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Cabarrus County

Cookie sellers honored: Troops in the Hornets' Nest Cabarrus County unit recognized this year's top three cookie sellers. Allie Wilson of Troop 234 sold 606 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, Grace Robinson of Troop 3539 sold 627 boxes and Jeana Bonny of Troop 3539 sold 639 boxes.


City to test hydrants: The Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety will perform fire hydrant maintenance during the next three months. Customers who experience discolored water should allow water to run until it clears. Details: 704-920-5555.

Giving Guide 2010

Attention nonprofits: To be included in the Observer's annual Giving Guide, go to and click on the link at the top. The once-a-year guide gives readers information about nonprofits that need help. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 8.