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

Observer’s saying farewell to 600 S. Tryon St. | WFAE

The Charlotte Observer is moving to a new office this spring – and that means saying goodbye to the current four-story newsroom and office building on South Tryon Street, which is expected to be redeveloped. On Thursday, a few hundred employees past and present reunited for a couple of hours to reminisce. I once worked there … More Observer’s saying farewell to 600 S. Tryon St. | WFAE

From Mooresville to Huntersville, residential construction booms

Drive down any major thoroughfare and you’ll see houses and apartments rising from the dirt, part of a wave of new residential construction rolling across the Lake Norman region. That’s good news for people who want to live here, or trade up to a new home. But all the new population growth brings concerns, especially … More From Mooresville to Huntersville, residential construction booms

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

Craft beer is flowing in Lake Norman | The Charlotte Observer

A new article for The Charlotte Observer: Walk into one of Lake Norman’s growing number of microbreweries or bottle shops these days, and you’ll find two things: An exotic variety of home-grown craft beers and bars full of beer lovers with a strong sense of community. Craft brewing has taken root across North Carolina, but … More Craft beer is flowing in Lake Norman | The Charlotte Observer

Lake Norman’s underground sound | The Charlotte Observer

Here’s my latest Sunday feature in the Charlotte Observer Lake Norman section, about local venues where you can hear some pretty cool music – beyond the club or concert hall.   On a rainy Sunday afternoon, sweet confections line the counter at Heart 2 Heart Bakery & Cafe in Cornelius. Across the room, sweet jazz flows … More Lake Norman’s underground sound | The Charlotte Observer

Manager of Davidson Farmer’s Market to step down | The Charlotte Observer

Davidson Farmer’s Market manager Courtney Spear is stepping down, after four years in the job. She told board members and farmers her decision was “primarily based on my desire to have my Saturdays free to be with my family.” Source: Manager of Davidson Farmer’s Market to step down | The Charlotte Observer

At 250, Centre Church Celebrates its History | Charlotte Observer

Looked into a bit of Lake Norman history in my latest article for the Obs. Centre Church is surrounded by development in Mount Mourne, including Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, shopping centers and doctor’s offices. It’s an enclave of history, a church whose members fought in the Revolution, built Davidson College and founded a variety … More At 250, Centre Church Celebrates its History | Charlotte Observer

Church develops community for seniors | The Charlotte Observer

My latest article for The Charlotte Observer: In 1997, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church bought land just south of its sanctuary with an idea of one day using it to serve to the community. For years, it went unused, except as a wooded campsite for the church’s Boy Scout troop. Then a decade ago, church … More Church develops community for seniors | The Charlotte Observer

Downtown Davidson becomes ‘Restaurant Row’ | The Charlotte Observer

Here’s my latest piece The Charlotte Observer, online now and appearing in the Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 Lake Norman section. For restaurant fans, something delicious has happened in downtown Davidson over the past year: A crop of new eateries has opened, turning Main Street into Lake Norman’s new “Restaurant Row.” Read it online: Downtown Davidson … More Downtown Davidson becomes ‘Restaurant Row’ | The Charlotte Observer