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Trauma Survivors Network helps survivors adjust to life-changing injuries

Posted at 4:30pm on Sep. 19, 2014

China Grove man, one of the first local volunteers in the program, says examining one’s situation without panic is key to building an altered but fulfilling life.

Cabarrus meat-processing plant caters to farmers throughout 10-county area

Posted at 9:14am on Sep. 22, 2014

A partnership between Cabarrus County and Cruse Meats has helped forge the area’s first large-scale, state-regulated slaughterhouse from modest beginnings as a butcher and retail shop.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College plans larger role in face of state cuts

Posted at 4:19pm on Sep. 19, 2014

Leaders of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are seeking to elevate its image and role in the region and assert itself as an economic and cultural resource – all while state support for the college declines.

School news, Sept. 24: National Merit semifinalists named

Posted at 4:05pm on Sep. 18, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

Interstate 485, turbine interchange near completion

Posted at 2:30pm on Sep. 18, 2014

Commuters can expect relief and better connectivity as the N.C. Department of Transportation wraps up construction on the Interstate 485 outer loop and the state’s first interchange in the new turbine design.

Friend’s terminal cancer diagnosis leads to a new charity in Harrisburg

Posted at 2:04pm on Sep. 18, 2014

Meagan Skelton was diagnosed two years ago with terminal cancer. Her friend Gina Percy organized a fundraiser for her medical expenses not covered by insurance.

Friday-only classes lead to degree at RCCC

Posted at 10:54am on Sep. 18, 2014

The Friday-only degree option brings students to campus just one day a week to earn a degree. Students can earn an Associate in Arts degree in as few as 64 Fridays. The two-year degree allows students to transfer to any of the state’s four-year colleges to complete the final two years of a bachelor’s degree.

Kannapolis looks to upgrade its park system

Posted at 12:10pm on Sep. 12, 2014

Kannapolis officials have prioritized six park projects that together will cost roughly $15.5million as part of the city’s newly created 10-year parks master plan.

Concord teen’s inspirational story to air Sept. 19 on ‘Today’

Posted at 12:25pm on Sep. 12, 2014

Austin Smith, 13, a student at Harris Road Middle School in Concord, will be featured in the network’s own story after his sister submitted a video to the NFL’s “Together We Make Football” campaign.

Journalist Avett’s fiction draws stems from stories

Posted at 4:53pm on Sep. 11, 2014

Wally Avett will tell how he wove strands from many true stories into his first fictional work, “Murder at Caney Fork,” when he speaks at the Pfeiffer University on Sept. 19.