News Briefs


A community open house is scheduled Tuesday to unveil the draft of the Harrisburg Land Use Plan.

The draft includes community input about guidelines for future development in the Harrisburg area. Residents of that area are invited to view the draft plan and make comments by dropping in between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cabarrus County Public Library's Harrisburg branch, 201 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg.

Cabarrus County and the town of Harrisburg are working together to create the plan for an area in and around Harrisburg, roughly bounded by the Rocky River, Rocky River Road and the Mecklenburg County line. The plan will guide leaders of Cabarrus County, Harrisburg and the Cabarrus County Schools as they consider new development and school construction.

All maps, presentations and documents related to the plan are posted on the Cabarrus County website, and all resident comments are posted on the website. For details, log onto or call 704-920-2141.


The Old Courthouse Theatre will open its 2010-11 season with "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" beginning Aug. 5.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Aug. 5-7, 13-14 and 20-21 and at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 15 and 22 at the theater, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for ages 60 and over and students with ID, and $10 for ages 12 and under. For tickets call 704-788-2405.

Auditions will be 7-9 p.m. Aug. 9-10 for the Old Courthouse Theatre's production of "Harvey."

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 23-25, Oct. 1-2 and 8-9 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 10.

Roles are available for six men and six women ages 17-65. Bring a list of all conflicts.

Details: 704-788-2405;