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Cabarrus County first-responders thanked by those they saved

Posted at 10:19am on Apr. 8, 2014

New training in ‘pit-crew approach’ has emergency personnel working seamlessly in well-defined roles, raising to 20percent the proportion of patients who survive after a cardiac arrest outside a hospital. The recent Hearts & Heroes event at CMC–NorthEast allowed heart patients to thank dispatchers, paramedics, firefighters, doctors and nurses who saved their lives.

Religion news

Posted at 9:24am on Apr. 9, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Arts calendar

Posted at 3:16pm on Apr. 9, 2014

Earth Day Celebration: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 12, Trashed Studio, 35 Union St. S., Concord. Celebrate Earth Day and Trashed Studio’s grand opening in its new location with fun and free activities. 704-791-7447; www.trashedstudio.com.

New Harrisburg fire station could cut 8-minute response time in half

Posted at 10:27am on Apr. 10, 2014

Residential growth and increasing response times provide the impetus for building Harrisburg’s third fire station.

Peachtree Market, Cabarrus County’s first and only local and regional grocery store, turns 1

Posted at 10:09am on Apr. 4, 2014

As it celebrates its first year in business, Peachtree Market – Cabarrus County’s first, and so far only, grocery store that sells locally and regionally produced food – some of the group of owners have stepped back behind the scenes, and area residents have helped the store prosper.

Briefly, April 9: Swat a Litterbug program is coming to Concord

Posted at 8:32am on Apr. 4, 2014

Swat a Litterbug: The city of Concord has launched new services and campaigns geared toward making Concord litter-free. The Swat-a-Litterbug program allows residents to report the location of person responsible for litter and their vehicle information, if applicable, by calling 704-920-5000. Litter Sweeps, a citywide partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, takes place each fall and spring. The next sweep will be April 26-May 10. Details: 704-920-5298. For long-term projects, check out the state’s Adopt-a-Street/Highway program: 704-920-5363.

Religion news

Posted at 12:11pm on Apr. 1, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Religion news

Posted at 12:13pm on Apr. 1, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Cabarrus ranks 9th of N.C. counties for overall health

Posted at 2:53pm on Apr. 1, 2014

Of 100 N.C. counties, Cabarrus ranked ninth in Overall Health Outcomes according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, moving up one from its 2013 ranking.

Cabarrus County Cooperative Christian Ministry’s season of rejuvenation and renewal

Posted at 3:34pm on Apr. 1, 2014

Cabarrus County’s Cooperative Christian Ministry is sending its executive director on a three-month sabbatical, to refresh and rejuvenate him as well as to strengthen the nonprofit’s second tier of leadership.

Young archers compete in outdoor match in Locust

Posted at 3:53pm on Apr. 3, 2014

Gusty winds and varying distances challenged archers at the Southern Archery Circuit event in Locust.

Fries STEM students win regional tech award

Posted at 11:01am on Apr. 2, 2014

The task for five students in Frank Parrish’s seventh-grade Technology Design and Innovation class was straightforward: Come up with an original idea for a mobile application that addresses a real need or problem in their school or community.

Make-A-Wish hikers trek 24 miles in a day

Posted at 11:08am on Apr. 11, 2014

On May 17, Courtney Prothero, 36, of Concord will join roughly 150 other volunteers to hike 24.1 miles in one day in the 2014 Trailblaze Challenge to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Arts calendar

Posted at 2:41pm on Apr. 2, 2014

Song Writers Circle: 6-8 p.m. April 7, Music N’ More, 706 Church St. N., Concord. Family-friendly and fun for all ages. Open mike night for all types of musicians. Free coffee. Details: email caleb@mnmshop.com or call 704-782-6013.

Briefly

Posted at 8:53am on Apr. 3, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day: Downtown Concord businesses will celebrate Earth Day 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 12. Activities include free electronics recycling dropoff in the Bicentennial parking lot; Earth Day rePLAY for kids at Trashed; learn how to take care of the Earth; and Earth-friendly giveaways. Browse Earth Day photos in downtown shop windows and vote on your favorite through April 19. Details: 704-920-5379.

Part of widened I-85 to open this weekend

Posted at 6:21pm on Apr. 3, 2014

The N.C. Department of Transportation said it will begin opening the widened segment of I-85 this weekend.

Kannapolis police seek man in stabbing of father

Posted at 9:01am on Apr. 1, 2014

Police said John Preston Campbell Jr., 21, fled after his father, Lloyd Preston Campbell, was stabbed with a kitchen knife.

2 men hurt in Kannapolis shooting

Posted at 12:23pm on Mar. 31, 2014

Police have identified the victims as Antonio Maurice Montgomery Jr. of Charlotte and Xavier Marquez Parks of Kannapolis.

Childress Klein spec building in Kannapolis to fill void in economic development

Posted at 2:08pm on Mar. 28, 2014

Childress Klein Properties and the city of Kannapolis last week broke ground for the construction of a 360,000-square-foot speculative industrial building aimed to fill a local void of available manufacturing and warehouse space.

