Around the Region


Old Courthouse Theatre's Living Room Reading Series will present "Portraits" by Jonathan Bell at 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 49 Spring St. NW.

Six characters come to life in an artist's studio in lower Manhattan, each a witness to the events of Sept. 11.

Admission is free. 704-788-2405;


Warrior Dash, billed as a "mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme run from hell" will feature 11 obstacles over 3 miles of rough terrain Saturday and next Sunday at Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road. A festival both days will include music, food and beer.


Our Towns Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 20414 N. Main St. is accepting booth rentals for its Community Fest fundraiser scheduled for 7:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 10. Booths are available for the festival's community yard sale, farmers market and business expo. Register at


The Davidson Police Department was recently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. Less than 1 percent of U.S. law enforcement agencies of the Davidson Police Department's size achieve full accreditation.


The town's beautification committee recently presented its "Yard of the Month" award to Natalie Harper of 155 W. Statesville Ave. Nominate a property at


The town has been selected to participate in this year's North Carolina Small Town Main Street Program, designed to re-establish downtown as a compelling place for shoppers, investors and visitors. A kick-off event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at town hall. All town business owners are urged to attend.


Registration for Statesville Recreation's After School Enhancement Program has begun and will continue until the program is filled.

Registrations (in-person only) are accepted 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Statesville Fitness and Activity Center and 1:30-9 p.m. at Bentley Community Center.

There are 50 spots available at each site. For information: 704-878-3944.

West Shore

The Carolina Thread Trail and City of Lincolnton will host an open house 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 114 W. Sycamore St. to receive input on a proposed greenway corridor along the Clarks Creek and Walker Branch corridors. Details: 704-376-2556; 704-736-8930.