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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Town of Davidson Comprehensive Plan Wins Award

Community Plan Recognized by NC Chapter of American Planning Association

 

The Davidson Comprehensive Plan has been recognized by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (NC-APA) with a Marvin Collins Planning Award, Compreh...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

NC Remains in Phase 3 through November 13 at 5:00 p.m.

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On Wednesday, October 21, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will remain in Phase 3 and continue implementing safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our state.  Phase 3 will expire on November 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. &am...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Potassium Iodide (KI) Distribution Scheduled for October 24

Residents Within the Emergency Planning Zone of McGuire and Catawba Nuclear Power Plants Advised of KI Tablet Distribution  

Potassium Iodide, also known by its chemical symbol, KI, will be distributed to residents and employers within the 10-mile...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Public Invited to View Town of Davidson's Virtual Veterans Day Program

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The Town of Davidson invites all community members to join us online Wednesday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. to commemorate Veterans Day.For the safety of our veterans and community, we will not be gathering in person, but instead, we will continue to make t...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Davidson Fire Department Chief to Step Down

Bo Fitzgerald

Davidson Fire Department Chief Reuben “Bo” Fitzgerald recently announced that he plans to step away from his current role with the town as of December 1, 2020.  Fitzgerald assumed the role of Chief five and a half years ago af...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Early Voting Begins Today! Mecklenburg County Board of Elections shares key voting information

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Beginning today, Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., citizens of Davidson have options for early voting at the following area locations:

  • Cornelius Town Hall
  • Hough High School
  • North Mecklenburg High School
  • North Regional Library

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Davidson Public Art Commission Launches Banner Project: Area artists invited to submit designs

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The Davidson Public Art Commission is excited to announce the launch of a new banner project. In solidarity with recent national and local events- both tragic and inspiring- the project will line the main corridor to and through town with a variety of ban...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Davidson Town Attorney and Affordable Housing Manager Steps Down

Cindy Reid

Davidson Town Attorney and Affordable Housing Manager Cindy Reid recently announced she would be stepping away from both roles with the Town of Davidson. 

Reid assumed the role of town attorney four years ago – stepping up from her role as staff a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Applications for North Mecklenburg Holiday Parade Now Available

Applications for North Mecklenburg Holiday Parade Now Available: Virtually the Best Year Yet

The Town of Davidson announces that applications for the 38th Annual North Mecklenburg Holiday Parade are available online at www.townofdavidson.org/dpr.

The 38th A...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Mecklenburg County Offers Halloween Safety Tips

As concerns regarding the transmission of COVID-19 continue and restrictions remain in place, specifically with respect to outdoor gatherings, the Town of Davidson is passing along some safety tips published yesterday by Mecklenburg County Public Health.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Follow the Cookie Crawl on November 7: Collect Cookies from Davidson Businesses

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The Town of Davidson is pleased to announce the fifth annual “Cookie Crawl” as an effort to introduce residents and visitors to Davidson businesses, kick off the holiday shopping season, and support our local retailers, all while visiting shops safely dur...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

NC Moves to Phase 3 Today

Earlier this week, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will further ease restrictions and also continue implementing safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our state. Phase 3 becomes effective at 5pm today, October 2, 2020, and ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Davidson Police Launch Safe Outcomes Program

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The Davidson Police Department has joined the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) and Huntersville Police Department in the launching of a new program called Safe Outcomes.  The program, identified by CMPD and integrated with police di...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Davidson Businesses Continue to Give Back

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While COVID-19 restrictions have taken a toll on local businesses everywhere, several in the Town of Davidson have really stepped up to continue to care for and give back to their community, and we want to say, "thanks!" 

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Fall Town of Davidson Events Update

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As we now enter a new season for 2020, the Town of Davidson continues to balance the evolving situation with COVID-19 with the desire to gather as a community for some of our favorite annual events. Until October 2, 2020, North Carolina remains in Phase 2...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Stream Restoration Project to Begin: Unnamed Tributaries to West Branch Rocky River

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The NC Division of Mitigation Services (DMS) is partnering with the Town of Davidson to develop the unnamed tributaries to West Branch Rocky River Mitigation Site, located in Fisher Farm Park, to provide stream mitigation and compensate for impacts to Wat...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Governor Cooper Announces NC Move to Phase 2.5 Beginning Friday, September 4, 2020

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Tuesday, September 1, Governor Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), provided an update on the state’s data trends related to several COVID-19 key metrics. Due to encour...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Davidson College Offers Students In-Person and Virtual Instruction, Limits Access to Facilities Duri

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On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Davidson College staff joined the Davidson Board of Commissioners virtual meeting to officially share their plans for Fall 2020 with our elected officials and the public. The college will be offering a blend of in-person and v...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Town Manager Jamie Justice Provides Davidson COVID-19 Update

