New sign rules: Davidson merchants: If you use temporary signs or banners as part of promotions and advertising, new rules are in place. The town began enforcing temporary sign rules and regulations already part of the town's ordinance. To read the town's planning ordinance, visit www.ci.davidson.nc.us/planningordinance.
Police recognized: The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies recently selected the Cornelius Police Department as a Flagship Agency, the highest designation a police force can achieve. CPD was in compliance with 100 percent of all applicable mandatory and non-mandatory standards. Cornelius was the first agency in Mecklenburg County to become accredited.
Taste bud teaser: North Mecklenburg High School's fourth annual Chili Cook Off will be 5-7 p.m. Nov. 18, with all-you-can-eat chili and desserts, auction baskets and entertainment for $5. The school is at 11201 Old Statesville Road. Proceeds support Our Towns Habitat for Humanity Youth United House, which will break ground in early 2011 in the Lake Norman area. Details: 704-896-8957.