Local News
9:22 am
Thu December 25, 2014

Most Davidson Elementary Students Now Use Stability Balls For Chairs

Credit Tasnim Shamma

  A teacher at Davidson Elementary school conducted an experiment late last year.  She gave her students exercise balls to sit on, instead of chairs. WFAE paid her classroom a visit then. A year later, it’s no longer an experiment. It’s become a way of sitting at the school, or rather, bouncing. 

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Arts & Life
7:06 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Homeless Jesus Sculpture Makes Impression In Davidson

"Homelesss Jesus" sculputre in front of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Davidson.
Mark Rumsey WFAE

At first glance, Davidson looks like one of those quaint, picturesque towns fit for a postcard.
So a homeless man sleeping on a bench outside a church immediately stands out.
Look a little closer, and you may realize it’s a sculpture of Jesus. Yes, a Homeless Jesus.
The sculpture has sparked a lot of debate since it was installed a week ago.
It’s also received national and even international attention.

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9:16 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Davidson Elementary Class Trades Chairs For Stability Balls

Students in Mrs.Denise Addison's K-1 class at Davidson Elementary work on iPads and crossword puzzles after reading a book called The Three Wishes.
Tasnim Shamma

Take a group of kindergartners and first graders and let them bounce on exercise balls all day instead of asking them to sit still in their chairs.

Sounds crazy, right? Well, it’s happening at Davidson Elementary. 

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Local News
4:57 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Davidson College Announces On-Campus Pub And Coffeehouse

The Summit Coffee is run by two Davidson alums and brothers Tim and Brian Helfrich, Class of 2000 and 2007, respectively. A second branch, still unnamed, will be opening on Davidson's campus with a full-kitchen, this fall.
Credit Courtesy of Tim Helfrich

This fall, draft beer and wine will be served on the campus of Davidson College.  Students and administrators say it will provide a safe drinking environment for students, faculty and staff.  

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Local News
8:49 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Mecklenburg County Eyes Scenic Route

The proposed "Davidson Scenic Byway" would start at the Mecklenburg/Iredell County line on Highway 115 (Old Statesville Road).
Julie Rose

Mecklenburg County – known for booming growth and ever-expanding freeways – is looking to get on the map for a very different kind of transportation: designation of the county's very first scenic byway.

The starting point for the proposed Davidson Scenic Byway turns out to be a pretty unscenic spot in front of an old, abandoned building. It's at the Iredell County border on Highway 115 (that's Old Statesville Road) just north of downtown Davidson. 

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Local News
10:01 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Davidson Teen Competes In International Science Competition

A high school student from Davidson is among the students from around the world in Arizona this week competing for scholarships and cash prizes in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.    Eighteen-year-old Christopher Panuski's entry in the fair looks at cheaper and more efficient ways to shield electronics from cosmic radiation.  He joined us to talk about the project and the competition.

Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Thu September 27, 2012

The History Of Davidson (Rebroadcast)

Davidson, North Carolina

Charlotte is more than just one city, it is a region comprised of many cities and towns and one of them, Davidson, is now the subject of a book chronicling the history of the town. One Town, Many Voices is the work of Davidson College Professor of History, Ralph Levering, and college Archivist Jan Blodgett and incorporates the experiences and voices of a wide range of people. The authors share what they've learned about Davidson - from its beginnings.

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