Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New source for news of Davidson on the way?

When Davidsonnews.net shut down nearly 2 years ago, it was a blow to the community.

We say that in all sincerity even though the positions on issues here at aShortChronicle were often at odds with how that site often presented them.

Soon after DNN ceased publication, there was brief mention locally of an effort to revive something similar to take its place - possibly as a nonprofit.  However, nothing ever came of it.

Recently, we heard some swirl about the possibility of the idea resurfacing for another information outlet - an interesting thing to hear - in an election year.  With so much going on around town, it will be interesting to see if any new source of info takes the same critical eye of Town Hall's actions or will it instead become its unofficial mouthpiece.

Regardless, we say the more the merrier when it comes to getting information about the news of Davidson out to the public.  That's always a good thing.


  1. Hi Rick -- I’m a loyal fan of yours and I’m excited to tell you the rumor is true! My name is Kimberly Johnson, and I'm editor of Charlotte Patch, which is a brand new online news outlet for our community. In addition to covering Charlotte, I’ll be covering Huntersville, Cornelius, Mooresville, and yes -- Davidson! (I live in the area, so I understand the news hole that exists in our community, especially after Davidsonnews.net closed up shop.) We’re just getting things started up. Please check out the site: https://patch.com/north-carolina/davidson. And if you or any of your readers have any tips or suggestions for coverage, please email me at Kimberly.johnson@patch.com.

    All the best,