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Eight Cabarrus County school board candidates prepare for Nov. 4 election

Posted at 2:49pm on Oct. 23, 2014

Cabarrus County Board of Education candidates discuss the district’s biggest issues before the Nov. 4 election

Cabarrus County school board candidates speak out on issues

Posted at 3:04pm on Oct. 22, 2014

Address: 6526 Weldon Circle N.W., Concord, 28027.

Concord photographers fight hunger in Haiti

Posted at 10:26am on Oct. 22, 2014

Nov. 7 will be a time to recognize the accomplishments of Ansanm – a nonprofit ministry established by Joy Bruce and Amber Herlocker, Concord photographers-turned-business partners – and raise money to fight hunger in Haiti.

Arts calendar

Posted at 7:38pm on Oct. 23, 2014

Exhibitions, ‘Discover Local’ and ‘Shop Seagrove:’ Oct. 27-Dec. 18, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. The Galleries, operated by the Cabarrus Arts Council, present concurrent exhibitions featuring works by local artists and the annual show and sale of pottery from the famous Seagrove area of North Carolina. “Discover Local” showcases works by 12 artists: Regina Calton Burchett, Robert Alvin Crum, John Dunlap, Louise Farley, Rachel Goldstein, Allison McGowan Hermans, Patricia N. Jay, Paul Keysar, Jeff Pender, Jerry Measimer, Jennie Martin Tomlin and Walter Stanford. “Shop Seagrove” includes clay pieces by Crystal King Pottery, Dirtworks Pottery, Eck McCanless Pottery, Kings Pottery and Pottery by Frank Neef. The Galleries are open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. They also will be open 6-9 p.m. Nov. 21 during the downtown Concord Art Walk. The Galleries will be closed Nov. 11 and Nov. 22-Dec. 1. 704-920-2787; www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Religion news

Posted at 7:35pm on Oct. 23, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Sea Life Aquarium hosts autism awareness nights

Posted at 7:33pm on Oct. 23, 2014

Charlottean Paula Williams guided the hand of her son Ty, 9, to the glass surface of the exhibit of lionfish.

‘Diverging diamond’ to open at NC 73 in Cabarrus

Posted at 6:49pm on Oct. 23, 2014

To prepare for the opening, DOT officials say they will close the N.C. 73 overpass from 9 a.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday.

Cabarrus Arts Council’s new visual arts director reaching out

Posted at 3:44pm on Oct. 23, 2014

The Cabarrus Arts Council’s new visual arts director, Rebecca Collins, has spent the past 11 months getting to know the communiity’s local artists. Now she mounts her first exhibition, “Discover Local,” which opens Oct. 27 along with the Arts Council’s annual “Shop Seagrove” show and sale.

School news

Posted at 8:30am on Oct. 23, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

Wounded Warrior Project sends all-female team

Posted at 12:33pm on Oct. 22, 2014

Mount Pleasant will host a military-style endurance test Oct. 25-26 in which obstacles include plunging through fire and swimming through ice. The Wounded Warrior Project will send its first all-female team to complete the event.