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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.

Religion news

Posted at 8:56am on Jan. 21, 2015

Compiled by Erica Batten

Happening nearby

Posted at 9:00am on Jan. 21, 2015

This exhibition showcases various forms and styles of drawing, with an interactive element. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Art exhibition in downtown Concord invites visitors to draw on walls

Posted at 9:52am on Jan. 21, 2015

“Interactive Lines,” an exhibition that explores the transformation of drawing as a medium, includes displays of two- and three-dimensional works by nine artists. It also provides an interactive gallery, where visitors are encouraged to make their own drawings on paper that covers the walls.

Concord breakfast to link local leaders, pastors, in service to needy

Posted at 10:12am on Jan. 21, 2015

On Jan. 27, the Cooperative Christian Ministry will host its third annual Pastor-Leader Breakfast at Concord First Assembly.

Cabrew, Lenny Boy create organic beer made from ingredients grown in Cabarrus County

Posted at 3:52pm on Jan. 21, 2015

Charlotte-based Lenny Boy Breweing Co. and Cabarrus Homebrewers Society partner to create organic beer using locally grown ingredients

Happening nearby

Posted at 5:44pm on Jan. 21, 2015

Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord will host the annual Charlotte Bridal Show and Winter Expo bridal event. Guests can learn about the latest trends in bridal fashion, photography, florists, catering, DJs and everything else a couple might need to make their special day uniquely their own. $5. 1-4:30 p.m., Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord, 5400 John Q. Hammons Drive N.W., Concord. 704-455-8200. www.embassysuitesconcord.com.

School news

Posted at 8:19am on Jan. 16, 2015

Compiled by Gina Smith

Religion news

Posted at 8:19am on Jan. 16, 2015

Compiled by Erica Batten

Cabarrus Arts Council grants $49,600 to 12 local organizations

Posted at 8:26am on Jan. 16, 2015

The Cabarrus Arts Council has awarded $49,600 to 12 community organizations for arts activities.

‘Art on Tap’ events in Concord aimed at young adults

Posted at 9:12am on Jan. 16, 2015

As leaders of the Cabarrus Arts Council look toward the future of the arts, they want young professionals to be more engaged. That’s why the decades-old nonprofit this fall created Art on Tap, a paid membership group for 20- and 30-somethings who want to help guide the county’s arts hub.

Kannapolis man, age 100, celebrates 65 years of service to Boy Scouts

Posted at 9:17am on Jan. 16, 2015

Glenn Jenkins reached two milestones this month: On Jan. 1 he turned 100, and on Jan. 5, during the Kannapolis District roundtable meeting at Camp Cabarrus, he received a pin recognizing his 65 years of service to the Boy Scouts of America.

Happening nearby

Posted at 4:42pm on Jan. 15, 2015

Youths will take part in an outdoor community clean-up project, arts and crafts, exhibits and historical games. For children ages 8-13. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869. charmeck.org.

Arts calendar

Posted at 9:07am on Jan. 14, 2015

Art exhibition, ‘Interactive Lines:’ Jan. 20-March 6, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Exhibition presents various forms and styles of drawing with an interactive twist. It explores the transformation of drawing as a medium and features works by select contemporary artists in the forms of two- and three-dimensional drawing. The second part of the exhibition includes a gallery space that will transform into a live drawing room where guests will be invited to create. The goal of the experience is to inspire people to become involved with both the viewing and the making of art. For information, call 704-920-2787 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

UNCCharlotte panel to discuss why black men matter

Posted at 12:12pm on Jan. 14, 2015

UNC Charlotte’s Real Talk – A Community Conversation series will continue its discussion of the African-American male this month with ‘Heart and Soul: What the Health of the Black American Male Means to the Entire Community.’

Research Campus in Kannapolis helps 8th-grader with science fair experiment

Posted at 3:12pm on Jan. 14, 2015

A Charlotte 8th-grader gets help from N.C. State University researchers at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis as she tries to establish whether adding mushrooms to eggs and exposing them to ultraviolet light reduces the amount of cholesterol in the eggs. Her experiments showed that it does.

