Posted at 12:35pm on May. 16, 2013
The Mooresville Artist Guild and Dale Jr. Foundation have come up with an artistic way for fans to pay tribute to NASCAR’s popular driver and also raise money to renovate the historic depot where the guild hosts its art shows.
Posted at 1:32pm on May. 16, 2013
Vickie Honeycutt was a beloved teacher at Mount Pleasant High School, and later worked to recruit and support teachers for Cabarrus County Schools. She died of breast cancer in 2010. The foundation named for her supports educators and their families who face cancer.
Posted at 11:18am on May. 16, 2013
Grant projects: The Cabarrus County Active Living and Parks Commission is accepting applications for local matching incentive grant projects. The grant program encourages community groups to work with county government to develop recreation facilities in overlooked areas into neighborhood treasures. For an application or details, call 704-920-3360, visit www.cabarruscounty.us or visit the Cabarrus County Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave. S.E., Concord.
Posted at 11:39am on May. 16, 2013
Courtney Smith left paralegal career to find her passion in teaching English and language arts at C.C. Griffin Middle School.
Posted at 11:54am on May. 16, 2013
Billionaire David Murdock’s gift will help fund the decades-long MURDOCK Study and other research that will provide scientists “the ability to make ground-breaking discoveries that can change the future of medical treatment,” said a Duke University official.
Posted at 3:37pm on May. 18, 2013
Blu Avenue, formed in 2009, won the “Race to Stardom” fan vote on Facebook for the opportunity to play before their biggest audience ever.
Posted at 12:28pm on May. 10, 2013
For the 5k obstacle course race, Frank Liske Park will expand its boundaries to include areas that have never been opened to the public.
Posted at 11:20am on May. 10, 2013
Teachers would get raises if county commissioners approve the school board’s proposed budget; but Cabarrus County still ranks only 59th among the state’s 115 school systems in local funding per pupil.
Posted at 10:40am on May. 10, 2013
Unemployment dips: Cabarrus County’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent in March, while the state’s rate fell to 8.9 percent, according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Labor and Economic Analysis Division. Rates dropped in all but one of North Carolina’s 100 counties. In March, more than 7,600 of Cabarrus County’s 92,000 workers were unemployed.
Posted at 10:31am on May. 10, 2013
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Posted at 8:16am on May. 10, 2013
Cabarrus native Linda Grist will step down July 1 as elections director. She’ll be replaced by former elections board secretary Carol Soles.
Posted at 8:16am on May. 10, 2013
The new weekly, year-round market was created to support local food and agricultural products.
Posted at 12:26am on May. 13, 2013
A Cabarrus County farm wife and Englishwoman exchanged news of the pivotal events in their lives.
Posted at 11:03am on May. 8, 2013
A free Small Business Resource Fair takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cabarrus Government Center, 65 Church St., in downtown Concord.
Posted at 10:51am on May. 9, 2013
Devonshire Elementary: The school is one of five nationally to have earned the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color School Award. The awards were based on traditional measures, including test scores, graduation rates and college attendance. School staff will attend the Gathering of Leaders to present strategies used for academic success. Currently, 93 percent of students are achieving at or above grade level in math and 64 percent are at or above grade level in literacy.
Posted at 6:17pm on May. 3, 2013
State and local employers told two members of Congress April 30 that the Affordable Care Act could force cuts in programs or services and limit their future expansion.
Posted at 7:23pm on May. 2, 2013
Wings of Eagles Ranch’s Blue Ribbon Rider Horse Show and Fundraiser is set for May 11. Volunteers are needed.
Posted at 8:11pm on May. 2, 2013
As the recycling business celebrates 100 years in business – and in the same family – methods may change, but its future looks shiny.
Posted at 1:46pm on May. 3, 2013
The father of a Concord mother who disappeared last August is offering a $10,000 reward for information helping solve his daughters missing-person case.
