PR Oscar: Walker Marketing recently received a Silver Anvil Award of Excellence in the Public Relations Society of America's national Silver Anvil Awards, the public relations profession's most prestigious award. Walker was recognized alongside Pepsi and Starbucks for its work on the Save Ben Mynatt Chevrolet Cadillac campaign, which helped the 33-year-old Concord car dealership keep its franchise. There were more than 850 entries and less than 15 percent were named finalists.
Robbery suspect: The Concord Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred recently at 8111 Concord Mills Blvd. Police say the suspect left the scene in a black vehicle, possibly a newer-model Lincoln Town Car, with tinted windows and a North Carolina tag with red letters, one of which was an "X." The suspect was described as a black male about 6-feet tall and 165 pounds. If you have information, call 704-920-5000 or 704-920-5580.
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He's got spirit: Michael Eury received the Spirit of HLAA Award at the Hearing Loss Association of America's annual awards June 19. Eury, a Concord native, author and executive director of Historic Cabarrus Association, has moderate-to-severe hearing loss and wears binaural hearing aids. He has been a motivational speaker and volunteer leader with the HLAA since 2005 and served as president of the Hearing Loss Association of North Carolina in 2008. In 2010, he created the leadership-training program "Invisible No More," which encourages people with hearing loss to take ownership of their condition and educate others. Details: www.hearingloss.org or www.nchearingloss.org.