11:40 am
Thu January 8, 2015

DA Drops Assault Charge Against JP Douglas, Offers New Details Of Oct. Incident

J.P. Douglas

The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office has dropped assault charges against former Davidson College football quarterback JP Douglas, saying it cannot prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt and that he may have acted in self defense. Douglas was charged with stabbing another student in an altercation early Oct. 19 at his on-campus apartment in Jamieson Hall.

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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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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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5:02 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Marine Commission Backs Ramsey Creek Swimming Beach

Design consultant Jeffrey Smith of Bulla Smith Design Engineering points out the location of a swimming beach that Mecklenburg County plans at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius. He spoke at Monday’s Lake Norman Marine Commission meeting at Charles Mack Citizens Center.
Credit David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net

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.

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11:36 am
Tue February 25, 2014

‘Homeless Jesus’ Finds A Home In Front Of St. Alban’s

Artist Timothy Schmalz’s work is in front of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
Credit David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net

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.

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4:58 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Lincoln Commissioners Reject Solar Farm

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 Strata Solar’s plans for the site near the upscale SailView neighborhood.

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10:10 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Recount Confirms Swain's Re-Election As Huntersville Mayor

Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain
Credit DavidsonNews.net

A recount at the Mecklenburg Board of Elections Thursday confirmed that Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain was re-elected on Nov. 5, defeating challenger and former Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett by a slightly wider margin than shown in election night results.

In the final official tally, Swain had 2,475 to Puckett’s 2,443 – a difference of 32 votes.

Puckett had requested a recount after the unofficial results on Nov. 5 show him losing by just 26 votes – 2,467 to 2,441.

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3:38 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Lake Norman Solar Farm Faces Opposition At Hearing

Strata Solar’s solar farm in Kings Mountain, in Cleveland County.
Credit Strata Solar

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.

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.

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9:47 am
Wed September 4, 2013

River Run In The Spotlight As The Chiquita Classic Comes To Town

Golfers practiced at Run Run Country Club Monday midday. The club is ready for its closeup.
Credit David Boraks / DavidsonNews.net

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 

  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.

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10:50 am
Thu August 22, 2013

With A Big Gift, E2D Begins Handing Computers To Students Who Lack Them

Franny Millen, E2D Founder, hands the first computer to Aryanna McCain of Davidson.
Credit Bill Giduz / DavidsonNews.net

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.

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