City officials declared Sunday’s Panthers-Vikings football game an “extraordinary event.” That meant lots of police downtown and extra security measures. There was a small protest, but most people welcomed the distraction after a week of unrest. See my Coverage at WFAE.org, “After Protests, Charlotte Takes A Breather With A Panthers Game”
The police killing of Keith Scott on Tuesday and nightly protests since then have hit Charlotte’s black community hard. People are dealing with anger, fear and concern about the community’s long-term challenges. I covered a press conference on North Tryon Street with black business owners Friday afternoon, and talked to WFAE All Things Considered host Mark … More Business owners see a need for community building | WFAE
It’s a been a crazy week in Charlotte, triggered by Tuesday’s police shooting of Keith Scott in northeast Charlotte. Protesters have been out nightly since then. A few people have come downtown to cause trouble, and that’s getting most of the national news media attention. That’s not right.
Color and black and white photographs by Heather Hanson of Davidson are on display through mid-October in the lobby of Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. Davidson.
At an NAACP forum Wednesday called “Stop Police Violence,” Aryana Crawford told Charlotte Mecklenburg police leaders she was afraid of them. The recent police killings of African-American men in Louisiana and Minnesota have brought sharper focus to an issue that many know too well. Then something extraordinary happened that began to change Aryana’s view. I captured the … More CMPD Hears Fears From Charlotte Residents At Forum | WFAE
Updated Thursday, 1:25pm The race to develop the east side of Davidson just got another entrant: NVR-Ryan Homes plans to build 80 single family houses on 52 acres owned by the Washam family off June Washam Road. The site is in the “Neighborhood Edge” and “Rural” planning areas. According to the developer’s application, it meets … More 80 houses planned off June Washam Rd.
If you’ve been to Davidson Farmer’s Market recently, you’ve seen Dover Vineyards’ stand, and maybe even had a taste of their local wines – the Chambourcin red, Villard Blanc white and a Rosé. I wanted to learn the story behind the wines, so I’ve been spending some time this spring with owner/manager Elizabeth Ann Dover. … More What it takes to grow a vineyard | WFAE
Meeting Street Companies Inc. is asking Cornelius for zoning approval to build 99 residential units and a mixed-use “Village Tavern” building on about off South Street near the Cornelius-Davidson line. The 16.2-acre site is currently woods, between the Antiquity covered bridge and McEver Fields across from Davidson Elementary School. It stretches west along the creek … More 99-unit Antiquity Woods proposed off South Street
A bill calling on NCDOT to cancel a contract to build toll lanes on I-77 north of Charlotte has died in the state Senate. LINK: June 22, 2016, WFAE.org, “Anti-Toll Bill Grinds To A Halt In Senate“
Luna was spectacular this evening, wasn’t she? A full moon on the first day of summer. (David Boraks photo) … More Photo: Solstice Moon