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Did you know?
Did you know NCDOT provides real-time travel information? You can call 511, visit ncdot.gov/travel, follow NCDOT on Twitter @NCDOT_Charlotte and @NCDOT_I85, or bookmark m.ncdot.gov on your smartphone.
 
City of Concord works to ensure a safe experience for race fans
NASCAR is home again with the festivities surrounding the Sprint All-Star Race and next weekend's annual running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The City of Concord is proud to welcome the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to explore motorsports-related events, attractions, and behind-the-scenes tours. Visit concordnc.gov to learn about what the City of Concord does to welcome race fans to our community.
 
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and the City of Concord partner with Charlotte Motor Speedway to ease travel for fans heading to and from the races. Visit charlottemotorspeedway.com for tips.
 
Annual Water Quality Report available
The City of Concord's Annual Water Report for 2012 is now available for viewing at concordnc.gov/WaterQualityReport. The report contains important information regarding the sources and quality of your drinking water. If you have any questions regarding the report, or if you would like to receive a paper copy of the report, please call (704) 920-5723.
 
Coca-Cola Recycle & Win partnership launched in Cabarrus
Coca-Cola Recycle & Win, the nationally recognized sustainability initiative which began in Charlotte in 2009, is back and has been expanded beyond Mecklenburg County into Cabarrus County. Coca-Cola Consolidated, Harris Teeter, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Concord, Kannapolis and Harrisburg have joined forces to promote recycling by offering consumers the reward of a $50 Harris Teeter gift card for recycling properly. Residents will receive more information soon, and the prize patrol will hit the road beginning the week of June 17.
 
Race fans staying at one of seven designated campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway can also get in on the “get rewarded for recycling” action this year by placing aluminum cans and plastic bottles in blue recycling bags provided at campground check in. Fans “caught” by the Coca-Cola Recycling Patrol doing this good deed will be rewarded with $25 in Speedway Bucks good at any CMS concession stand. Learn more at concordnc.gov.
 
APA-NC presents NC Great Main Street People's Choice award at Union Street Live
In March, Concord's historic Union Street was voted first place in the Great Main Street People's Choice competition! The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC) hosted the competition to celebrate great places in North Carolina, and the communities that sustain them. APA-NC presented Concord with its certificate at Union Street Live on May 16. Visit the City's flickr photostream to see photos.
 
NCDOT plans lane and ramp closures on I-85 at NC 73 (Exit 55) beginning Sunday night
The NC Department of Transportation will be working with contractor Lane Construction at the I-85 interchange with N.C. 73 (Exit 55) beginning at 11 p.m. Sunday, May 19, weather permitting. Demolition of the existing bridge will require intermittent lane and ramp closures in both directions to keep motorists and workers safe. This work is part of the 6.8-mile I-85 widening project, improving I-85 from four to eight lanes from south of Bruton Smith Boulevard (Exit 49) to north of N.C. 73. Lane and ramp closures will take place from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night through Wednesday morning, May 22. Visit ncdot.gov for more information.
 
Piedmont Farmers Market – Downtown Market now open for 2013
The Piedmont Farmers Market offers several markets during the year at different locations in Cabarrus County. Featuring locally grown produce, honey, fresh baked breads, grass fed beef, hand crafted jewelry, woodworking, pottery, and more! Buying locally grown food gives you fresh flavor and health benefits while supporting the local economy. The weekly Downtown Market on Market Street is open for 2013, operating each Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Visit piedmont-farmersmarket.com to learn more.
 
Affordable rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats available May 19-25
Select veterinarians throughout Cabarrus County are offering rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats for a special reduced price of only $10 next week. To schedule a rabies vaccination at the reduced cost, contact one of several participating local veterinary clinics. Learn more at cabarrushealth.org.
 
Concord Housing to host writers' workshop
Yes, there really is a book in you! Make your voice heard, share your life experiences, and inspire others. Bring light to a certain cause, or simply leave a message for your children, grandchildren and future generations. Nellie A. Wosu, international author and speaker will present a two-day workshop on Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23 at the Neighborhood Network Technology Center located at 265 Salem Street. Each day's sessions will begin at 4:00 p.m. and last until 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Zenobia Nelson at 704-920-6110. For more Housing Department events visit concordnc.gov.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
May
5/21/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
5/28/2013 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
June
6/11/2013 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
6/13/2013 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
6/20/2013 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
 
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