Exit 23 Joe Gibbs Racing will have its fall Fan Fest Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes autograph sessions with the team's NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers.
Exit 25 Birkdale Village will be accepting entry forms for its Project Imagination kids' contest through Oct. 15. Submissions are due by Oct. 21. For more information, visit
Exit 28 A thousand walkers and runners are expected at 7:45 a.m. Oct. 18 for the Lung Strong 15K/5K Run/Walk at Raceworld USA, 20310 Chartwell Center Drive.
Exit 30 Individual game tickets for the Davidson College men's basketball team are now on sale. For more information, visit
Exit 33 A free reception welcoming new Mooresville Town Manager Steve Husemann will be 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lowe's YMCA, 170 Joe V. Knox Ave., 704-716-4000.
Exit 36 The Mooresville Fire Department will host an open house at each of its four fire stations from 1 to 5 p.m. today, including free car-seat checks, mascot appearances and truck displays.
Exit 42 A 106-acre parcel owned by the Iredell-Statesville School System will be among six properties totaling 392 acres being considered for annexation by the Troutman Town Board during its Oct. 9 meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
Exit 50 The Statesville City Council has approved buying an outdoor insulated safety shower eyewash for employees at a cost of $2,316, from the low bidder, Lab Safety Supplies.
West Shore The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates' forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton.