It’s the Year of the Rooster – 新年快樂 !

新年快樂 ! It’s Lunar New Year’s eve. The Year of the Rooster arrives Sat., Jan. 28, 2017. There’s a celebration tonight (Friday, Jan. 27) at Davidson College. The event runs 5-8pm in Davidson’s Lilly Family Gallery. With performances and cultural activities, it’s hosted by the Asian Cultural Awareness Association. Look for fireworks somewhere around 8pm on … More It’s the Year of the Rooster – 新年快樂 !

Davidson mill redevelopment unearths asbestos, old tensions | WFAE

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

Business owners see a need for community building | WFAE

The police killing of Keith Scott on Tuesday and nightly protests since then have hit Charlotte’s black community hard. People are dealing with anger, fear and concern about the community’s long-term challenges.  I covered a press conference on North Tryon Street with black business owners Friday afternoon, and talked to WFAE All Things Considered host Mark … More Business owners see a need for community building | WFAE

Homeless Jesus Statue Brings Out Best And Worst Of Humanity This Holiday Season | Bipartisan Report

A controversial statue of a homeless Jesus has been being placed in cities across the country — and they bring out both the best and worst in humanity. Source: Nov. 29, 2015, Bipartisan Report, “Homeless Jesus Statue Brings Out Best And Worst Of Humanity This Holiday Season” FILM: “CALLING THE COPS ON JESUS” Meanwhile, Davidson-based … More Homeless Jesus Statue Brings Out Best And Worst Of Humanity This Holiday Season | Bipartisan Report

Upper Crust opens, Town Board votes on Narrow Passage, Concert on the Green

News for my South and Walnut neighborhood friends. The Davidson Town Board meets tonight, where commissioners will consider approval of the proposed Narrow Passage Development off Shearer and East Rocky River Roads. Also, our neighborhood has a new eatery – the Upper Crust, above Millstone Bakehouse. And The Rusty Knox Band plays this Sunday’s Concert … More Upper Crust opens, Town Board votes on Narrow Passage, Concert on the Green

Ken Norton, 87, retires again, but says this time it’s for good

By DAVID BORAKS Published April 16, 2015 on DavidsonNews.net Ken Norton spent Thursday at Raeford’s Barber Shop on South Main Street doing just what he has for nearly seven decades in Davidson – cutting hair. But this day was different, though there wasn’t much fanfare to note it: It was Norton’s last day on the … More Ken Norton, 87, retires again, but says this time it’s for good