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Connor Houses Bossom Buddies

 More than 250 guests, includingparents, fraternity members, other Davidson College eating housemembers, and members of the Davidson community attended the BosomBuddies Gala on Saturday, March 23. Members of Davidson College’s ConnorHouse volunteered their time as servers or set-up and clean-up crewsfor the event. This year’s fundraiser netted morethan $70,000 for Earlier.org, a nonprofit devoted solely to finding abiological test for early detection of breast cancer. In the past 10 years, Connor House hasraised more than $425,000 for the group, funding more than 10 $40,000research grants. photos by Stacie Mounts 

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Musical Minds Violin Reveal

A few months ago, the children of Musical Minds were learning the fundamentals of musical rhythm on buckets.Now, thanks to a financial donation from the Davidson United Methodist Church and help from their minister of music and worship, Kevin Turner, the 25 Blythe Elementary School students each have their own violin.Once the students get to a certain skill level, they will be able to take their violins home.Frank Albert, owner of Davidson Violins, helped with tuning and repair of the violins and will be teaching classes along with Jennifer Worsham of the Lake Norman Symphony.

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EPIC Brands - Battle in Queen City Cheer Competion

A local gym Cheer White Lightning All-Stars take first place with 8 out of 9 teams March 9 at the Epic Brands Battle in Queen City. The Junior Level 1 Infinity team, Youth Level 3 Notorious team, Youth Level 2 Electric team, Senior Level 4 Obsession team, Junior Level 4 Evolution team, Senior Level 5 Restricted Epic team, The Mini Level 1 Chronicles, and Senior Level 2 Infamous team all placed first in their divisions and were crowned national champions. Tiny's placed 2nd in their division.

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Dinner with Playwright and Davidson Community Players

Margaret Edson, the Pulitzer prize-winning author of the play Wit joined donors and patrons of Davidson Community Players prior to the March 9 production of Wit for dinner at Campania Restaurant in Davidson. Ms. Edson, a school teacher in Atlanta, attended the Broadway revival of Wit in 2012 which was nominated for several Tony awards. As a tremendous supporter of community theaters across the nation she agreed to attend this local production and share her thoughts on the play.

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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

The Lake Norman Kiwanis Club held its pancake breakfast March 2 at First Baptist Church in Huntersville off North Old Statesville Road.The event attracted roughly 400 people and raised $3,400, according to Kiwanis Club Secretary Pat Jackson.The money raised from the event will benefit local organizations. Jackson said the Ada Jenkins Center will receive a check for about $2,200 of the proceeds on March 21.The remainder will be split up among several organizations.