News briefs


Easy way to help: Concord's Neighbor Helping Neighbor program allows residents to make tax-deductible contributions to help other Concord customers with utility bills. Details: or; select "Neighbor Helping Neighbor" from the "Resident" menu.

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Speedway Fans: Charlotte Motor Speedway is recruiting fans to join the 2011 Charlotte Motor Speedway Fan Council. Those interested in sharing opinions about the Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte can visit under the "Fans" tab.

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Food Council: The Cabarrus County Food Policy Council's holiday gathering and meeting is 6-8:15 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Government Center, 65 Church Street South in Concord. Information: Aaron Newton, 704-920-2206 or


Harrisburg tree lighting: In the Get up and go section last week, Cabarrus News gave the incorrect address for the Harrisburg Christmas tree lighting. The event was at the Harrisburg Town Hall, 4100 Main St.