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.
An update on that Davidson asbestos site I’ve been following for WFAE: Contractors have finished installing a plastic liner, fresh earth and a fiber mat over an asbestos site at the Metrolina Warehouse at 301 Depot St. Last fall, runoff was discovered flowing from a slope behind the old mill, off Sloan Street in Davidson.
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 !
Despite the Trump administration’s freeze on new Environmental Protection Agency contracts, a federal cleanup of asbestos found at homes in Davidson remains on track. Meanwhile, state officials say work will start next week to cap asbestos that spilled near an old factory in the neighborhood. Here’s my latest story at WFAE, with details on next week’s … More Work begins Mon. on asbestos site; EPA cleanups still on track | 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
Town of Davidson press release Davidson Police Chief Jeanne Miller announced that she will retire as the police chief for the Town of Davidson by June 30, 2017. She has served our town for over 11 years. “Since Leamon Brice hired me in November of 2005, it has been an honor and a privilege to … More Jeanne Miller to retire as Davidson police chief
The Town of Davidson breaks ground Friday morning on a long-needed second fire station off Davidson-Concord Road, near the Beaver Dam historic site.
City officials declared Sunday’s Panthers-Vikings football game an “extraordinary event.” That meant lots of police downtown and extra security measures. There was a small protest, but most people welcomed the distraction after a week of unrest. See my Coverage at WFAE.org, “After Protests, Charlotte Takes A Breather With A Panthers Game”
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
It’s a been a crazy week in Charlotte, triggered by Tuesday’s police shooting of Keith Scott in northeast Charlotte. Protesters have been out nightly since then. A few people have come downtown to cause trouble, and that’s getting most of the national news media attention. That’s not right.