Posted at 10:46am on May. 17, 2013
Building on the popularity of problem-solving STEM programs among students and parents, the system will open a new STEM program this fall.
Posted at 11:18am on May. 16, 2013
Grant projects: The Cabarrus County Active Living and Parks Commission is accepting applications for local matching incentive grant projects. The grant program encourages community groups to work with county government to develop recreation facilities in overlooked areas into neighborhood treasures. For an application or details, call 704-920-3360, visit www.cabarruscounty.us or visit the Cabarrus County Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave. S.E., Concord.
Posted at 11:39am on May. 16, 2013
Courtney Smith left paralegal career to find her passion in teaching English and language arts at C.C. Griffin Middle School.
Posted at 12:38pm on May. 17, 2013
Blu Avenue, formed in 2009, won the “Race to Stardom” fan vote on Facebook for the opportunity to play before their biggest audience ever.
Posted at 12:35pm on May. 16, 2013
The Mooresville Artist Guild and Dale Jr. Foundation have come up with an artistic way for fans to pay tribute to NASCAR’s popular driver and also raise money to renovate the historic depot where the guild hosts its art shows.
Posted at 1:32pm on May. 16, 2013
Vickie Honeycutt was a beloved teacher at Mount Pleasant High School, and later worked to recruit and support teachers for Cabarrus County Schools. She died of breast cancer in 2010. The foundation named for her supports educators and their families who face cancer.
Posted at 12:28pm on May. 10, 2013
For the 5k obstacle course race, Frank Liske Park will expand its boundaries to include areas that have never been opened to the public.
Posted at 11:20am on May. 10, 2013
Teachers would get raises if county commissioners approve the school board’s proposed budget; but Cabarrus County still ranks only 59th among the state’s 115 school systems in local funding per pupil.
Posted at 10:31am on May. 10, 2013
Compiled by Erica Batten
Posted at 10:40am on May. 10, 2013
Unemployment dips: Cabarrus County’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent in March, while the state’s rate fell to 8.9 percent, according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Labor and Economic Analysis Division. Rates dropped in all but one of North Carolina’s 100 counties. In March, more than 7,600 of Cabarrus County’s 92,000 workers were unemployed.