Piedmont School of Music & Dance students to work with national dance troupes

Posted at 4:41pm on Mar. 27, 2014

Several students of the Kannapolis-based Piedmont School of Music & Dance will spend their summer at some of nation’s most-respected dance institutions in New York, Houston, San Francisco and Chicago.

Man killed in Concord wreck

Posted at 2:20pm on Mar. 27, 2014

Nadar Jalayer, 53, was killed in a single-vehicle wreck on Clover Road NW, police said.

Cabarrus County commissioner candidates sound off on issues

Posted at 10:29am on Mar. 27, 2014

The May 6 Republican primary will determine future leaders and direction for Cabarrus County. Seven candidates are running for three four-year terms on the County Board of Commissioners. The top three vote-getters in the primary will win the seats by default, because no Democrat is running.

Arts calendar

Posted at 9:53am on Mar. 27, 2014

“Unsung OCT”: 2:30 p.m. March 30, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. Compilation of classic songs from musicals that have never made it to the Old Courthouse Theatre stage.

Concord triple shooting survivor charged with insurance fraud

Posted at 2:34pm on Mar. 26, 2014

Timothy Crumitie, 48, of Concord, was charged Saturday with two counts of insurance fraud, according to the N.C. Department of Insurance.

School news

Posted at 3:00pm on Mar. 25, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

5 questions for writer Robin Sloan

Posted at 3:08pm on Mar. 25, 2014

In a recent interview, the author of “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” featured in this year’s 411 Community Read, answered questions about the book, mysteries and technology. He will visit the area April3-5 to meet fans, answer questions and sign autographs.

Briefly

Posted at 11:43pm on Mar. 25, 2014

Candidates forum: The Cabarrus County Republican Party will host a forum for Cabarrus County commissioner candidates 7 p.m. April 3 at Troutman’s BBQ, 1388 Warren C. Coleman Blvd., Concord. Doors open at 6:30 for optional dinner and socializing. All seven candidates have been invited.

Religion news

Posted at 9:58am on Mar. 25, 2014

Compiled by Erica Batten

Briefly, March 26: Concord advances to next round in ‘Hometown Showdown’

Posted at 11:41am on Mar. 21, 2014

Elite Eight: Concord has advanced to the next round in the N.C. League of Municipalities’ “Hometown Showdown” bracket contest.

Local leaders unite to curb prescription drug abuse in Cabarrus

Posted at 10:45am on Mar. 21, 2014

Project Lazarus, a public health nonprofit, has teamed with the Cabarrus Health Alliance to evaluate and address the state of prescription drug use, misuse and abuse in Cabarrus County.

JoyProm spotlight makes Concord event a night to remember

Posted at 2:51pm on Mar. 21, 2014

The dance event of the year for the students and adults with disabilities is a big deal. The first JoyProm was held in 2011; this year’s was March 15 at Concord First Assembly’s 3sixty5 building.

Benefit concert strikes a sweet chord for MusicalMinds NC

Posted at 12:08pm on Mar. 19, 2014

A deep love of music and a desire to help children inspired Rachel Dyl of Davidson, a senior at Cannon School in Concord, to organize a benefit for MusicalMinds NC, a free after-school music program.

‘Animated’ storyteller Hawk Hurst to visit Woodland Discovery, Davidson College

Posted at 10:23am on Mar. 28, 2014

Storyteller/musician will visit Concord’s Woodland Discovery and Davidson College to teach woodland crafts and tell tales of tribal life.

Briefly

Posted at 1:35pm on Mar. 20, 2014

Sample ballots: Sample ballots for the May 6 primary elections are available on the Cabarrus County Board of Elections website. Visit www.cabarruscounty.us/elections and click on Sample Ballots.

Arts calendar

Posted at 10:14am on Mar. 19, 2014

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Cabarrus County commissioners favor paying cash for schools

Posted at 11:35pm on Mar. 18, 2014

In a move to guide the county staff as it prepares its 2014-15 budget, the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners voted March 17 to support the cash-for-schools plan proposed by commissioner Jason Oesterreich.

School news

Posted at 11:58am on Mar. 19, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

Cabarrus homeless numbers rise for second year

Posted at 9:08am on Mar. 14, 2014

The number of homeless people in Cabarrus County has reached its highest peak in a decade. The annual point-in-time count found nearly a 30 percent spike in homeless families with children.

Cabarrus schools social workers pitch in to help students’ education

Posted at 9:59am on Mar. 14, 2014

School social workers work behind the scenes to help kids and their families solve the problems that keep students from focusing on education. There are 10 school social workers employed within the Cabarrus County Schools district.

Cabarrus briefly: ‘The Orient Express’ exhibit embarks

Posted at 11:06am on Mar. 14, 2014

Local artists and crafters can display their work at Piedmont Renaissance Center in downtown Concord as part of the April 4 Art Walk.