A Raleigh engineering firm will analyze the timing of 23 downtown Mooresville traffic signals to improve traffic flow.

The Mooresville Board of Commissioners voted unanimously last week to award an $80,960 contract for the study to Mekuria Engineering Inc. N.C. street aid (Powell Bill) funds will pay for it.

The speed limit on Barley Park Lane in Mooresville is being lowered from 35 mph to 25 mph, and "no parking" signs will be posted on both sides of the road.

The Mooresville Board of Commissioners approved the measures last week at the request of the Public Works Department and Carolina Beer & Beverage LLC, which operates a brewery at Barley Park Lane and Mazeppa Road.

The PTSA at J.M. Alexander Middle School in Huntersville will sponsor a Back to School Fair 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday to welcome new Davidson IB students and continuing students. The event will be on the J.M. Alexander athletic field.

Henry Brown will give a comedy show, "The Other Mr. Brown," at 7 p.m. Saturday at Statesville High School as a fundraiser for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs Parent Alliance. The group promotes postsecondary education to students and families.

The 128th gathering of the family and friends of Joseph Isenhour will be noon Saturday at Fieldstone Presbyterian Church in Mooresville.

Details: Kevin Johnson. 704-677-3935.

The Iredell County Cooperative Extension Service will hold a free workshop on fall lawn care from 9-11 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Iredell County Agricultural Center, 444 Bristol Drive in Statesville.

The workshop will include presentations indoors and outdoors. Register by calling 704-873-0507.

The Iredell Democratic Party will meet starting with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Democrat Headquarters, 233 E. Front St., Statesville.

The guest speaker will be Ron Moore, a candidate for Statesville City Council in Ward 4.

Details: 704-592-5521.

The Davidson Coalition for Fiscal Responsibility will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lake Norman YMCA, 21300 Davidson St., Cornelius.

Details:; Twitter at @dcfr_contact; and on Facebook.

Christ the King High School will open in its temporary location in Mooresville Aug. 24 with a freshman class of about 40 students.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte decided to cancel plans to open with a sophomore class as well after only three students registered for that class, the Catholic News Herald reported July 29. Upper grades will be added as the first group progresses over the next four years.

The school's permanent campus will open in 2012 on N.C. 73 at Poplar Tent Road, near the Cabarrus-Mecklenburg county line.

Iredell Health System will host these coming events:

Free sibling tours of the Birth Place, 4 p.m. Thursday. Registration isn't required. Meet in the main lobby of Iredell Memorial Hospital, 557 Brookdale Drive, Statesville.

"Look Good Feel Better," 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Beth & Company, 114 S. Center St., Statesville.

The American Cancer Society program teaches beauty techniques to patients in treatment to reduce appearance-related side effects.

To register call 704-878-4550 or visit and click on Interact, calendar.