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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

Arts happenings

Posted at 12:37pm on Dec. 30, 2014

Book signing, Georgann Eubanks: 11 a.m.-noon Jan. 10, Concord main library, second-floor auditorium, 27 Union St. N., Concord. Writer, educator and communications consultant Georgann Eubanks, creator of the N.C. Arts Council’s “Literary Trails” guidebooks, will be the guest speaker at the Concord Friends of the Library’s Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Program. The public is invited to this free program. For information, call 704-920-2050 or email info@concordfriendsofthelibrary.org.

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

Concord 2nd-graders collect suitcases for foster kids

Posted at 9:45am on Dec. 23, 2014

Gretchen Baute’s second-graders at Patriots STEM Elementary School in Concord are collecting new and gently used suitcases for foster children to use for packing their belongings when they have to move. On average kids move three or four times while they’re in the foster care program.

Happening nearby

Posted at 9:50am on Dec. 23, 2014

Speedway Christmas will feature a redesigned 3.1-mile course that weaves through the infield of the 1.5-mile speedway, offering visitors the chance to drive on the track. The event continues under the concourse behind the front-stretch grandstands, with more than 800 light displays synchronized to music broadcast on the track radio channel. Also featured will be an infield winter wonderland, featuring a Bethlehem Village with live Nativity and petting zoo, Santa’s Workshop (where kids can visit Santa), food, decorated Christmas trees and mini-rides for kids. Drive-in holiday movies (including “Elf,” “Frozen” and “A Christmas Story”) will be shown each Friday and Saturday night on a giant HDTV. 6 p.m. $15-$20. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3200. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Briefly

Posted at 9:31pm on Dec. 27, 2014

Home & landscape show: The Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show will run Jan. 23-25 at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. Visitors can wander through thousands of square feet of offerings from builders, contractors and the like, and also take advantage of free do-it-yourself seminars from remodeling experts. This year’s featured guest will be Jason Cameron, host of DIY Network’s “Sledgehammer,” “Man Caves” and “Desperate Landscapes.” The show will also have food, wine and beer tastings, a kid zone, pottery demonstrations, a plant sale, a birds of prey exhibit and Humane Society pet adoptions. Tickets range from $5.50 to $7.50; admission for ages 16 and younger is free. 704-920-3976; www.charlottehomeandlandscapeshow.com.

School news

Posted at 10:48am on Dec. 24, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

Religion News: Zumbathon will benefit Relay for Life

Posted at 9:13pm on Dec. 27, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Cabarrus County quotes highlight year of growth, change

Posted at 1:51pm on Dec. 26, 2014

Cabarrus News reflects on the year using quotes from area news makers

Arts calendar

Posted at 9:28am on Dec. 23, 2014

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: 8 p.m. Dec. 30, fifth-floor ballroom, Speedway Club, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord. The reservation deadline is Dec. 29. Old Courthouse Theatre’s 24th annual New Year’s Eve fundraiser features “Sam Club, Private Eye, and the Case of the Motor Coach Murder.” Join investigator Sam Club, his mother Wilimena (“Billy”) Club, Minnie Cooper, Cornelia Bellweather and a host of other zany characters at a resort where a senior adult group stops for the night after attending the famous Road Kill Falls Annual Barbecue. The evening includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, wine, champagne, party favors, a DJ for dancing and listening and the murder mystery, which takes place throughout the evening. Tickets are $80 per person. For tickets, call 704-788-2405 or visit www.showtix4u.com.

M.D. is state’s family physician of the year

Posted at 10:00am on Dec. 23, 2014

Dr. Maureen Murphy was inspired to change careers and enter medical school, she said, when she worked as a communications specialist for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Concord police, Cabarrus deputies take kids Christmas shopping

Posted at 10:19am on Dec. 23, 2014

48 children rode in the 50-plus-car Blue Light Parade before Concord police officers and Cabarrus County Sheriff’s deputies took them Christmas shopping.

Seasonal lights brighten Concord neighborhoods

Posted at 10:29am on Dec. 19, 2014

For two Concord families, stringing lights and decorating the yard is a form of celebrating that they can share with those who might pass by their homes.

Briefly: Kannapolis offers site improvement grants

Posted at 3:37pm on Dec. 19, 2014

Grants available: The city of Kannapolis is offering facade and site improvement grants to businesses and property owners along Cannon Boulevard between Interstate 85 and First Street. City leaders say the grants will help improve the appearance of the boulevard as well as promote the services and products offered by area businesses throughout the corridor. Grants will cover projects ranging from landscaping, exterior painting, signage and awnings to windows, lighting, sidewalks and parking lot improvements. Applications are due Jan. 31. The city will provide a matching grant for up to half the project cost. Details: 703-933-5999, ext. 112, or 704-920-4326.

Elizabeth Safrit of Kannapolis places third in Miss World

Posted at 10:03am on Dec. 19, 2014

Kannapolis native Elizabeth Safrit took third place in the Miss World competition in London Dec. 14. Before coming back stateside, she answered five questions for Cabarrus News.

Cabarrus commissioners restore multiple budget cuts

Posted at 2:13pm on Dec. 18, 2014

Newly elected board members led a unanimous vote to restore more than $2million in funding for multiple county programs and services cut during the budget process in June.