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Lake Norman News: Sunday

On Dec. 3, my friend and I flew back to Charlotte from Tampa, where my friend had been to see a medical specialist.

Lowe's Motor Speedway and nearby hotels are offering special “room and race” packages for Bojangles Pole Night on Oct. 15, the Dollar General 300 on Oct. 16 and the Banking 500 on Oct. 17.

Debbie and Marvin Bost have combined their love of N.C. agriculture with Marvin's many years of experience in the restaurant business to open Marvin's Fresh Farmhouse.

Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County's “Building a Fashionable Future” fashion show benefit will be 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10 at 9 Union restaurant, 9 Union St. N., Concord, with clothing and accessories from area retailers. Tickets are $25. All proceeds benefit Habitat's 2010 Women Build home. Details: 704-786-4001.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is coping with the highest fall semester enrollment in its 46-year history, a growth spurt fueled by the economic recession.

Circle at Concord Mills, a Crescent Resources apartment community off Interstate 85, Exit 49, has become the nation's first multifamily development to be certified by Audubon International as an “Audubon Signature Sanctuary,” Audubon officials said.

A Statesville-based agency that works with families to prevent child abuse in their homes may have to close its Mooresville office because the recession has curtailed giving, its executive director said.

Chris Shinn is facing what may be the toughest head football coaching assignment in the last 20 years in Cabarrus County.

I was frequenting Two Leaves and a Bud, Concord's excellent tea shop.

For the past few weeks, retailers have put out back-to-school displays and advertised specials on backpacks, shoes, pencils and other necessary gear to get kids ready for the start of school.

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