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Standard and Poor's Financial Services has raised Huntersville's credit rating from "AA+" to "AAA," its highest rating, which means the town has an "extremely strong capacity to meet financial commitments."

Last week Moody's Investors Service affirmed the town's "Aaa" rating, the highest Moody's issues, for bonds to be issued later this year and on previously issued debt.

The rating should reduce debt payments on capital projects and save interest costs for Huntersville taxpayers as the town builds to meet its infrastructure needs, Town Manager Greg Ferguson said in a statement.

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

Performances will be 8 p.m. Sept. 23-25, Oct. 1-2 and 8-9 and 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. A full list of characters will be provided at the audition. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Details: 704-788-2405;

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences invites prospective students to an open house 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Representatives from the offices of admissions, financial aid and the registrar, as well as faculty from each program, will be available.

The college offers associate degree programs in medical assistant, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, surgical technology and associate in science. Baccalaureate completion programs are offered in health services leadership and management, medical imaging and nursing. Continuing education courses are also available.

The application and other enrollment information are online at For more information call 704-403-1556.

The Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer various free seminars about starting and running a small business. All sessions are free and meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Details: 704-216-3512;;

"Setting Up a Home Office": Aug. 12, RCCC's Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, Concord.

"Seven Steps to Financial Success": Aug. 19, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center.

"Public Speaking for Non-Speakers": Aug. 24, North Campus, Salisbury.

"Business Startup": Aug. 28, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center.

"Developing a Business Plan": Sept. 9, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center.

"Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter 101": Sept. 14, North Campus.

"Sales for People Who Don't Like to Sell": Sept. 21, North Campus.

"Portable Office": Sept. 28, North Campus.

"How to Start a Retail Business": Oct. 7, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center.

Visit for a list of campus locations.