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10:56 am
Thu March 14, 2013

As Officials Explain I-77 Toll Plan, Critics Keep Asking Why

Citizens sat on one side of the John Mack Center meeting room in rows of chairs holding signs. Elected officials sat at round tables on the other side of the room
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More than 100 residents packed a meeting room in Mooresville Wednesday night, many holding signs protesting the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s plan for High Occupancy Toll Lanes, or HOT Lanes, on I-77 from Charlotte north to Mooresville.

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DavidsonNews.net
10:08 am
Fri November 30, 2012

25 Years Of Christmas In Davidson, Celebrating Community

Thousands packed Main Street during the 2011 Christmas in Davidson.
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Christmas in Davidson started out 25 years ago as an extra night of shopping at Main Street businesses, but it’s always been something much more for local merchants and residents.

Even that first year, despite its origins as a shopping promotion, there was a sense of community, recalls Elaine McArn, owner of the Needlecraft Center on North Main Street. “It was low-key, but even then it had a really good feel to it,” she said.

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DavidsonNews.net
3:16 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Davidson College Gets Biggest Gift Ever

Davidson President Carol Quillen announces the record donation at Duke Family Performance Hall Thursday.
Credit Bill Giduz/Davidson College

Davidson College has received its largest gift ever, $45 million from the Duke Endowment that college officials say will be used to “transform the academic heart of the campus.” The money will pay for renovations to a half-dozen campus buildings beginning next year, as well as a new science building.

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DavidsonNews.net: World Of Opera Host Under Fire
1:00 pm
Thu October 20, 2011

DavidsonNews.net: World Of Opera Host Under Fire For Protest Role

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Controversy has erupted this week over a public radio music announcer's involvement with protests in Washington related to the Occupy Wall Street movement, and there's a Davidson angle. Lisa Simeone is the free-lance host of NPR's "World of Opera," which is produced at Davidson-based classical music station WDAV-FM. As of Thursday midday, she still had that job, though she was fired from another contract gig at Washington's WAMU-FM. Ms. Simeone, a longtime NPR announcer who lives in Baltimore, is now a free-lancer.

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