Sibyl English has all that jazz (and soul)

Posted at 1:35pm on Jan. 9, 2015

Sibyl English, 51, has made a career out of singing. She will perform her jazz, blues and Motown repertoire the first Friday of each month at The Wine Room.

RCCC plans technology center with bond money

Posted at 4:33pm on Jan. 9, 2015

After Cabarrus voters approved community college bonds in a countywide referendum Nov. 4, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has announced plans to build a multimillion-dollar Advanced Technology Center.

Concord Boot Camp program offers ‘best workout ever’

Posted at 4:47pm on Jan. 9, 2015

Joy Dry, 40, a Concord native, has been leading the Boot Camp in the Park class for the past five years. The fast-paced exercise class incorporates cardiovascular drills, resistance training, core workouts and a lot of running.

Arts calendar

Posted at 9:36am on Jan. 9, 2015

Art class, Exploring Pastels: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Guild Gallery and Gift Shop, 21 Union St. S., Concord. Artist Malia Bryngelson will lead this class on working with pastels. Students will learn about types of pastels, the surfaces they can use and various techniques, then create an artwork of their own. For information, call 704-795-1901, visit www.cabarrusartguild.org or email cabarrusartguild@gmail.com.

School news

Posted at 9:57am on Jan. 9, 2015

Compiled by Gina Smith

Happening nearby

Posted at 10:10am on Jan. 9, 2015

Veterans can enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and the chance to socialize. 9-11 a.m. All That Have Served Coffee Shop. 17 Union St. N., Concord. 704-793-1449. www.allthathaveserved.com.

Religion news

Posted at 8:29am on Jan. 7, 2015

Compiled by Erica Batten

ASAP sports program helps disabled get back in the game

Posted at 10:22am on Jan. 7, 2015

Carolinas HealthCare System’s Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program helps people with physical disabilities get off the athletic sidelines.

Grateful heart recipient Bobbie Misenheimer from Huntersville urges others to consider organ donation

Posted at 3:10pm on Jan. 7, 2015

Heart transplant recipient Bobbie Misenheimer of Huntersville is looking forward to 2015 with a new heart full of gratitude and energy to spare. She’s excited about telling her story and educating others on the importance of lifesaving organ transplants.

Concord revelers ring in 2015 at new downtown venue

Posted at 1:55pm on Jan. 8, 2015

A couple celebrated the grand opening of their new downtown Concord event venue with a New Year’s Eve masquerade party.

Beekeepers’ regional network looks to attract new hobbyists

Posted at 3:18pm on Jan. 8, 2015

Multiple beekeeping groups are preparing to start honeybee schools, where beginners can interact with experienced beekeepers as they learn how to make a hive thrive. It’s a step that could help fight the decline of the species.

Concord on Canvas highlights local artists, downtown scenery

Posted at 2:03pm on Dec. 31, 2014

In the Concord Downtown Development Corp.’s fourth annual “Concord on Canvas” fundraising event, 32 area artists will share their creations to help raise money for the CDDC and local high school art departments.

Happening nearby

Posted at 7:24pm on Jan. 1, 2015

Veterans can enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and the chance to socialize. 9-11 a.m. All That Have Served Coffee Shop. 17 Union St. N., Concord. 704-793-1449. www.allthathaveserved.com.

Cabarrus News’ 2014 in pictures

Posted at 1:03pm on Dec. 31, 2014

Cabarrus News reflects on 2014 with its annual year in photos issue

School news

Posted at 11:09pm on Dec. 29, 2014

Financial Aid Night: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Jan. 26, Hamrick Theater, Carolinas Medical Center–Northeast, 920 Church St. N., Concord. High school juniors and seniors and their parents may come to learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the financial aid application process.

Religion news

Posted at 8:18am on Dec. 30, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten