Lake Fisher 2010 schedule: Lake Fisher will operate boat rentals beginning Saturday. The lake will be open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Boat rental fees vary by age and usage. Boat motors are not supplied, but visitors can bring electric trolling motors or gas motors no more than 10 horsepower. Life jackets and oars are provided. Details: www.ci.concord.nc.us.
DSS restructuring: The Cabarrus County Department of Social Services recently restructured its emergency and energy assistance services to save money and address the county's budget shortfall.
All sources of income, including tax refunds, will now be considered in requests for assistance. Households must also show their ability to maintain their financial situation without future assistance and financial counseling may be required.
MLK memorial vandalized: Police are investigating the vandalism of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on Cabarrus Avenue last week. The monument appeared to have been shot several times by a paintball gun, police said. Police said they believe the incident was a random act of vandalism.
UFS crisis companions: United Family Services needs volunteers to serve as rape crisis companions, who will provide support to rape and sexual assault survivors through a 24-hour crisis line and accompany them to local hospitals. The nonprofit agency needs daytime and nighttime volunteers. Training sessions will be held at the agency's Mecklenburg County office throughout March.
Details: 704-367-2734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.