ConcordConcord wins again: The City of Concord Water Resources’ “Smokin’ Bits” were the winners of the North Carolina state pipe tapping competition for the second year in a row. The team will compete at the national competition in June in Denver, Colo. Team members Keith Barnes, J.C. Whitley, Anthony Allman, Ranone Good and Andy Herring were recognized at a recent City Council meeting.
Phony dentists arrested: County and state authorities last month arrested two brothers accused of performing dentistry and dispensing prescription medications without licenses. Jorge Hernandez-Torrea, 61, of 6370 Flowes Store Road, Concord, and Jaime Francisco Hernandez-Torres, 62, of 4160 U.S. 601 South, were charged with five counts of practicing dentistry without a license and two counts of dispensing prescription medication without a license. Both men were releases after posting $15,000 bonds. Safety savvy: The ninth City of Concord Citizen Public Safety Academy is set to start in February. Classes will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4-April 1. Class size is limited to 20; applications are due Jan. 28 and are available at concordnc.gov. Details: email@example.com.
Countywide ‘Yard Crasher’ coming: Ahmed Hassan of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers” will be at The Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show, Jan. 25-27 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord. Hassan will discuss his experiences and answer questions. www.charlottehomeandlandscapeshow.com.