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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.

School news

Posted at 8:38am on Jul. 23, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

Briefly, July 27: Arts Council to hold annual meeting

Posted at 10:04am on Jul. 24, 2014

Arts Council annual meeting: The public is invited to the Cabarrus Arts Council’s annual meeting Aug. 19 at the Historic Cabarrus Courthouse, 65 Union St. S., Concord, where the council’s offices, galleries and theater are located. The cost is $10 per person. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and desserts in The Galleries. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. upstairs in the Davis Theatre. It will include corporate and government awards; recognition of the 2014-15 board of directors and outgoing board members; and the “State of the Arts Council address.”

Lomax Incubator Farm finds new life after budget cut

Posted at 10:32am on Jul. 24, 2014

Musician Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers has rallied behind the Cabarrus County incubator farm, donating money and inspiring fans to follow suit.

Concord adds Freeport, Bahamas, as 2nd sister city

Posted at 10:52am on Jul. 24, 2014

A group from Freeport, Bahamas, is expected to visit in the near future to sign the agreement as Concord’s new Sister City. It joins Killarney, Ireland, as a sister to Concord.

Long-dead Pillowtex reborn as unlikely issue in U.S. Senate race in Georgia

Posted at 5:52am on Jul. 22, 2014

One of the last CEOs of the doomed company in Kannapolis, David Perdue, is in a runoff to be the GOP candidate for US Senate.