Posted at 6:01pm on May. 2, 2013
Dozens of students at Hickory Ridge High School recently spent a gorgeous spring morning creating art that was particularly fleeting in nature.
Posted at 5:58pm on May. 2, 2013
New exhibit: On May 10, the Concord Museum will reopen with a new exhibit, “Saving an Icon: The Cabarrus County Courthouse Preserved.” The exhibit presents images of the historic courthouse at various times in history and during the renovation. The exhibit will be unveiled after the Historic Cabarrus Association’s membership meeting in the Davis Theatre on the second floor of the historic courthouse. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are $25 per person. Details or tickets: 704-920-2465.
Posted at 7:09pm on May. 2, 2013
At the “K-Town Throwdown,” the April 28 home opening bout of the Kannapolis Rollergirls, such terms as “jammers,” “blockers,” “the pack,” “penalty box,” “scoring” and a “suicide seating area” implied a dangerous sport.
Posted at 7:56am on May. 1, 2013
Police are asking the public’s help in finding a man accused of robbing a credit union at gunpoint Monday.
Posted at 10:34am on May. 1, 2013
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Posted at 12:42am on Apr. 29, 2013
Pilots and others familiar with two regional airports that were expected to close their towers in June said they are cautiously optimistic that federal legislation passed last week will keep them open.
Posted at 10:17am on Apr. 27, 2013
Fundraiser for Wings of Eagles Ranch nets more than $15,000 for retreat center/ranch house.
Posted at 1:50pm on May. 2, 2013
Longtime Cooperative Extension agent grows 14 different varieties on 200 trees.
Posted at 11:17am on Apr. 26, 2013
Concord’s Old Courthouse Theatre is sponsoring a contest for writing short plays.
Posted at 10:35am on Apr. 26, 2013
Self-guided event will feature gardens in Asheford Green and Afton Village, the first outside downtown Concord to be included in the tour.
Posted at 1:13pm on Apr. 25, 2013
Concord’s Beverly Hills neighborhood rallies in response to rezoning request; Propst family withdraws its higher-density plans.
Posted at 2:30pm on Apr. 25, 2013
The fourth annual “Hot Rods & Hot Cakes” fundraiser raised $3,000 for the Speedway Children’s Charities and Doug Herbert’s BRAKES (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) driving program.
Posted at 8:26pm on Apr. 22, 2013
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Posted at 7:38am on Apr. 24, 2013
Preserving history, especially as it relates to St. John’s Lutheran Church and its members, is the main emphasis of the St. John’s Heritage and Archive Committee’s mission statement, posted prominently at the Heritage Center on the church campus.
Posted at 10:00am on Apr. 25, 2013
No injuries were reported in an overnight fire at a vacant building in Concord, officials say.
Posted at 1:22pm on Apr. 22, 2013
Ardrey Kell High: Ernesto Alvarez-Pamir recently served as a page for the N.C. House of Representatives, sponsored by Rep. Thom Tillis, and spent a week at the General Assembly assisting members and learning about North Carolina Government.
Posted at 3:36pm on Apr. 19, 2013
Traffic on southbound Interstate 85 will be narrowed to one lane late Saturday and early Sunday, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Posted at 10:22am on Apr. 19, 2013
The local food movement last week made some ground-breaking progress, as three Cabarrus County farming families announced the opening of Peachtree Market, a small grocery store that will sell local and regional products.
Posted at 11:43am on Apr. 18, 2013
Cabarrus County Sheriff Brad Riley confirmed late Wednesday that one shot fired by a man who allegedly held police at bay for nearly eight hours bounced off a deputy’s belt buckle.
Posted at 9:54am on Apr. 18, 2013
Michael Knox’s monthly cultural arts festival will launch April 27, promising a mash-up of local entertainers and artists.
Posted at 11:23am on Apr. 17, 2013
At the April 27 Bark For Life fundraiser, humans and pets will walk around the track at the Cabarrus County Arena and Events Center to raise money to fight cancer.