Posted on 29 April 2013.
A delivery truck delivered about 300 grass carp into Lake Norman last Tuesday, April 24. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
MOORESVILLE – Officials from Duke Energy, the the Lake Norman Marine Commission and the state of North Carolina gathered at the Davidson College Lake Campus in Mooresville one morning last week for a fish release. Not game fish, but “grass carp,” which the state has been using for more than a decade to control the growth of invasive hydrilla on Lake Norman.
Ron Shoultz is executive director of the marine commission, and a 15-year resident and boater. We asked him a few questions as we awaited the arrival of a tractor-trailer from Arkansas, carrying tanks of the large grey fish.
Listen to an audio version of this interview below. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Davidson College, Environment, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Lincoln County, Mooresville
Posted on 21 March 2013.
Sophia Aleksandravicius scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Davidson over Old Dominion, 82-73, in the opening round of the Women’s NIT Thursday night in Norfolk, Va. Story in SPORTS»
Posted in Davidson College, Sports
Posted on 21 March 2013.
It was the definition of a heartbreaker. Fourteenth-seeded Davidson led No. 3 Marquette for most of the way in their NCAA men’s basketball opening round game Thursday afternoon. But an errant in-bounds pass by the Wildcats and a last-second layup by Vander Blue let the Golden Eagles steal a 59-58 victory. Story and photos in SPORTS»
Posted in Photo of the Day, Scoreboard, Sports
Posted on 06 March 2013.
By LINCOLN DAVIDSON
Area businesses will gather Friday at the Davidson College Belk Arena for a “show and tell” of what they have to offer. The Lake Norman Chamber Business Expo, the largest business trade show in the area, will feature more than 170 local business and is expected to attract more than 2,000 people.
“[The] business expo is designed for businesses to tell their unique stories and showcase their business,” Bill Russell, president of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, said in a post on his blog this week. “Please come out and see business at its best and support the lake’s retail and service businesses.”
Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville
Posted on 01 March 2013.
Author Robert A. Caro, whose award-winning biographies have told the stories of late President Lyndon B. Johnson and Robert Moses, spoke Tuesday night, Feb. 26, 2013, at Davidson College.
He told the audience at Duke Family Performance Hall he’s still writing about Johnson because “you’re always learning something new.”
Mr. Caro talked about how President Johnson had the will and the power to make things happen in Washington – and that’s what fascinates him. “I try to explain that in my books, how he’s doing it. To me at least, it’s not only fascinating, but revelatory, to see how political power is used by a president who’s a master at doing it,” he said.
Watch a video replay provided by Davidson College. Can’t see the video. Watch it directly on YouTube.com.
Posted in Davidson College, Video, Video
Posted on 06 February 2013.
What makes the difference between victory and defeat on the track at a NASCAR race? Often, it’s technology, according to physicist and NASCAR expert Diandra Leslie-Pelecky. The West Virginia University professor and author will lecture Thursday night, Feb. 7, at Davidson College on “The Science of Speed: Why Driving Fast is Harder than You Think.” Read more in THE GUIDE»
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Davidson College
Posted on 04 February 2013.
More than 200 Davidson residents and college students gathered at the Davidson College Alvarez College Union Saturday night for food, traditional dancing and fireworks, marking the impending arrival of the new lunar year – the Year of the Snake. It was the ninth straight year for the festival. See a story and photo gallery on DavidsonNews.net»
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Photo of the Day
Posted on 03 February 2013.
Hundreds of diners young and old tested out the soups at the ninth annual Souper Bowl, a fundraiser for the Davidson Housing Coalition at Davidson College on Saturday. After the last ballot was cast, The Brickhouse Tavern‘s Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice came out on top, as the day’s best overall soup. Story and photos on our FOOD & DINING page»
Posted in food, Fund-raisers, Photo of the Day