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‘Step into Culture’ draws 500 to Concord’s arts district

Posted at 3:35pm on Apr. 16, 2014

A free showcase of culture, music, drama, literature and art was organized by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and hosted by Clearwater Artist Studios and Gallery on April 4, offering busy students a chance to engage in cultural arts activities.

Cabarrus County NAACP questions lengthy jail stays awaiting trial

Posted at 6:24pm on Apr. 16, 2014

The Cabarrus County NAACP branch president publicly asked the district attorney’s office for answers about some defendants’ waiting up to three years before going to trial.

3 accused of selling auto insurance without licenses

Posted at 2:03pm on Apr. 16, 2014

Officials said each of the three was working for a different auto dealership as a sales representative and allegedly sold insurance policies on the vehicles.

Concord couple’s goal to raise $1M for son’s legacy

Posted at 11:41am on Apr. 16, 2014

Charlotte and Emmitt Ray’s late son, Jason, was UNC Chapel Hill mascot, traveling with the men’s basketball team in the NCAA tournament in 2007 when he was killed. Now his parents are determined to raise $1million to name the transplant center at UNC Hospitals after Jason.

Concord boy’s art accepted into MDA collection

Posted at 10:40am on Apr. 16, 2014

‘Shooting for Hope,’ by Bryson Foster, 13, of Concord, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection

Cabarrus home schooling continues to grow

Posted at 5:20pm on Apr. 15, 2014

Home schooling movement grows, aided by networking and new resources in Cabarrus

Religion news

Posted at 11:33am on Apr. 15, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Easter services

Posted at 12:43pm on Apr. 15, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Religion news

Posted at 12:38pm on Apr. 15, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Old Stonewall Jackson facility cottage burns

Posted at 3:37pm on Apr. 15, 2014

The fire was reported shortly after midnight at a cottage on a portion of the facility not being used, officials said.

1 person hurt in Concord house fire

Posted at 12:23pm on Apr. 14, 2014

The fire was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday at a house on McGill Avenue NW in Concord.

School news, April 16: Cabarrus schools to host Field Day 5K in May

Posted at 12:09pm on Apr. 11, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

DOT awards contract for I-85 widening in Cabarrus County

Posted at 8:32am on Apr. 12, 2014

The project will widen I-85 from four to eight lanes from north of N.C. 73 (Exit 55) to north of Lane Street (Exit 63) near the Cabarrus-Rowan county border.

Cabarrus farmers markets continue to grow

Posted at 10:46am on Apr. 11, 2014

Residents can buy locally grown food almost every day of the week because of the multiple farmers markets located throughout Cabarrus County.

Concord wins statewide Hometown Showdown photo contest

Posted at 11:32am on Apr. 10, 2014

Concord was named the winner of N.C. League of Municipalities’ Hometown Showdown. The seven-week online photo contest ended April 4. The March Madness-style contest began in February with 32 entries that had been whittled down from more than 60 submissions.

Briefly, April 16: Kannapolis is offering free screening of ‘Forks Over Knives’

Posted at 12:24pm on Apr. 10, 2014

Food and disease: The Cabarrus Health Alliance in Kannapolis will host a free screening of “Forks Over Knives,” a documentary that examines the link between food and disease. Presented by Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures and the Southeastern Diabetes Initiative, the event will be 6-9 p.m. April 24 at 300 Mooresville Road. Space is limited. Register by 5 p.m. April 21. Details: 704-920-1999.

Tulips hit peak in Memorial Garden in Concord

Posted at 12:49pm on Apr. 10, 2014

The garden manager starts selecting and planting bulbs in November so they’ll bloom as near Easter as possible. But it’s always a gamble.

Religion news, April 19: Temple Or Olam will host Seder for community

Posted at 1:58pm on Apr. 10, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

New Harrisburg fire station could cut 8-minute response time in half

Posted at 10:27am on Apr. 10, 2014

Residential growth and increasing response times provide the impetus for building Harrisburg’s third fire station.

Arts calendar

Posted at 3:16pm on Apr. 9, 2014

Earth Day Celebration: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 12, Trashed Studio, 35 Union St. S., Concord. Celebrate Earth Day and Trashed Studio’s grand opening in its new location with fun and free activities. 704-791-7447; www.trashedstudio.com.

Religion news

Posted at 9:24am on Apr. 9, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Cabarrus County first-responders thanked by those they saved

Posted at 10:19am on Apr. 8, 2014

New training in ‘pit-crew approach’ has emergency personnel working seamlessly in well-defined roles, raising to 20percent the proportion of patients who survive after a cardiac arrest outside a hospital. The recent Hearts & Heroes event at CMC–NorthEast allowed heart patients to thank dispatchers, paramedics, firefighters, doctors and nurses who saved their lives.

