News briefs


Fair season: The Cabarrus County Fair will open Friday and run through Sept. 17 at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center on N.C. 49 in Concord. Details:

Fallen soldier: The Historic Cabarrus Association will host a memorial commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Army Pfc. James McClamrock, who was killed on Sept. 7, 2010, while serving in Iraq. Born in Columbia, S.C., and raised in Hendersonville and Statesville, McClamrock graduated from South Iredell High School in 2006. His parents, Mark and Susan McClamrock, moved the family to Concord two years ago. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. in the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Afterward, a special exhibit in McClamrock's honor will be unveiled downstairs in the Cabarrus County Veterans Museum. U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell, D-N.C., McClamrock's parents and others will speak.


Hurricane Irene: Crews from Concord are helping with cleanup in eastern North Carolina. The Electric Systems tree-trimming crew includes supervisor Bill Leake and Marino Perez, Michael Brafford and Eric Pettigrew.

The electric overhead line crew includes supervisor David White and Billy Deese, Brenton Jarrett, Chris Aldridge, A.J. Blair and Brandon Moose. Through Thursday, last week, they had helped restore power to 4,600 people in Farmville.

Two service line crews in Tarboro include Lannie Cruse, Jason Sartain, Bradley Lomax, Larry Barbee and Billy Robins. The crews will stay in the area as long as needed.