Posted on 19 August 2013.
The Davidson Green School is renovating a single family home on 3.2 acres on South Main Street. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Organizers of the proposed Davidson Green School are continuing to seek approvals they need to open in September at 511 S. Main St. in Davidson, and they recently began renovations to transform the single-family house there into a school. Even as they do, residents of the nearby Twin Oaks neighborhood are fighting to stop the project, which they say will bring traffic and affect their quality of life.
One neighbor has even hired a lawyer and filed an appeal of the the town's July approval of the school's site plan. That appeal will be heard by the Davidson Board of Adjustment, though no date has been set yet for the meeting. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Environment, Living with Growth, Nonprofit news, Planning & Development, Schools, South Main Street, Town Hall
Posted on 06 August 2013.
Our Towns Habitat staff members joined new director Paul Robinson (sixth from left) and his family Saturday at the site of a 25th anniversary House that Love Built in Huntersville. That’s future homeowner Dominique Donaldson in the gray shirt. (Our Towns Habitat for Humanity photo)
Click to read more about the the anniversary house on the Our Towns Habitat site.
By DAVID BORAKS
CORNELIUS – Our Towns Habitat for Humanity has reached its $50,000 fundraising goal and this October will break ground on new house that will celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary, and help a local family. Organizers are calling it the “House that Love Built.”
The Cornelius-based housing group raised $52,021.27 by a July 31 deadline. An anonymous donor has agreed to pay a $25,000 match, enabling Our Towns Habitat to begin planning for an Oct. 5 “wall-raising” at the Huntersville home site. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Mooresville, Planning & Development, real estate
Posted on 24 July 2013.
The board of trustees and founders of Pioneer Springs Community School posed at the NC Education Building in Raleigh after their charter school application won approval July 15. From left: Tanya Chartier, Chris Stigliano, Abigail Jennings, Cheryl Demers, Sandy Knox, Mary Coppola, Emily Stephenson-Green, Erin McDonald, T McLeod, and Laura Mock.
The North Carolina Public Charter Schools Advisory Council recently recommended approval of 26 applications for new charter schools around the state, including Pioneer Springs Community School, organized by parents in the north Mecklenburg area. The approval fulfilled a goal the school’s organizers set since before the school opened in 2012.
The applications now go to the State Board of Education for discussion at its August meeting and final approval in September. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Nonprofit news, Schools
Posted on 18 July 2013.
By DAVID BORAKS
Our Towns Habitat for Humanity will get a new leader Aug. 5 when Paul Robinson Jr. joins the local nonprofit as executive director. And he’ll be coming a long way for the new job: From a nonprofit in Iraq.
Robinson will take over from interim director Enrique Sanchez, who will stay on as associate director. Sanchez has been running the local housing group since February, when longtime leader Terry Laney retired.
Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Nonprofit news, People, real estate