In pedestrian-friendly Davidson, International Walk to School Day has evolved into an annual community-wide celebration. Multiple schools participate in the health and safety awareness program along with business and community leaders, and this year athletes from Davidson College pitched in as supporters and chaperones. Last Wednesday on the Davidson Town Green, athletes from the college, including members of the Davidson football squad (shown above at the front of the line) formed a welcoming committee to greet students and take part in the morning stroll to school. Students from Davidson Elementary, Community School of Davidson and Davidson Green School all participated in the event, created to raise awareness for pedestrian safety, environmental conservation and the importance of physical activity while also strengthening connections between families, schools and the broader community.
The scale of a huge uprooted oak tree at 105 Maxwell St. in downtown Huntersville is evidenced by homeowner Cody Fowler standing next to the root that was slowly peeled back from his saturated front yard by high winds Saturday morning. The tree didn’t really crash to the ground, it basically settled. Limbs stretched from the house into the street and parts of the tree covered the Fowlers’ vehicles, which escaped with just minor dents and scrapes. Some limbs were cut away from the house and street during the weekend.
Sue Colbert reads a statement about her daughter, Kenan Colbert Koll, and her eventually fatal battle with ocular melanoma prior to the start of last Saturday’s Lookin’ For A Cure 5K, which drew nearly 450 participants raising nearly $50,000 in the inaugural event at The Park Huntersville. Holding the microphone is Kenny Colbert, Sue’s husband and Kenan’s father.
Stephen Curry made a surprise visit to Davidson College Sept. 17 and the NBA MVP and former Wildcat superstar brought along his daughter, Riley, and the Larry O’Brien Trophy his Golden State Warriors secured as NBA champions. Curry sank the first shot in Davidson’s new practice facility, took questions from students, signed autographs, posed for selfies and even ate chicken curry, just like in the ESPN commercial.
At least not yet, as the seven acres planted to form Historic Rural Hill’s Amazing Maize Maze has failed to grow tall enough because of this summer’s drought conditions, forcing a delayed opening of this year’s maze. It will operate on an abbreviated schedule after it opens on Oct. 3.
Construction of the Vance Athletic Center adjacent to Belk Arena on the campus of Davidson College is nearing completion and is expected to open this fall. This expansion of the Baker Sports Complex is reflective of its move from the Southern Conference to the Atlantic 10 and is designed to better serve the Wildcats’ athletic programs.
The statue of a pooch that stands guard outside of Main Street Veterinary Hospital in Cornelius was outfitted in back-to-school attire this week in honor of students returning to classrooms. On Monday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools joined other private and charter schools that had already begun the 2015-16 academic year.
Cornelius residents Charlotte Hord (seated), Lexi Whiteside (left) and Nina Whiteside, recently held a fresh lemonade sale to benefit the Cornelius Animal Shelter. The girls managed to raise $50, and they continue to collect donated supplies such as cat litter and cleansing wipes, as requested by the shelter staff. The Cornelius Animal Shelter is a cause near and dear to the girls, says Carla Hord, as they have adopted cats themselves.