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Opportunity House in Concord offers comforts of home to homeless

Posted at 9:55am on Jul. 9, 2014

Opportunity House, a ministry of Midway United Methodist Church in Kannapolis, serves 100 breakfasts and 100 lunches, provides 25 showers, allows 15 visitors to wash clothing and helps 35 find clothes. It also runs a work program for those who want to escape homelessness.

Surprise Cabarrus budget cuts change county services

Posted at 3:22pm on Jul. 17, 2014

Three Cabarrus County commissioners, voted out of office in May, adopted $3.9million in budget cuts proposed after the public hearing had ended, cutting funding completely to some county programs and jobs.

Aug. 1 deadline to apply for Cabarrus Arts Council grants

Posted at 12:56pm on Jul. 17, 2014

The deadline for community organizations and schools to apply for grants from the Cabarrus Arts Council is Aug. 1.

Videos by Iredell County veterans tell the stories of hometown heroes

Posted at 3:35pm on Jul. 15, 2014

Tommy Rieman speaks calmly and matter-of-factly about his life’s extreme highs and lows since he deployed to Iraq as a 21-year-old in 2003.

Interns rev up career tracks at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Posted at 4:17pm on Jul. 15, 2014

Unpaid internships for 2015 are available in a number of different departments, including graphic arts, marketing, sales, finance and security.

School news

Posted at 4:27pm on Jul. 15, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

Marshmallows fly from kids’ catapults at Concord library

Posted at 11:42am on Jul. 16, 2014

“Catapult Physics!” a teen program of the Concord main library, entertained and educated kids ages 11-14 as they launched mini-marshmallows at foam targets, and at a reporter.

Religion news

Posted at 8:48am on Jul. 17, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Nurse at Concord hospital receives 2 honors

Posted at 12:05pm on Jul. 17, 2014

Judy Poler has been chosen for two awards, one local and one statewide: Nurse of the Year for Carolinas Medical Center–NorthEast, and the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina.

Temple finds central home in University City

Posted at 1:50pm on Jul. 9, 2014

When a member of Temple Or Olam mapped where the congregation lived, meeting in Concord didn’t make sense anymore.

Harrisburg Eagle Scout named N.C.’s best of the year

Posted at 1:17pm on Jul. 14, 2014

Trevor Heffner was honored last month by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars as both organizations’ North Carolina Eagle Scout of the Year.

Lomax farm to transition to nonprofit after losing county money

Posted at 2:36pm on Jul. 10, 2014

The Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm came back to life after Cabarrus County commissioners voted 4-1 to restore funding for its full operations and electric power until a nonprofit organization can assume support.

Religion news

Posted at 3:12pm on Jul. 8, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

School news: New Odell Elementary info released

Posted at 11:34pm on Jul. 7, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

Little Free Libraries make their move into Cabarrus

Posted at 2:22pm on Jul. 11, 2014

The county is sponsoring the new Little Free Library at Frank Liske Park and plans more at Camp Spencer Park, North Cabarrus Park and elsewhere. The Cabarrus County Public Library is supplying the books.

Briefly: CCM hosts food drive

Posted at 2:36pm on Jul. 11, 2014

Summer food drive: Cooperative Christian Ministry is hosting their second annual Summer Food Drive.

10th Big Day at Lake held this week

Posted at 10:06am on Jul. 11, 2014

When Cornelius businessman Dave Yochum came up with Big Day at the Lake, his idea was to give some underprivileged children a day of swimming and boating on Lake Norman.

Kannapolis native to compete in Miss World pageant

Posted at 9:48pm on Jul. 12, 2014

Elizabeth Safrit did her first pageant as a favor. A family friend needed five girls to compete, but only had four. That’s when Safrit first stepped on stage and caught the pageant bug.

Buses bring summer lunches to Cabarrus children in need

Posted at 10:44am on Jul. 9, 2014

School activity buses bring school system lunches to low-income neighborhoods throughout the summer. There’s no registration or eligibility requirement; all children ages 0-18 are welcome.

