News briefs


Fast Talk: The Performance Racing Network has started the first in a series of 13 live broadcasts of the popular show "Fast Talk" from the Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The broadcasts are scheduled from January to December and will be a part of the Club's Man Cave Monday promotion. Shows throughout the year include celebrity guests and co-hosts from the NASCAR industry. Kyle Petty and Kenny Wallace joined "Fast Talk" last week with host Doug Rice. The show can also be heard on the web at Man Cave Mondays are each Monday night from 6-9 p.m. in the Speedway Club.


Downtown parking: Cabarrus County has converted about 30 reserved spaces to public parking in the Barbrick Avenue lot in downtown Concord. After 5 p.m., all spaces are unlimited public parking.


Mobile makeover: Town of Harrisburg vehicles now display each vehicle's department and the town website address. The town completed the minor makeover to make more residents aware of the website and what it has to offer.