Environment, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Mooresville
Posted on 08 September 2011.
Predawn light colors Lake Davidson. Kevin Childress took the photo Sept. 3, 2011, from the end of Transco Road, on the Mooresville side of the lake, looking toward Davidson. (Kevin Childress/Childress Art and Imagery)
We’re always looking for good photos of Davidson, people and events. Send us your photos for consideration at email@example.com. Read the full story
Posted in Environment, Lake Davidson, Lake Norman, Life in Davidson, Mooresville, Photo of the Day
Posted on 06 September 2011.
We’ve heard people wondering what the difference is between a severe weather watch and a warning. Here’s a glossary:
A watch means the conditions are right for bad weather – tornadoes or a severe thunderstorm, for example.
A warning is more serious. It means that experts have spotted a tornado in the area or on radar.
Updated 2:55 p.m.
A total of 17 N.C. counties, including Mecklenburg and Iredell, were under a tornado watch again Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service issued the alert before noon Tuesday as the remains of one-time tropical storm Lee brought wind and rain to the Carolina.
(Update: The tornado watch was canceled just before 3 p.m.)
On Monday, the threat of a tornado escalated to a warning, which prompted safety officials to activate emergency warning systems and invoke safety plans. Some residents Monday afternoon heard emergency warning sirens going off. At Davidson College, officials used their emergency announcement system to warn people on campus of the threat. Read the full story
Posted in Cabarrus County, Cornelius, Environment, Huntersville, Mooresville
Posted on 05 September 2011.
The National Weather Service had a tornado warning in effect for Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties through 4 p.m. and the entire region is under a tornado watch through 11 p.m. See the weather statements from the weather service at weather.gov.
Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Environment, Huntersville, Mooresville
Posted on 02 September 2011.
A team heads off into the 2010 maze. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
HUNTERSVILLE - It’s Labor Day weekend, and the gates will be open at the 2011 Amazing Maize Maze, a seven-acre cornfield maze at historic Rural Hill farm. The outdoor challenge with 2 1/2 miles of pathways will be open Saturday, Sept. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 13 at the farm, off Neck Road.
Gates open Saturday through Monday (Labor Day) at 10 a.m., with tickets sold until 6:30 p.m. Admission for ages 13+ is $10 per person and youth ages 5-12 are $7 per person. Children 4 and under free. Read the full story
Posted in Cabarrus County, Calendar, Cornelius, Environment, Health & Fitness, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Mooresville