Town Manager Jamie Justice Provides Davidson COVID-19 Update

Davidson’s Town Manager Jamie Justice provides residents with a brief update on COVID-19 in light of Governor Cooper’s announcement earlier this week extending Phase 2 "S...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Davidson Adopts New Late-Night Alcohol Restrictions, Event Cancellations

Town of Davidson Joins County Effort, Adopts New Late-Night Alcohol Restrictions

Mecklenburg County, in conjunction with the City of Charlotte and the towns of Davidson, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville, announced a joint proclamation with additional busi...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Thank You for Caring for Each Other and the Town

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Town of Davidson employees join together to thank residents for their kindness, care, patience, and support during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We have all been humbled by the love you have shown for this community, the generosity with which you help your...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

NC's Phase 2 Safer at Home Extended, New requirement to wear face coverings added

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 147 which outlines the extension of the North Carolina Safer at Home Phase 2 Order as well as additional measures to protect lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the continued i...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

A Message from Davidson's Board of Commissioners

Dear Davidson Neighbors,We know many of you have been watching the news over the last few weeks. While our attention has rightfully been turned to racial equity and the Black Lives Matter movement, we can’t forget that we are still in the midst ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Town of Davidson Takes First Steps Towards Racial Healing, Approves Budget

Town of Davidson Takes First Steps in Response to Racial Healing, Unity, and Peace, Approves FY 2020-2021 Budget

On June 9, 2020, the Davidson Board of Commissioners began their virtual work session meeting by discussing the first steps in the town&rsq...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Town of Davidson Launches Significant Mask Wearing Effort- UPDATE

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The Town of Davidson, as a courtesy and in an effort to thwart the spread of the COVID-19 virus, is offering reusable masks on a first come, first served basis.  You can pick up a mask at the Davidson Public Library (119 S. Main Street) or at Dav...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Town of Davidson Launches Significant Mask Wearing Effort to Support Public Health in Town

The Town of Davidson announces the launch of its public awareness campaign to encourage residents, business employees, and town visitors alike to wear masks and help protect the public health of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, May 1...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

An Important Message from the Davidson Board of Commissioners

As the elected leaders for the Town of Davidson, our priority is to make this community the best it can be for all our residents. Together, we have sought to make policy decisions that make Davidson a wonderful and safe environment. 2020 has forced us to ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

A Message from the Davidson Police Chief

The past few days have brought forth evidence of police brutality against George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. The circumstances of Mr. Floyd’s death and the failure of other officers on scene to protect him, an act recorded by bystanders, are shock...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

June Town of Davidson Events Canceled

June Events Canceled

As the situation continues to evolve with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Town of Davidson staff are working with guidance from the Davidson Board of Commissioners and state/county health department officials to plan for the days and weeks ahead. As of ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Davidson Fire Department Earns New ISO Ratings

What is an ISO rating?

The North Carolina Department of Insurance handles Insurance Service Office (ISO) inspections and then assigns a Fire Protection Classification Rating, basically a “grade,” for the fire protection in a particular ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

North Carolina Enters Phase 2 of Reopening Today at 5pm, Safer at Home

North Carolina Enters Phase 2 of Reopening Today at 5pm, Safer at Home

Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 141 that outlines what is allowed in North Carolina under Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan. The Order moves North Carolina into...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Town of Davidson Holds Special Meeting Discussing COVID-19 Response

COVID19 Mask Update

INCREASING CONCERN

The Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners called a special meeting last night to discuss the town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the threat of the novel coronavirus became apparent in our community, the Town of Da...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Virtual Tour and Bike Safety Message from Davidson Police

Take a Virtual Tour of the Davidson Police Department

The Town of Davidson Police Department normally welcomes hundreds of visitors throughout the year for tours of the police station. It’s always great to have so many residents, especially kids,...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

North Carolina Enters Phase 1 of Reopening Today at 5pm, Stay-at-Home Order Remains in Effect

Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 138 that outlines what is allowed in North Carolina under Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan. The information is subject to change in light of new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and addit...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

A Message from the Davidson Board of Commissioners

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To the Davidson Community,Last week, Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte and all six towns decided to transition from a county-wide Stay-at-Home Order to follow under Governor Cooper’s wider Stay-at-Home Order for the entire state of North...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Town of Davidson Partners with News of Davidson to Encourage Census Participation

The Town of Davidson and online news source News of Davidson have partnered to publish “Census Stories.”  This series of articles will feature Davidson residents who have completed the 2020 Census along with the reasons they t...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mecklenburg County Transitions to State Stay at Home Order

Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte and the six county towns, have agreed to follow the State of North Carolina’s Stay at Home Order starting April 30.Mecklenburg County Manager Dena R. Diorio announced the agreement to the Board of County...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

May Town of Davidson Events Canceled

As the situation continues to evolve with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Town of Davidson staff continue to work with Charlotte Mecklenburg Emergency Management on the current situation and also planning for the days and weeks ahead. Mecklenburg County...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Davidson Businesses Thrive Online!

