Hipp steps down: Concord Assistant City Manager Jim Hipp has accepted a position as the deputy county administrator for Spartanburg County, SC.
After six years as assistant city manager, Hipp will end his tenure in Concord Friday. Hipp has been involved in local government across the state for 36 years. He previously worked in management positions in Siler City, Tarboro and Lenoir.
RCCC grant: The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation recently received a $400,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation to improve the college's information technology network.
RCCC will use the grant, other gifts and some state funds to redesign the college's IT network, create an active directory for student and business operations, replace its current and outdated e-mail and more. The estimated cost of the project is $1.2 million.
Candidate filing: People interested in seeking election for local seats in the 2010 election must file by noon Friday at the Cabarrus County Board of Elections Office, 53 Corban Ave., Concord.
Primary elections for each party will be May 4, and early voting begins April 15. Voters will select candidates for state senator, state representative, county commissioner, sheriff, clerk of Superior Court and Cabarrus County and Kannapolis Boards of Education. Residents must register to vote by 5 p.m. April 9 at 5 p.m.