Around the Region


Admission is free to the Old Courthouse Theatre's Living Room Reading Series presentation of "Mrs. Murphy's Porch," by Wysteria Edwards.

The reading will be at 4 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW. Details: 704-788-2405;


The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band is offering open enrollment until Feb. 3 for new members for the spring season, which begins Thursday.

Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the family life center of Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2299 N. Main St. Invited are musicians who play the flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba and percussion. Details: Band director Jon Hutchinson at 704-425-3508 or band president Krickit Shoemaker at 704-932-9438.


Historic Latta Plantation is hosting "Civil War Winter Quarters & Homefront," from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. next Sunday, 5225 Sample Road.

Admission is free with regular site admission. Details: 704-875-2312;


Mecklenburg County commissioner Karen Bentley will host a public meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Cornelius town hall, 21445 Catawba Ave.

Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor Garrett Alexander will discuss the upcoming property tax revaluations.


Stand Up North Carolina will study the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Charles Mack Citizen, 215 N. Main St. Details: E-mail


The Troutman town board has adopted new amendments to the town's Unified Development Ordinance regulating landfills and junkyards.

Contact the Town Planner at (704) 528-7600 or via e-mail at


The Statesville City Council will meet Jan. 10 at 7 p.m.

This will be the last meeting at city hall before extensive interior rehabilitation.

West Shore

Children in grades one through three can learn Spanish for free, 10-10:30 a.m. Saturdays Jan. 15-Feb. 26 at the Sherrills Ford Library, 8456 Sherrills Ford Road. Call: 828-478-2729.