DavidsonNews.net http://wfae.org en Marine Commission Backs Ramsey Creek Swimming Beach http://wfae.org/post/marine-commission-backs-ramsey-creek-swimming-beach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lake Norman Marine Commissioners on Monday unanimously endorsed to Mecklenburg County’s plans to construct a public swimming beach at Ramsey Creek Park. County officials at the meeting said the project still needs state and federal approval, but that it’s on track for summer 2016 opening – if not sooner.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:02:57 +0000 David Boraks 52731 at http://wfae.org Marine Commission Backs Ramsey Creek Swimming Beach ‘Homeless Jesus’ Finds A Home In Front Of St. Alban’s http://wfae.org/post/homeless-jesus-finds-home-front-st-alban-s <p>A new piece of public art is generating curiosity and conversation in front of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson. The metal sculpture “Homeless Jesus” by Canadian artist Timothy P. Schmalz depicts a Jesus in rags sleeping on a park bench in front of the brick sanctuary.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:36:26 +0000 David Boracks 45775 at http://wfae.org ‘Homeless Jesus’ Finds A Home In Front Of St. Alban’s Lincoln Commissioners Reject Solar Farm http://wfae.org/post/lincoln-commissioners-reject-solar-farm <p>Lincoln County Commissioners on Monday rejected a proposed solar farm on 36 acres near Lake Norman in a vote that followed months of opposition from nearby homeowners who argued it would devalue their property. Commissioners voted 3-1 against <strong>Strata Solar’s</strong> plans for the site near the upscale SailView neighborhood.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:58:22 +0000 David Boraks 41324 at http://wfae.org Lincoln Commissioners Reject Solar Farm Recount Confirms Swain's Re-Election As Huntersville Mayor http://wfae.org/post/recount-confirms-swains-re-election-huntersville-mayor <p>A recount at the Mecklenburg Board of Elections Thursday confirmed that Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain was re-elected on Nov. 5, defeating challenger and f<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">ormer Mecklenburg County Commissioner </span><strong style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">Jim Puckett </strong><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">by a slightly wider margin than shown in election night results. </span></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:10:57 +0000 David Boraks 39325 at http://wfae.org Recount Confirms Swain's Re-Election As Huntersville Mayor Lake Norman Solar Farm Faces Opposition At Hearing http://wfae.org/post/lake-norman-solar-farm-faces-opposition-hearing <p>DENVER – A Chapel Hill company’s plan to build a 36-acre “solar farm” in eastern Lincoln County will be up for a public hearing Monday night at the Lincoln County Commission. Some neighbors of a nearby waterfront neighborhood don’t like the idea, and say they’ll be there to speak out against the plan.</p><p>Strata Solar LLC has applied for a conditional-use permit to build an array of 26,000 eight-foot tall solar panels on either side of Webbs Road, near Burton Lane in Denver.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:38:19 +0000 David Boraks 34961 at http://wfae.org Lake Norman Solar Farm Faces Opposition At Hearing River Run In The Spotlight As The Chiquita Classic Comes To Town http://wfae.org/post/river-run-spotlight-chiquita-classic-comes-town <p>Groundskeepers were hard at work through the weekend and hundreds of local volunteers took up their posts Monday morning as River Run Country Club prepared to host the largest professional golf&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>tournament ever staged in Lake Norman – the Chiquita Classic. Club officials said more 25,000 tickets have been sold for the event, which kicked off with a pro-am tournament and practice rounds Monday and continues through Sunday, Sept. 8.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:47:03 +0000 David Boraks 34601 at http://wfae.org River Run In The Spotlight As The Chiquita Classic Comes To Town With A Big Gift, E2D Begins Handing Computers To Students Who Lack Them http://wfae.org/post/big-gift-e2d-begins-handing-computers-students-who-lack-them <p>With a gift of 500 computers from Lowes Cos. Inc. this week, the Davidson-based nonprofit E3D (Eliminate Davidson’s Digital Divide) is expanding to Cornelius and broadening its goal of putting computers into the hands of local school kids who lack them. The group has been rechristened with a broader name – E2D (Eliminate the Digital Divide) – and is now hoping to help hundreds of families with children in grades K-12 at the three elementary schools in the two towns as well as Bailey Middle and W.A. Hough High schools in Cornelius.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:50:58 +0000 David Boraks 33824 at http://wfae.org With A Big Gift, E2D Begins Handing Computers To Students Who Lack Them Allegiant Air To Start Regular Flights From Concord To Orlando In Dec. http://wfae.org/post/allegiant-air-start-regular-flights-concord-orlando-dec <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong>CONCORD</strong> – Concord Regional Airport will reach a new milestone this Dec. 20 when Florida-based Allegiant Air launches the airport’s first-ever scheduled air service, twice-weekly flights to Orlando-Sanford International Airport in Florida.</p><p>Allegiant said the route would make Concord the 99th US city it serves with what it described as “low-cost, nonstop service to popular vacation destinations.” The airline plans to kick off the new service with roundtrip fares as low as $99. (You’ll have to read the fine print.)</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:02:37 +0000 David Boraks 33771 at http://wfae.org Allegiant Air To Start Regular Flights From Concord To Orlando In Dec. River Run Getting Ready For Big Moment, The Chiquita Classic http://wfae.org/post/river-run-getting-ready-big-moment-chiquita-classic <p>River Run Country Club is getting ready for its closeup, the biggest moment in its 22-year history. From Sept. 2-8, the golf course designed by Robert Walker and Raymond Floyd will host the Chiquita Classic<strong>,</strong> one of four important late-season tournaments on the 2013 Web.com tour.</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:55:03 +0000 David Boraks 33237 at http://wfae.org River Run Getting Ready For Big Moment, The Chiquita Classic MUMPO Delegates Unanimously OK I-77 HOT Lanes Project http://wfae.org/post/mumpo-delegates-unanimously-ok-i-77-hot-lanes-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Mecklenburg Union Metropolitan Planning Organization voted unanimously Wednesday night to add the N.C. DOT’s proposed I-77 widening project to the region’s long-range transportation plan and priority list. The vote was uneventful, but the meeting wasn’t, as toll opponents packed a meeting room in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center continuing their fight against the widening project.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 13:58:33 +0000 David Boraks 27884 at http://wfae.org MUMPO Delegates Unanimously OK I-77 HOT Lanes Project