Our former online news site, DavidsonNews.net, had a holiday custom: Asking elder residents to share their memories of the holidays from days gone by. In 2010, Around Davidson columnist Brenda Barger and I interviewed two well-known Davidson sisters, Evelyn Carr and Annie Mildred Lowery. As holiday 2018 rolls around, have a listen to this audio … More Davidson Christmas Memories: Annie Mildred Lowry and Evelyn Carr
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
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.
There was a strange sight in Davidson a few weeks ago – workers in white suits mowing lawns. It’s part of a $3 million asbestos cleanup by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at about 20 homes and other properties around an old mill. The asbestos came from the old Carolina Asbestos factory, which operated nearby from … More Mowing lawns in white suits, as Davidson asbestos cleanup gets underway |WFAE
N.C. Division of Public Health announcement The Health Assessment, Consultation and Education Program within the N.C. Division of Public Health will hold a community meeting to provide asbestos-related health education Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Davidson United Presbyterian Church, 116 Depot St., Davidson.
I’ve been spending time in recent weeks talking to people about the Metrolina Warehouse in Davidson, which lies between downtown and the West Side. A new redevelopment plan – a four-story building with 183 apartments – is farther along than any in the 24 years since I’ve lived in Davidson. But there’s still the problem … More Davidson mill redevelopment unearths asbestos, old tensions | WFAE
Davidson Town Day is this Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 10am to 3pm on the Davidson Village Green. The day includes booths and activities on the green – from a dunking booth to the traditional “cake walk” – as well as a half-marathon and 5K race, a firetruck on Main Street and a volunteer cleanup … More Saturday is Town Day on the Village Green
Interested in local history? The Davidson Historical Society’s next meeting features author and historian Ann Williams discussing her new book, “The Uncommon Bond of Julia and Rose.”
Andy Dunnill, the British-born metal sculptor who created Davidson’s first public art piece, died January 29, 2016. Dunnill was an art professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, which announced his death this week.
As we start 2016, a new exhibit is up at Davidson Town Hall. It’s a time capsule put together by students in the fourth grade literacy class of Pam Brunschwyler and Colleen Thrailkill in 2007.