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Loss of Cabarrus health center prompts outcry

Posted at 2:15pm on Aug. 1, 2014

County employees and retirees are scrambling for health care providers after the employee health center was eliminated in the new county budget.

Former members of the San Francisco Ballet perform in Piedmont Dance Theatre’s ‘Cinderella’

Posted at 3:06pm on Jul. 31, 2014

Nearly 1,000 people attended Piedmont Dance Theatre’s free outdoor performance of ‘Cinderella.’

Concord leaders break ground on $20 million municipal building

Posted at 10:36am on Jul. 31, 2014

Opening in late 2015 at the corner of Cabarrus Avenue West and Market Street Southwest, Concord’s $20 million, 76,000-square-foot facility will replace the current municipal building that’s been in use since 1986.

Carolinas HealthCare’s ‘Heart of a Champion’ program screens record number of students

Posted at 3:08pm on Jul. 30, 2014

A record number of high school student athletes attended this year’s Heart of a Champion health screenings, the annual event that helps make sure students can safely play sports.

Soccer stars bring inspiration, team concept

Posted at 10:59am on Jul. 30, 2014

Eight-year-old Brylie Edwards of Charlotte recently got a one-on-one lesson from two-time U.S. gold-medal soccer star Tisha Venturini-Hoch during a passing drill.

Concord teams up with NC Wildlife Federation

Posted at 5:51pm on Jul. 27, 2014

The newly formed Concord Wildlife Alliance is looking for Concord residents willing to help the city earn its wildlife habitat certification from the N.C. Wildlife Federation


Posted at 2:55pm on Jul. 25, 2014

Virus confirmed: Cabarrus Health Alliance officials on July 22 confirmed the first case of chikungunya virus infection in the Charlotte region. A Cabarrus County resident who traveled to a Caribbean country contracted the virus. There is no treatment or vaccine for chikungunya, and North Carolina has 10 confirmed cases.

Kannapolis pastor trying to provide role models for boys

Posted at 3:06pm on Jul. 21, 2014

Pastor Tony Hall uses the barbecue cooking process to mentor boys, and proceeds from the Heaven’s Best BBQ Wagon have helped start 10 inner-city churches across the country to support world missions and fund a new mentoring academy for boys age 9-15.

Religion news

Posted at 10:18am on Jul. 22, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Arts calendar

Posted at 1:34pm on Jul. 23, 2014

Art camp “Art Sensory”: 1-3 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1, Sundae Art Gallery, 21 Union St. S., Concord. Explore the creation process with the five senses as a guide using traditional and nontraditional media and processes. Led by Jessica Floeter, art teacher at Central Cabarrus High School. Details: www.sundaeartgallery.com or 704-651-4683.