News briefs


Website launch: The City of Kannapolis launched, a website dedicated to economic development. The site provides information about the city and development opportunities. Highlights include a Kannapolis development guide that profiles sectors and companies from the area's business community; a showcase of some of the top locations for relocating or expanding firms; a photo and video gallery and a section highlighting new projects, land and incentives.

Cabarrus County

Oath of Office: Martin B. "Marty" McGee took his oath of office for a new term as a Cabarrus County district court judge Jan. 1. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge W. Erwin Spainhour administered the oath while McGee's youngest daughter, Eleanor, held the Bible. McGee was re-elected last November and was first sworn as a district court judge in 2000. His current term expires Dec. 2014.


Street closure: Georgia Street will be closed between Young and Chestnut until March 4 for the main stormwater culvert replacement project.