Religion news

Posted at 8:34am on Jul. 1, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Religion news

Posted at 3:38pm on Jun. 30, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

A clean fight

Posted at 12:02am on Jul. 1, 2014

The local franchise of The Maids, an environmentally friendly residential cleaning company, participates in Cleaning for a Reason, a nonprofit organization that partners with maid services to offer professional house cleanings for cancer patients.

Cabarrus couple sets up shop on ‘piece of local history’

Posted at 9:21am on Jul. 2, 2014

Tiffany and Miles Ruffin opened Ruffin’s Roost on the old Lentz Harness Shop property, selling antiques and repurposed items.

School news

Posted at 9:49am on Jul. 2, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

Lake Norman is stocked with hardier hybrid striped bass

Posted at 11:39am on Jul. 2, 2014

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission stocked 162,500 fingerling hybrid striped bass in Lake Norman on June 23. This is the second year that hybrids, rather than striped bass, have been stocked by the state.

Cabarrus County budget cuts eliminate funding to the Lomax farm

Posted at 3:40pm on Jul. 2, 2014

Multiple area farmers late last month learned that everything but water would be turned off at the six-year-old Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm, starting July 1.

Cabarrus artist wins statewide juried pastels exhibition

Posted at 12:08pm on Jul. 8, 2014

A Cabarrus County artist won a statewide pastels competition with a portrait of a Baleteur eagle. The win inspired him to create a series of pastels depicting raptors, some of which live at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.

Concord school’s fourth-graders finish ‘Our State’ mural

Posted at 2:24pm on Jun. 30, 2014

Winecoff Elementary School recently unveiled a handmade ceramic tile mural, titled “Our State,” created by its fourth-graders with help from local visiting artist Beth Smithson. The imagery was inspired by North Carolina’s history, architecture, flora, fauna and state symbols, as well as famous North Carolinians.

Charlotte-area Independence Day celebrations

Posted at 9:32pm on Jul. 4, 2014

With the Fourth of July falling on a Friday, many of the events marking Independence Day are scheduled for a day early this year.

Briefly: Free home safety checks offered for seniors

Posted at 2:37pm on Jun. 27, 2014

Free safety checks: In recognition of National Safety Month, the local Home Instead Senior Care office will offer free home safety checks for area seniors in Cabarrus and Rowan counties.

National TV series to premiere with Concord-linked stories

Posted at 9:49am on Jun. 27, 2014

National television series, “Saving Heroes,” kicks off July 26 and features two stories with Concord ties. The first show will feature the stories of Concord firefighter Robbie Boyd and Marine Gunnery Sgt. Tom McRae.

New emergency center opens in Harrisburg

Posted at 12:19pm on Jun. 24, 2014

A new freestanding emergency department positioned to better serve the Harrisburg community and surrounding areas opened June23.

Dog Lovers Day in Concord to celebrate, serve canine companions

Posted at 1:13pm on Jun. 24, 2014

Concord’s Leatherman Lane Farm will host Dog Lovers Day noon-5 p.m. July 12.

Survey shows Cabarrus ranks well with residents

Posted at 2:24pm on Jun. 26, 2014

According to the findings of a recent survey, a majority of Cabarrus County residents have a high regard for the quality of life they find here and the services the county government provides.

LuMind Foundation’s inaugural Race tops $100,000

Posted at 3:15pm on Jun. 26, 2014

Race for Research, to raise money to fight Down syndrome, travels through Kannapolis as part of its three-state route.

Highland Creek opens new farmers market

Posted at 12:51pm on Jun. 24, 2014

Highland Creek, the large subdivision that straddles the Mecklenburg/Cabarrus county line with 4,300 homes and about 15,000 inhabitants, now has a farmer’s market of its own.

Portion of Blackwelder Road to close Monday

Posted at 4:08pm on Jun. 22, 2014

Blackwelder Road will be closed at N.C. 49 for about three months.

North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis hosts 40 interns for $1.9 million research program

Posted at 11:00am on Jun. 20, 2014

The North Carolina Research Campus and the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute offer a summer internship program for the second year.

1 hurt, 1 arrested after shooting near Concord

Posted at 9:34am on Jun. 20, 2014

A Cabarrus County man is in critical condition and his neighbor is jailed after a Thursday night shooting southeast of Concord, authorities say.

Religion news

Posted at 12:15pm on Jun. 17, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten