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Charlotte foundation won’t let theft stop Spirit of Giving

Posted at 6:35pm on Nov. 20, 2014

A Nov. 20 break-in and the theft of new clothing and toys is not dampening the generosity of event organizers who aim to help children. But in spite of the crime, Our Foundation for Children will go ahead with its annual Spirit of Giving event Dec. 13 at 5630 Phillips St. in Charlotte.

American Red Cross service award presented to H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler

Posted at 8:49pm on Nov. 17, 2014

At its fourth annual All American Award Dinner recently, the Cabarrus County Chapter of the American Red Cross presented the 2014 All American Award to H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler, recognizing his lifelong accomplishments and his continued commitment to the community.

Arts calendar

Posted at 12:06pm on Nov. 18, 2014

Community theater, ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: Final performance 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. This off-Broadway musical hit takes the audience to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where they meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. For information or tickets, call 704-788-2405 or visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Religion news

Posted at 9:22am on Nov. 19, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Doctor’s Rx: Heal thy whole self

Posted at 3:53pm on Nov. 19, 2014

When patients find themselves in the Emergency Department at Carolinas Medical Center – Huntersville, they may end up going home with more than a prescription.

Cabarrus Rowan Community Health Centers offer free help to enroll in ACA health care plans

Posted at 4:37pm on Nov. 19, 2014

Now is the time to enroll for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The deadline is Dec. 15 for coverage to begin Jan. 1. If you enroll after that but by Feb. 15, youf coverage will begin March 1.

School news

Posted at 10:07pm on Nov. 19, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

Cabarrus County park named in honor of Vietnam War veterans

Posted at 9:10am on Nov. 20, 2014

About 70 Vietnam War veterans and scores of others gathered at the site formerly known as North Cabarrus Park Nov. 15 to dedicate it under its new name, Vietnam Veterans Park. They were joined by a retired three-star general and a nationally known war correspondent and author in honoring all Vietnam Veterans, living or fallen.


Posted at 6:34pm on Nov. 20, 2014

Food drive: The Concord Fire Department and the Cabarrus County Fireman’s Association are partnering with the Salvation Army on a food drive. Donation barrels have been placed at all Concord fire stations, the Odell Volunteer Fire Department and several schools to collect nonperishable food items. Examples of needed items are dry pastas, boxed meals, dry goods and any canned goods. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 15.

Christmas Bowl scores toys for Concord children’s hospital

Posted at 6:35pm on Nov. 20, 2014

The seventh annual Christmas Bowl football game in Concord, pitting the city’s police and fire departments against each other, collected 150 toys for the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center–NorthEast.