Area briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 30, 2011

Flea market looks to reopen in August
SALISBURY ó An owner of the Webb Road Flea Market says the market will probably reopen in August.
Catherine Popp of Charlotte gave a progress report in an email Thursday
ěIt looks like our ëíofficialí grand opening will not occur this weekend as weíd originally hoped,î Popp said, ěbut weíre making great progress and hope to have all of our vendors moved in by the last week in July, with grand opening activities planned the first weekend in August.î
Since fire destroyed the flea marketís buildings last September, some vendors have continued to do business in an open-air area on the property.
When construction is complete, the market will have 10 buildings and a covered breezeway.
Other owners of the market are Poppís husband, Joey Popp, and her sister and brother-in-law, Libby and Chris Stephens of Morganton.
For more information about the Webb Road Flea Market, call Buddy Johnson at 704-857-6660.
Vietnam Vets to meet
CONCORD ó The Concord Chapter 909 of the Vietnam Veterans of America is meeting on Monday, July 11, at 7 p.m.
The meeting is held at the Cabarrus Senior Center located 331 Corban Ave. (NC 73).
Veterans are invited to bring a spouse and enjoy a light meal at 6:30 p.m.
The chapter still has some cookbooks for sale. Anyone wishing to purchase a cookbook for an $8 donation can contact Bob Downer at 704-782-6793 or Nelson Lee at 704-932-5544. All proceeds will be used to help veterans in the area.
Kannapolisfirefighter promoted
KANNAPOLIS ó Kannapolis firefighter Chris Morris has been promoted to the rank of driver/engineer. Morris has been with the department since September 2008 and was a member of Kannapolis Fire Department’s first recruit class.
Morris graduated from Albemarle High School in 2001 and is enrolled in Coastal Carolina Community Collegeís Fire Protection program.
Morris has been a member of Bethany Volunteer Fire Department in Stanly County since September 1994 and has served as lieutenant, captain, assistant chief and chief. He will assume the new position on July 8.