Posted on 23 May 2013.
A video production crew filmed an Under Armour commercial in January at the Lake Norman Christian School on South Street, before the town adopted its new rules. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By ROBERT MAIER
As a video production instructor at Gaston College, and someone who worked for 30 years in film and video production, not to mention the author of “Handbook for Location Scouting and Management for Film, TV and Still Photography,” I am shocked by the Davidson Town Board’s decision to saddle innocent people working in video and photography with new onerous restrictions, some of which even unreasonably threaten freedom of speech. (See our report on May 14 town board meeting.) Read the full story
Posted in Arts, Business, Davidson and the World, Downtown & old Davidson, Letter to the Editor, Town Hall
Posted on 12 April 2013.
To the editor:
It’s been quite a couple of weeks for North Carolina Republicans. They have succeeded – spectacularly and repeatedly — in putting our State in the national headlines for all the wrong reasons. If you missed this peculiar string of national miscues then here is a brief recap. Read the full story
Posted in Letter to the Editor, Politics
Posted on 14 March 2013.
To the Editor:
Regarding the Davidson Town Board’s leaning towards supporting a Conditional Planning Area amendment in Davidson Commons East (March 13, 2013, “Board scraps APFO, hints support for auto repair shop”), allowing a Woodie’s Auto Service center across the street from the Community School of Davidson and behind homes on Westside Terrace: I’d like to follow up on a quote attributed to my friend Commissioner Rodney Graham in the article, using it as a straw dog upon which to comment. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Exit 30 area, Letter to the Editor, Living with Growth, Planning & Development, real estate, West side
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 07 December 2012.
Main Street was packed Saturday night, Dec 1, 2012, for Christmas in Davidson. Town officials estimate the three-day total for the crowd at 25,000. (Amy Ellis/DavidsonNews.net)
To the Editor:
Fifteen years ago my husband and I pushed a stroller down Main Street in Davidson while carolers, looking as if they just stepped out of a Charles Dickens novel, strolled and sang. Hot chocolate and hot dogs were for sale outside The Soda Shop while artificial snow blew from the upstairs window. A single horse drawn carriage trotted down the street while bell jingled around the horses’ necks. A school brass band played in Summit Coffee parking lot. It was Christmas in Davidson, and the charm was unmistakable. You could stop and chat with your friends and neighbors, because you knew most everyone there. Even though the night was cool, you felt warm and cozy. It was if the charming town of Davidson was wrapping you up in a great big hug. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Downtown & old Davidson, Letter to the Editor
Posted on 05 December 2012.
To the Editor:
On Nov. 12, at Glenwood Memorial Park in Mooresville, American Legion Post 66 once again sponsored a Veterans Day ceremony. For the past several years, the Navy JROTC cadets from Mooresville High School have performed this duty to honor our veterans with a wreath laying ceremony and a short program. Commander Michael Powden was the Master of Ceremony and Chief Stephen Tate observed the rank and file formation of bus loads of cadets who stood at attention during this hallowed and sacred service. Veterans from 18 to 90 were in attendance along with many local Mooresville citizens. At the end of the dignified and respectful service a young man stood alone and played “Taps.” Read the full story
Posted in Letter to the Editor, Mooresville
Posted on 28 September 2012.
I saw your piece covering the Town Hall meeting during National Suicide Prevention Week entitled “It’s time for our community to talk about suicide.” I wanted to just add a couple of statistics in case you were unaware of them. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Letter to the Editor, Schools
Posted on 29 August 2012.
To the Editor:
In the coming days, more than 35,000 people are expected to fill the Charlotte region for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Our hotels will be filled and Lake Norman businesses are excited about the prospects of getting a boost in sales. When asked recently what I thought of the national convention held in our backyard, I replied, “For the Chamber, it isn’t about being a red state or blue…at least for the weeks ahead, Lake Norman’s water’s will be green!” Anyway you look at it, the exposure, attention, and spending will be great for the Charlotte region and our local economy. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Election 2012, Huntersville, Letter to the Editor, Mooresville