Christmas card winner: Jaylyn Gilliam, 9, recently won this year's Concord Parks and Recreation Christmas card contest. She is a third-grader at Rocky River Elementary School. Her card was chosen out of about 200 entries.
Closings: Concord City offices will be closed Dec. 24-25. The city's garbage and recycling collection will run on its normal schedule through Thursday. Residents who normally have their garbage and recycling collected will have their garbage collected Saturday. Leaves will not be collected this week. Details: www.ci.concord.nc.us.
School redistricting: The Cabarrus County Board of Education approved a redistricting plan Dec. 14 that will use Rocky River Road as a boundary line to determine which children will go to Harrisburg Elementary School or Patriots Elementary School, which is set to open in fall 2010. Students living south of Rocky River Road will attend Patriots Elementary, and students living north of the boundary will go to Harrisburg Elementary. The board also voted to extend Boger Elementary School's attendance zone to relieve overcrowding at Odell Elementary School. The board also voted to adjust boundary lines for Northwest Middle and High Schools, Concord Middle and High Schools, as well as Hickory Ridge High School and Central Cabarrus High School. Details: www.ccsweb.cabarrus.k12.nc.us.