Early environmentalists had some clout. A century ago, state lawmakers designated Mount Mitchell as North Carolina’s first state park. That came after citizens and officials grew worried about increased logging near the peak. Since then, the state park system has grown to 75 protected parks, lakes, beaches, and other natural areas. In my latest feature … More Mt. Mitchell was just the start for NC parks, now 100 years old | WFAE
A driver accidentally backed his car into the porch and interior of Restaurant X on South Main Street in Davidson about 1:45pm Thursday. The driver was the only one hurt in the incident, which came after the lunch hour.
Write and produce a play in just 24 hours? The women of Chickspeare can! I’ll be joining fellow actors from around Charlotte this weekend in this very cool event.
April is for #Arts in Davidson. Joyce Wynes is showing her paintings (including those above) all month atTown of Davidson, NC — Town Hall . She’ll be there during this Friday’s gallery crawl, 6-9pm. Stop by and see her. Wynes describes her work as “bright, bold, colorful, flat, and semi-abstract to abstract.” She says she loves … More It’s an arts weekend in Davidson
I spoke at a Davidson College seminar Monday afternoon. The Multicultural House and other locations around campus have all-gender restrooms. It got me thinking about the bill that North Carolina lawmakers passed last month. House Bill 2 excludes #LGBT people from protections under anti-discrimination laws. HB 2’s passage and quick signing by Gov. Pat McCrory … More A cultural divide?
The nation’s top athletes in canoe and kayak slalom were in Charlotte this past weekend (April 7-9) Saturday competing to represent the U.S. at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio. In interviews for public radio station WFAE-FM, I talked to two athletes with good chances to make the team, as well as a longtime U.S. … More Why Charlotte’s Whitewater Center attracts Olympic hopefuls here | WFAE
Davidson and Cornelius are mourning the loss of neighbor Janet McFadden, who died April 1 after being struck by a trash truck on South Main Street in Davidson. McFadden had lived in the area for 13 years, and ran Davidson Pet Sitters. McFadden, 49, was remembered Saturday night at 6 o’clock with a community vigil … More Obituary: Janet McFadden, 49
Tilly and I spent the day in Charlotte April 2, visiting museums and wandering around town. Here are a few photos.
Updated Saturday, April 2, 2016, 10:36am Janet McFadden, who owned Davidson Pet Sitters, has been identified as the victim of Friday’s fatal pedestrian accident South Main Street. McFadden was walking two dogs on the crosswalk between Flatiron Kitchen and Raeford’s Barber Shop when she was struck by a Republic Services garbage truck around 12:15pm Friday. Police … More Driver charged in death of dog walker Janet McFadden
Main Street in downtown Davidson was closed Friday afternoon while police investigated the death of a pedestrian struck by a garbage truck. The incident happened around 12:30pm, as the person crossed South Main Street, while walking two dogs. One of the dogs also died. The accident happened in the crosswalk between Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse … More Pedestrian killed while crossing S. Main St.