Posted at 12:05pm on Dec. 4, 2013
It’s the first year for the association’s program, a partnership with Philadelphia-based nonprofit Operation Warm.
Posted at 11:16am on Dec. 5, 2013
The 11th annual Piedmont Dance Theatre production of “The Nutcracker” in Kannapolis and Salisbury brings a new physicality to the seasonal ballet.
Posted at 9:38am on Dec. 4, 2013
This “quiet group that gets things done” emphasizes the volunteer service hours its members give to various causes, to the tune of more than 60,000 hours last year.
Posted at 11:35am on Dec. 4, 2013
It’s from the days when the milkman delivered fresh milk, the heavy cream floating on top, in glass bottles with cardboard caps.
Posted at 12:02pm on Nov. 29, 2013
Bright Ideas grants: Union Power Cooperative awarded Bright Ideas grants to seven Cabarrus County teachers during surprise visits to classrooms in November. The electric cooperative granted $20,000 this year to area teachers for their innovative, classroom-based projects in grades K-12 that would not otherwise be funded. The program, funded by the state’s electric cooperatives, funds creative teaching ideas to meet the needs of area students. The Cabarrus County winners:
Posted at 3:19pm on Nov. 27, 2013
203 parade entries celebrate on downtown streets, watched by thousands of people.
Posted at 4:24pm on Nov. 27, 2013
Concord house lights up with appreciation for veterans
Posted at 10:10am on Nov. 26, 2013
Castle & Cooke Inc. and DataChambers are collaborating to build the center for $9.7 million on the North Carolina Research Campus.
Posted at 1:35pm on Nov. 27, 2013
Each day Cabarrus Meals on Wheels delivers about 400 meals to homebound elderly and disabled clients across Cabarrus County.
Posted at 2:41pm on Nov. 27, 2013
Food for fines: Have you just found a library book that was due in 2011? Bring it in, along with two nonperishable food items, to any Cabarrus County Public Library location, and you’ll clear your record. The program runs Dec. 2-16. Each food item is worth up to $2 in fines. Food items cover only fines, not lost or damaged books. All donations must be nonperishable (canned or packaged) and not out of date. All food collected will be given to local food banks.
Posted at 5:34pm on Nov. 27, 2013
Project aims to develop methods of care for managing diabetes and to improve access to local resources for people with diabetes.
Posted at 5:18pm on Nov. 27, 2013
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Posted at 5:08pm on Nov. 27, 2013
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Posted at 2:30pm on Nov. 27, 2013
Only one-third of participants in the long-term Murdock Study are male. The decades-long study is aimed at finding health and medical breakthroughs.
Posted at 2:11pm on Nov. 22, 2013
Brings money-saving, energy-efficient measures to Kannapolis
Posted at 1:43pm on Nov. 22, 2013
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Posted at 10:36am on Nov. 22, 2013
Wendy Gainey Memorial Christmas Tree: Make Christmas better for a local resident served by Cabarrus County’s partner agencies. A program of the county’s employee-run charitable committee, it was renamed in 2011 in memory of longtime employee Wendy Gainey, who was passionate about giving back to the community. Select a gift tag from a tree at any of these locations: Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church St. S.E., Concord; Cabarrus County Senior Centers, 331 Corban Ave. S.E., Concord, and 8615 Park Drive, Mount Pleasant; and Cabarrus County Public Library branches in Concord, 27 Union St. N., Kannapolis, 850 Mountain St., Mount Pleasant, 8556 Cook St., and Harrisburg, 201 Sims Parkway. List your name, address and phone number next to the gift tag’s ID number on the sign-up sheet beside the tree. Return unwrapped presents in gift bags to the same tree by Dec. 10, labeled with the tag’s ID number. Details: call Laura Hatley, 704-920-2568, or visit www.cabarruscounty.us.
Posted at 11:07am on Nov. 21, 2013
The Harrisburg Diamond Crushers, an 11-12 girls’ softball team, finished the 2013 Fall softball season 10-3-1 and won the Harrisburg Youth Association season ending tournament championship. The Diamond Crushers played in a double-elimination tournament losing the first game but going on to win the next 3 tournament games and taking the HYA 11-12 girls’ softball championship.
