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Concord

Grandview Drive west of Miramar Street will be closed through Thursday for street and sidewalk repairs after last week's water main break. A detour is marked. Details: http://concordnc.micromaps

.com/index.php?map_id=362

&layer=6458&point=286710.

Kannapolis

The intersection of James Street at Wood Avenue and Hudson Street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday for construction of a new 6-inch water main..

Nonprofits can enter the Holiday Display Contest at the city's Christmas Festival Dec. 4 for free. They'll be judged in church, civic and school organization categories for cash prizes. kannapolischristmas.com; 704-920-4343.

Huntersville

Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, will host a Civil War Ghost Walk 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $8 per person. 704-875-2312.

Davidson

The Downtown Trick or Treat March is 4:45 p.m. Friday at Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. 704-892-3349.

Mooresville

The 11th annual Pumpkin Run will have an 8K road race and a 2K Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday at the War Memorial Building, 220 N. Maple St. Register at www.mooresvillerecreation.org.

Troutman

Iredell County has established a Special Needs Registry for residents who believe they might need special assistance in a disaster. It provides information to emergency responders. www.iredelleoc.com; 704-878-5353..

Statesville

Fifty hot-air balloons will decorate the sky next weekend at the Statesville BalloonFest. It starts at 3 p.m. Friday at Statesville Regional Airport. Details and schedule: www.carolinaballoon

fest.com/schedule.htm.

West Shore

The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver, will host a concert of traditional Celtic music 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. featuring performers Henry Lebedinsky on bouzouki and guitar and Michael Albert on fiddle and whistles. Tickets: 704-489-6249.

Writers wanted

We're looking for freelance writers to cover community news in the Mooresville area, specifically ZIP codes 28115, 28166, 28177, 28673 and 28682. Interested? Send writing samples and a résumé to ttozer@charlotteobserver.com.

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