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Mecklenburg County


A recent tournament at Skybrook Golf Club in Huntersville raised $6,000 for a new emergency scholarship fund.

The winning team was Tom Ferment, Michael Guerrero, B.J. McCullough and Larry Spivey of Capital Technologies.

The second-place team was Joe DeMarco, Brad Dinkle, Gary Garland, Mark James and John Koz of Dunroven House/KOLAConstruction.

Finishing third were The GunSlingers, made up of Evan Frasure, Mike Fuller, Frank Pounds and John Tart.

West Shore

Lincoln County and the Carolina Thread Trail will host a drop-in open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lincolnton City Hall Council Chambers, 114 West Sycamore St., Lincolnton.

Representatives from Lincoln County, Lincolnton and the Carolina Thread Trail will discuss the Lincoln County Greenway master plan's goals as well as solicit input on where greenway corridors should be located throughout the County.

The Carolina Thread Trail is a 15-county, two-state initiative designed to facilitate the creation of a regional network of trails and conservation corridors that eventually will link more than 2.3 million citizens.

Details: 704-736-8472, 704-736-8930 or www.carolinathreadtrail.org.

Iredell County


Amateur beer brewers from throughout the Carolinas will showcase their original brews at the 19th annual U.S. Open Homebrew Competition from 9 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Carolina Beer & Beverage, 110 Barley Park Lane, Mooresville.

The competition will feature 27 nationally recognized beer categories. Prize ribbons will be awarded for each category, as well as three Best of Show awards.

The Gambrinus Cup winner will have the opportunity for his or her beer to be brewed on a commercial scale by Carolina Beer & Beverage and be featured at this year's Carolina Renaissance Festival.

Details: www.carolinabrewmasters.com.

Cabarrus County

Area nonprofit service agencies can apply for federal money at the local United Way office to support emergency food and shelter programs.

Cabarrus County has been awarded more than $55,000 in federal money through this year's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. A local board will determine how it will be distributed.

Any public or private service agency that meets the requirements may apply.

Applications and current guidelines are available at the Cabarrus County United Way, 2339 Concord Lake Road, Concord.

Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday at the United Way office.

Details: 704-786-4179.


The following recipients recently received mini-grants from the Concord Civic Garden Council:

Weddington Hills Elementary School.

Barber-Scotia College.

The Cabarrus County Department of Aging.

The Cooperative Christian Ministry.

Memorial Garden.

Grants are awarded each year to Concord agencies, schools and organizations that wish to beautify their properties.

Projects this year will include a nature trail, a prayer garden and various improvements to existing landscapes.