Briefly, April 9: Swat a Litterbug program is coming to Concord

Posted at 8:32am on Apr. 4, 2014

Swat a Litterbug: The city of Concord has launched new services and campaigns geared toward making Concord litter-free. The Swat-a-Litterbug program allows residents to report the location of person responsible for litter and their vehicle information, if applicable, by calling 704-920-5000. Litter Sweeps, a citywide partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, takes place each fall and spring. The next sweep will be April 26-May 10. Details: 704-920-5298. For long-term projects, check out the state’s Adopt-a-Street/Highway program: 704-920-5363.

Peachtree Market, Cabarrus County’s first and only local and regional grocery store, turns 1

Posted at 10:09am on Apr. 4, 2014

As it celebrates its first year in business, Peachtree Market – Cabarrus County’s first, and so far only, grocery store that sells locally and regionally produced food – some of the group of owners have stepped back behind the scenes, and area residents have helped the store prosper.

Cabarrus ranks 9th of N.C. counties for overall health

Posted at 2:53pm on Apr. 1, 2014

Of 100 N.C. counties, Cabarrus ranked ninth in Overall Health Outcomes according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, moving up one from its 2013 ranking.

Religion news

Posted at 12:13pm on Apr. 1, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Religion news

Posted at 12:11pm on Apr. 1, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Cabarrus County Cooperative Christian Ministry’s season of rejuvenation and renewal

Posted at 3:34pm on Apr. 1, 2014

Cabarrus County’s Cooperative Christian Ministry is sending its executive director on a three-month sabbatical, to refresh and rejuvenate him as well as to strengthen the nonprofit’s second tier of leadership.

Young archers compete in outdoor match in Locust

Posted at 3:53pm on Apr. 3, 2014

Gusty winds and varying distances challenged archers at the Southern Archery Circuit event in Locust.

Fries STEM students win regional tech award

Posted at 11:01am on Apr. 2, 2014

The task for five students in Frank Parrish’s seventh-grade Technology Design and Innovation class was straightforward: Come up with an original idea for a mobile application that addresses a real need or problem in their school or community.

Make-A-Wish hikers trek 24 miles in a day

Posted at 11:08am on Apr. 11, 2014

On May 17, Courtney Prothero, 36, of Concord will join roughly 150 other volunteers to hike 24.1 miles in one day in the 2014 Trailblaze Challenge to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Arts calendar

Posted at 2:41pm on Apr. 2, 2014

Song Writers Circle: 6-8 p.m. April 7, Music N’ More, 706 Church St. N., Concord. Family-friendly and fun for all ages. Open mike night for all types of musicians. Free coffee. Details: email caleb@mnmshop.com or call 704-782-6013.


Posted at 8:53am on Apr. 3, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day: Downtown Concord businesses will celebrate Earth Day 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 12. Activities include free electronics recycling dropoff in the Bicentennial parking lot; Earth Day rePLAY for kids at Trashed; learn how to take care of the Earth; and Earth-friendly giveaways. Browse Earth Day photos in downtown shop windows and vote on your favorite through April 19. Details: 704-920-5379.

Part of widened I-85 to open this weekend

Posted at 6:21pm on Apr. 3, 2014

The N.C. Department of Transportation said it will begin opening the widened segment of I-85 this weekend.

Kannapolis police seek man in stabbing of father

Posted at 9:01am on Apr. 1, 2014

Police said John Preston Campbell Jr., 21, fled after his father, Lloyd Preston Campbell, was stabbed with a kitchen knife.

2 men hurt in Kannapolis shooting

Posted at 12:23pm on Mar. 31, 2014

Police have identified the victims as Antonio Maurice Montgomery Jr. of Charlotte and Xavier Marquez Parks of Kannapolis.

Childress Klein spec building in Kannapolis to fill void in economic development

Posted at 2:08pm on Mar. 28, 2014

Childress Klein Properties and the city of Kannapolis last week broke ground for the construction of a 360,000-square-foot speculative industrial building aimed to fill a local void of available manufacturing and warehouse space.

Piedmont School of Music & Dance students to work with national dance troupes

Posted at 4:41pm on Mar. 27, 2014

Several students of the Kannapolis-based Piedmont School of Music & Dance will spend their summer at some of nation’s most-respected dance institutions in New York, Houston, San Francisco and Chicago.

Cabarrus County commissioner candidates sound off on issues

Posted at 10:29am on Mar. 27, 2014

The May 6 Republican primary will determine future leaders and direction for Cabarrus County. Seven candidates are running for three four-year terms on the County Board of Commissioners. The top three vote-getters in the primary will win the seats by default, because no Democrat is running.

Arts calendar

Posted at 9:53am on Mar. 27, 2014

“Unsung OCT”: 2:30 p.m. March 30, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. Compilation of classic songs from musicals that have never made it to the Old Courthouse Theatre stage.