New principals: Principals have been selected for new county schools opening next fall. James Carroll, the principal of Concord Middle School since 2005, will become principal of Hickory Ridge Middle School. Phillip Hull, principal of Cox Mill Elementary School since 2003, has been named principal of Patriots Elementary School.
Ashley Luff, assistant principal of instruction at Jay M. Robinson High School, will replace Carroll as principal of Concord Middle School, and Alison Moore, principal of R. Brown McAllister Elementary School, will replace Hull.
Mason Miller, executive assistant to the superintendent, will replace Moore as principal of R. Brown McAllister Elementary School.
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Fundraising dinner: H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, NASCAR promoter and former president of Lowe's Motor Speedway, will speak Jan. 21 at a fundraising dinner at Davidson College. Wheeler will discuss how his faith has helped him survive life in the fast lane. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the college's Catholic Campus Ministry. Tickets are $75. Details: 704-905-9365.
Solicitation ordinance: The Harrisburg Town Council will hold a public hearing 7 p.m. Jan. 11 about a solicitation ordinance being considered by the council that would prohibit vendors who are not invited to residents' homes from coming door-to-door. The ordinance would also require nonprofit groups, such as the Girl Scouts, to apply for a solicitation permit.