Davidson Businesses Thrive Online!

You all know local businesses are the heart of Davidson. They have been working hard over the last several weeks to be resourceful and continue to provide excellent service to the community and succeed during very difficu...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Town of Davidson Stays Positive, Shares Love During COVID-19 Pandemic

Town of Davidson Stays Positive, Shares Love During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Town of Davidson has been sharing a lot of important information with you over the last several weeks with regards to COVID-19. Today, we thought we’d highlight some of the...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Updates for the Town of Davidson

As the situation continues to evolve with regards to COVID-19, we want to be sure to keep our community members in-the-know with the most current information for our area. Please take note of the three important updates below coming from Mecklenburg Count...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

A Message from Mayor Rusty Knox about COVID-19

Earlier this morning, Mayor Rusty Knox filmed this video and shared a few things he and the Davidson Board of Commissioners would like you all to keep in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the latest, local health information about COVID-19, visit the ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Davidson Police Department Shares IRS Scam Information

IRS COVID 19 ALERT

The Davidson Police Department has received information from the Charlotte Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) pertaining to COVID-19 phone scams.  Common fraud schemes include:

  • Attempts to get your money- The IRS will NOT call for ...
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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Mecklenburg County Closes Parking Lots for County Parks

Mecklenburg County Commissioners announced last night, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, that park gates will be closed to all vehicles except bicycles. This closes all parking lots and auto traffic to these facilities effective today, April 8, 2020.In Davidson, th...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Virtual Recreation Center Now Open!

Running out of creative ways to spend your time at home? The Town of Davidson’s Parks and Recreation staff has compiled a list of suggestions for all ages, dubbed its Virtual Recreation Center, available here. We are committed to ensuring that o...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Town of Davidson Fire Department Thanks YOU

As we’re now just over a week into the Stay at Home Order, Town of Davidson Fire Chief Bo Fitzgerald took a moment to thank town residents for their support during the COVID-19 pandemic and expresses his appreciation for folks staying at home. H...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

April 1st is Census Day!

It’s April 1st! In addition to being the notorious April Fool’s Day, it’s also Census Day this year! While everyone across the country obviously has a lot of other things on their minds, we wanted to send out this important r...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Help Recognize Our Gnome Town Heroes

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The Town of Davidson recognizes that many residents want to help our local businesses in any way they can. Many of you continue to purchase take out from our restaurants and shop online from our retailers. All of our businesses are grateful for the suppor...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

An Update from Town Manager Jamie Justice

All, 

It’s been a rough few weeks for everyone within the Town of Davidson community. We’ve faced new challenges together as we’ve moved through various responses to the coronavirus global pandemic – most re...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Gov. Cooper Issues Statewide N.C. Stay at Home Order

On Friday, March 27, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 121, a statewide Stay at Home Order beginning Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. until April 29, 2020. The Executive Order directs people to stay at home except to visit essential busi...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

A Note from Mayor Rusty Knox and the Davidson Board of Commissioners

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To the Davidson Community,

Yesterday, all of our cell phones simultaneously sounded at 7:50 a.m. The Stay at Home Order was about to take effect within Mecklenburg County, including those of us in the Town of Davidson. The COVID-19 pandemic is something th...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mecklenburg County Issues Stay at Home Order

Mecklenburg County has issued a Stay at Home Order beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. in order to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community. This order directs all Mecklenburg County, including all Town of Davidson residents livi...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

State of Emergency in Town of Davidson

Today, March 23, 2020, Mayor Rusty Knox signed a Proclamation of a State of Emergency in the Town of Davidson. You can view the full proclamation here. 

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

A NOTE FROM MAYOR RUSTY KNOX

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Friends, Neighbors, Davidson Family,

I think we all recognize that we live in a special place. Davidson is best when it’s time to pull together. This time – the ask is tough, though. How do you come together when you’re asked ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Town of Davidson Closes Town Buildings, Including Town Hall, to Public

Town of Davidson Closes Town Buildings, Including Town Hall,  to Public to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

DAVIDSON, N.C. – With the ever-evolving guidance regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Town of Davidson has...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Town of Davidson Community Rallies to Support Creative Local Businesses

Many Davidson retailers are offering specials and curbside pick-up during the next few weeks. Please consider supporting our local businesses by calling in to place orders and pick up in one of the conveniently marked parking spaces for pick-up. The follo...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, Upcoming Events Canceled

As the situation evolves with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Town of Davidson staff continue to actively work on preparation plans under the umbrella of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management. The best, local information for updates can be found on...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Town of Davidson Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Town of Davidson staff have been and will continue to actively work on preparation plans for all impacts from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a reminder, the town is working under the umbrella of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management and followi...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Town of Davidson staff have been and will continue to work on preparation plans for any potential impacts from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The town is working under the umbrella of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management. The best, local informat...

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