Mecklenburg County said Thursday hackers have tried again to attack its computer systems, after the county rejected a ransom demand Wednesday. I talked with WFAE host Mark Rumsey during “All Things Considered” Thursday about why the county refused to pay, the sequence of events, and more. Listen here – Dec. 7, 2017, WFAE.org, “What … More After Meck County refuses to pay, what we know & don’t know about the ransomware attack | WFAE
December 2017 is the 20th anniversary of a sad incident in Davidson, NC – the Christmas 1997 altercation that resulted in the deaths of Davidson resident Damon Kerns and police officer Mark Swaney.
Early voting has started in the Davidson town board and mayoral election – as well as on three town infrastructure bond questions.
A garbage truck driver who struck and killed Davidson pet sitter Janet McFadden and a dog she was walking last year on Main Street was found not guilty by a Mecklenburg County jury last week, The Charlotte Observer reports. Oct. 19, 2017, Charlotte Observer, “Driver found not guilty in death of Davidson pet sitter” | Charlotte … More Driver found not guilty in death of Davidson pet sitter | Charlotte Observer
North Carolina sculptor Bob Trotman will have two shows this fall in the Charlotte area, both called “Business as Usual.” One runs Sept. 8-Dec. 14 at UNC Charlotte Uptown’s Projective Eye Gallery. The other is at Davidson College’s Van Every/Smith Galleries, Oct. 19-Dec. 8.
Election filing is over. Davidson Mayor John Woods faces challenges from former commissioner Laurie Venzon and local musician/real estate agent Rusty Knox. Meanwhile, interesting developments in the town board election: Commissioners Beth Cashion and Brian Jenest aren’t running again.
A New York developer wants to breathe new life into a historic industrial park off Statesville Avenue north of uptown. Camp North End would be a creative hub, with offices, apartments, shops and restaurants, as well as space for light industrial and educational uses. As old factory sites go, the Hercules Industrial Park between Statesville … More Former Model T & missile factory up for redevelopment in Charlotte’s North End | WFAE
Went back the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte Sunday to see the “State of the Art” show, and specifically the latest action on Jonathan Schipper’s “Slow Room.” This carefully arranged room of furniture has seen big changes since my last visit in April. All the objects are connected by strings to a winch hidden behind … More At The Mint, Jonathan Schipper’s ‘Slow Room’ slowly destroys itself
NOW Signs of the times in Davidson: Bedsheet banners for the Davidson Wildcats, who won their NCAA baseball regional over UNC Chapel Hill Sunday night. They play next in the superregional this weekend. This reminds me of 2008, when Stephen Curry and Davidson basketball ran to the Elite 8.
Mooresville commissioners decided Monday night to postpone a rezoning decision on the controversial Lake Davidson residential/retail complex proposed near the Iredell-Mecklenburg line. Source: Mooresville delays Lake Davidson rezoning decision until July 10 | News | mooresvilletribune.com