First ride on CATS Blue Line light rail extension | WFAE

The Lynx Blue Line extension from uptown to UNC Charlotte opens in just a month. CATS has been running empty trains on the new light rail tracks since January. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2017, a few citizens were the first to try it out, and they’re already imagining the possibilities. I rode along and talked … More First ride on CATS Blue Line light rail extension | WFAE

Mandolino’s prepares to open on South Main

Had a quick tour this weekend of Mandolino’s, the new “artisan pizza” restaurant opening on Main Street Davidson later this month (February 2018).  Partners Jason Tognarina and Chef Bill Schutz showed us around the renovated space in the former Millstone Bake House, next door to Town Hall and across the street from the partners’ other … More Mandolino’s prepares to open on South Main

After Meck County refuses to pay, what we know & don’t know about the ransomware attack | WFAE

  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

Driver found not guilty in death of Davidson pet sitter | Charlotte Observer

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

Interview: Sculptor Bob Trotman talks about ‘Business As Usual’ exhibits at UNCC, Davidson College

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.

Former Model T & missile factory up for redevelopment in Charlotte’s North End | WFAE

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