Cabarrus County

New degree announced: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer an associate’s degree program in Emergency Medical Services starting next fall, pending state and accreditation approval. It will prepare students to become nationally certified paramedics, according to a news release from the college. Initially the program will be offered only to certified paramedics. It also includes a tuition-free certificate program for high school juniors and seniors. 704-216-7222;

Telephone scam on taxes: The Cabarrus County Tax Office is warning residents of a telephone scam in Cabarrus County. The caller claims the resident is delinquent on taxes and demands they send money immediately, threatening legal action. The Cabarrus County Tax Office will not demand money immediately over the phone, according to a county news release. Representatives will set up appointments to discuss delinquent taxes in person. If you receive the scam call, hang up immediately, said county Tax Collector Brent Weisner. For questions about your tax bill, call the tax office at 704-920-2119 or email


Loose leaf collection: Concord residents can have unbagged leaves collected at curbside through early January. If your garbage collection day is Monday, loose leaves will be collected Nov. 10-14, Dec. 29-31 and Jan. 2. Tuesday: Dec. 15-19, Jan. 26-30. Wednesday: Dec. 8-12, Jan. 20-30. Thursday: Dec. 1-5, Jan. 12-16. Friday: Nov. 17-21, Jan. 5-9. Keep leaves away from storm drains and mailboxes, and free of limbs, rocks or metal objects. Details: 704-920-5555 or

Genealogy class: “Genealogy on the Internet” will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Concord main library’s meeting room, 27 Union St. N. Learn how to use the Internet to find family surnames and ancestors. Registration is required; contact Patricia Chandler at 704-920-2061 or