Around Cabarrus


"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD": Old Courthouse Theatre's last week performing adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. 2:30 p.m. today and next Sunday; and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: 704-788-2405 or

NEW COMMUNITY GARDEN: Interested adults are invited to participate in a new community garden at Cabarrus County's Elma C. Lomax Farm. Potential participants are asked to meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the farm office, 3445 Atando Road, Concord. The garden will offer full-sun 10-by-10-foot plots to grow vegetables for noncommercial production. Each plot costs $32 to lease for 32 weeks. That includes initial tillage if requested; irrigation; fence for deer protection; other services. Details: David Goforth, 704-920-3320 or

BUILD YOUR RÉSUMÉ: A class on the Cypress Résumé program will be 5 p.m. Thursday at the Concord main library, 27 Union St. N. Registration and details: 704-920-2054.

WEDDING SHOW: Those planning weddings or prom nights are invited to the Historic Downtown Concord Wedding Show 2-5 p.m. March 4. Admission is free. Those attending start at the Hotel Concord, 14 Union St. N., then visit businesses for dresses, tuxedos, flowers, restaurants, skin care services, more. Details:


GRANT RECEIVED: The Kannapolis Fire Department recently received a $750 grant from the N.C. Firefighters' Burned Children Fund to obtain interactive puppets and other educational materials for future preschool events.

Mount Pleasant

FOOD MINISTRY FUNDRAISER: The Mount Pleasant Food Ministry's "Spring Ahead Sprint" fundraising road race will be at 2 p.m. March 11. It will include a 5K run, a Walk for Hunger and a Kids' fun run. Registration will open at 12:30 p.m. at Mount Pleasant High School, 700 Walker Road. Pick up registration forms in local businesses or the Town Hall, or register online at Under "Endurance," choose "Running" and search "MP Food Ministry 5K."

Rowan County

HOSPITAL EXECUIVE JOINS RCCC BOARD: Concord native Dari Caldwell, president of Rowan Regional Medical Center, has been installed as a member of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College's board of trustees. Caldwell is the former chief operating officer for NorthEast Medical Center in Concord, among other executive positions in health care.