Republican Women: The Cabarrus County Republican Women recently received their charter at the N.C. Federation of Republican Women winter board meeting.
Leaf collection: The Second Chance Leaf Collection program will be available until Feb. 25 for anyone who missed the final collection. Details: www.ci.concord.nc.us.
Opportunities: Cabarrus Vocational Opportunities recently opened at 107 Commercial Park Drive, Concord. The facility will provide employment and life skills for adults with disabilities.
Appointment: Concord City Council member John A. Sweat Jr. was appointed to the League of Cities' 2011 Council on Youth, Education and families. The council helps leaders develop strategies to strengthen families and youth.
Charity race: The Junior Charity League of Concord will hold a Good for the Heart 5K and fun run 8 a.m. March 5, Les Myers Park, 338 Lawndale Ave., Concord. Pre-registration fee due before March 1. Participants can register online www.jclofconcord.com.
Museum flags: A story about Confederate flags at the Concord Museum in the Feb. 16 edition gave an incorrect date for the creation of the flags. They were presented to Concord troops marching into battle in 1861.