News briefs


Promote health: The Town of Harrisburg Employee Wellness Committee's inaugural Health Fair will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 7 at 4100 Main Street. The town is looking for businesses to serve as health fair exhibitors. Applications are due Sept. 23. The event is free to exhibitors and attendees. Details: or Crystal Bost at 704-455-5614.


Audition...evermore: Open auditions for Old Courthouse Theatre's "Poe's Midnight Dreary" will be 7-9 p.m. Aug. 29-30 at 49 Spring St. N.W. Performance dates: Oct. 28-30. 704-788-2405 or

Road savvy: Transportation improvements, including several bridge upgrades around Concord, are scheduled for the next five years. Residents can learn more under the "Transportation" tab at the City Hall site at Other projects discussed include the widening of Interstate 85 and other major thoroughfare projects. For questions and feedback, call transportation Director Joe Wilson, 704-920-5362.

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Delicious sale: PreGel AMERICA will host a Gelato and Yard Sale Sept. 9-10 at its Concord facility. Proceeds will go to the Carolina Breast Friends organization. Any leftover goods from the yard sale will be given to Goodwill. Rain or shine. Italian gelato will be sold in $1 and $3 cups. The yard sale will have lightly used goods. Cash only. PreGel is at 4450 Fortune Ave., N.W., Concord.

Meeting: Cabarrus Republican Women will meet 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at The Village Church, 9280 N.C. 73, Concord. John Hood, president and chairman of the John Locke Foundation, will speak. A social hour will be at 6:30 p.m. Details: 704-621-6984.