Posted on 15 November 2012.
Jerry Broadway, who has led the Lake Norman Regional Economic Development Corp. since 2006, said Thursday he will step down in the first quarter of 2013. The organization said its executive committee will meet soon to discuss hiring a successor.
Over the past six years, Mr. Broadway has helped to recruit a variety of high-profile businesses to the region, including MSC Industrial Direct, which is currently building its “co-headquarters” off I-77 Exit 30 in Davidson, and ABB Inc., a Swiss-based based cable manufacturer that recently opened its $90 million plant in Huntersville. His other recruiting successes included Microban, SAERTEX USA, Lime Energy, Positec Tools and Rubbermaid Home Products. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville
Posted on 13 November 2012.
Old N.C. 73 Beatties Ford Bridge over the Catawba River was demolished as part of the lake’s construction. (Under Lake Norman project)
Lake Norman will be 50 years old in 2013, and the Davidson College Archives staff is in the midst of a project titled “Under Lake Norman” to collect stories, photos and other information about the hidden history that now lies below the lake. The lake was created in 1963 when Duke Power built a hydro-electric dam on the Catawba River at Cowans Ford, leaving behind plantations, old bridges, mills and home sites.
Davidson College archivist Jan Blodgett and librarian Craig Milberg hope to gather images, stories and information about those historical sites and structures that were covered when the lake filled. So far, they’ve gathered information on a 10 sites that they’ve mapped on an interactive web page, in the Daivdson Archives Community space at sites.davidson.edu/archives/community/under-lkn.
The early 18th-century Elm Wood plantation is now under the lake. (Under Lake Norman)
Sites already on the map include several historic plantation houses, Sherrills Ford across the Catawba River; the old Highway 150 bridge; the home site of George Davidson, who was the father of Revolutionary War General William Lee Davidson; and the site of the Battle of Cowan’s Ford, where General Davidson was killed fighting British troops.
ADD YOUR HISTORY
If you’ve got information, photographs or stories to share, visit sites.davidson.edu/archives/community/under-lkn/map.
For more information on the project, people may contact Blodgett and Milberg at 704-894-2632, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted in Bethel Church Road, Blue Stone Harbor, Cornelius, Davidson, Davidson College, Davidson history, Environment, Huntersville, Jetton Cove, Lake Norman, Marina Shores, Mooresville, Peninsula, Photos