Polls are open: Early voting is available at Huntersville Oaks Children Development Center at 12105 Verhoeff Dr. and North County Regional Library at 16500 Holly Crest Lane. It is also available at Mountain Island Library at 4420 Hoyt Galvin Way. Hours: weekdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Polls are also open Sunday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Details: Mecklenburg Board of Elections, www.meckboe.org/
Donation to nonprofits: Huntersville's American Tire Distributors donated $35,000 to the Hope House Foundation of Huntersville and the Ada Jenkins Center of Davidson. Hope House supports homeless women and their children. The Ada Jenkins Center focuses on health, education and human services.
Players win: Davidson Community Players received five awards at Metrolina Theatre Association's recent awards gala: Matthew Merrell in "Noises Off" for outstanding male lead actor; Cassandra Wood in "Violet," outstanding female lead actor; Kevin Roberge in "Noises Off," outstanding male supporting actor; Larry Ligo in "Noises Off," outstanding cameo; Ensemble for "Noises Off," other exemplary performance/element.