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 …

Snow day in Davidson

Photos from around downtown, after snow fell overnight. The snow turned to freezing rain and sleet and officials say conditions could get worse. They’re advising folks to stay off the roads unless it’s an emergency. Schools and many government offices are closed. And American Airlines canceled all its flights today at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. … More Snow day in Davidson

Davidson police arrest suspect in attempted robberies

Davidson Police said Thursday they have arrested Gregory Stewart, a suspect in attempted robberies Oct. 26 at Wells Fargo and the Davidson Exxon station. Police said Stewart turned himself in to the Mooresville Police Department on Friday, Oct. 30.  He’s currently in the Mecklenburg County Jail in Charlotte, withe bail set at $100,000.  He is charged with two felony … More Davidson police arrest suspect in attempted robberies

Davidson board wants more feedback on catalyst study

Davidson commissioners said Tuesday they’ve heard “loud and clear” citizens’ concerns about the “catalyst study” for redeveloping the Town Hall site. At their work session Tuesday, board members said they have no plans to take action soon, and will continue to discuss the study into early 2016. Town officials said they’ll continue publicizing the study and seeking … More Davidson board wants more feedback on catalyst study

Redeveloping & Reclaiming Our Downtowns | WFAE Charlotte Talks

With all the debate in Davidson right now about the “catalyst study” for redeveloping the Town Hall site, I got to thinking about similar efforts across the region. I produced this program for WFAE’s “Charlotte Talks” on “Revitalizing and Reclaiming Our Downtowns.” Our guests on this Charlotte Talks are Jack Simoneau – planning director in … More Redeveloping & Reclaiming Our Downtowns | WFAE Charlotte Talks

Police issue photos of suspect in attempted robbery at Wells Fargo

Davidson Police have distributed a couple of security camera photos showing a suspect in Monday afternoon’s attempted robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Davidson. They’re asking for help in identifying the man, who remains at large. Police were called to the branch, at 112 S. Main St., at 2:33pm, on Monday. The suspect … More Police issue photos of suspect in attempted robbery at Wells Fargo

Davidson debate: paradise lost, or opportunity? | The Charlotte Observer

For the Oct. 18, 2015 Charlotte Observer: It’s still just an idea, without financing or developers, but Davidson residents are hotly debating a proposal to redevelop about 3.5 acres of town-owned land around Town Hall on South Main Street. I talked to Rusty Knox, who started the Facebook group “Paradise Lost,” and collected background information … More Davidson debate: paradise lost, or opportunity? | The Charlotte Observer

Downtown Davidson becomes ‘Restaurant Row’ | The Charlotte Observer

Here’s my latest piece The Charlotte Observer, online now and appearing in the Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 Lake Norman section. For restaurant fans, something delicious has happened in downtown Davidson over the past year: A crop of new eateries has opened, turning Main Street into Lake Norman’s new “Restaurant Row.” Read it online: Downtown Davidson … More Downtown Davidson becomes ‘Restaurant Row’ | The Charlotte Observer

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