News briefs

Sales-tax referendum

Early voting: Voters can weigh in on a 1/4-cent tax increase to pay for school construction debt. Cast ballots at the Board of Elections, 53 Corban Avenue Southeast in Concord. The special election is May 17. Details:


Locally Grown: The Cabarrus County Food Policy Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on May 12 at the Governmental Center, 65 Church Street, Concord. Agenda items include a local food marketing campaign and guest speaker Cassie Parsons of Grateful Growers. Details: Contact Aaron Newton, 704-920-2206,


"Monday night futbol" The UNCC 49ers men's and women's soccer teams are partnering with Harrisburg Parks and Recreation in a youth soccer mini-camp on May 16. Bring your own ball. Details: