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
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
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.”
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.
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
Reprinted from DavidsonNews.net, Oct. 31, 2014 ©2014 Davidson News LLC – No reproduction without permission A hundred years ago, two of the town’s most prominent citizens were at the center of a murder case that made headlines across the Southeast. Many of the events took place at buildings still standing in town. The victim and … More A century ago, the murder on South Street