Work begins Mon. on asbestos site; EPA cleanups still on track | WFAE

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

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

Driver charged in death of dog walker Janet McFadden

Updated Saturday, April 2, 2016, 10:36am Janet McFadden, who owned Davidson Pet Sitters, has been identified as the victim of Friday’s fatal pedestrian accident South Main Street.  McFadden was walking two dogs on the crosswalk between Flatiron Kitchen and Raeford’s Barber Shop when she was struck by a Republic Services garbage truck around 12:15pm Friday. Police … More Driver charged in death of dog walker Janet McFadden

Pedestrian killed while crossing S. Main St.

Main Street in downtown Davidson was closed Friday afternoon while police investigated the death of a pedestrian struck by a garbage truck.   The incident happened around 12:30pm, as the person crossed South Main Street, while walking two dogs. One of the dogs also died.  The accident happened in the crosswalk between Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse … More Pedestrian killed while crossing S. Main St.

DHC Souper Bowl: And the winners are …

Davidson Housing Coalition‘s 12th annual Souper Bowl was Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, with a dozen local chefs competing for the titles of best local soups. The big winner, as always, was the DHC’s HAMMERS emergency home repair program. Here’s a list of the winners: Best Farm to Spoon – Summit Coffee, “Half Thyme.” Best Creamy … More DHC Souper Bowl: And the winners are …