News briefs


Community watch: The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Department says several vehicle break-ins have been reported in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas since July. Sheriff's officials urge residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuables.

Good deed, girls: Harrisburg Girl Scout Troop 3711 recently donated 25 handmade blankets to Concord Fire & Life Safety. The Harrisburg troop worked with Project Linus Charlotte as part of a troop service project. The blankets will be stored in emergency vehicles used by firefighters and other emergency personnel throughout Concord.


Get green: Concord Green Drinks meets 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at The Speedway Club. The nonprofit works with local leaders to network and teach communities how to be green and more sustainable. Free monthly social events also are in Charlotte and Lake Norman.

Revaluation help sought: County property assessors are preparing to evaluate all real estate for the 2012 Revaluation Project.

The board of commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed schedule of values at its regular meeting Sept. 19.

The proposed schedule of values, a 277-page document, is available online or at the county assessor's office


Solar energy: Concord might lease the top of the Cabarrus Avenue West parking deck so a solar panel canopy can be built.

Lease negotiations aren't finalized but Argand Corp. and Stefan Gleason will lease the space for $600 per month for three years, and $300 there after, on a proposed 20-year lease.

Lukas Johnson