News briefs

Cabarrus County

Property taxes: Cabarrus County and City of Concord residents will soon receive 2010 property tax bills for real estate, personal and business property. Payments for all real and personal property taxes are due Sept. 1. The bills are arriving about a month later than usual as a result of technological difficulties.Taxes must be paid before Jan. 6 to avoid penalties and interest charges. Details: 704-920-2119 or 704-920-5216.

Pantry supplies low: Cooperative Christian Ministry's food pantries have reached a critical low. Donations will be accepted at CCM's Crisis Center, satellite pantries and the organization's night shelter on Patterson Avenue in Concord. Details: 704-786-4709, ext. 822.


City recognized: ElectriCities recently recognized Concord for excellence in communications, customer service, energy efficiency, grassroots/building political strength, key accounts and training. Concord Police Officer Mike Drake was recognized as a 2010 Hometown Hero; he was the first responder to a house fire and entered the house to save a man who was looking for his dog.