Posted on 20 May 2013.
A Pine Road lemonade stand Saturday was staffed by, from left, Peter Snynder, Rachel Stewart, Sam Ruppenthal, and Liam Wright.
A stand at Woodland and Lorimer. (E3D photo)
That gauntlet of lemonade stands set up on Davidson’s streets on Saturday really delivered, and that means computers for local school kids who need them. Organizers with E3D (Eliminate Davidson’s Digital Divide) said Sunday night the effort raised $3,134 – the equivalent of about 10 new or 30 refurbished computers.
The nonprofit E3D estimates there are 50 students at Davidson Elementary School alone who don’t have the advantage of a home computer with an internet connection. Founded in February by town residents, the group is working with public schools in Davidson and Cornelius as well as the Ada Jenkins Center to obtain computers and provide technical support. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Fund-raisers, kids, McConnell, Photos, River Run, St. Alban's neighborhood
Posted on 24 January 2013.
An Asplundh worker moves pruned limbs at a home along Concord Road Thursday. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Tree-pruning crews working for Duke Energy are making their way around Davidson this month, trimming trees near the electric company’s poles and overhead lines.
A crew of about a dozen workers from Asplundh Tree Expert Co. was trimming branches along Concord Road Thursday, between Thompson Street and Pine Road. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, East Davidson, Environment, McConnell, Neighborhoods, Pine Road area, South Main Street, Town Hall, Twin Oaks, West side
Posted on 16 January 2013.
Lindsay Greene with her CMS Spelling Bee first-place trophy (Gretchen Green photo)
Bailey Middle School sixth grader Lindsay Greene is on a spelling winning streak. The Davidson resident outlasted five other contestants for 18 rounds Wednesday to win the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools district spelling bee, at the Mint Museum on Randolph Road in Charlotte.
Her winning word: “dubiously.” Read the full story
Posted in kids, McConnell, Schools
Posted on 18 December 2012.
Lindsay Greene with her regional spelling bee trophy.
By DAVID BORAKS
Maybe it’s Lindsay Greene’s good “karma,” or maybe the hour of spelling practice with her dad every night. Whatever it is, it helped the Bailey Middle School sixth grader capture Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ Northeast Regional Spelling Bee Tuesday at Northwest School of the Arts.
The winning round began with the word “karma.” The 21-person field had narrowed to just two: Lindsay and Alina Madsourivong of Piedmont Middle School. (Alina was last year’s Central District elementary champion as a fifth grader at Tuckaseegee Elemenary.) After Alina missed “karma,” Lindsay spelled it correctly. Then she spelled “gazelle” to seal the victory. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, kids, McConnell, Schools
Posted on 29 October 2012.
<img src="http://davidsonnews.net/files/2012/10/102912Filltheboot.jpg" alt="davidson firefighters filled the boot" title="102912Filltheboot" width= Tips How Your Ex Girl Friend Back “590″ height=”277″ class=”size-full wp-image-66537″ /> Davidson firefighters asked drivers for donations Oct. 20 at the annual “Fill the Boot” drive on Main Street. The campaign raised more than $800 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)Firefighters responded to a number of vehicle collisions over the past 10 days, including an accident on I-77 at Exit 30 in which a passenger had to be extricated with hydraulic tools by emergency workers and flown by helicopter to a hospital in downtown Charlotte. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson College, Downtown & old Davidson, East Davidson, Exit 30 area, Fire calls, McConnell, River Run, South Main Street
Posted on 08 October 2012.
Updated 6:02 p.m. Monday
Davidson police received at least 20 complaints of automobile break-ins over the weekend, including two stolen cars that later were recovered in Cornelius. The break-ins, nearly all involving unlocked cars, came in neighborhoods around town from Davidson Gateway Drive and the Delburg Street area to Lorimer Road and the McConnell neighborhood. Read the full story
Posted in Beaty-Watson-Armour area, Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, Exit 30 area, McConnell, West side
Posted on 09 January 2012.
Uh oh. Did you drop the key to your Isuzu automobile in the last day or so? Some walkers found a key on South Downing St. near Concord Road in the McConnell neighborhood on Monday. Read the full story
Posted in Life in Davidson, McConnell
Posted on 27 December 2011.
Life can’t get much better than in the Davidson Dog Park. Friends are there, everyone gets along (dogs and humans) and there’s plenty to do with balls and Frisbees and books. Yes, books — there’s a lending library for humans. Leave one, pick one up. Read Chip Dawson’s report on our PETS & ANIMALS page.
Posted in McConnell, pets, Photos, public spaces, St. Alban's neighborhood