Davidson’s own poet reads from new book
Tony Abbott’s new book of poems, If Words Could Save Us, continues the retired Davidson College English professor’s prolific outpouring of lyric verse. But the volume is also a first for Abbott.
It was previously reported that North Carolina Department of Transportation Deputy Security of Transit Paul Morris, through the end of the year, is also operating through the end of the year as a consultant to the Red Line Task Force. Morris’ personal contract as a consultant, in fact, is no longer in force, although he will continue as a technical advisor on behalf of the NCDOT to the Red Line Task Force through the end of the year. This was a concern because of the possible appearance of “double dipping,” which in fact is not the case. He is now paid only by the State of North Carolina.
Photographs and memories
The Town of Cornelius has organized a first-of-it’s kind exhibit in the town, “The History of Cornelius: The Conard Collection,” featuring more than 200 photographs tracing Cornelius’ origin and its evolution. The exhibit will be on display at the Cornelius Arts Center from Oct. 17 through Nov. 12. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Cornelius Arts Center is at 19725 Oak Street in downtown Cornelius.
With the snip of a ribbon last week, Frank Giancarli realized a life-long dream. The Training Ground at Davidson, a boutique personal training facility, is now open for business, culminating years of saving and striving for Giancarli.
Cornelius dog groomer Amy Hunt, co-owner of the Bone-ified Dog, LLC, has two awards to her name this year for her skills in keeping Fido looking fabulous.
Dozens of business owners — as well as those who hope to be some day — participated in a recent small business speed coaching event hosted by the Charlotte chapter of SCORE.
Longtime Carolinas home builders Saussy Burbank and McNeill Burbank, which have been building homes as one company since 2001, announced this week they are combining the two brands under the Saussy Burbank name to better serve their customers.
Earlier this week, Chevrolet announced plans to invest $40 million in more than a dozen environmentally friendly projects across the country, in efforts to ultimately prevent eight million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere over the next five years.