Fire hydrants testing: Concord's Department of Fire & Life Safety will test fire hydrants through the last week of May to ensure the hydrants are working properly. Residents might notice water discoloration in areas where hydrant testing is taking place. According to city officials, those who experience temporary discoloration should allow their faucets to run until the water is clear. Details: 704-920-5535 or 704-920-5342.
Road detour: The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily detour traffic on Poplar Tent Road in Concord between 7 p.m. April 30 and 7 a.m. May 3. Work crews will connect the roadway from the existing bridge to the new bridge spanning Coddle Creek. Motorists traveling on Poplar Tent Road should detour to Pitts School Road to Weddington Road to George Liles Parkway and then back to Poplar Tent Road. Details: 704-455-2958.
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Redistricting hearing: The Cabarrus County Board of Education will host a public hearing to discuss redistricting plans 6 p.m. May 3 at the county's Education Center, 4401 Old Airport Road, Concord. The board is considering redistricting students in Concord's Laurel Park neighborhood and the surrounding area from Jay M. Robinson High School to Northwest Cabarrus High School. Details: 704-262-6238.
Early voting: Registered voters can vote early for May 4 primary elections through May 1. Early ballots can be cast 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. April 28-30 or 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 1 at the Cabarrus County Board of Elections office, 53 Corban Ave., Concord. Details: www.cabarruscounty.us/elections.