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Rein in health-care costs, speakers at Healthcare Summit in Concord say

Posted at 9:36am on Nov. 14, 2014

Most speakers at the recent 2014 Healthcare Summit in Concord discussed ways to make health care more efficient, both in services to patients and by reining in rising costs.

Cabarrus mini-grant program increases number of projects funded

Posted at 9:56am on Nov. 14, 2014

The Cabarrus County Education Foundation’s $18,000 mini-grant program will fund 43 different projects designed to engage 13,000 students throughout Cabarrus County Schools.

Everybody gets a little dirty at The Dirt Track in Concord

Posted at 12:46pm on Nov. 12, 2014

Unless you are in the enclosed suites or the press box on top of the grandstand, if you come to a race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, you will get dirty.

School news

Posted at 9:00am on Nov. 13, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

Scott Avett speaks out for Cabarrus County incubator farm

Posted at 3:03pm on Nov. 13, 2014

Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers, recently created a promotional video asking people to pledge their support for the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm Park. The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association launched an all-or-nothing fundraiser on Nov. 7.

Religion news

Posted at 8:13am on Nov. 11, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Arts calendar

Posted at 8:57am on Nov. 12, 2014

Community theater, ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. Performances at 8 p.m. Nov. 21-22; and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 23. This off-Broadway musical hit takes the audience to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where they meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. For information or tickets, call 704-788-2405 or visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

New Habitat homeowner puts in labor before moving into Charlotte home

Posted at 11:23am on Nov. 12, 2014

Peggy McMullen, 55, has been involved with UNCC’s Habitat for Humanity affiliate for a little more than a year, completing more than 300 “sweat-equity” hours and building Habitat houses for other Charlotteans in need.

Harrisburg Scout creates towering Eagle project

Posted at 11:24am on Nov. 11, 2014

Billy Romeo is a fourth-year marching band member in the Hickory Ridge Blue Regiment and a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 173 of Harrisburg Presbyterian Church. He had decided to build the tower as his Eagle Scout service project in 2012.

Briefly, Nov. 12: Dog show runs Nov. 13-16 at Cabarrus arena

Posted at 3:28pm on Nov. 7, 2014

All-breed dog show: Competitions in agility, conformation, obedience and rally will highlight the Speedway Classic of the Carolinas All-Breed Dog Show Nov. 13-16 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. Competitions begin daily at about 8 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Spectator admission is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle at entrance. Details: www.greatermonroekc.org/DogShows.html.