News briefs

Cabarrus County

Crime prevention: Cabarrus County will receive a $51,793 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. The county will use the grant for crime prevention materials for its GREAT and DARE programs, as well as tasers for sheriff's officers. Remaining funds will pay for electronic control weapons and light bars for patrol vehicles in Concord and Kannapolis.


Theater receives grant: The Old Courthouse Theatre received a $5,000 grant from the N.C. Arts Council to create "Paying Tribute," a multimedia work that tells the stories of local veterans and war's effect on a community.

Cabarrus County

Animal committee: Cabarrus Commissioners voted to expand the county's Animal Protection and Advisory Committee by two members. Commissioners asked the committee to focus on the possibility of instituting a no-kill shelter. The new seats include a position for Cabarrus Pets Society and one for Justice for Bella. The committee meets at 7 p.m. tonight at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church St. N.E., Concord. Applications: