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Briefly: Concord’s Safety Academy open to residents

Posted at 4:27pm on Jan. 23, 2015

Own original art: The Concord Downtown Development Corp.’s annual Concord on Canvas auction will be March 13. The event will feature 32 original paintings by professional artists and high school art students. The Banner Launch party will be 6-9 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Union Street Bistro in downtown Concord. Details: concorddowntown.com.

Concord library helps historians, families search past

Posted at 10:07am on Jan. 23, 2015

In the Concord Library’s Lore History Room, people can research court records, census records, donated family records, journals and all sorts of records kept since colonial times to aid their genealogical searches.

Georgann Eubanks shares NC’s literary trails at library

Posted at 11:07am on Jan. 23, 2015

Georgann Eubanks wore out a car and a truck, and she can’t tell you how much gas she used, all while traveling the state in search of authors who wrote on Tar Heel soil. Her efforts resulted in three books that mark literary trails throughout the mountains, the Piedmont, and Eastern North Carolina.

49ers rally behind annual blood drive

Posted at 1:03pm on Jan. 23, 2015

American Red Cross and Lamda Chi Alpha partner for the sixth annual 49ers For Life blood drive, collect 800 units

School news

Posted at 8:53am on Jan. 23, 2015

Compiled by Gina Smith

Dream On 3 helps Kannapolis girl bag 13-point buck

Posted at 9:41am on Jan. 23, 2015

Dream On 3, a Harrisburg nonprofit, made it possible for a 10-year-old girl to fulfill her dream sporting experience: to go hunting with TV’s Buck Commander.

Arts calendar

Posted at 8:30am on Jan. 22, 2015

Performance, Brand New Opry: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Traditional bluegrass show hosted by Jeff Whittington, a North Carolina banjo champion who has performed on the Grand Ole Opry. He will be joined by John Culbreth, a South Carolina banjo champion, on fiddle; Pete Corum, who also has played on the Grand Ole Opry and in the movie “Cotton Patch Gospel,” on bass; Mike Wood, whose first major show was Bill Monroe’s bluegrass festival, on guitar; and Jason Wood, who has recorded with bluegrass legend Curly Seckler, on mandolin. Tickets are $15, available anytime at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. For information, call 704-920-2753 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Artist creates souvenir poster for skating championships

Posted at 10:53am on Jan. 22, 2015

Jessica DeHart ice skated once as a kid and wasn’t very good at it. The Mooresville portrait artist preferred roller-blading.

Visitors to new exhibit in Concord will experience extreme poverty of children

Posted at 12:07pm on Jan. 22, 2015

The Compassion Experience exposes visitors to the plight of children who live in extreme poverty in Uganda, Bolivia and India. It opens Jan. 30 at Crossroads Church in Concord.

Five questions with DIY Network’s Jason Cameron

Posted at 12:19pm on Jan. 22, 2015

DIY Network host Jason Cameron answers five questions during the Greater Charlotte Home and Landscape Show in Cabarrus County.