Around the Region


Warrior Dash, a worldwide racing series featuring mud-crawling and fire-leaping, will return for a second year to Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, on May 19 and 20. Details:


The town and American Legion Post 86 will hold a Veterans Day Program and Veterans Monument Dedication at 11 a.m. Friday on the Town Hall lawn, 21445 Catawba Ave. Free shuttles will be available from satellite parking at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 19610 Zion Ave.


The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Sibelius and Stravinsky in a free concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Duke Family Performance Hall on campus. 704-894-2848.


The Part-Time Blues Band will perform the next concert in the Mooresville Concerts series 3 p.m. next Sunday in Joe Knox Auditorium at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for students, free ages 9 and under. Tickets: 704-663-7026;


The Troutman Town Board has approved a special use permit for the operation of a small triathlon center on Wagner Street to be called Du Tri Multi Sports. This will be the first business located specifically on the Carolina Thread Trail/Lake Norman bicycle route.


The 2011 Dancing with the Iredell Stars at the Statesville Civic Center on Oct. 29 raised about $77,000 for the Mitchell Community College Endowment for Excellence. Statesville Montessori School teacher Beth Bush and partner Ian Burke of Jordin's Dance Studio won the People's Choice Award. Jennifer Marion Mills, vice president and marketing director for Randy Marion Automotive Group, and partner Harold Carrillo of the Havana Ballroom won the Judges' Choice award.

Assistant Statesville Police Chief William Halliburton has been named the new police chief for the city of Albemarle, beginning Nov. 21. Halliburton had been Statesville's assistant police chief since 2008.

West Shore

Denver artists Lynn Dermott and Ginny Boyd are featured along with artists Brenda Bostian and C.M. Kakassy in an exhibit now through Dec. 24 at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St., Lincolnton. An opening reception will be 6-8 p.m. Friday .