News briefs


Open seat: Applications are being taken to fill the Harrisburg seat on the Cabarrus County Parks and Recreation Commission. The three-year board position is currently held by councilman Steve Sciascia. Meetings are 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the multipurpose room of the Cabarrus County Governmental Center. Details: 704-920-3357.

Newly elected: Harrisburg residents Rick Russo, David Isaacs, Phil Cowherd and Brian Leepard recently were elected to the Town Council. They replace incumbents Rhonda Poppen, Jeffrey Redfern, Bob Scaggs and Bill Williams, none of whom ran for re-election. New council members will be sworn in at the council's Dec. 12 meeting. Out of the 3,168 votes cast in the Nov. 8 election, Russo was the top vote-getter with 527 votes. Isaacs had 507, Cowherd 464 and Leepard 394.


Phone scam: Cabarrus County officials said an unauthorized company has called homeowners saying they need to inspect the homeowners' roofs on behalf of the county. Cabarrus County does not inspect roofs unless the homeowner requests it. To report a call, or if you are uncertain whether a phone call is legitimate, call the Cabarrus County Department of Commerce at 704-920-2141.

Thanksgiving: Two Concord churches will host their fourth annual community Thanksgiving meal 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 24. Free and open to anyone. Dinner available at both churches: First Baptist Church, 200 Branchview Drive S.E., Concord; 704-786-9167; First Missionary Baptist Church is at 59 Chestnut Drive, Concord; 704-786-6017.