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New tip line: The Concord Police Department has launched tip411, an internet-based tool that allows the public to text anonymous tips to police. The police can also respond, creating a two-way anonymous chat. The program is reserved exclusively for public-safety purposes. Cell-phone users can now send tips by texting CONCORDPD and the tip information to 847411. The program is 100 percent anonymous. For more information, contact the Concord Police Department at 704-920-5000.

Area wide

Queen's Feast: The next Charlotte Restaurant week will run Jan. 21-30. The sixth semi-annual event will feature 83 restaurants and menus. Charlotte Restaurant Week is a promotion in which restaurants offer a three-course dinner for $30. Participating restaurants in the Cabarrus area are: The Melting Pot (University), Rocky River Grille & Lounge and The Speedway Club. Visit for more information.

Staff reports