30-mile bike and pedestrian trail planned from Mooresville to Charlotte
"It will be one of our first regional trails that cross county borders. It will allow people to cycle to Uptown Charlotte to work, to play, to go to Panthers games" says Gwen Cook, who is a Planner with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation.
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Davidson College, edX and College Board Launch Collaboration to...
December 5, 2013 - Davidson, NC - Davidson College, edX and the College Board announced today a new collaboration to provide Advanced Placement teachers and their students with access to a suite of online instructional modules to improve educational outcomes in calculus, physics and macroeconomics.
Kimberly-Clark Pro taps new North American VP
Kimberly-Clark Professional has named Tim Feeheley as VP of Kimberly-Clark Professional North America.
Jefferson Post Online Edition
Regional Artist Project Grant winners announced
The grant winners are Derek Davidson, Rebecca Gummere, Beth Shuford, Carlie Eisenberg, Martha Enzmann, Stephen Shoemaker, (back... The Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina is a partnership between the Arts Councils of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties and the North Carolina Arts Council.
Lenoir to allow backyard chickens
The Lenoir City Council narrowly adopted an amendment to its code of ordinances Monday night to allow residents to apply for a permit to house as many as four hens in the back yard if they are confined at least 50 feet from houses.
Somalia: UN Charcoal Ban Crucial to Somalia Survival
Shabab militants, who control portions of southern Somalia, have long relied on charcoal exports to Gulf Arab states to fund their operations and pay their recruits.
The Charlotte Observer
Davidson Players announce 2014 season
Pearl Cleage's play "Flyin' West" tells the story of female black pioneers settling the west after the Civil War.
The Charlotte Observer
Davidson College announces $4M challenge grant
Davidson College on Saturday announced a $4 million challenge grant by Samuel and Ann Vance Ginn of Hillsborough, Calif., to help build the college's planned athletic center expansion.
Modern Machine Shop
MSC Opens Co-Headquarters
MSC Industrial Supply has opened a co-headquarters in Davidson, North Carolina. The 180,000-square-foot facility has the capacity for 750 associates with room to expand on the property in the future.
Small businesses encounter large health care challenges
For Marty Smith, co-owner of a small accounting firm in Charlotte, N.C., the Affordable Care Act means less money for training and new technology.
Parent to Parent: Don't panic about lower scores
Are you smarter than a third-grader? Can you ask and answer questions to show you understand what you’re reading, recount stories from diverse cultures and describe how characters’ feelings add to a story? These are just three of many goals for reading comprehension in third grade under the new Common Core Standards adopted by nearly all ... (more)