Posted on 11 August 2011.
This old tree snapped off during Thursday afternoon's high winds at Beaver Dam Park. (Armin Desch photo)
A strong storm blew through the Lake Norman area Thursday afternoon, knocking down trees and affecting traffic lights and power.
As of 6:30 p.m. Duke Energy was reporting that 16,868 customers were without power in Mecklenburg County.
Armin Desch, who runs Armin’s Catering and manages Beaver Dam in east Davidson, said it looked like a “twister” came through the park. He said about 15 trees were knocked down, many in the parking lot, and a few in front of the historic Davidson residence at Beaver Dam. The house was not damaged. (See a related story and more photos about the damage at Beaver Dam.)
“The house is fine and we have a bridal luncheon tomorrow. We can make due with the grass lot, because the parking lot is blocked with trees. One of my staff members was on site and she was terrified by the time I got there,” Mr. Desch said.
Trees also fell in Cornelius, including one on Westmoreland Road near Statesville Road.
News reports said planes at Concord Regional Airport were blown around in the storm, and one flipped on the runway.
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Posted in Cornelius, East Davidson, Environment, Huntersville, Mooresville, Photos, Public safety, River Run
Posted on 04 August 2011.
Police are investigating several break-ins at local homes and vehicles over the past week, including a theft on Beaty Street where someone stole more than $800 in electronics and U.S. Treasury Bills from a parked car. In a separate report, a Jetton Street resident reported someone stole a bicycle valued at $350 from her house after breaking into an attached, unsecured porch.
In other news, a woman was transported to a local hospital last Thursday with injuries suffered in an automobile crash on Davidson-Concord Road. Three vehicles were involved in the collision, and both Odell and Davidson firefighters assisted Medic with patient care and scene stabilization.
Details on these incidents and others (along with a tally of the week’s arrests, citations, and traffic enforcement) may be found below. Read the full story
Posted in Beaty-Watson-Armour area, Business, Downtown & old Davidson, East Davidson, Police Blotter, West side