Posted on 23 October 2013.
You’ll start seeing this logo around town Nov. 30 as the town starts a buy-local campaign.
By DAVID BORAKS
The Town of Davidson will launch a buy-local campaign next month in a bid to keep more consumer dollars in the local economy and help local businesses. The effort has an eye-catching logo and the tagline: “Turn Around – Shop in Town.”
The campaign will begin on national Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, with advertising in local media and Facebook. The town will give away bumper magnets and gift cards that can be used at local shops and businesses. And residents will be able to buy special tote bags that “unlock discounts” in Davidson. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Downtown & old Davidson, Exit 30 area, Planning & Development, real estate, The Economy, Town Hall
Posted on 21 October 2013.
A long line of trick-or-treaters stretched down Main Street Davidson during the Halloween March in 2012. (Kris Krider/DavidsonNews.net)
The Town of Davidson will host its annual downtown Davidson Halloween March this Friday, Oct. 25, as part of an afternoon and evening festival that will include a Concert on the Green.
The afternoon begins at 4pm with games on the Village Green, sponsored by Davidson Parks & Recreation. Costumed kids and parents will line up near Town Hall between 4:45 and 5pm, when the march north on Main Street begins. Merchants and other organizations will hand out treats as kids parade along Main Street, up to Depot Street.
Following the march will be a Concert on the Green featuring Rough Draft will run from 6-8pm. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Downtown & old Davidson, Town Hall
Posted on 20 October 2013.
Max Orroth hangs out in an old oak at his house on South Street. (Gayle Shomer photo)
Sometimes a tree is just a tree.
Sometimes, it defines a home and the landscape.
“An important reason why we bought the house was because of the tree”, says Kate Orroth of South Street in Davidson. She describes the 80+-year-old Pin Oak that towers over much of her backyard. Her husband knew the instant he saw the tree, that the house was right for them.
They hung the tire swing when they moved in 6 years ago and all 3 of their boys enjoy the space.
Max, 12, hangs out alone. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Gayle Shomer Quiet Moments
Posted on 09 October 2013.
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Photo of the Day
Posted on 01 October 2013.
The winning display at Davidson College Bookstore. (Betsy Flagler photo)
Thanks to a team effort by its sales staff, the Davidson College Bookstore has won a national recycling contest put on by apparel maker Champion. The project, affectionately known as “Bottle Man,” was made of about 30 plastic bottles taped together.
Champion ran the contest among college bookstores to promote its Eco Fleece clothing line. Each fleece item, such as a Davidson hoodie or pair of sweatpants, recycles the equivalent of about one 20-ounce plastic bottle.
“Bottle Man,” which greeted customers for about two weeks, won $200 in the “Out of the Box” division of the contest.
The bookstore also has moved its children’s section upstairs, and has expanded the merchandise choices.
- Betsy Flagler
Posted in Business, Davidson College, Photo of the Day