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Super story: Concord native and author Michael Eury is featured on the cover of Hearing Loss Magazine's recent issue. Eury is executive director of Historic Cabarrus Association. In his article, "How My Hearing Loss Made Me a Superhero," Eury - a former editor and writer for DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics - describes his progressive hearing loss and how it contributed to his loss of his self-confidence and career. Read the article at


Volunteer here: Cabarrus Meals on Wheels is starting a new route and needs volunteers. Drivers are needed 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekdays. Training provided. 704-932-3412.

Giving Guide 2011

Attention nonprofits: To be included in the Observer's annual Giving Guide, go to and click on the link at the top. The once-a-year guide gives readers information about human service nonprofits that need donations and volunteers. The deadline for submissions is noon Oct. 10.

Write for us

Seeking contributors: Cabarrus News is seeking freelance writers to cover their communities in Concord, Harrisburg and western Cabarrus County. For details, email Scott Verner at sverner@