News briefs


Railroad project: About 80 people attended a June 24 presentation from N.C. Department of Transportation officials on a railroad project that would bring an additional track to a 12.2-mile stretch through Harrisburg. Many residents expressed concern about plans that would close several grade crossings and build bridges to replace them. Another public hearing will be scheduled.


Stormwater fee: A new stormwater fee went into effect July 1 for property within town limits: $4.64 per month for single-family homes and $4.64 per equivalent residential unit on non-residential property. The fee will pay for a federally mandated stormwater program and improve drainage issues in Harrisburg.

Cabarrus County

Shining star: Muriel Ketay, who has been volunteering for the Cabarrus chapter of the American Red Cross for 29 years, recently received the Shining Star award from Horizon Bay Assisted Living. Volunteers age 65 and older can be nominated for the award. Details: 704-782-1100.