Davidson board wants more feedback on catalyst study

Davidson commissioners said Tuesday they’ve heard “loud and clear” citizens’ concerns about the “catalyst study” for redeveloping the Town Hall site. At their work session Tuesday, board members said they have no plans to take action soon, and will continue to discuss the study into early 2016. Town officials said they’ll continue publicizing the study and seeking … More Davidson board wants more feedback on catalyst study

Obama: ‘playing like a girl’ means you’re a ‘badass’

President Obama hosted the US women’s soccer team at the White House Tuesday. Love this: President Obama welcomed the US Women’s National Soccer Team to the White House Tuesday to celebrate their World Cup victory. He clearly had fun with it, sneaking this gem: “This team taught all America’s children that ‘playing like a girl’ … More Obama: ‘playing like a girl’ means you’re a ‘badass’

Redeveloping & Reclaiming Our Downtowns | WFAE Charlotte Talks

With all the debate in Davidson right now about the “catalyst study” for redeveloping the Town Hall site, I got to thinking about similar efforts across the region. I produced this program for WFAE’s “Charlotte Talks” on “Revitalizing and Reclaiming Our Downtowns.” Our guests on this Charlotte Talks are Jack Simoneau – planning director in … More Redeveloping & Reclaiming Our Downtowns | WFAE Charlotte Talks

Police issue photos of suspect in attempted robbery at Wells Fargo

Davidson Police have distributed a couple of security camera photos showing a suspect in Monday afternoon’s attempted robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Davidson. They’re asking for help in identifying the man, who remains at large. Police were called to the branch, at 112 S. Main St., at 2:33pm, on Monday. The suspect … More Police issue photos of suspect in attempted robbery at Wells Fargo

Tom Cotter’s 2015 “Woody Party” | Audio & Images

In Davidson Saturday, hundreds of car owners and car lovers gathered for an annual party built around a special car – a 1939 Ford Woody. Listen to an audio version of this report below. Tom Cotter of Davidson, an automotive writer and former motorsports marketer, bought the car out of barn in Brentwood on Long … More Tom Cotter’s 2015 “Woody Party” | Audio & Images

Plugging The Affordable Housing Gap | WFAE

Residential construction is back in gear following a deep recession. The Charlotte region is witnessing a lot of new and in-fill construction, particularly upscale housing but some are worried that affordable housing is missing from the picture in part because of misunderstandings about what it is. And it’s becoming clear that developers haven’t taken advantage of city … More Plugging The Affordable Housing Gap | WFAE

Davidson debate: paradise lost, or opportunity? | The Charlotte Observer

For the Oct. 18, 2015 Charlotte Observer: It’s still just an idea, without financing or developers, but Davidson residents are hotly debating a proposal to redevelop about 3.5 acres of town-owned land around Town Hall on South Main Street. I talked to Rusty Knox, who started the Facebook group “Paradise Lost,” and collected background information … More Davidson debate: paradise lost, or opportunity? | The Charlotte Observer