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Community gardening strong in Charlotte area; Asheville meeting planned Oct. 25

Posted at 8:39am on Oct. 9, 2014

N.C. Community Garden Partners, a statewide nonprofit, will have its popular annual community gardening conference Oct. 25 on the campus of UNCAsheville. It will offer workshops designed to strengthen community gardening skills.

Locally-owned eateries dot Afton Village in Concord

Posted at 7:23pm on Oct. 7, 2014

Neighborhood’s fare ranges from wine store and restaurant, Asian bistro and tavern food to pizza .

No joke: Political claims require evidence

Posted at 1:56pm on Oct. 2, 2014

Keeping libraries open and encouraging people to read responsible sources and learn basic facts of arguing any point would reduce blind aceeptance of people’s vulnerability to wild, unverified claims.

You haven’t heard all Mount Pleasant’s scary stories

Posted at 2:00pm on Oct. 9, 2014

On Oct. 18 the Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society will present a “Walking Tour of Haunted Mount Pleasant,” with all-new scary stories.

Fall is time for the bizarre bazaars

Posted at 11:29am on Oct. 2, 2014

Something about yard sales makes us go a little nuts.

Commentary: Century-old oak tree cut down to make way for I-485

Posted at 11:39am on Oct. 1, 2014

A stately willow oak, probably 125 years old, stood in the way of access roads to the final section of Interstate 485. Even the men whose chainsaws did the work felt bad that they had to take it down.

Concord principal takes ice-bucket challenge

Posted at 1:13pm on Oct. 2, 2014

Fourth-grade teacher Tiffany Meadows and Principal Lynn Marsh launched the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS at W.R. Odell Elementary School. The cold was a shock, Marsh said, but easier than being a Human Hot Dog for juvenile diabetes research.

100th birthday party for old harness shop

Posted at 1:48pm on Oct. 2, 2014

For decades, the Lentz Harness Shop, at N.C. 49 and Lentz Harness Shop Road, was the place to go for harnesses, horse collars and perhaps a Coke and a visit with the owners.

Memorial planned for respected Mount Pleasant teacher, coach

Posted at 11:21am on Sep. 24, 2014

Leon Ensley, a coach, teacher and driver’s education instructor at Mount Pleasant High school, was respected by everyone as an ‘encourager.’

Walking across America, Sam Tidwell doesn’t know the story yet

Posted at 10:07am on Sep. 18, 2014

Sam Tidwell said one goal of his cross-country trek is to try to prove that “generosity, trustworthiness and kindness will manifest in every environment.”