Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, was harvest day at Dover Vineyards, off U.S. 29 in Concord, N.C. We stopped by and had a brief chat with winemaker and owner Elizabeth Dover. It was my first visit to the vineyard since 2016, when I watched Dover and her employees planting a new field. I profiled Dover then … More VIDEO: Harvest Day at Dover Vineyards
The Charlotte City Council will vote next month whether to revise or eliminate the city policy on where affordable housing can be built. Officials say the policy is outdated, and conflicts with the council’s goal of adding more affordable units. Residents are being asked to comment at meetings beginning this week.
As the Town of Davidson has grown, so have the police and fire departments and the rest of the town staff. That’s putting a squeeze on space at Town Hall. Town leaders now are proposing to solve that problem by taking over the former Davidson IB School on South Street for town offices and expanding … More Davidson considers former IB school for town offices; Nov. referendum possible
If you’re a regular traveler in and out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, you’ll want to check out the newly opened expansion of Concourse A. One of its most striking features is a public artwork titled “Interconnected,” which is being billed as the largest data-driven digital public art installation.
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
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
Apartments, offices and shops are proposed for several vacant lots along South Main Street in Davidson, where the car wash and Alexander trucking used to be. It’s across from South Main Square.
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.