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Elizabeth Safrit of Kannapolis places third in Miss World

Posted at 10:03am on Dec. 19, 2014

Kannapolis native Elizabeth Safrit took third place in the Miss World competition in London Dec. 14. Before coming back stateside, she answered five questions for Cabarrus News.

Cabarrus commissioners restore multiple budget cuts

Posted at 2:13pm on Dec. 18, 2014

Newly elected board members led a unanimous vote to restore more than $2million in funding for multiple county programs and services cut during the budget process in June.

Arts calendar

Posted at 8:29am on Dec. 17, 2014

Youth theater, “On the Worst Day of Christmas”: Final performance 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents a holiday story by Faye Couch Reeves featuring local young people. Director of a small-town church’s annual Christmas pageant has decided to replace the traditional pageant with an enactment of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Her son and his friends try to save the traditionally simple and beautiful pageant they have grown up performing each year. $12; for tickets, visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Nativity comes to life in Concord

Posted at 1:28pm on Dec. 18, 2014

Concord First Assembly has scheduled performances of its free musical live Nativity at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 21 in its auditorium, 150 Warren C. Coleman Blvd. N., Concord.

Cabarrus charity, auto dealer join forces to benefit seniors in need of food

Posted at 8:43am on Dec. 12, 2014

Cabarrus Meals on Wheels has teamed up with Subaru Concord to help feed hungry seniors in need this holiday season.

Kannapolis tops out new City Hall

Posted at 8:51am on Dec. 12, 2014

The Christmas tree atop the final steel beam meant something different to Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant than to the construction workers gathered for the topping-out ceremony Dec. 11 for the new City Hall.

Arts happenings

Posted at 12:05pm on Dec. 9, 2014

Performance, Paleface: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Avett Brothers collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Paleface has recorded 17 albums and influenced many prominent artists, including Grammy winner Beck. He is touring the United States with Mo Samalot as a high-energy duo. The duo celebrated the release of its album “One Big Party” at Radio City Music Hall and followed it with a tour of Europe. Paleface is a prolific songwriter and plays guitar, harmonica, banjo and piano. Tickets are $15, available at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Details: 704-920-2753; www.PaleFaceOnline.com.

School news

Posted at 1:13pm on Dec. 9, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

Religion news

Posted at 3:32pm on Dec. 9, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

A.L. Brown High School teachers, students growing beards to save animals

Posted at 12:34pm on Dec. 10, 2014

The Beardathon, a project of A.L. Brown High School’s Environmental Club, is a fundraising contest benefiting the World Wildlife Fund.