Posted on 08 January 2013.
The town will replace the Roosevelt Wilson Park bridge along Griffith Street. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net file photo)
The town of Davidson soon will begin replacing the aging pedestrian walkway along Griffith Street at Roosevelt Wilson Park in a $76,000 project paid for through a combination of town funds and a grant from the charitable foundation of Mooresville-based Lowe’s Corp.
The town announced Tuesday that Lowe’s Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has provide a grant of $25,000 to help pay for the bridge. The town also has $51,000 for the project in its 2012-2013 budget. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Exit 30 area, public spaces, Public works, Town Hall, West side
Posted on 07 January 2013.
Davidson’s Town Board will vote Tuesday night whether to remove a construction gate on June Washam Road, limiting access to the River Run Phase 5 development. The Board also will hear a presentation on economic development from expert Joe Minicozzi and get an update on the area’s victim advocate program, which helps domestic abuse victims. Meanwhile, Mr. Minicozzi also will give a lunch presentation at Town Hall Tuesday. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Concord, Downtown & old Davidson, Planning & Development, Public safety, Town Hall, Transportation
Posted on 03 January 2013.
Put out your trees with the trash this week. But it’s not a recycling week.
Judging from the number of red bins on the street, there’s some confusion about whether this holiday week is a recycling week. It’s not. But you can put your Christmas Tree out on the street with your trash bin for recycling. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Neighborhoods, Public works, Town Hall
Posted on 31 December 2012.
Gordon Clark pedals his green limousine around downtown Monday with retiring Sgt. Scott Misenheimer and his wife, Andrea. (Brenda Barger/DavidsonNews.net)
Sgt. Scott Misenheimer pets Blue, the Great Dane of Betsey Stewart. (Brenda Barger/DavidsonNews.net
By BRENDA BARGER
On a sunny but chilly Monday afternoon, Scott Misenheimer and his bride of 26 years, Andrea, climbed into a well-decorated “police” pedi cab and started a last lap around the brick sidewalks of town, led by bagpiper Richard Monroe.
With 30 years of policing under his belt, “Sgt. Scott” is now officially retired. Dozens of well-wishers cheered along the route and others waited at The Davidson Village Inn to greet Scott as he disembarked and made the rounds shaking hands and enjoying hugs.
Jane Ellithorpe was there to hand Scott a dozen Dunkin’ Donuts in honor of her dog, Duncan, a pooch well known to Sgt. Misenheimer. Betsey and David Stewart’s Great Dane, Blue, got a reluctant head pat from Scott, who remembered a big scare from the dog as he was checking on their Hillside home one afternoon. Ralph Quackenbush told of how Sgts. Misenheimer and Scott Searcy offered him their “chimney cobweb cleaning services” when Ralph was laid up after hip replacement. Read the full story
Posted in Around Davidson, Business, Downtown & old Davidson, Life in Davidson, People, Public safety, Town Hall
Posted on 31 December 2012.
Davidson Commissioner Jim Fuller offers a holiday message in verse, with custom spellings, literary (and non-literary) references, and best wishes for fellow residents.
THE LORAX MEETS DANGEROUS DAN MCGREW
(Holiday Greetings from Jim Fuller)
It’s been just about twelve,
In months, that is.
What an honor, when you said,
I could help do the Town’s biz. Read the full story
Posted in Letter to the Editor, Opinion, Politics, Town Hall
Posted on 28 December 2012.
Here’s a happy and sad day in Davidson history: Police Sgt. Scott Misenheimer is retiring next week after 30 years, and town officials are planning a series of events to recognize him. The celebrations begin Monday, Dec. 31, when he walks his final foot patrol along Main Street – something he’s done for decades in town. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Life in Davidson, People, Town Hall
Posted on 24 December 2012.
This week’s Christmas holiday means Davidson Town Hall will be closed for three days beginning today and trash pickups this week will be one day later than usual. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Town Hall
Posted on 12 December 2012.
There was a lot of talk about getting citizens involved in town government at Tuesday night’s Town Board meeting, especially those from areas outside the traditional town center. Commissioners appointed a new group of residents to town committees and advisory boards for 2013, and they were talking up the town’s Civics 101 program as a route to getting involved. We’ve got the list of those appointed and reappointed, as well as details on how to sign up for the citizen education program, which begins in February. Read the full story
Posted in Neighborhoods, Town Hall