Posted on 28 May 2015.
Posted on 18 May 2015.
By LEE SULLIVAN
Lake Norman Citizen
Nearly 40 years ago, imagination, artistic talent and some marketing wizardry transformed crushed pecan shells, wood chips and resin into an international phenomenon. Now Tom Clark is hoping for the same type of success transforming century-old brick and mortar on Main Street in Davidson into a multi-faceted dining destination.
In 1978, as a Davidson College professor and part-time sculptor, Clark joined forces with former student and business guru Joe Poteat to make Cairn Studios and Clark’s creative collection of gnome characters major players in the global collectibles trade. Read the full story
Posted on 18 May 2015.
Add one more choice to Main Street Davidson’s dining menu: Mestizo Contemporary Mexican Cuisine on North Main Street. The family-run eatery opened its doors quietly in the same block that houses Kindred, which opened in February. David Boraks reports in FOOD & DINING»
Posted on 16 May 2015.
By MICHAEL ORLANDO
Development should ideally occur in areas that reduce car trips, save wildlife, and promote a healthier population. Ed Harris did a nice job explaining the rationale for this way of thinking in his recent article on Davidsonnews.net. (May 11, 2015, Commentary: “Narrow Passage passes narrowly?”
But, in the grand scheme of things, Davidson is a rural town. We are a rural outlier to Charlotte and if we were concerned about reducing car trips, we should be living in truly urban areas where mass transit and jobs are centrally located and are in proximity to adequate and affordable housing. A certain few folks can pull this off in Davidson, but, as it stands, there are relatively few jobs and only expensive housing options around the village center. Read the full story
Posted on 15 May 2015.
Police investigated a variety of auto wrecks over the past week, including one in which a woman drove off East Rocky River Road into an embankment and another that hurt two people on NC 73. Meanwhile, an elder resident reported a case of fraud in which he was swindled out of a cash card worth $1,000. Also last week, police targeted speeders on East Rocky River Road and Griffith Street. Read the full story
Posted on 12 May 2015.
Davidson has 364 fire hydrants and for the past month or so, Davidson firefighters have been touring neighborhoods and testing them all. Read the full story
Posted on 11 May 2015.
Updated May 12, 2015
By DAVID BORAKS
The Town of Davidson has reached a settlement of its lawsuit against the developer of Mooney’s Corner over parking requirements at the building next to Town Hall. Commissioners will vote at their meeting Tuesday on the deal, which requires the developer to give the town $10,000 cash and a small piece of land behind Main Street.
The board also will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on the proposed $9.9 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The budget is 5.5 percent more than last year, but keeps property taxes unchanged thanks to projected increases in revenues from property and sales taxes, fees and charges for town services. Read the full story
Posted on 10 May 2015.
A double-rainbow shone over Davidson just before sunset Saturday night. Thanks to our reader for sharing it.
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