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Concord church marks 25 years of highway cleanup

Posted at 10:34am on Aug. 21, 2014

The state’s Adopt-A-Highway program has been an integral part of Price Memorial AME Zion Church’s community service efforts for a quarter-century.

Midland park on hold after county budget cuts

Posted at 11:02am on Aug. 15, 2014

Officials react after Cabarrus County Commissioners cut funding to Midland’s planned $1.8 million Rob Wallace Park off U.S. 601.

School news, Aug. 20: Northwest Cabarrus to host chicken fundraiser

Posted at 9:54am on Aug. 15, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

New creatures debut at Sea Life Aquarium in Concord

Posted at 12:16pm on Aug. 13, 2014

Two new species of shark and one new species of ray have arrived at Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills mall.

Sea Life Aquarium guests in Concord give blood during Shark Week

Posted at 11:50am on Aug. 13, 2014

Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills teamed up with the American Red Cross in a blood drive aimed at replenishing the area’s depleted blood supply. To promote the effort, they chose to educate donors about a species that loves blood: sharks.

Arts calendar, Aug. 17: Song Writers Circle at Music N’ More in Concords

Posted at 10:27am on Aug. 14, 2014

Exhibition, ‘Into the Woods’: Aug.18-Oct. 9, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S, Concord. The Galleries’ new group exhibition features nature-inspired artworks including woodland animals, works of wood and landscapes by 15 artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. The Galleries also will be open for the downtown Concord Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 22. The Galleries will be closed Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 for Labor Day. 704-920-2787; www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Kannapolis event disperses backpacks, school supplies

Posted at 10:46am on Aug. 14, 2014

Kannapolis city employees on Aug. 12 distributed more than 200 backpacks filled with school supplies for children during a community event that allowed residents to engage with each other, city employees and elected officials. The tradition is about 10 years old.

‘MADD Dash’ to celebrate I-485 completion in northeast Mecklenburg

Posted at 11:53am on Aug. 14, 2014

The final segment of Interstate 485 is scheduled to be complete before the end of the year, and a footrace on the new segment will celebrate it and raise money for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Religion news

Posted at 8:42am on Aug. 13, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Fishing with Gus: Find the bait; bass will be nearby

Posted at 3:31pm on Aug. 12, 2014

Big bass will eat insects, larvae, snakes, worms, frogs, crayfish, grass shrimp, rodents, baby ducks and even their own offspring, as well as bream, crappie and white perch.