Siren test today: Duke Energy and Mecklenburg County officials will test the sirens around the McGuire Nuclear Station 11:50 p.m. July 13. The public is not required to do anything during the three-minute test. Siren tests at the McGuire Nuclear Station are performed every quarter to make sure they're working properly. In the event of a real emergency, the siren signals residents to tune to a radio or TV to hear the emergency message.
Swimming champions: Lake Norman's 11-12 girls relay team finished their season undefeated during the YMCA of Greater Charlotte's League Championship on June 26. Coached by Eddie Beach, this team included Hannah Rendulich, Lauren Anderson, Zoe Hambley and Hannah Ellington.
Town meeting: The Cornelius Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. July 18 in the assembly room of town hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, for its regular board meeting. Visit www.cornelius.org for agenda items.
Election filing: Residents have until Friday to file for public office with the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections. Visit www.meckboe.org for info.
Free fans: The North Mecklenburg Senior Center is giving away 20 inch fans to area seniors over 59 and residents on disabilities. Call 704-892-4041 or visit the center at 18731 W. Catawba Ave. for more information.