Food Policy Council: The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners appointed more than 20 members to the Cabarrus County Food Policy Council. The council will perform research and make recommendations to encourage development of a sustainable local food economy. Aaron Newton, co-author of "A Nation of Farmers" and a farmer at the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm, will lead the council.
Traffic detour: Corban Avenue will be closed near the intersection with Bell Street S.W. June 14-28 to install the final piece of a sewer line for the new Cabarrus County Detention Facility. Motorists will be detoured through Cabarrus Avenue.
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Parenting seminar: United Family Services of Concord will host a seminar on healthy parenting through separation and divorce 6-7:30 p.m. June 15 at the UFS office at 952 Copperfield Blvd., Concord. Open to the public; $25. Details: 704-786-7918.
Speedway lawsuit: Charlotte Motor Speedway and its parent company, Speedway Motorsports Inc., dropped the lawsuit filed against Cabarrus County and the city of Concord. They sued the city and county in September, demanding the local governments pay them back faster for $4 million worth of road work and improvements.
Elder abuse awareness: An Elder Abuse Awareness Day discussion will be held 2-4 p.m. June 14 in the auditorium of Cabarrus County Department of Social Services building at 1303 S. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis. Details: 704-348-2739.
Do you have interesting ideas for cool trips around the Carolinas? Do you have photos from your trips?
During the summer, Neighbors of South Mecklenburg will publish your photos and ideas. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Getaways" in the subject line, and briefly tell us about the trip or photo. Include your name, address and phone number in case we have questions.