Posted at 12:06pm on Nov. 21, 2013
Christmas concert: The Choral Academy will present its eighth annual free Christmas concert at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley St., Concord. The Choral Academy sponsors three age-based choirs representing singers from Cabarrus and surrounding counties. New singers may enroll in January by scheduling a vocal placement interview with choral director Gary Shive. For more information, call Shive at 704-425-7447 or visit www.choralacademy.org.
Posted at 1:26pm on Nov. 19, 2013
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Posted at 2:39pm on Nov. 20, 2013
The girls, ages 9-10, filled a wall with art and filled people with a message of love, faith and hope.
Posted at 10:06am on Nov. 21, 2013
Ardrey Kell High and Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College were school winners in the fourth annual Carolinas Student Hunger Drive that ended this week.
Posted at 8:25am on Nov. 19, 2013
Rowan protesters want an end to the use of the gas chamber at the animal shelter. Lincoln County, meanwhile, will try to end the use of euthanasia at its shelter.
Posted at 11:57am on Nov. 20, 2013
Marine Corps League collecting in Cabarrus and South Rowan
Posted at 12:31pm on Nov. 15, 2013
Christmas play: Tickets are on sale for the Old Courthouse Theatre’s production of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” a new, playful holiday adventure by Ken Ludwig. Performances are at the theater, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 5-7, 13-14 and 20-21 and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 14-15 and 21. It’s rated PG and is directed by Craig Spradley. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for age 60 and older, or students with ID; and $10 for age 12 and younger. For tickets call 704-788-2405. For more information, visit http://www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted at 6:01pm on Nov. 14, 2013
Members honor Richard Archer’s 37 years of service to the Goldmine Toastmasters Club in Cabarrus County.
Posted at 5:59pm on Nov. 14, 2013
The student team won 65-56, and the game raised $550 for the Performance Learning Center.
Posted at 5:28pm on Nov. 14, 2013
People were shocked to see it on TV then, and now they’re intrigued by questions that remain.
Posted at 5:15pm on Nov. 14, 2013
Public Safety/Teachers Charity Softball Tournament helps pay medical bills for leukemia patient.
Posted at 5:46pm on Nov. 13, 2013
As a part of their lecture series, the Concord Friends of the Library recently invited clinical psychologist Maria Sirois to give an inspirational lecture on resilience.
Posted at 4:22pm on Nov. 14, 2013
Art Guild gallery: The Cabarrus Art Guild is working to be ready to open its new gallery at 11 Union St. in time for the next downtown Concord Art Walk Nov. 22. The guild will occupy the space formerly known as the Underground Art Connection.
Posted at 1:02pm on Nov. 16, 2013
A labrador retriever named Gabe will alert parents to Anna Beth Davis' silent seizures.
Posted at 5:17pm on Nov. 13, 2013
More than 3 million lights will surround runners in the inaugural Eggnog Jog.
Posted at 11:28am on Nov. 13, 2013
6 retirees plan effort for Barium Springs Home for Children
Posted at 11:41pm on Nov. 13, 2013
Police are working to identify the victim, who died when hit by a train near McGill Avenue.
Posted at 3:44pm on Nov. 8, 2013
A Concord same-sex couple files for a marriage license as part of the statewide campaign against a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Posted at 2:57pm on Nov. 8, 2013
Charity test drive: The Cooperative Christian Ministry and Hilbish Ford recently teamed up for the Drive 4UR Community event on Oct. 26. CCM challenged elementary schools to send test drives to Hilbish Ford and for each test drive, Ford Motor Co. donated $20 to CCM. They raised $1,200 for the crisis assistance ministry. Office Supply Services awarded gift cards for school supplies to the top three schools who sent the most drivers. The top schools were Forest Park Elementary School in Kannapolis, Coltrane-Webb and Patriots STEM elementary schools in Concord. They earned $500, $300 and $200, respectively.
Posted at 2:18pm on Nov. 8, 2013
Toys for Tots: The Kannapolis Fire Department is helping with the Toys for Tots Campaign of Cabarrus Detachment 1175 Marine Corps League, serving as a collection site for Kannapolis and surrounding areas.
Posted at 1:59pm on Nov. 8, 2013
Organizers expect more than 6,000 Corvettes to be a part of the fifth National Corvette Caravan in August.
Posted at 2:45pm on Nov. 5, 2013
Athletes from all over the country stopped in afterward to eat triple What-a-Cheeseburgers.