Where is Patrick? Search for missing teacher continues in central Mexico

Police and residents in the Mexican state of Chihuahua are continuing their land-and-air search for a 34-year-old Davidson man who has been missing for a week. … More Where is Patrick? Search for missing teacher continues in central Mexico

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I-77 Construction Begins, But Toll Debate Persists | WFAE

Drivers will have to deal with construction for a while in addition to the regular rush-hour backups on I-77 north of Charlotte. Work began Monday night, Nov. 16, on a 3-year, $648 million project to widen a 26-mile section of the road with toll lanes. If you’ve been following the debate on this project, you … More I-77 Construction Begins, But Toll Debate Persists | WFAE

McCrory To I-77 Toll Critics: Don’t Turn To Me To Cancel Contract | WFAE

Some state lawmakers are stepping up efforts to halt the construction of toll lanes on I-77 north of Charlotte, as construction begins Monday. They called on Governor Pat McCrory Friday to cancel the project, but he wasted little time in rejecting the idea. LINK: Nov. 13, 2015, WFAE.org, “McCrory To I-77 Toll Critics: Don’t Turn … More McCrory To I-77 Toll Critics: Don’t Turn To Me To Cancel Contract | 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

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

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