Exit 23 The Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department will host soap box derby races Sept. 13-14 at the Huntersville Business Park. For more information, visit www.aasbd.org/sep.htm.
Exit 25 Birkdale Village's summer concert series continues at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tropic Culture Band will play Friday, and Center City Groove will play Saturday.
Exit 28 Cornelius is requesting proposals from qualified firms for transportation planning and design services related to a future commuter rail station. Deadline is 5p.m. Sept. 12.
Exit 30 The town of Davidson Parks and Recreation Department is looking to match senior adults with Davidson College students as part of its friendship program. Call 704 940-9644 for more information.
Exit 33 Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists will host a Lake Norman Wildlife Cruise aboard Lady of the Lake, 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday from Queen's Landing, 1459 River Highway (N.C. 150). Check-in is 12:45 p.m.; 704-332-5696;
Exit 36 The hhgregg appliances and electronics chain is scheduled to open a store at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Mooresville Crossing (Best Buy) retail center on N.C. 150, between Williamson Road and Morrison Plantation Parkway.
Exit 45 The Troutman Town Board has approved an $8,100 annual contract with McCoy's Tree Service Inc. to perform street cleaning services on roads maintained by the town.
Exit 50 The Statesville City Council has authorized $41,500 for surveying airfield pavements at Statesville Regional Airport, in conjunction with the airport's runway strengthening project.
West Shore The Lincoln Economic Development Association has moved to a new location. Its new office is at 502 E. Main St. in Lincolnton.