Poker Run: Kids Rein will host a Poker Run 9 a.m. April 30 at the Latta Equestrian Center, 6201 Sample Road, Huntersville. $40 includes Horse Poker Run, T-shirt, lunch, silent auction and prizes. Details: www.kidsrein.com.
Factory breaks ground: A high-voltage cable factory broke ground at the Commerce Station Business park. The facility will supply transmission cables to carry electric power underground. The plant will employ more than 100 people in various fields. The cables are smart grid-compliant and will help enable renewable resources.
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Downtown manager hired: Kim Fleming, interim downtown manager since October, accepted the position of downtown manager. As interim, she spearheaded the Halloween March and Christmas in Davidson. She also began planning for the Gallery Crawl, Art on the Green, Concerts on the Green and Town Day, in addition to a visitor's website and building relationships.
Veterans monument: The town is at 79 percent of their fundraising goal. To donate: visit Town Hall or www.corneliusveteransmonument.org.