Crisis companions needed: United Family Services is looking for volunteers to serve as rape crisis companions. The volunteers respond to survivors of rape and sexual assault through a 24-hour crisis line and by visiting local hospitals. UFS will hold training sessions at the organization's Cabarrus County office beginning May 12. Details: 704-367-2734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainability workshops: Cabarrus County will host Live it Up Cabarrus, workshops that teach about sustainable products and how to save time, money and the environment. The free workshops will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 13, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 23 and Oct. 14 at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church St., Concord. Details: www.cabarruscounty.us/liveitup/learninglabs.html.
Traffic detour: A realignment at the intersection of Booker Drive and Salem Street in Concord will detour traffic and limit access during construction, which could last up to four months. The project, partially funded with federal stimulus money, is designed to improve safety. Details: 704-920-5404.
County receives award: Cabarrus County has received the Local Government Engagement Award from N.C. State University for working with the N.C. Cooperative Extension - Cabarrus Center. The county and the cooperative extension developed the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm Park in Concord, which supports local farming.
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