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February, the year’s shortest month, is a quiet time in local gardens, but the soil is slowly warming and the days are growing longer.

Despite problems with both Action Express Racing entries in the Rolex 24, the two-car team rebounded for a pair of top-10 finishes.

By restoring a Lincoln County icon, John and Cyndi Dellinger of Lincolnton have taken their place in the historical timeline of the region’s once-thriving textile industry and created a new industry of their own.

Cellist Deborah Pae will collaborate with international concert pianist Dana Protopopescu. 3 p.m. $17; $8 seniors; $5 students and children 18 and younger. Davidson College, Tyler-Tallman Hall, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000. davidson.edu.

A Gastonia developer said he expects to finish the multi-million-dollar renovation of an iconic downtown high-rise into an upscale hotel by this summer.

Girls’ volleyball program: Registration is underway for Hickory Parks and Recreation girls’ volleyball program, open to girls ages 9-15. Players’ parents can register 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1451 Eighth St. Drive N.E., Hickory.

The 26-year-old from Catawba County closing in on dream to succeed as professional illusionist.

Courthouse concert series: A performance by local musician Chris Cook recently kicked off a concert series in the newly renovated Gaston County History Courthouse in Dallas. The ongoing series, hosted by the Gaston County Museum, features Americana style music performed by regional artists.

Carolina Pro Musica: Period ensemble Carolina Pro Musica will present “So Longs the Soul” at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 the Abbey Basilica at Belmont Abbey College. The program will feature verses from “The Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah,” arias by J.S. Bach and instrumental works by Marcello and Veracini.

Basketball camp scholarships: Middle school students in Alexander and Caldwell counties can win a full scholarship to summer basketball camp through Blue Ridge Electric.

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