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County staff: Cash plan would close libraries, park, senior center

Posted at 11:24am on Apr. 18, 2014

The Cabarrus County Commissioners are divided on how to pay for school construction. At an April 15 meeting, the county staff presented alternative budgets showing what services would be cut or lost under one commissioner’s proposed cash-for-schools plan.

Athletes go for gold at Cabarrus County Special Olympics

Posted at 12:28pm on Apr. 17, 2014

Cabarrus County Special Olympics opened April 8-9 with its annual Spring Games. But the director says many people aren’t aware of the numerous other programs the organization offers for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Briefly

Posted at 11:59am on Apr. 17, 2014

Choral masterworks concert: The Piedmont Choral Society will present a free concert of favorite selections from masterworks at 7 p.m. May 16 and at 3 p.m. May 18 at Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Featuring Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart and other greats, along with American and more modern-day musicians. Love offering received. Reception after each concert. Joe Judge is director, and Carol Cone will accompany. 704-699-6053 or kayy2000@gmail.com.

Arts calendar

Posted at 11:55am on Apr. 17, 2014

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival: Noon-4 p.m. April 26, downtown Kannapolis. Free festival that lets visual artists and performers participate for free. Last year’s festivals included oil painters, jugglers, woodworkers, magicians, jewelry makers, musicians, pottery makers, live painting, writers and metal workers. Email info@kannapolisarts.com for information or to register as an artist.

Cabarrus County NAACP questions lengthy jail stays awaiting trial

Posted at 6:24pm on Apr. 16, 2014

The Cabarrus County NAACP branch president publicly asked the district attorney’s office for answers about some defendants’ waiting up to three years before going to trial.

‘Step into Culture’ draws 500 to Concord’s arts district

Posted at 3:35pm on Apr. 16, 2014

A free showcase of culture, music, drama, literature and art was organized by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and hosted by Clearwater Artist Studios and Gallery on April 4, offering busy students a chance to engage in cultural arts activities.

Concord boy’s art accepted into MDA collection

Posted at 10:40am on Apr. 16, 2014

‘Shooting for Hope,’ by Bryson Foster, 13, of Concord, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection

3 accused of selling auto insurance without licenses

Posted at 2:03pm on Apr. 16, 2014

Officials said each of the three was working for a different auto dealership as a sales representative and allegedly sold insurance policies on the vehicles.

Concord couple’s goal to raise $1M for son’s legacy

Posted at 11:41am on Apr. 16, 2014

Charlotte and Emmitt Ray’s late son, Jason, was UNC Chapel Hill mascot, traveling with the men’s basketball team in the NCAA tournament in 2007 when he was killed. Now his parents are determined to raise $1million to name the transplant center at UNC Hospitals after Jason.

Cabarrus home schooling continues to grow

Posted at 5:20pm on Apr. 15, 2014

Home schooling movement grows, aided by networking and new resources in Cabarrus