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Local News
9:56 am
Sun December 7, 2014

Protesters In Davidson, Durham Call For Justice

Students marched from Davidson College to Main Street, lying down in the midst of the Christmas in Davidson festival.
Credit Jonathan Cox/DavidsonNews.net

More than 125 Davidson College students and some faculty members staged a ‘die-in’ protest Saturday night, lying down in the middle of Main Street during the Christmas in Davidson festival. Our news partner DavidsonNews.net reports the students were calling for justice in recent incidents of violence and alleged police brutality against black people.

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Sunday Headlines
9:43 am
Sun November 16, 2014

NC Dem Chief Voller Won’t Run Again

North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller isn’t seeking re-election.  The former Pittsboro mayor made the announcement Saturday at the party executive committee meeting in Chatham County. The committee narrowly elected Voller in 2013 and he has focused on building local party organizations with Democrats in the minority in state government.

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DavidsonNews.net
4:07 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

AC Milan Trains Secretly At Davidson College

tar striker Mario Balotelli (center) worked out along with his AC Milan teammates at Davidson College Monday.
David Boraks DavidsonNews.net

Alumni Stadium at Davidson College has been alive with activity over the past few days, but surrounded by security guards shooing away passersby. That’s because players from Italy’s AC Milan – including striker Mario Balotelli and other stars – used the field Sunday through Tuesday for daily workouts while on a pre-season US tour.

Milan’s training sessions were closed to all but a handful of invited guests, including players and coaches from the Davidson men’s and women’s soccer teams.

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DavidsonNews.net
8:20 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Davidson College Plans 3 Megawatt, $10 Million Solar Farm

The site is on college owned land off Grey Road.
Credit Davidsonnews.net

 

Davidson College’s long-rumored solar farm drew another step closer this week, when Cornelius-based solar firm O2 Energies filed an application with state regulators for a $10 million solar panel array off Grey Road.

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DavidsonNews.net
8:23 am
Fri May 9, 2014

With March And Petition, Davidson Students Seek Changes In Sexual Misconduct Policy

Davidson students and residents marched away from the college union Thursday morning
Credit David Boraks / DavidsonNews.net

Students, faculty and some area residents marched across the Davidson College campusThursday morning in the latest public facet of a debate over sexual assault and the college’s sexual misconduct policy. The march, an online petition and other discussions have showed widespread support for reform among students. And in brief remarks, college President Carol Quillen called for change in how the campus addresses this devastating but often unreported crime.

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DavidsonNews.net
10:53 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Open Since 1920 And Often Touted, Davidson College Laundry To Close Next Year

The laundry is named for longtime employee Lula Bell Houston.
Credit Lincoln Davidson / DavidsonNews.net

The decision to discontinue the full-service laundry, which has been offered free to students since 1920, came in the face of declining usage by students and a need to reallocate budget funds for new programs, the college said.

Some students reacted quickly and negatively. Within 45 minutes of the announcement, more than 100 messages had been posted to Yik Yak, a smartphone app that allows users to post messages that can be seen by others in their geographic vicinity.

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Charlotte Observer
3:14 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Davidson Basketball: 'Underrated' For A Quarter Of A Century

Bob McKillop will begin his 25th season as Davidson basketball coach.
Credit Jeff Willhelm / Charlotte Observer

DAVIDSON Bob McKillop will begin his 25th season as basketball coach at Davidson on Friday night when his Wildcats play at Duke.

Most of those seasons McKillop, 63, works outside the spotlight, which is unfortunate because he loves the spotlight and looks good in it. If a white hair on his head is out of place, he probably makes it run a lap. One of the biggest surprises at a Davidson practice in Belk Arena last week was that McKillop didn’t wear a suit.

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Local News
9:36 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Early voting begins in city & town races

Early voting in Mecklenburg County's local elections opened last week and continues through Nov. 2. Voters will cast their ballots in races for Charlotte Mayor and City Council, Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board, small town mayors and town boards and for or against county education and local bonds. Early voting is available this coming week at the county’s Hal Marshall Annex in Charlotte, then beginning Oct. 26 at a total of 15 sites, including libaries and government buildings. Election day is Nov. 5th.

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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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