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Multiple events cancelled ahead of Hurricane Ian’s arrival

Sept. 28. Updated Sept. 29. With Hurricane Ian coming on stronger in Florida than first expected—it’s a Category 4 storm—Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a State of Emergency in North Carolina.

Meanwhile, multiple organizations are cancelling weekend events in and around Cornelius, while others are scrambling to figure out what to do as the storm approaches Lake Norman faster than earlier predicted.

Davidson College , UNCC and professional  football games are expected to be played this weekend,  even in rain, but several high school football games have been rescheduled in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties.

Here’s what we know so far:

In Davidson

Hurricane Ian / National Weather Service

Davidson Farmers Market 10/1. Cancelled.

Concerts @ the Circles 10/1. Cancelled.

LKN FAQ National Coming Out 10/1. Postponed; new date TBD.

Concerts on the Green 10/2. Cancelled.

In Mooresville

Uncorked & Artsy rescheduled to 10/14.

Festival of Food Trucks cancelled, no rain date.

Symphony Under the Stars 9/30: Working to reschedule.

In Kannapolis

Sunday Music Series 10/2. Cancelled.

In Cornelius

No word on the All American Dog Show 10/1. Town officials say they will post a press release on social media tomorrow.

In Huntersville

The decision on the Growers Market and Huntersville Latino Night should come Thursday.

The Carolina Renaissance Festival will monitor the weather and announce by 5 pm whether it will open for the weekend.

Birkdale Village

From North American Properties on Live Under the Oaks: “We’re keeping an eye on the weather but feels like it’s a little too early to call right now.”

Weather forecast

The National Weather Service is calling for rain and wind Friday and Saturday, less so on Sunday. Chance of precip on Saturday is 90 percent. Click here for the local weather forecast.

NEW (at 5:55 pm Wednesday)

NC Emergency Management officials will share an update on Hurricane Ian tomorrow at 3 pm.