News briefs


Youth baseball/softball: Registration is open through Jan. 31 for Concord's youth baseball and softball leagues. Register online at or go to any Concord recreation center 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Fees are $30 for Concord residents and $50 for others. Details: 704-920-5600.

Youth choral groups: The Choral Academy is scheduling auditions/vocal placement interviews for ages 7-20 to participate in one of three age-based choirs. If your children love to sing and would like to develop in a disciplined choir program, call Gary Shive at 704-786-7447. No preparation is necessary. Choirs meet Tuesdays through mid-May at Calvary Lutheran Church. New singers will be accepted through January. Details: www.cho

Stylish history: Concord natives Nathan and Thomas Propst recently founded Atlantic Drift, an apparel line tied to the boat building history of North Carolina. J. Talbert Ltd. of Concord, 11 Union St. S., Suite 101, is the sole retail outlet in Cabarrus. www.atlantic-drift



Serve the town: Applications are being accepted for three vacancies on Harrisburg's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The voluntary service board meets 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Harrisburg Town Hall. Details: 704-455-5614 or


Get social: In order to connect people and spread information more quickly, Cabarrus County Schools in December launched accounts on Facebook and Twitter. As of last week, the sites had more than 100 followers. The school system also will keep its other methods of communication. Residents can look for news about students and staff, as well as links to Board of Education meetings. www.ccsweb.cabarrus